FIFA 19 Serie A Squad Guide

FIFA 19 Serie A Squad Guide


For all those players who plan to build a FIFA 19 Serie A squad, we’ve conducted an extensive analysis on the best players. Here is our guide to the top Italian league in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team.


Introduction to the FIFA 19 Serie A Squad Guide

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Building a team is the biggest challenge in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team. It doesn’t need to be the best team, this is because the budget may not allow it, but it needs to be the player’s stature for him to obtain success.

When choosing which players to play with, you will have to look carefully at their attributes. Choosing a team based on ratings is one of the most common mistakes on FUT 19. It’s precisely this aspect that this guide focuses on. For each position, and focusing on the truly important attributes, we’ll show you who are the best athletes to choose.

It’s also important that the player checks to see if the player he chooses fits the formations he likes to play in. For example, a good full back will be useless if the player only uses a formation with three defenders. According to these formations, the player must be cautious and look at the work rate. Try to relate them with the ones we advise in our Formations Guide.

Last but not least, it’s mandatory that you tune all of your team so that the individual and team chemistry will be as high possible. For this last step to be easier, the majority of the players start to define the type of team they’re building. Some choose to gather players of the same nationality, while others decide to form a team of players from the same league. There are also more experienced players that can form hybrid teams without damaging team chemistry a lot.

All of these steps are necessary to have; or it could mean that the team is not always well built as it could be. This article aims to help those that want to form a FIFA 19 Serie A squad. Even the players that have a Serie A team, could take out some valuable conclusions from this guide that could help you make your team even better.

We received thousands of comments about similar guides that we have published in previous years. Most of them have asked us to help improve their teams and the players they had. It’s important that the readers understand that this guide is simply guidance. It’s a theme too vast and the player combinations are almost infinite. Besides, there are various factors that influence the choices, like one’s style of play, the formations and custom tactics used,the available budget, the preferences or even the time spent playing. There’s still one uncertain component: a good player for someone might not be for another. If there was a better team everyone would fight to get it. Part of the fun of FIFA 19 Ultimate Team is this: everyone has their personal club and players.

Remember that this year, we published separate Serie A guides for each position. You can visit them, clicking in the colourful links in the top of this page.

Another important point and that must stay very clear is that whoever is reading this guide, it’s about some criteria we chose and should be of everyone’s knowledge:

In this guide we didn’t consider silver or bronze player. Most players don’t assume them to be a better option than gold players, so to simplify the guide’s analysis we didn’t include them. In the future we may come to publish guides exclusively talking about these qualities.

In this guide we didn’t consider In Forms (IF). They’re extremely expensive and in most cases are not considered good value for money. They should only be used by players with generous budgets, that already have the best team possible and that want small upgrades.

In this guide we didn’t consider players that have been transferred to other clubs or that have been reviewed (UP). Only players that started their season in the Serie A and with their original attributes were considered.

In this guide we didn’t consider changes made on a players performance such happens when applying training or chemistry styles cards.

In the chapter where FIFA 19 Serie A squads are suggested, we added a link where you can check anytime the updated prices.


Serie A

FIFA 19 Serie A overview

The Serie A is one of the most competitive leagues in the world, but the football is not as spectacular as it is in UK, Spain or Germany.

The qualification of the champion is made through the made points system. Whichever team gathers the most points wins the league. The first three classified teams gain access to the champions league of the next year, while the fourth and fifth qualify for the Europa League and the last three trade places with the first three qualified from the Serie B. Every season starts in September and finishes in May, having 38 game weeks with ten matches each, being a total of 380 matches per season.

The Serie A is the second best league classified in the UEFA league coefficient.

Started in 1898, the Italian league has been conquered by sixteen clubs. The dominant club is Juventus, with a total of 34 titles. AC Milan (18), Inter (18) and Genova (9) are the other teams that have won numerous titles.

Serie A is a good choice for those who are looking for quality players, but don’t have a large budget. There is not many choices, but the players in Serie A are probably the best value for money.

FIFA 19 Serie A Squad Guide

Total Players: 644
Gold Players: 263
Average Rating: 74
94 🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo
83 🇪🇸 Samu Castillejo
82 🇮🇹 Simone Zaza
55 70 🇮🇹 M Varnier
58 71 🇨🇮 C Kouamé
65 77 🇮🇹 P Cutrone
76 72 🇮🇹 A Matri
81 78 🇧🇪 K Mirallas
82 79 🇬🇷 O Karnezis


FIFA 19 Serie A Squad Suggestions

Ideas to help you building your FIFA 19 Serie A Squad

The team suggestions that follow are simple graphic indicators of the Serie A articles already published. They should serve merely as orientation because it’s impossible to build a team that fits everyone. They depend on various factors we don’t know such as budget, formation, custom tactics, style of play and player preferences.

To try and explore the needs of the maximum player as possible we suggest three teams with different budgets and formations: 4-1-2-1-2 with unlimited budget, 4-3-3 with medium budget and 4-4-2 with a low budget.


FIFA 19 Serie A Squad with Unlimited Budget


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88 🇸🇮 GK: Samir Handanovic
81 🇵🇹 RB: João Cancelo
87 🇸🇳 CBR: Kalidou Koulibaly
89 🇮🇹 CBL: Giorgio Chiellini
86 🇧🇷 LB: Alex Sandro
85 🇧🇪 CDM: Radja Nainggolan
84 🇨🇴 RM: Juan Cuadrado
86 🇧🇷 LM: Douglas Costa
89 🇦🇷 CAM: Paulo Dybala
87 🇧🇪 STR: Dries Mertens
94 🇵🇹 STL: Cristiano Ronaldo


84 🇵🇱 GK: Wojciech Szczesny
82 🇮🇹 RB: Alessandro Florenzi
85 🇬🇷 CB: Kostas Manolas
86 🇲🇦 CB: Medhi Benatia
76 🇧🇷 LB: Dalbert
85 🇫🇷 CDM: Blaise Matuidi
81 🇮🇹 RM: Simone Verdi
88 🇮🇹 LM: Lorenzo Insigne
85 🇷🇸 CAM: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
87 🇮🇹 ST: Ciro Immobile
88 🇦🇷 ST: Gonzalo Higuaín

October 2018


Playstation 4 Playstation 4
3,000,000 coins (starting eleven)
3,260,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

XBox One Xbox One
2,600,000 coins (starting eleven)
3,200,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

Origin PC
3,900,000 coins (starting eleven)
4,250,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)


If you want to know the current prices of any player or of the full squad, please click HERE


The choice for this team’s players was based on the position guides published previously.

Handanovic is one of the best goalies you can use in FIFA 19. It’s natural to see him on our unlimited budget squad.

Chiellini and Alex Sandro are untouchables in any defence of this league. In our opinion, the other spots of the back line should be filled by Cancelo and Koulibaly. However, Manolas is also a great option. If you think that Napoli’s Centre back is not fast enough, even with the right chemistry style, then don’t be afraid to use the Roma’s defender. He is really fast and gives security to any defense.

Nainggolan, one of the most versatile FUT 19 players, is a CM but he is better than any other native CDM of Serie A. We love his high/high work rates and amazing stamina. In front of him, Dybala is another top-quality player, making this midfield the strongest point of this league.

Now something that you need to pay attention: who builds an unlimited budget Serie A squad shouldn’t pick a formation with wingers. We only did it because it’s our default formation, the one we use in every single guide. There are not many quality choices for this position. Cuadrado and Douglas Costa are the best ones. Matuidi, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Marek Hamšik and Miralem Pjanic are just a few examples of great players who have no room on this team because of the formation.

In the attack line, Ronaldo is obviously there but the other player depends on your preference. Generally speaking, Mertens is the first choice but only if you usually don’t cross to the box. In that case, Immobile and Higuaín may be a better choice.

Once all the players reach maximum individual chemistry via loyalty (achieved by each player after 10 matches for your club or by being pack pulled) you can go without a manager for your squad. They’ll be of no use while wasting contracts.


FIFA 19 Serie A Squad with Medium Budget


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84 🇵🇱 GK: Wojciech Szczesny
81 🇵🇹 RB: João Cancelo
85 🇬🇷 CBR: Kostas Manolas
86 🇲🇦 CBL: Medhi Benatia
76 🇧🇷 LB: Dalbert
85 🇷🇸 CMR: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
82 🇧🇷 CMC: Allan
87 🇸🇰 CML: Marek Hamšik
84 🇨🇴 RW: Juan Cuadrado
81 🇮🇹 LW: Stephan El Shaarawy
87 🇦🇷 ST: Mauro Icardi


82 🇮🇹 GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma
82 🇮🇹 RB: Alessandro Florenzi
85 🇸🇰 CB: Milan Škriniar
86 🇮🇹 CB: Leonardo Bonucci
81 🇩🇿 LB: Faouzi Ghoulam
85 🇩🇪 CM: Sami Khedira
83 🇮🇹 CM: Daniele De Rossi
86 🇧🇦 CM: Miralem Pjanic
81 🇮🇹 RW: Simone Verdi
81 🇦🇷 LW: Diego Perotti
84 🇦🇷 ST: Alejandro Gómez

October 2018


Playstation 4 Playstation 4
230,000 coins (starting eleven)
280,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

XBox One Xbox One
170,000 coins (starting eleven)
215,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

Origin PC
240,000 coins (starting eleven)
300,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)


If you want to know the current prices of any player or of the full squad, please click HERE


The choices for this team were based on the position guides that we have published before.

In goal, Szczesny is good enough to keep you safe.

Benatia and Manolas are great examples of how it is possible to build a great team without paying too much coins. Cancelo (again) and Dalbert fill the other spots.

The central midfield position of this team has to be assigned to Allan or Khedira. They build up the first barrier between your goal line and the opponent, making their physicality and defensive attributes count. Besides that, they start the attacks very well, thanks to their passings skills. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Marek Hamšik are not the cheapest alternatives to the two other spots on the midfield, but they add so much quality to this squad.

On the wings, Cuadrado is cheap enough to keep his spot on the team but El Shaarawy only appears here because there isn’t anyone better than him, excepting Douglas Costa, Insigne and Perisic, and all of them are too expensive to this budget. If you want to build a strong Serie A team without spending all your coins, you should try to find a formation without wings or, even better, someone from other league that won’t get low chemistry.

Icardi is the ST of this team but, if you don’t have enough coins to buy him, you can replace him by Alejandro Gómez.

If you still have some room in your budget, Perisic would improve this squad a lot.


FIFA 19 Serie A Squad with Low Budget


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82 🇮🇹 GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma
76 🇳🇱 RB: Rick Karsdorp
84 🇳🇱 CBR: Stefan de Vrij
78 🇧🇷 CBL: Juan Jesus
81 🇮🇹 LB: Domenico Criscito
82 🇮🇹 CMR: Giacomo Bonaventura
83 🇮🇹 CML: Daniele De Rossi
81 🇮🇹 RM: Simone Verdi
81 🇮🇹 LM: Stephan El Shaarawy
82 🇮🇹 STR: Andrea Belotti
82 🇮🇹 STL: Simone Zaza


82 🇮🇹 GK: Salvatore Sirigu
78 🇮🇹 RB: Ignazio Abate
82 🇪🇸 CB: Marcano
78 🇺🇾 CB: Martín Cáceres
79 🇬🇭 LB: Kwadwo Asamoah
82 🇦🇷 CM: Javier Pastore
82 🇮🇹 CM: Marco Parolo
83 🇪🇸 RM: Samu Castillejo
81 🇦🇷 LM: Diego Perotti
79 🇪🇸 ST: Lautaro Martínez
82 🇪🇸 ST: Luís Alberto

October 2018


Playstation 4 Playstation 4
14,000 coins (starting eleven)
21,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

XBox One Xbox One
14,000 coins (starting eleven)
21,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)

Origin PC
20,000 coins (starting eleven)
28,000 coins (starting eleven + subs)


If you want to know the current prices of any player or of the full squad, please click HERE


Once again, the choice for this team was based on our previous guides.

Donnarumma is cheap enough to keep his spot in the team. Kasdorp, Vrij, Juan Jesus and Criscito complete the defence.

In the midfield, Daniele De Rossi and Bonaventura complement each other well. The first one is strong, quick and aggressive, while the other one is a player that usually pushes forward to assist his colleagues. Castillejo and Perotti fill the wings in order to assist Lautaro Martínez and Luís Alberto.


Follow our tips and you’ll become more successful on FIFA 19 Ultimate Team with your Serie A Team.

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  1. FORMATION 4-3-3
    GK – Szczesny (84)
    RB – Cancelo (86)
    CB – Manolas (85)
    CB – Skriniar (85)
    LB – Kolarov (82)
    CM – Savic (85)
    CM – Pjanic (86)
    CM – Hamsik (87)
    RW – Cuadrado (84)
    ST – Immobile (87)
    LW – Perisic (86)
    My current team feels solid but i’m not a fan of immobile. Can you recommend a pacey striker with decent shooting and dribbling? I have tried Mertens as ST but his strength is far too low. I would also appreciate recommendations for other positions.

    • Hi. I’m not fan of Immobile either. To be honest, my greatest scorer is Icardi. He may not be the best (he isn’t) but for sure the best value for money.
      However, in your case, maybe Dybala as ST would be who you are looking for. I also recommend Koulibaly, Chiellini, Handanovic, Matuidi and Douglas Costa.

  2. Curious on what route you would go with if you were in my shoes. I am debating between continuing with my Serie A squad or trying to switch over to a La Liga side. My reasoning is that other squads I have been playing lately are getting some very overpowering defenders and with “Shadow” they are equally as fast to my attackers but my attackers lack any strengths to hold them off (martens, insigne) or are slower and weaker than them (immobile, icardi).

    My playing style is to sit in on defense with the strong back 4 and 2 CDM holding the middle of the park then breaking out on a counter with my CAM and 3 attackers sitting up the pitch.

    I currently have a budget of 170,000 coins, and a squad with over 500 players which I could easily sell off or use for the Toni Kroos SBC right now.

    Current Squad Starters (4-2-1-3): Handanovic, Cancelo, Koulibaly, Chiellini, Sandro, Matuidi, Nainggolan, Dybala, Insigne, Mertens, Costa
    Subs/Reserves: Immobile, Cuadrado, Skriniar, Costa, Icardi, Hamsik, Callejon, Benatia, Florenzi, Bonucci, Miranda, Kolarov, Pjanic.

    Possible La Liga 11 to start (4-1-2-1-2): Oblak, Sergi Roberto (already have), Godin, Umtiti, Filipe Luis (already have), Kroos, Casemiro, Modric, Isco, Rodrigo, Diego Costa
    Reserves already in my squad: Vidal, Lemar, Guedes, Martins, Mariano

    With my coins, players, and current squad I should at least be able to get that la lirg side if not a few upgraded players like Ramos, Varane, Bale…

    OR should I continue with my Serie A side and just work for an Icon or two in the attacking positions?

    • Hi.
      First of all, let me say that my personal team is basically the one you are using. I had the chance to build a squad from other leagues but I decided to keep with my Serie A squad. Usually, I think we should go for the squad with as many NIF cards as possible. However, this Serie A squad is pretty good (I play in 424) and it may work better than your suggested LaLiga squad. Sell the players you don’t want (do it fast because prices are dropping) and save coins to make a few adjustments. There will be always chances to improve it. For example: right now you can get Insigne ST 90, which is ana amazing card (yes, too expensive but other cheaper alternatives are also available).

  3. Hi, you mention building the best Serie A team, you wouldn’t necessarily play diamond.
    What formation would you play which who where?
    Currently playing 4-3-3 just be interesting to know your thoughts.

    • Hi. To be honest, my main squad is from Serie A and I use wingers. 🙂 I play in 424 and I’m loving it. However, it depends on your style.
      4312 looks to be an interesting formation to try using Serie A players.

    • Hi. We are strongly committed to providing the best user experience possible. Can you please provide more details or eventually a screenshot of your issue? What premiership teams were you talking about?

  4. Great guide, it helped me a lot with serie a squad grow stronger. Any chance for update with upgrades of colored cards please?

  5. Great review –

    Brozovic is a very good addition and absolutely underrated this FIFA but his card is very good! You didn’t mention Perisic at all or Keita Balde and Lautaro who are also good cards

  6. Hi, great guide, useful as always. Just a little mistake in the intro: the first FOUR team qualify for Champions League.


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