15 Lower League Players to Sign in FIFA 17’s Career Mode.

FIFA 17 Lower League Players to sign in FIFA 17's Career Mode

Many top lists that you will see published for FIFA 17 will be for the top players, in the top leagues, because people want to know who to buy when they’ve made it that far. But what about when you are just starting out? I know from personal experience every FIFA i begin in the lowest English league, with the worst team I can find. Part of it is for a challenge, but the other is to have a sense of accomplishment, knowing you have taken Accrington Stanley or Plymouth and made them into world beaters. And I assume that’s why you are on this article. You are beginning your FIFA 17 career mode with a lower league team, and are in the predicament of “Who exactly do I buy down here?”.

Well, we here at FIFA-Base have put in some research to help answer that question. In this article, you will find a list of 15 essential signings for lower league teams in FIFA 17, ranging over all the positions needed to fill a team, which are easily affordable, start at a competitive rating and will grow with you along your campaign . Obviously this is just a starter, as you will need to invest around these lower league players, but they will help you to create the core of your squad necessary for the first few seasons of career mode (and all of them will grow to be good Premier League standard players, as a bonus).

FIFA 17 Justin Bijlow
GK : Justin Bijlow
OVR : 62
Potential : 81
Age : 18
Club : Feyenoord
Value : 575k
Wage 1k

The first man on my list is Justin Bijlow. a 62 rated goalkeeper from the Netherlands.  He is 6’2, and will be around your average goalkeeper for the first season. However, with a potential of 81 (and this can be artificially increased by performing the weekly training with him) he will far surpass anything you can purchase within the first two seasons in FIFA 17 career mode. He is only valued at 575k at the start of the game, and with a wage of 1k, you can easily snap him up for nothing, get a long contract signed, and then proceed to have a solid, growing keeper within your squad. Two interesting things to note are that he has the Comes for crosses and Long throw trait, both of which are fairly sought after as a goalkeeper. His diving, positioning and reflexes are slightly better than his other stats, but he is your jack of all trades keeper, and therefore will be able to be servicable in whatever style of football you want him to play.
FIFA 17 Claud Adjapong
RB : Claud Adjapong
OVR : 64
Potential : 83
Age : 18
Club : Sassuolo
Value : 750k
Wage: 1k

In the right back position we have Claud Adjapong, who is an 18 year old winger/right back, as he can play these positions equally. With a starting rating of 64, he will already be pushing for a first team position, and with potential of 83 you will see him grow above what the expected level of league 2 is within the first season. Valued at 750k, he will definitely not break your bank and a reoccuring theme throughout this article will be the super low wage budget of these players. He is 5’11, so average height, and his best stats are within his acceleration, defending (both sliding tackle and standing tackle, as well as positioning) and crossing. So he will be your attacking right back , Dani Alves style, when he develops as a player.

FIFA 17 Cameron Carter-Vickers
CB : Carter-Vickers
Ovr : 64
Potential : 82
Age : 18
Club : Tottenham
Value : 750k
Wage 1k

The first of two centre backs, Cameron Carter Vickers a 6ft Centre back, originally American, but currently playing for Tottenham Hotspur in the UK. He is 18, and has an Overall of 64, which is about average for League two centre backs. He is valued at 750k and has a wage of 1k, which is well below the expected wage of players in any league quite honestly (In FIFA terms, not real life). He will grow to be an 82, so will definitely lead your team through all leagues and then even compete at the highest level when he reaches his peak. Some interesting things to note about Carter-Vickers. He has 72 sprint Speed and 72 Strength at this Overall. It is guaranteed that these will increase, meaning he will resemble a Chris Smalling type of centre back (although slightly smaller) as he has both sprint speed and Strength, something which I believe is highly sought after in a centre back.

FIFA 17 Dael Fry
CB : Dael Fry
Ovr : 64
Potential : 82
Age : 18
Club : Rotherham
Value 750k
wage : 1k

His partner in this list,  Dael Fry, plays for Rotherham United, but is a loanee from Middlesborough. This does mean to purchase him you will have to wait out his loan contract, which is a shame. However, I feel he is well worth the wait, and especially in the lower league, it is worth waiting for a player to be cheap, and good, rather than spending all of your hard earned money on a player who is simply not as good. He is 18 years old, and has an Overall of 64. Again, valued at 750k and with a wage of 1k, he is easily accessible in your first few seasons, and will grow to be a top level Centre back. I included a larger Centre back to partner the quicker one, as this is how I set up my usual teams. He is 6’3, and has high Jumping , as well as around average pace, strength and defending, meaning he will not be a slouch when it comes to any style of defense.

FIFA 17 Blas Riveros
LB : Blas Riveros
OVR : 64
Potential : 82
Age : 18
Club : FC Basel
Value : 750k
Wage : 2k

At Left back, we have Blas Riveros. And let me tell you, he is already a beast when it comes to his statistics. He has above 80 in Acceleration, Sprint speed , Agility and Stamina, meaning he will be tearing up the lower leagues as soon as he joins your team. His crossing is around average, and although his defense is a little lower than expected for a League Two team, he is absolutely worth the risk. Not only can you develop him on these shortcomings, he is already an attacking style left back, so you can have a threat to the opposition that quite frankly you wouldn’t have so low down usually. He is 18, and with a growth expectancy of +18, he will certainly develop both sides of his game rapidly after joining. Valued at 750k and with wages of 2k, he will be purchasable with your standard budget, and should be a threat for multiple seasons, eventually becoming one of the worlds best Left Backs.

FIFA 17 Lorenzo Callegari
CDM : Lorenzo Callegari
OVR : 63
Potential : 81
Age : 18
Club : Paris Saint Germain
Value : 575k
Wage : 1k

Our first midfielder in the list, Callegari is a Frenchman playing for the giants of his country, PSG. He is a 63 Overall, and only valued at 575k! Judging by his stats, Callegari will play your deep lying playmaker role within your team, as he has 80 Long passing, and 77 short passing, and for a 63 rated player, this is incredibly high. With a growth potential of +18 also, I would not like to imagine just how good of a passer this man will become. Being 5’9 at CDM is a little bit of a struggle, but I would partner him with another, more defensive CDM and honestly, he will carve teams open from the get go.

FIFA 17 Ryan Ledson
CM : Ryan Ledson
Ovr : 64
Potential : 82
Age : 18
Club : Oxford United
Value : 825k
Wage : 1k

Ryan Ledson, currently playing for Oxford, is a 64 rated CM from England. He strikes me as the perfefct Jack of all trades midfielder, with across the board stats being high for his rating. These are the perfect style of midfielders in my opinon, and he will resemble someone like Marchisio or Nainngolan when he reaches his maximum overall of 82. He is valued at 825k, which is slightly above average for the list, but he is very much worth this price tag.

FIFA 17 Andre Dozzell
CM : Andre Dozzell
OVR : 62
Potential : 81
Age : 17
Club : Ipswich
Value : 525k
Wage : 1k

Ledsons partner in the centre of midfield for this list will be Andre Dozzell, a 5’10 midfielder from England, earning his trade at Ipswich. As mentioned above, Ledson was a jack of all trades midfielder. Dozzell certainly isn’t. Whilst he can hold his own in the majority of stats, his defensive ability is lacking. Why is he included in this list, I hear you ask. Simply, his Physical attributes, especially in Movement, are crazy for a midfielder. He has above 70 in all of his movement stats, except for reactions, meaning he will outpace many midfielders from the get go. He has above average passing for his level also. He reminds me of an Iniesta style player, being quick on the ball, but having the passing to back it up . Valued at 525k , and only 1k wages , he is undervalued in my opinion.

FIFA 17 Brahim Díaz
CAM : Brahim Diaz
Ovr : 64
Potential : 82
Age : 17
Club : Manchester City
Value : 825k
Wage : 2k

Our first showing from the Premier League, Brahim Diaz, a Spaniard playing for Manchester City, rounds off our central roles. He is 17, and stands at 5’7. He is valued at 825k , so slighly high for the list, and has wages of 2k. However, for an attacking midfielder, his stats are pretty crazy for his level. He has 82 Accelration, 82 balance, 72 ball control and 70 dribbling , and for a 64 rating player, thats insanely high. He also has the flair trait, which is interesting for a CAM. His weak foot is 4 star, which is great for your playmaker.

FIFA 17 Sheyi Ojo
LM : Sheyi Ojo
OVR: 64
Potential : 81
Age : 19
Club : Liverpool
Value : 875k
Wage : 4k

Our second showing from the Premier League, Sheyi Ojo is an English winger playing for Liverpool. Aged 19, and with a growth potential of +17, he starts off at rating 64, and will grow to a 81. The obvious appeal for Ojo is the above 80 stat in both acceleration and Sprint speed, as well as his above average finishing and short passing. I feel like he would resemble Raheem Sterling when he develops further, and obviously he is a top player in the world at the moment. Valued at 875k , he is a little expensive, but he is definitely worth it.

FIFA 17 Jean-Yvs Ballou-Tabla
RM : Jean-Yvs Ballou-Tabla
OVR : 59
Potential : 82
Age : 17
Club : Montreal Impact
Value : 325k
Wage : 1k

The cheapest player on the list, Jean-Yvs Ballou-Tabla is also the lowest rated. Valued at just 325k, he is an absolute steal in my opinion. He begins at a 59 rating, and can develop into an 82 , meaning he also has the highest growth stat on the list. Although he is only 59 rated, he has 85 Acceleration, 81 Sprint Speed and a crazy 89 Agility, meaning he will be so hard to stop when he starts maneuvering through your team. As mentioned, with a +23 growth, all of his technical aspects will improve dramatically over the course of the first few seasons.

FIFA 17 Ismaila Sarr
LW : Ismaila Sarr
OVR : 64
Potential : 81
Age : 18
Club : FC Metz
Value : 850k
Wage: 1k

Our first fully attacking player, Ismaila Sarr plays for FC Metz, and hails from Senegal. He begins the game at a 64 rating, and can grow to an 81 , which is a +17 . He has 87 Acceleration, and 89 sprint speed, which means he will simply dominate most of the defenders in the lower leagues . He plays for FC Metz and is valued at 850k, with wages of around 1k.

FIFA 17 Mitchell van Bergen
RW : Mitchell van Bergen
OVR : 63
Potential : 83
Age : 16
Club : Vitesse
Value : 650k
Wage : 1k

Our final midfielder, and let me just open by telling you his Pace before anything else. He has 92 acceleration, 83 sprint speed, 84 agility. He will literally destroy the lower leagues from the get go, there will be very few players who can keep up with him at lower leagues, and with a +20 growth stat, the other, technical aspect of the game will most certainly improve dramatically. He plays for Vitesse, and is worth 650k. Oh, and his name is Mitchell van Bergen.

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