‘FIFA 17’ Release Date: Full Teams And Leagues Revealed

FIFA 17 Teams And Leagues
EA Sports released the full list of teams and leagues to be included in FIFA 17. EA Sports

One of the games that many compliment for its in-depth nature is the FIFA franchise. Every year, it seems that EA Sports continually adds more to its already impressive list of teams and leagues.

In FIFA 17, EA Sports added even more teams and leagues to its numbers, which now features 650 playable teams from 30 leagues around the world. The new additions to this year’s edition of FIFA features teams from the J1 League and the J.League Cup (both Japanese soccer), as well as 18 of the 20 teams from the First Division of Brazilian soccer. Corinthians and Flamengo will not appear in the game as the squads signed exclusive deals with Konami, publishers of Pro Evolution Soccer.

The full list of teams and leagues can be found here. In this article, we will give you the four best leagues that are featured in FIFA 17. Just because these five league are some of the best in the world, it doesn't necessarily mean that every team in that particular league will be on the level of a Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain. For the most part, teams in this league will be extremely competitive in every game they play. Let’s start our list with the best league in the world.

English Premier League

There is no debate. Players want to go to the English Premier League to compete against  the top players in the world. The sheer depth of the league is amazing as defending champion Leicester City are the top dogs of a league that includes Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool. Of the 20 teams in the Premier League, 16 to 17 teams should give you a good shot of winning a match. For those remaining three teams (Swansea City, Hull City and Burnley), a strong strategy will get you maybe a draw and that’s about it.

  • Arsenal
  • Chelsea
  • Everton
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester City
  • Manchester United
  • Middlesbrough
  • Southampton
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • West Ham United
  • Leicester City
  • Sunderland
  • West Bromwich Albion
  • Watford
  • Burnley
  • Crystal Palace
  • Stoke City
  • Bournemouth
  • Hull City
  • Swansea City

Bundesliga

The German soccer league is gaining popularity in America due to its television relationship with Fox Sports. The top three teams in the league (Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen) are by far way ahead of the rest of the league, but the remaining teams in the league are still decent. As second level teams, you could have competitive matches against teams like Tottenham Hotspur or the New York Red Bulls.

  • Bayern München
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Borussia M'gladbach
  • SC Freiburg
  • Hamburger SV
  • 1. FC Köln
  • Bayer 04 Leverkusen
  • FC Schalke 04
  • SV Werder Bremen
  • Hertha BSC
  • 1. FSV Mainz 05
  • VfL Wolfsburg
  • Eintracht Frankfurt
  • TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
  • FC Augsburg
  • SV Darmstadt 98
  • FC Ingolstadt 04
  • RB Leipzig

La Liga

Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid...that’s all that needs to be said. Those three teams dominate La Liga on a yearly basis and are just so much better than everyone else. This league is a close second to the English Premier League and the amount of talent in this league, not just on those three teams, but around the rest of La Liga, is impressive.

  • Atlético de Madrid
  • FC Barcelona
  • RC Deportivo
  • Real Madrid
  • Athletic Club de Bilbao
  • Real Betis Balompié
  • RC Celta de Vigo
  • RCD Espanyol
  • Real Sociedad
  • Real Sporting de Gijón
  • Valencia CF
  • Deportivo Alavés
  • SD Eibar
  • UD Las Palmas
  • CA Osasuna
  • Sevilla FC
  • Villarreal CF
  • Málaga CF
  • CD Leganés
  • Granada CF

Major League Soccer

Yes, this is throwing a bone to America’s soccer league, but the competition in the league has gotten better in the last five to seven years. It’s just not a place for older soccer players from Europe to come over and collect a paycheck for minimal amounts of work anymore. Players, especially those on the U.S. National Team, want to play for teams like the L.A Galaxy or even Toronto F.C. It’s not at the level of the English Premier League or La Liga but some great soccer is being played in MLS.

  • Columbus Crew SC
  • D.C. United
  • New York Red Bulls
  • New England Revolution
  • Chicago Fire
  • Colorado Rapids
  • FC Dallas
  • Sporting KC
  • Los Angeles Galaxy
  • Houston Dynamo
  • Vancouver Whitecaps
  • Real Salt Lake
  • Montreal Impact
  • Portland Timbers
  • Seattle Sounders
  • Toronto FC
  • San Jose Earthquakes
  • Philadelphia Union
  • Orlando City SC
  • New York City FC
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