As the holidays arrive, even with a slower time of the year, there doesn’t appear to be any stopping the train that is the weekly EA Sports FIFA 17 Team of the Week.
The latest TOTW, the 12th of the FIFA 17 lifecycle, is as good as ever, with a number of top players represented including the game’s cover star. Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus gets his first in-form card of the year. Radja Nainggolan, perhaps not a known quantity outside of Serie A (*cough* Calcio A *cough*) or Chelsea transfer rumor circles, becomes the first big name member of the Gullit Gang — all 6 of IF Nainggolan’s face card stats are 80 or higher. His teammate Alessandro Florenzi received the honor back during TOTW 5.
Rounding out the group is the second non-Legend 90 card of the game so far, Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos. Ramos’ heroics in El Classico over the weekend earned him a tidy upgrade, perhaps a few weeks before he gets a big one for Team of the Year.
Team of the Week 12 is available in packs Wednesday afternoon at 6 p.m. GMT/1 p.m. ET.
First IF of the year for @woodyinho! Also TIF ST @Alexis_Sanchez, IF @SergioRamos and IF @OfficialRadja! Full team: https://t.co/GHs25I28xC pic.twitter.com/pfa3ah9DIx— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) December 7, 2016
- GK: Diego López - RCD Espanyol (Spain) - Spain
- CB: Sergio Ramos - Real Madrid (Spain) - Spain
- CB: Dante - OGC Nice (France) - Brazil
- CB: Hilton - Montpellier HSC (France) - Brazil
- CM: Marek Hamsik - Napoli (Italy) - Slovakia
- CM: Radja Nainggolan - Roma (Italy) - Belgium
- CDM: William Carvalho - Sporting CP (Portugal) - Portugal
- LM: Thomas Lemar - AS Monaco (France) - France
- LW: Marco Reus - Borussia Dortmund (Germany) - Germany
- ST: Alexis Sanchez - Arsenal (England) - Chile
- ST: Diego Costa - Chelsea (England) - Spain
- GK: Alexander Schwolow - SC Freiburg (Germany) - Germany
- LB: Jan Lecjaks - BSC Young Boys (Switzerland) - Czech Republic
- RB: Stefan Lainer - Red Bull Salzburg (Austria) - Austria
- RM: Ryan Fraser - Bournemouth (England) - Scotland
- RM: Jeremie Boga - Granada CF (Spain) - France
- ST: Ukra - Al Fateh (Saudi Arabia) - Portugal
- LW: Otis Khan - Yeovil Town (England) - England
- GK: Michael Rensing - Fortuna Düsseldorf (Germany) - Germany
- CDM: Manuel Fernandes - Lokomotiv Moskva (Russia) - Portugal
- CDM: Pablo Fornals - Málaga CF (Spain) - Spain
- ST: Christian Benteke - Crystal Palace (England) - Belgium
- ST: Nicolas Castillo - Universidad Católica (Chile) – Chile