Centre defensive midfield in FIFA 2017!
Ozdoev has been a fixture for Rubin Kazan for a couple of years now, bringing solidity to the midfield with his defensive instincts and clean passing. His FIFA stats paint him as a real all-rounder – his shooting is a bit weak, but he’s pretty quick and agile, and his tackling, marking and interceptions are all 70+. His passing is much better than his overall rating suggests, as his 77 short passing and 74 long passing are dragged down by his poor free kick and curve numbers. He’s a dependable workhorse in the midfield, and he’ll grow up to 81 overall in a few years.
Centre attacking midfield
Kuzmin made his debut in May 2015 for Dynamo Moscow, and he’s been tipped for great things ever since. Despite his low overall rating at the start of Career Mode, Kuzmin is already very capable on the ball, and whilst his 67 acceleration stat probably deserves to be a bit higher, his 71 balance, ball control and dribbling and three-star skill moves mark him out as a dangerous and skilful attacking midfielder for the future. Sign him up, get him on the training pitch, and he’ll grow up to 80 overall.
Ananidze has long been regarded as a top European talent, and he’s been linked with some big clubs around Europe for a few years now. He’s a little older and more developed than Kuzmin, and it shows in his stats, with 84 acceleration, 87 agility and 90 balance making him a dangerous ball carrier. His vision and passing are good too, and he’s a capable if not elite finisher. Still, there’s plenty of time to work on that – Ananidze will grow from 74 to 80 overall in a couple of years, with the right training.
Promes is undoubtedly the top prospect in the Russian Football Championship right now, and the Spartak Moscow winger has set the league alight in the last couple of years, banging in goals for his club and earning himself a call up to the Dutch national team too. He’s pacey thanks to 86 acceleration and 89 sprint speed, his 80 stamina means he’ll roam the right flank for 90 minutes and most importantly of all, he’s a top-quality finisher, with 80 finishing, 79 positioning, 82 shot power and 83 long shooting. And he’s only 23, with loads of growth left up to 87 overall. Sign him up already.
You’ll find Zenit Saint Petersburg striker Kokorin on the books of Dynamo Moscow in fifa 17 cheats, and at 24 he’s a little bit older than most on this list, but he’s still got some room for improvement and he’s your best bet if you’re looking for a striker. Crucially, he’s got the quality stats in the right places – his 85 acceleration and sprint speed make him a threat in behind slower central defenders, and he’s a quality finisher too, thanks to 84 positioning, 79 finishing and 80 shot power. You should be able to sign him for a reasonable fee, and he’ll hit his ceiling of 82 overall after just a few years.