It is that time of year again. EA Sports decide who are the best players of the calendar year. Yesterday, they announced the FIFA 17 Team of the Year forwards from 2016.

It really is no surprise in all honesty who were the 3 winners.

Cristiano Ronaldo – The 2016 Ballon d’Or winner is officially the best player of 2016. This Team of the Year edition in FUT 17, makes him the best player in the game. This guy has everything. He has an incredible shot, pace, power, height, and technique. With a 99 overall and a 99 shot, 98 dribbling 98 pace, and even 94 physical, owning this card would just quite simply be over powered and unstoppable. Don’t expect this to be easy to get though, you will need some serious coin or serious luck to get this.

 Lionel Messi – It couldn’t be a Team of the Year without this man. It really has been the same battle every year this decade between Messi and Ronaldo. There are some top players around them but no one is in the same calibre as Ronaldo and Messi and we are lucky to have not just one but two phenomenal footballers. Messi narrowly lost the Ballon d’Or this year to Ronaldo but that doesn’t mean Messi has been poor by any means. Messi is the 2nd best player on FIFA Ultimate team with a 98 overall rating. 99 Shot and 99 dribbling is a real handful but even his pace is at 97 and passing at 97, makes Messi a very overpowered player, should you be lucky enough or rich enough.

Luis Saurez – There are some fantastic strikers out there but Saurez is no doubtly the best out and out natural striker in the world. The heights he keeps reaching is staggering and he is arguably as much as a talisman these days to Barcelona as Messi. 98 overall with a 99 shot and 97 dribbling makes Saurez the best ST to own in FIFA Ultimate Team.

So these are the best forwards of 2016. If you are interested in these players, be sure to get on immediately, as there are only a limited number available!

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Anthony Madden
Anthony is a writer, YouTuber and music producer from North London in the United Kingdom. Anthony is a huge soccer fan and follows the English Premier League closely and most notably, Spurs. Anthony is a huge fan of soccer games and loves PES and FIFA. He has been playing FIFA as early as FIFA 99. When he is not gaming, watching sports, not writing and is not out, he likes to spend time on producing videos for YouTube and producing electronic music.