After a breakout campaign for so many across Europe, we choose our best XI of the season from our FIFA 17 Rising Stars
The domesitc season is done and Europe has its next wave of emerging heroes.
Right around the continent, a selection of young talents included in Goal’s Top 50 Rising Stars of FUT have used the platform of their domestic leagues to elevate themelves above the rest, earning their place in the FIFA 17 Rising Star Team of the Season.
The standout XI is as follows:
Two of the headliners in Kylian Mbappe and Gianluigi Donnarumma were automatic selections after establishing themselves as perhaps the two hottest young players in the world.
Mbappe’s stunning season that included 15 league goals led AS Monaco to the Ligue 1 title ahead of Paris Saint-Germain, and won him admirers from the biggest clubs on the planet.
Donnarumma, meanwhile, started all but one of AC Milan’s outings in Serie A at just 18 years of age, cementing his position as the best young goalkeeper in the world.
Elsewhere, Diego Llorente and Mauricio Lemos starred in La Liga to secure the centre-back spots in our Team of the Season. On loan from Real Madrid, Llorente anchored a defence that was among the tighest outside the league’s giants, while Lemos stood out in an attractive Las Palmas side as a ball-playing defender.
Outside that pair, Calum Chambers and Wendell claimed the full-back slots, with the former impressing at Middlesbrough during his loan spell from Arsenal.
In midfield, Fabinho’s breakout season for Monaco was rewarded a spot at the heart our Team of the Season’s midfield. Flanking him are Oliver Torres and Franco Cervi, who stood out in a tight title race in Portugal.
And joining the sensational Mbappe up front are Malcom and Timo Werner. 20-year-old Brazilian Malcom dazzled in attack for Bordeaux with seven league goals and four assists in 33 starts, while Werner was exemplary in front of goal with 21 strikes in the Bundesliga for RB Leipzig.
Check out where the players to watch rank in the 50 Rising Stars of FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ right here!