Each year EA Sports immortalises some of football’s greatest ever players by creating virtual players that users can control in matches. Every ‘legend’ is assigned attributes and an overall rating based on the peak form of their career, but would a best XI have enough firepower to beat a contemporary best FIFA 17 XI?

First, let’s check each players stats below.

Best FIFA 17 XI

Formation: 4-3-3

Players Stats:

GK – Manuel Neuer – 92
RB – Phillip Lahm – 88
CB – Jerome Boateng – 90
CB – Sergio Ramos – 89
LB – David Alaba – 87
CM – Paul Pogba – 88
CM – Luka Modric – 89
CAM – Mesut Ozil – 89
LW – Cristiano Ronaldo – 94
RW – Lionel Messi – 93
ST – Luis Suarez – 92

FIFA 17 Legends XI

Formation: 3-5-2

Players Stats:

No GK named in FIFA 17 legends
CB – Carles Puyol – 90
CB – Rio Ferdinand – 88
CB – Jamie Carragher – 86
CDM – Emmanuel Petit – 87
CM – Juan Sebastian Veron – 88
CM – Paul Scholes – 88
LM – Marc Overmars – 88
RM – Alessandro Del Piero – 90
ST – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – 86
ST – Luis Hernandez – 87

After seeing these, who do you think might win a match?