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FIFA 18: This is the highest-rated Ultimate Team in FIFA history

And believe it or not, just two of today’s players make the grade

Zinedine Zindane, Ronaldinho, Gianluigi Buffon.

We’ve seen some incredible football legends grace FIFA over the years – long before Lionel Messi and co. made their mark on the game.

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We go through the entire series and picked out the highest-rated players in each position – creating the ultimate, Ultimate Team.


And, believe it or not, just two of today’s players make the grade.

All these are based on “normal” cards – not IFs, Specials, ICONS or anything like that.

Let’s kick off with a true legend.

Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon (FIFA 2005)

Gianluigi Buffon may not be the best keeper in FIFA 17, but back in FIFA 2005 the Italian had a mighty 97 rating – fending off the likes of Oliver Khan to be the best shot-stopper ever in the series.


Left-back: Roberto Carlos (FIFA 2002)

Brazilian icon Roberto Carlos was known for his lively runs down the flank and 100mph free kicks.

In FIFA 2002, Carlos was awarded a huge 94 rating – making him an absolute beast.


Centre-back: Alessando Nesta (FIFA 2005)

FIFA 05 was full of centre-backs who had 90 ratings, but Nesta was cream of the crop with 94.


Centre-back: Fernando Hierro (FIFA 2002)

The Real Madrid captain may have been past his peak by 2002, but still managed a stunning 94 rating.


Right-back: Lilian Thuram (FIFA 2005)

Thuram is the greatest ever right back to feature in FIFA, hitting a series high of 92 in FIFA 2005.


Central midfield: Ronaldinho (FIFA 2006)

The Brazilian superstar has always been incredible in FIFA, but 2006 saw him peak with an overall rating of 95.


Central midfield: Zinedine Zidane (FIFA 2005)

In 2005, Zizou’s form for Real Madrid saw him rewarded with an incredible 96 FIFA rating.


Left wing: Cristiano Ronaldo (FIFA 2017)

The only player in recent years to make it into the starting eleven, Cristiano Ronaldo sneaks into the team with a rating of 94.

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Right wing: Luis Figo (FIFA 2002)

Luis Figo is the series’ best winger, with a staggering 97 rating in FIFA 2002.

Striker: Thierry Henry (FIFA 2005)

More than 60 stars had ratings around the 90 mark in FIFA 2005, but Thierry Henry topped the list with a rating of 97.

Striker: Ronaldo (FIFA 2004)

The Brazilian sharpshooter was at his peak in FIFA 04 with an incredible rating of 98.


What a team.