The 9 types of FIFA 17 player: which one are you?

Play FIFA? You’ll be one of these then – so tell us in the vote at the end

EA’s behemoth of a football series broke records when FIFA 17 was released. Reportedly selling more than 10 million copies on PS4 alone, it’s fair to say that there are thousands of people playing virtual football every minute of every day. Heck, you can now even watch them doing it on BT Sport, such is the popularity of the video game.

So if you’re one of the gazillions who play FIFA, you probably classify as one of these player types. Which rings true for you? We’ve compiled nine profiles for you to choose from, covering every gamer we’ve ever crossed pads with.

1. The dazzler, akin to Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portuguese superstar is your inner FIFA 17 player, as you look to entertain the crowds as well as snatch victory

You know that trick stick inside out: advanced rainbows down the right wing (down, up, up on Right Stick), elastico chop down the left (down then left/right on the RS).

The Portuguese superstar is your inner FIFA 17 player, as you look to entertain the crowds as well as snatch victory. But if you can only have one then a well-timed scoop turn will suffice (X or B then A on Xbox; Square or Circle then X on PlayStation).

2. The fast and direct businessman, akin to Jamie Vardy

If you play FIFA Ultimate Team, no doubt your side is filled with players like Marco Reus, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Gareth Bale

Sit back in a low block and then smash them on the break. Rafa Benitez would be proud of your defensive tactics, but you know that by bolting the door behind you, you're also opening up space in behind your opponent's backline.

If you play FIFA Ultimate Team, no doubt your side is filled with players like Marco Reus, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Gareth Bale.

3. The pass-it-about artist, akin to Iniesta

By denying the opposition any possession, you can frustrate them into making mistakes and being caught out of position

Starve them of possession. Make them really work for that ball. By denying the opposition any possession, you can frustrate them into making mistakes and being caught out of position.

Sadly this tactic doesn’t work too well in FIFA 17, with even Barcelona players unable to make routine passes and through-balls. But through patience, considered build-up play and the right dribble at the right time, you can bore your way to the top of the FIFA Seasons league table.