The Pro Evolution/Winning Eleven series is the best soccer game around, maybe the best sports game around. It really is worth trying, especially if all you've played is Fifa.
I can't think of another sports game that feels so authentic while playing.. it's impressive. They spent a lot of time getting the a.i. right, and it shows. My only complaints are rather minor: goalkeepers respond sluggishly and the master league (dynasty) mode doesn't feel fleshed out like it could be.