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Anderlecht's Samir Nasri has his FIFA 20 Ultimate Team revealed

by Connor Bennett
Stanislav Vedmid/Football.ua/EA SPORTS

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RSC Anderlecht midfielder Samir Nasri has had his FIFA 20 Ultimate Team revealed and to say it’s full to the brim with icons would be underselling it. 

Like many football fans, professional players enjoy dipping their toes in the waters of FIFA Ultimate Team and trying to prove that they’ve what it takes to dominate the Weekend League when it rolls around each and every Friday. 

Though, one player who seems to have gone above and beyond when it comes to setting their team up for victory is Samir Nasri. The former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder is currently on the books at Anderlecht and despite only making five appearances since signing in July on a free transfer, he’s got a pretty powerful Ultimate Team line-up in his back pocket.

An image of Samir Nasri playing for Arsenal
Wiki Media Commons – Ronnie McDonald
Many football fans will remember Nasri's spell at Arsenal before he moved on to Manchester City.

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His starting XI was posted to the FIFA subreddit by Reddit user Fifaiscocain who came up against the former French international in a round of Weekend League matches. 

Like the majority of professional players who play FUT, the Premier League winner has got his own custom 99-rated card pulling the strings in midfield but he isn’t the biggest name player in the team. Nasri’s team was chock full of legends in every position – bar Team of The Year Virgil Van Dijk at center-half and himself.

Samir Nasri's FIFA 20 Ultimate Team Starting XI

  • GK: Edwin Van Der Saar - 92
  • LB: Roberto Carlos - 93
  • RB: Gianluca Zambrotta - 91
  • CB: Paolo Maldini - 97
  • CB: Virgil Van Dijk - 99
  • CDM: Michael Essien - 92
  • CDM: Samir Nasri - 99
  • CAM: Pele - 94
  • CAM: Kaka - 94
  • CAM: Maradona - 99
  • ST: Kenny Dalglish - 93

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It is a pretty formidable team to say the very least, but it would also set you back a fair few coins too. One Redditor, TheAlonesomeWanderer, noted that professional players can usually get their 99 custom cards plus three icons for free from EA SPORTS but the rest they have to come up themselves. 

As a result, suggesting that Nasri got himself, Pele, Maradona, and Maldini for free, the rest of his team would cost around 20.5 million FIFA coins. Sure, you could buy plenty of packs to reach that number but you'd still need some luck. Presuming the luck falls your way, that exact number would be 1139 according to the Redditor. 

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It is a lineup that will have professional FIFA players, and even fellow professional footballers, looking on in envy – especially considering he has the option of playing his 99 card at CDM behind some of the game's greatest ever players. 

What his bench looks like is a different story, but we’re guessing that Nasri’s club is filled with some pretty powerful cards. Though, not many of them are probably going to cracking his insane starting XI.