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Eric Cantona FIFA 21 ICON rating confirmed and moments explained

Published: 17/Sep/2020 18:00 Updated: 17/Sep/2020 18:35

by David Purcell

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EA SPORTS have finally revealed the player rating for Eric Cantona’s ICON card in FIFA 21, along with an explanation of the moments picked for his selection.

The former Manchester United striker enjoyed a career of success that many players could only wish for. An icon of the Premier League, no doubt about it.

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On September 17, EA SPORTS partnered with the Coyle-Larner Brothers to release information about the Frenchman’s long-awaited induction as a FUT 21 ICON. The brothers are best known for their works in the music and film industries, and many would even claim Cantona himself was a true artist on the pitch.

The one thing players have been wondering since Cantona was unveiled as an ICON, however, was where will he rank against the others? Now, they’ve got their answer.

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FIFA 21 Cantona ICON rating and moments

As seen in the image below, the striker will be a 93 OVR in FIFA 21, which puts him right up there with the very best.

Regular FUT players will notice the absence of three ratings, however, which usually represent the base, mid, and prime versions. These are often inspired by different moments of their careers, and that’s exactly the same for Eric.

Those wondering which moments were selected have their answer, courtesy of EA SPORTS.

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Eric Cantona is the first ICON to have their FIFA 21 rating confirmed.

The following information was taken from an official press release…

  • EARLY Moment – 88 OVR (1988-91) 
    Eric Cantona signed for his boyhood club Marseille at the age of 22 for a French record fee at the time, the same year he won the UEFA European Under-21 Championship. He then spent 18 months on loan at Bordeaux and Montpellier respectively, winning the 1989–90 Coupe de France with Montpellier in which he played a crucial role by scoring a hat-trick en-route to the final. He subsequently returned to Marseille where he won the 1990–91 French Division 1 in what was his final season for the club.
  • PRIME Moment – 93 OVR (1993-94)
    After consecutive league titles in England, first with Leeds and then with Manchester United, the best was still to come for Eric Cantona. In 1993-94 he recorded his highest seasonal goal tally with 25 goals in all competitions. His goals proved vital as Manchester United won the Premier League and FA Cup, earning Cantona multiple PFA awards. That season saw him score some of the league’s greatest ever goals, cementing him as one of the most well-rounded goal scorers the league has ever seen
  • LATE Moment – 90 OVR (1995-97)
    Eric Cantona continued to make history in 1995-96 as he became the first non-British FA Cup winning captain after scoring the late winner against Liverpool with a trademark volley. His 14 league goals also helped his side secure further silverware as United won the Premier League. 1996-97 saw Cantona win his 5th English league title and finish as the league’s top assist provider, a credit to his outstanding overall game. He retired in 1997 at the age of 30 as a champion at the top of his game.

First look at Cantona’s ICON cards

Quickly after the news broke online, YouTubers flooded our timelines with images – including all three Cantona forms.

As seen below, from Bateson, the cards look like this:

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Cantona on his FUT 21 ICON card

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Eric Cantona is delighted to have been picked as an ICON for FIFA 21.

The man himself has even spoken about his induction into the game’s hall of fame system.

“I am delighted to be inducted as a FUT 21 ICON,” he said. “There are some great players who are in this exclusive club, so it is an honour to join them in EA SPORTS FIFA 21.

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“England is a special place for me, as some of the best years of my career were spent there, so it was heart-warming to work with Ben to get a small glimpse of the impact that I had amongst football fans in the country. I am sure we’ll hear of many Cantona goals scored in FIFA this year! 

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FIFA 21 FUT Champions Rewards: Weekend League Ranks & Schedule

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:25

by David Purcell

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FIFA Ultimate Team Weekend League is the game’s most competitive and lucrative competition. There are 18 different ranks can be reached, with coins, player picks, and FUT packs available in the prizes. Here, we have a complete list of FIFA 21 FUT Champions rewards. 

Qualification for the weekly tournament is simple enough. You need to rack up 2,000 FUT Champs points by winning games of Division Rivals, which is also another regular tournament in FIFA 21, just like last year. Another way of securing Weekend League placement is to reach Gold 3 (win 14-16 games) to be entered again the following week.

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Included in these rewards are Team of the Week cards, which can be picked up by placing in various ranks. Later in the year’s life cycle, Team of the Season cards will take their place as well, so it’s definitely worth hitting this competition hard in Ultimate Team – even if it’s not easy.

With the first FUT Champs Weekend League coming soon, let’s run through the tournament schedule, player pick details, and reward ranks.

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FIFA 21 players will be playing all of their games at the new FUT Champions Arena.

FIFA 21 FUT Champions Rewards Time & Release Day

FUT Champs rewards will be released every Thursday at 9am BST (UK time).

Weekend League will take place during the course of each weekend, starting on Fridays and ending on Sundays. The date of the first FUT Champs of FIFA 21 is expected to be Friday, October 16.


FUT Champs Player Picks

The player picks for FUT Champs changed up towards the end of FIFA 20, although they’re expected to rotate back to TOTW rewards for FIFA 21. When you get these picks, it means you can choose one of a selection of players to keep in your squad as an untradeable item.

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Weekend League Ranks, Prizes & Wins Required

Bronze 3 (1 Win)

  • 1,000 coins
  • 2× Gold Pack
  • 250 FUT Champions Points

Bronze 2 (2-3 Wins)

  • 3,000 coins
  • 2× Premium Gold Pack
  • 500 FUT Champions Points

Bronze 1 (4-5 Wins)

  • 7,500 coins
  • 1× Premium Gold Players Pack
  • 500 FUT Champions Points

Silver 3 (6-7 Wins)

  • 10,000 coins
  • 2× Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
  • 1× Premium Gold Players Pack
  • 1,000 FUT Champions Points
  • 1× Player Pick (Max 88) (1 of 2 Players)

Silver 2 (8-10 Wins)

  • 15,000 coins
  • 1× Rare Gold Pack
  • 1× Mega Pack
  • 1,000 FUT Champions Points
  • 1× Player Pick (Max 88 OVR) (1 of 2 Players)

Silver 1 (11-13 Wins)

  • 20,000 coins
  • 1× Mega Pack
  • 1× 81+ Two Rare Gold Players Pack
  • 1,500 FUT Champions Points
  • 1× Player Pick (1 of 3 Players) (TOTW guaranteed)

Gold 3 (14-16 Wins)

  • 30,000 coins
  • 2× Mega Pack
  • 1× Rare Players Pack
  • 2,000 FUT Champions Points
  • 2× Player Pick (1 of 3 Players)

Gold 2 (17-19 Wins)

  • 45,000 coins
  • 1× Rare Gold Pack
  • 2× Rare Mega Pack
  • 2,000 FUT Champions Points
  • 2× Player Pick (1 of 4 Players) (TOTW guaranteed)

Gold 1 (20-22 Wins)

  • 50,000 coins
  • 2× Jumbo Rare Players Pack
  • 2,000 FUT Champions Points
  • 2× Player Pick (1 of 4 Players) (TOTW guaranteed)

Elite 3 (23-24 Wins)

  • 70,000 coins
  • 1× Jumbo Rare Players Pack
  • 1× Premium TOTW Pack
  • 2,000 FUT Champions Points
  • 3× Player Pick (1 of 5 Players)

Elite 2 (25-26 Wins)

  • 100,000 coins
  • 1× Jumbo Rare Players Pack
  • 1× Premium TOTW Pack
  • 2,000 FUT Champions Points
  • 3× Player Pick (1 of 5 Players)

Elite 1 (27-28 Wins)

  • 125,000 coins
  • 2× Jumbo Rare Players Pack
  • 2× Premium TOTW Pack
  • 2,000 FUT Champions Points
  • 3× Player Pick (1 of 5 Players)

Top 100-76

  • 125,000 coins
  • 2× Jumbo Rare Players Pack
  • 1× Ultimate TOTW Pack
  • 2,000 FUT Champions Points
  • 4× Player Pick (1 of 5 Players)

Top 75-51

  • 125,000 coins
  • 3× Jumbo Rare Players Pack
  • 1× Ultimate TOTW Pack
  • 2,000 FUT Champions Points
  • 4× Player Pick (1 of 5 Players)

Top 50-26

  • 150,000 coins
  • 3× Jumbo Rare Players Pack
  • 1× Ultimate TOTW Pack
  • 2,000 FUT Champions Points
  • 5× Player Pick (1 of 5 Players)

Top 25-11

  • 150,000 coins
  • 4× Jumbo Rare Players Pack
  • 1× Ultimate TOTW Pack
  • 2,000 FUT Champions Points
  • 5× Player Pick (1 of 5 Players)

Top 10-2

  • 200,000 coins
  • 4× Jumbo Rare Players Pack
  • 1× Ultimate TOTW Pack
  • 2,000 FUT Champions Points
  • 5× Player Pick (1 of 5 Players)

Top 1

  • 250,000 coins
  • 4× Jumbo Rare Players Pack
  • 1× Ultimate TOTW Pack
  • 2,000 FUT Champions Points
  • 5× Player Pick (1 of 5 Players)

If these rewards are to change during the course of the year, we will update this article accordingly. For more FIFA 21 news, follow @UltimateTeamUK on Twitter.