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How to complete Fernando Hierro Icon SBC in FIFA 21: cost, solutions

Published: 29/Dec/2020 6:41 Updated: 29/Dec/2020 6:53

by Isaac McIntyre

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EA SPORTS has dropped a trio of new ICON SBCs, including ever-popular Spanish star Fernando Hierro, and we have all the info you’ll need to unlock the Real Madrid defender’s 91-rated card cheaply. Here’s everything you need to know.

You won’t find many footballers with a more illustrious career than Fernando Hierro. The Madrid captain pocketed five La Liga campaign wins and thrice lifted the Champions League trophy in his glittering march through Spanish football at home and abroad.

Hierro, now 52, made nearly 500 appearances for Madrid across his 18-year playing career. He also turned out 89 times for Spain, and played in four World Cups.

The star placed 43rd in Empire’s list of “hardest footballers” in history.

The Spaniard centerback has been immortalized in the FIFA series in recent times, and now EA SPORTS has made Hierro’s prime card available through an Icon SBC in FIFA 21. Here’s all the details on how to unlock Madrid’s famous general.

Hierro has long since taken off the boots in real life, but in-game he's as deadly as ever.
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Hierro has long since taken off the boots in real life, but in-game he’s as deadly as ever.

Hierro Icon SBC in-game stats

Fernando Hierro should slot into the FIFA 21 meta just as easily as he did in the Madrid backline all those years ago. This year, defenders need just three things: pace, defense, and a hefty helping of key dribbling stats. Hierro has them all in spades.

The most obvious stat on the card is his defense. Hierro’s prime ICON has a whopping 93 defending, boosted by 94 standing tackles and 95 awareness.

The Spaniard’s defensive acumen is only boosted by his quick pace. He clocks in at 73 in both acceleration and sprint speed, which can be lifted all the way up to a whopping 83 ⁠— one of the best you can get on a CB this year ⁠— with a rare Shadow chem-style.

Finally, Hierro’s dribbling stats (85 balance, 85 reactions, 88 composure) make him a defensive general that will boost any high-level Ultimate Team this year.

In-game stats for Hierro's Prime Icon card in FIFA 21.
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In-game stats for Hierro’s Prime Icon card in FIFA 21.

Hierro Icon SBC requirements & cost

Born a Legend

  • Rare players: 11
  • Player level: Exactly Bronze
  • Team chemistry: Min. 50
  • Players in the squad: 11

Rising Star

  • Rare players: 11
  • Player level: Exactly Silver
  • Team chemistry: Min. 50
  • Players in the Squad: 11

Top-Notch

  • In-Form players: Min. 1
  • Squad rating: 80
  • Team chemistry: Min. 80
  • Players in the squad: 11

Galácticos

  • Players from Real Madrid: Min 1
  • In-Form players: Min. 1
  • Squad rating: 84
  • Team chemistry: Min. 75
  • Players in the squad: 11

National Idol

  • Players from Spain: Min 1
  • In-Form players: Min. 1
  • Squad rating: 85
  • Team chemistry: Min. 70
  • Players in the squad: 11

League Finesse

  • Players from La Liga Santander: Min 1
  • In-Form players: Min. 1
  • Squad rating: 86
  • Team chemistry: Min. 65
  • Players in the squad: 11

Hierro Icon SBC cheapest solutions

Born a Legend

Fernando Hierro "Born a Legend" SBC solution.
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Fernando Hierro “Born a Legend” SBC solution.

Rising Star

Fernando Hierro "Rising Star" SBC solution.
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Fernando Hierro “Rising Star” SBC solution.

Top-Notch

Fernando Hierro "Top Notch" SBC solution.
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Fernando Hierro “Top Notch” SBC solution.

Galácticos

Fernando Hierro "Galácticos" SBC solution.
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Fernando Hierro “Galácticos” SBC solution.

National Idol

Fernando Hierro "National Idol" SBC solution.
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Fernando Hierro “National Idol” SBC solution.

League Finesse

Fernando Hierro "League Finesse" SBC solution.
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Fernando Hierro “League Finesse” SBC solution.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest news updates, solutions, and more for ICON and other SBCs as EA puts them out. If you do unlock Hierro, send us a clip and let us know how he worked out!

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How to complete James Tavernier FIFA 21 Headliners SBC: Solutions & cost

Published: 15/Jan/2021 16:12

by Connor Bennett

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EA SPORTS have released a brand new Headliners SBC for an 86-rated version of Rangers defender James Tavernier. So, here’s how you can complete the Squad Building Challenge. 

Headliners have been in FIFA Ultimate Team for a few years, and they work in a similar way to One to Watch cards. If a player who has a Headliners card then gets a new special card which is higher rated, the Headliners version is automatically upgraded.

In FIFA 21, there have been two teams of Headliners released so far, with a few Squad Building Challenges – SBCs – thrown in for good measure too.

The newest SBC centers around Rangers right-back James Tavernier. The 29-year-old defender, who has had two in-forms in Ultimate Team already, has been bumped all the way up to an 86. So, here’s how you can get your hands on him.

Screenshot of James Tavernier's in-game stats on his Headliners card
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A look at Headliners Tavernier’s in-game stats.

James Tavernier Headliners SBC in-game stats & requirements

As you can see above, the boosted stats make Tavernier a pretty decent card to pick up, even if you haven’t built an SPFL or Rangers team. He can seamlessly fit into any team with English defenders, or ICONS, of course.

However, as you might expect, he doesn’t come all that cheap. You’ll have to build two teams to get Tavernier – each containing at least one Team of the Week player.

You can find the requirements for both, below:

England:

  • Number of English players: Min 1
  • Number of in-form players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75

Top Form:

  • Number of in-form players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 65

James Tavernier Headliners SBC cheapest solutions

Speaking of his actual price tag, according to FUTBIN, the total cost for Headliners Tavernier is between 180-190,000 coins, depending on whether you’re on Xbox, PlayStation, or Origin on PC.

However, to try and get you under that somewhat lofty price tag, we’ve got the cheapest solution for each part of the SBC below.

Team of FIFA cards for Tavernier SBC
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Solution for the Top Form part of Tavernier’s SBC.
Team of FIFA cards for Tavernier SBC
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Solution for the England part of Tavernier’s SBC.

Now, unlike the Player of the Month SBCs like Bruno Fernandes, you won’t have a full month to get the coins and cards needed to get yourself a Tavernier.

The card is only available in Ultimate Team until January 21, so make sure you act fast. And, let us know how you find Tavernier in-game by tweeting us a review over at UltimateTeamUK.