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FIFA 19 FUT Birthday Squad, Anniversary Players & SBCs

Published: 21/Mar/2019 23:56 Updated: 31/Mar/2019 18:21

by David Cotton

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With the hugely successful FIFA Ultimate Team game mode passing its 10-year anniversary last Tuesday (March 19), EA SPORTS have confirmed that FIFA 19 FUT Birthday celebrations will begin this Friday (March 22) at 6pm (UK time) and last for 10 days.

This 10 Years of FUT promo is set to feature an exclusive FUT Birthday squad, Anniversary Players, SBCs, themed objectives and daily Happy Hour pack offers. The FUT Birthday squad will feature many exciting position changes, with each player receiving significant upgrades.

The 21-man squad will be released into Ultimate Team packs at the beginning of this year’s promotion, with another 9 players exclusively available via squad building challenges and objectives. These weekly objectives are also expected to include FIFA 19 FUT Birthday kits.

FIFA 19 FUT Birthday Official Card Design
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EA have also confirmed the release of FUT Anniversary players throughout this event. 7 special items will pay homage to memorable FIFA Ultimate Team cards over the last decade. These FUT Favourites will be available through SBCs and Objectives, as Flashback, Premium SBC and FUT Birthday item types.

In all, a total of 21 players will be released via SBCs during the FIFA 19 FUT Birthday promo! These include 10 Prime ICON Moments, 6 FUT Birthday and 5 Anniversary players. Themed objectives will offer 6 more players, including 4 Birthday and 2 Anniversary players. Daily Puzzle and Upgrade SBCs will also be revealed throughout the event.

More: FIFA 19 UEL Moments Juan Mata SBC Solutions


FIFA 19 FUT Birthday Squad

FIFA 19 FUT Birthday Squad

Starting XI

  • RW: Antoine Griezmann 93 (France / Atlético de Madrid)
  • ST: Gareth Bale 93 (Wales / Real Madrid)
  • CDM: Kalidou Koulibaly 92 (Napoli / Senegal)
  • LW: Kylian Mbappé 91 (France / Paris Saint-Germain)
  • CAM: Philippe Coutinho 91 (Brazil / FC Barcelona)
  • RW: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 91 (Gabon / Arsenal)
  • CAM: Leroy Sané 90 (Germany / Manchester City)
  • LB: Mohamed Salah 90 (Egypt / Liverpool)
  • RM: Marcelo 90 (Brazil / Real Madrid)
  • CAM: Douglas Costa 90 (Brazil / Juventus)
  • ST: Virgil van Dijk 89 (Netherlands / Liverpool)

Substitutes

  • RM: David Alaba 89 (Austria / Bayern München)
  • RW: Son Heung-min 89 (Korea Republic / Tottenham Hotspur)
  • CB: Kyle Walker 88 (England / Manchester City)
  • CB: Axel Witsel 88 (Belgium / Borussia Dortmund)
  • ST: Anthony Martial 87 (France / Manchester United)
  • RM: Quincy Promes 87 (Netherlands / Sevilla FC)
  • CDM: Thomas Meunier 87 (Belgium / Paris Saint-Germain)

Reserves

  • CB: Theo Hernández 86 (France / Real Sociedad)
  • RB: Benjamin Pavard 86 (France / VfB Stuttgart)
  • CB: Jordan Lukaku 86 (Belgium / Lazio)

FUT Birthday SBCs & Anniversary Players

Flashback David Villa, Prime ICON Moments Gerrard & FUT Birthday Werner

Flashback David Villa, Prime ICON Moments Gerrard & FUT Birthday Werner
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Flashback Villa and Birthday Werner expire March 26 and March 29, respectively.

FIFA 19 Flashback David Villa 92 SBC Solutions

Prime ICON Moments Kluivert & Flashback Vidal

Prime ICON Moments Kluivert & Flashback Vidal
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Flashback Vidal will expire March 27.

FIFA 19 Flashback Arturo Vidal 89 SBC Solutions

Prime ICON Moments Figo & FUT Birthday Willian

Prime ICON Moments Figo & FUT Birthday Willian
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FUT Birthday Willian will expire March 31.

Prime ICON Moments Blanc & Flashback Esswein

Prime ICON Moments Blanc & Flashback Esswein
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Flashback Esswein will expire March 29.

Prime ICON Moments Shearer & FUT Birthday Perišić

Prime ICON Moments Shearer & FUT Birthday Perisic
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FUT Birthday Perišić will expire April 2.

Prime ICON Moments Yashin & Flashback Doumbia

Prime ICON Moments Yashin & Flashback Doumbia
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Flashback Doumbia will expire March 31.

Prime ICON Moments Maldini & FUT Birthday Lukaku

Prime ICON Moments Maldini & FUT Birthday Lukaku
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FUT Birthday Lukaku will expire April 4.

Prime ICON Moments Henry & End of Era Robben

Prime ICON Moments Henry & End of Era Robben
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End of Era Robben will expire April 5.

Prime ICON Moments Best & FUT Birthday Sergio Ramos

Prime ICON Moments Best & FUT Birthday Sergio Ramos
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FUT Birthday Ramos will expire April 6.

Prime ICON Moments van Basten & Flashback Nani

Prime ICON Moments van Basten & Flashback Nani
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Flashback Nani will expire April 4.


Happy Hour Pack Offers & Puzzle SBCs

Day 10 (March 31)

  • 6pm UK: 100k Jumbo Rare Player packs | Limit: 5 | Ends: 6pm UK, April 1
  • 6pm UK: 35k Mega packs | Limit: 10 | Ends: 6pm UK, April 1
  • 6pm UK: 30k Rare Electrum Players packs | Limit: 10 | Ends: 6pm UK, April 1
  • FUT 18 SBC | Reward: Prime Gold Players pack | Ends: 6pm UK, April 1

Day 9 (March 30)

  • 6pm UK: 55k Rare Mega packs | Limit: 12 | Ends: 6pm UK, March 31
  • 6pm UK: 50k Rare Player packs | Limit: 10 | Ends: 6pm UK, March 31
  • 6pm UK: 25k Gold Players Premium packs | Limit: 15 | Ends: 6pm UK, March 31
  • FUT 17 SBC | Reward: Premium Gold Jumbo pack | Ends: 6pm UK, March 31

Day 8 (March 29)

  • 6pm UK: 55k Rare Mega packs | Limit: 8 | Ends: 6pm UK, March 30
  • 6pm UK: 25k Gold Players Premium packs | Limit: 15 | Ends: 6pm UK, March 30
  • FUT 16 SBC | Reward: Gold Players Premium pack | Ends: 6pm UK, March 30

Day 7 (March 28)

  • 6pm UK: 100k Jumbo Rare Player packs | Limit: 5 | Ends: 6pm UK, March 29
  • 6pm UK: 35k Mega packs | Limit: 12 | Ends: 6pm UK, March 29
  • 6pm UK: 25k Gold Players Premium packs | Limit: 10 | Ends: 6pm UK, March 29
  • FUT 15 SBC | Reward: Rare Electrum Players pack | Ends: 6pm UK, March 29

Day 6 (March 27)

  • 6pm UK: 100k Jumbo Rare Player packs | Limit: 8 | Ends: 6pm UK, March 28
  • 6pm UK: 55k Rare Mega packs | Limit: 8 | Ends: 6pm UK, March 28
  • 6pm UK: 25k Gold Players Premium packs | Limit: 15 | Ends: 6pm UK, March 28
  • FUT 14 SBC | Reward: Gold Players Premium pack | Ends: 6pm UK, March 28

Day 5 (March 26)

  • 6pm UK: 50k Rare Player packs | Limit: 6 | Ends: 6pm UK, March 27
  • 6pm UK: 35k Mega packs | Limit: 12 | Ends: 6pm UK, March 27
  • 6pm UK: 30k Rare Electrum Players packs | Limit: 10 | Ends: 6pm UK, March 27
  • 6pm UK: 25k Gold Players Premium packs | Limit: 15 | Ends: 6pm UK, March 27
  • FUT 13 SBC | Reward: Prime Gold Players pack | Ends: 6pm UK, March 27

Day 4 (March 25)

  • 6pm UK: 55k Rare Mega packs | Limit: 6 | Ends: 6pm UK, March 26
  • 6pm UK: 50k Rare Player packs | Limit: 5 | Ends: 6pm UK, March 26
  • 6pm UK: 25k Gold Players Premium packs | Limit: 15 | Ends: 6pm UK, March 26
  • FUT 12 SBC | Reward: Premium Gold Jumbo pack | Ends: 6pm UK, March 26

Day 3 (March 24)

  • 6pm UK: 25k Gold Players Premium packs | Limit: 15 | Ends: 6pm UK, March 25
  • 6pm UK: 55k Rare Mega packs | Limit: 10 | Ends: 9pm UK, March 24
  • FUT 11 SBC | Reward: Prime Electrum Players pack | Ends: 6pm UK, March 25

Day 2 (March 23)

  • 6pm UK: 45k Prime Gold Players packs | Limit: 14 | Ends: 9pm UK, March 23
  • FUT 10 SBC | Reward: Electrum Players pack | Ends: 6pm UK, March 24

Day 1 (March 22)

  • 6pm UK: 25k Gold Players Premium packs | Limit: 15 | Ends: 6pm UK, March 23
  • 6pm UK: 45k Prime Gold Players packs | Limit: 12 | Ends: 9pm UK, March 22
  • FUT 09 SBC | Reward: Mega pack | Ends: 6pm UK, March 23

Themed Weekly Objectives

FUT Birthday Weekly Objectives | Ibrahimovic, Gervinho & Naldo
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  • FUT Birthday Zlatan | MLS Players: 11 | Disallowed Rarities: Flashback, Icons | Disallowed leagues: ENG 1, FRA 1, ITA 1, GER 1, SPA 1 | Reward: FUT Birthday Ibra [Untradeable]
  • FUT Birthday Naldo | Disallowed leagues: ENG 1, ITA 1, GER 1, SPA 1 | Reward: FUT Birthday Naldo [Untradeable]
  • FUT Birthday Gervinho | Disallowed leagues: ENG 1, FRA 1, GER 1, SPA 1 | Disallowed Rarities: Icons, Flashback | Reward: FUT Birthday Gervinho [Untradeable]
  • FUT Birthday Sane | Assist 10 goals using Premier League players in Squad Battles on min. Professional difficulty to earn a Loan FUT Birthday Leroy Sane [Untradeable]
  • Prime ICON Moments | Score in 3 separate matches using FUT Birthday players to earn a Loan Prime Icon Moments player [Untradeable]
  • FUT Birthday | Assist 3 goals using FUT Birthday players to earn the adidas 3D kit [Untradeable]

Twitch Drops

Celebrate FUT Birthday and earn rewards by watching some of the top FIFA Twitch streams! On Friday, March 22, users who watch on Twitch between 6pm UK and 10pm UK will be eligible. However, you must link your Twitch account with your EA account (instructions here). These rewards will include FUT Birthday and Prime ICON Moments players, as well as packs.

FUT Birthday Twitch Streamers


Engagement Reward

As already seen on multiple occasions throughout the course of FIFA 19 Ultimate Team, users will be offered a special pack reward, depending on how many days they have played FUT 19 this year. Please note that a custom kit will be distributed along with each of the following rewards. Check out these engagement rewards directly below:

  • 1-8 Days: Custom Kit
  • 9-55 Days: 25k Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
  • 56-115 Days: 45k Prime Gold Players Pack
  • 116-162 Days: 55k Rare Mega Pack
  • 163+ Days: 125k Ultimate Pack

Are you excited for this year’s FIFA 19 FUT Birthday event? Which players and position changes are you hoping to see released during this promo? Get in touch with us via Twitter and let us know your thoughts.

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FIFA 21 Team of the Year countdown: Nominees, Voting, TOTY Predictions

Published: 21/Jan/2021 3:19 Updated: 21/Jan/2021 3:36

by Connor Bennett

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FIFA 21 Team of the Year will be here before you know it, and, we’ve got all the info on release dates, new cards, and a whole lot more. 

The FIFA 21 cycle is starting to get up to speed now we’ve made the jump from FUTMAS – this year, known as Freeze – and moved into the new year. 

TOTY is not to be confused with Team of the Season, which releases in the springtime, this promo is all about fans voting for the best players in the game.

The promo typically produces some of the best, non-icon cards in FIFA, but, will it be the same this year? Here’s everything that’s been confirmed.

Team of the Year always delivers in FIFA – and FIFA 20’s squad was insane.

When does Team of the Year come out FIFA 21?

As noted, FIFA 20’s FUTMAS event held the key to TOTY cards in the form of nominees and voting. Fans got to vote for a squad of 11 players from a pool of 55 nominees, with EA tallying the votes. 

EA took a slightly different approach this season and opened the voting for Team of the Year on Thursday, January 7 after announcing it the day prior.

With voting previously starting on Jan 7, we still don’t yet know when cards will start entering packs, though we would guess it could occur around the week of January 18, giving players time to vote on who they want to see in TOTY.

FIFA 21 TOTY nominees

In terms of who might be on the side itself, it’s going to be some of the world’s best players, so it’s incredibly difficult to pick out a few predictions.

The likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, Virgil Van Dijk, Kevin De Bruyne, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar should all get nominee nods, but expect a few others as well.

Last year, the inclusions of Frenkie De Jong, Mathias De Ligt, and N’Golo Kante might have raised a few eyebrows, but that’s what players voted for at the end of the day. 

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The full list of nominees for FIFA 21 Team of the Year (TOTY).

FIFA 21 TOTY Goalkeepers

  • GK: Alisson Becker – Liverpool
  • GK: Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid
  • GK: Moraes Ederson – Manchester City
  • GK: Lucas Hradecky – Bayer Leverkusen
  • GK: Steve Mandanda – Marseille
  • GK: Keylor Navas – PSG
  • GK: Manuel Neuer – Bayern Munich

FIFA 21 TOTY Defenders

  • CB: Francesco Acerbi – Lazio
  • RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold – Liverpool
  • LB: Jordan Amavi – Marseille
  • LB: Angelino – RB Leipzig
  • LB: Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munich
  • CB: Stefan de Vrij – Inter Milan
  • CB: Matthias Ginter – Borussia Mönchengladbach
  • LB: Theo Hernandez –  AC Milan
  • CB: Mats Hummels – Borussia Dortmund
  • RB: Jesus Navas – Sevilla
  • LB: Jordi Alba – Barcelona
  • CB: Presnel Kimpembe – PSG
  • CB: Aymeric Laporte Manchester City
  • CB: Marquinhos – PSG
  • LB: Andy Robertson – Liverpool
  • CB: Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid
  • CB: Thiago Silva – Chelsea
  • CB: Virgil van Dijk – Liverpool FC
  • CM: Houssem Aouar – Lyon

FIFA 21 TOTY Midfielders

  • CAM: Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United
  • CAM: Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City
  • CAM: Nabil Fekir – Real Betis
  • CAM: Alejandro Gomez – Atalanta
  • LM: Robin Gosens – Atalanta
  • LM: Raphael Guerreiro – Borussia Dortmund
  • CDM: Jordan Henderson -Liverpool
  • CDM: Joshua Kimmich – Bayern Munich
  • CM: Mateo Kovacic – Chelsea
  • CDM: Toni Kroos – Real Madrid
  • CAM: Luis Alberto – Lazio
  • CDM: Mikel Moreno – Real Sociedad
  • CDM: Dani Parejo – Villarreal
  • CDM: Renato Sanches – Lille
  • CAM: Marcel Sabitzer – RB Leipzig
  • LM: Son Heung-min – Spurs
  • LM: Lars Stindl – Borussia Mönchengladbach
  • CDM: Thiago Alcantara – Liverpool

FIFA 21 TOTY Attackers

  • ST: Andre Silva – Eintracht Frankfurt
  • ST: Wissam Ben Yedder – AS Monaco
  • ST: Karim Benzema – Real Madrid
  • ST: Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus
  • RW: Angel Di Maria – PSG
  • CF: Paulo Dybala – Juventus,
  • LW: Jack Grealish – Aston Villa
  • ST: Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund
  • ST: Ciro Immobile – Lazio
  • ST: Danny Ings – Southampton
  • LW: Lorenzo Insigne – Napoli
  • CF: Joao Felix – Atletico Madrid
  • ST: Joselu – Alaves
  • ST: Harry Kane – Spurs
  • ST: Andrej Kramaric – Hoffenheim
  • ST: Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
  • ST: Romelu Lukaku – Inter Milan
  • LW: Sadio Mane – Liverpool
  • ST: Kylian Mbappe – PSG
  • RW: Lionel Messi – Barcelona
  • LW: Neymar Junior – PSG
  • RW: Mohamed Salah – Liverpool
  • LW: Raheem Sterling – Manchester City
  • ST: Luis Suarez – Atletico Madrid
  • ST: Jamie Vardy – Leicester City

How to vote for FIFA 21 TOTY

Just like last year, the voting process is pretty simple, and it’s just a case of heading to the Team of the Year website. On the website, you will see an empty 4-3-3 template, in which you can fill in your preferred goalkeeper, defenders, midfielders, and attackers.

FIFA 21 TOTY card design

We already know what the TOTY Nominee card design looks like, as revealed in the promotional content above, but what about the Team of the Year cards themselves?

Well, we’ve been given our first look thanks to FUT Watch. This year’s design builds on years past, with a little bit less elegance but definitely a bit more ‘pop’.

With the card back shattered and shards sticking out around the edges, the design is vastly different from FIFA 20. However, it exudes the same flair of a lot of card designs this year.

FIFA 21 TOTY SBCs & Objectives

Although EA love to give lots of opportunities for players to unlock untradeable cards through SBCs and Objectives, don’t expect there to be many for TOTY, since those cards are so high-rated and powerful.

That said, there should be at least one SBC involving this promotion, maybe not for a specific card outright but a pack that guarantees one of the TOTY players. We’ll have more info for you here once the promo kicks off and EA reveals all the details.

What time does TOTY come out FIFA 21?

Currently, there’s no indication as to when TOTY comes out, and 2021 is following a different vein than the early event start of 2020, which started on January 15. We will be sure to update this piece with any further information as it drops, so make sure to check back often.


You can also let us know who you want to see given a nod for TOTY by tweeting us over @UltimateTeamUK.