FIFA 19 Road to the Final Upgrades | FUT RTTF UCL & UEL Updates

Published: 9/Nov/2018 19:14 Updated: 8/Nov/2019 17:52

by David Cotton


FIFA 19 Road to the Final upgrades have arrived in FUT! These dynamic player items come in the form of UEFA Champions League and Europa League cards. They will be upgraded throughout the season based on the success of their club in the UCL or UEL.

For the very first time in FIFA Ultimate Team history, and for a limited time only, unique UEFA Champions League Road to the Final and UEFA Europa League Road to the Final cards will be available in FUT packs.

Road to the Final (RTTF/RTF) is all about a team’s success in these prestigious competitions. These dynamic player items will receive upgrades whenever their club wins or advances through select stages of the UCL and UEL. FIFA 19 Road to the Final players will be upgraded regardless of their individual performances.

CONFIRMED: FIFA 20 Road to the Final Upgrades | UCL & UEL RTTF FUT Cards

FIFA 19 Road to the Final | UCL FUT Card Upgrades Explained

FIFA 19 RTF includes 21 UEFA Champions League cards, these will be available in FUT packs until 6pm (UK time), November 16, 2018. A total of four UEFA Europa cards will also be released via SBCs (Squad Building Challenges), throughout the event. 

These brand new FIFA 19 RTTF cards are sure to add some extra excitement to upcoming Champions League and Europa League fixtures! Follow how the world’s biggest football clubs perform in their campaign for European glory. The FUT 19 Road To the Final has begun!

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FIFA 19 Road to the Final UCL Upgrades

UEFA Champions League Update (April 20)

FIFA 19 Road to the Final UCL Upgrades (April 20)

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  • CB: Virgil van Dijk 92 (Netherlands / Liverpool)
  • CDM: Fabinho 89 (Brazil / Liverpool)
  • CB: Gerard Piqué 91 (Spain / FC Barcelona)
  • ST: Luis Suárez 95 (Uruguay / FC Barcelona)
  • RB: Serge Aurier 89 (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • CB: Davinson Sánchez 90 (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • LB: Nicolás Tagliafico 87 (AFC Ajax)

FIFA 19 Road to the Final UEL Upgrades

UEFA Europa League Update (April 20)

FIFA 19 Road to the Final UEL Upgrades (April 20)

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  • LB: Marcos Alonso 89 (Chelsea)
  • ST: Ante Rebić 88 (Eintracht Frankfurt)
  • CAM: Henrikh Mkhitaryan 90 (Arsenal)
  • CM: Geoffrey Kondogbia 89 (Central African Republic / Valencia CF)

FUT 19 Road to the Final FAQ

When will FUT 19 RTTF players be upgraded?

Every Road to the Final card starts with an in-form upgrade at the beginning of the event. Following this, each time a player’s team advances through particular stages of the tournament, their RTTF item will receive a further upgrade. Each player has the potential to receive a total of seven upgrades throughout FIFA 19 Ultimate Team!

UEFA Champions League Upgrades:

  • Advancing to the Knockout Stage
  • Winning in the first leg of Round of 16
  • Advancing to the Quarter-Final
  • Advancing to the Semi-Final
  • Advancing to the Final
  • Winning the Final

UEFA Europe League Upgrades:

  • Advancing to the Knockout Stage
  • Advancing to the Round of 16
  • Advancing to the Quarter-Final
  • Advancing to the Semi-Final
  • Advancing to the Final
  • Winning the Final

How big will each RTF upgrade be?

On each occasion an RTF card is upgraded they will receive the equivalent of an in-form upgrade. 

Will a Road to the Final player still receive an upgrade if they don’t play and their team advances?

Yes, a player does not need to be selected or have played in the game for them to be upgraded. 

What happens if a FIFA 19 Road to the Final player transfers to a different club?

If the player transfers to a team not playing in either the UCL or UEL they will no longer receive any upgrades. 

What happens if a player’s club ends up third in the UEFA Champions League group stage?

The player’s card will be updated to a UEFA Europa League RTF item, they will not receive a +1 OVR upgrade for advancing to the Knockout stage, but they will continue to receive upgrades if their team advances further in the competition.   

Please note – dynamic player items can take a few hours to update in-game.

Are you a fan of this new FIFA 19 Road to the Final concept? Will this result in you watching more UEFA Champions League & UEFA Europa League football matches? Let us know your thoughts and opinions via Twitter!

(Last updated: April 20, 2019).


Son Heung-min builds his dream “Ultimate player” in FIFA 21

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:25 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 1:28

by Bill Cooney


Tottenham star Son Heung-Min sat down with Irish footballer David Meyer to build the ultimate Hotspur card for FUT 21, and it would be an absolute titan were it real.

Son is generally considered one of the best wingers playing today, and was named EA Sports Premier League Player of the Month for the third time in October 2020.

Along with Meyer, the South Korean concocted an Ultimate Teammate, a monster of a card combining the best stats from Tottenham players including himself, albeit a bit reluctantly.

Each of the six stats that make up a FIFA player card — Pace, Shooting, Passing, Dribbling, Defense, and Physical — were included, and the end result is a Frankenstein’s Monster of skill that you would never want to go up against (though, we’d take him on our squad).

So, let’s take a look at what Son managed to cook up, starting with Pace, and running on through the list:

Pace — Lucas Moura

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Lucas is certainly speedy, so we can’t fault Son here.

For any fan of the Spurs, the choice of Lucas Moura for best Pace will come as no surprise, boasting a highly decent 92 on his regular gold card.

“Lucas is definitely faster than me,” Son laughed, when prodded by Meyer that he might actually have the edge in speed. EA apparently agrees, only giving the Winger an 88 Pace for his standard card.

Shooting — Harry Kane

Who else but Harry Kane? That 92 shooting will fit in quite nicely.

For shooting, the choice was none other than Harry Kane, who comes in with 92 in that category, one of the highest on Tottenham.

Again, Son was reluctant to name himself. Possibly because he’s a crack FIFA expert and was aware Kane has six more points in shooting than his 86, that, or he’s just doesn’t want to leave anyone out.

Dribbling — Lucas Moura

Despite considering Steven Bergwijn and himself (again) for best dribbling on Tottenham, Son once again went with the reliable pick of Moura.

While Bergwijn is only an 85 DRB, it could have really gone either way between the final two contestants, but an unwillingness to give himself much credit led to Lucas getting picked once again.

Passing — Giovani Lo Celso

Argentine Giovani Lo Celso was Son’s pick for Tottenham’s best passer.

For Passing, Midfielder Giovani Lo Celso got the nod, but only comes in with an 82 for his standard card in the stat. Still, we have to remember this was only Tottenham players that were able to be picked.

That, and Son has hooked with Son quite a few times for memorable goals over their careers, which could have been another factor in the pick.

Defending —Toby Alderweireld

Belgian back Toby Alderweireld’s 85 DEF got him a spot on the Ultimate card.

After joking that the upgrade to make his DEF 45 for his latest POTM card might be enough to finally make him choose himself, Son made a more reasonable choice and went with Alderweireld.

87 Defence is definitely nothing to scoff at, and put together with our sixth and final stat, it helps to make this “Ultimate Card” absolutely freakish.

Physical — Moussa Sissoko

Looking at the stats, it’s easy to see why Sissoko got the pick here.

Finally, rounding things out at Physical is Moussa Sissoko who comes in with an 89 — his best stat by far. This was one area where Son probably wouldn’t be considered either, on top of Defense.

Altogether, we get a 99 OVR card boasting 92 Pace, 91 Shooting, 82 Passing, 87 Dribbling, 87 Defense, and 89 Physical. Just imagine for a moment the price tag that would come along with the SBC for this bad boy.

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An absolute monstrosity, in more ways than one.

Luckily, Son’s Ultimate Teammate card will most likely never make it into FIFA 21 itself, as it would be massively overpowered — if you haven’t picked up on that already.

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