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FIFA 21 David Beckham edition & ICONs reveal: How to get free ICON card

Published: 18/Nov/2020 15:45 Updated: 18/Nov/2020 16:34

by David Purcell

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EA SPORTS and David Beckham have finally confirmed the worst kept secret in FIFA 21, that he will be added to the game in what he’s advertising as a new Beckham edition of the title. There are new ICON cards coming soon, as well as a free special item players can unlock. 

The football legend took his success from Manchester United and turned it into mass fame like nobody had achieved before, setting the standard for English players today to move to other countries to continue their development.

During his successful career, he played for many of the world’s top clubs after leaving Manchester – including LA Galaxy, AC Milan, Real Madrid, and more.

Now, in 2020, he’s one of the key figures behind Inter Miami in the MLS – and also, apparently, the next FIFA 21 cover star.

FIFA 21 David Beckham edition revealed

The news was announced on November 18, when he posted an image to his Instagram page. This announcement follows the discovery of his game face as part of Update 5, which rolled out just a day before on consoles.

He said: “23 years later… so proud to be back on the cover,” posting an image of him in the FIFA 21 cover art.

FIFA 21 David Beckham edition
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FIFA 21 David Beckham Edition is being teased online.

Soon after, EA followed up with a promotional video on Twitter, confirming a new special card could be unlocked by players.

What is the FIFA 21 David Beckham edition?

There’s a new FIFA 21 David Beckham Edition link on the UK website for the game, which will celebrate not only the story of his career but also the move over to next-generation consoles as well.

FIFA 21 David Beckham edition
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The David Beckham edition can be seen on the EA website already.

How to get FIFA 21 David Beckham card

There has been talk for some time about whether or not the 100 ICON cards for FUT 21 would be extended by another major player from the world of football. Now, we know Beckham is the next big name to join the pack.

In terms of official information, the website states: “Play FIFA 21 by January 15th 2021 and starting December 15th, you’ll receive an untradeable, one-of-a-kind David Beckham Item to add to your dream squad in FUT – celebrating the legendary English midfielder’s LaLiga debut for Real Madrid in the 03/04 season.

“Plus, take Beckham back to the street as a Groundbreaker in VOLTA FOOTBALL.”

To get his special card in-game, simply follow these steps.

  1. Load up FIFA 21.
  2. Play the game between now and January 15, 2021.
  3. Receive the Beckham card as an untradeable special card in Ultimate Team.
  4. Receive the Beckham Groundbreaker in VOLTA Football.

FIFA 21 David Beckham ICON forms

As see on the live website page, there will be this special Beckham card – but also a further three ICONs added to FIFA 21. These can be seen below.

beckham fifa 21 icon forms
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Here’s how all three FIFA 21 ICONs will look in-game.
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How to complete Alessandrini Flashback SBC in FIFA 21: solutions & cost

Published: 28/Nov/2020 18:44 Updated: 28/Nov/2020 19:28

by Bill Cooney

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A new Flashback SBC is available in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team for French Winger Romain Alessandrini, celebrating his goal-studded 2017-2018 seasons for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

SBC’s are a great way to fill out your card collection in FUT, and if you’re in need of a new Winger, Alessandrini might be just the man you’re looking for.

Now playing for Chinese Super League team Qingdao Huanghai, the Winger notched two of the best seasons in his career while playing for the Galaxy in the MLS (13 goals in 2017 & 11 in 2018), which this new Flashback card harkens back to.

Alessandrini Stats
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Stats for Alessandrini’s Flashback SBC in FIFA 21.

To start off, just check out that 92 Pace on an 85 OVR card. You really couldn’t ask for anything better with 91 Sprint Speed and 93 Acceleration. Shooting, Passing, and Dribbling also all clock in at high to mid-80s as well.

Defending and Physicality are his weak points, but the good news is that there’s only one single challenge you have to knock out in order to wrap up this SBC and grab the fleet-footed Frenchman for yourself.

Altogether these tasks should run you around 92,000 to about 105,000 FUT Coins to complete, which isn’t too shabby at all considering the Acceleration and Sprint Speed stats he’s packing. The full requirements are listed below:

Romain Alessandrini

  • Number of players from France: Min 1
  • IF Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11

Below are a couple of the cheapest solutions we’ve found to this Flashback SBC, and to make things even easier they don’t require any loyalty to complete.

Alessandrini Flashback Solution 1

Alessandrini Flashback SBC solution 1
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A cheap solution to Alessandrini’s Flashback SBC in FIFA 21.

Alessandrini Flashback Solution 2

Alessandrini Flashback SBC solution 2
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Another cheap solution to Alessandrini’s Flashback SBC in FIFA 21.

Now that you know all there is to know about how to knock this SBC out, the only question left is: is it worth it? Looking at the stats alone, especially that 92 Pace, we’d definitely say this SBC is worthwhile, if you can afford to do so.

As always, be sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA 21 news, updates, leaks, and SBC solutions as they happen.