FIFA 21 Headliners promo LIVE: Yedder, Fernandes, Fabinho

Published: 1/Jan/2021 18:30 Updated: 1/Jan/2021 19:00

by Isaac McIntyre


EA SPORTS has officially announced the next Ultimate Team promo, and it may be a bit surprising: many FUT fans were expecting Team of the Year to drop next, but instead we’re getting “Headliners” as we ring in the new year.

Events across FIFA 21 have been all jumbled and out of whack ⁠— perhaps in an effort to befuddle Ultimate Team investors ⁠— and apparently, the start of 2021 is going to be no different; “Headliners” is the next promo.

Headliners are interesting Ultimate Team cards, first introduced last year.

The bright orange special cards work in a similar fashion to “One to Watch cards. Real-life performances affect their value. Team of the Week, Team of the Group Stage, Hero, and Man of the Match cards all impact a Headliner card’s overall rating.

The key difference between Headliners and OTWs, however, is the newer card always stays +1 above the player’s highest card. It basically means it’s always going to be valuable, and stay ahead of the curve to boot.

Without further ado, here’s everything else we know about Headliners 2021 including the brand new team.

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The Headliners squad for 2021 doesn’t disappoint.

When did ‘Headliners’ begin?

Headliners was already been confirmed to be starting New Year’s week, according to leaks uncovered by popular Ultimate Team dataminer FutWatch on Dec. 29. As predicted the promo will start on the very first day of the new year, Friday, January 1.

The event should run for just over a fortnight, and end in mid-January.

Considering the promo has been tipped to last for two weeks, there’s every chance we’ll actually see two teams for this promo. This has not yet been confirmed, however, and we’ll update you if it is.

The fact that this team is called “Team 1” is a good sign we’ll indeed be getting another later on. Keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter accounts, @UltimateTeamUK and @FutWatch, to see the breaking news.

Headliners celebrate some of the best performers in world football across the season.
Headliners celebrate some of the best performers in world football across the season.

Headliners leaks

As is customary with all FIFA 21 promos this year, EA SPORTS “leaked” a number of cards early — or at least, revealed details about them.

This time around, for Headliners, we were looking at three pretty interesting cards too. The first is a Monaco star, the second is a center forward with 88 shooting, and the third and final card teased on the Ultimate Team loading screen is a Brazilian star with 85 physical as one of their stats.

There’s plenty of football superstars these cards could’ve been, but we had an inkling EA was going to load “Headliners” up with the best-sellers. That means we did indeed see Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), João Félix (CF), and Fabinho (Brazilian).

Headliners lineup: who made the team?

Last year, the best performers of the year were given the tip by EA SPORTS for the Headliners lineup. All-star footballers like Neymar Jr, Robert Lewandowski, Mohamed Salah, and plenty more huge names graced the star-studded FIFA 20 promo team.

The trend, it seems, is based on how many in-form TOTW cards those players had already raked in, and their on-the-pitch performances too.

This year EA isn’t giving us as many powerhouse cards with Headliners, but Bruno Fernandes, Zaha, and the rest should do just fine, especially if they’re able to bump the stats up over time.

The full list of Headliners Team 1 players is below:

  • Bruno Fernandes (Man U)
  • Fabinho (Liverpool)
  • Ben Yedder (AS Monaco)
  • Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace)
  • Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad)
  • Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid)
  • Jonathan Bomba (Lille OSC)
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan
  • Lukas Hradecky (Bayer Leverkusen)
  • Martin Hinteregger (Eintracht Frankfurt)
  • Jordan Amavi (Marseille)

So there you have it ⁠— everything we know about FIFA 21’s next Ultimate Team promo, Headliners, so far. Make sure you keep a few FUT coins in your back pocket; if the event is anything like last year, there’s some cracking cards on the way!

We’ll update this article when the promo begins. As always, stick with us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA news, updates, and content.


How to complete Cannavaro ICON SBC in FIFA 21: solutions, cost, more

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:54

by Bill Cooney


EA SPORTS has released another trio of new ICON cards for FIFA 21 including one for legendary Italian center back Fabio Cannavaro, and we have all the info you need to unlock it quickly and without spending every single coin you have (hopefully).

Icon cards are some of the most powerful to come out in each new FIFA game, and Prime Icons are the best of these best, so it’s no surprise that Cannavaro is an absolute powerhouse.

The Italian was part of his nation’s 2006 World Cup-winning team, and has so many more accolades that could be an article itself. But we’re not here to look at that, we’re here to look at his FIFA 21 stats, requirements, cheapest price, and solution, so let’s get right into it.

Cannavaro Prime ICON SBC in-game stats

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Stats for Fabio Cannavaro’s Prime Icon card in FIFA 21.

Obviously the highlight here is Fabio’s Defending, and why wouldn’t it be? It comes in at a 95, a three-point upgrade from 92 on his Mid-tier card.

Pace sees a four-point boost from 76 to 80 as well, and Physicality is also up three from 82 to 85 for this card. If you’re building an Italian team to end all Italian teams, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a bigger brick wall than Cannavaro.

Cannavaro Prime ICON SBC price & requirements

For a card with such high-end defensive stats, it’s not all too expensive if we look at how ICON cards have been normally priced. Altogether it should run you around 894,000 to 1.2 million FUT Coins, depending on which platform you prefer to play on.

If you’ve played Ultimate Team at all you’ll know that ICONS aren’t just expensive, they also mean a lot of requirements. Here there are seven separate ones to complete, but you do also get a pack reward for each as well, in addition to Cannavaro’s Prime ICON card at the end.

The full list, along with the rewards are below:

Born Legend

  • Rare: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Bronze
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Small Silver Players Pack

Rising Star

  • Rare: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Silver
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Jumbo Silver Pack


  • In Form + FUT-CHAMP Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 82
  • Team Chemistry: Min 80
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Gold Players Pack

Los Blancos

  • Number of players from Real Madrid: Min 1
  • In Form + FUT-CHAMP Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 84
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Prime Electrum Players Pack


  • Number of players from Piemonte Calcio: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Premium Gold Players Pack

Il Muro di Berlino

  • Number of players from Italy + Number of players from France: Min 1
  • In Form + FUT-CHAMP Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team Chemistry: Min 65
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Small Rare Gold Players Pack

League Legend

  • Number of players from Serie A TIM: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 88
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Mega Pack

Cannavaro Prime ICON SBC solutions

Now that that’s out of the way let’s get into the cheapest solutions. To help you out, we have one cheap solution for each squad down below, and to make things even easier none will require any loyalty or position change cards to complete.

Born Legend Solution

Rising Star solution

Top-notch solution

Los Blancos solution

Bianconeri solution

Il Muro di Berlino solution

League Legend solution

This is a lot of work to do for one card, but don’t worry too much as you have until February 9 to get them all done.  That won’t make it any cheaper, but you won’t have to rush yourself too much, at least.

As usual, be sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest ICON SBCs and more FIFA 21 updates, and if you do unlock Cannavaro, let us know how he does with a clip of him in action!