FIFA 22 FUT Captains: Team 1 leaks, Hero upgrades & predictions


FUT Captains is a new promo coming to Ultimate Team for FIFA 22. Here’s everything we know about the event so far, including the start date, Team 1 leaks, and card stats. 

There’s been no shortage of content in FIFA 22 recently. Fantasy FUT showered us with packs to open and SBCs to compete, while FUT Birthday and ICON Swaps 2 gave us plenty to work towards.

The pace shows no signs of letting up, as the next major FUT event is officially here. FUT Captains is a brand new concept in FIFA 22, and it will be focused on the Heroes that were introduced at the beginning of the season, as well as the best leaders still playing today.

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Here’s everything we know about the FUT Captains promo so far, from players included, SBCs, Objectives, and more.


FUT Heroes were a brand new card for FIFA 22, and they could be in for a big upgrade with FUT Captains.

FIFA 22 FUT Captains start date

According to reputable leaker FUT Sheriff, the FUT Captains promo was expected to start on Friday, April 8, 2022. 

Right on schedule, EA released the first Captains team at 6 PM GMT on April 8 just as leaks had suggested.

FIFA 22 FUT Captains Team 1 cards revealed

The following cards were released on April 8 as part of FUT Captains Team 1:

FIFA 22 FUT Captains leaked concept

FIFA-leaker TrustyFutTrader revealed the rumored concept on Twitter, backed later by FutSheriff. As the name gives away, the FUT Captains event will supposedly focus on the Hero players that were captains for their club or country.

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According to the leak, FUT Heroes that were given the armband during their playing days will receive hugely upgraded cards. These cards are said to be totally new and will replace the originals in packs over the course of the event.

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They appear to be similar to Icon Moments that came to FIFA 22 recently, raising the ratings and in-game stats of players to make them more in keeping with the FUT power curve.

Current leaders will also receive huge upgrades in the form of a promo team coming to packs. Expect to see massive stat boosts that produce some seriously meta cards.

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FIFA 22 FUT Captains predictions

While some have already leaked ahead of time, there are still plenty of great skippers that EA could boost during the FUT Captains event. We’ve listed the names we’re expecting to see below:

  • Hugo Lloris – Spurs (Leaked)
  • Koke – Atletico Madrid (Leaked)
  • Jordan Henderson – Liverpool (Leaked)
  • Wissam Ben Yedder – Monaco (Leaked)
  • Giorgio Chiellini – Juventus
  • Jonas Hector – FC Koln
  • Marco Reus – Borussia Dortmund
  • Manuel Neuer – Bayern Munich
  • Jose Fonte – Lille
  • Sergio Busquets – Barcelona

FUT Heroes in FIFA 22, there are some clear candidates who captained either their club or national side.

Here are the Heroes we’re expecting to see in the FUT Captains promo:

  • Robbie Keane
  • Clint Dempsey
  • Tim Cahill
  • Abedi Pele
  • Ivan Cordoba
  • Jorge Campos

There you have it! That’s everything we know about the leaked FIFA 22 FUT Captain event. We’re expecting more details to come out as we edge closer to the release date, so be sure to check back here for the latest news.

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For more on FIFA 22, take a look at our other guides:

Best FIFA 22 Ultimate Team strikers | FIFA 22 ICONs list & Hero cards | Best FIFA 22 Ultimate Team goalkeepers | FIFA 22 Career Mode best young players | Ultimate Team best center-backs