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How to complete Fernando Torres ICON SBC in FIFA 21 – requirements, solutions, cost

Published: 28/Dec/2020 19:24 Updated: 28/Dec/2020 20:49

by Bill Cooney

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EA SPORTS has released a trio of new ICON SBCs including one for Spanish legend Fernando Torres and we have all the info you need to know to unlock it quickly and cheaply.

A prolific goalscorer, Torres made a reputation for himself as one of the hardest-working strikers in the world during his time playing, consistently setting himself up for spectacular goals.

His brand new Mid ICON card is now available through a series of SBCs, so let’s take a look at the stats before we get into how you can unlock it by spending as little on it as possible.

Fernando Torres ICON SBC stats

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Stats for Torres’ Mid ICON card in FIFA 21.

Instead of an 85 OVR like his Base ICON card, Torres’ Mid comes in at an 88. Pace is 91 up from 87, shooting is up to 87 from 83, and Passing goes from 71 to 73.

This all makes for a very attractive Striker card, and because of how popular Torres still is, plenty of people will be interested. EA will make you work to earn it if you do decide to commit though.

Fernando Torres ICON SBC Requirements & Cost

Being as ICON cards are some of the best, and most highly sought-after cards in Ultimate Team, this is one set of requirements that you simply won’t be able to complete lighting fast or for super cheap. Altogether, it should run you roughly 930,000 to 1,300,000 FUT Coins depending on your platform of choice.

There are eight Squad Building Challenges you have to complete in order to finish this up, and we’ve got them all listed below, along with the rewards you get for each one. So in addition to Torres, you’re also getting eight various packs as well:

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

Top-notch

  • In Form + FUT-CHAMP Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 80
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Premium Electrum Players Pack

El Niño

  • Number  of players from Atlético de 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 Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

The Reds

  • Number of players from Liverpool: Min 1
  • In Form + FUT-CHAMP Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Prime Mixed Players Pack

Blues Silverware

  • Number of players from Chelsea: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team Chemistry: Min 65
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Rare Mixed Players Pack

National Idol

  • Number of players from Spain: Min 1
  • In Form + FUT-CHAMP Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Premium Gold Players Pack

League Finesse

  • Number of players from Serie A TIM: Min 1
  • IF + FUT-CHAMP Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Rare Electrum Players Pack

Fernando Torres ICON SBC solutions

Below are solutions to each of the requirements in Torres’ mid ICON SBC, to make things even easier, none will require any loyalty or position change cards to complete.

Born Legend

Rising Star

Top-notch

El Niño

The Reds

Blues Silverware

National Idol

League Finesse


As far as time goes, that’s one thing that shouldn’t really be an issue. You’ll have 2 months (eight weeks from December 28) to complete it, so if you really want to take things slow, you could knock one out each week and still unlock this Torres Card.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest news updates, solutions, and more for ICON and other SBCs as EA puts them out. If you do unlock Torres, send us a clip and let us know how he worked out!

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How to complete James Tavernier FIFA 21 Headliners SBC: Solutions & cost

Published: 15/Jan/2021 16:12

by Connor Bennett

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EA SPORTS have released a brand new Headliners SBC for an 86-rated version of Rangers defender James Tavernier. So, here’s how you can complete the Squad Building Challenge. 

Headliners have been in FIFA Ultimate Team for a few years, and they work in a similar way to One to Watch cards. If a player who has a Headliners card then gets a new special card which is higher rated, the Headliners version is automatically upgraded.

In FIFA 21, there have been two teams of Headliners released so far, with a few Squad Building Challenges – SBCs – thrown in for good measure too.

The newest SBC centers around Rangers right-back James Tavernier. The 29-year-old defender, who has had two in-forms in Ultimate Team already, has been bumped all the way up to an 86. So, here’s how you can get your hands on him.

Screenshot of James Tavernier's in-game stats on his Headliners card
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A look at Headliners Tavernier’s in-game stats.

James Tavernier Headliners SBC in-game stats & requirements

As you can see above, the boosted stats make Tavernier a pretty decent card to pick up, even if you haven’t built an SPFL or Rangers team. He can seamlessly fit into any team with English defenders, or ICONS, of course.

However, as you might expect, he doesn’t come all that cheap. You’ll have to build two teams to get Tavernier – each containing at least one Team of the Week player.

You can find the requirements for both, below:

England:

  • Number of English players: Min 1
  • Number of in-form players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75

Top Form:

  • Number of in-form players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 65

James Tavernier Headliners SBC cheapest solutions

Speaking of his actual price tag, according to FUTBIN, the total cost for Headliners Tavernier is between 180-190,000 coins, depending on whether you’re on Xbox, PlayStation, or Origin on PC.

However, to try and get you under that somewhat lofty price tag, we’ve got the cheapest solution for each part of the SBC below.

Team of FIFA cards for Tavernier SBC
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Solution for the Top Form part of Tavernier’s SBC.
Team of FIFA cards for Tavernier SBC
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Solution for the England part of Tavernier’s SBC.

Now, unlike the Player of the Month SBCs like Bruno Fernandes, you won’t have a full month to get the coins and cards needed to get yourself a Tavernier.

The card is only available in Ultimate Team until January 21, so make sure you act fast. And, let us know how you find Tavernier in-game by tweeting us a review over at UltimateTeamUK.