How to complete Nick Pope FUT Birthday SBC in FIFA 20: solution & cost - Dexerto

How to complete Nick Pope FUT Birthday SBC in FIFA 20: solution & cost

Published: 9/Apr/2020 22:55

by David Purcell


Burnley’s Nick Pope has been shining brighter than many of the other Premier League goalkeepers during the 2019/20 season, and FIFA 20 Ultimate Team players can now pick up his FUT Birthday special card by completing an SBC.

The in-game event, which celebrates the creation of FUT each year, has already brought a whole host of Squad Building Challenges to the game – most recently for Rodrigo Moreno, Malang Sarr, Tiemoue Bakayoko, and more.

Now, if you thought these previous special cards were good, and maybe a bit out of your price range, wait until you see this ‘keeper. So, let’s run through Pope’s in-game stats, requirements, cost, and solutions – so you can decide if you want to add him to your squad.

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FUT Birthday Nick Pope SBC in FIFA 20

In-game stats

Before we delve deeper into this challenge, it’s worth noting that Pope – who is hoping to prove himself to be England’s next No.1 goalkeeper at international level – has five star skill moves with this new version.

Aside from that, as the stats show below, he also has 88 handling, 85 kicking, and 88 positioning. This card is also a whopping five overall ratings higher than his only in-form card in FIFA 20, showing a significant upgrade.

Nick Pope FUT Birthday SBC

Deadline and requirements

If you want to add Pope’s FUT Birthday card to your Ultimate Team, it’s probably best to not hang around as it will only be available in-game until April 12. Of course, it’s also non-repeatable. The full list of requirements can be found below.

  • Number of players from England: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 84
  • Team Chemistry: Min 80
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Nick Pope FUT Birthday (87)

Nick Pope FUT Birthday cost and solution

Unlike many other FUT Birthday cards, Pope actually isn’t too pricey – especially considering he’s the only goalkeeper in the entire game with five star skills. According to the FUTBIN database, he will set you back around 50,000 on PlayStation 4, 57,000 on Xbox One, and if you play on PC, the challenge will cost around 48,000 to finish.

Of course, do have in mind that markets change quickly on all platforms, so this may be higher or lower when you come to do it. Finally, here’s our recommended solution.

Nick Pope FUT Birthday solution
Here is one way to complete the Nick Pope FUT Birthday SBC.

That’s just one team that can work, but there are obviously a few other alternatives as well if you find that one or two of the cards have become a little expensive – so feel free to mix them around slightly to suit.

If you’re interested in completing even more SBCs in FIFA 20, we also have guides for the TOTW Upgrade challenge, Oldie but Goldie, and more.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic blasts EA over FIFA 21 game face rights

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:01

by David Purcell


AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had the whole world talking about him due to his insane scoring run in Serie A, but has opened a new debate with FIFA 21 makers EA SPORTS over his game face rights. 

His team is sitting pretty at the top of the table in Italy’s top flight, and after scoring two goals in Milan’s 3-1 victory over Napoli on November 22, much of the talk surrounding the player was about a possible inclusion in Team of the Week 9.

That being said, if there’s one thing Zlatan does better than anybody, it’s control the conversation about him.

Ibrahimovic challenges EA over image rights

He certainly did that on November 23, as he took to Twitter to blast EA SPORTS for using his game face without “permission” – he says.

In a series of tweets, the player said: “Who gave FIFA EA Sport permission to use my name and face? I’m not aware to be a member of Fifpro and if I am I was put there without any real knowledge through some weird manouver. And for sure I never allowed or Fifpro to make money using me.

“Somebody is making profit on my name and face without any agreement all these years. Time to investigate,” he adds in a follow-up.

As expected, the move has sent shockwaves on the social media platform.

The Swede is accusing EA SPORTS of using his face to make money, though his club AC Milan actually signed an exclusive agreement this year to allow the developers to use accurate face scans for the entire team. The same goes for other EA Official Partner Clubs, such as Real Madrid and Inter Milan.

FIFA 21 milan
AC Milan are one of many EA Official Partner clubs.

There appears to be some confusion about the situation, between player, club and developer, and this story is likely to be a developing one. Should we hear more from Zlatan or other official sources, we’ll be sure to keep this article updated.

Fans of AS Roma will know the feeling of seeing their club restrict devs from using their player likenesses and official club branding in FIFA 21. Should Ibrahimovic pursue this further from a legal standpoint, there’s a chance his likeness could also be restricted for FIFA games in the future.