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.


FIFA 21 TOTW 2 live: Lewandowski, Haaland, Kane, Saint-Maximin, more

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:05 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 18:11

by Isaac McIntyre


EA SPORTS have released the second batch of Team of the Week players in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, and it looks like there are some exciting cards up for grabs this week.

Following the completion of another busy game week across football’s top-flight leagues, a new set of TOTW players has been released, featuring some huge names and valuable cards.


Dexerto made a number of predictions earlier in the week, included at the bottom of this article, so let’s see how they stacked up with leaks and ultimately, the official team as well.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2

The full Team of the Week #2 in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team!

Just as with the first Team of the Week, the second TOTW squad is stacked with top talent, such as the likes of Lewandowski, Courtois, Kane, and Haaland. While not as high-rated as those studs, the likes of Milan’s Hernandez and Newcastle’s Saint-Maximin should also draw a lot of attention as being “meta” players.


Here are some of the players you might be interested in:

  • Erling Haaland (86)
  • Robert Lewandowski (92)
  • Harry Kane (89)
  • Thibaut Courtois (90)
  • Ben Chilwell (84)
  • Theo Hernandez (83)
  • Jack Grealish (83)
  • Ollie Watkins (81)
  • Allan Saint-Maximin (83)
  • Renato Sanchez (82)
  • Marcel Halstenberg (84)

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2 leaked

Ahead of EA SPORTS confirming the full TOTW #2, the full squad was claimed to have been leaked – and the leaker even managed to get his hands on the same image that EA would end up tweeting out.

When did TOTW 2 go live in FIFA 21?

EA SPORTS revealed this next FIFA Team of the Week squad at 6PM (UK time) Wednesday, October 7, 2020. As per usual, they were announced and droped into packs at 6pm BST / 12pm CT / 1pm EST / 3am AEST.


These boosted player upgrades are now being announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21, unlike other years where we knew about them three hours prior. 

FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Season 1 Rewards
This could be a cracking TOTW just in time for the full FIFA 21 release!

FIFA 20 Team of the Week 32 predictions

What a week! Competitions around the world have come back for the 2020/21 season, soon after the end of last year’s staggering campaign. The back-to-back nature of these seasons, it seems, is going to lead to some exciting games.

The biggest news from the Premier League this week was Aston Villa and Tottenham each dolling out huge defeats for Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. Ollie Watkins scored three and assisted one as he led the Villans to a 7–2 victory over the champions, while Heung Min Son was unplayable against United.


There were a number of other standout performances across the weekend too. Neymar Jr. was at his electric best against Angers, while FIFA 21 cover star Erling Haaland kept up his goalscoring record in a 4–0 win over Freiburg on Saturday.

Here are our TOTW 2 predictions, so let’s see how many we got right this week!


TOTW 2 predictions

  • GK – Marko Dmitrović – SD Eibar
  • GK – Jiri Pavlenka – Werder Bremen
  • CB – Marvin Friedrich – Union Berlin
  • RB – Facundo Roncaglia – Osasuna 
  • LB – Ben Chilwell – Chelsea
  • LB – Aaron Cresswell – West Ham United
  • LB – Marcel Halstenberg – RB Leipzig
  • CM – Jorginho – Chelsea
  • CM – Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad
  • CM – Dani Di Wit – AZ Alkmaar
  • CM – Mario Pasalic – Atalanta
  • CAM – Jack Grealish – Aston Villa
  • RW – James Rodriguez – Everton
  • RM – Marcus Harness – Portsmouth
  • RW – Galeno – Braga 
  • LM – Allan Saint-Maximin – Newcastle United
  • LW – Neymar – PSG
  • LW – Heung Min Son – Spurs
  • ST – Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund 
  • ST – Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
  • ST – Patson Daka –  RB Salzburg
  • ST – Callum Wilson – Newcastle United
  • ST – Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa

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