Cards Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

 
 

You need to know the rules to play a game and this one is no different. With our cards guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team, you will get to know the basic and most important rules of the game.

 
 

UPDATE

Maio 2015
Released new purple cards – Heroes In Form

March 2015
EA Sports released a St Patricks Day squad with green cards. Obviously, these cards are not iMOTM. They are regular cards just like the normal ones but they are green from 6pm March 13 to 6pm March 18 2015 (UK time). The stats are exactly the same ones. Even the old cards are green during these days.
All of them will be back to gold / silver after March 18.


 
 
 
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Cards for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

 

FUT 15 is the most popular game mode of the FIFA franchise. In this game, the aim is to get the right cards to build the best team possible.

The first thing you should try to answer is ‘how do cards come into the game ?‘. The FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Cards are created by EA Sports. They randomly place them into packs. You have four different ways to get one of these packs with cards:

    When you create a new club it doesn’t matter if you have started playing FUT 15 or if you have deleted your club and created a new one, you will always get a starter pack. It will consist of 34 untradeable cards, (29 bronze, 2 silver and 3 gold). This pack, besides enough players to start playing and coming with 45 contracts each, also gives you everything you need to start your club.

    When you purchase packs in the store you can go to your console’s FUT store and use FIFA Points to buy how many packs you wish. Click here to learn more about it.

    When you win tournaments or seasons you win prizes.
    There are a few single players seasons and many tournaments that reward you every time you win them. Check here which tournaments and seasons offer packs to the winners.

    When EA gives you a gift
    It is not usual, but sometimes you can get free packs offered by EA Sports. If you have played previous FUT’s, you will be rewarded with at least one welcome back pack upon first accessing. During specific and very limited periods of time, like holidays or just before the retail game release, EA Sports will also give you daily gifts. You just need to login to Ultimate Team once a day to redeem your pack. It is very rare, but EA Sports may surprise you too with special campaigns and anniversary offers.

 

Obviously you can buy the cards you want to purchase directly in the transfer market. In that case you will not be the first owner.

 

Any FIFA 15 Ultimate Team card can be classified according to its type and its category.
The type tells us what is the role of the card. The category tells us how good the card is.

 
 
 
 

FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Cards Types

 

All you have in your FUT 15 club is cards. These cards have different types, each one with different roles.

In FUT 15 there are four types of cards: players, staff, consumables and club items.
To know more about each one, just click on the corresponding link:

 

 
 

The following table shows you the differences between the four types of FUT 15 cards:

CategoriesSubTypesCardsDuplicate Items
Players34+15000No
Staff35434No
Consumables38191Yes
Club Items342168No


 
 
 
 

FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Cards Categories

 

No matter if you are talking about a player’s card, a staff card, a consumables card or a club item card, there is always a category associated to them. The category tells you how good a card is. This is the way to distinguish the cards of the same type.

There are three FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Cards Categories:

  • Gold, the best one;
  • Silver;
  • Bronze, the worst one;

 

In the case of the players’ cards, their quality is measured by their ratings:

  • Gold, for ratings between 75 and 99.
  • Silver, for ratings between 65 and 74;
  • Bronze, for ratings up to 64;

Whether it is a regular card or an in form card, all players fit in one of these three categories.

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Players’ Cards

 

The players’ cards are the most important and also the most complex of the game. They are essential so that you can play. Before any game, you will need to fill the starting eleven slots but also the seven slots for substitutes. Without that, you cannot play. That’s why the starter pack gives you, at least, 18 untradeable players.

Unlikely other game modes, in Ultimate Team players are not improved over the time, except when they are released on IF cards

If you want a specific player, our suggestion is that you go and search for him on the market using the player filters. This way you will only spend coins on cards you don’t have and you will be equipping your club according to what it needs. Obviously the cards you get from packs should also be taken into account. However, if you think they are not necessary, put them on the market and get a few coins from them.

You can keep as many player’s cards as you want in your club, as long as there are no duplicates. You can have them duplicated on the transfer list or targets, though. In this case, the only limit you have is the list’s maximum capacity that can be increased with the respective EAS FC catalogue items.

Every time you get a player card in a pack or you buy one in the market, you need to send it to your team if you want to use it. In order to do that, you just need to select ‘send to the active squad‘. If you cannot find the card in your squad, and if you are sure that you have not discard it or send it to the transfer list or transfer market, then it is because probably your squad was full and you have send it to the club. In that case, look for it in ‘My Club’ and swap it for another player.

It is not possible to improve the rating or the stats of any player card, except using training cards. However, it only lasts for one match. If you have found a card very similar with a card you own but with a different rating, stats, league or club it is because it is a different card type.

 

The table below allows identification of the similarities and differences between the five types of staff cards there are:

Colour
(1)
Cards
(2)
Bonus (3)Frequency (4)Season
(5)
Availability (6)Rating (7)Rarity (8)Price (9)
RegularGold/Grey/Brown+1500001xSep-SepAlways#10#4#9
UpgradeGold/Grey/Brown+- 10031xFeb-MarAlways#8#4#7
TransferGold/Grey/Brown+- 300002xFeb-Mar Aug-SepAlways#10#4#8
TOTWBlack+- 950252xSep-Sep7 days#9#4#6
TOTYBlue1171xJan7 days#3#4#2
TOTSBlue+- 65058xMay-Jun7 days#5#4#4
MOTMOrange+- 302Mar-Sep1 day#7#4#5
iMOTMGreen21xJul1 day#6#4#5
HeroesPurple+- 7525xMay-Jun1 day#7#4#5
SpecialBlue171x1 day#2#2#1
FUTTIESPink1121xJul1 day#9#4#5
ProCyan+-20+10#1#1n.a.
LegendWhite5601xSep-SepAlways#4#3#3


 

Legend:
(1) Colour – Card’s main colour
(2) Cards – Amount of different cards
(3) Bonus – Stat’s average increase
(4) Frequency – Number of times that cards are released in a year
(5) Season – Months in which cards are released
(6) Availability – Duration of cards in packs
(7) Stats – Descending order of average rating
(8) Rarity – Increasing order of the number of copies by card
(9) Price – Descending order of average price

 

We will now examine in detail each group of player’s cards.

 
 
 
 

 

Regular Players’ Cards

 

Regular cards are the most basic ones. Every player must have one. All other cards are modifications made from these ones. At the beginning of the game, all the FIFA 15 Ultimate Team players’ cards belong to the regular category. These cards have the innate characteristics and attributes of the player.

As the game progresses, users can change many of the card features such as the preferred position and preferred chemistry style. However, these cards are still considered regular cards. Only the game system can create non-regular cards. It is important to notice again that it is not possible to improve the rating or the stats in a permanent way.

Except for Legends, all the players have a regular card

In FIFA 15 Ultimate Team, there are more than 15,000 regular cards, corresponding to as many players. They are always in packs, for the whole the year. The only time that a player doesn’t have his cards in packs, is when it is being released another card is released of him.

The ratings and the stats of regular cards are calculated according to the player’s performance and popularity in the previous 365 days. The card with higher ratings is the one of Lionel Messi (93).

When a card is released for the first time and assigned to its first owner, it comes with fitness 99 and seven contracts, except for the players of starter pack that have 45 contracts.

 

Cards Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team - Types, Categories and Colours Explained

FUT 15 Regular Cards


 

 
 
 
 

Upgraded Players’ Cards

 

As we already have explained, it is not possible to improve the stats of any regular card. However, if a player stands out in the real world, in such a way that his card becomes strongly outdated, EA comes to justice introducing a new type of card.

The upgraded players’ cards, also known as UP cards, are usually released in January or February with the goal of adjust the players’ rating and players’ attributes to the reality. They are physically identical to the originals, except on rating and stats.

These cards are usually assigned to the best players of the first half of the season. They must have played well in a consistent way throughout this period and not only in few games, showing that their old regular card was really outdated. The average rating increase to these cards are 3 points, which is explained by the fact that they are only assigned to players who had a marked development and not to minor adjustments.

The upgraded cards are released only once a year

As soon as upgraded cards are released, they replace all the respective regular cards that are supposed to be released in packs until the end of the game. That is, the only card you will find in packs is the new one but you may find both cards in the transfer market.

You can have the regular card and the upgraded card of the same player in your club. However, you cannot use them both in your squad at the same time.

If you own a regular card and EA releases an upgraded card of that player, your card no longer will be available in packs and your old overall will not be updated. However, if instead of regular card you own an In Form card of an upgraded player, all of his IF’s will be upgraded respectively. Let’s see an example: if the rating of a regular card is 80 and the upgraded card is 82, an existing IF card 82 will be automatically boosted to 84. These rating increase is limited by 74 and by 64 for silver and bronze cards, respectively, if a player is upgraded to the next category.

The upgraded cards are released once a year and may be particularly interesting to all gamers that already own that player and want to improve him or to all of those who look for more quality choices to build a team.

 

 
 
 
 

Transfer Players’ Cards

 

In order to keep the game updated, EA moves in to FIFA 15 Ultimate Team what is happening in the real transfer market.

When a player moves from his club to another one in the real world, EA Sports releases a new card of this player: the transfer card. The only difference you will find between the new card and the old one, the regular version, is the club and eventually the league. In everything else they are physically identical to the originals, including the ratings and the stats which remain unchanged.

These cards are released two times in the year: during the Winter Transfers Season, on February and March, and during the Summer Transfers Season, on August and September. In any of these cases, the cards are released as the transfers are occurring.

EA does a remarkable effort to reflect all transfers in the game. Among the 3,000 transfer cards, are included the players that come back from a loan to their original clubs. Players who do not have regular cards in the game will not be added even if they were transferred to a club covered by the FUT 15 database.

From time to time, and based on the performances during the season, it may happen that a transfer card may see their rating to be improved or their position changed. However, it is very rare.

When a player is transferred to a more popular club or league, his price increases several times in the beginning

As soon as transfer cards are released, they replace all the respective regular cards that are supposed to be released in packs until the end of the game. That is, the only cards you will find in packs ate the new ones but you may find both cards on the transfer market. If you own a regular card and EA releases a transfer card of that player, your card will not be updated.

You can have the regular card and the transfer card of the same player in your club. However, you cannot use them both in your squad at the same time.

Apparently these cards are not an added value for your club because their stats remain unchanged. However, they can become interesting if they allow new clubs, leagues and nationalities pairings, thereby benefiting the chemistry.

 

 
 
 
 

In Form Players’ Cards

 

One of the features that makes this game mode so interesting is its dynamic component. During the season, and depending on the players’ form in the real world, EA releases In Form (IF) Cards that change the players’ attributes. To own one of these cards is like having a player in your team with potential to play permanently as well as he did when he stood out.

IF Cards are the most valuable cards of FIFA 15 Ultimate Team and they can be grouped into the following subcategories: Team of the Week (TOTW), Team of the Year (TOTY), Team of the Season (TOTS), Man of the Match (MOTM), International Man of the Match (iMOTM), Special, Pro Players and Legends (only in XBox).

 

 
 
 

Team of the Week Cards

 

Since FUT 10, every week EA Sports selects eighteen players of any category based on their good real performances on the previous week and joined them in a single team. That team is called Team of the Week and you can play against them in the ‘TOTW Challenge’.

To each one of the players of this team, it is assigned a new black card which becomes available in packs for a week, replacing the corresponding regular card. In other words, in the week a player gets his TOTW cards in packs, it is impossible to find his regular card there. Your odds of pulling a TOTW card from a pack are exactly the same of pulling the regular card of that player in another week.

If you own the regular card of a TOTW player, your card will keep unchanged. If you want the improved version, you will need to buy the corresponding TOTW version in the market or cross your fingers when opening a pack in that week.

The ratings and attributes of TOTW cards are usually boosted in one, two or three points. The position of the players in these cards may change if, in the previous week, they played really well in a different position.

It is possible to a player to get a TOTW card of another category. The only thing that he needs is to have received another TOTW card with the maximum rating of his regular card category. For example: if a player is a 72 and his TOTW is a 74, the second TOTW card may be gold instead of silver.

Usually, the TOW players selection is based in the domestic leagues represented in the game. In extraordinary situations, like when these leagues are interrupted, players who have played well for their national teams can also be selected.

Each Team of the Week is announced at Wednesday at 3pm (UK time) and the cards are released in packs in the same day three hours later, at 6pm. In FUT 15 it will be released 52 TOTW. The first one at September 17th and the last one year later. You can see all the TOTW clicking here.

It is possible to a player to have more than one TOTW card, if they have been assigned in different weeks. These cards differ from each other only in the ratings and attributes (eventually in the position too). The more recent is the card, the higher is its rating. The same is to say, for a player gets a second TOTW card, he must play better than when he got the first one because the rating is higher now. That’s why in the first TOTWs, the improvements are only one or two points.

You can have the regular card and the TOTW card of the same player in your club. However, you cannot use them both in your squad at the same time.

By being permanently in packs, the TOTW cards are the In Form cards that make the better connection between real football and the game.

 

Cards Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team - Types, Categories and Colours Explained

FUT 15 TOTW Cards


 

 
 
 

Team of the Year Cards

 

Every year since FUT 12, in early January, EA Sports build a team of players based on their real performance on the previous year. The players of this TOTY are selected from the voting of FIFPro, the world wide professional footballers association, and announced in the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala. They are supposed to be the best players in the world.

The market has a tendency to anticipate the TOTY weeks before its release

They are upgraded with a blue TOTY card which becomes available in packs for a week (two days for each position and a final day with all players together). In the week a player gets his TOTY card in packs, it is impossible to find his regular card there. Your odds of pulling a TOTY card from a pack are exactly the same of pulling the regular card of that player in another week.

If you own the regular card of a TOTY player, your card will keep unchanged. If you want the improved version, you will need to buy the corresponding TOTY version in the market or pull it from a pack.

The players ratings and stats of TOTY cards are usually boosted in six or seven points. The position of the players in these cards may change if, in the previous year, they played really well in a new position.

The Team of the Year is released once per year. It means that these very special blue cards are assigned only to eleven players (one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards), that can be of any league and category. Usually they are all gold and play in the BBVA, Barclays and Bundesliga. You can see the previous TOTYs here.

You can have the regular card and the TOTY card of the same player in your club. However, you cannot use them both in your squad at the same time.

Excepting the Pro Players and the special cards, these ones are usually the most expensive cards of the whole FUT 15.

 

Cards Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

FUT 15 TOTY Card


 

 
 
 

Team of the Season Cards

 

Since FUT 12, that in every end of the season (European calendar), more exactly in May and June, EA Sports build teams based on the players real performances on that season. Unlike what happens with the TOTY, in the TOTS the players are chosen by their performances in the season and not for the full year. Instead of releasing a single team, the Team of the Season is made by eleven teams, each one of a popular league: Community Team of the three categories, Barclays Premier League, Football League, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Liga BBVA, Restof teh World and EAS FC. Besides these ones, a All-Star MLS is also released in early August.

Each Team of the Season has 23 or 18 players that can be of any category. Depending of which TOTS we are talking about, the players may be chosen by the community (Community Team) or by EA (other ones).

Each one of these players is assigned a new blue card which becomes available in packs for a week for most of the time, replacing the corresponding regular card. In other words, during the period that a player gets his TOTS cards in packs, it is impossible to find his regular card there. Your odds of pulling a TOTS card from a pack are exactly the same of pulling the regular card of that player in another time.

If you own the regular card of a TOTS player, your card will keep unchanged. If you want the improved version, you will need to buy the corresponding TOTS version in the market or pray to pull it from a pack.

The TOTS cards rewards the best players of the most popular leagues

The ratings and attributes of TOTS cards are usually boosted in four, five or six points. The position of the players in these cards may change if, in the most of the season, they played really well in a different position.

Teams of the Season are announced at Wednesdays, at 4pm (UK time), during the period of six week in which TOTS are active. The cards are released in packs in the same day two hours later, at 6pm, at the same time of TOTW of these weeks. You can see the previous TOTS here.

Each player can only have one TOTS card, even if he was elected for more than one team of the season. For example, he may be chosen to the Community or EASFC TOTS and make also part of the TOTS of the league where he plays. Any of these cards will be exactly the same.

You can have the regular card and the TOTS card of the same player in your club. However, you cannot use them both in your squad at the same time.

The release of the TOTS cards are responsible for one of the biggest market crashes. It is made in a time when many gamers already have their solid teams and are looking for a way to improve them without spending all their coins in TOTY cards and getting better improvements than the ones from TOTW cards.

 

Cards Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

FUT 15 TOTS Cards


 

 
 
 

Man of the Match Cards

 

The MOTM cards were created in FUT 12 to reward the best players of matches not covered by the TOTW cards. It is the case of the UEFA club competitions final stages and domestic cups finals.

An orange card is assigned to the best players of these matches, according to EA Sports. They become available in packs for only 24 hours. During this period, which starts at midnight (UK time), the Man of the Match cards replace the corresponding regular cards. In other words, in the day a player gets his MOTM cards in packs, it is impossible to find his regular card there. Your odds of pulling a MOTM card from a pack are exactly the same of pulling the regular card of that player in another day.

If you own the regular card of a player elected MOTM, your card will keep unchanged. If you want the improved version, you will need to buy the corresponding MOTM version in the market or pull it from a pack in that day.

The ratings and attributes of MOTM cards are usually boosted in one or two points, compared with their last TOTW card or, if it doesn’t exist, their regular card. The position of the players in these cards may change if, in that match, they played really well in a different position.

These cards don’t have any periodicity. Usually they are released between March and September, because it is when the tournaments are coming to the end or when domestic Super Cups take place, with predominance for weekdays. Each MOTM card is released only a few hours after the match. It is not possible to have more than one MOTM card for the same game.

It is possible for a player to have more than one MOTM card, if they have been assigned in different games. These cards differ from each other only in the ratings and attributes (eventually in the position too). The more recent is the card, the higher is its rating.

You can have the regular card and the MOTM card of the same player in your club. However, you cannot use them both in your squad at the same time.

The MOTM cards are the most unpredictable of all. If you usually don’t pay attention to what is happening, you may not give for them, because they come in packs for only 24 hours and always associated with Happy Hours.

If you want to know who are the players who got one of these cards in FIFA 15, just click here.

 

Cards Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team - Types, Categories and Colours Explained

FUT 15 MOTM Card


 

TIP

Don’t buy a MOTM card if you are not sure if it will be an added value.
Most of what you will pay is due to its rarity and not for the card quality itself.


 

 
 
 

International Man of the Match Cards

 

The iMOTM cards were created in FUT 12 to reward the best players of Euro 2012 matches. In that time they were purple, but in the meanwhile they have been replaced by green ones. These cards are assigned to the best players of important international competitions, like World Cup or European Championship. For each match, can only exist one iMOTM card.

Green cards are assigned to the best players of these matches, according to EA Sports. They become available in packs for only 24 hours. During this period, which starts at midnight (UK time), International Man of the Match cards replace the corresponding regular cards. In other words, in the day a player gets his iMOTM cards in packs, it is impossible to find his regular card there. Your odds of pulling an iMOTM card from a pack are exactly the same of pulling the regular card of that player on another day.

Green cards are only released during important international competitions

If you own the regular card of a player elected iMOTM, your card will keep unchanged. If you want the improved version, you will need to buy the corresponding iMOTM version in the market or pull it from a pack in that day.

The ratings and attributes of iMOTM cards are usually boosted in one or two points, compared with their last TOTW card or, if it doesn’t exist, their regular card. The position of the players in these cards may change if, in that match, they played really well in a different position.

It is possible to a player to have more than one iMOTM card, if they have been assigned in different games. These cards differ from each other only in the ratings and attributes (eventually in the position too). The more recent is the card, the higher is its rating.

You can have the regular card and the iMOTM card of the same player in your club. However, you cannot use them both in your squad at the same time.

Since it is not scheduled any big football competitions for the 2014-2015 season, is not expected any iMOTM card in FUT 15.

 

Cards Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team - Types, Categories and Colours Explained

FUT 15 iMOTM Card


 
 

 
 
 

Heroes Cards

 

The Heroes cards were created in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team to reward individual honours, like best players and best young players awards, and heroic contribution during an important match such as a league derby, winning promotion to a higher league, or saving his club from relegation.

Just like MOTM cards, these ones become available in packs for only 24 hours. During this period, which starts at 6pm (UK time), the Heroes cards replace the corresponding regular cards. In other words, in the day a player gets his purple card in packs, it is impossible to find his regular card there. Your odds of pulling a Heroes card from a pack are exactly the same of pulling the regular card of that player in another day.

If you own the regular card of a player elected MOTM, your card will keep unchanged. If you want the improved version, you will need to buy the corresponding MOTM version in the market or pull it from a pack in that day.

The ratings and attributes of purple cards are usually boosted in one or two points, compared with their last TOTW / MOTM card or, if it doesn’t exist, their regular card. However, they are always worse than TOTS and TOTY cards. The position of the players in these cards may change if, in that match, they played really well in a different position.

These cards don’t have any periodicity. It is expected to see them between May and June, because it is when the domestic leagues end.

You can have the regular card and the Heroes card of the same player in your club. However, you cannot use them both in your squad at the same time.

If you want to know who are the players who got one of these cards in FIFA 15, just click here.

 
 

Cards Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team - Types, Categories and Colours Explained

FUT 15 Heroes Cards


 
 

 
 
 

Special Cards

 

It is extremely rare, but sometimes EA needs to create new cards that does not fit in any of the other cards types. These special cards are usually released for celebration or charity reasons.

The ratings and the stats of these players receive a huge bonus in these blue cards, making them almost always the best players of the game. Usually, these cards become available in packs only for 24 hours.

If you own the regular card of a special player, your card will keep unchanged. If you want the improved version, you will need to buy the corresponding special version in the market or pull it from a pack in that day.

You can have the regular card and the special card of the same player in your club. However, you cannot use them both in your squad at the same time.

The special cards are extremely rare and that’s why they are the most expensive ones. In Ultimate Team history, only three special cards were released. The first one was Messi 99, in FUT 12, to get donations to his foundation. Then, it was released another Messi special card one year later, to celebrate the record of goals in a single season. Finally, in FUT 14 Miroslav Klose was rewarded with a special card due to his record of more goals scored in the World Cup history.

In FIFA 15 it was released a special 95 rated card of Lionel Messi to celebrate his record break: top goal scorer in La Liga history (253) and Europe’s all-time leading goal scorer (74); and a special 97 rated card of Cristiano Ronaldo to celebrate his record break of Europe’s all-time leading goal scorer.

These cards are really amazing but most of players cannot have them.

 

Cards Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team - Types, Categories and Colours Explained

FUT 15 Special Card


 

 
 
 

Charity Cards / FUTTIES

 

Pink cards were released for the first time ever in Ultimate Team history for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team. These cards work exactly the same way of TOTW do but they have a different colour. They are supposed to be more expensive because they are different but in the pitch they play as TOTW players play.

EA Sports and RED Apple have partnered up and released a new exclusive players pack for 50k and a limited-time tournament with a pink Marquez as prize. All the proceeds went to (RED)’s fight against AIDS. This card was an exclusive for FIFA 15 on iOS and Android devices.

On consoles, the pink cards were assigned to FUTTIES, the special award in-forms chosen by the FIFA community. The ten players with more votes, for each one of the award categories, get one of these cards. Like the charity cards, FUTTIES are cards with improved stats making them very similar to TOTW cards.

 

Cards Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team - Types, Categories and Colours Explained

FUT 15 Charity Pink Card


 

TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE NEW FUTTIES PINK CARDS, PLEASE CLICK HERE


 

 
 
 

Pro Players Cards

 

Introduced in FUT 13, Pro Players cards are assigned by EA Sports to professional football players that play FUT 15 in a bid to make friends and gain exposure.

Each professional player chosen by EA has his own Pro Player card. This cyan card is unique and cannot be sold. That is, you will not find them in packs neither in the transfer market (as it happened in the past). If you play against someone with one of these cards that’s because you are playing against a real professional football player.

To all these cards were assigned a 95 rating and unrealistically high attributes, that usually are greater than 88.

It is expected that the following players get a pro player card in FUT 15:

    [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″]Adam Johnson (confirmed)
    Adebayo Akinfenwa (confirmed)
    Alessio Cerci (confirmed)
    Alexander Milosevic (confirmed)
    Andreas Weimann (confirmed)
    Brad Smith (confirmed)
    Bradley Wright-Phillips (confirmed)
    Bryan Oviedo (confirmed)
    Christian Benteke (confirmed)
    Darren Bent (confirmed)
    Eden Hazard (confirmed)
    Eric Brunner (confirmed)
    Gabriel Agbonlahor (confirmed)
    Graham Dorrans (confirmed)
    Ilkay Gundogan (confirmed)
    Jay Rodriguez (confirmed)
    Joleon Lescott (confirmed)
    Juan Jesus (confirmed)
    Kristoffer Peterson (confirmed)
    Leighton Baines (confirmed)
    Lukasz Piszczek (confirmed)
    Luke Shaw (confirmed)
    Michael Keane (confirmed)
    Nabil Bahoui (confirmed)
    Phil Jones (confirmed)
    Samir Nasri (confirmed)
    Steven Fletcher (confirmed)
    Stevie May (confirmed)
    Tim Cahill (confirmed)
    Tim Howard (confirmed)
    [/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″]Antoine Griezmann
    Andre-Pierre Gignac
    Bafetimbi Gomis
    Blaise Matuidi
    Eddie Johnson
    Gary Gardner
    Jose Enrique
    Koke
    Omar Gonzalez
    Romain Danze
    Raphael Varane
    Timo Horn
    Yaya Toure[/vc_column][/vc_row]

 

Cards Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team - Types, Categories and Colours Explained

FUT 15 Pro Players Card


 

 
 
 

Legends Cards

 

Legends were included in FUT 14 and they keep as an exclusive content for XBox One and XBox 360 gamers. The players of these cards are some retired greatest football players of all time.

Legends are only available for XBox One and XBox 360. They will not be added to other platforms during FUT 15.

These white cards work in a very similar way of regular cards but they are classified as In Form cards because they replicate the attributes based on players’ skills and flair during the peak of their careers. The ratings ranges between 86 and 95 (Pelé). As the game progresses, users can change many of the card features such as the preferred position and preferred chemistry style. However it is not possible to improve the rating or the stats in a permanent way.

The 41 legends’ cards of the previous FUT are being randomly inserted into FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Gold Packs since the beginning. Fifteen new legends will be released individually throughout the year, at Fridays 6pm (UK time). You can get one of these Legends on any pack with rare gold cards or in exchange of many coins in the market transfer.

The chemistry of legends are slightly different from other players. They link well with team mates and managers from the same nationality and with other legends. In the case of managers there is a league card ‘legend’.

Here are the 56 Legends cards in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team:

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    Dennis Bergkamp
    Fernando Hierro
    Robert Pirès
    Oliver Bierhoff
    Filippo Inzaghi
    Frank Rijkaard
    Sol Campbell
    Patrick Kluivert
    David Seaman
    Fabio Cannavaro
    Henrik Larsson
    Teddy Sheringham
    Rui Costa
    Jens Lehmann
    Andriy Shevchenko
    Hernán Crespo
    Gary Lineker
    Davor Šuker
    Frank de Boer
    Freddie Ljungberg
    Marco van Basten
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    Marcel Desailly
    Paolo Maldini
    Edwin van der Sar
    Paulo Futre
    Lothar Matthäus
    Ruud van Nistelrooy
    Stefan Effenberg
    Gary Neville
    Patrick Vieira
    Robbie Fowler
    Michael Owen
    Christian Vieri
    Ruud Gullit
    Pauleta
    George Weah
    Gheorghe Hagi
    Pelé
    Gianfranco Zola
    Luis Figo
    Pavel Nedvěd

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    NEW LEGENDS

    Franz Beckenbauer
    Sir Bobby Moore
    Hristo Stoichkov
    Carlos Valderrama
    Alan Shearer
    Peter Schmeichel
    Roy Keane
    Michael Laudrup
    Brian Laudrup
    Franco Baresi
    Andreas Brehme
    Roberto Carlos
    Laurent Blanc
    Emilio Butragueno
    Jay Jay Okocha
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    Cards Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team - Types, Categories and Colours Explained

    FUT 15 Legend Card


     

     
     
     
     
     

    Rare Cards

     

    A rare card doesn’t necessarily mean a better card

    No matter if it is a player’s card or not, there is two kinds of cards: the normal ones and the rare ones.

    Most of gamers thinks that the rare cards, with its bright and with luminous aspect, are better than the other ones and that they were created to help players to distinguish easily the best cards. It is not absolutely true. The rare cards are cards that have something unique. In the case of player’s cards, for example, the rare cards are assigned to players that have something that no other player has. It can be the tallest goalkeeper of his league, the only player from a country in a particular league or even a CB with an exceptional attribute compared to players with a similar overall.

    These cards are usually more valuable than the other ones. Even the discard price is higher.

    A player can not have associated with him a regular rare card and a regular not-rare card.

     

    Cards Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team - Types, Categories and Colours Explained

    FUT 15 Rare Cards


     

     
     
     
     
     

    Graphic Signs on Players’ Cards

     

    Sometimes you find a player card that has something different on it. If you don’t know what is it, we will try to help you.

     

    When a player or a manager is out of contracts, their cards have a red folder sign on the top right side. It is very useful, specially when you are searching players or managers on the transfer market. As soon as you apply a contract card, the sign disappear.

    Cards Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team - Types, Categories and Colours Explained

    FUT 15 Player Out of Contracts


     
     

    When a player is injured, his card has a red cross sign on the top right side. It is very useful, specially when you are on your main squad menu. As soon as he rest or you apply him a healing card, the sign disappear.

    Cards Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team - Types, Categories and Colours Explained

    FUT 15 Injured Player


     
     

    When a player is suspended, his card has a red rectangle sign on the top right side. It is very useful, specially when you are on your main squad menu. As soon as he is able again to play, the sign disappear.

    Cards Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team - Types, Categories and Colours Explained

    FUT 15 Suspended Player


     
     

    When someone applies a training card on a player, he will have better attribute(s) for one match. In order for anyone to recognize this, the player card has a rectangle with a different colour background. Surrounding the rating and the attributes that were improved is an arrow on the right side. As soon as you use him in a match, the sign disappear.

    Cards Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team - Types, Categories and Colours Explained

    FUT 15 Player with improved attributes


     
     

    One of the new additions to FIFA 15 Ultimate Team is the chance you have to plan in-game the team you want to build. That is made with the Concept Squads. It is a powerful new squad planning tool that allows you to plan future squads using any FIFA 15 Ultimate Team player. Use Concept Squads to plan your next Transfer Market buys, find replacements for players, and test out different Chemistry combinations.

    To build the team of our dreams is not easy. You have to imagine which players fit well on your squad and if they will get good chemistry links or not. Now, it is much easier since you can populate your squads with players you don’t own to see how they fit. You can even go directly with a single click to the transfer market to buy the player you need.

    So you can distinguish the players you already own from the other ones, there are two types of cards layout. If you already have them in your club, the cards look normal. If you do not have them, the cards look grayish. That’s what we call concept cards.

    Cards Guide for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team - Types, Categories and Colours Explained

    FUT 15 Concept Squads


     
     

    All these signs are shown on any type of player card: Regular or IF, normal or rare.

     

     
     
     
     
     

    New Stuff

     

    For experienced Ultimate Team gamers, most of what we have published here isn’t new. In that way, we have created this short chapter to show you what has changed with club items:

     

    FUT 14 >> FUT 15

      FIFA 15 design applied to FUT 15 cards
      Introduced 15 new legends
      PHY replace HEA in basis attributes of players’ cards

     

    FUT 13 >> FUT 14

      Added Legends cards
      New cards design
      IF cards improved in the same proportion as upgrade cards
      Added untradeable cards
      ‘Level’ was named ‘category’
      ‘Category’ was named ‘type’

     

     
     
     
     
     
     

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

     

    Q: How can I get a card ?
    A: The first owner of a card is someone that gets it in a pack. You can try to buy packs, get it in tournaments/season prizes or buy it from another player in the transfer market.

    Q: What kind of cards exist on FIFA 15 Ultimate Team ?
    A: According with its type, the cards can be players, staff, consumables and club items.

    Q: Are the In Form cards only for players cards ?
    A: Yes. Only players’ cards can be In Form.

    Q: Can a player change his rating or category ?
    A: If you own a card, you cannot change it to another level or rating. What may happen is a new improved card of the player you have can be released.

    Q: When an IF card is released, will my regular card of that player change to the improved version ?
    A: No. You will need to buy the new card.

    Q: How many of the same card can I have in my club ?
    A: One. Excepting consumables, you can’t have repeat cards in your club. However you can have more than one card of the same player, if they are different and if you not use them at the same time in your squad.

    Q: Which packs should I buy to get IF cards ?
    A: Any one with rare players.

    Q: When a TOTW card is released, does the regular card of that player stop being released ?
    A: Yes. The regular card of that player stops being released during that week.

    Q: A single player can have more than one TOTW card ?
    A: Yes. Players can get a new TOTW card if they played even better than in the time that they got the previous TOTW card. That’s why the more recent is a TOTW card of the same player, but the rating will be higher.

    Q: When an upgraded player card is released what happens to the old one ?
    A: It stops being released in packs. You will be able to find it on the transfer market but not in packs.

    Q: When a transfer player card is released what happens to the old one ?
    A: It stops being released in packs. You will be able to find it on the transfer market but not in packs.

    Q: When a transfer player card is released the rating and the attributes of that card are improved ?
    A: No as this only happens sometimes when the player really deserves an upgrade.

    Q: Can I own two cards of the same player with different clubs ?
    A: Yes. You can own two cards of the same player with different clubs but you cannot use them at the same time in the same team.

    Q: I am playing with someone with a turquoise card. What does it mean ?
    A: It means that you are playing against the real professional player of that turquoise card.

     
     
     
     
     
     

Born in the late 70s, Rodrigo Lopes is a video game enthusiast. He started on the old ZX Spectrum 48k and has played every FIFA game to present day. He is an engineer, that also writes about FIFA games on another popular website. Rodrigo is an Ultimate Team expert, he loves football and is a huge Benfica fan. He has influenced thousands of FIFA gaming fans with his cutting edge insights and scientific level approach to writing about FIFA gaming modes. Join him on Google Plus.

82 COMMENTS

  1. Hi. I play fifa on android and 100+ rated cards showed up. Is that a glitch because TOTS cards are supposed to be the highest rated.

  2. Hi Rodrigo,

    I play FIFA UT 15 on the iOS (iPad) – I haven’t figured out yet how to buy coins so I can get the players I want. Please help!!!

  3. I have brought John Terry special card from the transfer market for 75k………. It’s rating 90…… But when I am playing a match….. It’s rating in 83….. Why?

  4. Hi! there Rodrigo i heard there was this charity card names elio castro mexican man utd striker here is the link to see him http://www.futwiz.com/en/fifa15/player/elio-castro/14576 his card color is purple wouldn’t it be pink since it is a charity card and why was it boost that high.By the way did this card ever existed i never noticed once when i played fifa it think it was like 2 weeks ago.

  5. Hey I purchased one of these players with a blue card from the transfer market.Actually I bought Toni Kroos with 93 rating.Will the player be at 85 again one day?Or these cards do not expire ever?

  6. Hi
    So on Futhead and other websites you can make your own cards and you can chose a colour for the card.
    In futhead there is a green and blue card
    What do these colors mean in FUT do thess even exist in the game
    Pls answer

    Best Regards
    345enma

  7. is the green irish player card , why are thy green any specific reasons why are they not higher rating and do they cost more? I would be appreciated if you make an article about this i need to know so i can make profit in the ios.

    • Hi.
      These cards are regular cards. They are not IF cards, which means that the only thing it is different is the colour. I was the way EA found it to celebrate St Patricks. After Wednesday, all these cards will be gold or silver as usual.

  8. How do players get so much coins so fast and easily? I’ve been playing Fifa 15 now for about 3 months and I’m no where close to 500000 coins, and Ronaldo and Messi costs millions of coins. I play this game a lot and use the transfer market for help for me to get more Fut15 coins. Please tell me how to easily and quickly get millions of coins without actually buying coins with real money.

  9. Hey. I just wanted to know something. If I have a player card and he becomes inform. Does my card change. Or I have to get an inform card of the same player? Cause it happened to me twice.

  10. Hi.my kroos and miranda’s cards got suspended about 30 matches before but I can’t still use them.they still have the red sign.what do I have to do?

    • Hi! It is very easy. You just need to place them in the reserves until they are ready, usually one match. The problem is that you are removing them from the squad and in that way they can not fulfill the punishment

  11. Additional question:

    Bought Juan Cuardado when he played in Fiorentina and not sure if his team on his card will turn from Fiorentina > Chelsea.
    Will that happen or on that card he will be a Fiorentina player and if one wishes for him to be in Chelsea, one must buy a card where he already is in chelsea.

  12. Hi, I heard this year Ea will be upgrading skill moves to people like Pogba, Dempsey and Bolasie. Will they add in new cards to packs with the skill moves or will they just upgrade the skill moves kind of like with transerfered players. Thanks

  13. Hello… I have a question. I have an in-form card. So how long that card will remain in-form. Is that permanent..? Thanks

  14. Rodrigo,

    Im curious on where you got the information from regarding upgraded players and their effects on in form cards. Could you guide me or cite where you got this information from?

    The way i understand it, if player x gets and upgrade of 2 points during the january/february months when EA does this, player x’s in form card will also reflect the same 2 point bump. Please help with the above statement.

    • Hi.
      We work everyday with this game so it is easy to us to know how it works.
      We are basing us in the experience of last year (in previous ones there were no IF upgrades).
      Your statement is correct. You may take a look here.

  15. Hi,
    I want some more clarification on IF cards. What is special about IF cards besides some stats and ratings boost? Do they really perform differently because I have beaten lot of opponents playing with 3/4 IF cards comprehensively. I have Di Maria in my team as CAM, can I play IF Lallana instead of him? Will Lallana play better than normal Di Maria or Oscar? I have alternate team where I play Oscar as CAM when my main team needs rest, should I buy Lallana and play him instead of Oscar? What do you suggest…

  16. Hi Rodrigo,
    I’m new to Fifa/EA world – just have started fifa15 on a mobile device. So forgive me if this question looks too silly. But, when EA matches 2 game players on-line, do they try to match mobile to mobile, PC to PC, PS to PS etc. or can be anything at all? If so, is there any competitive (dis)advantage associated with a particular hardware?
    By the way – Congratulations for the excellent website!

    • Hi. Welcome to this amazing world and to this amazing website. 🙂
      PC players can only play against PC gamers. PS4 players can only play against PS4 gamers. PS3 players can only play against PS3 gamers. Android players can only play against Android gamers. iOS players can only play against iOS gamers. XBox360 players can only play against XBox360 gamers. XBox One players can only play against XBox One gamers. I think you already understood…

  17. How long will it take for a red penalty card to be dismissed I’ve played numerous games since one of my players had received one and the penalty card hasn’t left yet

  18. I can only play 3 min halfs, is there a way to lengthen my games? I change it in the settings but when I get to the games its capped at 3 minutes a half. Help!

  19. This card guide was brilliantly written, and I now finally understand everything about the different ones available! I am downloading Fifa 15 while I have been reading and it has passed the time perfectly, Thank you!

    Maria

  20. Hi,
    Q: If i have a player in my squad and that same player is in team of the week, doesnt mean that he will automatically become black, am i right?

  21. I was wondering when a player dies like Senzo Meyiwa (South Africa), does ea buy the cards off the transfer market? and also stop packing him. So then he would eventually get removed off fut

  22. Hi Rodrigo
    I bought Lorenzo Insigne’s in form card, but when I check team management during a match, it has his normal 78 CAM overall card on the pitch instead. He is still shown as an in form (80 overall) player outside of matches when i look at my squad, just not in the match (where it counts -_-). does it mean that in form players are just for show and don’t have improved stats for gameplay at all? or is something wrong?

  23. Hi thx for your info on fifa
    i find this website very useful. just quick question tho.
    not sure if i can’t find or this question hasn’t been addressed.
    Q: suppose i have inform card. what happens when that player gets totw second time?
    will my card automatically upgraded or i have to use my lifetime luck again to get it from open pack?

  24. in creation centre how people add licensed faces to created players??eg how i put messi’s face to a created player??

  25. Hey Rodrigo
    I have read your complete fifa 14 guide and I am looking forward to the fifa 15 guide. I play fifa 15 on android and I desperately want an ibra card so do you suggest buying it in the market (is it worth it?) or should I go for packs ?
    What would you suggest for robben, ribery and ronaldo cards ?

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