FIFA 17 MOTM Orange Cards Guide – FUT 17 Man of the Match

FIFA 17 MOTM Orange Cards Guide – FUT 17 Man of the Match


FIFA 17 MOTM orange cards are the most unpredictable In Form players cards of the game. Let’s learn something more about these orange cards.

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The complete list of FIFA 17 MOTM orange cards can be found here


FIFA 17 MOTM Orange Cards Introduction

What is the Man of the Match?

The Man of the Match 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, domestic cups finals and International National Teams 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, the FIFA 17 MOTM orange 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.


FIFA 17 MOTM Orange Cards Guide – FUT 17 Man of the Match IF Players
FIFA 17 MOTM Orange Cards



FIFA 17 MOTM Orange Cards Availability

When FIFA 17 MOTM Orange Cards will be available?

The FIFA 17 MOTM orange cards don’t have any periodicity. Usually they are released between March and July, because it is when the tournaments are coming to the end or when domestic Cup finals take place, with predominance for weekdays. However, for FUT 17 we predict the first MOTM card for later November and the last one for June, like it happened in FUT 16. Most of the times, when a player perform well in a Saturday or Sunday match, he only gets his MOTM card in the Monday, because EA Sports doesn’t have a team working on this during the weekends.

Each MOTM card is released only a few hours after the match ends, always at midnight (UK time). It is not possible to have more than one MOTM card for the same game.

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 in real world football, then you may not give for them, because they come in packs for only 24 hours.



FIFA 17 MOTM Orange Cards Ratings and Stats

How big are the ratings and stats boosts?

The ratings and attributes of FUT 17 MOTM cards are usually boosted in one or two points, compared with their last TOTW/MOTM/iMOTM/Hero card or, if it doesn’t exist, their regular cards.

The position of the players in these cards may change if, in that match, they played really well in a different position.

If they have been assigned in different games, a player can have more than one MOTM card. 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.



FIFA 17 MOTM Orange Cards Prices

What happens to the MOTM cards’ prices?

Much like TOTW cards, the orange cards tend to fetch the most FIFA coins right after their initial release. As these players are usually only available for a period of 24 hours, the low supply on the FUT transfer market can create price instability, therefore marginal price fluctuations are not too uncommon.

When a MOTM player receives a higher rated inform, their orange card will probably drop in price significantly. The opposite can also happen however.

In the coming weeks, we will add a much deeper explanation to what will happen to the FIFA 17 MOTM orange cards prices in the market.



FIFA 17 MOTM Orange Cards Overview

Basic information about Man of the Match Cards

Colour | Orange
How many Cards in FUT 17 | +-100
How many times they are released | +-60
How often they are released | At least once a week in the MOTM season
How long they are in packs | Usually 24 hours
When they are released in packs | From November 2016 to June 2017
How big is the boost | Usually 1-2 points compared to the regular or latest IF card (except TOTY, TOTS, RB)
Date of the first card in FIFA 17 | November
First Card in FUT History | Released for the first time in FIFA 12


FIFA 17 MOTM Orange Cards Guide – FUT 17 Man of the Match IF Players
MOTM Cards from FIFA 12 to FIFA 17



FIFA 17 MOTM Cards Frequently Asked Questions

What you need to know about FIFA 17 MOTM Cards

Q: What is the Man of the Match?
A: Man of the Match, commonly abbreviated to MOTM, is an In Form cards assigned for standout performances in real life cup fixtures.

Q: What is the difference between MOTM and iMOTM?
A: Unlike MOTM cards, iMOTM are only assigned to players in important international football competitions playing by their national teams.

Q: Who chooses the players for the orange cards?
A: Electronic Arts.

Q: What time are FIFA 17 MOTM orange cards released?
A: FUT 17 Man of the Match cards are usually released at 12am / midnight (UK time).

Q: Can a MOTM player’s rating change?
A: MOTM cards ratings remain unchanged after being implemented into FUT 17. However, Winter Upgrades can force these ratings higher.

Q: Are certain stats upgraded to reflect a player’s MOTM performance?
A: Yes, if a player made many assists in a single match for example, his passing stats would likely receive a significant upgrade.

Q: Can more than one MOTM card be released in a single day?
A: Yes. In a single day, multiple MOTM cards can be released.

Q: How long are FIFA 17 MOTM orange cards available in FIFA packs?
A: Usually, these cards are available in packs for a period of 24 hours, although you may see a longer duration in specific cases.

Q: How can I get one of these cards?
A: You can get a Man of the Match card in the same way you can get any other card: on packs or on the transfer market. If you want to try your luck on packs, you can go to the store and buy them with coins or FIFA Points.

Q: How easy is to find FIFA 17 MOTM orange cards in FUT packs?
A: Your odds to find a specific MOTM card are the same of finding the respective regular card in another time.

Q: In which FUT packs I can find FIFA 17 MOTM cards?
A: MOTM players can be found in any pack with players cards. Obviously, the chances of finding one of these cards are higher if you open a pack which contains more player cards.

Q: It is possible to get a MOTM card when opening a free pack like the ones of the Manager Tasks?
A: Yes, it is.

Q: I have the regular card of a MOTM player. Why my card hasn’t changed?
A: Because the cards don’t change. You will need to buy the new card if you want the improved version of that player.

Q: Are FIFA 17 MOTM cards available in the FUT Draft mode?
A: Yes, they are available in all modes, including FUT Draft and FUT Squad Building Challenges.


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