FIFA Ultimate Team Players’ Cards Explained

For those who do not have much practice in FIFA Ultimate Team, one of the biggest problems they may face is to understand why there are so many different cards.

In some cases, a single player might have several cards.

In this article, we explain what types of FIFA Ultimate Team Players’ Cards you can find.

 

The Release of FIFA Ultimate Team Players’ Cards

One of the first things you should try to answer is “where come from the cards?”.

The FIFA Ultimate Team Players’ Cards are created by the game system that places them in transit by three methods:

  • assignment when registering a new team;
  • assignment when purchasing packages in the store;
  • assignment when winning tournaments whose prizes are packages.

 

FIFA Ultimate Team Players’ Cards Levels

Depending on player’s quality, the cards can be of one of the following three categories:

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

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

 

Regular FIFA Ultimate Team Players’ Cards

At the launch of the game, all the FIFA Ultimate Team Players’ Cards assigned belong to the Regular category. These cards have the innate characteristics and attributes of the player.

When a particular card is released for the first time and assigned to its first owner, the physical condition and mental state are high (99 of fitness and 80 of moral) and are registered seven contracts.

As the game progresses, users can change many of the card features such as the preferred position and preferred tactical scheme. However, these cards are still considered regular cards. Only the game system can create not -regular cards, called In Form cards.

 

Rare FIFA Ultimate Team Players’ Cards

Within the category of regular cards there is a variant which is distinguished by its bright and luminous aspect. Are called Rare Cards. These cards meet the need that EA had to make some cards more common than others. Does not necessarily mean that they are most valuable cards.

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

 

Upgrade/Downgrade FIFA Ultimate Team Players’ Cards

Although unusual, the EA Sports team releases in January FIFA Ultimate Team Players’ Cards to adjust the rating assigned to them.

This type of situation occurs when the players in the real world had a very strong positive or negative trends, making misfit the value assigned to them in Ultimate Team.

Physically, these cards are identical to the originals.

 

FIFA Ultimate Team Players’ Transfer Cards

In real world, when a player moves from his club to another, EA Sports launches new cards of this players with the name of his new club and eventually his new league. This is the only difference you’ll find between the new card and his previous card.In January transfers, ratings and technical attributes remain unchanged. If the card has been released due to a transfer of the end of season, these values ​​can be changed.

The most interesting thing about these cards is related to the fact that they can benefit your team chemistry because they allow new pairings of clubs, leagues and nationalities with teammates.

From the time that the new cards are released, will not be issued cards with the previous club.

 

In Form (IF) FIFA Ultimate Team Players’ Cards

One of the features that makes the game mode FIFA Ultimate Team 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. By becoming owners of one of these cards, we are buying a player with his attributes improved.

IF Cards are the most valuable cards of FIFA Ultimate Team and can be grouped into the following categories: TOTW (Team of the Week), MOTM (Man of the Match), iMOTM (International Man of the Match), TOTY (Team of the Year) or Special.

To learn more about In Form Cards, read our article about this subject.

 

FIFA Ultimate Team Players’ Cards Summary

Basically there are two types of FIFA Ultimate Team Players’ Cards: Regular Cards, which can be normal, rare, upgrade / downgrade or transfer; and the In Form Cards.

For being a slightly complex issue, it can raise some questions. So, we developed a example scheme that clarifies what different types of FIFA Ultimate Team Players’ Cards exist.

 
 

FIFA Ultimate Team Players' Cards Classification

 
 

32 COMMENTS

  1. Hi there, ive been hearing rumours De gea will receive an upgrade, as I have a de gea IF card I was wondering if that will be upgraded or is it just any new cards released which will be upgraded? Thanks.

  2. Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this article plus the rest of the website is really good.I really appreciate your work..Keep continuing this effort..

  3. Rodrigo, mas qual é a vantagem em ter um jogador raro (para além do preço) na equipa em relação a um jogador regular. Eu tenho um jogador bronze 64 e outro bronze também 64 de valor só que é raro. Qual a maior diferença entre eles? Uma vez mais obrigadão.

    Cumps!

    • Nenhuma.
      Em exclusivo para si, eis o texto que será publicado sobre as mesmas:
      “Independentemente de se tratar de uma carta de jogador ou não, existem dois tipos de cartas: as normais e as raras.
      A maioria dos jogadores julga que as cartas raras são melhores que as restantes e que foram criadas para ajudá-los a distinguir mais facilmente as melhores cartas. Isto não é rigorosamente verdade. As cartas raras são cartas que, como o próprio nome indicia, têm algo de único. No caso das cartas de jogadores, por exemplo, as cartas raras são atribuídas aos que têm algo que mais nenhum outro jogador possui. Pode ser o guarda-redes mais alto de uma liga, o único jogador de uma determinada nacionalidade num campeonato ou mesmo um defesa com um atributo mais alto que qualquer outro jogador do do mesmo nível.
      Estas cartas são, por regra, mais valiosas que as normais. O próprio valor de descarte é superior.
      Um jogador não pode ter associado a si uma carta regular rara e uma carta regular não rara.”

      Cumprimentos

      • Era mesmo isso que queria saber Rodrigo! Muito obrigado mesmo. Continua o bom trabalho. Execelente! Prometo voltar…com mais questões. 🙂

  4. Rodrigo desculpa mas tenho outra questão se não te importares. Como posso saber se um jogador que está a ser vendido em leilão está a ser leiloado com um preço a cima do seu valor real? Obrigado uma vez mais. Promento de futuro voltar a chatear 🙂

    • Sempre às ordens.
      Quando fala em “valor real” estará a falar do valor ao qual ele tem sido vendido. Nesse caso pode colocar vários jogadores iguais na sua watch list e verificar por que valor se venderam. Outra alternativa, menos certeira mas mais fácil, será a de utilizar uma base de dados. Sugerimos ESTA.
      Cumprimentos

  5. Olá Rodrigo, execelente site! “Mestre” o que queres dizer com “The most interesting thing about these cards is related to the fact that they can benefit your team chemistry because they allow new pairings of clubs, leagues and nationalities with teammates”. Não entendo a vantagem dos jogadores raros em relação aos ditos normais. Se eu tiver um jogador raro em MCO mas que não tem a nacionalidade dos PL beneficia a quimica entre eles? Beneficia a quimica dos PL? Beneficia a quimica da equipa? Muito Obrigado. Abraço

    • Obrigado Pedro.
      Se quiser pode aceder à versão portuguesa do website AQUI.

      Essa frase não está no capítulo dos jogadores raros. Está sim na das cartas de jogadores transferidos. Como sabe, a EA Sports vai atualizando o jogo com o que se passa na vida real. Uma dessas atualizações passa por lançar novas cartas de jogadores que já existem mas em novos clubes, caso os mesmos tenham sido transferidos na vida real. Estas cartas podem ser extremamente úteis principalmente num momento em que já temos a nossa equipa formada e não encontramos maneira de melhorá-la sem prejudicar a química.
      Por exemplo: a nova carta de Navas na BPL foi muito útil para muitos jogadores com equipas da BPL e que não tinham nenhum bom RM. Com a entrada desta carta, podem melhorar a sua equipa sem prejudicar a química. Ele ligará de certeza muito bem com todos os jogadores (pois são da BPL) e até com colegas da mesma nacionalidade ou/e clube (como Mata, Silva, Arteta, Torres, etc).

      Cumprimentos

  6. Hi! im new to ultimate team… and i have a question : for example if i got regular diego forlan card, and he has performed well yesterday in real life versus nigeria, i saw there will be man of the match card with him so my player card with him will become too?

    • No. It won’t. The IF cards (like MOTM, TOTW, TOTS and TOTY) are improved versions. If you want a player with better attributes you will need to by the IF card or get it in packs. The attributes of a card never change, except when applying a training card (but it only last ine match).

  7. If I have a gold card, but it has a silver number and silver arrows next to the stats pointing up and is above the normal card for that player, what kind of card is that? Is it permanent?

  8. I have a questions, i heard that once you use an in-form player they drop back to a normal card. Is this true?

    Or, does the in-form player always remain inform?

    • Hi.
      Falcão 88 is the first card of that player. The Falcão 89 is the new upgrade card.
      Although unusual, the EA Sports team releases in January FIFA Ultimate Team Players’ Cards to adjust the rating assigned to them. This type of situation occurs when the players in the real world had a very strong positive or negative trends, making misfit the value assigned to them in Ultimate Team. You can not find Falcão 88 in a pack anymore. Just on the auction market.
      Regards

  9. I just got stung, I bought a gold rare player for what i thought was fairly cheap 700 (half of the BIN.) The stats were awesome and had UP arrows and I cant even remember the player name. Intention was to trade right away but curiosity got better of me and I played a game with the player. He scored, nice but.. then I go to list the player for a small profit and find just a very average looking player card, with regular stats, which i’d be lucky to get the right price for.
    Didn’t know about the “one-game only” thing for the higher stats.
    BE WARNED

  10. Hi , I just bought a modric having the rating number in gold and the stats are pretty high!!.What is the difference from the other normal modric gld cards and why is the card different, thanks

    • What you have is a normal Modric card in which was applied a training card to improve some of all the attributes. The rating number in gold is the way that EA have to show you that in this card was applied a training card. The bad news is that this improved attributes only last for one match. After that you will get a normal card like the others one.

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