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FIFA 21 FUT Birthday: Release Date & Content (UPDATED)

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FUT Birthday Team 1 is in card packs
FUT Birthday Team 1 will be in FIFA 21 card packs for a week. (Credit: EA Sports)

FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates its 12th birthday this year. To celebrate, a new promo event awaits us with the annual FUT Birthday. We give you all the details about the release, the players, SBCs and reveal what to expect from this FIFA 21 event.

Prepare a big cake, because every year in March FUT celebrates its birthday. The FUT Birthday promo event is in the starting blocks. When will it be released? Which players are there? And what else can you expect? We'll tell you.

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April 5 Update

FUT Birthday Team 2 Release & Content

We're back, baby! FUT Birthday Team 2 is here with more amazing cards. The headlines of the squad are Raheem Sterling and Luka Modrić, both of whom come with 92 OVR. The winger now has 5 stars on his Skill Moves and 4 stars for Weak Foot. Golden Boot winner Modrić's stats are reversed.

There's a nod at April Fools with meme lord Paulinho receiving a bloody strong card at CM. There are also a bunch of players that have 5 stars for both Skill Moves and Weak Foot. That's what we call a birthday party.

FUT Birthday Team 2 Content

  • CM: Luka Modrić (Real Madrid) - 92 OVR (5* WF & 4* SM)
  • LW: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) - 92 OVR (4* WF & 5* SM)
  • CM: Paulinho (Guangzhou Evergrande) - 90 OVR (5* WF & 4* SM)
  • CM: Houssem Aouar (Olympique Lyon) - 90 OVR (5* WF & 4* SM)
  • ST: Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers) - 89 OVR (4* WF & 5* SM)
  • CDM: Emre Can (Borussia Dortmund) - 88 OVR (4* WF & 5* SM)
  • CB: Fikayo Tomori (Milan) - 87 OVR (4* WF & 5* SM)
  • RM: Youcef Atal (Nice) - 87 OVR (5* WF & 5* SM)
  • RW: Ryan Kent (Rangers) - 86 OVR (5* WF & 5* SM)
  • CAM: Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus/Piemonte Calcio) - 86 OVR (5* WF & 5* SM)
  • LB: Christian Günter (Freiburg) - 85 OVR (3* WF & 5* SM)

Objectives Players

  • CDM: Hamza Choudhury (Leicester City) – 87 OVR (5* WF & 3* SM)

SBC Players

  • CAM: Dimitri Payet (Olympique Marseille) – 89 OVR (5* WF & 4* SM)
  • CM: Renato Sanches (OSC Lille) - 87 OVR (5* WF & 4* Skills)
  • CB: Eric Bailly (Manchester United) - 87 OVR (5* WF & 3* Skills)
FIFA 21 FUT Birthday Team 2
Look at the stars, look how they shine for you. (Credit: EA Sports)

March 29 Update

FUT Birthday Team 1 Overview

FIFA 21 FUT Birthday has arrived. Team 1 is now available in packs until April 2 and we can expect a lot of SBCs to follow in the next two weeks.

FUT Birthday Team 1

  • CM: Thiago (Liverpool) - 92 OVR (5* WF & 5* Skills)
  • ST: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) - 91 OVR (5* WF & 4* Skills)
  • CAM: Leroy Sané (Bayern München) - 91 OVR (5* WF & 4* Skills)
  • RM: Ivan Perišić (Inter) - 90 OVR (5* WF & 5* Skills)
  • CAM: Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) - 89 OVR (4* WF & 5* Skills)
  • LB: Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid) - 88 OVR (5* WF & 5* Skills)
  • ST: Iñaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao) - 88 OVR (4* WF & 5* Skills)
  • CB: Mario Hermoso (Atlético Madrid) - 87 OVR (3* WF & 5* Skills)
  • RB: Junior Zambia (Montpellier) - 86 OVR (4* WF & 5* Skills)
  • LM: Moses Simon (Nantes) - 85 OVR (5* WF & 4* Skills)
  • ST: Hwang Hee Chan (RB Leipzig) - 85 OVR (5* WF & 3* Skills)

Objectives players

  • ST: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04) - 90 OVR (5* WF & 3* Skills)
  • LB: Paulo Otávio (Wolfsburg) - 74 OVR (3* WF & 5* SM)
  • ST: Marcos André (Real Valladolid) - 74 OVR (4* WF & 5* SM)
  • LM: Dalbert (Rennes) - 74 OVR (3* WF & 5* SM)
  • GK: Steve Mandanda (Olympique Marseille) - 88 OVR  (3* WF & 5* SM)

SBC players

  • ST: Lukas Podolsky (Antalyaspor) - 90 OVR (3* WF & 5* SM)
  • ST: Rodrigo Palacio (Bologna) - 88 OVR (3* WF & 5* SM)
  • CAM: Mesut Özil (Fenerbahçe) - 90 OVR (5* WF & 4* SM)
  • CM: Arturo Vidal (Inter) - 89 OVR (4* WF & 5* SM)
  • CB: Eliaquim Mangala (Valencia) - 88 OVR (5* WF & 3* SM)
  • LW: Gervinho (Parma) - 87 OVR (3* WF & 5* SM)

March 26 Update

FUT Birthday Leak: Release Date & Content

The time of release is tonight - March 26, 7 pm CET. The FUT Birthday is officially on and will deliver two main teams, several SBC, Objectives players, Promo Packs and Lightning Rounds over the next couple of weeks. The new loading screen of FIFA 21 Ultimate Team teases three players that are supposedly going to be featured in Team 1.

These could be the following:

  • Left: Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid) - Star sign: Gemini
  • Center: Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) - Born August 13
  • Right: Ivan Perišić (Inter) - Born 1989

These suggestions might seem a bit random. After all, there are many players that answer to these distinctions. However, Mendy, Moura, and Perišić align perfectly with the leak that has been floating around Twitter since last night.

FUT Birthday Team 1 According to the Leak

  • Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
  • Leroy Sané (Bayern München)
  • Thiago (Liverpool)
  • Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid)
  • Iñaki Williams (Atletic Bilbao)
  • Ivan Perišić (Inter)
  • Hwang Hee Chang (RB Leipzig)
  • Mario Hermoso (Atlético Madrid)
  • Moses Simon (Nantes)
  • Junior Zambia (Montpellier)

We will find out if the leak is true tonight at 7 pm when the first team for FUT Birthday will be revealed officially.

FIFA 21 FUT Birthday Team 1 Leak
How accurate is this leak? We'll find out in a few hours. (Credit: Twitter)

FUT Birthday Release: When Will It Start?

We don't know exactly when EA Sports will launch FUT Birthday. After the FUT Player Days event, the next promo is likely to be launched on March 19.

With the Winter Refresh apparently canceled this year, the annual FUT calendar now looks set to celebrate the birthday. The FUT Birthday Event in FIFA 21 should extend over a period of two weeks, until April 2.

What is the FUT Birthday Event in FIFA All About?

Last year, EA Sports released two FUT Birthday teams with players that kicked all types of ass. In addition to a position change, either skill moves or the weak foot of the players were improved.

In FIFA 20, the publisher gave us, among other things, ST Eden Hazard (Real Madrid) with 5-star skill moves and Kai Havertz with 90 OVR and 5-star weak foot. This is the type of content you should see this year too.

FIFA 20 FUT Birthday
The FIFA 20 FUT Birthday had a bunch of good cards. (Credit: EA Sports)

Which Players are Available During FIFA 21 FUT Birthday?

That is not yet known. Presumably, there will be two promo teams again this year, whose players will have increased stats as well as skill move or weak foot boots:

  • FUT Birthday Team 1 on March 19
  • FUT Birthday Team 2 on March 26

We can expect some squad building challenges, objective players, promo card packs and temporary SBCs. The popular FUT Party Bag will probably return once again.

As soon as the FIFA 21 FUT Birthday has started, you will find out at EarlyGame. Create a MyEarlyGame account to be absolutely sure you don't miss out! You can also follow us on Instagram or join our Discord for a fun chat.

Original article by EarlyGame's Philipp Briel.