FIFA Ultimate Team (or FUT) has turned nine years old. It's hard to believe, but it's true. To Celebrate this birthday, EA is running special FUT birthday celebration events in FIFA 18. In this guide to the FUT 9th Birthday Celebration we'll detail when the event starts and finishes, the special birthday squad player cards, and the new Squad Building Challenges.
For more info on FIFA 18, head on over to our FIFA 18 Guide. It's full of really useful help and advice for all aspects of the game. Whether you want to improve your Ultimate Team or get better at defending, it's got the tips you need.
FIFA FUT 18 Birthday Squad
The FUT Birthday Squad is made up of players that have been dominant in previous years of FIFA Ultimate Team. As with all special player cards, these FUT Birthday Squad players will be available as cards in packs. The special Birthday Squad cards will start appearing today, March 16, and come out of packs on March 25.
- Christiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – 95
- Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – 92
- Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – 90
- Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) – 90
- Javi Martinez (FC Bayern München) – 88
- Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona) – 88
- Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) – 88
- David Alaba (FC Bayern München) – 87
- Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain) – 87
- Julian Draxler (Paris Saint-Germain) – 86
- Sadio Mané (Liverpool) – 86
- Alessandro Florenzi (AS Rom) – 86
- Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) – 86
- Yannick Bolasie (Everton) – 85
- Danilo Pereira (FC Porto) – 85
- Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal) – 84
- Keisuke Honda (CF Pachuca) – 84
- Felipe Andersion (Lazio) – 83
- Andre Schürrle (Borussia Dortmund) – 83
- Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus) – 83
- Bruno Peres (AS Roma) – 82
- Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham United) – 81
- Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham) – 81
As well as Birthday Squad players, the celebration will also bring new Squad Building Challenges to FIFA 18 Ultimate Team, plus new Prime Icons. The new Prime Icon Player Cards can be obtained through card packs or through completing the FUT Birthday SBCs.
St. Patrick's Day FUT Objectives
On top of the special cards and SBCs we detailed above, FUT 18 is also celebrating St. Patrick's Day this week. With themed Weekly Objectives to complete, players can earn special Irish Player cards that can be used to complete some of the new FUT Birthday SBCs.
Elsewhere on the site you can find a complete guide to the best young players in FIFA 18, plus a guide on the best formations to score lots of goals in FIFA 18. If that's not what you're after, maybe a rundown of how Squad Building Challenges in FIFA 18 work might be useful?