EA Sports have revealed the FIFA 21 FUT Birthday Team 1 squad, featuring Liverpool midfielder Thiago and Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane.
The FUT Birthday promo continues in FIFA 21, as EA Sports celebrate the FIFA Ultimate Team game mode’s twelfth anniversary, with the game mode being seen in an EA Sports FIFA gaming title for the first time back in March 2009.
The FUT Birthday promo was first seen in FIFA 14 and has featured in every FUT season ever since, with the promo always taking place in the month of March to celebrate the anniversary of FIFA Ultimate Team.
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For FIFA 21, the FUT Birthday Team 1 features Thiago, Sane and a number of other players, who all receive heavily upgraded player items, as well as upgrades to either their weak foot or their skill moves rating.
The release of the FIFA 21 FUT Birthday Team 1 also confirms that this year’s FUT Birthday promo will continue for two weeks, with a Team 2 expected next Friday, which will be Friday April 2, 2021.
Check out the confirmed FIFA 21 FUT Birthday Team 1, which is available in packs now.
FIFA 21 FUT Birthday Team 1 confirmed
A celebration of a dozen years of FIFA Ultimate Team, FUT Birthday brings back last year’s popular Weak Foot or Skill Move upgrades to two boosted squads over two weeks and supplements those with SBCs honouring some of the best fan favourites from FUT 09 through the present.
The also celebrated engagement rewards from FUT Players Day as well as a new spin on last year’s streak rewards is here with low-cost SBCs that if you complete all of over the course of a week, you receive access to even better rewards.
CM: Thiago ( Liverpool
ST: Jamie Vardy ( Leicester City) – 91 OVR
CAM: Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich) – 91 OVR
RM: Ivan Perisic (Inter) – 90 OVR
CAM: Lucas Moura ( Tottenham Hotspur) – 89 OVR
LB: Ferland Mendy ( Real Madrid ) – 88 OVR
ST: Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao) – 88 OVR
CB: Mario Hermoso (Atletico Madrid) – 87 OVR
RB: Junior Sambia (Montpellier) – 86 OVR
LM: Moses Simon (Nantes) – 85 OVR
ST: Hwang Hee-Chan (RB Leipzig) – 85 OVR
The FUT Birthday promo details
The FUT Birthday promo is a yearly event that celebrates the anniversary of the Ultimate Team game mode, which was first launched in March 2009.
FUT Birthday will be celebrating the 12th anniversary of FIFA Ultimate Team in FIFA 21, with the event itself launching for the first time in FIFA 14 to celebrate five years of FUT.
The promo often features around 30 unique special items with boosted stats, weak foot and skill moves, plus a number of other items released as SBCs and objectives, with high-profile players often featuring.
In the FIFA 20 FUT Birthday event, players like Kylian Mbappe, Marcus Rashford, Eden Hazard, Allan Saint-Maximin, Gareth Bale, Angel Di Maria, Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Mesut Ozil, Virgil van Dijk, Joao Cancelo and Nick Pope were all given upgraded special FUT items.
What do you think we’ll see in the FIFA 21 FUT Birthday promo?
*FIFA 21 is out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The next-generation version of FIFA 21 is also available now on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5.
Fans who jump into FIFA 21 can also benefit from Dual Entitlement, enabling them to upgrade their copy of the game from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, or Xbox One to Xbox Series X/S at no extra cost.