FIFA 20: FUT Birthday Card Predictions – Pogba, Perisic, Jesus & more

Ultimate Team is turning 11 years old and here’s who we think might feature in the celebratory promo.

by Matt Thomas
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The FUT Birthday cards have been leaked early – see them here!

EA finally confirmed that FUT Birthday will be coming to FIFA 20 Ultimate Team at 6pm GMT / 2pm ET on Friday, 27 March.

The celebratory promo marks Ultimate Team’s 11th birthday and will wlecome in a ton of new content.

One of the most anticipated parts fo the promo will be the brand new FUT cards, so take a look at who we think might feature below.

Be sure to follow our live updates for all the latest news on the promo.

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FUT Birthday Squad Predictions

Here are the players we expect to feature in the FUT Birthday Squad.

Gareth Bale – 94 CF 

There’s no doubt that in previous FIFAs Bale has been a standout fan favourite.

With his pace and technical ability, he’s fit nearly all metas year in year out, and with the lack of a significant upgrade this year, FUT Birthday may be the time for EA to fulfil his potential.

Paul Pogba – 94 CM

Unfortunately, Pogba has spent most of the season out injured, resulting in no upgrade whatsoever for his card.

However, FUT Birthday may be the opportunity for an upgrade, with Pogba being a very popular player year in year out.

Ivan Perisic – 92 CAM

Perisic shot to popularity in FUT between FIFA 16 and 18 thanks to his pace, 5* weak foot and technical ability.

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Now playing for Bayern, a CAM Perisic for FUT Birthday would certainly change up the meta in the Bundesliga.

Nani – 91 LW

The Manchester United legend, now playing in the MLS, was one of the most popular wingers in FUT between FUT 11 and 13.

Perhaps we’ll see a boosted flashback version in the FUT Birthday squad!

Naldo – 91 CB

From FIFA 10 until around FIFA 16, Naldo was one of the top CBs around in FUT, having pace coupled his 6’6” frame making him a threat both defensively and going forward.

With a rocket of a long shot also in his locker, we’d love to see Naldo return to his former glory with a big boost!

Julian Draxler – 90 CAM

Draxler shot to popularity back in FUT 14 with his 80 rated non-rare item for Schalke. With 4* Skills and 5* Weak Foot, he was a monster at CAM in non-rare gold teams.

A Draxler for FUT 20 with boosted stats would certainly go down well!

Eric Bailly – 90 CB 

Since his introduction into FUT16, Bailly has been a popular CB choice thanks to his pace, plus his Manchester United links.

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FUT Birthday this year would be a great opportunity for him to get a big boost to his card, with a massive pace boost making him one of the meta EPL CBs.

Hulk – 90 RW

If you’re a true FUT fan, you know about Hulk. From FUT 10 all the way through to FUT 16, Hulk was one of the most meta cards in the game thanks to his rocket of a left foot and tanky build.

Despite already having seen a Hulk SBC released through Ultimate Scream, we want to see Hulk return as an even higher rated card in FUT Birthday.

Gabriel Jesus – 90 ST

Following his arrival into FUT in FIFA 17, Jesus has been one of the more popular EPL strikers for those on a lower budget.

We’d love to see a boosted version of Jesus with tonnes of pace to represent his earlier FUT cards.

Hirving Lozano – 89 RW

Lozano only really became a truly popular card back in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team, after receiving a tonne of super overpowered low-end IFs for PSV.

After a couple of solid seasons in Eredivisie, he transferred to Napoli, where he could get a FUT Birthday item for his impressive cards in the past 2 years.

Tiemoue Bakayoko – 89 CDM

Another relatively recent card to break through and cement themselves into the FUT history books.

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Bakayoko became one of the most overpowered cheap CDMs back in FIFA 18, with the community brandishing him as the cheap Kante, with his French, Chelsea links. 

Jack Butland – 88 GK

Quite arguably the most overpowered GK to ever grace the pitches of Ultimate team. Jack Butland back in FIFA 17 caused more broken controllers than any other GK.

Being only 82 rated, he was the cheapest, but one of the best GKs in the game, and deserves a FUT Birthday item to recognise his performances in FIFAs past.

Cheikhou Kouyate – 88 CB

Kouyate’s most popular FUT item came back in FUT 13, when he was still playing for Anderlecht in the Belgian Pro League.

Released as a 74 TOTS item with 87 pace, being 6’3”, Kouyate was one of the most expensive items in the game, as a silver CB.

Alexander Esswein – 86 ST

Oh Esswein. For those that didn’t play FUT13, say hello to one of the OGs.

Esswein only had 70 shooting and 3* skill moves, but that didn’t stop him playing like a Prime R9 in every game we faced him in. Esswein, we salute you.

To find out more about FUT Birthday, including release date, SBC info, expected content and more, head here.

Although these cards are just predictions, there has been some genuine content leaked.

Leaked Content

FUT Watch tweeted recently with some leaked FUT Birthday content.

FUT Birthday Code

The first leak doesn’t look like much, however what you’re looking at is actually FIFA 20 game code.

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CODEBREAKER: FUT Birthday looks to be arriving soon judging by this code

You can see included in the code is a FUT Birthday banner, tifo and team.

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It doesn’t give much away, but if nothing else it looks to confirm that FUT Birthday will be arriving this week!

FUT Birthday Kit

The next leak is a little more exciting as it reveals the FUT Birthday kit for FIFA 20’s promo.

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PARTY TIME: Celebrate FUT’s birthday with this colourful kit

There’s certainly a strong birthday theme to this kit, which will bring some vibrancy to your Ultimate Team.

For more leaked content, head to our full FUT Birthday Leak article here.

FUT Birthday Loading Screen

EA dropped a new loading screen for FUT Birthday in the build-up to the promo.

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GUESS WHO? Who do you think could appear in the FUT Birthday promo

Three cards have been teased so far, but with little clues to go for.

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Loading Screen Clues

Although there’s very little to go by, one Twitter user has had a stab at deciphering the clues.

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Twitter user @inhutradiac1 believes Tanguy Ndombele, Kai Havertz and Quincy Promes are the three players.

Have a read of our FIFA 20 FUT Birthday predictions here.

Matt Thomas

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