FUT Birthday is an annual event in FIFA and it is back in FIFA 23. It is a celebration marking the original release of the game’s most popular mode FIFA Ultimate Team which was first implemented on March 19, 2009.
This promotion has been a mainstay ever since FUT 14. It is a fan-favorite event across the community due to the weak foot and skill move boosts for the players selected for the promo squad.
FIFA 23 FUT Birthday Team 2 Release Date
FIFA 23 FUT Birthday Team 2 will release on March 31, 2023, at 10 A.M. PT / 1 P.M. ET/ 6 P.M.
FUT Birthday Team 2 will come out of packs at the end of the event on April 7, 2023, at 10 A.M. PT / 1 P.M. ET/ 6 P.M.
- FUT Birthday will end in:
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FIFA 23 FUT Birthday Team 1
The players chosen for this promo will be given a 5-star weak foot or 5-star skill moves upgrade along with upgrades to their overall stats. Here are all the players released as part of FUT Birthday’s Team 1:
- CAM: Bernardo Silva 88 → 93 (Man City & Portugal)
- CB: Marquinhos 88 → 91 (PSG & Brazil)
- CAM: Thomas Muller 87 → 91 (Bayern Munich & Germany)
- LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko 80 → 90 (Arsenal & Ukraine)
- LW: Darwin Núñez 82 → 89 (Liverpool & Uruguay)
- CF: João Félix 84 → 89 (Chelsea & Portugal)
- GK: Alban Lafont 80 → 89 (Nantes & France)
- CM: Koke 83 → 88 (Atletico Madrid & Spain)
- RWB: Emerson Royal 78 → 88 (Tottenham & Brazil)
- RM: Samuel Chukwueze 79 → 87 (Villarreal & Nigeria)
- CB: Yeray 80 → 86 (Athletic Club & Spain)
- CM: Djibril Sow 80 → 86 (Eintracht Frankfurt & Switzerland)
FUT Birthday ICONs Team 1
Here are all the FUT Birthday ICONs released as part of this promotion:
- CF: Ferenc Puskás – 95 OVR (Hungary)
- CM: Lothar Matthäus – 94 OVR (Germany)
- RW: George Best – 94 OVR (Northern Ireland)
- CF: Eric Cantona – 94 OVR (France)
- LW: Rivaldo – 93 OVR – SBC (Brazil)
- RW: Jairzinho – 93 OVR (Brail)
- ST: Ian Rush – 92 OVR (Wales)
- ST: Alan Shearer – 92 OVR – Swaps Reward (England)
- CB: Ronald Koeman – 92 OVR (The Netherlands)
- CAM: Rui Costa – 91 OVR (Portugal)
FIFA 23 FUT Birthday Team 2 Predictions
Here are some of the players we think could feature as part of FUT 23’s Birthday squad:
- GK: Samir Handandovic (Inter Milan & Slovenia)
- Been consistently one of the most used ‘keepers in various FUT titles.
- RB: Nelson Semedo (Wolves & Portugal)
- He was one of the most popular full-backs in FIFA 20.
- CB: Antonio Rüdiger (Real Madrid & Germany)
- Throwback to his famous FUT 14 silver item.
- CB: Presnel Kimpembe (PSG & France)
- A very popular center-back in various FIFA games.
- CB: Tiago Djaló (LOSC Lille & Portugal)
- His UCL TOTGS from FUT 22 was one of the best CBs in the game.
- RB: Sean Klaiber (FC Utrecht & Suriname)
- His FUT 21 showdown item was one of the most used RBs in the game.
- LB: Lucas Digne (Aston Villa & France)
- Been a popular “meme” in the FIFA community over the past few years.
- CDM: Tiemoué Bakayoko (AC Milan & France)
- Throwback to his FUT 20 Birthday item.
- CDM: Konrad Laimer (RB Leipzig & Austria)
- A popular midfielder at the beginning of FIFA 23.
- CM: Renato Sanches (PSG & Portugal)
- He has been an overpowered midfielder across multiple FIFA titles.
- CM: Georginio Wijnaldum (Roma FC & the Netherlands)
- He has had some very popular items across different FUT years.
- CAM: Julian Draxler (Benfica & Germany)
- One of the most popular players in FUT 17.
- LM: José Morales (Villareal & Spain)
- His FUT 20 item was one of the most used early game cards.
- RM: Karim Bellerabi (Bayer Leverkusen & Germany)
- He has been one of the most popular wingers in FUT 16 & FUT 17.
- LW: Nani (Melbourne Victory & Portugal)
- Fan-favorite item in FUT across many titles.
- CF: Dries Mertens (Galatasaray & Belgium)
- Been a fan-favorite FUT item for many years.
- ST: Arnaut Danjuma (Spurs & the Netherlands)
- His FUT 23 Moments item was a popular SBC.
- ST: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Chelsea & Gabon)
- He was one of the most used FIFA strikers due to his pace.
- ST: Edinson Cavani (Valencia & Uruguay)
- He has had quite a few iconic FUT cards from the past.
- ST: Luis Muriel (Atalanta B.C & Colombia)
- Has had iconic FUT cards stretching back to FUT 13.
- ST: Randal Kolo Muani (Eintracht Frankfurt & France)
- Would be a popular item with a 5* weak foot or 5* skill moves.
FUT Birthday Swaps
FUT Birthday Swaps has returned in this promo. The Swaps events in FIFA are extremely popular, and now there is a themed event for FUT Birthday.
Players will have to complete SBCs and Objectives to earn tokens. FUT users can then trade these tokens in for high-value rewards in the Swaps tab in Squad Building Challenges.
Here are the full set of rewards for FUT Birthday Swaps:
- 81+ X11 Rare Players Pack – 1 Token
- World Cup Icon Crespo – 2 Tokens
- FUT Birthday Team 1 Player Pack – 3 Tokens
- 82+ X20 Rare Players Pack – 5 Tokens
- 85+ X10 Rare Players Pack – 10 Tokens
- 87+ RTTF, FUT Fantasy, FUT Fantasy Hero, FUT Birthday Team 1 Player Pick – 15 Tokens
- Prime Icon Rio Ferdinand – 17 Tokens
- Two 84+ X20 Rare Players Pack – 20 Tokens
- FUT Birthday ICON Alan Shearer – 20 Tokens
- 90+ Prime Icon Player Pick – 27 Tokens
Of course to obtain some of these FUT Birthdays Swaps Tokens, you will need to play and win some FUT matches.
Check out these tips to help you win more games: