FIFA 21 FUT Birthday Players Teased; Team 1 Apparently Leaked

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FIFA 21 FUT Birthday Team 1 players were teased March 25 as fans prepare for one of the biggest promotions of the Ultimate Team cycle.

FUT Birthday is a celebration of the game mode's anniversary. In the past, the promotion focused specifically on position changed items meant to create new squad building opportunities or repurpose popular meta players. Last year, EA Sports changed the theme to focusing on skill move and weak foot upgrades making off-meta players even more popular.

It's unknown if that will be the theme this year, but it's likely considering FUT Freeze already did position changes back in December. The first wave of players were teased in a loading screen.

FIFA 21 FUT Birthday Players Teased; Team 1 Apparently Leaked

The first teaser features three cards: a player with the Gemini astrology sign, a player born in August and a player born in 1989. These teasers would normally get fans excited to theorize who they could be, but recent leaks actually corroborate those claims with this new loading screen.

Twitter account @xmilianx_ posted an apparent Team 1 leak on March 25, which later got more steam from community accounts and content creators such as FutSpy and NepentheZ respectively. The full leak is as follows:

  • Jamie Vardy
  • Thiago Alcantara
  • Leroy Sane
  • Inaki Williams
  • Hwang Hee Chan
  • Ivan Perisic
  • Junior Sambia
  • Victor Moses
  • Ferland Mendy
  • Mario Hermoso
  • Lucas Moura

At first look, the player list is underwhelming. Some players are exciting, like Leroy Sane and Thiago Alcantara, others like Jamie Vardy and Inaki Williams aren't. Also, there's the looming threat of a special Ferland Mendy considering just how popular his base gold card is.

The loading screen corroborates, from left to right, Ferland Mendy, Lucas Moura and Ivan Perisic. Nothing is confirmed as of writing.

FIFA 21 FUT Birthday starts March 26 at 2 p.m. ET.