There are four type of cards in FC 25 Ultimate Team: staff, club, consumables and, the most important, player items.
FC 25 Player Items

Player Items

The most vital cards in Football Club 25 are undoubtedly the Ultimate Team player items. They’re essential for fielding your team on the pitch. Before every match, you must select your starting eleven and fill the seven substitute slots; otherwise, you cannot participate.

If you’re looking for a particular player, we recommend utilizing the player filters on the transfer market. While the items obtained from packs should be considered, if you deem them unnecessary, you can sell them on the market to earn some coins or use them for completing SBCs.

FC 25 player items feature a lot of information, including:

  • Rating, Quality and Face Stats;
  • Item Type and Rarity;
  • Contracts;
  • Position;
  • Injuries;
  • Chemistry and Styles;
  • PlayStyles;
  • First Owner Status;
  • Key Strengths;
  • Skills;
  • Bio (more details).
Player Rating


The first thing you look at when you see a player card is its rating. This number, which goes from 0 to 99, gives a general idea of how good the player is. However, remember that overall rating is not an average or a reflection of all attributes. Sometimes, players with lower ratings can be better choices.


The color of the player item indicates his quality:
  • Bronze, for ratings up to 64;
  • Silver, for ratings between 65 and 74;
  • Gold, for ratings between 75 and 99.
Face Stats

Face Stats

To gauge a player’s quality, it’s essential to examine his attributes. The six primary statistics (pace, shooting, passing, dribbling, defending, and physicality), along with the weak foot and skill moves, offer a good indication of his abilities.

However, for a more comprehensive assessment, it’s recommended to review all of his attributes (found under ‘bio’ > ‘attribute details’). Additionally, using the right stick allows you to view the most pertinent stats tailored to the player’s position. One exception to this rule is goalkeepers, whose cards display all the attributes that influence their performance (diving, handling, kicking, reflexes, speed, and positioning).


Regular cards, released on day 1, are the most basic. Every player has one. However, Ultimate Team features many different types of player items, including concepts, Icons, Heroes IF, and special. You can recognize the type by card art.


Rare items are identified by being more bright and luminous. Contrary to non-common cards, they are assigned to players with something others don’t.


The quantity of contracts is indicated on Ultimate Team player items as a number ranging from 0 to 99. Each match played by a player consumes one contract. To ensure a player doesn’t run out of contracts and become unavailable for matches, aside from refraining from using him, you can purchase a contract item.
Player Position


A crucial piece of information when planning your squad is your players’ primary and secondary positions. You must guarantee they are playing in their preferred positions; otherwise, they won’t have any chemistry.

In FC 25 Ultimate Team, a player can play in any of the fifteen positions. However, don’t expect to see a goalkeeper performing well as a striker. He won’t have any chemistry, and his stats won’t suit the position.


A player can get injured and be out of the following matches. You can find details about how long the downtime is on his card. You can use a healing item in an injured player to speed up his recovery by up to five matches.


Expressed on a player item as zero to three blue diamonds, chemistry evaluates how well he identifies himself with teammates, manager and team.

Chemistry Styles

The active style is also visible in a player item. It allows you to choose what stats are changed when it has chemistry points. The more blue diamonds are filled up, the higher the chemistry is, and the more significant is the boost in the selected stats.

More Details

By pressing R3, you can access the [Player Details] screen, which shows you more info through the four views available. It includes his name, surname, nickname, nationality, club and country where he plays, date of birth, height, foot preference, weak foot, skill moves, work rates, secondary positions, injuries and if he is untradeable or not.

You can also see the complete list of attributes, including playstyles, and some statistics about the performances, like how many matches were played, goals scored, assists made, and bookings. It is also possible to check two details of a specific player item: the price of this acquisition and the cumulative number of owners.
Graphic Signs on Player Cards

Graphic Signs

Sometimes you find a player item that has something different on it. If you don’t know what it is, we will try to help you identify four different situations.

When a player or manager is out of contracts, suspended, or injured, their cards have a red folder, rectangles, or band-aid signs on the top right side. The signs disappear as soon as you use a contract or a healing card on them or end the suspension.

A specific signal also identifies the players on loan: a blue circle showing the remaining matches.

This year brings a new addition: a special icon to identify first owner items.
Frequently Asked Questions
A player item is the most crucial among the four card categories in Ultimate Team. Possessing this type of item in your club enables you to control those players on the pitch.
Go to the transfer market, use the filters and buy it.
After you have bought him, choose [Send to club] or [Place in active squad].
Choose the player, select [Apply Consumable] and apply him the contract item.
Put him in the reserves (on the right of substitutes) and wait until the suspension expires.
Put him in the reserves (on the right of substitutes) and wait until he recovers. Alternatively, you can select the player, choose [Apply consumable] and apply him a healing item.
To see all stats you need to go to the [Bio], pressing R3 when a player is highlighted.
In Football Club 25 Ultimate Team, you cannot change work rates.
Usually, yes, but not always. A player’s gold status is determined by their rating. However, what truly indicates whether a player is good or not are their attributes. Some silver players may have better attributes than gold players, and the same applies to bronze/silver players.
Rare items are assigned to players who have something others don’t. It doesn’t mean they are better. They are less common and their price is usually higher because discard price is also higher.
You can keep as many player items as you want in your club, as long as there are no duplicates. However, you can have duplicates of player items on the transfer list or targets. Different versions of player items are not considered duplicates, but they cannot be placed in the same squad.
Every time you pack a player you want to use or buy it on the UT transfer market, you need to send it to your team by selecting [Send to active squad].

If you cannot find the card in your squad, and if you are sure that you haven’t discarded it or sent it to the transfer list or transfer market, then it is probably because your squad was full, and you have sent it to the club.