FIFA 18 MOTM orange cards reward the most inform players from the domestic cups and continental club tournaments. Let’s learn something more about these orange cards.
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FIFA 18 MOTM Orange Cards
What is the Man of the Match?
The Man of the Match cards were created in FUT 12 to reward the best players of matches not covered by the TOTW cards. It is the case of the UEFA club competitions final stages, domestic cups finals and International National Teams finals.
The first time ever these cards were released was in Euro 2012 matches. In that time they were purple, but in the FIFA World Cup 2014 they have been replaced by green ones. These cards were assigned to the most in form players of important international competitions, like World Cup, Copa America or European Championship.
This year, there are two types of MOTM cards: dMOTM, domestic man of the match cards, used for domestic cups played by clubs; and cMOTM, continental man of the match, used for continental tournaments played by clubs.
An orange card is assigned to the best players of these matches, selected by EA Sports. They usuall become available in packs for seven days. During this period, the FIFA 18 MOTM orange cards replace the corresponding regular cards. In other words, in the day a player gets his MOTM cards in packs, it is impossible to find his regular card there. Your odds of pulling a MOTM card from a pack are exactly the same of pulling the regular card of that player in another day.
If you own the regular card of a player elected MOTM, your card will be kept unchanged. If you want the improved version, you will need to buy the corresponding MOTM version in the market or pull it from a pack in that day.
When FIFA 18 MOTM Orange Cards will be available?
The FIFA 18 MOTM orange cards don’t have any periodicity. Usually they are released between March and July, because it is when the tournaments are coming to the end or when domestic Cup finals take place, with predominance for Fridays.
Each MOTM card is released at midnight (UK time). It is not possible to have more than one MOTM card for the same game.
You can have the regular card and the MOTM card of the same player in your club. However, you cannot use them both in your squad at the same time.
Ratings and Stats
How big are the ratings and stats boosts of these cards?
The ratings and attributes of FUT 18 MOTM cards are usually boosted in one or two points, compared with their last TOTW/Special card or, if it doesn’t exist, their regular cards.
The position of the players in these cards may change if, in that match, they played really well in a different position.
If they have been assigned in different games, a player can have more than one MOTM card. These cards differ from each other only in the ratings and attributes (eventually in the position too). The more recent is the card, the higher is its rating.
FIFA 18 MOTM Orange Cards Prices
What happens to the MOTM cards’ prices?
Much like TOTW cards, the orange cards tend to fetch the most FIFA coins right after their initial release. As these players are usually only available for a period of 7 days, the low supply on the FUT transfer market can create price instability, therefore marginal price fluctuations are not too uncommon.
When a MOTM player receives a higher rated inform, their orange card will probably drop in price significantly. The opposite can also happen however.
Basic information about Man of the Match Cards
Colour | Orange
How many Cards in FUT 18 | +-200
How many times they are released | +-50
How often they are released | It depends
How long they are in packs | Usually one week
When they are released in packs | From November 2017 to June 2018
How big is the boost | Usually 1-2 points compared to their regular or latest TOTW/Special card
Date of the first card in FIFA 18 | November
First Card in FUT History | Released for the first time in FIFA 12
FIFA 18 MOTM Cards Frequently Asked Questions
What you need to know about FIFA 18 MOTM Cards
Q: What is the Man of the Match?
A: Man of the Match, commonly abbreviated to MOTM, is an In Form cards assigned for standout performances in real life cup fixtures.
Q: Which types of MOTM cards exist?
A: There are two kinds of MOTM cards: dMOTM, domestic man of the match cards, used for domestic cups played by clubs; and cMOTM, continental man of the match, used for continental tournaments played by clubs.
Q: Who chooses the players for the orange cards?
A: Electronic Arts.
Q: What time are FIFA 18 MOTM orange cards released?
A: FUT 18 Man of the Match cards are usually released at 12am / midnight (UK time).
Q: Can a MOTM player’s rating change?
A: MOTM cards ratings remain unchanged after being implemented into FUT 18. However, Winter Upgrades can force these ratings higher.
Q: Are certain stats upgraded to reflect a player’s MOTM performance?
A: Yes, if a player made many assists in a single match for example, his passing stats would likely receive a significant upgrade.
Q: Can more than one MOTM card be released in a single day?
A: Yes. In a single day, multiple MOTM cards can be released.
Q: How long are FIFA 18 MOTM orange cards available in FIFA packs?
A: Usually, these cards are available in packs for a period of 7 days, although you may see a shorter duration in specific cases.
Q: How can I get one of these cards?
A: You can get a Man of the Match card in the same way you can get any other card: on packs or on the transfer market. If you want to try your luck on packs, you can go to the store and buy them with coins or FIFA Points.
Q: How easy is to find FIFA 18 MOTM orange cards in FUT packs?
A: Your odds to find a specific MOTM card are the same of finding the respective regular card in another time.
Q: In which FUT packs I can find FIFA 18 MOTM cards?
A: MOTM players can be found in any pack with players cards. Obviously, the chances of finding one of these cards are higher if you open a pack which contains more player cards.
Q: It is possible to get a MOTM card when opening a free pack like the ones of the Manager Tasks?
A: Yes, it is.
Q: I have the regular card of a MOTM player. Why my card hasn’t changed?
A: Because the cards don’t change. You will need to buy the new card if you want the improved version of that player.
Q: Are FIFA 18 MOTM cards available in the FUT Draft mode?
A: Yes, they are available in all modes, including FUT Draft, Squad Battles and FUT Champions.