There are four type of cards in UT 24: staff, club, consumables and, the most important, player items.
FC 24 Player Items

Player Items

UT player items are by far the most important cards in Football Cub 24. You need them to control the players on the pitch. Before any game, you must choose the starting eleven and fill the seven slots for substitutes. Without that, you cannot play.

If you want a specific player, we suggest searching for him on the transfer market using the player filters. The items you get from packs should also be taken into account, but, if you think they are not necessary, put them on the market and get a few coins or use them to submit SBCs.

UT 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 know how good a player is, you should look at his attributes. The six face stats (pace, shooting, passing, dribbling, defense, and physical), the weak foot, and the skill moves give you a decent idea about how well he plays.

However, it will be much more precise if you look at all his stats (bio > attribute details). Moving the right stick also shows you the most critical stats for that player, according to his position. In this case, there is the exception of goalkeepers who have on their cards all the stats that determine their performances (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, 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 number of contracts is also expressed on Ultimate Team player items as a number between 0 and 99. Every match a player plays is a contract that he spends. The only way to prevent a player from running out of contracts and being unable to play, apart from not using him, is to buy 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 24 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 important of the four cards categories available in Ultimate Team. If your club has that type of item, it means you can control those players on the pitch.
Go to the transfer market, use the filters and buy.
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 24 Ultimate Team, you cannot change work rates.
Usually yes, but not always. What makes the player gold is his rating. What really matters to know if a player is good or not, is his attributes. Some silver players can have better attributes than gold players. The same happens with 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’s items as you want in your club, as long as there are no duplicates. You can have them duplicated on the transfer list or targets, though. Different player item versions are not considered duplicates but 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, selecting [Send to the active squad].

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