The Silver Stars series gives us endless possibilities in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team and the FUT community loves it.
The popular campaign only lasts a few days before the FUT Birthday promotion takes over.
So, could EA drop the biggest and best Flashback card of the year in a throwback to GOAT’s first-ever FIFA card before the event ends? We think so…
Money card for the GOAT? !
Even in Lionel Messi’s first year on a FIFA game, he was a gold card with an overall rating of 78.
So, with the Silver Stars series in full swing, why not hand the GOAT a first-ever FIFA Silver card, in the form of a Flashback to look like their original rating.
EA has already given some world famous players Silver Stars cards in Ultimate Team, with players like Kevin De Bruyne and Paul Pogba receiving special shiny SBCs.
The FUT community clearly wants to see more of this content introduced, and this could be the first and only opportunity for many Ultimate Team players to play as the Argentine legend.
Hailed as a special talent from an early age, Messi made his debut aged just 17 in a Catalan derby against Espanyol in October 2004.
The Argentine became the second-youngest player to debut for Barcelona, when fans were introduced to a player who would dominate the sport for the next two decades.
Messi scored his first official goal for Barcelona in the La Liga encounter with Albacete at the Camp Nou in May 2005.
Messi was replaced by superstar Samuel Eto’o in the dying minutes of the game with the score at 1-0.
He had only been on the pitch for a few minutes when Ronaldinho gave him a free kick, sending the ball to him just inside the box.
Messi completed the move, beating the goalkeeper with an exquisite, beautifully weighted lob.
Flashback Lionel Messi (OVR 74)
Lionel Messi’s Flashback card would of course be a throwback to his Barcelona debut, but he would represent Paris Saint-Germain in FIFA 22.
With a 74 OVR card comes limitations in Ultimate Team, although the Flashback card’s underlying stats are far above its overall rating.
The all-time great would likely be credited with top-notch pace and dribbling, with good shooting stats as well.
If this card is indeed a throwback to his original FIFA card, there are some stats that could prevent the PSG player from being usable in top teams.
Messi’s very first FIFA card included a balance of 62, which seems utterly absurd considering he set the standard for dribbling under pressure and is a master of driving challenges.
The power of 64 shots is also less than ideal for a striker in FUT 22, but we hope EA will give Messi the appropriate boosts if needed, given that they may have missed the target slightly early in the game. FIFA.