FIFA 17 St. Patrick’s Day SBCs, Green Cards & FUT Offers

FIFA 17 St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most hyped FUT promotions of the year and will run from March 16th-20th, 2017. The offers will be widely known and a lot of FUT 17 players will prepare early! You can expect SBCs, new green cards, a variety of Irish themed pack offers and potentially more. Specific players will more than double in price, so investing early can make you a lot of FIFA 17 coins.

Don’t forget that FUT’s 8th Birthday falls on March 19th, which will directly follow this promotion.

FIFA 17 St. Patrick’s Day Offers

We’ll update the offers below, as they are confirmed! Available until March 20th.

St. Patrick’s Day Squad Building Challenges

Green Team

Exchange a squad for a guaranteed St. Patrick’s Day Player (untradeable)!
Requirements
Republic of Ireland Players: Exactly 11
Team Overall Rating: Min. 70
Team Chemistry: Min. 90
Number of players in the Squad: 11
Rewards
1 St. Patrick’s Day Kit
1 St. Patrick’s Day Player
Repeatable
Yes
Date
March 16th – 21st 2017

Premium Pot of Gold

Exchange a squad with Green Items for a Pot of Gold with 20,000-100,000 coins!
Requirements
St. Patrick’s Day Players: Min. 2
Team Chemistry: Min. 90
Number of players in the Squad: 11
Rewards
1 Premium Pot of Gold
Repeatable
Yes
Date
March 16th – 21st 2017

Mega Pot of Gold

Exchange a squad with Green Items for a Pot of Gold with 30,000-150,000 coins!
Requirements
St. Patrick’s Day Players: Min. 4
Gold Players: Min. 9
Team Chemistry: Min. 90
Number of players in the Squad: 11
Rewards
1 Mega Pot of Gold
Repeatable
Yes
Date
March 16th – 21st 2017

Ultimate Pot of Gold

Exchange a squad with Green Items for a Pot of Gold with 40,000-300,000 coins!
Requirements
St. Patrick’s Day Players: Min. 7
Gold Players: Min. 9
Team Chemistry: Min. 100
Number of players in the Squad: 11
Rewards
1 Ultimate Pot of Gold
Repeatable
Yes
Date
March 16th – 21st 2017


St. Patrick’s Day FUT Pack Offers

March 16th

6pm UK: 15k (or 300 FIFA Points) Premium Gold Jumbo Packs, Unlimited, available until 6pm UK, March 20th.
6pm UK: 20k (or 400 FIFA Points) Prime Electrum Players Packs, Limit 15, available for 24 hours.
6pm UK: 30k (or 600 FIFA Points) Rare Electrum Players Packs, Global limit 20,000, available for 1 hour.


St. Patrick’s Day Green Team Cards

Get these unique player items to complete the Pot of Gold Squad Building Challenges! Existing items are not upgraded, you will have to find these new items in packs or the transfer market.

The Green Team St. Patrick’s Day Starting XI

GK: Kieren Westwood – Sheffield Wednesday – English Championship
RB: Seamus Coleman – Everton – English Premier League
CB: Ciaran Clark – Newcastle United – English Championship
CB: Richard Keogh – Derby County – English Championship
CDM: James McCarthy – Everton – English Premier League
CDM: Glenn Whelan – Stoke City – English Premier League
CAM: Wes Hoolahan – Norwich City – English Championship
LM: Robbie Brady – Burnley – English Premier League
RM: Aiden McGeady – Preston North End – English Championship
ST: Shane Long – Southampton – English Premier League
ST: Jonathan Walters – Stoke City – English Premier League

The Green Team St. Patrick’s Day Subs

GK: Darren Randolph – West Ham United – English Premier League
CB: John O’Shea – Sunderland – English Premier League
CB: Shane Duffy – Brighton & Hove Albion – English Championship
CM: Darron Gibson – Sunderland – English Premier League
CM: Harry Arter – Bournemouth – English Premier League
LM: James McClean – West Bromwich Albion – English Premier League
ST: David McGoldrick – Ipswich Town – English Championship

The Green Team St. Patrick’s Day Reserves

CB: Marc Wilson – West Bromwich Albion – English Premier League
CM: Conor Hourihane – Aston Villa – English Championship
ST: Daryl Murphy – Newcastle United – English Championship
CAM: Alan Judge – Brentford – English Championsip
CM: David Meyler – Hull City – English Premier League


FIFA 16 Offers

  • Featured Tournament: 18 from Republic of Ireland + Northern Ireland, 15k Online, 10k Offline, World Class.
  • Pack offers, featuring 8.5k, 15k, 25k & 35k each day throughout the promotion.
  • Green team, featuring 23 players with Republic of Ireland nationalities.

Investing to Make FUT Coins

We’ve experienced many FIFA St Patricks Day tournaments and so have many other users. Over that time, the market has considerably changed. FIFA Ultimate Team users are now investing mega early with Irish players, looking to profit upon the release of a hyped SBC. While this is sensible, selling when everyone else does can cause a spiral of users undercutting one another, resulting in lower profits. For FIFA 17 St. Patrick’s Day investing, we advise the following;

  1. Buy Republic of Ireland players before the FUT TOTY. Typically player prices are at their short term lows towards January 13th-16th, but beware, as players are starting to invest earlier and earlier. With disappointing win rewards last year, we’re expecting this year to be significantly greater, causing greater hype in players and greater profits. Please note that even some of the cheaper non-rares increase considerably in price, especially if they fit the requirements nicely and are given a green team card.
  2. Sell your investments in the week before the promotion starts, typically March 8th-15th. Several late investors join the party at this stage, artificially pushing up prices even further.

Market Crash

Although we won’t see a market crash anywhere near as steep as FUT United (the crash before the crash) / Black Friday / Cyber Monday, if you’re not already playing with a cheaper team by this point, in our opinion it would be wise to do so. Sell your teams before March 10th-13th. St. Patrick’s Day followed by FUT’s 8th Birthday should help to ensure player prices trend slightly lower, typically 10% lower.

FAQ

Is the biggest tournament usually for St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s Day is widely celebrated and hence EA make an extra effort to make Irish players the theme of FUT. One way to do this is by having a featured SBC, where Irish players are the requirement.

While the Irish tournament was previously big in terms of hype and initial win rewards, there’s rumoured to be a more exciting SBC on the cards for the FIFA Ultimate Team Birthday promotion (which just so happens to directly follow).

In FIFA 16, FUT’s 7th Birthday celebration introduced an amazing tournament with 7 future win rewards, plenty of free packs and promotional packs every 8 hours.

Will there be ‘Lightning Rounds’?

We doubt it based on previous years. Lightning rounds are quick fire pack offers, available in limited quantities and are first come, first served. There are also times such as FIFA 17 Black Friday or Cyber Monday offers where we may see new offers every hour for 24 hours. We will see FIFA 17 St Patricks Day themed pack offers though!

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About David Cotton

David has been a passionate video gamer his entire life and has owned and played most gaming consoles since his early childhood. He has over nine years experience writing about video games and is a well known FIFA Ultimate Team expert and 'FUT Founder'. As well as providing insight on all the latest FIFA Ultimate Team news, David has a history of creating extremely effective in-depth guides on how to make FUT coins. He founded and created UltimateTeamUK in 2011 and has previously worked as the 'Head of FIFA' at the popular esports company, Dexerto.

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