In FIFA 21 the Headliners were released at the end of the year – and in FIFA 22 the Headliners also came on December 31st. We're excited because the Headliners are Cards that can get even better as the season progresses.
We show you all the players, how the Headliners work, their upgrades and have a tracker for you so you know when the winning streak upgrades are coming.
What Are Headliners in FIFA?
If a Headliner receives a TOTW nomination or a MOTM card, the Headliner OVR also increases. FUT 22 Headliners will also receive an additional permanent upgrade if their club achieves four back to back wins during the remainder of the domestic league season.
When Are Headliners Upgraded?
An upgrade based on a team’s winning streak will be updated on the following Wednesday. The games in which the 4 wins have to be won count from December 31st.
FIFA 22 Headliners Team 1
In FIFA 22 the Headliners Promo started on December 31st at 6:00 p.m.
Headliners Team 2
Team 2 of the Headliners was released on Friday, January 7th, 2022. Looking good, unfortunately, the players weren't surprising, because the leaks were pretty close.
There's more headlines to be written yet... #Headliners Team 2 is hereSpecial Player Items that are upgraded with the potential for even more based on individual & team performances— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) January 7, 2022
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FIFA 22 Headliners: All Players And Upgrades
Whether SBC or Objective – here you can see all the Headliners and their current overall rating. With their fourth win in a row (see below), Aaron Ramsdale and Ibrahima Sangaré get their first upgrade. Nico Schlottbeck gets upgraded thanks to his MOTM award.
|START RATING||CURRENT RATING|
|ST||Kylian Mbappé||Paris Saint-Germain||93||→ 95|
|Mohamed Salah||Liverpool FC||93||→ 94|
|CB||Virgil van Dijk||Liverpool FC||91||→ 93|
|CDM||Joshua Kimmich||Bayern Munich||91||→ 92|
|RB||Joao Cancelo||Manchester City||90||→ 90|
|CB||Kalidou Koulibaly||SSC Napoli||89||→ 91 UPGRADE|
|CAM||Christopher Nkunku||RB Leipzig||89||→ 89|
|LW||Vinicius Jr.||Real Madrid||88||→ 88|
|CM||Nicolò Barella||Inter Milan||88||→ 88|
|ST||Gaëtan Laborde||Stade Rennes||88||→ 88|
|LM||Yannick Carrasco||Atletico de Madrid||88||→ 88|
|LB||Marcos Acuña||FC Sevilla||88||→ 88|
|ST||Giovanni Simeone||Hellas Verona||88||→ 88|
|RM||Serge Gnabry||Bayern Munich||88||→ 88|
|CM||Seko Fofana||RC Lens||88||→ 88|
|GK||Kevin Trapp||Eintracht Frankfurt||88||→ 88|
|LM||Felipe Anderson (Objective)||Latium||87||→ 87|
|RWB||Reece James||Chelsea FC||87||→ 87|
|Luis Díaz||Porto FC||87||→ 88|
|CM||Téji Savanier||HSC Montpellier||87||→ 87|
|ST||Ollie Watkins||Aston Villa||86||→ 86|
|CF||Dimitri Payet (SBC)||Olympique Marseille||86||→ 86|
|CDM||Denis Zakaria||Piemonte Calcio||86||→ 87|
|CAM||Julian Brandt (SBC)||Borussia Dortmund||86||→ 86|
|CDM||Ibrahim Sangaré||PSV Eindhoven||86||→ 87 UPGRADE|
|CAM||Said Benrahma (SBC)||West Ham United||86||→ 86|
|RWB||Jonathan Clauss (SBC)||RC Lens||86||→ 86|
|LW||Rafael Leão||AC Milan||86||→ 87|
|ST||Duván Zapata||Bergamo Calcio||85||→ 85|
|ST||Patrik Schick||Bayer Leverkusen||85||→ 86|
|RM||Antonio Candreva||Sampdoria Genoa||85||→ 85|
|CB||Arthur Theate||FC Bologna||85||→ 85|
|Aaron Ramsdale||Arsenal FC||85||→ 86 UPGRADE|
|ST||Joselu||Deportivo Alavés||84||→ 84|
|CB||Aritz Elustondo||Real Sociedad||84||→ 84|
|CAM||Harry Wilson||Fulham||84||→ 86|
|CB||Nico Schlotterbeck (Objective)||SC Freiburg||72||→ 73 UPGRADE|
|ST||Anthony Modeste (Objective)||1. FC Köln||72||→ 72|
What Happens To Headliner Cards After Their Transfers?
Luis Diaz is moving from Porto FC to Liverpool FC. What happens to his Headliner card now? The story is complicated. Actually, he would have gotten the 4th win in a row with Porto and thus also his upgrade.
However, since he was no longer a Porto player at the time of kick-off, he didn't get the upgrade. EA's Headliners website has a clear answer about the transfers:
What happens if a Headliners Player is transferred/loaned to a different club?
If a Headliners player transfers/goes on loan during the season the Headliners item will remain at their previous club until they either receive an upgrade at their new club or their new club achieves a club winning streak from the time the player joins onwards. At that point the Headliners item will be updated with the player's new club.
At least that's what we thought because EA told us so, but... well, Luis Diaz already got his upgrade now despite him not having 4 wins. With EA Sports, you just never know...
FIFA 22 Headliners: Win Streak Tracker – Who Has 4 Wins?
To keep you up to date on which player has how many wins, we show you an overview here. While Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal) and Ibrahima Sangaré (PSV) are happy, Christopher Nkunku (Leipzig) is left empty-handed. He would have needed one final win – but then SC Freiburg came along. Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) is one win away from upgrading...
|PLAYER||WIN 1||WIN 2||WIN 3||WIN STREAK UPGRADE|
|Virgil van Dijk||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Felipe Anderson (Objective)||✓|
|Dimitri Payet (SBC)|
|Julian Brandt (SBC)|
|Said Benrahma (SBC)|
|Jonathan Clauss (SBC)|
FIFA 22 Headliners: Wich Players Are Worth It?
Of course, a Kylian Mbappé is worth it. Not only does he have a good chance of getting one or the other TOTW nomination, but PSG also has good cards for 4 wins in a row in Ligue 1. Cheaper players would be someone like Luis Diaz or Yannick Carrasco.
Think about this: Does the Headliner team have a good chance of 4 league wins in a row? Does the Headliners Star have a good chance of a TOTW Card? If you answer "yes" to both for yourself, then hit it.
But as always with dynamic Cards, there is also a good deal of speculation involved.
We'll keep you up to date on anything interesting in terms of the future of FIFA stuff. Speaking of the future of FIFA, have you heard? FIFA 23 could be the last FIFA from EA. Just crazy.