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FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Coins Guide: Part 1

by Craig ColeSeptember 20, 2012

Whether you’re an Ultimate Team veteran or playing it for the first time on FIFA 13, this FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Coins Guide will give you all the tips you need to trade and make coins successfully.

We gave away 1 million Ultimate Team coins not long ago and we’ll share our tips along with tips to make Ultimate Team Coins from some of the most experienced players out there.

We’ll start with the tips you need to get you started on your FIFA 13 FUT journey and move on to more advanced techniques next time.

You can be sure though that if there’s a way to make coins in FIFA 13 Ultimate Teamwe’ll have it covered in this guide.

Let’s get started…

Ultimate Team Coins Starter Guide (Pre Game Launch)

EA launched the FIFA 13 Ultimate Team web app which is available to all returning Ultimate Team players.

Returning players also get rewarded with a number of packs “based on your Ultimate Team activity” to get you started.

Not only that but each day you log into the Ultimate Team web app up until the end of September you’ll be rewarded with a daily gift which can include FIFA 13 Ultimate Team coins, mini packs and more.

The Early Bird Catches The Worm

The benefits of being on the web app prior to FIFA 13’s release is that you have the opportunity to put yourself in a great position to make a tidy sum of Ultimate Team coins once everyone else jumps on the band wagon after the release of the full game.

JackAttack45 shows us how to capitalise on your coins with the FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Starter Guide video.

If you have multiple accounts make sure you log into all of them. You’ll get returning bonuses for each account and it all helps at the start of FIFA 13 Ultimate Team.

There are no bid tokens this year so there’ll be no penalty for trading on the web app. (This will also mean that schools and workplaces across the country will grind to a halt as there’ll be nothing to stop people trading!)

  • Invest early to give yourself a head start.
  • Players to look out for that might raise in value after the game’s out:
    • Brasilvers (Brazilian Silver Players).
    • Any player with 5 star skills especially new 5 star skillers.
    • Good silver players – look for good stats like pace, 4-5 star skills.
    • Silver players in the English Premier League.
    • Popular Gold players in popular leagues like the English Premier League, Serie A and BBVA.
    • Centre backs with pace (Usually 70+ pace).
    • Pacey wingers with 4 Star+ skills.
  • If you pull any top players out of Ultimate Team packs make sure you keep hold of them until a week or two after the FIFA 13’s release as the prices of them will rocket with the influx of Ultimate Team coins into the market.

FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Coins For Beginners

Last year we featured some of the best Ultimate Team Coins tips around from Unique Riggers and they proved so successful we thought we’d do it again. Make sure you subscribe to him on YouTube for more great FIFA videos.

Buy Gold Players Cheap

Search for gold players and set the Buy Now Maximum Price to 300 coins and click search. Snap up anyone who’s overall rating is above 76. Discard them for a small profit of 50+ coins or try to sell them on for a profit.

Doing this is a good way to build your coins up when you haven’t got many to start with. (Buy and discard 10 players and you’ve made 500+ coins… They all count).

Reselling The Cheapest Player On Market

Reselling the cheapest player on the market involves identifying the cheapest player on the market and making sure there’s enough margin between him and the next cheapest player on the market to allow you to buy the player and relist him for more coins than you bought him for even though he’s still the cheapest player on the market.

Get that???

Say 5 Phil Neville’s are selling for 4,000 coins but you spot a Phil Neville for 3,000 coins. Snaffle up the 3,000 coin Phil Neville and relist him for 3,800.

You’ve whomped the price up by 800 coins yet he’s still the cheapest on the market and sure to get snapped up by someone looking to bolster their squad with the world’s most skilful and versatile CDM.

Remember though, EA take 5% from each sale so make sure there’s enough margin so that you still make a profit.

FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Cheapest Player

The Famous 59th Minute Technique

Back in the early days of FIFA Ultimate Team there were a lot more bargains to be had in the 59th minute basically because not as many people knew about it.

Despite being a more competitive marketplace these days it’s still the best place look if you want to pick up a real bargain. The trick is once you’ve put your search terms into Ultimate Team keep flicking through the search pages until you get to the 59th minute.

Then go backwards and forwards around the 59th minute / hour mark keeping your eye out for bargains.

Because people will list things for an hour long auction you’ll be the first to see it once it goes up for sale.

A tip is to search for players or items that you know are valuable but their value might not be immediately obvious to less experienced players.

Bargains happen because some people aren’t familiar with the value of things and list them without doing their research and others just make mistakes.

Unique Riggers claims to have seen an inform Lionel Messi sell for 15,000 coins buy now in the 59th minute!

Did the seller miss off a zero or two? Mistakes do happen and someone’s got to capitalise on them.

Loser’s weepers and all that.

FIFA 13 Ultimate Team 59th Minute Technique

Players With Good Formations

Ultimate Team Chemistry plays an important role in a lot of people’s decisions on which players to buy.

Formation cards can be expensive and that’s why people spend more on players whose preferred formation already matches their team’s chosen formation.

If the previous version of Ultimate Team is anything to go by then 4-1-2-1-2 is going to be the most popular formation on the game (although we were seeing a lot more experimenting at the end of FIFA 12).

Search for Gold players and again set the Buy Now Maximum to 300. Bid on any players that you find with the 4-1-2-1-2 formation.

Relist the ones that you win for 350 to 400 coins starting price and if they sell you’ve got yourself a profit. The contingency is that if they don’t sell you can still discard them and get your coins back.

Good Luck Making Your FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Coins

Now you’ve got the tools to get started get out there and get trading.

Remember, traders are rewarded for work hard. Earning large amounts of FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Coins takes patience and perseverance.

Occasionally you’ll pick up a bargain that makes you a fortune but more often than not coins are earned through large amounts of trades.

If you find a technique that works for you, repeat and repeat it until it stops working then move onto something else.

We’ll cover some more advanced coin making techniques in Part 2.

Let us know what works for you.

Craig Cole
Founder of UltimateFIFA.com, Evertonian *groan*, entrepreneur. I'm a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment which I put to good use in the Ultimate Team market. ;)
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  • xtatic
    September 21, 2012 at 3:58 am

    iv created two teams can u have a look at it and say wat you think

  • Chico Dudu
    September 21, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    How do i know if a player is 5 star one?

    • Jezamiah
      September 23, 2012 at 10:40 am

      Once the database is fully updated that’s a good place to look.

      Also it depends on the rating of a player. If a silver player has 74+ dribbling it’s likely they have at least 3star skills and above likewise for bronze and 64+ dribbling.

    • RizzyBang
      September 25, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      Christiano Ronaldo 92 Portugal LW Real
      Franck Ribery 90 France LM Bayern
      Zlatan Ibrahimovic 88 Sweden ST PSG
      Nani 85 Portugal LM United
      Neymar 85 Brazil LW Santos
      Ronaldinho 83 Brazil CAM Atletico Mineiro
      Robinho 83 Brazil CF Milan
      Aiden McGeady 82 Ireland RM Spartak
      Mbark Boussoufa 82 Morocco CAM A. Makhachkala
      Hatem Ben Arfa 81 France RW Newcastle
      Andres D’Alessandro 80 Argentina CAM Internacional
      Carlos Eduardo 80 Brazil CAM Rubin Kazan
      Ganso 80 Brazil CAM Santos
      Jadson 79 Brazil CAM Sao Paulo
      Adel Taarabt 78 Morocco CAM QPR
      Oussam Assaidi 78 Morocco LW Liverpool
      Diego Souza 77 Brazil CAM Al-Ittihad
      Erik Lamela 77 Argentina RF Roma
      Eljero Elia 77 Holland LM Werder Bremen
      Carlos Alberto 76 Brazil CAM Vasco da Gama
      Rafael Sobis 76 Brazil CF Fluminense
      Felipe 75 Brazil CM Vasco da Gama
      Jorge Valdivia 75 Chile CAM Palmeiras
      Elkeson 75 Brazil ST Botafogo
      Danilinho 74 Brazil RW Atl. Mineiro
      Carlos Darwin Quintero 74 Colombia CF Santos Laguna
      Giannis Fetfatzidis 74 Greece CAM Olympiakos CFP
      Kelvin 74 Brazil RW FC Porto
      Lincoln 73 Brazil CAM Coritiba
      Yassine Chikhaoui 73 Tunisia CF FC Zurich
      Gary Mackay-Steven 73 Scotland LM Dundee United
      Elton 72 Brazil CAM Al-Fateh
      Quincy Owusu-Abeyie 71 Ghana RM Panathinaikos
      Maikon Leite 71 Brail RW Palmeiras
      Wallyson 71 Brazil ST Cruzeiro
      Jaja 70 Brazil CAM Internacional
      Michael Ortega 70 Colombia CAM VfL Bochum
      Marcio Azevedo 69 Brazil LB Botafogo
      Lee Trundle 63 England ST Preston North End

      All 5 star skillers on 25th Sep.

  • Thomas
    September 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm


    I read your article and it’s very good!
    But what’s the best (and still cheap) formation and country/league to buy players for if you don’t have many coins?

    • September 28, 2012 at 8:37 am

      People still seem to be experimenting with formations but you can’t go wrong with the standard 442 and 41212 formations.

      And the best countries are still the most popular, English, Spanish, Brazilian and BPL, Ligue BBVA, Serie A.

      There are still plenty of hidden gems to be had all over atm until the market settles down.

      • Thomas
        October 4, 2012 at 10:56 am

        Thanks for your reaction!
        I think I go with a Serie A team.
        And with the 41212 formation.
        But what exactly is the difference between 41212 and 4312?
        They look very similar…

        • Will
          October 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm

          Serie A is a good place to start since it has some very solid players for cheap. 41212 gives you the advantage of wing players (LM and RM) whereas 4312 gives you some more flexibility with chemistry because you can move around the 3 CMs. Both are good formations. Also you could give 4222 a try.

    September 29, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Lets get injury gold cards upp for about 500- 800 way to low.. atm

  • Floodsworth
    September 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Does the bronze pack method work on fifa 13?

    • Mauro
      November 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      you’ve got to be lucky and try to get a player with good stats like pace, strength, pass or dribble, fitness cards can be sold for 200 coins in about 5 minutes, contracts wont sell that quickly so yeah u just got to be lucky really.

  • SChaffe
    October 3, 2012 at 1:17 am

    I’m currenlt working on an all bronze team. I’m looking at good chemistry and players in the 64 point range. If I start applying training cards to get their stats up will they turn silver and become ineligible for bronze only games?

  • asefweggr
    October 15, 2012 at 10:42 am

    great tips for ultimate team

  • connor
    October 19, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Fifa is just beast i have an all english team an serie A team and a spanish team they whoop ass

  • Matthewchapman
    October 20, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Guys also try the gold shiny method search min price 550 and max price 700 pick up a couple players for that price then resell them at 900-1200 works for me i made 30k make sure the players play in good league Bpl bbva serie a etc

  • johnnyAllsup
    October 22, 2012 at 5:43 am

    does anyone have any spare coins or any good players i could have if u do add JAILBREAK1997 on PS3 & tell me please thank you

  • tanish
    November 5, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    please if anyone does have good players or coins please send me add tanishgupta16 on ps3…thanks a lot

  • JohnR89
    November 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    I need help! Add Me JohnRoberts89

  • Connor
    November 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Hi guys if u hav any spare coins or good players pls share them with me ( on Xbox ) pedalmoth39

  • Matt
    November 8, 2012 at 8:26 am

    All these tips takes ages for little gain once u have a half decent team ur better off just playin games as soon as u start winng league 1 in offline leagues u get atleast 5k at the end + a gold pack and its more fun then searhing through the auctions

  • Persioncool
    November 8, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Hello everyone,

    I would love to get some coins, since I’m such a noob in trading and I love playing Ultimate Team! Thanks so much if you want to give me some coins! My PSN is: Persioncool
    Let me know on PSN if you want to give me some coins, and we will make the deal!

    Again, thanks,


  • bob bobington
    November 8, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Guys, i have 70 k saved up which player is best to buy to price fix please

  • Scott Jowett
    November 22, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Hey. Do you think I could get some spare coins. I have a decent team I just need some coins to create a better team. I’m on xbox and my tag is jowboyz thanks

  • leo9078
    December 6, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Ultimate team recently down but i think i know why because of these ppl using methods or hacking just to get coins

    It happened to me 2 days ago when i bought Tevez for 40,000
    Next thing you know it didn’t show up in my watch list and it also took my money

    Basically ppl are putting players in Auction and whenver someone gets a player they keep the player and take my coins away

    this might be the reason why ultimate team is down for now because of stupid hackers these days

    • Ray0227
      December 8, 2012 at 1:11 am

      That happened to me as well. I bought a TUTW Altidore to bolster US Squad and I lost 30K. and I didnt get him either. How are they going to fix that?

  • January 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    50 likes, and there will be a giveaway off Marcelo.The page is also trading :-)http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fifa-13-giveaways-PS3/320691388030308

  • cobster48
    January 16, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Fan someone please send me some coins I have a tiny amount of them my name is unsaddledjewel0 and I am on x box

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    January 29, 2013 at 10:31 am

    i need help add me rasmussgi2001

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