All EA FC 24 Thunderstruck Black Friday players, from Ronaldinho to Cruyff

All EA FC 24 Thunderstruck Black Friday players, from Ronaldinho to Cruyff
Images via EA Sports

Written by 

Morgan Truder & Harry Boulton

Last updated 

24th Nov 2023 14:00

Following on from FC Pro Live is another new promo in EA FC 24, taking the form of 'Thunderstruck' during Black Friday - and there's an abundance of huge players to celebrate this holiday season like Johan Cruyff and Ronaldinho.

What's more is that each card included in this Ultimate Team event is live, and given the opportunity to upgrade at least two times depending on the performance of their real-life team. This makes already excellent cards even better and turns this brilliant promo into probably the best we have seen in the game so far.

All EA FC 24 Thunderstruck players

Image of the Thunderstruck standard players in EA FC 24
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The Thunderstruck promo this Black Friday includes both standard special cards and icons, giving us an excellent selection to choose from:

  • Vini Jr. (Real Madrid)
  • Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)
  • Marie-Antoinette Katoto (PSG)
  • Neymar Jr. (Al-Hilal)
  • Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal)
  • Raphaël Varane (Manchester United)
  • Romelu Lukaku (Roma)
  • Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)
  • Joelinton (Newcastle United)
  • Lukas Klostermann (RB Leipzig)
  • Juan Cuadrado (Inter)
  • Ronaldinho (Icon)
  • Johan Cruyff (Icon)
  • Ferenc Puskás (Icon)
  • Gerd Müller (Icon)
  • Thierry Henry (Icon)
  • Cafu (Icon)
  • Eric Cantona (Icon)
  • Kaká (Icon)
  • Alessandro Nesta (Icon)
  • Edwin van der Sar (Icon)
  • Paul Scholes (Icon)
  • Xabi Alonso (Icon)
  • Robert Pirès (Icon)

As you can see, there is a huge selection of top players on offer, and combining this with all of the returning promo cards could see some players getting very lucky.

Image of the Thunderstruck Icons in EA FC 24
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As a Liverpool fan, I am sad to see no players included, although I was treated well with the trio in TOTW 10. I've certainly got my eyes on Xabi Alonso though, and any number of the other outstanding players that have been included here.

Thunderstruck player upgrade path explained

Thunderstruck is a live promo, as each card has the potential to earn boosts and upgrades depending on how their team plays in their upcoming matches. The men's cards and women's cards follow a different upgrade patch as shown below: 

  • Men’s upgrade path 
    •  1 win in the next 4 games = +1 IF Upgrade
    • 2 win in the next 4 games = +2 Regular PlayStyles
    • 3 wins in the next 4 games = +1 IF Upgrade
  • Women’s upgrade path:
    • 1 win in the next 3 games = +1 IF Upgrade
    • 2 win in the next 3 games = +2 Regular Playstyles and +1 IF Upgrade
  • Icon upgrade patch: 
    • 1 win in 4 games = +1 Regular PlayStyle 
    • 3 wins in 4 games = +1 IF Upgrade 

I know what you’re thinking - the Icons don’t even play anymore, so how will they get upgrades? EA has taken this into consideration and assigned each Icon a real-life club that they used to play for, so they will upgrade if and when that team does well. For example, Gerd Müller is assigned to Bayern Munich, and Thierry Henry with Arsenal.

That's all there is to know about the upcoming Black Friday promo in EA FC 24. If you have some RTTK players, then check out our tracker whilst we also have an explainer on all of the Evolution cards currently in the game. The rest of our guides can be found on our EA FC 24 homepage.

Morgan is one of the Guides Writers at GGRecon. He first started writing about games for fun whilst doing his BA (Hons) in History and Film. Since then he has turned this passion into a career and was previously an Editor at VideoGamer before joining GGRecon. Despite enjoying all sorts of games, he can often be found playing Football Manager, Red Dead Redemption 2 or Sekiro.

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