In this guide, I will explain everything all you need to know about FIFA Mobile Rank Up.
What is rank up in FIFA Mobile?
And how can we rank up a player?
Lets the journey begin.
Table of Contents
- What is Rank Up?
- How To Rank Up Players
- Rank Transfer
- FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
What is Rank Up?
As you already know, once you upgrade a player to 110 OVR (max), you can no longer upgrade their OVR. Here, rank up comes in handy.
By using rank up, even though the OVR and the attributes of the players don’t increase, but your team’s OVR will.
For example, your team OVR is 110. If you rank up your players five times, your team’s OVR will increase 1 OVR to 111. If you rank up your players ten times, then your team’s OVR will increase to 112. And so on..
So, rank up is very useful for increasing your team’s OVR. As we know, a higher OVR means better chances at VSA.
Note: Rank up doesn’t increase players attributes at all. So the benefit is only for team’s OVR.
How To Rank Up Players
After you knew the benefits of rank up, you certainly want to know how to rank up players on FIFA Mobile.
At FIFA Mobile 21 & 20, the requirements for Rank Ups are easier than previous seasons. Now, you no longer need a duplicate and the requirement for the player is only at 78+ OVR. But, you need Rank Up your players five times to increase your team’s OVR +1.
On Season 2 (FIFA Mobile 19), you need a duplicate, 90+ base, 95+ base/trained, and tokens. On Season 3, you no longer need a duplicate, but still need a 90+ player and tokens.
On Season 3 (FIFA Mobile 19), you only need Rank Up three times to increase +1 team’s OVR, and on Season 2 when you Rank Up a player than your team’s OVR also automatically went up.
Season 4 & 5
5 Player Rank Up = Team OVR +1
1 Player Rank Up = Team OVR +1
3 Player Rank Up = Team OVR +1
On FIFA Mobile 18 & 19 (Season 2 & 3), to do Rank Up you must have a player with 100 OVR (without skill boost). Rank up cannot be done if your player has not reached the maximum OVR (100).
But for FIFA Mobile 20 (Season 4) and FIFA Mobile 21 (Season 5), you can Rank Up any player that you want even if their OVR hasn’t reached 100.
These are Rank Up requirements for previous seasons (S2 & S3)
In FIFA Mobile 18 (Season 2), you must have a duplicate card from the player that you want to rank up. The card version, position and OVR do not matter as long as they remain the same player.
For example, if you want to rank up Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, then you must have a duplicate card of him, such as his elite base (80 OVR), his TOTW card (83 OVR), or his Scouting card (87 OVR).
Third, you must have a base 90+ OVR player (not trained card) from the same position (Attacker, Midfielder, Defender or Goalkeeper). If the Rashford card that you want to rank up is his base card (ST) or his Scouting card (LW), then you must have a base 90 player from the attacker position (ex. RW Lens from Campaign or RW Mbappé from Trophy Masters).
If the Rashford card that you want to rank up is his TOTW card (LM) then you must have a base 90 player from the midfielder position (ex. CM Pogba from Campaign or CDM EOE Player Michael Carrick).
Fourth, you must have a 95+ OVR player (can be a base card or trained card) from the same position (Attacker, Midfielder, Defender or Goalkeeper).
Fifth, you must have a Rank Up Token. You can get Rank Up Tokens every time you level up in the game.
On FIFA Mobile 19 (Season 3), you no longer need to use duplicates to rank up players. But you still need OVR 90+ players and Rank Tokens as Rank Up requirements.
How to Get Rank Shards
To be able to Rank Up your players, you need to collect Rank Shards.
How do you get rank shards on FIFA Mobile? There are many ways to obtain Rank Shards (Common, Rare, Epic, and Legendary). You can get them from events rewards, SBC, Quests, Flash Sale, Store offers, and so on.
Sometimes you can get Rank Shards for free just by playing events, sometimes you have to trade your players to earn them through SBC, and sometimes you have to redeem them for gems in the Store.
How to Use Rank Shards
The way to rank up players and spend your rank shards (Common, Rare, Epic, and Legendary) is very easy.
First, go to ‘My Team‘, tap on a player and click on the ‘Train‘ button.
After that, select the ‘Rank Up’ tab. Your common/epic/rare/legendary rank shards will be shown here.
Then, select a player that you will use for Rank Up requirements. After that, you can press the ‘Rank Up’ button to Rank Up your player.
If the ‘Rank Up’ button is inactive, it means that one of the requirements has not been met, whether it’s the number of Rank Shards, a player OVR, or coins.
Rank Up Requirements & Costs
Here is the list of Rank Up Requirements and Costs in FIFA Mobile 21 (Season 5) :
|Rank||Rank Shard||Player OVR||Cost|
Also on this season, you can transfer Ranks from one player to another without losing the player. Unlike previous seasons where your player will be gone if their Rank is transferred to another player.
The cost for Rank Transfer is the difference in Coins between the player you are transferring to and the player you are transferring from.
How to Transfer Ranks
In order to be able to transfer rank from one player to another, the player whose rank will be transferred must be removed from all lineups. After that, follow the steps below:
Go to ‘My Team‘, tap on the player you want to transfer rank to and click on the ‘Train’ button. Then, select the ‘Rank Transfer‘ tab.
The player whose rank will be transferred and the player who will receive rank transfer will appear here. Click a player at the bottom to which you want to transfer the rank, then click the ‘Transfer‘ button.
In the image below, the player whose rank will be transferred is Reus and the player who will receive rank transfer is Sancho.
Rank Transfer Costs
Here is the detail of Rank Transfer Costs in FIFA Mobile 21.
|RU (from)||RU (to)||Cost|
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Rank Shards used to Rank Up (RU) Players. There are 4 types of Rank Shards in FIFA Mobile, namely Common, Rare, Epic, and Legend.
Common Rank Shards used to Rank Up (RU) Players. This is the easiest Rank Shards to get, and is always required to Rank Up players from RU1 to RU20. Common Rank Shards’ color is purple.
Rare Rank Shards used to Rank Up (RU) Players. These Shards are required to Rank Up 5 and above. Rare Rank Shards’ color is green.
Epic Rank Shards used to Rank Up (RU) Players. These Shards are required to Rank Up 11 and above. Epic Rank Shards’ color is blue.
Rank Transfer is a feature in FIFA Mobile where you can transfer Rank Up from one player to another. This feature is very useful when you want to switch to a new player, but don’t want to lose Rank Up from old player.
We hope you have found this Rank Up guide helpful. Please comment below if you have any questions.
I ranked up Mandzukic from 6 to 7 by 100 ovr Event icon Beckham. Now unable to get Prime Icon 100ovr Beckham as 100 ovr Event icon Beckham isn’t showing anymore.
What should I do to find this event icon Beckham?
Also please tell me, is there any undo ranking up option?
Dibyajyoti Mohanty says
I had ranked up and then upgraded bekham to 100 ovr. Now I am unable to exchange him for prime icon bekham nir I am able to transfer his rank. What should I do
Remove him from all of your lineups
Suryashis Nandi says
Not at all
Mihir Rao says
I’m in a dilemma here. I want to transfer my rank 3 Vidic onto my rank 2 Zola. Will Vidic then take Zola’s 2 ranks or do they disappear when Zola becomes a rank 3?
it will dissapear
Aman savla says
How do I use rare shards? Common shards I’ve used up all but what about rare shards and epic shards?
Rank up your player to 5 and above, and you will need both rare and epic rank shards
Hi, after I ranked up my defence player upto 30, it is not taking the 35th. It is showing no available to consume for an upgrade. Happening in case of defenders for now as I started the 35th with defenders. Am I missing something ?
Is there any way to recover a high value ovr player mistakenly used to rank up another player ….I clicked rank up instead of rank transfer and lost the player.
Unfortunately, there is no way to get your player back.
In my case i rank up instead of rank transfer Beckham my stupid mistake.
Now i can’t continue the Beckham challenge.
oops.. that’s really terrible mistake. I feel sorry for you.
did that last while swaping the kovacic card from the champions league card to tots.
had upgraded it from 85 to 100. i lost ranks and txp only to rank the new card by one.
i feel your pain bro, i was suicidal hahah
I wanted to ask that putting 1 rank is player gives you how many points ?
Like rn my total team point is 916 and I’ve 15 ranks in it , so how many points will be added ? How should I calculate?
5 rank up equal to +1 OVR
I recently came back to fifa mobile after a few months out and I noticed the new rank up system so I got some rank shards to rank one of my players up, but when I click “Rank Up” a message that says “Reach Level 8 to unlock Ranks for players over 80 OVR.” appears. I’m level 40 and I have been searching to what it is referring with level 8 for about 3 weeks now. Does anybody know the solution?
Parth Maru says
Same problem with me
I have the same problem and cant find the solution
I made a major mistake on getting 104 UCL Lopez and hes got 10 rank on him. Currently I have a GK with 9 ranks but I’m unable to transfer over the rank to other positions other than GK to GK. Haiz.. just to feedback on this.. and I gonna waste the 9 ranks on him..cause no point i transfering it to another GK position.
Feels bad for you, you should choose a player other than Lopez
I have a rudiger card with rank 5. If I transfer the rank to a card with no ranks, will that card get all the 5 ranks or will it just be rank 1
the card will get all the ranks
I think should indicate in the above that the *ranks on GK position can only be transferred over to another GK position.* While other position can transfer ranks over to other position. This is so unfair. And I didn’t knew about this. Going to give up the 9 ranks..
trinabh maiti says
what happens to the rank of the player if he is sold
It will disappear
Atharv Sahu says
How much rank shards are needed for ranking up players above 10 rank?
I have added it, please recheck the list
Anyone else lost players when transferring rank? I just lost a 95 ovr player, so about 2.5M training coins, a load of so and rank went from 4 to 1 when transferring.
Mohamed Ryad Jeafer says
I HAVE A 90 STRIKER AND I HAVE 5 SKILL BOOSTS ON HIM. I TRIED RANKING IT UP BUT IT IS SHOWING REQUIREMENTS NOT MATCHED.
Make sure you have all the requirements needed.
I have a question I have a bout 360 rare rank shards, but they do not appear when I’m trying to upgrade players, what can I do? (Common shards are there, but the rare ones don’t appear
Maybe because your players don’t need it yet. Rare rank shards are required for RU 5 and above. So it’s only visible if you want to do RU 5+.
I have a 93 ovr Mendy (GK) with 0 rank up and a 92 I’ve Handanovic (GK) with 2 rank ups. I want to transfer rank from Handanovic to Mendy but am unable to do so as when I go to the rank transfer screen for for Mendy, there is no option to choose Handanovic for rank transfer. Any comments/tips?
Pull Handanovic out of all your lineups.
Eduardo rivera says
It’s till not working I have the same problem
Eduardo Rivera says
I have 93 ovr mendy(GK) with one rank and 93 ovr kepa (GK) with 2 ranks,it won’t let me transfer rank kepas to mendy. And I tried transfer kepas to sirigu(GK) 81 no ranks and still won’t work
Update your app, there’s a bug on GK Rank Transfer and they fixed it on the latest update.
I ranked up a new player (95 ovr, 0 rank) with an existing player (94 ovr,2 rank) by mistake. I wanted to transfer rank and then train the 95 with the 94. Now I lost the 94 ovr player and stuck at 95 with the new one. Any way to undo this?
I ranked up , but my overall hasn’t increased ?
On FIFA Mobile 19, it needs 3 rank up for 1 OVR increase.
On FIFA Mobile 20, it needs 5 rank ups for 1 ovr increase
What effects do rank ups has on players attributes?
I have a POTM aubamayang with 4 rank ups on him. If I use him in a rank up to rank up 100 base Ronaldo will ronaldo gain the rank ups? I know rank ups transfer when player is used for xp but will rank ups transfer if player is used to rank up another player?
No it doesn’t.. Unfortunately, it will only work (the transfer) if CR7 is not on 100 base.
I Trained my FRED (PRE-SEASON) to 100 OVR. Now he requires his duplicate to rank him up.. how i can find the duplicate of Fred??
You can buy his gold card on the market (79 OVR)
vinay jv says
if i use already ranked up player for ranking up another player … will the rank transfer from original player to new player?
I don’t think so
If Rank Up does not change player attributes then what is the point? Prior to ranking up, my Team OVR is equal to the weighted sum of my player OVRs. The team OVR doesn’t make anyone play any better if it is artificially increased by a rank up, right? It just means I get stuck playing harder opponents who might have the same team OVR but fewer rank ups as part of that. Am I missing something?
Yes, Rank up doesn’t made your players play better. But, if your team OVR is higher than your opponents, then you will get more ‘great chances’ in VSA.
Higher OVR = higher great chances
Lower OVR = lesser great chances and vulnerable to counter attack (if the ovr difference is 5+)
I have used Rank up 17 times so that’s ok. I now have over 250 Rank up tokens – some are Elite and some Master but I can’t see the difference. Is there any?
Master and Legendary tokens are used for Rankup 5 and above
If you are ranking up the player by another player which has ranks already, how will it affect the subject?
the subject will be ranked 1 player. If you wanna transfer the rank up, use non-100 OVR player.
So will it be anyways ranked up by 1, even though the leaving to nowhere player had like 2-3 ranks?
How to transfer the rank from one player to another
because u are not gonna use them and will lose out on the OVR they give cause of the ranks
MOKAME FIDLER says
How do you rank up dele alli or Ronaldo and other players which are so many and they don’t have duplicates ?
You can buy their duplicates on the market and if they don’t have any (like Icons players), then you don’t need it. Icons players for example, doesn’t need duplicates to rank up.
What’s the difference between Player Ranks and Boost Ranks?
Player Ranks = Rank Up Players
Boost Ranks = Rank Up Skill Boosts
thank you bro
Thank you so much it is very useful I cleared my all doubts….thanks a lot!!!