FIFA Mobile 21 Flashbacks Event Guide

Enjoy the best of the OG players

After the end of a short-lived National Heroes Event, EA brings us a surprise! Following the footsteps of the console counterpart, FIFA Mobile 21 after a long long time has brought back the Flashbacks event! Celebrating some of the club legends who have spent their entire careers with a single team or have recently returned to an old club, EA has given us players a chance to enjoy the old heroes for a limited time in the game. Play match scenarios with special lineup requirements to unlock Flashbacks Players including a 100 OVR Event Icon CAM Diego Maradona!

FIFA Mobile 21 Flashbacks Event Description

  • Event Duration: July 15th – August 5th (21 Days)
  • Ads: 1 ad daily giving 5 Flashbacks Energy per ad
  • Coin Packs: 7 Coin Packs weekly giving 5 Flashbacks Energy each for 55,000 coins
  • Energy: Flashbacks Energy refreshes 1 per hour with a max of 18 Flashbacks Energy
  • Daily Claim: 3 Gallery Points

FIFA Mobile 21 Flashbacks Event Flow


From the Main Tab, you can play different Flashbacks Scenarios you will be using your Flashbacks Energy to play a series of Matches for Flashbacks Points. Play different Match scenarios as you work towards unlocking each featured Flashbacks Player! There are 7 total chapters, each with different lineup requirements.

FIFA Mobile 21 Flashbacks

The Flashbacks Player Chapters unlock according to these dates (19:00 UTC time):

  • 96 OVR LM Ashley Young – July 15
  • 96 OVR RM Joaquín – July 15
  • 98 OVR ST Fabio Quagliarella – July 20
  • 100 OVR CB Pepe – July 22
  • 102 OVR CM Ivan Rakitić – July 27
  • 103 OVR GK Gianluigi Buffon – July 29
  • 100 OVR Event Icon CAM Diego Maradona – July 29

All the matches are replayable for Flashbacks Points, but Gallery Points only come with the First Win Reward. There are also 7 weekly coin packs that give 5 Flashbacks Energy for 55,000 coins each and 1 daily ad giving 5 Flashbacks Energy. Also, remember you can only unlock the players, after completing their respective Flashbacks chapters ie winning all their 8 matches. All the 8 matches must be won with the respective given squad conditions.

Use your earned Gallery Points here to develop the instant film and find 3 of the featured rewards of the day! Every day will have a different Flashbacks Player and rewards, including bonus Flashbacks Points. Earn Milestone rewards for spending certain amounts of Gallery Points. You will move up the milestone path depending on the Gallery Points you spend.

FIFA Mobile 21 Flashbacks

This is something in events for over and over. Horde your Gallery Points and save them for days when Flashback Points pop up or decent rewards. Don’t waste them and open only when you have enough of them to spend on. Pay attention to the Flashback Points mainly!

Reward Path

Exchange your hard-earned Flashbacks Points along the Reward Path for Flashback rewards. This is a similar path of rewards that you have seen in almost each and every event till date.

FIFA Mobile 21 Flashbacks

You can either exchange your Flashback Points for these players on the Reward Path or use them on the Flashback chapters for those specific player milestones. There is a whale specific milestone for spending 33,000 Flashbacks Points in exchange for a 106 OVR Prime Icon RM Garrincha.

FIFA Mobile 21 Flashbacks Event Currencies

Flashbacks Points

  • Earn them from playing Matches in the Player Chapters.
  • Use them towards Flashbacks Players in the Reward Chapter.
  • Earn them from playing Matches in the Player Chapters (First Wins Only).
  • Use them to open rewards in the Gallery Game.

Running the Math for F2P Players

As per our calculations, the following sums up the chances for F2P Players.

Resource Management

Energy18 InitialTotal
Hourly Refresh1 per Hour503
Weekly Coin Pack35 per Week105
Daily Ads5 per Day115

Total 741 Flashbacks Energy and 636 without the Coin Packs

These Flashbacks Energy is in turn used to complete the matches in the Flashbacks chapters

Flashbacks PointsGallery Points
Match Scenarios22,225/25,900147
Gallery Milestones500
Daily Claim063
Credits: Frangin Twitter

You can obtain Flashbacks Points within the range of 22,275-25,590 given your usage of coin packs

FIFA Mobile 21 Flashbacks Event Tips and Tricks

After the National Heroes event, FIFA Mobile 21 Flashbacks event is pretty short. It has a little amount of grind, with daily PVE matches and event currencies. So here are our additional tips and tricks to help you get the best from the event. It took us a while to get these answers and calculate everything so let’s explain it here.

First and foremost as usual this is an event energy-based event. So never ever let your energy get filled out. Don’t let your energy refresh out. And just buy your coin packs, there is no reason for not buying, and additionally buying them out will only give your more Flashbacks Points to spend on Flashbacks players. So do yourself a favour and just buy them out.

Flashbacks Player Rewards

PlayerMain PathSide PathTotal PointsGems Required
92 CDM Stepanenko85025003350
92 LW Nolito85025003350
99 GK Akinfeev7400290010300
99 CB Hasebe7400290010300
103 RM Milner21800310024900
103 LB Monreal21800310024900
104 CAM Fabregas359003590099500
104 CB Pique359003590099500
96 LM Young2000
96 RM Joaquin2000
98 ST Quagliarella4000
100 CB Pepe7500
102 CM Rakitic10000
103 GK Buffon12500
100 CAM Maradona4000
Credits – Frangin Twitter

From the table above we can clearly see you can grab everything other than the 104s and of course the 106 Prime Icon Garrincha. Remember every time you play a match, you get 175 Flashbacks Points. You will need to replay the match to get more and more Flashbacks Points. The only time you will miss is the Gallery Points. There are 56 matches available, and one needs to play a total of 146 times to obtain the maximum rewards, thus leading to replaying the matches at least 90 times!

There you can either get either of the two 12 ranked 103 players or a 102 12 ranked Rakitic, 103 13 ranked Buffon and the Event Icon 100 10 ranked Maradona! Remember for the 2nd choice, you will fall shy of a minimum of 550 extra points that you need to make up either from the Gallery Points or from the Store Gem Packs.

Thus being free-to-play one can easily get, 103 RM Milner OR 103 LB Monreal OR (102 CM Rakitic + 103 GK Buffon +100 CAM Maradona)

Additionally, you will be opening the Gallery at least 210 times from the daily logins and playing the matches, thereby making your way to the 500k coins milestone. You can get more tries depending on whether you can get Gallery Points from the Gallery itself or Gem packs.

FIFA Mobile 21 Flashbacks Finals Players

That’s it the Flashbacks Event in a nutshell. Beyond that, there isn’t a whole lot to say about this event. All the calculations are at your doorstep there, do with it what you will and plan carefully. There are positives with this event, with a bump in the market with specific players, with not a lot of players are getting dumped into the market and no SBCs for once (ouch). There is a grindable thing in this event with all those replayable matches and those pre-ranked Flashback players look really impressive

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Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments section below, I’ll make sure to reply to everyone. Hope you find this FIFA Mobile 21 Flashbacks Guide useful.

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good article mr sayak! just to emphasize, you’ll have to choose either reward path players or featured players such as young and so on , can’t have it both ways

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