Whether it’s scrolling through countless numbers of cards to buy on Ultimate Team, playing with Wayne Rooney in the arena or watching the star-studded video intro of Ronaldinho, Thierry Henry and Alessandro Del Piero in FIFA Football 2004, music is at the heart of everyone’s experience playing FIFA. Each year the game seems to be on point with its music selection, and hopefully FIFA 21 won’t be an exception. To celebrate the release of the latest instalment in the world’s biggest football game series, here is a starting 11 for the best FIFA soundtrack songs in the game’s history.
11: JB Scofield: Stretch It (FIFA 20)
FIFA 20 had a very strong soundtrack, with bangers coming from the likes of Friedberg, Kamakaze x Massappeals (featuring Morgan Munroe and Foals). But our vote goes to Leicester’s finest, JB Scofield. Stretch It is packed full of football references: Arshavin’s four goals in Arsenal’s 4-4 draw with Liverpool in 2009, Kante’s tireless work rate and Mbappe’s move from Monaco to PSG are all cited in what will surely be remembered as one of the best FIFA soundtrack songs of the 2020s. Unsurprisingly, being a Chelsea fan, Scofield also mocks Arsenal with, “And I haven’t had a trophy in a long time/Must have thought that I played for the Gunners.” With lines like that, there’s no way we couldn’t include this track (sorry, Arsenal fans).