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EA Sports grants Mats Hummels’ birthday wish

It must be nice to be a pro.

Bayern Munich and Germany national team center back Mats Hummels celebrated his 28th birthday on Friday. Earlier this week he held a Q&A on his official Twitter account and one of the questions asked to him was what he wanted for his birthday.

His response? He wanted his FIFA 17 pace rating to be bumped up over 70. Hummels’ base card in this year’s Ultimate Team features 64 pace.

While this was obviously a joke, EA Sports took the chance oblige him by making him his own Pro Player Card with a pace rating of 85 and an overall rating boost up to 95.

Pro Player Cards are one-of-a-kind Ultimate Team item given to any player who EA knows plays their game. Hummels joins players such as Adebayo Akinfenwa, Joel Asoro, Suso, Stevie May, and even Antoine Griezmann as pro players to receive the special card that is always rated 95.

Ah, the perks of being a pro footballer...