FIFA Ultimate Team is full of desirable cards everyone wants to add to their squad. However, one type of player stands out from the crowd because they’re one of the few ways EA Sports brings the football players of yesteryear back into the game. Icons in FUT can be supremely powerful if you know how to use them and generally represent some of the strongest players in the game until we get to Team of the Season. Let’s take a look at who all of them are and how they work with the new chemistry system.
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Every Icon in FIFA 23
In this year’s FIFA, Icons can have up to four different versions. Just like in the last few years, they all have a Base, Mid, and Prime version. The Base is the lowest-rated version of each Icon and the versions improve from there. In the past, there was a fourth tier called Prime Icon Moments, which was the best version of each Icon in the game. With FIFA 23, EA Sports has replaced Prime Icon Moments with different sets of cards celebrating specific events (for example, World Cup Icons). These new Icons aren’t always the highest-rated version of an Icon but are still sought after in the FIFA community. We aren’t sure if every Icon will get their own special Moments card, but will update this list as more are added.
Player NameBase MidPrimeSpecialPele91959896Zinedine Zidane91949695Garrincha90929493Ronaldo90949695Eusebio89919392Ferenc Puskas899294N/AJohan Cruyff89919492Lev Yashin899194N/AMarco van Basten899193N/ARoberto Baggio89919392Ronaldinho899194N/AMuller899294N/AAlessandro Nesta889092N/AAndrea Pirlo88909293Eric Cantona889093N/AFranco Baresi889193N/AGeorge Best889093N/ALothar Mathaus88919392Luis Figo88909291Paolo Maldini889294N/AXavi Hernandez889093N/AJairzinho889092N/AMarcus Cafu88909392Alan Shearer878991N/AAlessandro De Piero879092N/ABastian Schweinsteiger87899190Bobby Moore87899291Carlos Alberto879093N/ADavid Beckham87899294Dennis Bergkamp879092N/ADidier Drogba87899190Edwin van der Sar878991N/AEmilio Butragueno87909291Fabio Cannavaro87899291Gary Lineker87899290Hristo Stoichkov87909291Hugo Sanchez87899293Ian Rush878991N/AJavier Zanetti87889293Riquelme878991N/AKenny Daglish87909291Marcel Desailly878891N/AMiroslav Klose87899190Paul Scholes878991N/APhilipp Lahm878991N/AKaka878991N/ARivaldo879092N/ASamuel Eto’o87909291Socrates878991N/AThierry Henry879093N/ARobin van Persie87899190Xabi Alonso878990N/AIker Casillas87899291Andriy Shevchenko86889190Carles Puyol86909291Christian Vieri868890N/ADavid Trezeguet868991N/AFernando Hiero868991N/AFrank Lampard868890N/AFrank Rijkaard868890N/AGianluca Zambrotta86878988Henrik Larsson868790N/AJohn Barnes 868789N/AJuan Sebastian Veron868890N/AMichael Ballack868991N/AMichael Owen868891N/APatrick Kluivert868891N/APatrick Vieira86889190Pavel Nedved868991N/APeter Schmeichel869092N/APetr Cech86889190Raul Gonzalez Blanco868892N/ARoberto Carlos86889190Roy Keane868890N/ARuud Gullit86909394Ruud van Nistelrooy869092N/ASteven Gerrard868991N/AWayne Rooney868891N/AAshley Cole858789N/AClarence Seedorf858891N/AClaude Makelele858790N/ADavor Suker85879088Emmanuel Petit85889089Fernando Torres858891N/AGennaro Gattuso858789N/AGheorghe Hagi85899190Gianfranco Zola858790N/AHernan Crespo85879089Ian Wright858789N/AJari Litmanen858890N/ALaurent Blanc85899190Luis Hernandez85879088Michael Essien858790N/AMichael Laudrup85899190Nemanja Vidic85889091Rio Ferdinand858890N/ARobert Pires85889192Ronald Koeman858891N/ARui Costa858890N/ASol Campbell858789N/A
How do Icons work in FIFA 23?
With the changes to chemistry, Icons aren’t as versatile as they were for squad-building. In the past, they linked with every player regardless of league or nationality. Now, they give themselves full chemistry but only provide links to players of their same nation. That makes players like Vidic a little less desirable because there aren’t many Serbian players in the top leagues of world football. That said, they can easily fill a hole in your lineup and provide top-tier stats.