FIFA 21 ICONs list: Beckham, Torres, Lahm, Vidic, Eto’o, Cech & More

Bill Cooney
FIFA 21 ICONs list image including Cech, Cole, and Schweinsteiger

EA SPORTS have finally dropped a 100 player strong FIFA 21 ICONs list, including stars from around the world. World Cup winners Fernando Torres, Phillip Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Xavi and others are set to feature. 

This year, the list has expanded even further than the last, taking the tally up to a staggering 100 names. Legends from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, and other leagues enjoyed by fans across the planet are included.

ICONs are prized assets. If you have one, you can bet your bottom dollar that it will sell for big money. So, let’s run through all of them we now know could be walking out of your FUT packs real soon.


FIFA 21 new ICONs

Eric Cantona

Eric Cantona was the first ICON player revealed for FIFA 21.

The Manchester United star was the first new ICON announced for FIFA 21. With a total of 143 appearances for the Red Devils during his storied career, he was even named by Pele in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players.

With such an impressive pedigree, we definitely expect Cantona’s cards to come with the stats to match, whether you just get the Base, or are lucky enough to grab his Prime Moments one, which has plenty of material to choose from.

Petr Cech

Petr Cech in FIFA
Petr Cech was the second confirmed new ICON for FIFA 21, definitely a treat for all the Chelsea fans out there.

Next up is storied keeper Petr Cech, who was officially revealed as the second FIFA 21 ICON on August 9. Cech, who retired at the end of the 2019 season and returned to Chelsea as a technical and performance advisor, joins the legendary goalkeepers like Lev Yashin, Peter Schmeichel, Edwin van der Sar, and former rival Jens Lehman as a new ICON.

While there is no telling just yet what his ratings might be. They will, surely, come as EA reveals further details prior to the game’s full release in October.


Xavi is back in FIFA 21 as an ICON, and we couldn’t be happier.

Revealed shortly after Petr Cech’s ICON card, Xavi will also be joining the upper echelons of Ultimate Team in FIFA 21. One of Barcelona’s most-capped players at 505 total appearances for the club, he now manages Qatari club Al Sadd in the Qatar Stars League.

As with the other ICONs Xavi’s official stats aren’t known just yet, but didn’t take long for FIFA fans to start poking fun at the midfielder, with some jokingly suggesting his Pace would only in the 70s at best, even as one of Ultimate Team’s most valuable cards.

Nemanja Vidic

Vidic as an Icon in FIFA 21
Nemanja Vidic will be in FIFA 21.

A Man United legend, Nemanja Vidic was part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s side that won so many Premier League titles, and other tournaments. Long time fans of the series will remember some truly exceptional cards.

While his pace may not be the highest, expect exemplary defending stats. He’s one of the very best the PL has ever seen.

Ferenc Puskás

Ference Puskas as FIFA 21 ICON
Puskas in FIFA 21.

The next confirmed ICON for FIFA 21 is Ferenc Puskas, the Hungarian legend who is considered one of the best forwards in the history of football.

You’ll probably have heard of him thanks to the Puskas award, given out alongside the Ballon D’Or for the best goal scored annually. He’s going to be an incredible card.

Ashley Cole

Ashley Cole in FIFA 21
Here’s how Cole looks in the new game.

Ashley Cole was a Premier League winner with two London clubs, both Arsenal and Chelsea, scooping the famed Champions League prize with the latter.

He changed the game at left back in the English top flight. In FIFA 21, if you’re lucky, you can play with him too in Ultimate Team.

Phillip Lahm

Lahm in FIFA 21
Phillip Lahm was a solid full back, and even tried his hand at a midfield role towards the end of his career.

World Cup winners are aplenty in the ICONs list this year, and Lahm has finally been added.

The German captain played an integral role in their 2014 World Cup win, where they beat Argentina in the final 1-0. In his career, trophies were just a routine as he scooped Bundesliga’s left, right, and center for Bayern Munich.

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Schweinsteiger in FIFA 21
Do you want to play with Schweinsteiger in FIFA 21? Well, get saving. He’s probably going to be expensive.

Speaking of great Germans, Bastian Schweinsteiger was right up there with the very best at his peak.

Just like Lahm, he was known as a serial winner for Bayern Munich before making an entrance in the Premier League towards the end, where he signed with Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United. His famed career will always be remembered by Germany fans in the stands, but now in their favorite video game as well.

Samuel Eto’o

Eto'o icon in fifa 21
Samuel Eto’o arrives in FIFA 21.

A pace master. Samuel Eto’o would be in behind your defence before you could even see him. Lightning fast.

To boot, he was an expert finisher and proved that during his time at Barcelona. At the Catalan giants, he picked up silverware for sport alongside the likes of Ronaldinho and Xavi, hitting top scorer in the division with 26 goals in the 05/06 season. At Barcelona, he was crowned Champions League winner twice, and even picked up the medal at fierce rivals Real Madrid earlier in his career.

Fernando Torres

Torres ICON FIFA 21
Fernando Torres will be in FIFA 21.

El Niño was his nickname. The kid.

Fernando Torres absolutely tore it up on the world stage for Liverpool, after arriving from Atletico Madrid. His successful periods came in chunks during his career, at those two clubs he was famed, but at Chelsea was where he racked up many of his medals – including the Premier League and Champions League. He won everything in the game and soon enough we’ll be able to play with the Spaniard once again.

Davor Suker

Suker in FIFA 21
Suker, representing Croatia, will be added.

There are plenty of Real Madrid fan favorites in the ICONs list, and Suker is just the latest to be confirmed.

The Croatian forward who dominated the Spanish top-tier in the 1990s for Sevilla and Madrid, earning his spot in this famed 100 club.

David Beckham

David Beckham fifa 21 ICON
David Beckham landed in FIFA 21 as an ICON card late, in December 2020. 

Unlike the other new Legend cards, David Beckham was added late – in December 2020. He has three ICON cards, as you might expect, as well as a special untradeable version players could redeem in-game for a limited time near its release.

Full ICONs list for FIFA 21

Here is every single ICON that will feature in FIFA 21. Soon enough, ratings will be coming soon too.

Now that we know a handful of the FIFA 21 confirmed ICONs, we can add them to the original list of legends included in the game. Here they are, below.

  1. Baggio CAM
  2. Ballack CM
  3. Baresi CB
  4. Barnes LW
  5. Bergkamp CF
  6. Best LW
  7. Blanc CB
  8. Butragueno ST
  9. Cantona ST
  10. Campbell CB
  11. Cannavaro CB
  12. Carlos Alberto RB
  13. Cech GK
  14. Cole LB
  15. Crespo ST
  16. Cruyff CF
  17. Dalglish ST
  18. Deco CM
  19. Del Piero CF
  20. Desailly CB
  21. Drogba ST
  22. Essien CDM
  23. Eusébio CF
  24. Eto’o ST
  25. Ferdinand CB
  26. Figo RW
  27. Garrincha RW
  28. Gattuso CDM
  29. Gerrard CM
  30. Giggs LM
  31. Guardiola CDM
  32. Gullit CF
  33. Hagi LM
  34. Henry ST
  35. Hernandez ST
  36. Hierro CB
  37. Inzaghi ST
  38. Kaka CAM
  39. Keane CM
  40. Klose ST
  41. Kluivert ST
  42. Koeman CB
  43. Lahm RB
  44. Lampard CM
  45. Larsson ST
  46. Laudrup CAM
  47. Lehmann GK
  48. Lineker ST
  49. Litmanen CAM
  50. Makélélé CDM
  51. Maldini CB
  52. Maradona CAM
  53. Matthaus CM
  54. Moore CB
  55. Nakata CAM
  56. Nedved LM
  57. Nesta CB
  58. Okocha CAM
  59. Overmars LM
  60. Owen ST
  61. Pelé CAM
  62. Petit CDM
  63. Pires LM
  64. Pirlo CM
  65. Puskas CF
  66. Puyol CB
  67. Raul CF
  68. Rijkaard CDM
  69. Riquelme CAM
  70. Rivaldo LW
  71. Roberto Carlos LB
  72. Ronaldinho LW
  73. Ronaldo ST
  74. Rui Costa CAM
  75. Rush ST
  76. Sanchez ST
  77. Schmeichel GK
  78. Scholes CM
  79. Schweinsteiger CM
  80. Seedorf CM
  81. Shearer ST
  82. Shevchenko ST
  83. Socrates CAM
  84. Stoichkov ST
  85. Suker ST
  86. Trezeguet ST
  87. Torres ST
  88. Van Basten ST
  89. Van Der Sar GK
  90. Van Nistelrooy ST
  91. Veron CM
  92. Vidic CB
  93. Vieira CM
  94. Vieri ST
  95. Wright ST
  96. Xavi CM
  97. Yashin GK
  98. Zambrotta RB
  99. Zanetti RB
  100. Zidane CAM
  101. Zola CF

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