FIFA 21 David Beckham edition & ICONs reveal: How to get free ICON card

David Purcell
FIFA 21 David Beckham edition

EA SPORTS and David Beckham have finally confirmed the worst kept secret in FIFA 21, that he will be added to the game in what he’s advertising as a new Beckham edition of the title. There are new ICON cards coming soon, as well as a free special item players can unlock. 

The football legend took his success from Manchester United and turned it into mass fame like nobody had achieved before, setting the standard for English players today to move to other countries to continue their development.

During his successful career, he played for many of the world’s top clubs after leaving Manchester – including LA Galaxy, AC Milan, Real Madrid, and more.

Now, in 2020, he’s one of the key figures behind Inter Miami in the MLS – and also, apparently, the next FIFA 21 cover star.

FIFA 21 David Beckham edition revealed

The news was announced on November 18, when he posted an image to his Instagram page. This announcement follows the discovery of his game face as part of Update 5, which rolled out just a day before on consoles.

He said: “23 years later… so proud to be back on the cover,” posting an image of him in the FIFA 21 cover art.

FIFA 21 David Beckham edition
FIFA 21 David Beckham Edition is being teased online.

Soon after, EA followed up with a promotional video on Twitter, confirming a new special card could be unlocked by players.

What is the FIFA 21 David Beckham edition?

There’s a new FIFA 21 David Beckham Edition link on the UK website for the game, which will celebrate not only the story of his career but also the move over to next-generation consoles as well.

FIFA 21 David Beckham edition
The David Beckham edition can be seen on the EA website already.

How to get FIFA 21 David Beckham card

There has been talk for some time about whether or not the 100 ICON cards for FUT 21 would be extended by another major player from the world of football. Now, we know Beckham is the next big name to join the pack.

In terms of official information, the website states: “Play FIFA 21 by January 15th 2021 and starting December 15th, you’ll receive an untradeable, one-of-a-kind David Beckham Item to add to your dream squad in FUT – celebrating the legendary English midfielder’s LaLiga debut for Real Madrid in the 03/04 season.

“Plus, take Beckham back to the street as a Groundbreaker in VOLTA FOOTBALL.”

To get his special card in-game, simply follow these steps.

  1. Load up FIFA 21.
  2. Play the game between now and January 15, 2021.
  3. Receive the Beckham card as an untradeable special card in Ultimate Team.
  4. Receive the Beckham Groundbreaker in VOLTA Football.

FIFA 21 David Beckham ICON forms

As see on the live website page, there will be this special Beckham card – but also a further three ICONs added to FIFA 21. These can be seen below.

beckham fifa 21 icon forms
Here’s how all three FIFA 21 ICONs will look in-game.