FIFA 21 ICON ratings countdown: Teaser, release time, predictions, more

FIFA 21 ICON ratings revealed: Cech, Lahm, Eto’o, Torres, More

Published: 17/Sep/2020 13:43 Updated: 17/Sep/2020 18:45

by David Purcell


EA SPORTS have finally released all of the FIFA 21 ratings for this year’s Ultimate Team ICONs, with Eric Cantona, Petr Cech, Philipp Lahm, and others among the game’s top rated players. 

In August, the game’s developers confirmed the full list of 100 ICON players featuring in FIFA 21. This included legends from several leagues, including the Premier League, La Liga, and others.


With Xbox One, PS4, and PC players eagerly waiting for the ratings since, EA teased their arrival on September 17.

Soon after, a few of the set was dropped for all to see. Members of the game’s online community will be most interested in the newest additions to the set, though, and finally they have got their wish.

FIFA 21 ICONS list
Here’s the full list of FIFA 21 ICON cards.

FIFA 21 ICON teaser

First of all, they had released the following teaser image on the EA SPORTS FIFA Twitter page. It showed off a throne, which is a reference to Cantona’s “king” nickname.

No specific reference was made here, but with all of the legends confirmed,  fans guessed it could only mean one thing. FIFA 21 ICON ratings, and they were not wrong.

FIFA 21 ICON ratings

Following on from our full list of predictions for FIFA 21 ICON ratings, EA have now confirmed some ratings for all of the new stars.


Petr Cech – FUT ICON ratings: 86 | 91 | 88

Petr Cech in FIFA
Petr Cech was the second confirmed new ICON for FIFA 21.

Ashley Cole – FUT ICON ratings: 85 | 89 | 87

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

Philipp Lahm – FUT ICON ratings: 89 | 91 | 87

Lahm in FIFA 21
Phillip Lahm will finally make his return in FIFA 21, as an ICON card.

Nemanja Vidic – FUT ICON ratings: 85 | 90 | 88

Vidic as an Icon in FIFA 21
EA Sports
Nemanja Vidic, a former Man Utd defender, enjoyed a hugely decorated career.

Bastian Schweinsteiger – FUT ICON ratings: 87 | 91 | 89

Schweinsteiger in FIFA 21
Bastian Schweinsteiger returns to FIFA as an ICON card.

Xavi – FUT ICON ratings: 88 | 93 | 90

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

Eric Cantona – FUT ICON ratings: 85 | 90 | 87

Cantona FIFA 21
Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona was the first ICON confirmed in FIFA 21.

Samuel Eto’o – FUT ICON ratings: 87 | 92 | 90

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

Davor Suker – FUT ICON ratings: 85 | 86 | 88 (prediction)

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

Fernando Torres – FUT ICON ratings: 85 | 91 | 88

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

Ferenc Puskas – FUT ICON ratings: 89 | 94 | 92

Ference Puskas as FIFA 21 ICON
Puskas in FIFA 21.

And that brings an end to our ratings listfor FIFA 21 ICONs. Aside from those new cards, there’s also likely to be very little in the way of changes for previously added stars.

Stay right up to date with all things FIFA 21 on Twitter, by following us @UltimateTeamUK and @FUTWatch.


FIFA 21 TOTW 2 live: Lewandowski, Haaland, Kane, Saint-Maximin, more

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:05 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 18:11

by Isaac McIntyre


EA SPORTS have released the second batch of Team of the Week players in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, and it looks like there are some exciting cards up for grabs this week.

Following the completion of another busy game week across football’s top-flight leagues, a new set of TOTW players has been released, featuring some huge names and valuable cards.


Dexerto made a number of predictions earlier in the week, included at the bottom of this article, so let’s see how they stacked up with leaks and ultimately, the official team as well.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2

The full Team of the Week #2 in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team!

Just as with the first Team of the Week, the second TOTW squad is stacked with top talent, such as the likes of Lewandowski, Courtois, Kane, and Haaland. While not as high-rated as those studs, the likes of Milan’s Hernandez and Newcastle’s Saint-Maximin should also draw a lot of attention as being “meta” players.


Here are some of the players you might be interested in:

  • Erling Haaland (86)
  • Robert Lewandowski (92)
  • Harry Kane (89)
  • Thibaut Courtois (90)
  • Ben Chilwell (84)
  • Theo Hernandez (83)
  • Jack Grealish (83)
  • Ollie Watkins (81)
  • Allan Saint-Maximin (83)
  • Renato Sanchez (82)
  • Marcel Halstenberg (84)

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2 leaked

Ahead of EA SPORTS confirming the full TOTW #2, the full squad was claimed to have been leaked – and the leaker even managed to get his hands on the same image that EA would end up tweeting out.

When did TOTW 2 go live in FIFA 21?

EA SPORTS revealed this next FIFA Team of the Week squad at 6PM (UK time) Wednesday, October 7, 2020. As per usual, they were announced and droped into packs at 6pm BST / 12pm CT / 1pm EST / 3am AEST.


These boosted player upgrades are now being announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21, unlike other years where we knew about them three hours prior. 

FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Season 1 Rewards
This could be a cracking TOTW just in time for the full FIFA 21 release!

FIFA 20 Team of the Week 32 predictions

What a week! Competitions around the world have come back for the 2020/21 season, soon after the end of last year’s staggering campaign. The back-to-back nature of these seasons, it seems, is going to lead to some exciting games.

The biggest news from the Premier League this week was Aston Villa and Tottenham each dolling out huge defeats for Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. Ollie Watkins scored three and assisted one as he led the Villans to a 7–2 victory over the champions, while Heung Min Son was unplayable against United.


There were a number of other standout performances across the weekend too. Neymar Jr. was at his electric best against Angers, while FIFA 21 cover star Erling Haaland kept up his goalscoring record in a 4–0 win over Freiburg on Saturday.

Here are our TOTW 2 predictions, so let’s see how many we got right this week!


TOTW 2 predictions

  • GK – Marko Dmitrović – SD Eibar
  • GK – Jiri Pavlenka – Werder Bremen
  • CB – Marvin Friedrich – Union Berlin
  • RB – Facundo Roncaglia – Osasuna 
  • LB – Ben Chilwell – Chelsea
  • LB – Aaron Cresswell – West Ham United
  • LB – Marcel Halstenberg – RB Leipzig
  • CM – Jorginho – Chelsea
  • CM – Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad
  • CM – Dani Di Wit – AZ Alkmaar
  • CM – Mario Pasalic – Atalanta
  • CAM – Jack Grealish – Aston Villa
  • RW – James Rodriguez – Everton
  • RM – Marcus Harness – Portsmouth
  • RW – Galeno – Braga 
  • LM – Allan Saint-Maximin – Newcastle United
  • LW – Neymar – PSG
  • LW – Heung Min Son – Spurs
  • ST – Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund 
  • ST – Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
  • ST – Patson Daka –  RB Salzburg
  • ST – Callum Wilson – Newcastle United
  • ST – Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa

As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA 21 news, updates, leaks, guides, and more.