FIFA 22 will add a new set of ICONs (Legends) to Ultimate Team, from the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A, and beyond. Additionally, FIFA 22 FUT Heroes will also be included, a new card rarity with a fresh chemistry system.
Each year, before the new FIFA game releases, fans across the globe pour in with ideas for what EA SPORTS can change, add, or remove from the game.
In the last few titles, a group of ICON cards have been added to the collection – with David Beckham arriving late, after Christmas in a shock update. Now, all eyes turn to the next unrevealed set of special cards, with some leaks pointing at the likes of Cafu and Di Natale set for inclusion.
In FIFA 21, EA dropped the biggest crop of ICONs yet, with over 100 being up for grabs. As FIFA 22’s release date draws near, let’s take a look at every leaked and rumored ICON mentioned so far.
This list of leaked players includes Arsenal legend Robin Van Persie, Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas, the iconic Wesley Sneijder, as well as Manchester United cult hero Park Ji-Sung.
On top of those more modern players, Gabriel Batistuta – better known as Batigol – and Jaap Stam are also mentioned. The pair have long been on wishlists for new ICONs, but haven’t been added before.
Insider Futzone has also tipped dual Argentinian and Spanish international Alfredo Di Stefano to get a new-look ICON style.
|Aleksandr Mostovoi||Celta de Vigo||Russia||86|
|Antonio Di Natale||Udinese||Italy||88|
|Fernando Morientes||Real Madrid||Spain||86|
|Gunnar Solsjkaer||Manchester United||Norway||86|
|Ivan Córdoba||Inter Milan||Colombia||87|
|Jurgen Kohler||Borussia Dortmund||Germany||89|
It was revealed at the same time as the player rating leaks above that FIFA 22 will be bringing us an entirely new type of ICON: the Hero card. Hero cards are basically lower-rated ICON cards or notable players from past games that have been given the chance to tear up the pitch once again.
Whether or not they’ll be cheaper than other ICONS or how they’ll fit into Ultimate Team remains to be seen, but at least we know a new category of card is headed our way.
Cafu, Di Natale & more potentially leaked
Based on those, a new list of potential ICONs have emerged – seen below:
|Alfredo di Stéfano||Argentina||87|
|Antonio Di Natale||Italy||88|
|Robin van Persie||Netherlands||92|
FUT Heroes Card Design
How chemistry will work
EA premiered a new card design for the FUT Heroes selection this year, and for those who don’t know, FUT Heroes cards also offer “unique league-specific chemistry which is tied to their specific hero moment, providing a green Club link to any player within the same league as well as the usual nation link”
This should make them very handy for hybrid teams and SBCs.
Confirmed FIFA 22 FUT Heroes
On July 11, EA revealed a brand new rarity of card called FUT Heroes – as confirmed on their website.
|Tim Cahill||Premier League||Australian||85|
|Diego Milito||Serie A||Argentina||88|
|Jorge Campos||Liga BBVA MX||Mexico||87|
|Fernando Morientes||LaLiga Santander||Spain||89|
|Sami Al-Jaber||MBS Pro League||Saudi Arabia||86|
|Robbie Keane||Premier League||Ireland||86|
|Abedi Pele||Ligue 1 Uber Eats||Ghana||89|
|Clint Dempsey||MLS||United States||85|
New ICONs club leaked
FUTWatch previously revealed two other changes to the code, with the addition of an ICONs Club and FIFA 22 FUT Heroes Club replacing FUT 21 ICONs.
There was a team in the code called "FUT 21 Icons"
In the latest code update, EA renamed it to "Icons Club"
They also added a new team called "FUT Heroes Club"
— FUT Watch (@FutWatch) June 29, 2021
Pre-order FIFA 22
EA has also premiered the two editions players will get to choose from when purchasing the game.
This time around they will get to choose from the Ultimate Edition or the Standard Edition, and if you’re looking to see the differences between the two, or looking to pre-order, then you can head to our page here with all the information!