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All FIFA 22 ICON cards in Ultimate Team, from Casillas to Van Persie

Published: 21/Sep/2021 16:50 Updated: 21/Sep/2021 17:20

by Connor Bennett

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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.

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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 confirmed, leaked, and rumored ICON mentioned so far.

FIFA 22 Icons list
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The FIFA 22 Icons list is huge, and there’s still more to come.

New FIFA 22 ICON ratings confirmed

FUTWatch discovered a number of new FIFA 22 ICONs have been added to the game. The list included Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney, among others.

Insider Futzone has also tipped dual Argentinian and Spanish international Alfredo Di Stefano to get a new-look ICON style.

However, only a select few have been confirmed. Cafu, Iker Casillas, and Robin van Persie will be making their entrance at the start of FIFA 22 — alongside one other yet-to-be-released ICON.

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You can find their confirmed ratings below:

Player Nationality Base Rating Mid Rating Prime Rating
Cafu Brazil 88 90 93
Iker Casillas Spain 87 89 92
Robin van Persie Netherlands 87 89 91
Wayne Rooney England 86 88 91

As for the others, here’s a list of leaked and rumored FIFA 22 ICONs, with their potential rating.

Player Nationality Potential Rating
Alfredo di Stéfano Argentina 87
Fernando Cavenaghi Argentina 85
Gabriel Batistuta Argentina 91
Jaap Stam Netherlands 89
Lucio Brazil 90
Park Ji-Sung South Korea 88
Wesley Sneidjer Netherlands 90

What are ICON Hero cards in FIFA 22?

FIFA 22 is also bringing us an entirely new type of ICON: the Hero card. Hero cards are basically lower-rated ICON cards of 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.

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FUT Heroes Card Design

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The new 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.

Player League Nationality Rating
Mario Gomez Bundesliga Germany 88
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
Ole Gunnar Solskjær Premier League Norway 86
Lars Ricken Bundesliga Germany 85
Antonio Di Natale Serie A Italy 88
Ivan Cordoba Serie A Colombia 87
Jurgen Kohler Bundesliga Germany 89
Joe Cole Premier League England 87
Aleksandr Mostovoi La Liga Russia 86
Freddie Ljungberg Premier League Sweden 86
Jerzy Dudek Premier League Poland 86