FIFA 22 ICONs list & Hero cards: Cafu, Van Persie, Cahill, Milito - Dexerto

FIFA 22 ICONs list & Hero cards leaked: Cafu, Van Persie, Cahill

Published: 12/Jul/2021 12:00 Updated: 12/Jul/2021 13:15

by Connor Bennett


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.

FIFA 21 ICONS list
The FIFA 21 ICON list was huge.

FIFA 22 ICON ratings leaked

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.

sneijder in fifa
Looks like Wesley Sneijder might once again be playable in FIFA 22.
On July 6 a new leak emerged that revealed all-new ICON Hero cards coming to FIFA 22 and their ratings, these are listed down below:
Player Club Nationality Rating
Abedi Pelé Marseille Ghana 89 
Aleksandr Mostovoi Celta de Vigo Russia 86
Antonio Di Natale Udinese Italy 88 
Clint Dempsey Fulham USA 85
David Ginola PSG France 89 
Fernando Morientes Real Madrid Spain 86
Freddie Ljungberg Arsenal Sweden 86
Gunnar Solsjkaer Manchester United Norway 86
Ivan Córdoba Inter Milan Colombia 87 
Jerzy Dudek Liverpool Poland 85
Joe Cole Chelsea England 87 
Jurgen Kohler Borussia Dortmund Germany 89
Robbie Keane Tottenham Ireland 86 

What are ICON Hero cards in FIFA 22?

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

On top of those, FUTWatch discovered a number of new FIFA 22 teams and leagues had been added to the current game’s code.

Based on those, a new list of potential ICONs have emerged – seen below:

Player Nationality Potential Rating
Abedi Pele Ghana 89
Aleksandr Mostovoi Russia 86
Alfredo di Stéfano Argentina 87
Antonio Di Natale Italy 88
Cafu Brazil 91
Fernando Cavenaghi Argentina 85
Iker Casillas Spain 92
Ivan Cordoba Colombia 87
Jerzy Dudek Poland 85
Joe Cole England 85
Robbie Keane Ireland 86
Robin van Persie Netherlands 92
Tim Cahill Australia 86
Wayne Rooney England 91

FUT Heroes Card Design

fut card design
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

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.


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!