FIFA 23 new FUT Hero cards: Kuyt, Govou, Voller, Nakata, Okocha & more

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EA SPORTS is bringing FUT Hero cards back again to FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, including a sensational crossover with Marvel Comics. Here’s everything you need to know.

As the last title in the FIFA series, before the developers launch the EA SPORTS FC rebrand, players are looking forward to seeing what’s in store.

For Ultimate Team specifically – changes to ICONs, FUT Champions Weekend League, Division Rivals, Squad Battles, and FUT Draft will be right on their radar. On top of that, there are FUT Hero cards, which will leave fans hoping their favorite players from years gone by will return to the action.

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Here’s everything we know about these items in FIFA 23, from confirmed names to leaked cards.


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FIFA 23 FUT Heroes list

EA SPORTS is expected to bring back all of the players included in FUT Heroes last year, as well as additional names, which will likely be announced in a staggered way throughout July/August.

We’ve already seen three Premier League favorites, and there’s likely to be plenty more still to come.

The following cards are expected to feature in FIFA 23:

Player Position League Nationality Rating
Abedi Pele CAM Ligue 1 Uber Eats Ghana 89
Fernando Morientes ST La Liga Santander Spain 89
Jurgen Kohler CB Bundesliga Germany 89
Mario Gomez ST Bundesliga Germany 88
Antonio Di Natale ST Serie A Italy 88
Diego Milito ST Serie A Argentina 88
Jorge Campos GK Liga BBVA Mexico 87
Ivan Cordoba CB Serie A Colombia 87
Joe Cole CAM Premier League England 87
Jerzy Dudek GK Premier League Poland 86
Freddie Ljungberg RM Premier League Sweden 86
Aleksandr Mostovoi CAM La Liga Santander Russia 86
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ST Premier League Norway 86
Robbie Keane ST Premier League Ireland 86
Sami Al-Jaber ST MBS Pro League Saudi Arabia 86
Tim Cahill ST Premier League Australia 85
Clint Dempsey LM/CF/ST MLS USA 85
Lars Ricken CM/CAM Bundesliga Germany 85
Yaya Toure CM Premier League Ivory Coast TBC
Park Ji Sung CM Premier League South Korea TBC
Ricardo Carvalho CB Premier League Portugal TBC
Claudio Marchisio CM Serie A Italy TBC
Landon Donovan CF/ST MLS USA TBC
Diego Forlan ST La Liga Uruguay TBC
Rafael Marquez CB La Liga Mexico TBC
Lucio CB Serie A Brazil TBC
Javier Mascherano CDM La Liga Argentina TBC
Peter Crouch ST Premier League England TBC
Tomas Brolin ST Serie A Sweden TBC
Harry Kewell LW Premier League Australia TBC
Sidney Govou RW Ligue 1 France TBC
Jean Pierre-Papin ST Ligue 1 France TBC
Dirk Kuyt ST Premier League  Netherlands TBC
Rudi Voller ST Bundesliga Germany TBC
Hidetoshi Nakata CM Serie A Japan TBC
Jay-Jay Okocha CAM Premier League Nigeria TBC
Joan Capdevilla LB La Liga Spain TBC
Włodzimierz Smolarek ST Bundesliga Poland TBC
Saeed Al-Owairan CAM Saudi Pro League Saudi Arabia TBC

(Bold names are new Heroes confirmed by EA)

What are FUT Hero cards?

FUT Hero cards are rare items available in Ultimate Team, given to cult heroes and borderline legends of the past. They were first added in FIFA 22, featuring the likes of Diego Milito, Abedi Pele, and Fernando Morientes.

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These have similar stats to their previous base cards in games gone by – and can be upgraded during the year.

FIFA 23 FUT Hero card leaks

John Arne Riise – Premier League

On June 4, leaker FutBull revealed the first Hero card to be added to the mix – Liverpool’s John Arne Riise.

The Norwegian fullback scored some scorching goals for the Reds and played a huge role in the Anfield club’s fifth European Cup triumph. While Riise actually missed his penalty in the 2005 shootout against AC Milan, his celebrations will live long in the memory.

It’s worth noting that leaks can come from accurate and inaccurate sources, so while these give an indication of who may be included in the FIFA 23 Hero set, take it with a pinch of salt until rumors are confirmed.

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How to get free FUT Hero cards

It is expected that a promotional FUT Hero card will be available for FIFA 23 pre-orders, if placed before the deadline. This would reflect the offer for Ultimate Edition in the previous game, as well as Ones to Watch cards for some players too.

These free cards will be released in December 2022, if the timetable is kept to.

In addition to that, FUT Hero Squad Building Challenges will be rolled out during the game’s lifecycle, allowing FUT Club Owners to get their hands on some cult heroes. For example, last year there was a Player Pick SBC.

FIFA 23 FUT Hero x Marvel collab

Just after the first batch of FIFA 23 FUT Heroes were announced, rumors began to circulate about a possible crossover with comic-book legends Marvel. These were sparked by an image that surfaced that seemed to show the FIFA 23 and Marvel logos side-by-side.

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And now we can confirm that, yes, there will be a FIFA and Marvel collab in FUT 23. Though, we won’t be seeing Iron Man flying down the down in FUT Champs.

Instead, a select group of FUT World Cup Heroes including Yaya Toure, Park Ji-Sung, Claudio Marchisio, Diego Forlan, Rafa Marquez, Lucio, Javier Mascherano, and the returning Landon Donovan will have unique comic book-inspired card art. These will be available through a pre-order bonus.

On top of that, there will also be Marvel-inspired Heroes items including tifos, kits, balls, and more that you can use in FUT 23.

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These are the confirmed FIFA 23 Marvel Superhero cards we know about so far.

That’s everything we know about FIFA 23 FUT Heroes so far – keep checking back for more leaks, updates, and confirmed names as time goes on. For more FIFA 23 news, check out every new league and stadium, as well as how crossplay works.

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