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EA Announce FIFA 19 ICON Ratings

Published: 5/Sep/2018 13:16 Updated: 6/Sep/2018 9:40

by Matt Porter

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EA are announcing more FIFA 19 Icons, along with their ratings, today. The new Icons will be announced every hour and we’ll keep you updated as each one is revealed.

10 FIFA 19 Icons were announced back in August, including Steven Gerrard, Johan Cruyff and Eusebio. So far, EA has announced seven more, including Manchester United legend George Best who will be joined by German internationals Jens Lehmann and Michael Ballack, as well as Portugal’s Luís Figo, Italy’s Gennaro Gattuso and Christian Vieri, and Brazilian cult hero Sócrates.

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FUT Icons, which replaced Legends for FIFA 18, are amongst the highest rated players in the game, and fans will be looking forward to adding them to their Ultimate Team XIs when the new game is released on September 28. Like in FIFA 18, each Icon has three cards, each with different stats, to represent the player at different stages of their career.

Read more about all the new Icons as they’re announced below.

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Juan Sebastián Verón

Nicknamed “The Little Witch”, Verón’s technique and vision made him one of the best midfielders in the world. 

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Hidetoshi Nakata

Renowned as one of Japan’s greatest ever players, Nakata appeared at three World Cups, and won the Scudetto with Roma in 2001.

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Sol Campbell

An integral part of Arsenal’s Invincibles team, Campbell won 73 caps for England. 

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David Trezeguet

Trezeguet lead the line as France won the 1998 FIFA World Cup on home soil.

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Bobby Moore

West Ham United legend Bobby Moore is the only England captain in history to lift the FIFA World Cup. 

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Gary Lineker

A prolific goal scorer, Lineker was an integral part of an England team that finished fourth at the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

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Fernando Hierro

Hierro won five La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies during a 14 year spell at Real Madrid.

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Franco Baresi

One of the greatest defenders of all time, Baresi won three European Cups during a 20 year career at AC Milan. 

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Miroslav Klose

The German World Cup winner is the competition’s all-time leading goalscorer at 16 goals. 

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Ruud van Nistlerooy

Feared for his highly clinical finishing, van Nistlerooy won two La Liga trophies with Real Madrid, and one with Manchester United. 

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Pavel Nedvěd

Best known for his time at Juventus, Neděd won the Ballon d’Or in 2003. 

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Roy Keane

A tough tackling midfield enforcer, Keane captained Manchester United during their treble winning year of 1999.

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Emilio Butragueño

Known as “The Vulture”, Butragueño won five consecutive La Liga titles with Real Madrid.

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Gianfranco Zola

Zola played alongside Maradona in a Napoli team that won Serie A in 1990. 

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Paul Scholes

Regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation, Scholes made 718 appearances for Manchester United during a career that spanned 21 years. 

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Ryan Giggs

The Welsh Wizard dominated left backs during his 23 year career in the Premier League. Giggs was part of Manchester United’s treble winning side in 1999, and won the Premier League with the club 13 times. 

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Hristo Stoichkov

A pacy and tenacious striker, Stoichkov won the Ballon d’Or in 1994, and led the line for the Bulgaria side that made it to the 1996 World Cup semi-finals. 

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Christian Vieri

Nicknamed “The Bull”, Vieri terrorized defenders in Italy with his pace and eye for goal. The striker was named Serie A’s Italian Player of the year on two occasions. 

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George Best

Lauded as one of the best players to ever play for Northern Ireland, Best was part of Manchester United’s 1968 European Cup winning squad.

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Michael Ballack

The former Germany captain was part of a Bayer Leverkusen team that made it to the 2002 Champions League final, and won three Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich.

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Jens Lehmann

An integral part of Arsenal’s unbeaten Premier League campaign in 2003/04, and was named UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year in 2006.

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Luís Figo

Known for his incredible ability to get past defenders, Figo played for Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan during his incredible career.

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Gennaro Gattuso

The former Italian international was famed for his tough tackling and aggressive playstyle, and won the UEFA Champions League on two occasions with AC Milan.

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Sócrates

The attacking midfielder from Brazil was affectionately nicknamed “The Doctor” after earning a degree in Medicine while still playing professionally.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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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.