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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team ICONS: New, returning & leaked players

ICONS are some of Ultimate Team’s most valuable items, and there’s more in FIFA 22 than we’ve ever seen in the series before.

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Robin Van Persie Icon cards in FIFA 22

ICON players are some the most prestigious and sought after in all of Ultimate Team, adding a touch of football class into any squad. These are all of the ICONS, new and old, heading into FIFA 22.

Another year of FIFA brings with it another year of Ultimate Team. After the announcement of Hero cards and Ones to Watch, fans are preparing for another year of carefully crafting the perfect squad of talent.

While there’s plenty of special cards on offer in FUT every year, ICONS let players rub shoulders with footballing royalty.

Here are all of the FIFA 22 ICONS we’re expecting to see in Ultimate Team.

Real Madrid players celebrating in FIFA 22

What are ICONS in Ultimate Team?

ICONS are unique special cards in FIFA Ultimate Team which depict a past legend of the real-world sport. They are hand chosen because of their achievements and contributions to football, which have been revered as an all-time great since their retirement.

Each of the FIFA 22 ICONS comes with three versions with different stats – a base, mid, and prime. Each one represents a different stage of the player’s career, from when they first burst onto the scene to the peak of their powers.

They function like normal player cards in-game, only they offer chemistry links to every other player regardless of league or nation. However, they provide strong links to anyone from the same nation, making them extremely useful for building hybrid teams from different leagues.

FIFA 22 ICONS can be found in packs but have increased rarity because of their high rating and invaluable chemistry features. EA tends to add Squad Building Challenges later in the year to earn ICONS and Icon Swaps.

Picture of every Icon from FIFA 21

Leaked & rumoured FIFA 22 Ultimate Team ICONS

A handful of new potential ICONS have long been rumored, and some have even surfaced online through leaks.

Insiders like FUTWatch and Futzone reported months ago that a number of players had been added to the code for FIFA 22, however, it’s possible that some of them may come to the game as Heroes instead.

These are all of the potential ICONS that have been strongly rumored or leaked in the build-up to launch.

Player NameNationalityPotential Rating
Alfredo di StéfanoArgentina93
Fernando CavenaghiArgentina85
Gabriel BatistutaArgentina91
Jaap StamNetherlands90
LucioBrazil90
Park Ji-SungSouth Korea88
Wesley SneidjerNetherlands91

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team ICONS

FIFA 21 Ultimate Team saw the biggest lineup of ICONS to date, with 100 of the game’s best-ever players being added to the mode alongside today’s stars.

All of the legends from last year will make the switch into FIFA 22 ICONS, although EA is yet to confirm if adjustments will be made to any of the ratings.

The roster from last year is set to be joined by Robin Van Persie, Iker Casillas, Cafu, and Wayne Rooney, with more likely to be revealed over the course of the year.

You can find every confirmed Icon in the list below. We will update this page with positions and confirmed ratings as soon as they are officially announced. New players are marked in bold.

Player NameNationRatings
Alan ShearerEngland87/89/91
Alessandro Del PieroItaly87/90/92
Alessandro NestaItaly88/90/92
Andrea PirloItaly88/90/92
Andriy ShevchenkoUkraine86/88/91
Ashley ColeEngland85/87/89
Bastian SchweinsteigerGermany87/89/91
Bobby MooreEngland 87/89/92
CafuBrazil88/90/93
Carlos Alberto TorresBrazil 87/90/93
Carles PuyolSpain86/90/92
Christian VieriItaly 86/88/90
Clarence SeedorfNetherlands85/88/91
Claude MakeleleFrance85/88/90
David TrezeguetFrance 86/89/91
Davor ŠukerCroatia85/87/90
DecoPortugal85/87/90
Dennis BergkampNetherlands 87/90/92
Didier DrogbaIvory Coast87/89/91
Diego MaradonaArgentina91/95/97
Edwin Van Der SarNetherlands87/89/91
Emilio ButragueñoSpain 87/90/92
Emmanuel PetitFrance 85/88/90
Eric CantonaFrance 88/90/93
EusébioPortugal 89/91/93
Fabio Cannavaro Italy 87/89/92
Ferenc PuskásHungary89/92/94
Fernando HierroSpain 86/89/91
Fernando TorresSpain 85/88/91
Filippo InzaghiItaly 85/87/90
Franco BaresiItaly 88/91/93
Frank LampardEngland 86/88/90
Frank RijkaardNetherlands 86/88/90
GarrinchaBrazil 90/92/94
Gary LinekerEngland 87/89/92
Gennaro GattusoItaly85/87/89
George BestNorthern Ireland88/90/93
Gheorghe HagiRomania85/89/91
Gianfranco ZolaItaly 85/87/90
Gianluca ZambrottaItaly 86/87/89
Henrik LarssonSweden86/87/90
Hernán CrespoArgentina 85/87/90
Hidetoshi NakataJapan85/86/88
Hristo StoichkovBulgaria87/90/92
Hugo SánchezMexico87/89/92
Ian RushWales 87/89/91
Ian WrightEngland 85/87/89
Iker CasillasSpain 87/89/92
Jari LitmanenFinland85/88/90
Javier ZanettiItaly 87/88/92
Jay Jay OkochaNigeria85/88/90
Johan CruyffNetherlands 89/91/94
John BarnesEngland 86/87/89
Josep GuardiolaSpain 85/87/90
Juan RiquelmeArgentina 87/89/91
Juan Sebastián VerónArgentina 86/88/90
KakaBrazil 87/89/91
Kenny DalglishScotland87/90/92
Laurent BlancFrance 85/89/91
Lev YashinRussia89/91/94
Lothar MatthäusGermany 88/91/93
Luis FigoPortugal 88/90/92
Luis HernándezMexico85/87/90
Marc OvermarsFrance 86/88/90
Marcel DesaillyFrance 87/88/91
Marco Van BastenNetherlands 89/91/93
Michael BallackGermany 86/89/91
Michael EssienGhana85/87/90
Michael LaudrupDenamark85/89/91
Michael OwenEngland 86/88/91
Miroslav KloseGermany 87/89/91
Nemanja VidićSerbia85/88/90
Paolo MaldiniItaly 88/92/94
Patrick KluivertNetherlands 86/88/91
Patrick VieiraFrance 86/88/91
Paul ScholesEngland 87/89/91
Pavel NedvědCzech Republic86/89/91
PeléBrazil 91/95/98
Peter SchmeichelDenmark86/90/92
Petr ČechCzech Republic86/88/91
Phillip LahmGermany 87/89/91
RaúlSpain 86/88/92
Rio FerdinandEngland 85/88/90
RivaldoBrazil 87/90/92
Robert PirèsFrance 85/88/91
Roberto BaggioItaly 89/91/93
Roberto CarlosBrazil86/88/91
Robin Van PersieNetherlands 87/89/91
Ronald KoemanNetherlands 85/88/91
RonaldinhoBrazil 89/91/94
Ronaldo NazárioBrazil 90/94/96
Roy KeaneRepublic of Ireland86/88/90
Rui CostaPortugal 85/88/90
Ruud GullitNetherlands 86/90/93
Ruud Van NistelrooyNetherlands 86/90/92
Ryan GiggsWales87/89/92
Samuel Eto’oCameroon87/90/92
SócratesBrazil 87/89/91
Sol CampbellEngland 85/87/89
Steven GerrardEngland 86/89/91
Thierry HenryFrance87/90/93
Wayne RooneyEngland86/88/91
XaviSpain 88/90/93
Zinedine ZidaneFrance 91/94/96

That is all of the FIFA 22 ICONS we currently know will be playable in this year’s game. Final ratings and positions should follow after the game is released.

For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, check out our guides for the best defenders, midfielders, and strikers you should buy.

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