FIFA 23 Cover Star Icons: Roberto Carlos, SBCs, more

Nathan Warby
Ronaldinho in FIFA 23EA Sports

As FIFA 23 nears the end of its lifecycle, EA celebrates the end of an era with Cover Star Icons. Here’s everything we know about FIFA 23 Cover Star Icons, including the legends that have arrived via SBC.

Although EA FC 24 is very much on the horizon, content is still arriving in FIFA 23 thick and fast. Ultimate Team players are being treated to regular promos, with Shapeshifters providing more squad-building options and FUTTIES rewarding the most popular cards.

But before the new chapter begins in EA Sports FC, it appears the devs had one last surprise in store as the new Cover Star Icons are now here.

Here’s everything we know about FIFA 23 Cover Star Icons so far, including all the players that could be included.

FIFA 23 Cover Star Icons start date

FIFA 23 Icons Ultimate TeamEA Sports
Icons are some of the most valuable cards in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team.

The first of the FIFA 23 Cover Star Icons arrived on July 28, 2023. While EA look to celebrate FIFA’s rich history, Cover Icons is not deemed to be a new promo. Instead, new Cover Star Icons will be added to FIFA 23 via SBC periodically from July 28.

FIFA 23 Cover Star Icons explained

FIFA 23 Cover Star Icons are heavily boosted cards handed out to the Icons who have previously appeared on the cover of a FIFA game.

This will be a celebration of the series’ history before the EA FC rebrand takes place. As of now, it seems like Cover Star Icons will only be available via SBC, but we’ll let you know if they make their way to packs as well.

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FIFA 23 Cover Star Icons revealed so far

So far, only one FIFA 23 Cover Star Icon has been revealed, and it’s none other than Roberto Carlos. Carlos was featured on the cover of FIFA 2003.

We’ll continue to add Cover Star Icons to the table below as they’re revealed.

PlayerNationPositionRatingMethodFIFA Cover
Roberto CarlosBrazilLB97SBCFIFA 2003

FIFA 23 Cover Star Icons expected players

FIFA 23 Cover Star Icons will celebrate the footballing legends who have graced the FIFA box in the past, and there are plenty of familiar faces in the game this year. Leaker Donk Trading shared a list of all the previous cover stars that are currently in FIFA 23.

Here’s every player who could appear as a FIFA 23 Cover Star Icon:

  • Ronaldinho
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Kaka
  • Thierry Henry
  • David Beckham
  • Patrick Viera
  • Andriy Shevchenko
  • Alessandro Del Piero
  • Denis Bergkamp
  • Roberto Carlos
  • Frank Lampard
  • Sol Campbell
  • Paul Scholes

There you have it! That was everything we know about FIFA 23 Cover Star Icons so far.

In the meantime, take a look at our other FIFA guides:

Best custom tactics in FIFA 23 | How to get free Twitch Prime Gaming pack in FIFA 23 | Best wingers in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | Best midfielders in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | Best strikers in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | Best goalkeepers in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | Best defenders in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team

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About The Author

Nathan is a Senior Writer for CharlieIntel and Dexerto, primarily covering FIFA and Call of Duty, as well as general gaming news and guides. After leaving university with a degree in Sports Studies and a master's degree in Magazine Journalism, he took on a role as a local news reporter before moving into games media. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].