FIFA 23 ICONS, who can we expect?

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As the inevitable FIFA 23 release date approaches, many are starting to wonder who the FIFA 23 ICONS will be for the latest edition.

FUT ICONS are special player cards in FUT, based on legendary players of the game.

These ICONS don’t just have amazing ratings and skills, they also link to every player around them, making them some of the most highly sought-after cards in the game.

Last year we saw Cafu, Rooney, Van Persie, and Casillas added.

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FIFA 23 ICONS Leaked & rumored player list

According to known FIFA leaker, @FUTZONEFIFA, the following players could feature as FIFA 23 FUT ICONS:

  • Gabriel Batistuta (Argentina) – FUT Icon
  • Rudi Voller (Germany) – FUT Icon
  • Gerd Müller (Germany) – FUT Icon
  • Jairzinho (Brazil) – FUT Icon

What other FIFA 23 ICONS could we see?

DonkTrading thinks we could also see David Villa and Di Stefano.

Well, let’s take a look back at FIFA 22’s ICONS.

Goalkeeper ICONS:

  • Petr Cech
  • Peter Schmeichel 
  • Edwin Van der Sar
  • Lev Yashin 
  • Iker Casillas

Iker Casillas was new for FIFA 22.

Defender ICONS:

  • Cafu 
  • Franco Baresi
  • Laurent Blanc
  • Sol Campbell 
  • Fabio Cannavaro 
  • Carlos Alberto 
  • Nemanja Vidic
  • Ashley Cole
  • Marcel Desailly
  • Rio Ferdinand 
  • Fernando Hierro 
  • Ronald Koeman 
  • Philipp Lahm 
  • Paolo Maldini 
  • Bobby Moore 
  • Alessandro Nesta 
  • Carles Puyol 
  • Roberto Carlos
  • Gianluca Zambrotta 
  • Javier Zanetti 

Cafu was new for FIFA 22.

Midfielder ICONS:

  • Michael Ballack 
  • John Barnes 
  • David Beckham 
  • Deco 
  • Michael Essien 
  • Gennaro Gattuso 
  • Steven Gerrad
  • Ryan Giggs 
  • Pep Guardiola 
  • Ruud Gullit
  • Gheorghe Hagi
  • Kaká 
  • Roy Keane 
  • Frank Lampard 
  • Michael Laudrup 
  • Jari Litmanen 
  • Claude Makélélé 
  • Diego Maradona 
  • Lothar Matthäus 
  • Hidetoshi Nakata 
  • Pavel Nedved 
  • Jay-Jay Okocha 
  • Marc Overmars
  • Emmanuel Petit
  • Roberto Pires
  • Andrea Pirlo 
  • Frank Rijkaard 
  • Juan Roman Riquelme 
  • Rui Costa 
  • Paul Scholes
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger 
  • Clarence Seedorf 
  • Socrates 
  • Juan Sebastian Veron 
  • Patrick Vieira 
  • Xavi 
  • Zinedine Zidane 

Maradona was eventually removed.

Forward ICONS:

  • Wayne Rooney
  • Robin Van Persie 
  • Roberto Baggio 
  • Dennis Bergkamp 
  • George Best 
  • Emilio Butragueno
  • Eric Cantona 
  • Hernan Crespo
  • Johan Cruyff
  • Kenny Dalglish
  • Alessandro Del Piero 
  • Didier Drogba
  • Samuel Eto’o 
  • Eusebio 
  • Luis Figo
  • Garrincha 
  • Thierry Henry 
  • Luis Hernandez 
  • Filipo Inzaghi 
  • Miroslav Klose 
  • Patrick Kluivert 
  • Henrik Larsson
  • Gary Lineker
  • Michael Owen
  • Pele 
  • Ferenc Puskas 
  • Raúl 
  • Rivaldo 
  • Ronaldinho 
  • Ronaldo 
  • Ian Rush 
  • Hugo Sanchez 
  • Alan Shearer 
  • Andrij Schewtschenko 
  • Christo Stoichkov 
  • Davor Suker 
  • Fernando Torres 
  • David Trezeguet 
  • Marco Van Basten 
  • Ruud van Nistelrooy 
  • Christian Vieri 
  • Ian Wright 
  • Gianfranco Zola 

Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie were added for FIFA 22.

When will the FUT ICONS officially be revealed?

The reveal date is unknown with FIFA 23 still not fully announced.

We could expect to see Prime and basic ICONS in packs around December, then possibly ICON Moments in February.

We will update this as we find out more.

What FIFA ICONS were new for FIFA 22?

Last year Cafu, Rooney, Van Persie, and Casillas were added to the ICONS list.

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“After exploding onto the scene as a teenager playing for his boyhood club, the world woke up to a new English superstar”

van persie fifa 23 icon min

In Robin van Persie’s long career, he was known world over as a deadshot number 9 with highly refined technical ability

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The most successful goalkeeper in Real Madrid’s grand history, the story of ‘’San Iker’’ is a classic football fable.

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A key cog in some of Brazil and Europe’s greatest sides, Cafu’s attacking play down the right of the defence made him a legend of the game and inspired all his sides to triumph.


A FIFA ICON card can always create a positive link, regardless of the club and nationalities involved.

HERO cards can work in a similar fashion to other cards, where you need to match nationalities or leagues in order to create a stronger link.

Despite HERO cards not having the same linking power as ICON cards, they are still a viable option.

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