FIFA 21 ICONs: All ratings confirmed – Cantona, Vidic, Asshley Cole & more

A new game means a new bunch of legends coming to FUT – which players will make the cut?

Phil Pangalos by Phil Pangalos
FIFA 21 FUT ICONS REVEALED

FIFA 21 will offer Next Gen gameplay on Next Gen consoles – so fittingly, there’s a next generation of ICONs joining the game.

The ratings have now been revealed for the new legends, taking the total number of ICONs up to 100 in FIFA 21.

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Latest News – ICON ratings confirmed

After some technical difficulties from EA yesterday, we now have the confirmed ratings for the brand new Icons of FIFA 21.

FUT 21 Reveal Trailer

As part of the new trailer, EA unveiled the FUT 100 Icons, keep reading to find out more.

Confirmed FIFA 21 Icons – The FUT 100

EA has now released the FUT 100, ‘100 of the greatest footballers ever to play the game’.

As part of the FUT 100, EA has introduced 11 new Icons in FIFA 21.

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New Icons

There are some great new Icons coming to the game as you can see below.

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GUESS WHO’S BACK: The new FUT 21 Icons have been announced

Premier league fans will certainly be happy, with a number of familiar faces introduced.

Eric Cantona (OVR 88 – 90 – 93)

The FIFA 21 trailer featured Eric Cantona as the narrator.

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OOH AHH: Cantona is back!

EA then released the above image, letting us know that the king is returning in FIFA 21.

Check out the new ICONs ratings’ here.

Petr Cech (OVR 86 – 88 – 91)

As part of the FUT 21 trailer reveal, EA also announced that Premier League legend Petr Cech has deservingly been handed a new Icon card.

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SAFE PAIR OF HANDS: Petr Cech has been awarded a FUT 21 Icon card

The keeper is one of the best in the game and will go down as a Chelsea hero.

Xavi (OVR 88 – 90 – 93)

Barcelona hero, Xavi, has also been given an Icon card in FUT 21.

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MIDFIELD MAESTRO: Xavi will be returning in FIFA 21 as an Icon

The Spaniard was part of a legendary Barca team, so it’s no surprise to see him included.

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about FIFA 21 Career Mode

Samuel Eto’o (OVR 87 – 90 – 92)

The Cameroon star represented some of Europe’s biggest clubs including Barcelona, Inter and Chelsea during his playing career.

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DEADLY: Samuel Eto’o will be a dominant striker

Eto’o will surely provide blistering pace and lethal finishing should he become an ICON in FUT 21.

Ashley Cole (OVR 85 – 87 – 89)

Chelsea man Ashley Colewho retired last season after a 20-year career that spanned 16 trophies and three continents.

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WHO?: Arsenal fans will be avoiding this Icon

With Frank Lampard, Michael Essien, Claude Makelele, Marcel Desailly, Ruud Gullit, Didier Drogba and Gianfranco Zola, the list of Chelsea legends is only set to grow on FIFA 21.

READ MORE: FIFA 21 needs to have these Career Mode features

Nemanja Vidic (OVR 85 – 88 – 90)

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BRICK WALL: There have been few better in the Premier League than Vidic

One of the hardest men to play in the Premier League, Nemanja Vidic captained Manchester United to five Premier League titles and a Champions League, forming a solid defensive partnership with FUT ICON Rio Ferdinand.

Phillip Lahm (OVR 87 – 89 – 91)

German legend Phillip Lahm has also made the cut for a FIFA 21 Icon.

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GERMAN EXCELLENCE: Lahm will offer the same consistent brilliance in FIFA 21 as he did in real life

Lahm has been deployed as either a right back or midfield over his successful career and this will surely be reflected in his Icon cards.

Fernando Torres

The Spaniard put himself on the map at Liverpool and quickly become known as a deadly finisher.

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EL NINO: Torres is back to cause havoc for defences in FUT 21

His career may have waivered at Chelsea, but he proved why he is one of the best in the business upon his return to Atletico Madrid. What a player, what a card (hopefully).

Ferenc Puskas

You probably recognise this man’s name from the prestigious award given to the best goal each year.

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WORLD BEATER: Puskas’ impressive 84 goals in 85 national appearances sets him up to be an unstoppable FUT card

Can you imagine the quality of goals the man himself will be able to produce on FIFA 21?!

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger is another German legend to be awarded a FIFA 21 Icon card.

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GOLDEN GENERATION: Schweinteiger means that two players from Germany’s golden era now have new Icon cards

Why not reunite him with fellow countryman Phillip Lahm on FUT 21, and create a formidable German foundation for your squad.

READ MORE: FIFA 21 – Full FUT Pitch Notes

Davor Suker

Suker remains Croatia’s all-time top scorer with 45 goals for his country, so he’s well worthy of a FIFA 21 Icon card.

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PROLIFIC: Suker remains Croatia’s top scorer, could he do the same for your FUT?

The 1998 World Cup Golden Boot winner is set to take FUT 21 by storm.

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ALL FIFA 21 Icons

Of course, along with the 11 new Icons, FIFA 20’s Icons will be returning to the game.

Check out all the Icons below.

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BACK ONCE AGAIN: FIFA 20’s Icons will be returning, along with the 11 new legends

To read everything we know about FIFA 21 so far, head here.

Release Date and Pre-order

EA has confirmed FIFA 21 will launch on current-gen consoles on Friday, 9 October 2020.

If you pre-order the Ultimate Edition not only will you get an OTW card, but you’ll also receive your copy three days early on Tuesday 6 October

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The Ultimate Edition can be pre-ordered from GAME now for £89.99 (UK Only) or from Amazon for £89.99 / $99.99 (International) and is packed with extras.

Along with three days early access you get:

  • Up to 24 Rare Gold Packs, 2 per week for 12 weeks
  • Cover Star Loan Item, for 5 FUT matches
  • Career Mode Homegrown Talent — A local youth prospect with world-class potential.
  • FUT Ambassador Player Pick — Choose 1 of 3 player items for 3 FUT matches.
  • Special Edition FUT Kits and stadium items

PRE-ORDER NOW: FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition (including 3-days Early Access)

Phil Pangalos

First Console: GameBoy Color / Favourite Game: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood / Currently playing: UFC 3

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