FIFA 23: Gabriel Batistuta rumoured to arrive, but will he be an ICON or a HERO?

A host of leaks and rumours have spilt out regarding FIFA 23, with our first look at the game just around the corner.

From licenses to potential new Icons, the leak train certainly isn't showing any sign of stopping.

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Check below for the latest news on a brand new leak that suggeSts former Fiorentina legend Gabriel Batistuta will arrive in FIFA 23.

Batistuta LEAKED

Prolific leaker DonkTrading has taken to Twitter to leak the arrival of Gabriel Batistuta in FIFA 23, but there's some confusion regarding his card type.

The former Fiorentina superstar is set to arrive in FIFA 23 in some capacity, with a huge rating and impressive stats set to be assigned.

The Argentine star has certainly done enough to be named a hero, but has he done enough to become a FIFA 23 Icon?


FUT Hero cards are given to those players who gain cult status, without necessarily being the best player in the world.

Previous FUT Heroes include stars like David Ginola, Joe Cole and Antonio Di Natale.

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I NEED A HERO - Batistuta is a Fiorentina legend

A host of new FUT Heroes have been leaked to arrive in FIFA 23, with the likes of Yaya Toure and Peter Crouch set to arrive.

With Batistuta undoubtedly being a hero for Fiorentina, there is merit to the suggestion that he could be a high-rated hero instead of an Icon.

However, with two Serie A stars already leaked to become heroes in FIFA 23, could EA have already filled that quota?


Icon cards are awarded to those players who are certified legends, and we think Batistuta falls into this category.

The Argentine star is a legend in his own right and is an immediately identifiable name around the world.

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A TRUE LEGEND - Batistuta deserves to be an ICON in FIFA 23

Batistuta scored over 50 goals for his country and over 150 goals for Fiorentina.

The now 53-year-old won a Serie A title, multiple Copa Americas and was inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

With a CV like that, there's no doubt that Batistuta deserves to be an Icon in FIFA 23.

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