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FIFA 23: Brand new card LEAKED - but will Ledley King be a FUT Hero or an Icon?

FIFA 23 is here and we are getting stuck into another Ultimate Team campaign, with Ones to Watch coming to an end and the Road to the Knockouts set to take over.

We know that new cards are coming through promos, but they are usually reserved for players who are already in the game.

However, it looks like we are getting a brand new face joining FUT, but will they be an Icon or a FUT Hero in the game?


Former England and Tottenham player Ledley King appears to have been added to FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, as you can search for him on the Transfer Market and in your club.

Although there is an image of him, we don't have any further information as to his stats, or card type, leaving us to wonder whether the ex-pro will make it in as a FUT Hero or an Icon.

Hero or Icon?

Before FIFA 23 was released, there were leaks saying that Ledley King was being added to the game as a new FUT Hero.

Yet, when EA announced the men added to the roster via their Marvel collaboration, King didn't make an appearance.

It would seem strange to make such a celebration of the new FUT Heroes coming to the game, with the added information that they will get upgraded World Cup versions, and not include the former Spurs man.

That means he could be introduced as a new Icon in the game, although, again, EA has already issued promotional material celebrating the additions of Gerd Muller, Jairzinho and Xabi Alonso.

A separate leak revealed that Icon Moments will be replaced by Campaign Icons, which will come via promos and start with World Cup Icons.

This could let EA introduce new cards to the game with a special one-off Icon card, without them having a Base, Mid and Prime version also in the game.

Once again, we're not sure if this will be the case, as Ledley King only managed 45 minutes at a World Cup tournament in 2010 before injury ruled him out of the rest of it.

Renowned as one of the best centre-backs England has produced, King's career was plagued with injuries, so perhaps a World Cup version could come in celebration of what could have been.

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