FIFA 21 will go big on next-gen consoles - so fittingly, there's a next generation of ICONs on their way.
This means the number of ICONs is going up to 100, and their ratings have officially been revealed!
Latest News - ICON SBCs returning
ICON SBCs took a year-long hiatus that lasted through FIFA 20, but they will return in FIFA 21!
The first ICON SBCs will go live in late November, and while they won't be permanent, you'll have some time to knock them out and finish the set.
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.
There are some great new Icons coming to the game as you can see below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Cole, who retired last season after a 20-year career that spanned 16 trophies and three continents.
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)
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.
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.
The Spaniard put himself on the map at Liverpool and quickly become known as a deadly finisher.
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).
You probably recognise this man's name from the prestigious award given to the best goal each year.
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 is another German legend to be awarded a FIFA 21 Icon card.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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)