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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team ICONS: New, returning & leaked players

ICONS are some of Ultimate Team’s most valuable items, and there’s more in FIFA 22 than we’ve ever seen in the series before.

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Robin Van Persie Icon cards in FIFA 22

ICON players are some the most prestigious and sought after in all of Ultimate Team, adding a touch of football class into any squad. These are all of the ICONS, new and old, heading into FIFA 22.

Another year of FIFA brings with it another year of Ultimate Team. After the announcement of Hero cards and Ones to Watch, fans are preparing for another year of carefully crafting the perfect squad of talent.

While there’s plenty of special cards on offer in FUT every year, ICONS let players rub shoulders with footballing royalty.

Here are all of the FIFA 22 ICONS we’re expecting to see in Ultimate Team.

Real Madrid players celebrating in FIFA 22

What are ICONS in Ultimate Team?

ICONS are unique special cards in FIFA Ultimate Team which depict a past legend of the real-world sport. They are hand chosen because of their achievements and contributions to football, which have been revered as an all-time great since their retirement.

Each of the FIFA 22 ICONS comes with three versions with different stats – a base, mid, and prime. Each one represents a different stage of the player’s career, from when they first burst onto the scene to the peak of their powers.

They function like normal player cards in-game, only they offer chemistry links to every other player regardless of league or nation. However, they provide strong links to anyone from the same nation, making them extremely useful for building hybrid teams from different leagues.

FIFA 22 ICONS can be found in packs but have increased rarity because of their high rating and invaluable chemistry features. EA tends to add Squad Building Challenges later in the year to earn ICONS and Icon Swaps.

Picture of every Icon from FIFA 21

Leaked & rumoured FIFA 22 Ultimate Team ICONS

A handful of new potential ICONS have long been rumored, and some have even surfaced online through leaks.

Insiders like FUTWatch and Futzone reported months ago that a number of players had been added to the code for FIFA 22, however, it’s possible that some of them may come to the game as Heroes instead.

These are all of the potential ICONS that have been strongly rumored or leaked in the build-up to launch.

Player NameNationalityPotential Rating
Alfredo di StéfanoArgentina93
Fernando CavenaghiArgentina85
Gabriel BatistutaArgentina91
Jaap StamNetherlands90
LucioBrazil90
Park Ji-SungSouth Korea88
Wesley SneidjerNetherlands91

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team ICONS

FIFA 21 Ultimate Team saw the biggest lineup of ICONS to date, with 100 of the game’s best-ever players being added to the mode alongside today’s stars.

All of the legends from last year will make the switch into FIFA 22 ICONS, although EA is yet to confirm if adjustments will be made to any of the ratings.

The roster from last year is set to be joined by Robin Van Persie, Iker Casillas, Cafu, and Wayne Rooney, with more likely to be revealed over the course of the year.

You can find every confirmed Icon in the list below. We will update this page with positions and confirmed ratings as soon as they are officially announced. New players are marked in bold.

Player NameNationRatings
Alan ShearerEngland87/89/91
Alessandro Del PieroItaly87/90/92
Alessandro NestaItaly88/90/92
Andrea PirloItaly88/90/92
Andriy ShevchenkoUkraine86/88/91
Ashley ColeEngland85/87/89
Bastian SchweinsteigerGermany87/89/91
Bobby MooreEngland 87/89/92
CafuBrazil88/90/93
Carlos Alberto TorresBrazil 87/90/93
Carles PuyolSpain86/90/92
Christian VieriItaly 86/88/90
Clarence SeedorfNetherlands85/88/91
Claude MakeleleFrance85/88/90
David TrezeguetFrance 86/89/91
Davor ŠukerCroatia85/87/90
DecoPortugal85/87/90
Dennis BergkampNetherlands 87/90/92
Didier DrogbaIvory Coast87/89/91
Diego MaradonaArgentina91/95/97
Edwin Van Der SarNetherlands87/89/91
Emilio ButragueñoSpain 87/90/92
Emmanuel PetitFrance 85/88/90
Eric CantonaFrance 88/90/93
EusébioPortugal 89/91/93
Fabio Cannavaro Italy 87/89/92
Ferenc PuskásHungary89/92/94
Fernando HierroSpain 86/89/91
Fernando TorresSpain 85/88/91
Filippo InzaghiItaly 85/87/90
Franco BaresiItaly 88/91/93
Frank LampardEngland 86/88/90
Frank RijkaardNetherlands 86/88/90
GarrinchaBrazil 90/92/94
Gary LinekerEngland 87/89/92
Gennaro GattusoItaly85/87/89
George BestNorthern Ireland88/90/93
Gheorghe HagiRomania85/89/91
Gianfranco ZolaItaly 85/87/90
Gianluca ZambrottaItaly 86/87/89
Henrik LarssonSweden86/87/90
Hernán CrespoArgentina 85/87/90
Hidetoshi NakataJapan85/86/88
Hristo StoichkovBulgaria87/90/92
Hugo SánchezMexico87/89/92
Ian RushWales 87/89/91
Ian WrightEngland 85/87/89
Iker CasillasSpain 87/89/92
Jari LitmanenFinland85/88/90
Javier ZanettiItaly 87/88/92
Jay Jay OkochaNigeria85/88/90
Johan CruyffNetherlands 89/91/94
John BarnesEngland 86/87/89
Josep GuardiolaSpain 85/87/90
Juan RiquelmeArgentina 87/89/91
Juan Sebastián VerónArgentina 86/88/90
KakaBrazil 87/89/91
Kenny DalglishScotland87/90/92
Laurent BlancFrance 85/89/91
Lev YashinRussia89/91/94
Lothar MatthäusGermany 88/91/93
Luis FigoPortugal 88/90/92
Luis HernándezMexico85/87/90
Marc OvermarsFrance 86/88/90
Marcel DesaillyFrance 87/88/91
Marco Van BastenNetherlands 89/91/93
Michael BallackGermany 86/89/91
Michael EssienGhana85/87/90
Michael LaudrupDenamark85/89/91
Michael OwenEngland 86/88/91
Miroslav KloseGermany 87/89/91
Nemanja VidićSerbia85/88/90
Paolo MaldiniItaly 88/92/94
Patrick KluivertNetherlands 86/88/91
Patrick VieiraFrance 86/88/91
Paul ScholesEngland 87/89/91
Pavel NedvědCzech Republic86/89/91
PeléBrazil 91/95/98
Peter SchmeichelDenmark86/90/92
Petr ČechCzech Republic86/88/91
Phillip LahmGermany 87/89/91
RaúlSpain 86/88/92
Rio FerdinandEngland 85/88/90
RivaldoBrazil 87/90/92
Robert PirèsFrance 85/88/91
Roberto BaggioItaly 89/91/93
Roberto CarlosBrazil86/88/91
Robin Van PersieNetherlands 87/89/91
Ronald KoemanNetherlands 85/88/91
RonaldinhoBrazil 89/91/94
Ronaldo NazárioBrazil 90/94/96
Roy KeaneRepublic of Ireland86/88/90
Rui CostaPortugal 85/88/90
Ruud GullitNetherlands 86/90/93
Ruud Van NistelrooyNetherlands 86/90/92
Ryan GiggsWales87/89/92
Samuel Eto’oCameroon87/90/92
SócratesBrazil 87/89/91
Sol CampbellEngland 85/87/89
Steven GerrardEngland 86/89/91
Thierry HenryFrance87/90/93
Wayne RooneyEngland86/88/91
XaviSpain 88/90/93
Zinedine ZidaneFrance 91/94/96

That is all of the FIFA 22 ICONS we currently know will be playable in this year’s game. Final ratings and positions should follow after the game is released.

For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, check out our guides for the best defenders, midfielders, and strikers you should buy.

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How to complete FIFA 22 Player Moments Ilkay Gundogan SBC

Ilkay Gundogan is looking like a great option in the midfield, and FUT players are going to want to complete his FIFA 22 Player Moments SBC.

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Player Moments Gundogan SBC

Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan is the latest player to receive a Player Moments SBC in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team. Here’s everything you need to know including stats and how to complete Gundogan’s Player Moments SBC.

Player Moments cards have been somewhat of a disappointment in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team but this Ilkay Gundogan SBC can potentially break that trend.

Luckily, Gundogan is easy to link to squads thanks to his Manchester City allegiance and German nationality. Although this SBC is a touch overpriced, players looking for a quick dribbling central midfielder will want to give him a try.

Players will be required to submit four squads to get their hands on this German maestro, and we’ve got the cheapest solution to give you a hand.

FIFA 22 Player Moments Gundogan stats

Player Moments Gundogan Stats FUT

Gundogan’s two biggest assets are without a doubt his passing and dribbling which will allow you to breeze past defenders if used correctly. Gundogan is for the player that prefers a slow and methodic approach to Ultimate Team gameplay.

Unfortunately, his pace is a glaring weakness in the current Ultimate Team meta. Even central midfielders are now expected to boast a ton of pace and Gundogan simply does not have that quality.

Cheapest way to complete Player Moments Gundogan SBC

Ilkay Gundogan FIFA 22

To complete this SBC players will need to give up four squads: Tactical Emulation, Germany, Premier League, and 88-Rated Squad. With a value of around 600,000 coins, Gundogan is certainly overpriced but those desperate for a new midfielder should not find it hard to invest fodder into this FIFA 22 SBC.

You can check out the cheapest solutions below.

Tactical Emulation requirements

  • # of players from Manchester City: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 84
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 80

Tactical Emulation solution – Cost: 40,000

Tactical emulation sbc solution

Germany requirements

  • # of players from Germany: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 86
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 60

Germany solution – Cost: 120,000 coins

Germany SBC solution

Premier League requirements

  • # of players from the Premier League: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 87
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 55

Premier League solution – Cost: 165,000 coins

Premier League sbc solution

88-Rated Squad requirements

  • Squad Rating: minimum 88
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 50

88-Rated Squad solution – Cost: 245,000 coins

88-rated squad sbc solution

The Gundogan Player Moments SBC is available until January 21, so make sure to get working on this challenge as soon as possible. Market value is expected to rise in the coming days as anticipation for TOTY builds but Gundogan is still a solid choice for players who have an abundance of fodder.


For more FIFA 22, check out our guide to Team of the Year Warmup Series, or check out our list of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team best wingers.

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FIFA FUT 22 Team of the Year Warmup Series: Start date, TOTY leaks, more

Before FIFA 22’s Ultimate Team TOTY event, EA Sports are dropping a special Warmup Series promo to build hype.

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FIFA 22 TOTY Warm Up Series logo

Team of the Year is here, but before the full squad arrives, EA Sports are dropping the TOTY Warmup Series promo.

For the first time ever, EA Sports have decided to host a pre-TOTY event, with the Warmup preempting the release of the upcoming superpowered squad.

Because this is the first time it’s ever happened, there wasn’t a lot of information about this promo available to players. We can confirm that it’s linked to Team of the Year, and it will give players a chance to stock up on valuable packs.

Players can expect some SBCs, a handful of new packs, and maybe even a few player cards following its initial release. For now, here’s everything we know about FUT 22’s Team of the Year Warmup Series event.

FIFA Team of the Year logo

FIFA 22 Team of the Year Warmup Series release date

The good news is that players won’t have long to wait for this promo to start. According to a loading screen in FIFA 22, TOTY Warmup Series will kick off on Friday, January 14.

As with all Ultimate Team promos, the promo will start at 6 PM GMT, adding new content to the game at that time.

TOTY Warmup Series leaks

Interestingly enough, FIFA leakers weren’t able to discover anything about this promo prior to its release.

As it turns out, EA have decided to throw players a curveball with the TOTY Warmup. Instead of receiving a collection of new promo cards, players have received new SBCs, Upgrade SBCs, and new Objectives.

Players will get a chance to earn some incredible new cards through these various means from now until the release of TOTY. EA has also granted players a free 83+ x3 pack that can be found in the FUT Store.

TOTY warmup series announcement

As of now, players can complete a Player Moments Ilkay Gundogan SBC, League Player Malang Sarr Objective, 83+ 3x defender, midfielder, and attacker upgrade SBC as well as two TOTY-themed SBCs.

We’ll be sure to keep updating this article as more information becomes available, while the TOTY Warmup Series continues.

In the meantime, make sure you’re using the best players possible with our guide to Ultimate Team’s best goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and strikers.

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How to complete Alexandre Pato FIFA 22 Flashback SBC

Alexandre Pato is one of the most electrifying strikers in FIFA 22, and FUT players are going to want to complete his Flashback SBC.

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Flashback Pato solution

EA have decided to celebrate the career of Alexandre Pato by releasing a Flashback SBC for the Brazilian striker. Here’s how you can complete Pato’s Ultimate Team SBC and get your hands on an excellent forward.

Ultimate Team players are no stranger to incredible Flashback cards and it seems like Alexandre Pato is the latest to join a growing list that includes Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante.

The fact that Pato currently plays his football in the MLS will make him rather difficult to fit into squads but players should consider making room for him as the striker should be a goal machine leading the line.

Players will be required to submit three squads to get their hands on this Brazilian speedster, and we’ve got the cheapest solution to give you a hand.

FIFA 22 Flashback Alexandre Pato stats

Flashback Pato stats

When examining Pato’s stats it’s difficult not to like what you see given how well-rounded of a striker he is. We knew that Pato was going to bring top-tier pace and dribbling to the table but his shooting and physical stats are a pleasant surprise.

86 strength and 94 jumping will be incredibly useful in the box while his 90 shot power and 87 finishing will lead to a ton of goals. Pato feels quick and responsive as a forward with mazelike dribbling ability and his 4* skills and weak foot are a huge bonus. If you use Brazilian players, Pato is a no-brainer SBC.

Cheapest way to complete FIFA 22 Flashback Pato SBC

Pato FIFA 22 Orlando City

To complete this SBC players will need to give up three squads: Rossoneri, Seleção, and League Finesse. Considering the value, this is an incredibly affordable FIFA 22 SBC, costing about 145,000 coins in total.

You can check out the cheapest solutions below.

Rossoneri requirements

  • # of players from Milan: minimum 1
  • TOTW players: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 83
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 80

Rossoneri solution – Cost: 31,000 coins

Rossoneri SBC solution

Seleção requirements

  • # of players from Brazil: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 84
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 75

Seleção solution – Cost: 37,000 coins

Selecao SBC solution

League Finesse requirements

  • # of players from Serie A TIM: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 85
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 70

League Finesse solution – Cost: 75,000 coins

League Finesse SBC solution

The Alexandre Pato FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Flashback SBC is available until January 20, so make sure to get working on this challenge as soon as possible. Even if you don’t have a ton of Brazilian players, Pato makes for a fantastic impact from the bench.


For more FIFA 22, check out our guide to FUT 22 Team of the Year, or check out our list of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team best wingers.

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