There’s still about three months until the game launches, but EA has revealed some of the FIFA 20 icons that will be appearing in Ultimate Team, on top of all the icons from last year returning. There’s some huge names featuring as FIFA 20 icons this year, including some players fans of certain London clubs will be very fond of. Read on for everything you need to know on the FIFA 20 icons, and check out our FIFA 20 Ultimate Team preview here for the lowdown on the next game.
FIFA 20 icons explained
If you don’t know what FIFA 20 icons are, let us explain. Icons were first introduced in FIFA 16, and back then they were known as legends. Legends were exclusive to Xbox, and they were old, retired players that people could acquire in Ultimate Team only. Players like Pele, Beckenbauer, Maldini and Best were some of the top legends, with stats as if they were in their prime.
Since then, they’ve been renamed to icons and been made available for every platform Ultimate Team is on (PS4, Xbox One, and PC). Some icons have been removed while plenty more have been added to the game, and every icon now has three versions: Baby, mid, and prime. Baby icons are the lowest rated cards from close to the start of their career, mid icons are from either before or after their prime and have the middle rating, while the prime icons have the highest rating and are based on the player during the peak of their career.
FIFA 20 icons list
The first six FIFA 20 icons have been revealed by EA, and one of them is on our wishlist below, so you can just go ahead and call us prophets. Nevertheless, here’s six of the new ones, with a bunch more still to be revealed at a later date:
Oh Zizou, the wonderful, majestic French midfielder, despite currently managing Real Madrid, will feature as an icon in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team. Here’s hoping you can have Zidane as a player, and as a manager, and when he scores, the two will celebrate together. Zidane-ception?
Chelsea fans have been crying out for a Didier Drogba icon for some time now after the striker had a long and illustrious career at the club, and their prayers have been answered. No doubt his finishing is going to be insane.
The Dutch legend is currently the manager of the Netherlands international team, after replacing Dick Advocaat who failed to qualify for the 2018 Euros. In his playing days he was a crucial player for clubs like Ajax and Barcelona, known especially for his passing skill.
Carlos Alberto isn’t as famous a name in modern football as some of the other FIFA 20 icons, but he’s widely regarded as one of the best Brazilian defenders of all time. He was a strong, reliable right back who had somewhat of an eye for goal, so expect him to have some decent pace and strength attributes.
While he currently spends his time helping Gary Lineker host Match of the Day, Ian Wright was a lethal striker in his playing days for Arsenal, scoring 128 goals in 221 games. He’s the club’s second highest scorer, only behind Thierry Henry.
He may have only retired a couple of years ago, but Andrea Pirlo is more than deserving of a FIFA 20 icons card due to his immense success with AC Milan and Juventus, followed by a shorter move to New York City FC where he proved he could still deliver those killer through balls even in his late 30s.