The official list of new FIFA 21 ICONs has been revealed by EA SPORTS. This year’s game hosts the ‘FUT 100’, that’s right – one hundred different FIFA 21 ICON players.
Don’t forget, each FUT ICON comes in either three or four unique versions, giving Ultimate Team fans an unprecedented variety of cards to choose from.
New FUT ICONs in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team
FIFA Ultimate Team fans are in for a treat, as this year’s title features some of football’s all-time greatest ever players.
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Eric Cantona (France)
Eric Cantona, known as ‘The King’, was a special and unique player. Feared by defenders, he was as stylish as he was ferocious. Cantona was known for his competitive nature and unrelenting drive to succeed.
His phenomenal talent contributed to four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, 73 goals and some unforgettable moments on the football pitch.
Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
Petr Čech was a stoic figure between the Chelsea sticks. His consistency was remarkable. He was a key player in helping Chelsea to win four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and an unforgettable UEFA Champions League trophy.
Čech has gone down in the hall of fame for his reliability, leadership and game-changing saves. No other goalkeeper has more clean sheets in the history of the Premier League.
Ashley Cole (England)
Ashley Cole was an instrumental figure in Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ squad, helping them to a record-breaking Premier League title win. He later put on Chelsea’s colours and continued his legendary career.
A player with great stamina, Cole was known for his work ethic, getting forward and attacking in his younger days. As his career went on, he became more tactically aware and difficult to beat in one-on-one situations.
With 107 appearances for his national team, Cole is the most capped full-back in English history.
Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon)
Samuel Eto’o is widely regarded as one of the best African footballers of all-time. He possessed clinical finishing, deceptive pace, skills and a knack of being in the right place at the right time.
Eto’o was a proven goalscorer with many different teams, helping them to UEFA Champions League trophies on three occasions, scoring in two finals.
Eto’o was a contributor on the football pitch and away from it, spearheading many humanitarian causes, helping those in desperate need. Eto’o was more than a football player, he was a leader and a legend, in the truest sense of the word.
Philip Lahm (Germany)
Philip Lahm became a household name as a result of his consistency, technical ability and tactical prowess. His versatility and understanding of the game helped him to excel in multiple positions, from a composed full-back, to a game-controlling central midfielder.
Lahm was a respectful competitor, with an underlying steely determination, who lead his teammates by example. He achieved over 20 career titles for club and country, including the UEFA Champions League and FIFA World Cup.
Lahm will be a player who is studied for many years to come.
Ferenc Puskás (Hungary)
Ferenc Puskás is a player for the ages. Broadly renowned as one of the best forward players in football history, Puskás lead Real Madrid to three European Cups, contributing to over 150 goals for the club.
His standout dribbling ability, intelligent movement and excellent timing played a part in some of Madrid’s biggest moments. The Hungarian talisman also carried his national team to a FIFA World Cup final – scoring a total of 84 goals in 85 appearances.
Each year the FIFA ‘’Puskás’’ Award is presented to the scorer of the best goal. With an award such as this named after him, it paints a clear picture of what his goals must have been like.
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
Bastian Schweinsteiger was a key component of Germany’s golden generation. Schweinsteiger’s overall awarenesses and technical ability made him a player mature beyond his years.
Interestingly, he started his career as a winger, but quickly moved across to the middle of the park due to his passing ability and control of the ball.
His determination and resilience helped earn him eight Bundesliga titles and a UEFA Champions League trophy as captain. He also lifted the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Davor Šuker (Croatia)
Throughout the years, Croatia has produced a plethora of football stars, but Davor Šuker is arguably their biggest icon. After dominating for five years at Sevilla, he joined Real Madrid and proved his worth as one of the world’s best strikers.
He led the line at Madrid, taking them to a league and UEFA Champions League double in the 1997-98 season.
The Croatian also drove his national team to the FIFA World Cup semi-finals in 1998, where he ended up winning the Golden Boot award, with a lethal six goals in seven games. He is, still to this day, the all-time top scorer for Croatia with an impressive total of 45 goals.
Fernando Torres (Spain)
Fernando Torres won the hearts of a generation. In his prime, he was an unstoppable goal-scoring machine. The Spaniard hit the ground running at Atlético de Madrid, scoring 82 goals in 214 appearances.
Liverpool FC took notice of El Niño’s eye for goal and snapped him up, where he became a household name. Torres was as fast, strong, skilful and deadly as any striker in the game and he used his abilities to wreck havoc for Liverpool and the Spanish national team.
He went on to score in two UEFA European Championship finals, as well as netting a pivotal and decisive goal for Chelsea on their path to UEFA Champions League glory.
One of the most universally liked players in recent times, Fernando Torres will deservedly go down in history as one of the all-time footballing greats.
Nemanja Vidić (Serbia)
Nemanja Vidić took time to adjust to the English game, but once he did, he was feared throughout the Premier League. The big Serbian dominated at the back and bullied opposing strikers under the reign of Sir Alex Ferguson.
The unusual combination of aggressive determination and tactical composure made Vidić a nightmare for opponents to get the better of him.
He created a legendary partnership with fellow FUT ICON Rio Ferdinand, which helped him to more than 15 honours in a phenomenal career. Vidić was a true warrior and one of the greatest ever defensive players.
Xavi Hernández (Spain)
One of the best passers of all-time, playing in front of Xavi Hernández was an attacking player’s dream. He had the ability to dictate the tempo of almost any football match, with a high football IQ and tactical awareness.
Xavi made over 500 appearances for the Barcelona first-team, making him revered among his peers. He will go down as one of the very best midfield players to ever play the beautiful game.
FUT 21 ICON 100 Players
Below is an official image featuring every single FIFA 21 ICON player within the Ultimate Team game mode. Don’t forget that these FUT cards will be released via multiple versions with varying ratings and stats. In some cases they will even have different positions.
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Are you impressed with the official list of new FIFA 21 ICONs? Are there any other legendary players that you were hoping to see included in this year’s edition of Ultimate Team? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below.