How many icons are on Fifa 21 and who are they?

FUT Icons have been a key part of FIFA since they were introduced to the game’s online multiplayer mode six years ago.

But how many legendary ex-players are in FIFA 21, and who are they?

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FIFA 21 hit shelves last year, bringing with it a fresh set of IconsCredit: EA Sports

What are FIFA Icons?

Icons are classic, legendary players from around the world who have since retired from football.

While they’ve stopped playing in the real world, FIFA has revived them as playable characters in FUT (FIFA Ultimate Team).

Gamers can buy, sell or trade icons just like they would any other FUT player – though they’re rare and expensive.

The powerful players were introduced in FIFA 16, where they were called Legends, before they were later renamed.

Icons are classic, legendary players from around the world who have since retired from football

Icons are classic, legendary players from around the world who have since retired from footballCredit: ea sports

How many Icons are on FIFA 21 and who are they?

In total, FIFA 21 has 100 Icons available in FUT.

Eleven new ex-players were added to the game this time around, joining the 89 legends added in previous instalments of the series.

The latest additions are: Eric Cantona, Ashley Cole, Petr Cech, Samuel Eto’o, Fernando Torres, Philip Lahm, Ferenc Puskás, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Davor Suker, Nemanja Vidic and Xavi.

You can find the full list of FIFA 21 Icons below:

Icons are available in FIFA Ultimate Team

Icons are available in FIFA Ultimate TeamCredit: EA Sports

  • Alan Shearer
  • Alessandro Del Piero
  • Alessandro Nesta
  • Andrea Pirlo
  • Andriy Shevchenko
  • Ashley Cole
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
  • Bobby Moore
  • Carlos Alberto Torres
  • Carles Puyol
  • Christian Vieri
  • Clarence Seedorf
  • Claude Makelele
  • David Trezeguet
  • Davor Šuker
  • Deco
  • Dennis Bergkamp
  • Didier Drogba
  • Diego Maradona
  • Edwin Van Der Sar
  • Emilio Butragueño
  • Emmanuel Petit
  • Eric Cantona
  • Eusébio
  • Fabio Cannavaro
  • Ferenc Puskás
  • Fernando Hierro
  • Fernando Torres
  • Filippo Inzaghi
  • Franco Baresi
  • Frank Lampard
  • Frank Rijkaard
  • Garrincha
  • Gary Lineker
  • Gennaro Gattuso
  • George Best
  • Gheorghe Hagi
  • Gianfranco Zola
  • Gianluca Zambrotta
  • Henrik Larsson
  • Hernán Crespo
  • Hidetoshi Nakata
  • Hristo Stoichkov
  • Hugo Sánchez
  • Ian Rush
  • Ian Wright
  • Jari Litmanen
  • Javier Zanetti
  • Jay Jay Okocha
  • Johan Cruyff
  • John Barnes
  • Josep Guardiola
  • Juan Riquelme
  • Juan Sebastián Verón
  • Kaka
  • Kenny Dalglish
  • Laurent Blanc
  • Lev Yashin
  • Lothar Matthäus
  • Luis Figo
  • Luis Hernández
  • Marc Overmars
  • Marcel Desailly
  • Marco Van Basten
  • Michael Ballack
  • Michael Essien
  • Michael Laudrup
  • Michael Owen
  • Miroslav Klose
  • Nemanja Vidić
  • Paolo Maldini
  • Patrick Kluivert
  • Patrick Vieira
  • Paul Scholes
  • Pavel Nedvěd
  • Pelé
  • Peter Schmeichel
  • Petr Čech
  • Phillip Lahm
  • Raúl
  • Rio Ferdinand
  • Rivaldo
  • Robert Pirès
  • Roberto Baggio
  • Roberto Carlos
  • Ronald Koeman
  • Ronaldinho
  • Ronaldo Nazário
  • Roy Keane
  • Rui Costa
  • Ruud Gullit
  • Ruud Van Nistelrooy
  • Ryan Giggs
  • Samuel Eto’o
  • Sócrates
  • Sol Campbell
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Thierry Henry
  • Xavi
  • Zinedine Zidane
Fifa 21 hit shelves around the world last year

Fifa 21 hit shelves around the world last year

What are the top 10 ratings in FIFA 21?

The release of the FIFA 21 ratings is an exciting day for fans of the game and football.

With the ratings based on the footballers’ real-life attributes, it has often reignited the debate over who is the best in the world – and typically in the past decade or so, is it Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?

FIFA 21 has sided with the Argentine, with the Barcelona star having an overall rating of 93.

That is just one ahead of his Portuguese rival as Juventus’ star man clocks in at 92.

The top ten for this year’s edition are:

  1. Lionel Messi – 93
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo – 92
  3. Robert Lewandowski – 91
  4. Kevin de Bruyne – 91
  5. Neymar – 91
  6. Jan Oblak – 91
  7. Virgil van Dijk – 90
  8. Kylian Mbappe – 90
  9. Mohamed Salah – 90
  10. Sadio Mane – 90

Here is the full top 100 FIFA 21 player ratings.

PSG star Kylian Mbappe is one of the game's top ten players

PSG star Kylian Mbappe is one of the game’s top ten playersCredit: EA Sports

What are the new features on FIFA 21?

Just like every year, FIFA 21 brings in a raft of changes – including the improved crossing ability and career mode.

On the gameplay side, the Agile Dribbling system allows more creativity in 1-on-1 situations, while Positioning Personality improves in-game intelligence.

You will get more control over the runs by your attackers to get in behind defences, while FIFA 21 have updated their collision system so you should get less hilarious gaffes and falling over by your players.

The Career Mode has also been given a much-needed overhaul, including the ability to simulate matches and take control of the key moments.

You can also teach new positions to your players in a revamp of the training system, while for the transfers, you’re able to make Loan-to-Buy offers along with being offered swap deals.

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