FIFA 23 Heroes are players who had cult status either at their clubs or home nation. Players from days gone by who don’t quite qualify for Icon status, but still achieved greatness albeit on a slightly smaller scale. The expanded list for this year goes hand in hand with the World Cup and will get upgraded versions as the competition kicks off.
FIFA 23 Heroes tend to feature lower stats compared to Icons, and they don’t have the same level of freedom that Icon cards do when it comes to slotting into teams. You need to pair Heroes up with players from their respective league or nation in order to obtain max chemistry, whereas Icons can fit into any team without facing restrictions. Here’s a list of every Hero in FIFA 23, with those rated 87 or lower available in the newest Hero SBC.
Every FIFA 23 Hero player
Here is every FUT Hero available in-game, along with their native league, all playable positions, and overall rating.
|Abedi Pele||Ligue 1||CAM (LM, CF)||89|
|David Ginola||Ligue 1||LM (CAM, ST, LW)||89|
|Rudi Voller||Ligue 1||ST (CF)||89|
|Jean-Pierre Papin||Ligue 1||ST (CF)||89|
|Jay-Jay Okocha||Premier League||CAM (RM, ST)||88|
|Antonio Di Natale||Serie A||ST (CF, LW)||88|
|Mario Gomez||Bundesliga||ST (CF)||88|
|Diego Milito||Serie A||ST (CF)||88|
|Ricardo Carvalho||Liga NOS||CB||88|
|Rafael Marquez||LaLiga||CB (CDM)||88|
|Javier Mascherano||LaLiga||CB (CDM)||88|
|Diego Forlan||LaLiga||ST (CF, LW)||88|
|Joe Cole||Premier League||RW (RM, CAM, LW)||87|
|Ivan Cordoba||Serie A||CB||87|
|Hidetoshi Nakata||Serie A||CAM (CM)||87|
|Yaya Toure||Premier League||CDM (CM, CAM)||87|
|Claudio Marchisio||Serie A||CM (CDM, LM)||87|
|Tomas Brolin||Serie A||ST (CAM, CF, RW)||87|
|Harry Kewell||Premier League||LW (LM, CAM)||87|
|Robbie Keane||Premier League||ST (CF)||86|
|Ole Gunnar Solskjaer||Premier League||ST (CF)||86|
|Freddie Ljungberg||Premier League||LM (RM, LW)||86|
|Aleksandr Mostovoi||LaLiga||CAM (LM)||86|
|Jerzy Dudek||Premier League||GK||86|
|Sami Al-Jaber||MBS Pro League||ST (CF)||86|
|Landon Donovan||MLS||CF (RM, CAM, ST)||86|
|Dirk Kuyt||Eredivisie||CAM (CM)||86|
|Sidney Govou||Ligue 1||ST (RM, CF)||86|
|Ji Sung Park||Premier League||LM (RM, LW)||86|
|Wlodzimierz Smolarek||Bundesliga||ST (CF, LW)||86|
|Lars Ricken||Bundesliga||CAM (RM, CF)||85|
|Tim Cahill||Premier League||ST (CM, CAM, CF)||85|
|Clint Dempsey||MLS||CAM (LW)||85|
|Peter Crouch||Premier League||ST (CF)||85|
|Saeed Al Owairan||MBS Pro League||RW (RM, CAM, ST)||85|
World Cup FIFA 23 Heroes
Players will have access to FIFA World Cup FUT Hero cards from November 11, ten days before the real World Cup begins. Similar to Icon Prime Moments cards, the World Cup cards represent a famous performance on the world’s biggest stage, specifically from the FIFA 23 Heroes.
For example, Park Ji-Sung’s World Cup card could be based on his performance in the 2010 group-stage match against Greece. Ji-Sung scored South Korea’s second goal of the game, becoming the first Asian player to score in three consecutive World Cup finals.
FIFA 23 Marvel Heroes
EA has partnered with Marvel to release unique comic book covers for each of the FIFA 23 Heroes. Each hero comes with their own superhero name and costume. Landon Donovan’s cover art features a Captain America-like costume along with ‘The Brave’ as his nickname, whereas Yaya Toure is pictured outside the Etihad Stadium in a bronze costume with green accents – he’s been given the name, ‘The Citadel’.
The collaboration also expands to in-game tifos, kits, and other stadium accessories in FIFA 23 to show off your pride for one of your Heroes. Marvel is going to release a limited edition comic book that contains the art for all of the FIFA 23 Heroes, along with written biographies from Marvel writers.
FIFA 23 Heroes availability
FIFA 23 Heroes are available in Ultimate Team from launch. There were multiple types of Heroes cards in FIFA 22, so we expect to see different versions of these cards as FIFA 23 progresses. The FUT Captain Hero cards in FIFA 22 were released late into the football season, giving each Hero a 90+ rated card to match the game’s current power level.
That’s everything you need to know about the FIFA 23 Heroes. If you’re looking to pair a Hero up with another, current, world-class player, you should check out the FIFA 23 ratings guide. For the best chance at obtaining a FUT Hero in a pack, we have solutions for the Around The World and First XI SBCs, which both offer rare rewards on completion.