FIFA 23 Icons list and leaks

If last year was anything to go by, there could be over 100 FIFA 23 Icons in the game to help build your Ultimate Team filled with the best retired players

FIFA 23 icons: Thierry Henry's Prime Moments card looks directly into the camera as it rains

Want to know which players make up the FIFA 23 Icons list? Exclusive to Ultimate Team, Icons are the best players to have ever graced the sport. All Icons have four cards released throughout the game, each one representing a different period of the player’s career. Ultimate Team has strict team-building rules to stop players from assembling any team, but Icons don’t have any restrictions at all, being able to slot easily into any team. No matter who you pair them up with, as long as they’re in the correct position, Icons will always be on a minimum of five chemistry.

EA is adding new players to the FIFA 23 Icons list this year, and we expect the same players from last year to feature too. There have been some great candidates for Icon cards that have retired in the last year or so, and there are a number of players from the ‘80s, ‘90s, and ‘00s that haven’t joined the football game yet. Here are the players we believe could be coming to the FIFA 23 Icons roster later this year.

Confirmed FIFA 23 Icons

EA hasn’t revealed any new Icons coming to FIFA 23 just yet. We do know about the latest FIFA 23 Heroes coming to the game, including Ricardo Carvalho, Park Ji-Sung, and Yaya Tourè.

This year, Heroes are going to receive a special World Cup version of their cards which represent a famous performance at the tournament. These World Cup cards haven’t been confirmed for any of the FIFA 23 Icons, but it would seem like a missed opportunity when you look at all of the Icons EA has to pick from.

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FIFA 23 Icon leaks

Though the fully-fledged version of FIFA may be completely different to its mobile counterpart, both games are developed by separate teams within EA which means they share some similarities. FIFA Online 4 uses the same licences as FIFA 22, including the likenesses of individual Icons. The mobile version also receives updates with new players much earlier than its older sibling, including brand new Icons which haven’t yet been confirmed for FIFA 23.

Last year, FIFA Online 4 added nine Icons, two of which ended up joining FIFA 22’s batch of Icons. This heavily suggests that some of the Icons added to the mobile game could make their way to FIFA 23 later this year. Known FIFA insider, DonkTrading, has posted a list on Twitter of the Icons that have been added to FIFA Online 4 this year.

FIFA 22 saw a record low number of Icons added to the sports game, which was most likely due to the addition of heroes which introduced 19 new players to the game. It’s also worth looking at the Icons added to the mobile game back in 2021 to add to the list of potential cards:

  • Gabriel Batistuta
  • Lucio
  • Park Ji Sung
  • Jaap Stam
  • Cha Bum-kun
  • Diego Forlan
  • Wesley Sneidjer

FIFA 23 icons: Robert Pires staring at a football player in the distance

FIFA 23 Icon predictions

There are plenty of players who have decided to hang up their boots this season that could become Icons in FIFA 23. Judging by the recent Heroes, the standards to become an Icon appear to have risen considerably compared to the years prior. Here are some of the footballers who retired over the 2021/2022 season, who could be considered good enough for Icon status:

  • Sergio Aguero
  • Carlos Tevez
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Javi Garcia

And that’s everything we know about the Icons set to join FIFA 23. Don’t forget to check out our list of the best upcoming games to find more heavy hitters like this one. If you’re fixated on FIFA 23, definitely give our FIFA 23 early access and FIFA 23 crossplay guides a read to get the latest information.