Classic teams and players are extremely popular among sports fans and FIFA is no different.
More legends will be arriving to FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, but just who could we see added?
Latest news – Petr Čech confirmed as Icon
A full reveal is set for Monday! You can find out how and when to watch it by heading over here!
Eric Cantona confirmed as Icon
The FIFA 21 trailer has dropped, and it had a true ICON voicing it.
Voicing it was Eric Cantona!
EA also released this image, letting us know that the king is returning.
FIFA 21 Icon Types
We expect FIFA 21‘s Icons to follow the same pattern as previous years.
Therefore we expect four different types of Icons to drop:
- Base Icons
- Mid Icons
- Prime Icons
- Prime Moments Icons
Each legend will be given for cards covering each of the above sections, reflecting a different period in each player’s career.
Prime Icon Moments revolve around one particular moment or event in a player’s career.
Samuel Eto’o has been heavily rumoured to make an appearance on FIFA 21.
The Cameroon star represented some of Europe’s biggest clubs including Barcelona, Inter and Chelsea during his playing career.
Eto’o will surely provide blistering pace and lethal finishing should he become an ICON in FUT 21.
FIFA 21 Icons Predictions
We expect 12 new ICONs to arrive on the next game
Below are our five predictions for legends who could be included in FIFA 21.
Franz Beckenbauer (OVR 93)
Franz Beckenbauer last appeared in the FIFA series back in FIFA 17, and we feel the Kaiser is due for a return. Given he is a Bayern Munich legend, a FUT 21 card could be unlikely, with Bayern one of Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer partner clubs.
John Terry (OVR 91)
John Terry is a Chelsea legend through and through, having won the Champions League, five Premier Leagues and five FA Cups during his career with the Blues.
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The current Aston Villa assistant manager would be a great defensive option on Ultimate Team, having last appeared on the game in FIFA 18.
Ashley Cole (OVR 92)
It’s a similar case for fellow Chelsea man Ashley Cole, who retired last season after a 20-year career that spanned 16 trophies and three continents.
With Frank Lampard, Michael Essien, Claude Makelele, Marcel Desailly, Ruud Gullit, Didier Drogba and Gianfranco Zola, the list of Chelsea legends is only set to grow on FIFA 21.
Francesco Totti (OVR 91)
Francesco Totti would be a welcome addition to FIFA Ultimate Team, with the Roma legend one of the most iconic players to wear the number 10 shirt.
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The forward spent his entire career with I Giallorossi, winning one Serie A title, two Copa Italias, and two Supercoppa Italianas.
Nemanja Vidic (OVR 90)
One of the hardest men to play in the Premier League, Nemanja Vidic captained Manchester United to five Premier League titles and a Champions League, forming a solid defensive partnership with FUT ICON Rio Ferdinand.
To read everything we know about FIFA 21 so far, head here.
First FIFA 21 Icons Found?
Well known FUT website and notorious data miner FUT Watch seems to have found TWO new icons in the game’s code that may indicate at future icon releases.
After Title Update #12 was released yesterday, FUT Watch began to explore the code and found icon data for Eric Abidal and Lilian Thuram.
Another user @imSeanFUT1 also commented on the fact that Vidic was there from the start but hasn’t been released.
Perhaps this has something to do with the rapidly approaching UEFA European Football Championship this summer?
To find out more about these potential new Icons, head here.
More from South America?
After the addition of the Copa Libertadores on FIFA 20, Argentine legend Juan Riquelme became an ICON in FIFA Ultimate Team.
Could EA add more for FIFA 21?
Here’s a suggestion from each of the South American countries:
Argentina: Carlos Tevez
Bolivia: Oscar Sanchez
Chile: Ivan Zamorano
Colombia: Carlos Valderrama
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Ecuador: Ivan Hurtado
Paraguay: Roque Santa Cruz
Peru: Claudio Pizarro
Uruguay: Diego Forlan
Venezuela: Juan Arango
READ MORE: Everything you need to know about FIFA 21 Career Mode
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Ernestina Saenz Salcido is a reporter for News Lair. She mostly writes on her free time about gadgets and tech news. When she’s not working she takes care of her 2 daughters.