FIFA 23: These Prime Icons Have Been Released

At the end of December the time has finally come: The first Prime Icons were released in FIFA 23. R9, Pelé and Co can now be played in their best version in Ultimate Team.

FIFA 23 Prime Icons
Ronaldo und Pelé Prime Icon sind ab sofort in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team verfügbar. | © EA / EG

There is a lot going on in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team: Besides the token swaps of the new Winter Wildcard Promo and the corresponding SBC's, EA Sports has released the first Prime Icons. Theoretically you can now get Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos or Pelé in the packs. The probability of packing R9 is incredibly low. We're looking forward to the first Prime Icon Gamble SBC, but I know my luck, I'll pack Jari Litmanen.

FIFA 23: Prime Icons Released

Some of the best cards in the game are now live. If you have a lot of coins you can already play endgame cards. Prime Icon Ronaldo costs more than 9 million coins, yes, have a good night. That makes the 98 OVR Pelé look really cheap at 5.6 million. I also really don't know if R9 is worth almost twice as much as Pelé. In that case I'd rather play Pelé and invest the remaining coins in other players than buy a single R9.

FIFA 23: These Are The Best Prime Icons

Ronaldo, Pelé and Gullit are the best Prime Icons in FIFA 23, we all agree on that. But also Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldinho or Johann Cruyff are insanely expensive. Here are the best FIFA 23 Prime Icons for each position:


Edwin van der Saar

Paolo MaldiniItalyCB, LB1.600.000
Carlos Alberto Torres
BrazilRB, RWB, CB
Rio Ferdinand
Roberto CarlosBrazilLB, LWB
Patrick VieiraFranceCM1.820.000
Ruud GullitNetherlandsCF, ST, CAM, CM
RonaldinhoBrazilLW, LM, CAM
Zinedine ZidaneFranceCAM, CM
Johan CruyffNetherlandsCF, ST
EusébioPortugalCF, ST
PeléBrazilCF, ST, CAM
RonaldoBrazilST, CF

We saw on Twitter that someone got Ronaldo in a 7.5k preview pack, you can't make this stuff up. How do you get that lucky? The guy has definitely already achieved everything in FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 Icon SBCs

At the moment you can also complete two really cheap Icon SBCs. Jairzinho Mid Icon costs just under 1 million coins and is one of the best right wingers in FIFA 23. Paolo Maldini Baby Icon is probably the best defender in the price range around 200,000 coins, if you only have a little bit of fodder in your club then you should definitely complete these SBCs.

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