FIFA 23 WC Icons Team 3 Is Live Now

Icons are the dream in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team. They have awesome stats and are the backbone and superstars on many teams. Here you can find the complete list of all Icons in FIFA 23. The World Cup Icon Team 3 is live!

FIFA 23 Icons
All Icons in FIFA 23. The World Cup versions will be awesome... | © EA Sports / EarlyGame

Everyone loves Icons in Ultimate Team. Everyone wants to play with them in FIFA. And everyone wants to flex with those legends. Icons have been one of the mode's biggest highlights for as long as they existed.

Icons never really disappoint. We'll show you what chemistry the Icons have now, what new Icons have been added for FIFA 23 and what we can expect for the World Cup in FUT.

What Are FUT Icons?

Icons are some of the strongest cards in FIFA Ultimate Team – not only because of their wonderful stats, but also because they push your chemistry to the limit. Well, almost... because Icons in FIFA 23's new chemistry system aren't as good as they were in previous years. They only give chemistry by nation because they don't have a league. So, the FUT Heroes are better (in terms of chemistry) than Icons in FIFA 23. Sometimes you're really lost, EA...


The rarity of Icons hasn't changed, though. You need a lot of luck to pack one of these. Icons come in different versions that are released throughout the year.

FUT Icons Release: Prime And Moments

The different versions of the Icons differ not only in their overall rating, but also in the time when they are released in Ultimate Team. While Base and Mid are already available at the launch of FIFA, the best versions are released post-launch.

  • Base Icons (FIFA Launch)
  • Mid Icons (FIFA Launch)
  • WC Icons (November 25)
  • Prime Icons (Mid-December)
  • Moments Icons (April 2023)

New Icons in FIFA 23

There are three new Icons in FIFA 23. And sadly, we also lost some this year. You can see the removed Icons further down.

POS.PLAYERNATIONALITY

BASE OVR

MID OVRPRIME OVRMOMENTS / CAMPAIGN OVR
STGerd MüllerGermany899294
RWJairzinhoBrazil889092
CDMXabi AlonsoSpain878990


All Icons In FIFA 23 – With WC Versions And Leaks

On their official website, EA Sports have announced the "Class of 23". If you're really making the effort of going through every line in the list, you can count a total of 98 Icons. Here you can see all of them. The Icons are also not excluded from the new position system. Their positions can sometimes change, depending on their version. The stars are listed like in EA's picture below the table.

World Cup Icons Release

For the World Cup, we get extra Icons. Cafu and Patrick Vieira were the first ones to be released as part of the WC swaps event. Big W, EA! The WC Icons Team 1 dropped on November, 25. Team 2 was released on December, 2.

We even got a third Team on December 9!


We bolded the ratings of all the released Icons. Hristo Stoichkov is leaked and will be added as SBC.

POS.PLAYERNATIONBASE OVRMID OVRWC OVRPRIME OVR

MOMENTS OVR

RB, RWBCafúBrazil88909293
GKIker CasillasSpain87899192
CF, CAM, STRoberto BaggioItaly89919293
CM, CDMMichael BallackGermany86

89

91

CB, CDMFranco BaresiItaly88

91

93
CAM, CM LWJohn BarnesEngland868789
CM, RMDavid BeckhamEngland878992
CF, CAM, STDennis BergkampNetherlands

87

9092
RW, RM, CAM, LWGeorge BestEngland889093
CB, CAMLaurent Blanc

France

85899091
CF, STEmilio ButraguenoSpain87909192

CB

Sol CampbellEngland858789
CB, RBFabio CannavaroItaly87899192
CF, STEric CantonaFrance889093
RB, RWB, CBCarles PuyolSpain86909192
CB, RBCarlos AlbertoBrazil879093

GK

Petr Cech

Czech Republic

86

88

9091
LB, LWBAshley ColeEngland858789
ST, CFHernán CrespoArgentina85878990
CF, STJohan CruyffNetherlands89

91

9294
STKenny DalglishScotland87909192

CF, CAM, ST

Alessandro Del PieroItaly879092
CB, CDMMarcel DesaillyFrance878891
ST, CFDidier DrogbaIvory Coast87899091
CDM, CMMichael EssienGhana858790
ST, CFSamuel Eto'oCameroon8790

91

92
CF, STEusébioPortugal89919293

CB

Rio FerdinandEngland858890
CB, CDMFernando HierroSpain868991
RW, RMGarrinchaBrazil90929394
CM, CDM, RMGennaro GattusoItaly8587

89

CDM, CMSteven GerrardEngland868991
CM, CB, CFRuud Gullit

Netherlands

869093
CAMGheorghe HagiRomania858990

91

STThierry HenryFrance879093
STLuis HernándezMexico85878890
CAMKakáBrazil878991
CMRoy KeaneIreland8688

90

STMiroslav KloseGermany87899091
STPatrick KluivertNetherlands868891

CB

Ronald KoemanNetherlands858891
LB, CDM, RBPhilipp LahmGermany878991
CMFrank LampardEngland868890

ST

Henrik LarssonSweden868790
CF, LW, CAMMichael LaudrupDenmark85899091
STGary LinekerEngland87899092

CF, CAM

Jari LitmanenFinland858890
CAM, RWLuís FigoPortugal88909192
RM, CDMClaude MakéléléFrance858790

LB, CB

Paolo MaldiniItaly889294
CB, CDM, CMLothar MatthäusGermany88919293

CB

Bobby MooreEngland87899192

LM

Pavel NedvědCzech Republic868991

CB

Alessandro NestaItaly889092
STMichael OwenEngland868891
CF, CAMPelé

Brazil

91959698
LB, CDMEmmanuel PetitFrance85888990
LM, CAM, RMRobert PirèsFrance858891
CMAndrea PirloItaly889092
CF, STFerenc Puskás

Hungary

899294
CF, STRaúl González BlancoSpain868892
CDM, CBFrank RijkaardNetherlands868890
CAMRiquelmeArgentina

87

8991
CAM, CF, LWRivaldoBrazil879092
LBRoberto CarlosBrazil86889091
CAM, LW, CFRonaldinhoBrazil899194
ST, CFRonaldoBrazil90949596
CAM, CF, ST, LWWayne RooneyEngland868891
CAMRui CostaPortugal858890
ST, CFIan RushWales878991
ST, CFHugo SánchezMexico878992

GK

Peter Schmeichel

Denmark869092
CM, CDM, CAMPaul ScholesEngland87

89

91
LM, CM, RM, LWBastian SchweinsteigerGermany87899091

CM, CDM, RM, CAM

Clarence Seedorf

Netherlands858891
ST, CFAlan ShearerEngland878991
ST, CF, RWAndriy Shevchenko

Ukraine

86889091
CAMSócratesBrazil878991
ST, CF, LW, LMHristo Stoichkov

Bulgaria

87909192
ST, CFDavor ŠukerCroatia85878890
ST, CFFernando TorresSpain858891
ST, CFDavid TrezeguetFrance868991
ST, CFMarco van BastenNetherlands899193

GK

Edwin van der SarNetherlands878991
ST, CFRuud van NistelrooyNetherlands86

90

92
ST, LM, CFRobin van PersieNetherlands87899091
CM, CDMJuan Sebastián VerónArgentina868890

CB

Nemanja VidićSerbia858890
CM, CDM

Patrick Vieira

France86889091
ST, CFChristian VieriItaly868890
ST, CFIan Wright

England

858789
CM, CDMXaviSpain889093

GK

Lev YashinRussia899194
RB, RWB, LB, LWB, RMGianluca ZambrottaItaly86878889
LB, LWB, LM, RB, RWB, CMJavier ZanettiArgentina878892
CM, CAM, LMZinedine Zidane

France

91949596
CF, STGianfranco ZolaItaly858790
FIFA 23 Alle Icons
All Icons featured in FIFA 23! | © EA Sports

Removed Icons In FIFA 23

In comparison to the Icons in FIFA 22, we will have a few less in FIFA 23. Out of 105 Icons, the list drops to 98. But don't worry, you tryhards can still play Ruud Gullit, Pelé or Eusébio. Most Icons we have to live without in FIFA 23, weren't found in meta squads anyway. These Icons are not in FIFA 23 anymore:

In case you missed it: Nakata and Okocha are still in the game – but as FUT Heroes.

The Best Icons In FIFA 23

In case you're already lucky with your packs in October or November, you can be hyped for former offensive monsters like Ronaldinho, Ronaldo (R9), Zinedine Zidane or Eusébio. In defense, players like Paolo Maldini, Sol Campbell or Marcel Desailly are amongst the most popular Icons. After all, it's mainly pace that counts here. These Icons also make your opponents quit in FIFA 23.

The best all-rounder is Ruud Gullit once again. Not only his stats show that, but he can also be played as a CB, CM or a CF. Perfection. Check out the best cheap Icons.

New Icon Swaps & SBCs

Icon Swaps and Icon SBCs are two other ways to get some Icons for free, or at least relatively cheap. Not much can be said about the Squad Building Challenges – you probably already know the system. At irregular intervals during the FIFA year, EA Sports releases Icon SBCs that can be used to get Icons. Frank Rijkaard and Samuel Eto'o were among the first ones this year.

Even more interesting are the Icon Swaps, because with them, you can unlock these players completely for free. Just a quick explanation: You can play matches in different game modes, complete tasks and collect tokens, which you can exchange for Icons or packs.


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