FIFA 23 Heroes: World Cup Team 2 Is Live

FUT Heroes are EA Sport's way to bring back former club legends to our teams. We got all hero cards in FIFA 23 for you. Take a look at their base ratings and how the upgraded World Cup versions are changing the game.

FIFA 23 FUT Heroes WC World Cup
All FUT Heroes – and the upgraded World Cup Heroes in FIFA 23. | © EA Sports / EarlyGame

EA Sports included new Heroes in FIFA 23. Here you can see them all. We explain what Heroes can do for your Ultimate Team and how the World Cup versions look like.

FUT Hero Cards In FIFA 23

Ultimate Team Heroes are players who didn't make it to the rank of iconic legends. But they are stars who have made a major impact in their clubs or leagues and are cult... or simply associated with one specific event. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (CL final 1999) and Diego Milito (CL final 2010) are prime examples for this.

FUT Heroes have a unique league-specific chemistry linked to their respective Hero moments. In FUT 23 they contribute two chemistry points for the respective league – so you can use them to push your chem to the max.

For each new FUT Hero in FIFA 23, there will be two versions of their FUT Hero item: a base version and a FIFA World Cup version. The normal version celebrates them for club moments, the upgraded World Cup version celebrates their special international moments.

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The new FUT Heroes in FIFA 23. | © EA Sports

Icon Downgrade for Nakata And Okocha: Only Heroes In FIFA 23

We lost two Icons in FIFA 23, what a shame. Well... not really, not to be disrespectful. Jay-Jay Okocha was ok with his 5-star skills – but nobody was really happy about packing Hidetoshi Nakata. But the two have more impact as Heroes now anyway because Okocha at least pushes Ligue 1 chemistry and Nakata is nice to have in a Serie A squad.

World Cup Hero Release

The base Heroes were in FIFA 23 right from the start. The WC Heroes Team 1 was available in-game from November 11 to November 18. Now Team 2 has found their way into our packs. This one will be available from November 18 to November 25. They will be removed from packs perfectly for the new Black Friday promo.

Pre-order WC Hero Release

Anyone who pre-ordered the FIFA Ultimate Edition by August 21, 2022, will receive a WC Hero – also from November 11. You can find a Hero Pack in your store – but we want to be real with you, the first team of upgraded FUT Heroes did look a LOT better than the current one.

All Heroes in FIFA 23 – World Cup Upgrades

After EA reduced the rarity of Heroes with their massive Hero pack fail, there will be some more and even better Heroes in our packs. Take a look at the upgraded ratings in our table.

Would be awesome to have an even better David Ginola... but maybe we will see another FUT Hero Captains promo later in the FUT season.

FYI, we bolded the FUT Heroes currently available through packs.

GKJerzy Dudek86-PolandPremier League
GKJorge Campos87-MexicoMLS
LB, LWBJoan Capdevilla8688SpainLa Liga
CBIván Córdoba87-ColumbiaSerie A
CBJürgen Kohler89-GermanyBundesliga
CBLúcio8990BrazilSerie A
CB, CDMJavier Mascherano8889ArgentinaLa Liga
CB, CDMRafael Márquez8889MexicoLa Liga
CBRicardo Carvalho8889PortugalLiga Nos
CDM, CM, CAMYaya Toure8789Côte d'IvoirePremier League
CM, CDM, LMClaudio Marchisio8788ItalySerie A
CAM, LM, CFAbedi Pelé89-GhanaLigue 1
CAM, LW, STClint Dempsey85-United StatesMLS
CAM, RM, CFLars Ricken85-GermanyBundesliga
CAM, LMAleksandr Mostovoi86RussiaLa Liga
CAMHidetoshi Nakata8788JapanSerie A
CAM, CMDirk Kuyt8688NetherlandsEredivisie
CAM, RM, STJay-Jay Okocha8889NigeriaPremier League
LM,RM, RWJi Sung Park8687South KoreaPremier League
LM, CAM, ST, LWDavid Ginola89-FranceLigue 1
LM, LWFreddie Ljungberg86-SwedenPremier League
RW, RM, CAM, STSaid Al Owairan8588Saudi ArabiaMBS
RW, RM, CAM, LWJoe Cole87-EnglandPremier League
LW, LM, CAMHarry Kewell8788AustraliaPremier League
CF, RM, CAM, STLandon Donovan86


United StatesMLS
ST, CFMario Gomez85-GermanyBundesliga
ST, CF, CAM, CMTim Cahill85-AustraliaPremier League
ST, CFOle Gunnar Solskjær86-NorwayPremier League
ST, CFRobbie Keane86-Republic of IrelandPremier League
ST, CFDiego Milito88ArgentinaSerie A
ST, CFSami Al-Jaber86-Saudi ArabiaMBS
ST, RM, CFSidney Govou8687FranceLigue 1
ST, CF, LWWlodzimierz Smolarek8688PolandBundesliga
ST, CFPeter Crouch8586EnglandPremier League
ST, CFJean-Pierre Papin8990FranceLigue 1
ST, CF, LWAntonio Di Natale88-ItalySerie A
ST, CF, LWDiego Forlán 8891UruguayLa Liga
ST, CF, RW, CAMTomas Brolin8789SwedenSerie A
ST, CFFernando Morientes89-SpainLa Liga
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World Cup Heroes Full jpg
These are all World Cup Heroes in FIFA 23! | © EA Sports