Definition of Icons (FIFA video game)

EA Sports' FIFA series is one of the most popular in the world, consistently selling millions with each release. A large part of this draw is the mode called "Ultimate Team", which allows players to build their own teams. They do this based on an in-game system of buying players and opening "packs" with players in them.

What is the meaning of the term Icons, when it comes to the popular football video game?One of the favourite features for FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) players was introduced in 2014 and called "Legends". These players were those who had retired, but would be remade in-game as their prime selves. Ruud Gullit, Paolo Maldini and Pele were just a few of these.

Since then, the "Legends" have been renamed as "Icons" and the list has expanded to include a large number of former greats. The latest additions to the roster include Eric Cantona, Ashley Cole, Petr Cech, Xavi, Fernando Torres and Philip Lahm among others.

Icon Cards are some of the rarest and best cards in the game, and are highly desired from players. After all, who wouldn't want to have a team made of the greatest players from the last 30 years or beyond? With the latest announcement of David Beckham as the ambassador for FIFA 21 on next-gen consoles, he has also been added to the Icon roster. This brings the total number of Icons for the game up to 99.