FIFA 19 Ultimate Team: What Icons are in the new game and how do you get them?

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More than a dozen new legendary players have been added to this year's FIFA, including England midfield duo Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard

The World Cup expansion for FIFA 18 allowed many gamers to get their hands on the most elusive players in FIFA Ultimate Team, ICONs from the history of football.

Introduced in FIFA 14 as Legends, ICONs have become some of the best and most popular players in FIFA Ultimate Team, and FIFA 19 promises to be no different.

Each ICON has three different versions, the highest rated of which is the player's Prime ICON i.e. when they were at their peak during their playing career. For example, new ICON Steven Gerrard has an 89-rated edition for 2000/01, a 91-rated version for 2004-2006 and a latter-era Liverpool captain card with an overall score of 86.

A host of new ICONs have been announced for FIFA 19, with these legends of the game set to be included alongside some of the best players from past editions of FIFA.


What new ICONs are in FIFA 19?


England midfielder Frank Lampard has also been added to FIFA 19, along with Gerrard, with many eagled-eyed Liverpool fans pointing out that EA Sports have given the former Reds captain a high rating of 91 compared to Lampard's 90 overall score.

Ultimate Team players can strengthen their frontline with the additions of Johan Cruyff, Eusebio and Raul, as well as Brazil legends Rivaldo and Socrates. Claude Makelele is sure to be a popular option in central midfield, with his French nationality allowing him to have good chemistry with the winners of the 2018 World Cup and help build hybrid teams.

Italy's recent history is represented by Gennaro Gattuso, Roberto Baggio and Fabio Cannavaro, while Clarence Seedorf's all-round attacking stats make him an interesting proposition for FIFA 19.

Former Manchester United and Northern Ireland icon George Best is included, as well as the likes of Michael Ballack and Luis Figo. 

These new ICONs will take their places in Ultimate Team alongside many legendary players from previous editions, who are set to be included once again this year.


How can I get ICONs in FIFA 19?


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There are numerous ways to add ICONs to your Ultimate Team, but they will still be difficult to acquire in FIFA 19 due to their high ratings and ability to generate good chemistry links with players of any league or nationality.

The most straightforward way to get ICONs is on the Transfer Market, where other gamers have put their players up for sale. These can sometimes cost a lot of in-game coins, especially for the top-rated legends.

ICONs can be opened in packs from the Store. These packs can be bought with in-game currency or else FIFA Points, but the chances of pulling an ICON or a very highly rated player are usually low. You just have to be lucky, or patient, or both!

Prime ICONs are now all available from the very start of the season and are available both in packs and through Squad Building Challenges (SBCs). Versions found in packs are sellable on the Transfer Market, while SBC rewards are untradeable and often require multiple special cards (Team of the Week, Man of the Match, etc.) to be submitted to complete their challenges.


Full list of FIFA 19 ICONs and ratings


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Player OVR POS PAC SHO PAS DRI DEF PHY
Cruyff 94 CF 91 92 91 94 42 73
Eusebio 93 CF 94 94 86 93 45 79
Best 93 RW 93 91 84 94 58 71
Baresi 93 CB 70 49 76 72 95 82
Baggio 93 CAM 86 84 92 92 40 61
Rivaldo 92 LW 87 91 88 92 44 78
Van Nistelrooy 92 ST 86 91 74 85 37 82
Giggs 92 LM 90 80 90 90 44 67
Moore 92 CB 68 64 83 78 93 85
Raul 92 CF 88 92 82 90 47 75
Figo 92 RW 92 88 89 92 41 80
Cannavaro 92 CB 80 43 63 68 95 85
Stoichkov 92 ST 92 93 86 92 50 86
Lineker 92 ST 88 91 73 86 36 76
Butragueno 92 ST 94 90 80 92 41 68
Klose 91 ST 88 88 76 82 41 80
Seedorf 91 CAM 80 87 90 88 68 82
Trezeguet 91 ST 81 92 70 82 45 80
Ballack 91 CM 81 90 88 83 80 86
Gerrard 91 CM 77 90 90 85 77 84
Socrates 91 CAM 84 90 91 90 45 84
Hierro 91 CB 73 68 76 70 93 87
Scholes 91 CM 72 87 91 80 64 82
Nedved 91 LM 85 88 90 90 60 80
Zola 90 CF 86 91 88 91 43 63
Veron 90 CM 76 85 90 85 77 85
Vieri 90 ST 83 91 74 83 40 84
Keane 90 CM 72 71 85 81 87 89
Lampard 90 CM 74 90 88 84 73 82
Makelele 90 CDM 80 50 78 80 88 88
Campbell 89 CB 80 45 60 54 90 90
Gattuso 89 CDM 73 65 72 73 91 89
Nakata 88 CM 85 84 86 87 62 65

Goalkeeper ICONs

Player OVR POS DIV HAN KIC REF SPD POS
Lehmann 90 GK 87 91 86 86 57 90

Note: The ratings above are for the Prime version

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