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FIFA 20 Icons revealed: Players, ratings & full list of new FUT legends

8:15 AM EDT 9/12/19
Pep Guardiola Didier Drogba Zinedine Zidane
A fresh batch of 15 new icons will appear on FIFA 20, adding to an illustrious group that already contains the likes of Pele and Diego Maradona

EA Sport has unveiled the group of legends who will be included for the first time in the upcoming release of FIFA 20 and its ever-popular FUT mode.

The class of 2020 has been cut from the incredible 30 new icons who were added for the FIFA 2019 release, including Johann Cruyff, George Best and Raul, and will be added to a pool of all-time greats that will now number 84.

While there is no-one to match the excellence of Pele and Diego Maradona, whose best cards see them with ratings of 98 and 97 respectively, there are plenty of new faces that fans of the game are sure to get excited about.

  • Zinedine Zidane France Brazil World Cup 98

    Zinedine Zidane – France – FUT Icon Ratings: 91 | 96 | 94

    Card 1 | 91 | CM
    84 PAC 90 DRI
    86 SHO 73 DEF
    91 PAS 81 PHY

    Card 2 | 96 | CAM
    83 PAC 94 DRI
    91 SHO 75 DEF
    95 PAS 85 PHY

    Card 3 | 94 | CAM
    82 PAC 92 DRI
    90 SHO 72 DEF
    93 PAS 83 PHY

    Undoubtedly the best player of his generation, he was known for his ability to perform on the big stage. His headed double allowed France to pick up their first World Cup in 1998, while he scored one of the all-time great goals in the 2002 Champions League final. He attained legendary status with his country, but also with Juventus and Real Madrid, where he is currently head coach.

  • Pep Guardiola Barcelona 1994

    Pep Guardiola – Spain – FUT Icon Ratings: 90 | 87 | 85

    Card 1 | 90 | CDM
    78 PAC 81 DRI
    65 SHO 88 DEF
    88 PAS 83 PHY

    Card 2 | 87 | CDM
    78 PAC 79 DRI
    65 SHO 85 DEF
    82 PAS 78 PHY

    Card 3 | 85 | CDM
    75 PAC 76 DRI
    65 SHO 85 DEF
    82 PAS 77 PHY

    For many modern football fans, Guardiola is best known as the coach who has brought a string of trophies to Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City with unceasing excellence, yet he was also an impressive player in his day. A stylish midfielder with Barca, he epitomised their philosophy of tiki-taka, which he has subsequently turned into an art form in the dugout.

  • Ronald Koeman, Barcelona

    Ronald Koeman – Netherlands – FUT Icon Ratings : 88 | 91 | 85

    Card 1 | 88 | CB
    77 PAC 79 DRI
    86 SHO 87 DEF
    86 PAS 83 PHY

    Card 2 | 91 | CB
    75 PAC 80 DRI
    88 SHO 90 DEF
    89 PAS 86 PHY

    Card 3 | 85 | CB
    67 PAC 76 DRI
    84 SHO 86 DEF
    87 PAS 82 PHY

    The man who secured Barcelona their first ever European Cup with a trademark free-kick against Sampdoria at Wembley, the Dutchman was actually a defender but was known for his abilities from set-pieces. He scored at least 10 goals in six consecutive seasons at Camp Nou but is perhaps best remembered in England as the man who prevented the Three Lions from reaching World Cup 1994 with a crucial goal for his country.

  • Michael Essien West Ham v Chelsea Premier League 11092010

    Michael Essien – Ghana – FUT Icon Ratings : 85 | 90 | 87

    Card 1 | 85 | CDM
    83 PAC 78 DRI
    72 SHO 85 DEF
    75 PAS 87 PHY

    Card 2 | CDM | 90
    85 PAC 82 DRI
    76 SHO 90 DEF
    81 PAS 90 PHY

    Card 3 | CDM | 87
    77 PAC 80 DRI
    71 SHO 86 DEF
    80 PAS 85 PHY

    The potential that Essien showed while with Lyon was fully realised when he moved to the Premier League with Chelsea, where he would stay for nine years. Noted for his power, the Ghana star also popped up with important goal-scoring contributions as he helped the Blues to a couple of Premier League titles and a Champions League.

  • Gianluca Zambrotta Italy 2006

    Gianluca Zambrotta – Italy – FUT Icon Ratings : 89 | 86 | 87

    Card 1 | 89 | RB
    90 PAC 85 DRI
    72 SHO 88 DEF
    84 PAS 86 PHY

    Card 2 | 86 | RWB
    91 PAC 84 DRI
    72 SHO 82 DEF
    82 PAS 84 PHY

    Card 3 | 87 | LB
    87 PAC 82 DRI
    70 SHO 86 DEF
    82 PAS 85 PHY

    Undoubtedly the highlight of the career of Zambrotta was his outstanding performances at the 2006 World Cup, where he was a member of the Italy defence that conceded only twice as they stormed to the title. The versatile defensive player won a couple of Serie A titles with Juventus, while he had spells at Barcelona and AC Milan, where he picked up another Scudetto.

  • Kenny Dalglish Liverpool

    Kenny Dalglish – Scotland – FUT Icon Ratings: 87 | 92 | 90

    Card 1 | 87 | ST
    87 PAC 88 DRI
    88 SHO 40 DEF
    74 PAS 70 PHY

    Card 2 | 92 | ST 
    90 PAC 90 DRI
    92 SHO 41 DEF
    77 PAS 73 PHY

    Card 3 | CF | 90
    87 PAC 89 DRI
    90 SHO 42 DEF
    79 PAS 71 PHY

    An icon with Liverpool, Celtic and Scotland, 'King Kenny' is considered one of the greatest players ever for the three teams he turned out for. It was at Anfield that he hit his peak, the driving force behind the Reds as they dominated both English and European football. A three-time European Cup winner and the record caps holder for his nation with 102.

  • John Barnes England

    John Barnes – England – FUT Icon Ratings: 89 | 87 | 86

    Card 1 | LW | 89
    90 PAC 91 DRI
    87 SHO 45 DEF
    85 PAS 85 PHY

    Card 2 | 87 | LW
    88 PAC 87 DRI
    83 SHO 40 DEF
    82 PAS 82 PHY

    Card 3 | 86 | CAM
    82 PAC 87 DRI
    83 SHO 61 DEF
    86 PAS 84 PHY

    Although Barnes’ career never hit the heights that it might have managed due to injury, the Englishman is still recognised as one of the great players of his time. He possessed great trickery, which was evident after his turn of speed was affected by his physical problems. A legend at both Watford and Liverpool.

  • Ian Wright Arsenal 1993

    Ian Wright – England – FUT Icon Ratings: 85 | 89 | 87

    Card 1 | 85 | ST
    91 PAC 79 DRI
    86 SHO 40 DEF
    66 PAS 74 PHY

    Card 2 | 89 | ST
    89 PAC 82 DRI
    90 SHO 41 DEF
    70 PAS 77 PHY

    Card 3 | 87 | ST
    85 PAC 82 DRI
    89 SHO 40 DEF
    69 PAS 75 PHY

    Before Thierry Henry, Arsenal’s record goal scorer was Ian Wright. He was a simply brilliant predator, who helped the club to both domestic success and silverware in Europe as the Gunners picked up the Cup Winners’ Cup. In 288 appearances for the Highbury side, he scored 185 times, despite arriving in the professional game as a latecomer.

  • Ian Rush | Liverpool

    Ian Rush – Wales – FUT Icon Ratings : 87 | 91 | 89

    Card 1 | 87 | ST
    86 PAC 83 DRI
    88 SHO 41 DEF
    70 PAS 79 PHY

    Card 2 | 91 | ST
    86 PAC 86 DRI
    92 SHO 45 DEF
    72 PAS 81 PHY

    Card 3 | 89 | ST
    83 PAC 85 DRI
    90 SHO 44 DEF
    72 PAS 80 PHY

    One of the legendary figures of Liverpool’s dominant side of the 1980s, he was a prolific marksman, winning the European Golden Boot thanks to his exploits in the 1983-84 campaign. He won a string of trophies at Anfield, including a European Cup, five league titles and three FA Cups. Had a brief stint with Juventus before returning to the Reds but did not quite enjoy the same success a second time around.

  • Hugo Sanchez

    Hugo Sanchez – Mexico – FUT Icon Ratings : 89 | 92 | 87

    Card 1 | 89 | ST
    90 PAC 88 DRI
    88 SHO 41 DEF
    78 PAS 70 PHY

    Card 2 | 92 | ST
    92 PAC 90 DRI
    93 SHO 44 DEF
    81 PAS 75 PHY

    Card 3 | 87 | ST
    88 PAC 85 DRI
    88 SHO 43 DEF
    78 PAS 70 PHY

    In a seven-year stint with Real Madrid from 1985-1992, he became one of the club’s greatest ever scorers. He netted 208 times in 282 appearances for Los Blancos – a rate that the likes of only Cristiano Ronaldo, Alfredo Di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas can better. Started his career with UNAM before his move to Spain and finished it with Club America.

  • Garrincha Brazil

    Garrincha – Brazil – FUT Icon Ratings : 94 | 90 | 92

    Card 1 | 90 | RW
    90 PAC 96 DRI
    87 SHO 41 DEF
    94 PAS 68 PHY

    Card 2 | 90 | RW
    90 PAC 93 DRI
    83 SHO 41 DEF
    88 PAS 67 PHY

    Card 3 | 92 | RW
    90 PAC 94 DRI
    86 SHO 41 DEF
    92 PAS 67 PHY

    Regarded by Pele, no less, as one of the greatest players of all-time, Garrincha perfectly embodies the free-flowing Brazilian spirit. He played a critical role as the Selecao won their first World Cups in 1958 and 1962, and Brazil never lost a match in which he and ‘O Rei’ played. He is remembered for his sensational dribbling ability. Unfortunately, his career was dogged by mental health problems, preventing him from reaching an even greater level.

  • Didier Drogba Chelsea 2011-12

    Didier Drogba – Ivory Coast – FUT Icon Ratings : 87 | 91 | 89

    Card 1 | 87 | ST
    88 PAC 80 DRI
    87 SHO 43 DEF
    71 PAS 86 PHY

    Card 2 | 91 | ST
    90 PAC 82 DRI
    92 SHO 47 DEF
    77 PAS 90 PHY

    Card 3 | ST | 89
    85 PAC 80 DRI
    90 SHO 46 DEF
    75 PAS 88 PHY

    One of the greatest African players of all time, it took Drogba time to make his breakthrough on the biggest stage with Marseille, having previously turned out for Le Mans and Guingamp. From there, though, his career only accelerated with a move to Chelsea, where his bustling style made him a player beloved at Stamford Bridge. Fittingly scored the penalty that secured the club’s maiden Champions League title.

  • Carlos Alberto

    Carlos Alberto Torres – Brazil – FUT Icon Ratings : 90 | 93 | 87

    Card 1 | 90 | RB
    90 PAC 83 DRI
    63 SHO 87 DEF
    80 PAS 84 PHY

    Card 2 | 93 | RB
    90 PAC 86 DRI
    66 SHO 90 DEF
    81 PAS 87 PHY

    Card 3 | 87 | CB
    82 PAC 80 DRI
    62 SHO 88 DEF
    80 PAS 83 PHY

    Another Brazil star to encapsulate ‘o jogo bonito’, Carlos Alberto was ostensibly a defender but was a player who loved to get forward. Indeed, he set the framework for the modern full-back, which is best typified by his incredible goal in the 1970 World Cup final, when he completed a brilliant team move that is rightfully remembered as one of the greatest of all time.

  • HD Andrea Pirlo Italy

    Andrea Pirlo – Italy – FUT Icon Ratings : 90 | 92 | 88

    Card 1 | 90 | CM
    75 PAC 90 DRI
    79 SHO 68 DEF
    93 PAS 65 PHY

    Card 2 | 92 | CM
    73 PAC 91 DRI
    80 SHO 71 DEF
    95 PAS 67 PHY

    Card 3 | 88 | CM
    70 PAC 90 DRI
    79 SHO 66 DEF
    91 PAS 64 PHY

    No Pirlo, no party? That’s certainly going to be the case with FIFA 20 as the elegant playmaker graduates to Icon status for the first time. The deep-lying midfielder is known for his incredible range of passing, his exemplary technique and his ability to deliver a Panenka penalty under the most intense of pressure. In an era dominated by pace and power, Pirlo reminded fans that football could be an artform too.

  • Kaka AC Milan

    Kaka - Brazil - FUT Icon Ratings: 87 | 91 | 89

    Card 1 | 87 | CAM
    88 PAC 90 DRI
    80 SHO 41 DEF
    83 PAS 67 PHY

    Card 2 | 92 | CAM
    91 PAC 92 DRI
    86 SHO 44 DEF
    88 PAS 73 PHY

    Card 3 | 88 | CAM
    85 PAC 90 DRI
    82 SHO 43 DEF
    87 PAS 70 PHY

    Brazil legend and 2007 Ballon d'Or winner Kaka will feature in FIFA as an Icon for the first time after hanging up his boots in 2017. An AC Milan and Real Madrid hero, the attacking playmaker is equipped with searing pace and plenty of dribbling ability, which means he will be a tantalising prospect to play with in FIFA 20.