FIFA 23: All confirmed FUT Heroes

A new crop of heroes.

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FIFA 23 will be the last game EA Sports puts out under the FIFA branding. Because of that, the team plans to go big this year with all kinds of content across its modes. Not only will they be adding in things like crossplay, but we’re also getting both the Men’s and Women’s World Cup in the game together for the first time. As part of those celebrations, FIFA Ultimate Team is getting a new host of FUT Heroes that come with an important twist for players looking to build their dream team. Let’s take a look at all of the Heroes confirmed for FIFA 23 and what changes you can expect when the World Cup rolls around in November.

Every new FUT Hero for FIFA 23

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EA Sports dropped the FIFA 23 reveal trailer on July 20. They also released the official site, which includes the first info we have on the new FUT Heroes. Perhaps the biggest name included in the first batch of announcements is Yaya Toure. The Ivorian striker made a name for himself with Manchester City, helping the team hoist its first Premier League trophy in 44 years in 2012.

South Korean Park Ji-Sung has also made the list. A fixture in the Manchester United midfield during the aughts, Park is well-known for his prodigious speed and tireless motor. Porto and Chelsea legend Ricardo Carvalho is also joining the group, as his Champions League-winning season in Portugal quickly made him a household name before his successful move to the Premier League.

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On July 25, EA Sports announced that Italian club Juventus is returning to FIFA after several years of being called Piemonte Calcio. As part of that announcement, EA revealed that Claudio Marchisio, a star midfielder who played with the club from his youth football days until his penultimate season, is also going to be joining FIFA 23 as a FUT Hero.

August 15 gave us our first look at a new American FUT Hero. Landon Donovan will be joining Clint Dempsey in FIFA 23, which makes sense when you consider how integral Donovan was to the national team for so many years. With this being a World Cup season, it’s only right to include the USMNT’s all-time leader in assists and goals (tied with Dempsey).

On August 16, EA Sports added even more Heroes to the list with Diego Forlan. The Uruguayan striker spent time at Villarreal and Atletico Madrid while banging home over 250 career goals for club and country. Alongside Forlan, EA announced Lucio, one of Brazil’s favorite centerbacks, Mexico’s do-everything player Rafa Marquez, and the versatile Argentinian midfielder Javier Mascherano are joining FIFA 23.

August 17 added even more Heroes to the mix. This time, EA Sports dropped the news that Peter Crouch, Tomas Brolin, Harry Kewell, Govou Sidney, Jean Pierre Papin, and Dirk Kuyt. August 18 brought another batch of Heroes, including a few former Icons. This time, Jay-Jay Okocha, Hidetoshi Nakata, Rudi Völler, Saeed Al-Owairan, Wlodzimierz Smolarek, and Joan Capdevila have been announced.

EA Sports promises more players to come as we near the September 30 release date. The initial blog post doesn’t make it completely clear if Heroes from FIFA 22 will be making a comeback, but we will list them, along with all of the new Heroes, below for your benefit. We also now have all of the new Heroes ratings, which we’ll include.

New FUT Heroes

  • Diego Forlan – 91 OVR ST
  • Rudi Völler – 91 OVR ST
  • Jean Pierre Papin – 90 OVR ST
  • Lucio – 90 OVR CB
  • Jay-Jay Okocha – 89 OVR CAM
  • Saeed Al-Owairan – 89 OVR CAM
  • Tomas Brolin – 89 OVR ST
  • Javier Mascherano – 89 OVR CDM
  • Rafa Marquez – 89 OVR CDM
  • Ricardo Carvalho – 89 OVR CB
  • Yaya Toure – 89 OVR CDM
  • Hidetoshi Nakata – 88 OVR CAM
  • Dirk Kuyt -88 OVR RM
  • Harry Kewell – 88 OVR LF
  • Joan Capdevila – 88 OVR LB
  • Wlodzimierz Smolarek – 88 OVR ST
  • Claudio Marchisio -88 OVR CM
  • Landon Donovan – 88 OVR RM
  • Park Ji-Sung -87 OVR CAM
  • Govou Sidney -87 OVR CAM
  • Peter Crouch -86 OVR ST

Old FUT Heroes

  • Morientes
  • Abedi Pele
  • David Ginola
  • Jurgen Kohler
  • Antonio Di Natale
  • Diego Milito
  • Mario Gomez
  • Ivan Cordoba
  • Jorge Campos
  • Joe Cole
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
  • Robbie Keane
  • Jerzy Dudek
  • Aleksandr Mostovoi
  • Sami Al-Jaber
  • Freddie Ljungberg
  • Tim Cahill
  • Lars Ricken
  • Clint Dempsey

How will FIFA World Cup Fut Heroes work?

In FIFA 22, we saw Hero cards get upgrades at various points throughout the season. With FIFA 23, we already know that Hero cards will be upgraded during this year’s World Cup. These new editions of each player will launch on November 11. Again, it’s not totally clear if old Heroes from FIFA 22 will also get this upgrade, but that would certainly make sense. We will update this post as we get more information.