Yesterday, the official EA Twitter account announced the first batch of ratings for the FUT Icons. This assortment of cards includes Zidane, Pirlo, and Ian Wright. With the game set to release on Sept. 24, it was only a matter of time before the developers began to amp up fans.
There are some genuinely mouth-watering prospects here. These cards sell for an extraordinary amount of money, and you can expect that getting hold of one is going to take either a lot of hard work, some knowledge of the transfer market, or some cold hard, real-life cash. Whatever way you have to go to realize this dream of owning the best of the best, there is no doubt that these Icons are worth every penny.
FIFA 20 FUT Icons: First Batch Of Ratings Revealed
The 1970 World Cup-winning captain, and scorer of one of the most important team goals ever, clocks in at a very impressive 87-93 over his first three cards.
The Liverpool legend and all-round terrible rapper is on the wrong end of the stick here as he doesn’t break the 90 barriers and anyone who saw Barnes play in his heyday will tell you that he was quickly that good.
Arguably the greatest player to ever pull on the Liverpool strip and easily the best to ever come out of Scotland, King Kenny is handed a rating to reflect that genius on the pitch.
This detail may surprise you, coming as it does from a lifelong Liverpool fan, but I always had a soft spot for Drogba. He was just so deadly in front of goal that you’d be a fool not to appreciate his skill. I also think he’s been slightly shortchanged here as well, as 89 should be the lowest rating he gets, not 87.
It seems like only yesterday I was bringing you the news that Michael Essien was the newest member of the Icon family. Oh wait, it was. It was good to see I was correct on with my prediction for his overall stats.
He was born in the 1930s and died less than 50 years later. During his time on this planet, Garrincha changed the world of football, making the Right-Wing position his own and setting the blueprint for future generations to come. This feat is all reflected in his overall’s, as it bloody well should be.
Before he became one of the greatest ever to patrol the touchline, Pep Guardiola was once one of the greatest Central Defensive Midfielder’s to ever step onto the pitch. Now, hands up who’s looking forward to having Pep manage Pep in their FUT?
You know that you’ve achieved greatness in the sport if fans are still banging on about how you should’ve been sent off against England some 26 years after the game ended. The Dutch Destroyer is such a man and, that little snafu aside, his stats reflect just how good he was.
When you could drop a football onto a fly’s head from over 80 yards away, you didn’t need to be able to run too fast. An 88-92 rating is more than fair for Pirlo who will be tearing opposition defenses part with pin-point accuracy come release day.
Between 1980 and 1986 Ian Rush banged in 109 goals in 182 appearances for Liverpool. No matter how you cut it, that’s a pretty impressive record.
I must’ve missed a meeting here, how Hugo Sanchez is on the same level as Pirlo and one point higher than the likes of Rush and Drogba is beyond me.
Everyone’s favorite pundit that isn’t called Neville or Carragher clocks in with an overall in the mid to high 80s. White amazes me if I’m to be honest but not as much as it surprised me to see Wrighty as even part of the Icons family.
Gianluca Zambrotta’s adaptability to be able to play on either flank of the backline means he’s a must-have for your FUT squad if you can get him without having to sell your first-born.
Current Real Madrid boss and all-around club legend, Zinedine Zidane quickly has the highest stats that are and will be available for any icon, with perhaps the exception of Pele and Maradona. The thing is, I think they’re too low. Having seen Zidane in his prime, I would’ve put him easily at a 98. But then, that would probably break the game.