FIFA 22 will introduce a new type of item into Ultimate Team that aims to give players the nostalgia of an Icon card but (hopefully) without the large price tag. They are called FUT Heroes, and they feature iconic players from a number of leagues and nations from around the world.
While not tied to an individual club like most FUT items, Hero players will provide strong chemistry in your FIFA 22 Ultimate Team to players from the same nation or the same league that they made their name in. A Hero’s league is decided based on an iconic moment from their careers, such as a memorable goal or involvement in a title-winning passage of play.
While FIFA 22 will still boast a huge lineup of Icons, Heroes are a great middle ground between those super-expensive players and your standard special cards like Team of the Weeks or Man of the Matches. Their overall ratings appear to fall between 85 and 89, and unlike Icons, there is only one single version of each Hero player.
While EA has already confirmed nine FUT Heroes for FIFA 22, many more have already been leaked or datamined. Here we’ll go over both the confirmed and speculated Hero cards we know about so far, and what Hero cards will actually do in FUT.
Here’s everything we know about FUT Heroes in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.
What are FIFA 22 FUT Heroes
In FIFA 22, Hero cards feature former pro players, just like Icon cards, but they will be slightly lower rated and there won’t be multiple versions of the same player.
Related: When is the FIFA 22 release date?
These players are tied to a league (specific to a heroic moment from their career) as well as their nationality, but will not represent a club.
In terms of chemistry, FUT Heroes will offer a green link to any player in the same league as them, as you would get placing two players from the same club together. They will also give the usual chemistry for players from the same nation.
This means they will be extremely useful in both building squads to compete with and potentially SBCs, if they are affordable.
FIFA 22 FUT Hero players
Here are all the FIFA 22 Hero players EA has confirmed so far, along with their rating, nationality, league, and potential position.
|Abedi Pele||CAM||89||Ligue 1 Uber Eats||Ghana|
|Tim Cahill||ST/ CAM||85||Premier League||Australia|
|Diego Milito||ST||88||Serie A||Argentina|
|Jorge Campos||GK||87||Liga BBVA||Mexico|
|Fernando Morientes||ST||89||La Liga Santander||Spain|
|Sami Al-Jaber||ST||86||MBS Pro League||Saudi Arabia|
|Robbie Keane||ST||86||Premier League||Ireland|
|Clint Dempsey||LM/ CF/ ST||85||MLS||USA|
|Ole Gunnar Solskjær||ST||86||Premier League||Norway|
|Lars Ricken||CM/ CAM||85||Bundesliga||Germany|
These are the details of FIFA 22 Hero players believed to be coming to the game by community dataminers:
||LM/ LW/ CAM||89||France|
|Antonio Di Natale||ST||88||Italy|
|Joe Cole||CAM/ RM||87||England|
Interestingly, some of the names on this list, such as Freddie Ljungberg, were part of the Icons lineup (then known as Legends) in previous FIFA titles.
Are FIFA 22 Heroes Icons?
FUT Hero cards are not the same as Icons in FIFA 22 – Heroes are a completely separate card type. They offer different chemistry, have a different design, are generally lower-rated, and are tied to a specific league.
The same database leaks that produced the names above though did hint at some FIFA 22 new Icons, though, including Wayne Rooney and Cafu.
That’s everything we’ve got on FIFA 22 Hero players for now, but once more information is leaked or teased, we’ll update this guide.