FIFA 23 heroes ratings, leagues, and more

There are plenty of players on the cards to become a FIFA 23 Hero this year - here's everything we know about this year's FUT heroes system

FIFA 23 Heroes: Carvalho in a superhero get up uses mind powers

Who are the FIFA 23 Heroes? That’s right the hero system, first introduced last year is making a return in FIFA 23 giving us the chance to get our hands on meta FUT heroes players like David Ginola all over again.

Sure, FIFA 23 Hero cards aren’t exactly FIFA 23 Icons, but they are worth investing in – especially if you get lucky at the start of the season. Some of the FUT Heroes last year cost millions of coins on the market, while some were available for a couple of thousand. But with green links to players in the same league they made their name in, they’re a fantastic option if you’re lacking in the chemistry department.

But who are the FIFA 23 heroes this year and how will they work? We’ve got everything you need to know about these promotional cards right here, especially as we creep ever closer to the FIFA 23 release date.

FIFA 23 hero players

This year, FUT heroes are becoming superheroes, thanks to a Marvel collaboration. FIFA 23 heroes still work in the same way, except the card art will have all the hallmarks of one of your favourite films.

Here are all the confirmed FIFA 23 Hero players we know about so far, along with their rating, nationality, league, and position.

Player Position Rating League Nationality
Yaya Touré CDM 89 Premier League Ivory Coast
Ji-sung Park CAM 87 Premier League South Korea
Ricardo Carvalho CB 89 Premier League Portugal
Landon Donovan RM 88 MLS USA
Peter Crouch ST 86 Premier League England
Claudio Marchisio CM 88 Serie A Italy
Thomas Brolin ST 89 Serie A Sweeden
Harry Kewell LF 88 Premier League Australia
Sidney Govou CAM 87 Ligue 1 France
Diego Forlan ST 91 La Liga Uruguay
Lucio CB 90 Bundesliga Brazil
Rafael Marquez CDM 89 La Liga Mexico
Javier Mascherano CDM 89 Premier League Argentina
Jean-Pierre Papin ST 90 Ligue 1 France
Dirk Kuyt RM 88 Premier League Netherlands
Jay-Jay Okocha CAM 89 Ligue 1 Nigeria
Hidetoshi Nakata CAM 88 Serie A Japan
Rudi Völler ST 91 Serie A Germany
Joan Capdevila LB 88 La Liga Spain
Włodzimierz Smolarek ST 88 Eriedivisie Poland
Saeed Al-Owairan CAM 88 Pro League Saudi Arabia
Joan Capdevila LB 88 La Liga Spain

This looks to be the confirmed list of FUT heroes for FIFA 23, although there are five names (Diego Simone, Paolo Futre, Juninho, Ledley King, and Uchida) from the original leaks that are still yet to appear. These might, however, be FIFA 23 icons instead.

What are the FIFA 23 Hero changes?

To keep things fresh this year, EA has given all FUT heroes two cards. One will be a base card if you like and the other will be a special FIFA World Cup hero version.

There is a bid to make FIFA 23 heroes progressive this year. It’s unclear what that currently means, but EA’s collaboration with Marvel this year means all our FUT heroes are getting something of a glow up in their card art.

Are FIFA 23 Heroes icons?

FUT Hero cards are not icons – in fact they’re a completely different card. They offer different stats (which are often lower than Icon cards), different chemistry, and they’re tied to a specific league.

You can find a full list of the FIFA 23 icons here.

Will there be a FIFA 23 hero SBC?

It’s unlikely that there will be a FIFA 23 SBC – at least in the early days. About midway through the FIFA 22 season, EA launched a couple of hero SBCs, allowing players to trade in some fodder in a bid to get their hands on one of the game’s heroes.

This is likely to return later on in the FIFA 23 season.

So there you have it, everything we know about the FIFA 23 Heroes so far. Make sure to check out our guide on the FIFA 23 crossplay plans, as well as the FIFA 23 ratings to start your prep before the Web App goes live.