As FIFA 21 nears ever closer, it’s time to start looking at some potential new icons that could be making it into the next season of FIFA Ultimate Team!
For our final look at a major nation, we take a look at 5 Argentinian icons that would add some South American spice to FIFA 21 Ultimate Team!
Diego Milito - 90 ST
Top Teams: Inter Milan, Real Zaragoza, Genoa, Racing Club
Career Apps: 486
Career Goals: 220
Top Club Honours: 1x Serie A, 2x Coppa Italia, 1x Argentina Champion, 1x FIFA Club World Cup, 1x Champions League
International Honours: -
Kicking off our Argentinian Icon Wishlist, we have Diego Milito, a prolific goalscorer and pivotal in Inter’s treble-winning season in 2010, scoring 30 goals across all competitions, as well as a brace in the Champions League Final in 2010 against Bayern Munich.
A composed, clinical finisher, Milito would be another top Inter Milan icon to add into FUT, and would definitely make it into a few teams in FUT 21.
Walter Samuel - 90 CB
Top Teams: Inter Milan, AS Roma, Real Madrid
Career Apps: 550
Career Goals: 39
Top Club Honours: 6x Serie A, 3x Coppa Italia, 5x SuperCoppa Italia, 2x Argentina Champion, 2x Swiss Champion, 1x FIFA Club World Cup, 1x Champions League
International Honours: -
From one Inter icon to another, we have Walter Samuel, regarded as one of the toughest centre-halves of recent decades.
Samuel enjoyed spells at Roma and Real Madrid, but is best remembered for his 9 seasons at Inter, in which he won 5 consecutive Serie A titles, including the famous treble in 2009-10 under Jose Mourinho.
With the likes of Lucio, Maicon, Sneijder, Zanetti and Eto’o, there’s potential for a full 2009-10 Inter team in FUT 21, which would be insane!
Gabriel Batistuta - 92 ST
Top Teams: Fiorentina, AS Roma, Inter Milan
Career Apps: 509
Career Goals: 292
Top Club Honours: 1x Serie A, 1x Coppa Italia, 2x SuperCoppa Italia, 1x Argentina Champion
International Honours: 2x Copa America, 1x Confederations Cup
‘Batigol’ has to be in with a shout of receiving an icon card in FUT 21, being a fan favourite for many, and Argentina’s 2nd leading all-time goalscorer behind Lionel Messi.
Know for being a true complete forward, Batistuta had an absolute rocket of a shot on him (99 Shot Power guaranteed), making him a true legend for Fiorentina.
Batistuta would be a true top tier icon to add into FUT 21, and we can’t wait to (potentially) score a tonne of absolute thunderbolts with him!
Daniel Passarella - 92 CB
Top Teams: Fiorentina, Inter Milan, River Plate
Career Apps: 564
Career Goals: 166
Top Club Honours: 7x Argentina Champion
International Honours: 2x World Cup
Daniel Passarella captained his 1978 Argentina team to World Cup victory and is regarded by many as one of the best centre-halves of all time.
Before Ronald Koeman, Passarella was the highest scoring centre half of all time, with most of his stats coming from his first stint at River Plate between 1973 and 1982, before moving to Fiorentina.
Passarella would be an incredible sweeper defender to add into FUT. Despite being shorter, his pace and technical ability would make him a unique player in FUT, and someone we’d love to get our hands on!
Alfredo Di Stefano - 95 CF
Top Teams: River Plate, Real Madrid
Career Apps: 552
Career Goals: 405
Top Club Honours: 8x La Liga, 1x Copa Del Rey, 3x Colombian Champion, 2x Argentina Champion, 1x Intercontinental Cup, 5x Champions League, 2x Ballon D’or (1957, 1959)
International Honours: 1x Copa America
Finally, an Argentine Icon Wishlist wouldn’t be complete without the main man, Alfredo Di Stefano. Having also played for Spain, he could have Spanish nationality in FUT.
Regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, Di Stefano is the epitome of a complete forward and was a part of potentially the greatest striking partnership of all time with Ferenc Puskas.
Upon signing for Real Madrid in 1953, the club saw their most successful run of all time, winning 5 consecutive European Cups between 1956 and 1960, in which Di Stefano scored in every final, as well as a hat-trick in the last against Frankfurt in 1960.
Di Stefano would, without doubt, be one of the best icons in FUT 21, and we can’t wait to see if he gets added into the game!