With the countdown to FIFA 21 on, it’s time to start looking at some potential new icons that could be making it into the next season of FIFA Ultimate Team!
Next up, we take a look at some of the fan favourite English icons from recent and past decades that could feature in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team
John Terry - 90 CB
Top Teams: ChelseaCareer Apps: 837Career Goals: 73Top Club Honours: 5x Premier League, 5x FA Cup, 3x League Cup, 1x Europa League, 1x Champions LeagueInternational Honours: -
Starting off with our English Icon Wishlist we have John Terry, Chelsea’s main man and one of England’s top CBs over the past 20 years.
During his prime between 2005 and 2009, in which he was included in the FIFPro World XI for 5 consecutive seasons, Terry won over a dozen domestic trophies with Chelsea.
While not the paciest icon, he’d certainly be a rock in defence, and a player that would make it into many ex-Premier League/Chelsea teams.
Ashley Cole - 90 LB
Top Teams: Arsenal, Chelsea, RomaCareer Apps: 794Career Goals: 21Top Club Honours: 3x Premier League, 7x FA Cup, 1x League Cup, 1x Europa League, 1x Champions LeagueInternational Honours: -
Considered by some to be the best LB in the world at the peak of his career, Ashley Cole would be a welcome addition into FIFA as an icon.
A full-back that thrived in the art of defence, Ashley Cole enjoyed great success in the Premier League with spells at Arsenal and Chelsea, winning all there is to win domestically, as well as a Champions League.
Stanley Matthews - 92 RW
Top Teams: Blackpool, Stoke CityCareer Apps: 787Career Goals: 84Top Club Honours: 1x FA Cup, 2x Player of the Year, 1x Ballon D’or (1956)International Honours: -
A true icon of English football, Stanley Matthews is the oldest ever player to play in England’s top division at the age of 50, holding the nickname of “The Wizard of the Dribble.”
A Ballon D’or winner in 1956, Matthews was known for his pure speed and skill, as well as his unrivalled crossing ability.
FIFA has always been in need of some ‘golden oldies’ types of icons, and Stanley Matthews would certainly fall into that category.
David Beckham - 92 RM
Top Teams: Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, PSGCareer Apps: 844Career Goals: 144Top Club Honours: 6x Premier League, 2x FA Cup, 1x La Liga, 1x Copa Del Rey, 1x Ligue 1, 1x Intercontinental Cup, 1x Champions LeagueInternational Honours: -
Becks has been in icon wishlists for the last few years, despite having signed deals in the past with Konami and Pro Evolution Soccer.
There’s no doubt that England’s golden boy should receive an Icon card, having excelled in England and Spain with Man United and Real Madrid respectively, winning domestic titles and Champions Leagues throughout.
Known for his wand of a right foot from set-pieces and crosses, Beckham would be a brilliant wide playmaker to add into FUT, should EA obtain Beckham’s pricey image rights!
Gordon Banks - 93 GK
Top Teams: Leicester City, Stoke CityCareer Apps: 633Career Clean Sheets: 225 (Estimated)Top Club Honours: 2x English League CupInternational Honours: 1x World Cup
What a save, Gordon Banks! We’ve all seen his world-class save from Pele in the 1970 World Cup, and with the 1966 World Cup under his belt also, there’s no doubt that Banks should be receiving a FUT icon card.
Regarded by many as the greatest English goalkeeper of all time, Banks was also named as FIFA’s Goalkeeper of the Year on 6 separate occasions and is ranked as the 2nd best keeper of the 20th century, behind Lev Yashin.
Bobby Charlton - 93 CAM
Top Teams: Manchester UnitedCareer Apps: 755Career Goals: 260Top Club Honours: 3x Premier League, 1x FA Cup, 1x Champions League, 1x Ballon D’or (1966)International Honours: 1x World Cup
Rounding off our English Icon Wishlist we have Sir Bobby Charlton, a true legend for England and Manchester United, as well as being a Ballon D’or winner.
An integral part of the 1966 World Cup-winning England team, Charlton was known for his majestic playmaking abilities in midfield, as well as having a rocket of a long shot!
There’s no doubt that an English Icon Wishlist isn’t complete without Charlton, so here’s hoping he’s included in the FIFA 21 selection!