All EA FC 24 Icons: New Icons & chemistry explained

All EA FC 24 Icons: New Icons & chemistry explained
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Written by 

Morgan Truder & Harry Boulton


23rd Sep 2023 12:08


Icons have changed in EA FC 24, with plenty of new legends of the past introduced as well as changes to their chemistry and how they function in the game. 

There are now more Icons in the game than ever before, as well as the Hero cards that have also been introduced. This year, eight new icons are being introduced, including five players who are legends of the women's game - to celebrate the introduction of women in Ultimate Team. 

So, continue reading to find out more about Icons in EA FC 24, including a complete list of all of the new Icons, how their chemistry and versions work, as well as how you can earn them in the new game.

EA FC 24 new Icons

Image of the new Icons in EA FC 24
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There are eight new Icons available in EA FC 24 - and it is the first time that female Icons will be available in the game, which is incredibly exciting. Check out the list below for all of the new Icons in EA FC 24:

  • Mia Hamm
  • Bobby Charlton
  • Birgit Prinz
  • Zico
  • Homare Sawa
  • Camille Abily
  • Kelly Smith
  • Franck Ribéry

Players have been asking for cards like Charlton and Zico for years, and it is no surprise that Ribéry makes the jump straight after his last standard year of FUT in FIFA 23. Furthermore, EA has certainly selected a top range of cards for the first women's Icons in EA FC 24, with players like Hamm, Sawa, and Abily likely surging to the top of the meta.

EA FC 24 Icons list

Image of every Icon in EA FC 24
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Here is a full list of all Icons in EA FC 24 that you will be able to use in Ultimate Team:

  • Mia Hamm
  • Bobby Charlton
  • Birgit Prinz
  • Zico
  • Homare Sawa
  • Camille Abily
  • Kelly Smith
  • Franck Ribéry
  • Pele
  • Zinedine Zidane
  • Ronaldo
  • Johan Cruyff
  • Ronaldinho
  • Gerd Muller
  • Lev Yashin
  • Paolo Maldini
  • Garrincha
  • Ferenc Puskas
  • Marco van Basten
  • Thierry Henry
  • Carlos Alberto
  • Roberto Baggio
  • Cafu
  • Eusebio
  • Franco Baresi
  • Rivaldo
  • Ruud Gullit
  • Dennis Bergkamp
  • Lothar Matthaus
  • George Best
  • Antonio Del Piero
  • Xavi
  • Andrea Pirlo
  • Iker Casillas
  • Bobby Moore
  • Raul
  • Roberto Carlos
  • Samuel Eto'o
  • Philip Lahm
  • Alan Shearer
  • Peter Schmeichel
  • Luis Figo
  • Didier Drogba
  • Fabio Cannavaro
  • Eric Cantona
  • Carles Puyol
  • Gary Lineker
  • Ruud van Nistelrooy
  • Kaka
  • Hugo Sanchez
  • Javier Zanetti
  • Emilio Butragueno
  • Socrates
  • Kenny Dalglish
  • Jairzinho
  • Hristo Stoichkov
  • Alessandro Nesta
  • Robin van Persie
  • Petr Cech
  • Fernando Hierro
  • Paul Scholes
  • Rio Ferdinand
  • Gheorge Hagi
  • Laurent Blanc
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Edwin van der Sar
  • Patrick Vieira
  • Michael Owen
  • David Beckham
  • Ronald Koeman
  • Miroslav Klose
  • Marcel Desailly
  • Bastien Schweinsteiger
  • Andriy Shevchenko
  • Michael Laudrup
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Juan Roman Riquelme
  • Pavel Nedved
  • David Trezeguet
  • Patrick Kluivert
  • Xabi Alonso
  • Clarence Seedorf
  • Fernando Torres
  • Frank Rijkaard
  • Nemanja Vidic
  • Frank Lampard
  • Michael Ballack
  • Emmanuel Petit
  • Ian Wright
  • Gianfranco Zola
  • Claude Makelele
  • Ian Rush
  • Robert Pires
  • Davor Suker
  • John Barnes
  • Roy Keane
  • Hernan Crespo
  • Ashley Cole
  • Gianluca Zambrotta
  • Genaro Gattuso
  • Michael Essien
  • Henrick Larsson
  • Juan Sebastian Veron
  • Luis Hernandez
  • Sol Campbell

As you can see, many of football's finest names occupy this list - with all-time legends like Pele, Cruyff, Zidane, and Ronaldo at the top.

  • We've got everything you need to know about Career Mode in EA FC 24 here too, so check it out if you're a keen manager or star player

How does Icon chemistry work in FC 24?

A squad showing chemistry in FC 24
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The chemistry for Icons is being overhauled slightly this time around, after not being as effective in last year's game because of the new system.

Now, Icons will give 1 boost to every single player, and then an extra boost if they share the same nationality. If you would like to know even more about how chemistry will work in EA FC 24, we have you covered here. 

  • Are you looking forward to EA Sports FC 24 too? Check out our guide to learn everything about the game ahead of its release

EA FC 24 Icon versions explained

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Icon versions are completely changing in EA FC 24, as the three versions (Base, Mid, and Prime) have been removed in favour of one single Icon version. So, when you pack Zidane or Pele, that will be the only version of that player in the game outside of promo cards.

This will likely have an effect on the availability of Icon packs and SBCs in the early game, but we're sure that EA will find some way to integrate them into the game whether that be by raising the price or by putting a ratings cap on the pack itself.

There will also be buffs to certain Icons to make them more viable or true to their real-life counterpart's legacy. Thierry Henry, for example, has received a +10 boost to his balance, and Ruud van Nistelrooy has been bumped up to four-star Weak Foot.

We are, once again, expecting Icons to appear in Promos this year, which is likely why the three different versions have been left behind. 

Every way you can get Icons in EA FC 24

Socrates in EA FC 24
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Icons are, and always have been, some of the best cards you can get in the game - fortunately there are a few ways you can earn them. 

  • Buy them from the Market: It may cost a lot of coins, but it is something to save for if you want one of your favourite legends of the game
  • Opening packs: You need to get lucky, but you have a chance of pulling Icons out of packs
  • SBCs: The most accessible way you can get Icons, and it is guaranteed is to complete dedicated SBCs. We are once again expecting SBCs that offer a random icon, so you're still hoping to get lucky but it is cheaper than buying some of the very best cards

That is all there is to know about Icons in EA FC 24. If you're more into Career Mode, but struggling on which team to choose, we have a comprehensive guide to all the best saves and challenges available. For everything else, take a look at the EA FC 24 homepage.

Morgan Truder
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Morgan Truder
Morgan is one of the Guides Writers at GGRecon. He first started writing about games for fun whilst doing his BA (Hons) in History and Film. Since then he has turned this passion into a career and was previously an Editor at VideoGamer before joining GGRecon. Despite enjoying all sorts of games, he can often be found playing Football Manager, Red Dead Redemption 2 or Sekiro.
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