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FIFA 22 FUT Heroes: New Confirmed Cards & How They Work

FIFA 22 FUT Heroes
Mario Gomez won't be a FIFA 22 Icon after all. | © EA

FIFA Ultimate Team will get a new card type in the upcoming FIFA 22. The special cards are called FUT Heroes. Here's an explanation of how these cards are going to work and who gets a Hero card.

EA finally feeds our hungry mouths with delicious news about FIFA 22. After the first trailer was shown and the release date was set for October 1, 2021, we receive the first bit of info about FIFA Ultimate Team.

There will be more than just regular Icons in FIFA 22. The new special cards for retired players are called FUT Heroes and will provide new exciting options in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team. EA presented the first Heroes and let us know what these cards are going to do.

How do FUT Heroes Cards Work?

FUT Heroes is all about celebrating players who have produced unforgettable moments for their clubs and have thus become absolute fan favorites. EA's official homepage has the following description:

FUT Heroes have unique league-specific chemistry which is tied to their specific hero moment, providing a green Club link to any player within the same league as well as the usual nation link, giving you new ways to build your dream squad and recreate some of football's most famous moments in FUT 22.

Nice, nice. So the Heroes primarily serve to push the FUT chemistry. What remains, is the question of how effective these new cards are going to be. When we take a look at the announced Heroes, we don't really see any big sprinters...

Who Will Get a FIFA 22 Hero Card?

The first nine Heroes were released alongside the official announcement. In August, more legendary club players will follow. According to EA, FUT 22 is set for a "good pinch of nostalgia."

Some of the most legendary players in the world of football are coming back as FIFA 22 Heroes. These are the initially announced players, their leagues, nations and their overall strengths:

Mario GomezBundesligaGermany88 OVR
Tim CahillPremier LeagueAustralia85 OVR
Diego MilitoSerie AArgentina88 OVR
Jorge CamposLiga MXMexico87 OVR
Fernando MorientesLa LigaSpain89 OVR
Al JaberSPLSaudi Arabia
86 OVR
Robbie Keane
Premier League
Ireland86 OVR
Abedi Pele
Ligue 1
Ghana89 OVR
Clint Dempsey
85 OVR

There are many unknowns that still remain. How effective will these cards be? How can we obtain them? How much will they cost? We are just as curious as you are and will provide any information we may find directly to you as soon as we find it.

Solskjaer And Ricken Confirmed As FUT 22 Heroes

So, EA announced new Heroes at the EA Play Live Event. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United Hero because of his goal in the UEFA Champions League Final 1999 against Bayern Munich.

Lars Ricken will be a FUT 22 Hero as well. He scored a worldy against Juventus Turin in the CL-Final 1997. Were you even born when this happened? Anyway, here are the stats for these two FUT 22 Heroes.

Ole Gunnar SolskjaerPremier League
Norway86 OVR
Lars Ricken
BundesligaGermany85 OVR

Well, the OVRs aren't game breaking, I guess. 86 and 85 – let's see what these Heroes can do on the Pitch. Otherwise, there were no further news for FIFA 22. That's... quite disappointing.

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Two new FUT 22 Heroes: Ricken and Solskjaer | © EA Sports/EA/EarlyGame

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Original article by EarlyGame's Lukas Scherbaum.