FIFA 23 FUT Heroes – All Base and World Cup ratings, new cards & more

FUT Hero cards were a great addition to Ultimate Team in FIFA 22, and their numbers are growing in FIFA 23!

Find out all you need to know about FUT Heroes in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team below.

What are FUT Heroes?

FUT Hero cards were new items in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team that introduced some retired fan favourite players to the game.

Initially, these were viewed by the FIFA community as one level below an Icon, however, with upgrades given throughout the season, some of the FUT Heroes become better than many Icons.


MASSIVE GAINS – The FUT Hero roster has expanded massively in FIFA 23

There were 19 FUT Hero cards released in FUT 22, with 21 new FUT Heroes coming in FUT 23, so there are now 40 on the roster.

All the FUT Heroes have a Base version, with upgraded FIFA World Cup FUT Heroes coming during the World Cup campaign in FUT 23, with more boosted versions likely to come in further promos.

Chemistry Change

With the chemistry re-work introduced in FUT 23, FUT Heroes now work in a slightly different way.

If they are played in the correct position they will always have full chemistry themselves.

Then, they will provide two chemistry points to any player that shares the same league as them.

FUT Hero Card Types

There are two confirmed card types for FUT Heroes, a Base version and a World Cup version.

The Base version is available from launch, with the World Cup cards coming to the game on Friday, 11 November, when the World Cup promo begins in FUT.

We would expect to see more types coming in other promos, with upgraded versions coming in the FUT Captains and Shapeshifters campaigns in FUT 22.

New FUT Heroes

The FUT Hero roster more than doubled in FIFA 23, with 21 more ex-players handed a card.

All the new FUT Heroes and their Base card ratings are as follows:

  • Lucio (OVR 89)
  • Jean Pierre-Papin (OVR 89)
  • Rudi Voller (OVR 89)
  • Diego Forlan (OVR 88)
  • Rafael Marquez (OVR 88)
  • Javier Mascherano (OVR 88)
  • Jay-Jay Okocha (OVR 88)
  • Ricardo Carvalho (OVR 88)
  • Tomas Brolin (OVR 87)
  • Harry Kewell (OVR 87)
  • Yaya Toure (OVR 87)
  • Claudio Marchisio (OVR 87)
  • Hidetoshi Nakata (OVR 87)
  • Landon Donovan (OVR 86)
  • Joan Capdevila (OVR 86)
  • Sidney Govou (OVR 86)
  • Dirk Kuyt (OVR 86)
  • Park Ji-Sung (OVR 86)
  • Wlodzimierz Smolarek (OVR 86)
  • Saeed Al-Owairan (OVR 85)
  • Peter Crouch (OVR 85)

All previous FUT Heroes have retained their ratings from FUT 22.

World Cup FUT Heroes

The FIFA 23 pre-order details revealed that World Cup FUT Heroes would be coming in FIFA 23.

These are upgraded versions of the Base FUT Hero cards, celebrating a specific moment that player had at the World Cup.

The World Cup FUT Hero cards will only be given to the new FUT Heroes in FIFA 23, and their stats were actually revealed before the Base versions.

All the World Cup FUT Heroes card ratings are as follows:

  • Rudi Voller (OVR 91)
  • Diego Forlan (OVR 91)
  • Lucio (OVR 90)
  • Jean Pierre-Papin (OVR 90)
  • Yaya Toure (OVR 89)
  • Jay-Jay Okocha (OVR 89)
  • Javier Mascherano (OVR 89)
  • Rafael Marquez (OVR 89)
  • Tomas Brolin (OVR 89)
  • Ricardo Carvalho (OVR 89)
  • Claudio Marchisio (OVR 88)
  • Dirk Kuyt (OVR 88)
  • Landon Donovan (OVR 88)
  • Hidetoshi Nakata (OVR 88)
  • Harry Kewell (OVR 88)
  • Wlodzimierz Smolarek (OVR 88)
  • Saeed Al-Owairan (OVR 88)
  • Joan Capdevila (OVR 88)
  • Park Ji-Sung (OVR 87)
  • Sidney Govou (OVR 87)

Marvel Collaboration

EA and Marvel announced a partnership in FIFA 23, with the World Cup FUT Heroes having card images from comic book artists.

Additionally, the new FUT Heroes were revealed with a comic book cover design, which you can see below.

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