8 OP Icons to Sign For Under 500k Coins
At this stage of the game, you can get your hands on a top tier icon for 500k coins or even less.
Here’s a look at 8 relatively affordable icons that would provide your team with some nice chemistry links and lead you to glory in the Weekend League;
P.S the FUT market is constantly in flux, so player prices may vary
Mid-Icon Alessandro Nesta
Nesta is by far one of the greatest players to have ever manned a defensive line.
Throughout his illustrious career he won multiple accolades with Lazio and Milan – he even won a World Cup title with Italy – which is a testament to how good he was before he hung up his boots.
EA have done a decent job of recreating Nesta’s abilities in the form of an icon card. His mid icon card only possesses 71 pace, but it’s on a completely different level defensively.
Nesta boasts 90 interceptions, 92 defensive awareness and 90 strength. He also possesses 86 jumping, which when combined with his height 6’2, makes him hard to beat in the air.
If you’ve got 390k laying around, you’d do well to spend it on Nesta’s mid icon card and bolster your backline.
Mid Fernando Hierro
Hierro was a centre-back with a strong knack for scoring goals. During his time at Madrid, he netted 102 goals in 439 games, an incredible tally for a defensive player.
EA hasn’t done too badly in replicating Hierro’s form on Ultimate Team, by granting him 91 heading accuracy, which allows him to be dangerous in aerial situations.
Hierro boasts 91 interceptions, 92 defensive awareness, 88 jumping and 87 strength. He’s truly one of the best icon centre-backs you can sign in FIFA 21.
Baby Javier Zanetti
If you’re looking to take your backline to the next level, then look no further than Javier Zanetti to get the job done.
Zanetti’s baby icon card and his mid icon card both cost a similar amount of coins, however, his baby icon card is by far more useful in-game.
Boasting 88 pace, Baby icon Zanetti is fast enough to keep up with most players in the game, but with a shadow chemistry style, you can make him feel even faster as it would boost his pace to 98.
Aside from his blistering pace, Zanetti possesses 80 dribbling, 82 passing and 92 defending with a shadow chemistry style, making him an elite full-back in FIFA 21.
Baby Jay-Jay Okocha
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Jay-Jay Okocha is one of the most entertaining players to have ever kicked a ball. He played with flair throughout his career, and as a result, he boasts a five-star skill rating in FIFA 21 allowing him to perform OP moves like the elastico and the rabona fake.
He possesses 88 pace, 80 shooting, 94 agility, 90 balance and 88 composure. With a hunter chemistry style, his pace goes up to 97 while his shooting goes up to 87, making him a force to be reckoned with in attack.
Baby Marc Overmars
Overmars is the cheapest icon on this list, but he’s by no means ineffective.
He feels incredibly rapid in-game – faster than his 88 pace rating suggests.
If you deploy him on the left or right flank, you’ll be able to consistently outrun your opponents’ full-backs and send a cross into the box, or better yet, find your way into the 18-yard-area and attempt a shot.
He boasts a five-star weak foot, so you can shoot the ball from multiple angles without the restrictions that come with having a weaker foot.
If you’re on the lookout for an affordable icon that can get the job done when called upon, look no further than Overmars.
Pavel Nedved is the very definition of elite. He has an amazing baby icon card which boasts a solid combination of stats.
He’s got 90 pace, 82 shooting, 84 passing, 87 dribbling and 77 physicality.
With a hunter chemistry style, you can boost his pace to 99 while also granting him 89 shooting, thus making him more of a threat in and around the 18-yard-area.
Nedved is better suited to operating through the middle as a CAM, as he will be able to utilize his playmaking abilities to great effect as a number 10.
410k isn’t particularly cheap, but considering what Nedved offers, we’d argue it’s a lot of bang for your buck.
Baby icon Luis Hernandez
Mexican Legend Luis Hernandez is one of the most lethal icon strikers at this price point.
Standing at 5’9, Hernandez possesses a diminutive frame, which when combined with his 91 agility stat, allows him to dribble in and out of tight spaces while retaining control of the ball.
Asides from being a great dribbler, Hernandez also possesses blistering pace. He’s fast enough to outrun most defenders, and he has the skill to beat them in 1 v 1 situations.
Where Hernandez really shines, though, is in front of the 18-yard-area. With a hunter chemistry style, Hernandez possesses 96 finishing and 91 positioning, which allows him to take advantage of goalscoring opportunities like an elite marksman.
Gheorghe Hagi is one of the only players to have ever played for both Real Madrid and Barcelona. He took the Spanish top flight by storm with his nimble footwork and creativity, and EA have done a pretty good job of replicating that creativity in FIFA 21.
Hagi boasts 85 passing, 87 dribbling and 86 pace, allowing him to weave in and out of tight situations while distributing the ball to his teammates with pin-point accuracy.
If you’re keen on signing a creative midfielder that can help your Ultimate Team create more chances, then baby icon Hagi is your guy.