EA Sports revealed Wayne Rooney as the fourth and final new Icon joining the FIFA Ultimate Team roster in FIFA 22.
Each year, EA Sports reveals new legendary players joining the Icon family. Compared to last year, the FIFA 22 additions are slim in the Icon department. Though, EA Sports has included the new FUT Heroes set of former players which should make up for the lack of new Icons. Rooney had one of the most popular cards in FUT 21 with his End of an Era item. It was only a matter of time before Rooney became an Icon.
Wayne Rooney joins Robin Van Persie, Cafu and Iker Casillas making up the four new Icons coming to FUT. Here's a look at his first three items as a FUT Icon.
FIFA 22 Wayne Rooney Revealed as Fourth and Final New Icon
Rooney's cards are rated as follows:
- Base Icon: 86 CAM
- Middle Icon: 88 CF
- Prime Icon: 91 ST
Rooney is also due a Prime Icon Moments card later in the game cycle, but it's unknown what rating that item will be. It would make sense for that Moments card to celebrate his iconic bicycle kick against Manchester City.
"Rooney would play for one of the biggest and most storied teams in English football, scoring a hat-trick on his debut in the UEFA Champions League. Easy. Wayne Rooney was a pure goalscorer, of all kinds of goals. A world class playmaker and team player, he would muck in wherever he was needed," EA Sports said.