Zinedine Zidane CM

Regarded one of the best players of his generation, winning the World Cup and Euros in his career, but also had defining moments from his performance in the 2006 Quarter-final against Brazil and winning the Champions League with Real Madrid showed even in the later years of his career, how much an impact he made.

Base Icon 91- Pace 80, Shooting 77, Passing 91, Dribbling 92, Defending 44, Physical 79 1991 Cannes Season

Mid Icon 94 – Pace 83, Shooting 81, Passing 94, Dribbling 95, Defending 47, Physical 83 2006 QF vs Brazil

Prime Icon 97 – Pace 86, Shooting 84, Passing 97, Dribbling 97, Defending 50, Physical 86 1998 World Cup

 

Andrea Pirlo CM

Andrea Pirlo was regarded one of the best midfielders of his generation, for club and country. His passing and set-piece ability highly regarded. He spent most of his career between AC Milan and Juventus for which his Icon Cards are based on, but do not be surprised to see his Brescia stint which started off his career feature for the base, with his mid icon most likely to be during his time at AC Milan and his Prime for when at Juventus where during the 2011-12 season he showed the world even more how truly good he is for club and country. Below are a rough guide of potential stats for him.

Base Icon 87- Pace 71, Shooting 83, Passing 91, Dribbling 82, Defending 69, Physical 65 2001 Assist to Baggio versus Juventus

Mid Icon 90 – Pace 74, Shooting 86, Passing 94, Dribbling 85, Defending 72, Physical 68 2003 European Cup Final

Prime Icon 92 – Pace 77, Shooting 90, Passing 98, Dribbling 88, Defending 75, Physical 71 2011-12 Season TOTY Nominations Galore

 

Kenny Dalglish ST

Kenny Dalglish is regarded as one of the best forwards in the 70s and 80s for Celtic, Liverpool and Scotland, being part of the iconic Liverpool team of the 70s and 80s after breaking through at Celtic albeit with some initial struggles, despite this he showed his goal-scoring ability and left for a British Transfer Fee of £440,000 in 1977. From his breakthrough season in 1972 at Celtic, to the 1978 European Cup final performance and his performances in the early 1980s showed his ability to adapt even as hitting his prime and later years showed what he was capable of.

Base Icon 87- Pace 79, Shooting 88, Passing 77, Dribbling 82, Defending 59, Physical 75 72 Season Breakthrough

Mid Icon 90 – Pace 82, Shooting 91, Passing 80, Dribbling 85, Defending 62, Physical 78 1978 European Cup Final

Prime Icon 92 – Pace 85, Shooting 94, Passing 83, Dribbling 88, Defending 65, Physical 81 1980 Season

 

Carlos Alberto RB

Part of the iconic Brazil team of the 60s and 70s, with his goal in the 1970 World Cup Final regarded one of the best ever, his ability in defence was deemed as crucial to the Brazil team as Pele and Garrincha  were too. He had everything required that would be crucial in today’s game and set the benchmark for it. While he was at the peak of his powers in the 1970 World Cup, his moments in 1974 and 1978 were crucial too to further showcase his abilities.

Base Icon 89- Pace 85, Shooting 77, Passing 85, Dribbling 83, Defending 77, Physical 82 1978 NASL with Pele

Mid Icon 91 – Pace 88, Shooting 80, Passing 88, Dribbling 85, Defending 80, Physical 85 1974 League Title

Prime Icon 94 – Pace 91, Shooting 83, Passing 91, Dribbling 88, Defending 83, Physical 88 1970 Final Goal

 

Zico CAM

An iconic midfielder with his ability regarded across the world, with his defining season in 1981, showing what he was capable of but in 1984 at Udinese showed his ability to a European Audience further and in 1993 in his later years showed in Japan what he was capable of.

Base Icon 88 – Pace 76, Shooting 85, Passing 87, Dribbling 89, Defending 34, Physical 72 1993 Antlers Stint

Mid Icon 91 – Pace 79, Shooting 88, Passing 90, Dribbling 92, Defending 37, Physical 75  1984 Udinese Season

Prime Icon 94 – Pace 82, Shooting 90, Passing 93, Dribbling 95, Defending 40, Physical 78 1981 All-Conquering

 

Garrincha RW

Part of the iconic Brazil squad in the 50s and 60s that potentially regarded one of the greatest wingers and dribblers of all time, his performances in the 1958 World Cup showed the world what he could do, but the 1962 World Cup was the peak of his powers and in the 1966 at the end of his career showing that he still had the ability with his goal in the 1966 World Cup against Bulgaria.

Base Icon 91- Pace 84, Shooting 84, Passing 87, Dribbling 93, Defending 39, Physical 74 1966 World Cup Goal v Bulgaria

Mid Icon 94 – Pace 87, Shooting 87, Passing 90, Dribbling 95, Defending 42, Physical 78 1958 World Cup

Prime Icon 97 – Pace 90, Shooting 90, Passing 92, Dribbling 99, Defending 45, Physical 81 1962 World Cup

 

Hugo Sanchez ST

Regarded one of the best forwards for Mexico, North America and in history, showed in the 70s to 90s what he was capable of with winning the Gold Cup in 1977 for Mexico to make the world aware of his ability, to his 1985 Copa Del Rey win for Atletico Madrid and in 1990 at Real Madrid winning the Golden Boot and at the peak of his powers.

Base Icon 86 – Pace 83, Shooting 88, Passing 77, Dribbling 81, Defending 40, Physical 81 1977 Gold Cup win Mexico

Mid Icon 88- Pace 85, Shooting 90, Passing 79, Dribbling 84, Defending 42, Physical 84 1985 Atletico Madrid Copa Del Rey

Prime Icon 91 – Pace 87, Shooting 93, Passing 81, Dribbling 86, Defending 45, Physical 86 Real Madrid Stint (1990 Peak Of Powers Golden Boot)

 

Didier Drogba ST

Regarded one of the best forwards for Ivory Coast, Africa and in history with his big game experience, showed in recent years what he was capable of with winning ample trophies throughout his time at Chelsea most notable scoring in the 2005 League Cup Final and 2012 Champions League Final via a penalty shoot-out showing that when the big games arrived he delivered in them.

Base Icon 86 – Pace 81, Shooting 88, Passing 67, Dribbling 81, Defending 50, Physical 91 2002-03 Guingamp Season

Mid Icon 88- Pace 84, Shooting 90, Passing 69, Dribbling 84, Defending 52, Physical 94 2005 League Cup Final Goal

Prime Icon 91 – Pace 87, Shooting 93, Passing 71, Dribbling 86, Defending 55, Physical 96 2012 Champions League Winning Penalty

 

Ian Wright ST

Regarded one of the best forwards for Arsenal and Crystal Palace with his ability to find the back of the net, held in high regard for both becoming their all-time scorer at Arsenal until Thierry Henry broke his record. With other records  to his name showed how important a forward he was.

Base Icon 86 – Pace 81, Shooting 88, Passing 61, Dribbling 81, Defending 40, Physical 81 18 Minute Hat-trick against Wimbledon

Mid Icon 88- Pace 84, Shooting 90, Passing 64, Dribbling 84, Defending 42, Physical 84 1997 Scored against 17 of the 19 Teams in the League.

Prime Icon 91 – Pace 87, Shooting 93, Passing 67, Dribbling 86, Defending 45, Physical 86 Goal for All-Time Top Arsenal Scorer

 

Ronald Koeman CB/CDM

A very attacking defender that set the benchmark for a number of modern day players who like to attack, while accomplished on the ball too his ability to play multiple positions was crucial throughout. Part of legendary teams at PSV and Barcelona, his career is littered with honours.

Base Icon 86 – Pace 74, Shooting 77, Passing 84, Dribbling 75, Defending 80, Physical 81 1995 Feyenoord Stint

Mid Icon 88- Pace 77, Shooting 80, Passing 87, Dribbling 78, Defending 82, Physical 84 Winning Goal against Sampdoria in 1992  European Cup Final.

Prime Icon 91 – Pace 80, Shooting 83, Passing 90, Dribbling 81, Defending 85, Physical 86 1988 Peak of his Powers 1988 Euros & European Cup