When the World Cup content in FIFA 23 began, EA Sports FIFA announced that players could earn a free History Makers item.

With the tournament over, these items are now being distributed to all eligible players and they feature some of the best players in World football.

And to make these items even more exciting, they will even receive boosted stats and an overall at later dates!

What Are FIFA 23 World Cup History Makers?

FIFA 23 World Cup History Makers celebrate players who were set to have a key role for their country at the 2022 World Cup.

These items are accompanied by a loan Hero or ICON of the same nation symbolizing the past and the present.

The History Makers will also upgrade twice across the FIFA 23 cycle.

FIFA 23 Players With ICON of same nation

Every FIFA 23 History Makers Item

Overall, there are 12 different History Makers and ICON or Hero combinations you can get. Both players you receive will be from the same country.

Here are all the combinations:

  • Zinedine Zidane & Kylian Mbappe (France)
  • Diego Forlán & Federico Valverde (Uruguay)
  • Robin van Persie & Virgil van Dijk (The Netherlands)
  • Rudi Voller & Kai Havertz (Germany)
  • Clint Dempsey & Christian Pulisic (USA)
  • Xabi Alonso & Pedri (Spain)
  • David Beckham & Jude Bellingham (England)
  • Hidetoshi Nakata & Wataru Endo (Japan)
  • Michael Essien & Jordan Ayew (Ghana)
  • Rafael Márquez & Raúl Jiménez (Mexico)
  • Saeed Al Owairan & Salem Al Dawsari (Saudi Arabia)
  • Luís Figo & João Félix (Portugal)
FIFA 23 History Makers

When Do History Makers Upgrade?

The FIFA 23 World Cup History Makers will upgrade on two different dates – 13 January 2023 and 14 February 2023. After these dates, they will no longer be eligible for another boost.

This will be a boost similar to the TOTW upgrades.

  • Endo, Al Dawsari & Ayew
    • 81  82  83
  • Jimenez & Pulisic
    • 82  83  84
  • Havertz, Valverde, Bellingham & Felix
    • 84  85 86
  • Pedri
    • 85  86  87
  • Mbappe & Van Dijk
    • 86  87  88

Why Did I Get a World Cup History Maker in FIFA 23?

If you are wondering why you received one of these items, it is because you logged into FIFA Ultimate Team on your console or PC at least once between 9 November 2022 and 3 January 2023.

This is a special campaign run by EA Sports FIFA and anyone who logs into the game between those dates will receive one of these players.

However, log-ins through the EA Access Trial, Web App, or Companion App do not count towards your eligibility for this reward.

Mbappe and Van Dijk History Maker

How To Claim Your FIFA 23 History Maker

Claiming your History Maker item is really easy. Head into the FUT Store between 23 December 2022 and 3 January 2023 where you should see a pack containing this special item.

Alongside these History, Makers is the Winter Wildcards promo! Check out all the players included in his promo squad!

The Winter Wildcards Swaps program also brings a great way to earn some high-value rewards in FIFA 23! Of course, you will need the Winter Wildcards Tokens to claim these!

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