Ranking every FIFA 20 ICON by their average rating across all three cards

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FIFA 20 is only a few weeks away from its UK release.

With gamers and fans around the country looking forward to the latest edition in EA Sports' best-selling series, the anticipation for various game-modes and ratings is at fever pitch.

While we're still waiting on tenterhooks for the full release of players statistics, although some appear to have been leaked, EA have kept us more than entertained in the mean time.

That's because the full roster of ICONS have been unveiled for the new game, with some absolute classics maintaining their place and other legends making a debut appearance.

The most anticipated addition was undoubtedly Zinedine Zidane, followed by the likes of John Barnes, Ian Rush, Ian Wright, Garrincha and Michael Essien.

Every FIFA 20 ICON ranked

So, in honour of such an incredible batch of legends, we have decided to put a magnifying glass to who EA Sports really think are the best retired players in history.

We've sorted every ICON by averaging their rating across their three cards and, if the result is identical, sorting between the two based on their highest card, then their second highest and so on.

It took some mammoth calculations and more time than we'd like to admit, but here's the end result:

1. Pele - 94.6 (91, 95, 98)

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2. Diego Maradona - 94.3 (91, 97, 95)

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3. Zinedine Zidane - 93.6 (91, 94, 96)

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4. Ronaldo Nazario - 93.3 (96, 90, 94)

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5. Garrincha - 92 (90, 92, 94)

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6. Paolo Maldini - 91.3 (92, 94, 88)

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=7. Lev Yashin - 91.3 (91, 89, 94)

=7. Ronaldinho - 91.3 (91, 94, 89)

=7. Johan Cruyff - 91.3 (89, 91, 94)

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=10. Roberto Baggio - 91 (91, 93, 89)

=10. Eusebio - 91 (89, 93, 91)

=10. Marco van Basten - 91 (93, 91, 89)

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=13. Franco Baresi - 90.6 (88, 93, 91)

=13. Lothar Matthaus - 90.6 (93, 88, 91)

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15. George Best - 90.3 (88, 90, 93)

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=16. Thierry Henry - 90 (93, 90, 87)

=16. Carlos Alberto - 90 (87, 90, 93)

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=17. Luis Figo - 90 (92, 90, 88)

=17. Alessandro Nesta - 90 (88, 90, 92)

=17. Andrea Pirlo - 90 (88, 90, 92)

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20. Ruud Gullit - 89.6 (93, 90, 86)

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=21. Dennis Bergkamp - 89.6 (92, 90, 87)

=21. Emilio Butragueno - 89.6 (87, 92, 90)

=21. Alessandro del Piero - 89.6 (92, 90, 87)

=21. Rivaldo - 89.6 (87, 90, 92)

=21. Hristo Stoichkov - 89.6 (90, 92, 87)

=21. Kenny Dalglish - 89.2 (90, 92, 87)

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=27. Carles Puyol - 89.3 (92, 90, 86)

=27. Peter Schmeichel - 89.3 (92, 86, 90)

=27. Ruud van Nistelrooy - 89.3 (86, 90, 92)

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=30. Fabio Cannavaro - 89.3 (87, 92, 89)

=30. Ryan Giggs - 89.3 (87, 92, 89)

=30. Gary Lineker - 89.3 (92, 89, 87)

=30. Bobby Moore - 89.3 (92, 89, 87)

=30. Hugo Sanchez - 89.3 (89, 87, 92)

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35. Javier Zanetti - 89 - (92, 88, 87)

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=36. Miroslav Klose - 89 (87, 91, 89)

=36. Paul Scholes - 89 (91, 87, 89)

=36. Alan Shearer - 89 (91, 89, 87)

=36. Edwin van der Sar - 89 (91, 89, 87)

=36. Didier Drogba - 89 (87, 89, 91)

=36. Ian Rush - 89 (87, 89, 91)

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43. Raul - 88.6 (92, 88, 86)

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=44. Steven Gerrard - 88.6 (91, 89, 86)

=44. Fernando Hierro - 88.6 (89, 91, 86)

=44. Pavel Nedved - 88.6 (91, 86, 88)

=44. David Trezeguet - 88.6 (86, 91, 88)

=44. Michael Ballack - 88.6 (86, 91, 88)

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49. Marcel Desailly - 88.6 (87, 91, 88)

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50. Socrates - 88.6 (87, 89, 90)

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=51. Laurent Blanc - 88.3 (89, 85, 91)

=51. Gheorghe Hagi - 88.3 (89, 85, 91)

=51. Michael Laudrup - 88.3 (85, 89, 91)

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=54. Roberto Carlos - 88.3 (91, 88, 86)

=54. Robert Pires - 88.3 (91, 88, 86)

=54. Andriy Shevchenko - 88.3 (91, 88, 86)

=54. Patrick Vieira - 88.3 (88, 91, 86)

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=57. Patrick Kluivert - 88 (88, 91, 85)

=57. Clarence Seedorf - 88 (85, 88, 91)

=57. Ronald Koeman - 88 (85, 88, 91)

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=60. Frank Lampard - 88 (86, 90, 88)

=60. Marc Overmars - 88 (90, 86, 88)

=60. Michael Owen - 88 (86, 88, 90)

=60. Frank Rijkaard - 88 - (86, 88, 90)

=60. Juan Sebastian Veron - 88 (86, 88, 90)

=60. Roy Keane - 88 (90, 88, 86)

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=66. Rui Costa - 87.6 (90, 85, 88)

=66. Rio Ferdinand - 87.6 (90, 88, 85)

=66. Jens Lehmann - 87.6 (88, 85, 90)

=66. Jari Litmanen - 87.6 (90, 88, 85)

=66. Emmanuel Petit - 87.6 (88, 85, 90)

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71. Henrik Larsson - 87.6 (90, 86, 87)

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=72. Hernan Crespo - 87.3 (90, 85, 87)

=72. Deco - 87.3 (85, 90, 87)

=72. Luis Hernandez - 87.3 (90, 85, 87)

=72. Filippo Inzaghi - 87.3 (90, 85, 87)

=72. Claude Makelele - 87.3 (85, 90, 87)

=72. Jay-Jay Okocha - 87.3 (90, 85, 87)

=72. Gianfranco Zola - 87.3 (85, 90, 87)

=72. Pep Guardiola - 87.3 (90, 85, 87)

=72. Michael Essien - 87.3 (87, 85, 90)

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=81. Gianluca Zambrotta - 87.3 (86, 87, 89)

=81. John Barnes - 87.3 (89, 87, 86)

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=83. Sol Campbell - 87 (85, 87, 89)

=83. Gennaro Gattuso - 87 (87, 85, 89)

=83. Ian Wright - 87 (85, 87, 89)

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86. Hidetoshi Nakata - 86.3 (88, 85, 86)

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