Bastian Schweinsteiger and Philipp Lahm will be available as FUT Icons on FIFA 21 this coming October. - © DFL
Bastian Schweinsteiger and Philipp Lahm will be available as FUT Icons on FIFA 21 this coming October. - © DFL
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Bayern Munich legends Bastian Schweinsteiger and Philipp Lahm named as FIFA 21 Icons

Bayern Munich and Germany heroes Bastian Schweinsteiger and Philipp Lahm have had their legendary footballing status confirmed in the gaming world with the pair added to the upcoming FIFA 21 release by EA Sports as FUT icons.

The Bayern duo complete a 100-strong list of playable legends within the FIFA Ultimate Team world, including fellow former Germany stars such as Michael Ballack, Miroslav Klose and Lothar Matthäus.

Watch: Bastian Schweinsteiger: Made in the Bundesliga

Schweinsteiger has the distinct honour of being added as an icon in the FIFA world less than 12 months after retiring from the game. The 36-year-old midfielder made exactly 500 appearances for Bayern during his time with the club, winning eight Bundesliga titles and one UEFA Champions League trophy as captain - and had the honour of leading Germany to the FIFA World Cup in 2014.

Lahm's arrival as a FUT icon comes a little later after his retirement, but his place is just as worthy as that of Schweinsteiger. The pair have celebrated Bundesliga, DFB Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Cup glory together, with Lahm providing a tasty defensive incentive for FUT players.

Watch: A tribute to Philipp Lahm

The official ratings for both Schweinsteiger and Lahm are yet to be announced, but both players are due to receive three different forms of their player card, reflecting the three most iconic periods of their illustrious careers.

FIFA 21 itself is due to be released by EA Sports on 6 October with Schweinsteiger and Lahm now providing a highlight for all Bundesliga fans who play the game, as well as using their favourite stars such as Robert Lewandowski, Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland.