Team of the Year (TOTY) is all the time one of the greatest promotions on the EA FIFA calendar and there are 80 gamers in the operating to make this 12 months’s FUT Team of the Year.
Voting formally opened on Monday, Jan. 10 and runs till Jan. 17 with the outcomes anticipated to be introduced shortly after.
Here’s every thing that you must find out about FIFA’s Team of the Year, the way it works, when it is introduced and why it is excellent news for players.
What is the EA FIFA Team of the Year?
The FUT Team of the Year is a special-edition squad of the best-performing gamers from the earlier calendar 12 months. The EA FIFA 22 FUT Team of the Year will have a good time the greatest gamers of 2021 and these gamers will get important upgrades in the recreation.
The 11 gamers chosen in the Team of the Year in addition to a twelfth participant voted by the followers can be amongst the highest-rated gamers in the recreation till the subsequent version of the recreation (FIFA 23) is launched.
As a consequence, these gamers are vastly in style and many individuals save up their packs to open them throughout the Team of the Year promotion in the hope of packing one of these elite gamers.
This was final 12 months’s TOTY and twelfth participant with over 10 million followers submitting votes in response to EA Sports:
FIFA Team of the Year release date
According to FUTZone, a good supply for info on FIFA 22 promotions, the Team of the Year squad is predicted to be launched starting on Friday, Jan. 21.
It’s almost that point once more. 👀
Some TOTY data 🔵👇🏻
– Nominees ought to begin on Friday, seventh Of January!
– TOTY – Official Start date – twenty first of January
— FUTZone – FIFA22 (@FUTZONECENTRAL) January 4, 2022
The Team of the Year isn’t sometimes launched directly, with batches of gamers unveiled throughout the course of the week earlier than the full TOTY and the twelfth participant are all out there in packs at the finish of the promotion.
The finalists trickled in between Friday, Jan. 7 and Sunday, Jan. 9 with voting formally opening on Monday, Jan. 10. Here’s the timeline:
- Fri, Jan. 7: Finalists introduced — attackers
- Sat, Jan. 8: Finalists introduced — midfielders
- Sun, Jan. 9: Finalists introduced — goalkeepers & defenders
- Mon, Jan. 10: Fan voting begins
- Mon, Jan. 17: Fan voting closes
- Fri, Jan. 21: Reported release date for TOTY
FUT Team of the Year finalists
The FUT TOTY nominees had been launched between January 7 and January 9, with voting opening on Monday, January 10 and closing on Monday, January 17.
There is a complete of 80 gamers on the varied positional shortlists (see beneath), however solely 11 will make the remaining Team of the Year with a 4-3-3 formation used.
Among the possible inclusions are Robert Lewandowski, who completed 2021 with extra objectives than another participant, whereas Lionel Messi lifted the Ballon d’Or.
Gianluigi Donnarumma or Edouard Mendy are each contenders for the goalkeeper spot, with Donnarumma presumably having the edge after being named Player of the Tournament at Euro 2021 and successful the Yashin trophy.
Manchester City defenders Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo are robust candidates to be half of the again line, whereas N’Golo Kante can be a well-liked choice as one of the midfielders after his Champions League heroics.
Mohamed Salah’s robust begin to 2021-22 needs to be sufficient to make the beginning XI, but when not, he’s prone to be included in the vote for the twelfth participant.
FUT Team of the Year finalists: Goalkeepers (7)
|Thibaut Courtois||GK||Real Madrid||Belgium|
|Gianluigi Donnarumma||GK||Paris Saint-Germain||Italy|
|Mike Maignan||GK||AC Milan||France|
|Emiliano Martinez||GK||Aston Villa||Argentina|
|Jan Oblak||GK||Atletico Madrid||Slovenia|
FUT Team of the Year finalists: Defenders (25)
|David Alaba||DF||Real Madrid||Austria|
|Leonardo Bonucci||DF||Juventus (Piemonte Calcio)||Italy|
|Joao Cancelo||DF||Manchester City||Portugal|
|Giorgio Chiellini||DF||Juventus (Piemonte Calcio)||Italy|
|Alphonso Davies||DF||Bayern Munich||Canada|
|Ruben Dias||DF||Manchester City||Portugal|
|Christian Gunter||DF||SC Freiburg||Germany|
|Achraf Hakimi||DF||Paris Saint-Germain||Morocco|
|Theo Hernandez||DF||AC Milan||France|
|Mats Hummels||DF||Borussia Dortmund||Germany|
|Simon Kjaer||DF||AC Milan||Denmark|
|Luke Shaw||DF||Manchester United||England|
|Milan Skriniar||DF||Inter Milan||Slovakia|
|Leonardo Spinazzola||DF||AS Roma (Roma FC)||Italy|
|Kieran Trippier||DF||Newcastle United||England|
|Kyle Walker||DF||Manchester City||England|
FUT Team of the Year finalists: Midfielders (26)
|Nicolo Barella||MF||Inter Milan||Italy|
|Jude Bellingham||MF||Borussia Dortmund||England|
|Kevin De Bruyne||MF||Manchester City||Belgium|
|Nabil Fekir||MF||Real Betis||France|
|Bruno Fernandes||MF||Manchester United||Portugal|
|Phil Foden||MF||Manchester City||England|
|Leon Goretzka||MF||Bayern Munich||Germany|
|Joshua Kimmich||MF||Bayern Munich||Germany|
|Filip Kostic||MF||Eintracht Frankfurt||Serbia|
|Manuel Locatelli||MF||Juventus (Piemonte Calcio)||Italy|
|Marcos Llorente||MF||Atletico Madrid||Spain|
|Luka Modric||MF||Real Madrid||Croatia|
|Thomas Muller||MF||Bayern Munich||Germany|
|Dani Olmo||MF||RB Leipzig||Spain|
|Declan Rice||MF||West Ham||England|
|Son Heung-min||MF||Tottenham||South Korea|
|Marco Verratti||MF||Paris Saint-Germain||Italy|
|Florian Wirtz||MF||Bayer Leverkusen||Germany|
FUT Team of the Year finalists: Attackers (22)
|Karim Benzema||FW||Real Madrid||France|
|Federico Chiesa||FW||Juventus (Piemonte Calcio)||Italy|
|Jonathan David||FW||LOSC Lille||Canada|
|Jack Grealish||FW||Manchester City||England|
|Erling Haaland||FW||Borussia Dortmund||Norway|
|Ciro Immobile||FW||Lazio (Latium)||Italy|
|Harry Kane||FW||Tottenham Hotspur||England|
|Robert Lewandowski||FW||Bayern Munich||Poland|
|Lautaro Martinez||FW||Inter Milan||Argentina|
|Kylian Mbappe||FW||Paris Saint-Germain||France|
|Lionel Messi||FW||Paris Saint-Germain||Argentina|
|Gerard Moreno||FW||Villarreal CF||Spain|
|Mikel Oyarzabal||FW||Real Sociedad||Spain|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||FW||Manchester United||Portugal|
|Luis Suarez||FW||Atletico Madrid||Uruguay|
Team of the Year SBCs and upgrades
In addition to the Team of the Year and the twelfth participant, extra upgraded gamers can be out there by way of Squad Building Challenges (SBCs) and Objectives.
These are normally TOTY Flashback gamers, celebrating gamers who had been both in earlier Team of the Year squads, or else TOTY Moments gamers, that are awarded to gamers who had important and memorable moments all through the 12 months.
These SBCs are normally out there for a restricted time solely, whereas there additionally tends to be a particular SBC for the TOTY package which may solely be redeemed throughout the Team of the Year promotion.