Team of the Year (TOTY) has always been one of the biggest promotions on the EA FIFA calendar and has 80 players running to be this year’s FUT Team of the Year.
Voting officially opened on Monday, January 10 and runs until January 17 with results expected to be announced shortly thereafter.
Here’s everything you need to know about FIFA’s Team of the Year, how it works, when it’s announced and why it’s good news for gamers.
What is the EA FIFA Team of the Year?
The FUT Team of the Year is a special edition lineup of the best performing players from the previous calendar year. The EA FIFA 22 FUT Team of the Year will honor the best players of 2021, and those players will receive significant in-game upgrades.
The 11 players selected in the Team of the Year as well as a 12th fan-voted player will be among the highest rated players in the game until the next edition of the game (FIFA). 23) is released.
As a result, these players are hugely popular, and many people have been saving up to open their packs to open them up during the Team of the Year promotion in the hopes of getting one of these elite players.
Here is last year’s TOTY and the 12th player with over 10 million fans to submit votes according to EA Sports:
FIFA Team of the Year release date
According to FUTZone, a reputable source for information on FIFA 22 promotions, Team of the Year is expected to be launched on Friday, January 21.
It’s close to that time. 👀
Some information about TOTY 🏻
– Nominees will start on Friday, January 7th!
– TOTY – Official start date – January 21
– FUTZone – FIFA22 (@FUTZONECENTRAL) January 4, 2022
Team of the Year isn’t usually released all at once, with player series announced over the course of a week before the TOTY is full and the 12th player both available in bundles at the end of the promotion.
The finalists take place between Friday, January 7 through Sunday, January 9 with voting officially opening on Monday, January 10. Here’s the timeline. :
- Friday, January 7th: Finalists announced – attackers
- Saturday, January 8th: Announcement of reaching the final round – midfielder
- Sunday, January 9th: Finalists announced – goalkeeper and defender
- Monday, January 10: Fan voting begins
- Monday, January 17: Fan voting is over
- Friday, January 21: Release date reported for TOTY
Team FUT made it to the final round of the year
FUT TOTY nominations are announced between January 7 and January 9, with voting open on Monday, January 10 and ending on Monday, January 17.
There are a total of 80 players in the various placement picks (see below), but only 11 will make the Final Team of the Year with the 4-3-3 formation used.
Among the possible inclusions Robert lewandowski, who ended 2021 with more goals than any other player, while Lionel Messi lift Ballon d’Or.
Gianluigi Donnarumma or Edouard Mendy both are goalkeeper contenders, with Donnarumma possibly having the edge after being voted Euro 2021 Player of the Year and win the Yashin Cup.
Manchester City defenders Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo are strong candidates to be part of the backline, while N’Golo Kante would be a popular choice as one of the midfielders after his Champions League triumphs.
By Mohamed Salah A strong start to 2021-22 will be enough to make it into the starting lineup, but if not, he could potentially be included in the vote for a 12th player.
FUT Finalist Team: Goalkeeper (7)
|Thibaut Courtois||GK||Real Madrid||Belgium|
|Gianluigi Donnarumma||GK||Paris Saint-Germain||Italy|
|Ederson||GK||City of Manchester||Brazil|
|Mike Maignan||GK||AC Milan||France|
|Emiliano Martinez||GK||Aston Villa||Argentina|
|Jan Oblak||GK||Atlético Madrid||Slovenia|
FUT Team Finalist of the Year: Defender (25)
|David Alaba||DF||Real Madrid||Shirt|
|Leonardo Bonucci||DF||Juventus (Piemonte Calcio)||Italy|
|Joao Cancelo||DF||City of Manchester||Portugal|
|Giorgio Chiellini||DF||Juventus (Piemonte Calcio)||Italy|
|Alphonso Davies||DF||Bayern Munich||Canada|
|Ruben Dias||DF||City of Manchester||Portugal|
|Christian Gunter||DF||SC Freiburg||Germany|
|Achraf Hakimi||DF||Paris Saint-Germain||Morocco|
|According to 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 Football Club||England|
|Kyle Walker||DF||City of Manchester||England|
FUT team reached the final round: Midfielder (26)
|Nicolo Barella||MF||Inter Milan||Italy|
|Jude Bellingham||MF||Borussia Dortmund||England|
|Kevin De Bruyne||MF||City of Manchester||Belgium|
|Nabil Fekir||MF||Real Betis||France|
|Bruno Fernandes||MF||Manchester United||Portugal|
|Phil Foden||MF||City of Manchester||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||Atlético 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 Finalist of the Year: Attackers (22)
|Karim Benzema||FW||Real Madrid||France|
|Federico Chiesa||FW||Juventus (Piemonte Calcio)||Italy|
|Jonathan David||FW||LOSC Lille||Canada|
|Jack Grealish||FW||City of Manchester||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||Atlético Madrid||Uruguay|
SBC Team of the Year and Upgrades
In addition to Team of the Year and Player 12, additional player upgrades will be available through Team Building Challenges (SBC) and Goals.
This is usually TOTY flashback player, honoring players who were on the previous year’s Teams teams, or others Player TOTY Moments, awarded to players who have had important and memorable moments throughout the year.
These SBCs are usually only available for a limited time, while there also tend to be a special SBC for TOTY SET redeemable only during the Group of the Year promotion.