Team of the Year (TOTY) is always one of the biggest promotions on the EA FIFA calendar and EA Sports has finally released all 11 names.
A total of 80 players competed to be recognized as the best players of the past year with a chance to earn a spot on the FIFA 22 FUT Team of the Year. The polls opened on January 10 and closed eight days later, and the final results of the vote were announced on Thursday, January 20.
Team of the Year player items go live in the FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) game mode in the week following the announcement, starting with attacking players on Friday, January 21.
Below is the full list of the named XI players along with everything you need to know about the FIFA Team of the Year, how it works and why it’s good news for players.
FIFA 22 TOTY: All Names
The FUT 22 Team of the Year, with a 4-3-3 formation, features the best players in the world. The team, released on January 20, includes the following players:
|full board||Joao Cancelo||city man|
|CB||Ruben Days||city man|
|full board||Achraf Hakimi||psg|
|CAM||kevin de bruyne||city man|
|F.W.||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern Munich|
Paris Saint-Germain leads the way with a whopping five players on the roster, including the goalkeeper and two defenders. Man City also have three players in the mix, including two defenders. Chelsea’s midfield duo are also represented, with Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski rounding out the list.
Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo was left out, as were Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema and Bayern defender David Alaba. No Spanish club was represented, with Madrid and Barcelona excluded. Italian clubs were also left out, despite Inter’s fantastic season.
What is the EA FIFA Team of the Year?
The FUT Team of the Year is a special edition team of the best performing players from the previous calendar year. The EA FIFA 22 FUT Team of the Year celebrates the best players of 2021 and those players will earn significant in-game upgrades.
The 11 players chosen in the Team of the Year, as well as the 12th player voted by the fans, will now 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 very popular in the game and many people save their packs to open during the Team of the Year promotion in hopes of bagging one of these elite players.
SBC and Team of the Year Updates
In addition to Team of the Year and Player #12, additional upgraded players will be available through Squad Building Challenges (SBCs) and Objectives. The SBCs have yet to be revealed.
They are usually , which celebrate players who were on previous Team of the Year teams, or , which are awarded to players who had significant and memorable moments throughout the year.
These SBCs are usually only available for a limited time, while there is also usually a special SBC that can only be redeemed during the Team of the Year promotion.