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The Ultimate Team Team of the Year promotion is one of FIFA 22’s most anticipated events. The top footballers of the past year are honored as players vote for their favorite TOTY nominees in FIFA 22 .

The Team of the Year features the best goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards in an eleven-man squad. However, players can also expect an additional 5-6 cards in the honorable mentions category.

The competition was tough this year as the top 2021 players stepped up their game. Let’s take a look at some of the players who should be involved in the TOTY promo as well as how to vote for the TOTY nominees.

What is the FIFA 22 TOTY release date?

Players should look forward to this much anticipated promotion a few weeks after the start of the new year. In FIFA 21, this particular promotion was available from January 22, 2021. What about EA’s tendency to post promotions on Friday, January 21, 2022, is a great date to circle on your calendar, but players can vote for the TOTY from Monday January 10.

As is the norm with most promotions, players can expect to get their hands on these coveted cards at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. GMT / 7:00 p.m. CET.

What is the team of the year?

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TOTY is a compilation of the best performing footballers throughout 2021. Unlike the Team of the Season which uses a club season as a criterion, this promo uses the calendar year to judge the best players.

EA Sports typically chooses a squad of eleven players who fit into a 4-3-3 formation. However, there is some flexibility when it comes to how players fit into the roster. All players can expect an increase in their stats that will take them overall into the 90s.

Interestingly enough, this promo is decided by FUT players through a vote. You will be able to decide which Superstars are included in this year’s Team of the Year iteration. We will keep you posted as the voting opens for FIFA 22 players.

FIFA 22 TOTY Nominees

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TOTY’s selection criteria are strongly influenced by the winners. Most of the players on this list will have won a competition by the end of 2021.

For example, Jorginho is not known as the flashiest footballer but his contribution to the Champions League victory with Chelsea and Euro 2020 makes him an undeniable representative.

That’s not to say that players who haven’t won a trophy can’t end up on the TOTY. Someone like Erling Haaland whose individual performances have won him praise from football fans around the world has a great chance of making the list.

Here are the nominees for the striker, midfielder and defender for the FIFA 22 TOTY.

The nominees of the attackers are led by Robert lewandowksi who many believe should have won the 2021 Ballon d’Or thanks to his brilliant performances in the Champions League and Bundesliga.

After winning the Copa America last summer, Lionel messi should definitely be involved in the team.

As mentioned before, Jorginho’s year of Euro and Champions League victory should see him make the TOTY. His Chelsea teammate N’Golo Kanté also has a great chance to make the cut this year.

Expect to see the trend for Premier League players to keep TOTY going when it comes to defenders. After all, Chelsea won the Champions League and Ruben Dias looked amazing throughout 2021.

Gianluigi Donnarumma and Edouard Mendy should be the favorites to receive the goalie place. However, players should remember that the TOTY is decided by fan vote, which means anything can happen when it comes to determining the squad.

How to vote for TOTY candidates


FUT players who wish to vote for the FIFA 22 Team of the Year nominees simply need to follow the process below:

  1. Go to the official FIFA 22 TOTY voting page.
  2. Visit the tab for the Team of the Year vote.
  3. Select the nominees for whom you wish to vote.
  4. Confirm your vote online.
  5. Wait for EA to announce the TOTY.

You can use this link to vote for your favorite TOTY nominees on EA’s FIFA 22 webpage from Monday, January 10. Voting ends for FIFA 22 TOTY on Tuesday, January 18.

When EA Sports announces more information regarding the official release date, we’ll update this section, so be sure to come back!

For more information on FIFA 22, check out our 10 Ultimate Team Players You Can Sell For Big Coins.

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