FIFA 22 TOTY: All Nominees, Predictions And Leaks

The Team of the Year (TOTY) brings the best players of 2021 to FIFA Ultimate Team. All nominees are here and you can vote! We show you all players, when the TOTY will be released and how to vote.
TOTY Nominees Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Attackers All Players FIFA 22
All TOTY Nominees in FIFA 22. | © EA Sports

The best Cards in FIFA 22 are coming up. Well, at least until the summer promotions. But some TOTY cards have meta-power for the whole year thanks to their outstanding stats.

We explain to you what TOTY is, how to vote, when the TOTY will be in the FUT packs and give predictions of who will make it into the final XI.

FIFA 22: What is Team of the Year?

Team of the Year (TOTY) is a squad of the best players of the past year in FIFA Ultimate Team. So just like the Ballon d'Or XI, a selection of a goalkeeper, defenders, midfielders and attackers is put together.

And the best thing: The players receive extremely strong ratings and will enrich almost every team in FUT and make them the true Ultimate Team. Expect ratings in the 94+ range!

Very best thing: The community can vote!


The vote begins on Monday, January 10, 2022 and runs until January 18, 2022. Click here to vote.

In EA SPORTS FIFA's Team of the Year, fans can support their favorites, cast their votes for their favorite players and put together the ultimate starting XI from the 80 nominees who performed the best in the world of football in 2021.

Last year, more than 10 million fan votes in Team of the Year decided on the final XI and the list of the best players in the world.

When is the TOTY Release in FUT?

In FIFA 21, the Team of the Year release was on January 22, 2021. It is well known that promo campaigns always start on Fridays. Since the vote is live until Tuesday, January 18, the likely date in FIFA 22 would be January 21, 2022. As soon as EA lets us know when the exact release is, you will find out here!

After Lewy lost the Ballon d'Or to Lionel Messi (although we predicted otherwise), he should be included in this XI. Or will he be missing?

EA announced the Attackers Nominees on Friday, January 7th. The midfielders follow on Saturday and the defenders and goalkeepers on Sunday!

FIFA 22 TOTY: Goalkeepers Nominees

GKThibaut CourtoisReal Madrid
GKGianluigi Donnarumma
Paris Saint-Germain

Manchester City

GKMike MaignanAC Milan
GKEmiliano Martínez
Aston Villa
GKÉdouard Mendy
Chelsea FC
GKJan OblakAtlético de Madrid

FIFA 22 TOTY: Defenders Nominees

CBDavid Alaba
Real Madrid
RBTrent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpool FC
CBCésar Azpilicueta

Chelsea FC

CBLeonardo BonucciPiemonte Calcio
CBGiorgio Chiellini
Piemonte Calcio
LBAlphonso Davies
Bayern Munich
LBChristian GünterSC Freiburg
RBAchraf Hakimi
Paris Saint-Germain
LBTheo HernándezAC Milan
CBMats HummelsBorussia Dortmund
RBJesús NavasFC Sevilla
RBJoão CanceloManchester City
LBJordi Alba
FC Barcelona


Simon Kjær
AC Milan
CBJules KoundéFC Sevilla
Paris Saint-Germain
OSC Lille
CBCristian RomeroTottenham Hotspur
CBRúben DiasManchester City
CBAntonio Rüdiger
Chelsea FC
LBLuke Shaw
Manchester United
CBMilan ŠkriniarInter Milan
LWBLeonardo SpinazzolaRoma FC
RBKieran TrippierNewcastle United
RBKyle WalkerManchester City

FIFA 22 TOTY: Midfielders Nominees

CMNicolò BarellaInter Milan
CMJude Bellingham
Borussia Dortmund
CAMBruno Fernandes

Manchester United

CDMCasemiroReal Madrid
CAMDani Olmo
RB Leipzig
CMKevin De Bruyne
Manchester City
LMLuis DíazPorto FC
CDMFabinhoLiverpool FC
CAMNabil Fekir
Real Betis
CAMPhil Foden
Manchester City
ZMLeon Goretzka
Bayern Munich
ZMJorginhoChelsea FC
ZDMN'Golo Kanté
Chelsea FC
ZDMJoshua Kimmich
Bayern Munich
LMFilip KostićEintracht Frankfurt
CDMManuel LocatelliPiemonte Calcio
CMLucas Paqueta
Olympique Lyon
CMMarcos LlorenteAtlético de Madrid
CMLuka ModrićReal Madrid
CAMMason Mount
Chelsea FC
CAMThomas Müller
Bayern Munich
CMPedriFC Barcelona
CDMDeclan RiceWest Ham United
LMHeung Min SonTottenham Hotspur
CMMarco VerrattiParis Saint-Germain
CAMFlorian Wirtz
Bayer Leverkusen

FIFA 22 TOTY: Attacker Nominees

TOTY Attackers Nominees FIFA 22
Attackers Nominees for TOTY in FIFA 22. | © EA Sports
CFKarim BenzemaReal Madrid
RWFederico ChiesaPiemonte Calcio
STCristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United

STJonathan DavidOSC Lille
STGerard MorenoVillarreal
LWJack GrealishManchester City
STErling HaalandBorussia Dortmund
STCiro ImmobileLatium
LWLorenzo InsigneSSC Napoli
STHarry Kane
Tottenham Hotspur
STRobert Lewandowski
Bayern Munich
STRomelu LukakuChelsea FC
STLautaro MartínezInter Milan
STKylian MbappéParis Saint-Germain
RWLionel MessiParis Saint-Germain
LWNeymarParis Saint-Germain
LWMikel OyarzabalReal Sociedad
LWDimitri PayetOlympique Marseille
RWMohamed SalahLiverpool FC
STLuis SuárezAtlético de Madrid
LWDušan TadicAjax Amsterdam
STDušan VlahovicFiorentina

Our TOTY Predictions

POS.PLAYERWhy him? OVR Prediction
GKGianluigi DonnarummaBest Euro 2020 player.89 → 95 OVR
RBAchraf HakimiMeister in Italien 2021. Zündet bei PSG immer mehr.85 → 94 OVR
CBDavid Alaba4 Cups with Bayern. Brilliant in Madrid.84 → 95 OVR
CBMarquinhosCup + Super Cup in France.87 → 96 OVR
LBTheo HernándezNations League winner and Inform since the start of the season.84 → 94 OVR
CDMN'Golo KantéChampions League + UEFA Super Cup90 → 98 OVR
CMJorginhoEURO + UCL. Everyone wants to shoot penalties like him.85 → 96 OVR
ZOMThomas Müller21 assists in 2020/21. Double digits again this season.
87 → 96 OVR
RFLionel Messi
Ballon d'Or winner. He'll be there.
93 → 98 OVR
STKylian Mbappé
We all want TOTY Mbappé. Or as one might say: Icon.
91 → 97 OVR
STRobert Lewandowski

Bundesliga goal record + world footballer of hearts.

92 → 98 OVR

FIFA 22 TOTY: 12th Man and Honorable Mentions

The whole TOTY consists not only of 11 players as a starting eleven, but also other players. The player who narrowly missed the election is chosen as the 12th man.

The honorable mentions are awarded to players who were in top form and still not in the team. There were six in FIFA 21, and we expect six in FIFA 22 as well.

Here's a selection of stars who also have a good chance of getting a TOTY special card.

POS.PLAYERWhy him? OVR Prediction
GKJan Oblak
LaLiga champ.
91→ 96 OVR
RBTrent Alexander Arnold
No title but great stats.
87 → 95 OVR
LBJoao Cancelo
PL Champion + League Cup with ManCity.
86 → 95 OVR
CBLeonardo Bonucci3 titles in 2021. EURO scorer in the final.
85 → 96 OVR
CBGiorgio Chiellini

Together with Bonucci the defence masterclass.

86 → 96 OVR
CBAntonio RüdigerCL + Super Cup + Boss.
83 → 94 OVR
CBRúben Dias

PL Champion + League Cup with ManCity.

87 → 96 OVR
Still one of the best #6 in the world.
89 → 96 OVR

Joshua Kimmich

Four titles with Bayern.
89 → 97 OVR
CMKevin De Bruyne
PL Champion + League Cup with ManCity.
91→ 97 OVR
CAMMason Mount

CL + Super Cup + Talent.

83→ 93 OVR
CAMBruno Fernandes
Assistking.88 → 97 OVR
RWMohamed Salah
Premier League Player of the Season in 2021. Keeps on scoring.
89 → 98 OVR


Angel Di Maria

Won Copa America with Argentina

87 → 96 OVR
He or CR7. One is not in the top 11 and the 12th man...
91 → 97 OVR
STCristano Ronaldo
...and if we would decide: CR7 performed significantly better.
91 → 98 OVR
STKarim BenzemaIs in the form of his life.
89 → 98 OVR
STErling Haaland
Machine.88 → 97 OVR

We are really excited to see who will be in the Team of the Year. On Monday you have the agony of choice.