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Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:14 Updated: 26/Jan/2021 18:28by Connor Bennett
EA SPORTS has revealed all of the FIFA 21 TOTY cards to celebrate its Team of the Year Ultimate Team promo, and here’s everything you need to know about the event.
With 2020 long behind us, 2021 kicked off by rounding off the Headliners. Now, though, all eyes have turned to Team of the Year in the FIFA 21 community, who had been voting until January 18 when the window of opportunity slammed shut.
TOTY is not to be confused with Team of the Season, which is released later in the game’s life cycle, around Spring. This one is all about the gamers who dedicate their time to FUT, as they’re given their chance to look back on the last 12 months and decide which players have been standout performers.
The picks are stacked with talent this year, so let’s take a look at all of the key details.
Fans got to vote for a squad of 11 players from a pool of 55 nominees, with EA tallying the votes.
January 18 was the date voting closed, with developers confirming this promo team will be revealed on Friday, January 22 at 6pm (UK). That means 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those of you around the world.
It’s since been revealed by EA.
The full list has been announced by EA SPORTS – and there’s no Lionel Messi this year.
Two players were confirmed early to be part of FIFA 21’s Team of the Year already, starting with Kevin De Bruyne.
Included in our predictions and a fan favorite, the Belgian has been arguably the best player in the Premier League for some time.
It shouldn’t be a surprise to see Sergio Ramos included, either, as confirmed by his club Real Madrid – in a similar fashion.
EA revealed the first set of ratings for the three attackers, Lewandowski (98), Ronaldo (98), and Mbappe (97) on Friday, Jan. 22.
On Sunday, Jan 24, the Midfielder ratings were rolled out for Kimmich (96), Fernandes (97), and De Bruyne (96).
EA waited until Tuesday, Jan 26 to roll out both the backline and the 12th Man, with Davies (93), Alexander-Arnold (94), Ramos (96), Van Dijk (96), and GK Neuer (96) arriving first on the day.
The full list of FIFA 21 TOTY nominees have been picked out. The likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, Virgil Van Dijk, Kevin De Bruyne, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar are all included in the list.
As far as predictions go, we submitted ours as an official vote – seen below.
The Dexerto XI includes the following players:
The card design for TOTY was revealed on January 21, leaked early by FUT Watch.
There are some differences that can be seen, and its appearance has gone down very well with fans.
Although EA love to give lots of opportunities for players to unlock untradeable cards through SBCs and Objectives, don’t expect there to be many for TOTY, since those cards are so high-rated and powerful.
That said, things got off with a bang on Friday, Jan. 22 with the reveal of the TOTY Attacker ratings, a new set of Objectives for Luis Suarez, and a Flashback SBC for Franck Ribery. Keep up with every one EA releases during the promo right here:
Just finally, there is speculation that promo packs and lightning rounds will be available for the event.
For those who don’t know, promo packs offer greater amounts of rare players and cost a little more – typically – than the base FUT packs. Lightning rounds start up first of all for Black Friday, which has been and gone, which opens the door for periods of reduced prices on packs in Ultimate Team to celebrate Team of the Year.
While these are unconfirmed rumors as of January 2021, we can confirm that we’ll update this section with further information as soon as it’s made available to us.
Stick with us @UltimateTeamUK for the latest updates on Team of the Year. As soon as it’s revealed, we’ll be posting it on there and our reaction.