FIFA 22 TOTY: Final XI, 12th Man And Honourable Mentions

The Team of the Year (TOTY) brings the best players of 2021 to FIFA Ultimate Team. It's in the packs now. We show you, who is among the 11 best players of the year, who is the 12th Man and who made it among the Honourable Mentions.

TOTY 12th Man FIFA 22
CR7 is the 12th Man in FIFA 22! | © EA Sports / EarlyGame

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

NOW TOTY is in FUT packs and we show you who is in the Final XI.

Just a gentle reminder, because TOTY time can be pretty dangerous: Dont spend money on FIFA Points. It's not worth it.

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 was able to vote! Even if EA probably had their saying in the final choice.


The vote began on Monday, January 10, 2022 and was available until January 18, 2022.

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

You can find a list of all nominees for each position further below. But now – IT IS TOTY TIME!

When is TOTY Release in FUT?

TOTY started on January 21st 6:00 pm in FIFA 22. Since January 23rd the Midfielders could be pulled out of packs. Defenders and Goalkeeper came on January 25 and the complete Team of the Year can be packed since January 27, 6:00 pm.

The 12th Man and the Honourable Mentions arrived in FUT on January 28. This means that the Team of the Year in FIFA 22 is now complete! Probably there won't be any other players before the upcoming event next week.

TOTY: With Lewandowski, Messi, Mbappé and De Bruyne

EA shows us the Final XI! See all the players and their ratings right here:

GKGianluigi Donnarumma96
RBAchraf Hakimi93
CBRúben Dias97
LBJoão Cancelo94
CDMN'Golo Kanté96
CMKevin De Bruyne96
RWLionel Messi98
STRobert Lewandowski98
ST Kylian Mbappé97
The TOTY Final XI in FIFA 22. | © EA Sports

Awesome. But who will be 12th Man? Just keep on scrolling...

TOTY FIFA 22: Cristiano Ronaldo is the 12th Man

Of course, Fut Sheriff could be trusted again with this leak - Cristiano Ronaldo prevailed in the selection of the 12th man against Mohamed Salah and Karim Benzema and is also part of the Team of the Year.

That was kind of obvious, wasn't it? Not only does he have a huge fan base, but he's also one of the most popular cards in FIFA. Of course, that's because of his stats, so check them out!

TOTY Honourable Mentions – With Salah & Benzema – Dani Olmo via SBC

What we found odd is the number of honorable mentions... there were only six in FIFA 21... and now there are almost three times as many. Crazy. And surprisingly, Dani Olmo came as SBC on February 2nd! Nothing against him, great player and in 2021 he performed really well for a long time. But then he was injured like forever... It's very random that he also gets a TOTY card...

GKEdouard MendyChelsea FC


CBAntonio RüdigerChelsea FC90
CBLeonardo BonucciPiemonte / Juve


CBDavid AlabaReal Madrid


CBJoules KoundéSevilla CF


LBLuke ShawManchester United87
RBKyle WalkerManchester City


CMLeon GoretzkaBayern Munich90
CAMPhil FodenManchester City


CAMBruno FernandesManchester United


CAMDani OlmoRB Leipzig
RWFederico ChiesaPiemonte / Juve


RWMohamed SalahLiverpool FC


LWLorenzo InsigneSSC Napoli


STJonathan DavidOSC Lille


STErling HaalandBorussia Dortmund


STKarim BenzemaReal Madrid


STLautaro MartinezInter89
Toty honorable mentions
Wow, so many busted cards! | © EA Sports

So now all players are available in packs, hopefully you have saved a little bit in the last few weeks. We are really curious about what's coming after the Team of the Year in FIFA 22. If you are still interested you can find a list of all nominees down below.

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
CBMarquinhosParis 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 FekirReal Betis
CAMPhil FodenManchester City
ZMLeon GoretzkaBayern 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

FIFA 22 TOTY Nominees Attacker Angreifer
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

These were all the nominees for the FIFA 22 TOTY. There were a few strange decisions, but overall those were the best players in the 2021 calendar year. We're looking forward to the TOTY spectacle and of course we wish you lots of luck.

You will need it!