Electronic Arts have finally unveiled the much-awaited FIFA 22 TOTY. In every FIFA game for their online Ultimate Team mode, EA releases a special pack comprising of 11 players who were phenomenal in real life in 2021. These Team of the Year cards are not only special but also great additions to a gamer’s squad in the Ultimate Team. So, let’s take a look at the 11 players who made it into the FIFA 22 TOTY cards.
FIFA 22 is the successor to the FIFA 21 and the latest instalment in Electronic Arts’ infamous video game series, FIFA. Undoubtedly, the FIFA series is the most successful video game by the American video game company EA. FIFA 22 was released on October 1, 2021, and it’s been only a few months since the release and has already become one of the best sports video games. It is playable as both single-player and multiplayer. In FIFA 22, fans can play with their favourite teams and take on other clubs present in the game. Further, they can also experience a 25-seasons-long career mode as a manager or footballer. Fans can also build their own squad and compete against other players in FIFA Ultimate Team which have also become a part of e-sports.
What is TOTY?
FIFA 22 allows fans to enjoy the game as both a single-player and also as multiplayer. However, the game got more popular because of its multiplayer. As fans can not only play with their machines on the same machine but can also compete against other players all around the globe. FIFA’s online multiplayer mode Ultimate Team allows the fans to build their own squad and compete against other FIFA 22 gamers. But to build a squad, fans need to collect FIFA 22 player cards. The FIFA 22 Player Cards are usually divided into three prime categories: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. The Gold Cards are usually players with ratings above 76. Whereas the Silver Cards range between 65 to 75 and below this range are the Bronze Cards. Aside from these primary three categories, EA also releases some special variant cards.
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EA releases a set of 12 special cards each year for their football video games. EA releases a list of nominees who were having a phenomenal performance in that season. But the fans vote and the players with the majority of votes get selected in this Ultimate XI. The footballers featuring on these cards have boosted stats than their original ones. Fans can get their hands on these unique cards by opening FUT Packs. However, getting one TOTY card from a pack is really rare. Therefore, fans will also need a touch of luck while opening a FUT Pack to get a TOTY card. But fans can also visit the Transfer Market in the game to buy the Team of The Year card. As other FUT players might have put up their FIFA 22 TOTY cards for sale. But these unique FIFA 22 be pretty expensive.
Who made it to the FIFA 22 TOTY?
Electronic Arts released their Ultimate XI for FIFA 22 Team of The Year and players from different clubs and leagues featured on this team. Undoubtedly, these players have been phenomenal in 2021 which impressed the fans to get them the majority of votes to ensure their place on this FIFA 22 TOTY lineup. Now, let’s take a look at who made it in this Ultimate XI lineup.
The Italian is only 22-year-old but then made a name for himself not only in world football but also in FIFA 22. The former AC Milan goalkeeper first shocked the world with his transfer to the Ligue 1 club Paris Saint Germain. Later in 2021, he also helped his national side to life the Euro 2020 and this is one of the facts which might have got him the votes to get a place on this TOTY. Donnaruma is already one of the best goalkeepers in FIFA 22 with an 89-rated rare Gold Card but after getting a place on TOTY, he got himself a 96-rated GK card. Literally, he’s now like a tall wall in front of the goal.
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The Portuguese centre-back has been phenomenal in 2021. He is a key part of the English giant Manchester City and helps them to dominate the English Premier League. He also helped the club to move in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League 2021/22. Undoubtedly, Ruben Dias is now one of the best defenders in the world but he’s also good in the virtual world of FIFA 22. As he’s an 87-rated centre back but EA presented a 97-rated TOTY CB card for the Portuguese.
The Brazilian defender is one of the best defenders in the world his contribution to his club and national team. He helped Brazil reach the finals of Copa America in 2021 but lost to Argentina. Further, he also captains the French club Parish Saint Germain and has been one of the key figures of the club’s defensive wall which protects the goal. Marquinhos is also one of the best centre-backs in FIFA 22 with an 87-rated Gold card. But after getting a place in FIFA 22 TOTY Ultimate XI, the Brazilian is received a 95-rated special TOTY card.
The Portuguese left-back joins his fellow countryman from Manchester City in the Ultimate XI of the FIFA 22’s Team of The Year. Cancelo is the key figure in both the Portuguese National Team and Pep Guardiola’s starting line-up for Man City. Joao Cancelo has been phenomenal in 2021 playing for the Premier League club and even helped them lead the EPL table and make it to the Round of 16 of the UCL. Further, he is one of the best fullbacks in the world is capable of playing on both sides. He is 86-rated Gold RB in FUT but EA gave him a 94-rated FIFA 22 TOTY card and converted him into an LB.
Paris Saint Germain is a star-studded team full of players with great potential. The Parisians signed the Moroccon right-back in 2021 from the Italian club Inter Milan. Hakimi has already made a place for himself not only in the PSG starting XI but also the Team of the Year by FIFA 22. Hakimi is one of the best right-backs with an 85-rated Gold card in the game. But his performance for PSG in Ligue 1 and UCL earned him a 93-rated TOTY card.
The Chelsea midfielder is undoubtedly one of the best in the world. His contribution to the English Premier League club, Chelsea, helped them to lift the UEFA Champions League 2020/21. Although he missed his penalty shootout in the Euro 2020 finals against England there is no doubt that his contribution in that tournament helped Italy lift the silverware. After his phenomenal performance, EA added the 85-rated Gold CM to FIFA 22 Team of the Year and released a 97-rated TOTY card for the Italian.
Kevin De Bruyne
When we talk about one of the best midfielders in present times the first name that comes to mind is Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian is the best midfielder in the sport at the moment. Even football experts and fans call him the perfect midfielder because of his dominance in the midfield. The Belgian led the English club Manchester City to great heights. His performance in 2021 for Mancity and the national side of Belgian earned him a spot in the Team of The Year by FIFA 22. Further, the 91-rated Gold CM received a new 97-rated FIFA 22 TOTY card.
The Frenchman has to be the sweetest and has the most beautiful smile in the sport. However, the beautiful smile is not all about the French footballer, as he’s one of the greatest midfielders in the sport. He helped the English club Chelsea win the UEFA Champions League. Therefore, Electronic Arts released a 96-rated CM FIFA 22 TOTY card for the Frenchman. Although, Kante is already one of the highest-rated midfielders in the game with a 90-rated CDM Gold card.
The 23-year-old Frenchman is one of the best forwards in the world. At such a young age, he already achieved glory at both club and world level. His contribution helped France lift the World Cup in 2018. Even in 2021, he helped his club lead the French league and reach the R16 of the UCL. Mbappe is also the cover star of the FIFA 22 and has a 91-rated Gold ST card. After his contribution in 2021, EA added him to the Team of the Year and released a 97-rated FIFA 22 TOTY card for the striker.
The Polish striker is one of the best strikers in the sport at the moment. He’s the leading goalscorer in Bundesliga and also helped his club Bayern Munich lead the league table. Further, he helped the club reach the next stage of UCL. The striker also bagged the best striker award by the French magazine France Football and the Men’s Player of the Year by FIFA. After his phenomenal performance in 2021, EA even added him to the Team of the Year of FIFA Ultimate Team and presented a 98-rated ST FIFA 22 TOTY card.
The Argentine forward is the last player in the Ultimate XI of the Team of the Year. Undoubtedly, the Argentine is one of the best players in the world but 2021 hasn’t been easy for the winger as he had to leave Barcelona after playing in that club for so many years. However, the year was also full of phenomenal performances. As Messi before leaving the Catalan club, helped them lift the Copa del Rey. Further, he also helped his national side Argentina win the Copa America. Messi joined PSG in 2021 and alongside Mbappe and Neymar, he’s helping the club in UCL and leading him closer to the victory. Thus, EA also released a 98-rated RW TOTY card for the 93-rated RW Gold card.