FIFA 23 TOTY: The Ultimate Team of the Year Experience

FIFA 23 TOTY - Team of the Year - is quickly approaching, marking the pinnacle of this extraordinary season. As we bid farewell to World Cup content on Ultimate Team, we eagerly anticipate the arrival...

FIFA 23 TOTY - Team of the Year - is quickly approaching, marking the pinnacle of this extraordinary season. As we bid farewell to World Cup content on Ultimate Team, we eagerly anticipate the arrival of the highly coveted TOTY cards. These super rare, overpowered player cards are the crème de la crème and are bound to make a significant impact in your squad. While acquiring one may prove to be a challenge, the effort is undoubtedly worth it.

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The FIFA 23 TOTY Dream Team

The FIFA 23 TOTY dream team consists of the following exceptional players:

  • Thibaut Courtois
  • Achraf Hakimi
  • Virgil Van Dijk
  • Eder Militao
  • Theo Hernandez
  • Luka Modric
  • Kevin de Bruyne
  • Jude Bellingham
  • Kylian Mbappe
  • Lionel Messi
  • Karim Benzema

The Battle for the 12th Man

In addition to the initial TOTY lineup, EA has introduced the opportunity for the FIFA community to vote for the 12th man. This player, who narrowly missed out on the team, truly deserves recognition. The FIFA 23 TOTY 12th man nominees are:

  • Erling Haaland
  • Federico Valverde
  • Joao Cancelo

TOTY Icons

To celebrate the TOTY event, FIFA is enhancing certain Icons' stats based on their potential inclusion in previous TOTY awards. The FIFA 23 TOTY Icon team includes the following legendary players:

  • Alessandro Nesta
  • Andrea Pirlo
  • Ashley Cole
  • Claude Makelele
  • David Beckham
  • Edwin van der Sar
  • Gerd Muller
  • Hugo Sanchez
  • Javier Zanetti
  • Nemanja Vidic
  • Robert Pires
  • Ronaldinho
  • Ruud Gullit
  • Xabi Alonso

The FIFA 23 TOTY Icon team will be unveiled on January 20th.

FIFA 23 TOTY: Erling Haaland scores a goal in FIFA 23.

Mark Your Calendar: FIFA 23 TOTY Release Date

The highly anticipated FIFA 23 TOTY will be released on January 20th, so make sure to save the date!

FIFA 23 TOTY nominees

The Best of the Best: FIFA 23 TOTY Nominees

The selection process for the FIFA 23 TOTY involved 100 nominees across different positions: goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and attackers. This shortlist showcases world-class talent from Europe's top leagues, with rising stars like Jude Bellingham and Buyako Saka rubbing shoulders with giants like Lionel Messi and Kevin De Bruyne.

Here is the complete list of TOTY nominees:


  • Thibaut Courtois
  • Gregor Kobel
  • Mike Maignan
  • Alisson
  • Ederson
  • Wojciech Szczęsny
  • Kevin Trapp
  • Yassine Bounou
  • Hugo Lloris
  • Emiliano Martínez


  • Marcos Acuña
  • Marquinhos
  • Cristiano Biraghi
  • João Cancelo
  • Jonathan Clauss
  • Thiago Silva
  • Alphonso Davies
  • Jeremie Frimpong
  • Éder Militão
  • Rúben Dias
  • Grimaldo
  • Achraf Hakimi
  • Theo Hernández
  • Reece James
  • Kalidou Koulibaly
  • Nicolás Otamendi
  • Gleison Bremer
  • Niklas Süle
  • Fikayo Tomori
  • Kieran Trippier
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Joško Gvardiol
  • Jules Koundé
  • Cristian Romero
  • Dayot Upamecano


  • Nicolò Barella
  • Jude Bellingham
  • Steven Berghuis
  • Marcelo Brozović
  • Bernardo Silva
  • Kevin De Bruyne
  • Moussa Diaby
  • Nabil Fekir
  • Seko Fofana
  • Pedri
  • Vincenzo Grifo
  • Rodri
  • Daichi Kamada
  • Joshua Kimmich
  • Filip Kostić
  • Toni Kroos
  • Merino
  • Sergej Milinković-Savić
  • Luka Modrić
  • Martin Ødegaard
  • Parejo
  • Lorenzo Pellegrini
  • Declan Rice
  • Bukayo Saka
  • Aurélien Tchouaméni
  • Sandro Tonali
  • Federico Valverde
  • Casemiro
  • Sofyan Amrabat
  • Bruno Fernandes
  • Ritsu Doan
  • Enzo Fernández
  • Ivan Perišić
  • Adrian Rabiot


  • Iago Aspas
  • Wissam Ben Yedder
  • Karim Benzema
  • Rafael Leão
  • Neymar Jr.
  • Vinicius Jr.
  • Ousmane Dembélé
  • João Félix
  • Gabriel Jesus
  • Phil Foden
  • Cody Gakpo
  • Erling Haaland
  • Borja Iglesias
  • Ciro Immobile
  • Harry Kane
  • Randal Kolo Muani
  • Dejan Kulusevski
  • Robert Lewandowski
  • Sadio Mané
  • Lautaro Martínez
  • Kylian Mbappé
  • Lionel Messi
  • Christopher Nkunku
  • Darwin Núñez
  • Victor Osimhen
  • Mohammed Salah
  • Heung Min Son
  • Martin Terrier
  • Dušan Vlahović
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Antoine Griezmann

How to Cast Your Vote for FIFA 23 TOTY

The FIFA 23 Team of the Year is determined through a fan vote, where each position is voted on separately. The voting period has already concluded, and the full team will be announced on January 19th.

Voting began on January 10th at 11 am EST / 4 pm GMT / 5 pm CET and closed on January 17th at 2:59 am EST / 7:59 GMT / 8:59 CET.

Fifa 23 TOTY: David Alaba playing for Real Madrid in FIFA 23

What is FIFA 23 TOTY?

Every year, EA releases a long list of players who are then narrowed down through fan voting to form a condensed starting lineup of eleven players. These players have excelled throughout the year and are honored with a special type of in-form card, known as the Team of the Year (TOTY) card. The final squad typically combines highly popular players with those who perfectly fit the game's meta.

Once the initial TOTY team is completed, EA initiates a 12th man vote, allowing players to choose an additional inclusion from a select few candidates. Content creators often receive physical TOTY kits and merchandise, as EA puts forth extensive marketing efforts for this highly anticipated promotion.

FIFA 23 TOTY: Luka Modric in FIFA 23

FIFA 23 TOTY Predictions

Here's our prediction for the FIFA 23 Team of the Year:

GK: Thibaut Courtois

The entire team is likely to have a strong Real Madrid presence due to their Champions League victory. Thibaut Courtois, considered by many as the world's best goalkeeper, showcased his skills in the triumph over Liverpool. His height and dominance in the goal make him an elite choice in FIFA 23.

RB: Joao Cancelo

Although Reece James would have been a strong contender if not for his injury, Manchester City and Portugal's Joao Cancelo is an outstanding attacking wing-back. His high/medium work rates contribute to offensive moves consistently, and we might see him in the FIFA 23 TOTY selection.

CB: Eder Militao

As one half of Madrid's Champions League-winning central defensive pairing, Eder Militao possesses pace, excellent reading of the game, and positional discipline. Since his breakthrough at Porto in 2018, Militao has been a fan favorite in FIFA due to his speed, strength, and impressive dribbling ability for a defender.

CB: Josko Gvardiol

The formidable Croatian defender is not only a fixture in his club RB Leipzig but has also made his mark on the national side. With pace, strength, and an eye for goal, Gvardiol is highly likely to secure a TOTY place this year.

LB: Theo Hernandez

Theo Hernandez played a pivotal role in AC Milan's first Serie A title win in 11 years. He is currently the most explosive left-back in the world. Even Hernandez's standard card boasts excellent attacking stats and is perfect for those who love unleashing long-range thunderbolts. With his incredible speed, a Hernandez card is expected to be the most valuable among defenders.

CM: Federico Valverde

Federico Valverde demonstrates his versatility as one of the best midfielders in the world. The Uruguayan excels in various positions, both centrally and on the right wing. With his remarkable work rate, incisive passes, and ability to score exceptional goals, Valverde deserves recognition. His Player of the Month card already showcases his capabilities, but we anticipate an even more impressive TOTY version.

CM: Jude Bellingham

At just 19 years old, Jude Bellingham is a remarkably well-rounded player. He has already become a leader at Borussia Dortmund and earned his place in England's national team during the World Cup. Bellingham's ball control, passing vision, and crucial goals make him a force to be reckoned with. His TOTY version could elevate him to the god-tier status of players like Yaya Toure and Ruud Gullit.

CM: Luka Modric

Luka Modric's reputation speaks for itself. Considered a future icon in the game, Modric was instrumental in Real Madrid's Champions League victory and Croatia's World Cup run. With his incredible vision, ball control, and defensive skills, Modric is sure to be included in the TOTY lineup.

ST: Kylian Mbappe

Arguably the best player in the world currently, Kylian Mbappe's speed, dribbling, and finishing abilities have made him one of the most feared players in FIFA. With an upgraded TOTY card, he is set to become even more terrifying and will undoubtedly be one of the most sought-after players.

ST: Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland's height, pace, and lethal finishing make him a formidable presence in FIFA 23. Expect a TOTY card that solidifies his status as a game-changer, and be prepared for a devastating attack when the ball reaches Haaland in the box.

RW: Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi, the recently crowned World Cup winner, requires no introduction. Whenever the TOTY is released, Messi will likely receive a new card. With his phenomenal pace, dribbling, and finishing, and now with the status of a verified GOAT, Messi's TOTY card will be one to watch out for.

FIFA 23 TOTY: Mbappe celebrates after scoring a goal

This covers all the current information and our predictions for the FIFA 23 Team of the Year. With the addition of World Cup Icons and Heroes, the TOTY players face the challenge of living up to the already-overpowered meta of the game. Get ready for an unforgettable TOTY experience!