FIFA 22: all candidates for TOTY

After the confirmation of the 80 candidates, the voting for the FIFA 22 TOTY (Team of the Year) has been officially opened. Let’s find out together the candidates for the podium

The FIFA Ultimate Team TOTY promo is one of the promos most popular and anticipated of the entire calendar. This promo rewards previous year’s best players with incredibly enhanced Ultimate Team Player Items. The TOTY promo was first introduced in FIFA 12, featuring the likes of Iker Casillas, Wayne Rooney, Andres Iniesta and of course Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Last year, FIFA 21 was the first game with community vote. This means that FIFA players again this year have decision-making power over who is included in the TOTY squad. EA in the past few days has confirmed the list of 80 TOTY candidates divided by role and today we want to show them to you.

How do nominations work?

As per tradition, when the Ultimate TOTY is released the players come gradually unfold by role in order of position, with forwards entering FUT 22 first, followed by midfielders and defenders (and goalkeepers). Along with the release of players, themed objectives and Squad Building Challenges are usually (and expected) released, included Flashback e Player Moment Player Items. According to forecasts, all FIFA 22 Ultimate TOTY XI players should be in packs by January 27, 2022. Once the voting has been concluded and the winning team has been chosen, the race for TOTYs will be officially open.

FIFA 22: all candidates for TOTY

Goalkeepers and Defenders – FIFA 22: All TOTY nominees

As mentioned, the nominations for the TOTY award winners count 80 players from the major leagues. Let’s start our list with the latest unveiled, with the goalkeepers to be voted among the following:

  • Ederson Moraes (Manchester City)
  • Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa)
  • Édouard Mendy (Chelsea)
  • Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • Mike Maignan (Milan)
  • Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)
  • Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)

Together with the goalkeepers, the defenders were also revealed, both central and external:

  • TD Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United)
  • TD Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
  • TD João Cancelo (Manchester City)
  • TD Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
  • TD Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • TD Jesús Navas (Siviglia)
  • TS Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)
  • TS Jordi Alba (Barcelona)
  • TS Reinildo (Lille)
  • TS Luke Shaw (Manchester United)
  • TS Theo Hernandez (Milan)
  • TS Christian Günter (Friburgo)
  • LWB Leonardo Spinazzola (Roma)
  • DC Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund)
  • DC Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
  • DC Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea)
  • DC Milan Škriniar (Inter)
  • DC Ruben Dias (Manchester City)
  • DC Simon Kjær (Milan)
  • DC Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • DC Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus)
  • DC Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)
  • DC David Alaba (Real Madrid)
  • DC Jules Koundé (Siviglia)
  • DC Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur)

Among the nominations are the protagonists of our European, as well as Milan Skriniar (winner of the 20/21 Scudetto) and some of the best AC Milan players of the last season.

Midfielders – FIFA 22: All TOTY nominees

Let’s now turn to the midfielders. Here too the list includes the best players of the last calendar year, without distinction between roles. The best midfielders to choose and vote for are as follows:

  • CDC N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)
  • CDC Declan Rice (West Ham)
  • CDC Fabinho (Liverpool)
  • CDC Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Monaco)
  • CDC Manuel Locatelli (Juventus)
  • CDC Casemiro (Real Madrid)
  • CC Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
  • CC Jorginho (Chelsea)
  • CC Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • CC Lucas Paquetá (Lione)
  • CC Leon Goretzka (Bayern Monaco)
  • CC Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund)
  • CC Nicolò Barella (Inter)
  • CC Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid)
  • CC Pedri (Barcelona)
  • CC Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
  • COC Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
  • COC Phil Foden (Manchester City)
  • COC Mason Mount (Chelsea)
  • COC Thomas Müller (Bayern Monaco)
  • COC Dani Olmo (Leipzig)
  • COC Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen)
  • COC Nabil Fekir (Real Betis)
  • ES Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • ES Filip Kostic (Eintracht Francoforte)
  • ES Luis Díaz (Porto)

Here too, as among the defenders, there is some knowledge of our league. In particular, Nicolò Barella and Manuel Locatelli appear, among the protagonists of the national team’s triumph at the last European championship. In addition to them, albeit internationally, we find Jorginho and Marco Verratti.

FIFA 22: all candidates for TOTY

Forwards – FIFA 22: all TOTY candidates

We conclude the list of candidates for TOTY with the forwards. Once again, the list of forwards includes strikers, second strikers and attacking outsiders with no particular classifications. The list of forwards nominated for the Team of the Year includes:

  • AT Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
  • ATT Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
  • ATT Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • ATT Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea)
  • ATT Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • ATT Jonathan David (Lille)
  • ATT Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Monaco)
  • ATT Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)
  • ATT Ciro Immobile (Lazio)
  • ATT Lautaro Martínez (Inter)
  • ATT Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina)
  • ATT Luis Suárez (Atlético de Madrid)
  • ATT Gerard Moreno (Villarreal)
  • AS Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • AS Lorenzo Insigne (Naples)
  • AS Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad)
  • AS Jack Grealish (Manchester City)
  • AS Dimitri Payet (Marsiglia)
  • AS Dusan Tadic (Marsiglia)
  • AD Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
  • AD Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • CEO Federico Chiesa (Juventus)

Here we find some new entries such as Federico Chiesa, first woman of the national team and star of Juventus but not only. Lautaro Martinez also entered the nominees for the first time, as did Dusan Vlahovic. In addition to them we find some accustomed like Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne, now close to departure.

FIFA 22: all candidates for TOTY

Team of the Year

Well friends, this was the FIFA 22 TOTY nominee list. Hopefully we’ve given you a clearer overview of the players nominated in anticipation of the voting. There is not yet a given performance for the release of the Team of the Year but we hope it will be made available by the end of the month. In the meantime, we invite you to stay connected on for more guides, reviews and much more from the world of video games. Also, don’t forget to check out the Instant Gaming catalog for always discounted games. Hello!