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TOTY FIFA 22 Ultimate Team nominees, voting, leaks, & SBCs

As the year comes to a close, FUT players can’t wait to get their hands on the Team of the Year promo. Here’s everything you need to know about FIFA 22 TOTY.

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FIFA 22 TOTY

Ultimate Team’s TOTY promo is one of the most anticipated events of FIFA 22. The top footballers of the past year are honored as players vote for their favorite TOTY nominees in FIFA 22.

Team of the Year highlights the best Goalkeepers, Defenders, Midfielders, and Attackers in an eleven-man squad. However, players can also expect 5-6 additional cards through the 12th Man, Objectives, and SBCs.

The competition was stiff this year as 2021’s top performers stepped up their game. Let’s take a look at some of the players expected to be involved in the TOTY promo as well as how to vote for TOTY nominees.

When is the FIFA 22 TOTY release date?

FIFA 21 toty

Players should expect this highly-anticipated promo a few weeks into the new year. In FIFA 21, this particular promo was available as of January 22, 2021. What with EA’s tendency to release promos on Friday, January 21, 2022, is a great date to circle on your calendar given voting closed on January 18, 2022.

As is the norm with most promos players can expect to get their hands on these coveted cards at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT / 7 PM CET.

What is Team of the Year?

TOTY logo FIFA 22

TOTY is a compilation of footballers who performed the best throughout 2021. Unlike Team of the Season which uses a club season as the criteria, this promo uses the calendar year to judge the top performers. 

EA Sports typically chooses a squad of eleven players that fit into a 4-3-3 formation. Although, there is some flexibility when it comes to the way players fit into the formation. All players can expect a stat boost that will take their overall into the 90s.

Interestingly enough, this promo is decided by FUT players through a vote. You’ll get to decide which superstars are included in this year’s iteration of the Team of the Year. We’ll keep you posted when voting opens to FIFA 22 players.

FIFA 22 TOTY Nominees

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The criteria for selecting the TOTY is heavily influenced by trophy-winners. Most of the players on this list will have won a competition by the time 2021 comes to a close.

For example, Jorginho isn’t known as the flashiest footballer but his contribution to winning the Champions League with Chelsea and Euro 2020 makes him an undeniable representative. 

That’s not to say that players who haven’t won a trophy can’t end up on the TOTY. Someone like Erling Haaland whose individual performances have earned him the praise of football fans around the world has a great chance at making the list.

Here are the Attacker, Midfielder, and Defender nominees for the FIFA 22 TOTY.

The Attackers nominees are led by Robert Lewandowksi who many believed should have won the 2021 Ballon d’Or thanks to his brilliant performances in the Champions League and Bundesliga.

After winning Copa America last summer, Lionel Messi should certainly be involved in the squad.

As previously mentioned, Jorginho’s Euro and Champions League winning year should see him make the TOTY. His Chelsea teammate N’Golo Kanté also has a great shot at making the cut this year.

Expect to see the trend of Premier League players making the TOTY continue when it comes to defenders. After all, Chelsea did win the Champions League and Ruben Dias has looked incredible throughout 2021.

Gianluigi Donnarumma and Edouard Mendy should be the favorites to receive the Goalkeeper spot. However, players must remember that the TOTY is decided by fan vote which means anything can happen when it comes to determining the squad.

TOTY leaks full squad *SPOILERS BELOW*

TOTY Vote

FIFA leakers are restless when it comes to revealing upcoming promos and exciting cards prior to their release date. Consider this a warning for any FUT players who want the TOTY squad to remain a surprise until the official release date.

This squad of eleven players represents the top performers of 2021. The entire squad has been confirmed by renowned FIFA leakers DonkTrading and FutSheriff. Naturally, there’s going to be a ton of debate surrounding these inclusions as players hope to pack a TOTY card in the coming weeks.

When EA Sports announces additional information concerning the official release date we’ll update this section so be sure to check back in!


For more FIFA 22 news check out our 10 Ultimate Team players you can sell for big coins.

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How to vote for 12th man in FIFA 22 TOTY

Following the reveal of the TOTY squad, Ultimate Team players will get a chance to vote for the TOTY 12th man in FIFA 22.

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Voting for the TOTY main squad is now closed but Ultimate Team players will soon be able to cast their vote for the illustrious 12th Man in FIFA 22.

After the TOTY nominees were revealed by EA Sports, FUT players could vote for the main squad of eleven from January 10 to January 18. With voting now closed, players are already speculating at which of the best footballers of 2021 made the cut.

Leaks have already hinted at some of the world’s best being involved but there will no doubt be a ton of debate on who unjustly missed the cut. Luckily, players will get a chance to vote a 12th player into the TOTY squad, known as the 12th Man.

When is the TOTY 12th Man release date?

TOTY FIFA 22 card design

12th Man voting gives players a great opportunity to vote one last player into the TOTY promo. After the announcement of the initial 11 man squad that is expected to occur on January 21, EA will put forth three more nominees that just missed the cut.

Once the three footballers are revealed, FUT players will get their chance to cast a vote for the members of this special ballot. This will likely occur after the full TOTY squad is revealed.

How to vote for the TOTY FIFA 22 12th Man

FIFA Team of the Year logo

Contrary to the TOTY main squad vote that took place on EA’s FIFA webpage, the 12th Man voting takes place in-game or on the companion app.

Follow these steps, once the nominees have been selected:

  1. Log into FIFA 22.
  2. Start Ultimate Team up on your platform of choice or via the Companion app.
  3. Choose the nominee you wish to cast a vote for in the proceeding screen.
  4. Cast your vote.
  5. Collect your loan player as a reward.

Players will receive a loan card matching the nominee they selected as a reward.

With leaks indicating that Ronaldo and Salah both missed out on the TOTY, competition will be incredibly fierce for the 12th and final spot.


For more FIFA 22 news check out our guide to the best FIFA 22 camera settings for Ultimate Team and the best wingers available in Ultimate Team.

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How to complete Kaka Prime Icon SBC FIFA 22

Kaka is one of the best midfielders in FIFA 22, and the Brazilian CAM has received a brand new Prime Icon SBC.

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Ultimate Team players are receiving frequent opportunities to snap up Icon players as of late and EA has just released a Prime Icon Kaka SBC to add to the ongoing list of legendary footballers up for grabs.

Ultimate Team players will have wonderful opportunities to bolster their squads during the lead-up to the highly anticipated TOTY promo. The latest legend to receive the Icon SBC treatment is none other than Brazilian midfield maestro Kaka.

As is the case with most Icon SBCs, it will certainly set players back costing nearly 1 million coins but Kaka will fit into almost any squad as most Icons do.

FUT players can expect to submit a whopping nine squads in order to claim this Prime Icon Kaka.

FIFA 22 Prime Icon Kaka stats

Prime Icon Kaka stats FUT

Kaka is a superb ball-distributing midfielder with the ability to score goals himself. His 87 crossing and 90 short passing will give you plenty of options when Kaka is on the ball. Kaka is the king of creating space on the pitch thanks to 5* skills and dribbling stats that will have you gliding past defenders.

Using Kaka as a CAM is truly his best position due to his poor physicality and defending stats. Players will have a greater influence over the match if he’s higher up the pitch and his 91 pace is ideal for a midfielder.

Cheapest way to complete FIFA 22 Prime Icon Kaka SBC

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To complete this SBC, players will need to give up nine squads: Born Legend, Rising Star, Rossoneri, Los Blancos, Jogo Bonito, League Finesse, League Legend, Top-notch, and 88-Rated Squad. This is an incredibly expensive FIFA 22 SBC for all players, costing about 1.1 million coins in total.

You can check out the cheapest solutions below.

Born Legend Requirements

  • Rare players: Exactly 11
  • Player level: Exactly Bronze
  • Team chemistry: Min 50

Born Legend Solution – Cost: 5,000 coins

Born Legend SBC solution

Rising Star Requirements

  • Rare players: Exactly 11
  • Player level: Exactly Silver
  • Team chemistry: Min 50

Rising Star Solution – Cost: 6,900 coins

Rising Star sbc solution

Rossoneri Requirements

  • # of players from Milan: Min 1
  • TOTW or FUT Champs players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: 84
  • Team chemistry: Min 75

Rossoneri Solution – Cost: 61,000 coins

Rossoneri SBC solution

Los Blancos Requirements

  • # of players from Real Madrid: Min 1
  • TOTW or FUT Champs players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team chemistry: Min 70

Los Blancos Solution – Cost: 93,000 coins

Los Blancos Sbc solution

Jogo Bonito Requirements

  • # of players from Brazil: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team chemistry: Min 65

Jogo Bonito Solution – Cost: 128,000 coins

Jogo bonito SBC solution

League Legend Requirements

  • # of players from Serie A TIM: Min 1
  • TOTW or FUT Champs players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team chemistry: Min 60

League Legend Solution – Cost: 138,500 coins

League Legend SBC solution

League Finesse Requirements

  • # of players from La Liga Santander: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team chemistry: Min 50

League Finesse Solution – Cost: 186,000 coins

League Finesse SBC solution

Top-notch Requirements

  • TOTW or FUT Champs players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team chemistry: Min 45

Top-notch Solution – Cost: 198,000 coins

Top notch sbc solution

88-Rated Squad Requirements

  • TOTW or FUT Champs players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 88
  • Team chemistry: Min 40

88-Rated Squad Solution – Cost: 260,000 coins

88 rated squad sbc solution

The Kaka FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Prime Icon SBC is available until February 17, so you’ll have plenty of time to submit the required squads.


For more FIFA 22, check out how to complete the Base or Mid Icon Player Pick SBC in FIFA 22, or check out our list of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team best defenders.

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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team: Team of the Week 18 predictions: Fernandes, Ben Yedder, Lewandowski

FIFA 22’s Team of the Week 18 is set to drop on January 19, and we’ve predicted who will get an in-form card with major stat upgrades.

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The new year of football has been coming thick and fast, with plenty of games and goals. As always, EA Sports are set to drop some new in-form players in packs this week, and here are the players we think will feature in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team’s Team of the Week 18.

Each and every week, EA drops the Team of the Week into FIFA 22 Ultimate Team to reward the stars who made the headlines in the previous round of fixtures.

The chosen squad of players receive a special card in packs for the next week for FUT fans to hunt down and use to improve their teams.

Next up is Team of the Week 18, so here are our predictions of who will be included in the next FUT TOTW lineup.

FIFA 22 Team of the Week 18 release day

PSG players in FIFA 22

FIFA’s Team of the Week drops weekly, so players can expect TOTW 18 to release on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT, with an announcement from EA usually coming shortly before.

TOTW cards replace the normal cards of the player in packs for the duration of the week, meaning that the upgraded card is the only version it is possible to pack for seven days.

Each wave of in-forms remains in packs until they are replaced by the next Team of the Week on the following Wednesday.

Team of the Week 18 predictions

Chelsea players celebrating in FIFA 22

The Bundesliga, Serie A, Premier League, and Ligue 1 were in full swing last week with La Liga’s sole fixture taking a backseat to the aforementioned leagues.

Robert Lewandowski’s presence in TOTW 18 is all but confirmed as the clinical Striker scored three goals for Bayern Munich in a dominant 4-0 win against Köln. In terms of forwards making the cut, Ciro Immobile, Wissam Ben Yedder, and Erling Haaland all scored two goals over the weekend.

Elsewhere, Bruno Fernandes is a strong shout after scoring two goals in an incredible 2-2 draw against Aston Villa. Both Seko Fofana and Kevin De Bruyne scored mesmerizing game-winning goals for their clubs. Finally, speedy center-back Jeremiah St. Juste scored a rare goal for his club Mainz 05 and FUT players believe his stats fit the current meta perfectly.

We’ll have to wait until Wednesday to find out the official squad for Team of the Week 18, but, until then, here are our best predictions.

  • Peter Gulasci – RB Lepizig – GK
  • Jose Sa – Wolves – GK
  • Salih Dursun – Fatih Karagümrük – RB
  • Thilo Kehrer – PSG – RB
  • Brandon Williams – Norwich City – LB
  • Cristiano Biraghi – Fiorentina – LWB
  • Jeremiah St. Juste – Mainz – CB
  • Riccieli – Famalicão – CB
  • Kal Naismith – Luton Town – CB
  • Fabinho – Liverpool – CDM
  • Seko Fofana – Lens – CDM
  • Mahmoud Dahoud – Borussia Dortmund – CM
  • Matt Crooks – Middlesbrough – CM
  • Weston McKennie – Juventus – CM
  • Fabio Vieria – Porto – CM
  • Kevin De Bruyne– Manchester City – CAM
  • Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United – CAM
  • Harry Wilson – Fulham – CAM
  • Adrien Thomassen – Racing Strausborg – CAM
  • Junya Ito – KRC Genk – RM
  • Jack Harrison – Leeds United – LM
  • Gonzalo Martinez – Al-Nassr – LM
  • Tom Lawrence – Derby County – LM
  • Hirving Lozano – Napoli – LW
  • Antonín Barak – Hellas Verona – CF
  • Robert Lewandowksi – Bayern Munich – ST
  • Wissam Ben Yedder – AS Monaco – ST
  • Ciro Immobile – Lazio – ST
  • Aleksandr Mitrovic – Fulham – ST
  • Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund – ST
  • Marvin Ducksch – Werder Bremen – ST

Those were our FIFA 22 Team of the Week 18 predictions. We update this page every seven days with the next batch of TOTW guesses, so be sure to check back here every week.

For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, here’s a FIFA 22 Ultimate Team sniping guide: What is sniping, how to snipe & make coins.

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