The FIFA Team Of The Year (TOTY) Promo is one of the most significant events in the entirety of FIFA games. With the FIFA 23 TOTY right around the corner this year, expectations are supremely high. Part of this expectation stems from the fact that the FIFA World Cup was also held just a few months ago in Qatar. Moreover, with various World Cup Promos in FIFA 23, the game’s power curve and the market are slightly ahead of its predecessor at this time. Considering all these factors, the FIFA 23 TOTY promo will definitely be one of the biggest yet from EA Sports!
Bear in mind that this will also be the last EA Sports game to carry the FIFA title. Since FIFA has decided to split from EA Sports, the latter is bound to make this year’s TOTY worth remembering. So, if you play FIFA 23 Ultimate Team and are excited about TOTY, this is the right place to be. We’ll cover everything about the Promo, from the nominees to how you can pack these amazing cards in the game!
What is FIFA 23 TOTY?
TOTY stands for Team of the Year and is a promo which will release special cards in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team. These special cards will be based on voting and the players’ real-life performances in various competitions throughout the year 2022. Moreover, players will get a chance to complete various objectives and Squad Building Challenges (SBCs) in a bid to pack some of these fantastic cards.
The FIFA TOTY promo is well known for producing some of the best cards throughout the duration of the game. These cards will have their stats boosted to an unprecedented level, giving a significant advantage to players in online matches. Moreover, everyone wants to have bragging rights for gaining such exceptional player items in their teams at this stage of the game.
FIFA 23 TOTY Release Date
This year, fans will have a chance to pick their favourite players as Team of the Year. Out of all the players from the major leagues around the world, only 11 unique player cards will be released. It’s possible that EA might also introduce a few extra cards as TOTY Honourable Mentions and the 12th Man TOTY. The list of the FIFA 23 TOTY candidates has already been released on January 9, 2023. The voting has also begun on January 10, 2023.
This voting will be active till January 17, 2023. After this, EA will tally the votes, and the eleven players with the highest votes for their specific positions will be provided with a TOTY special card. Additionally, these TOTY cards will be available in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team packs from January 20, 2023, onwards!
For more information on the FIFA 23 TOTY release date, check out the tweet below:
Indian FIFA players can expect to get the new FIFA 23 TOTY players in packs at 11:30 PM IST, on January 20, 2023. This is the usual time for the daily FIFA 23 content update!
FIFA 23 TOTY Nominees
EA Sports have already released the FIFA 23 TOTY nominees. This time, there are 100 players from various clubs, leagues, and countries around the world. These players have been picked based on their real-life performances at domestic and international levels. Let’s take a look at them below:
- Thibaut Courtois
- Mike Maignan
- Gregor Kobel
- Wojciech Szczesny
- Yassine Bounou
- Emiliano Martinez
- Huge Lloris
- Kevin Trapp
- Eder Militao
- Marcos Acuña
- Cristian Romero
- Alphonso Davies
- Jeremie Frimpong
- Rúben Dias
- Achraf Hakimi
- Theo Hernández
- Cristiano Biraghi
- Joško Gvardiol
- Jules Koundé
- Thiago Silva
- Reece James
- Kalidou Koulibaly
- Nicolás Otamendi
- Gleison Bremer
- Niklas Süle
- Jonathan Clauss
- Fikayo Tomori
- João Cancelo
- Dayot Upamecano
- Kieran Trippier
- Virgil van Dijk
- Moussa Diaby
- Nabil Fekir
- Seko Fofana
- Bernardo Silva
- Kevin De Bruyne
- Nicolò Barella
- Vincenzo Grifo
- Daichi Kamada
- Joshua Kimmich
- Ivan Perišić
- Luka Modrić
- Martin Ødegaard
- Dani Parejo
- Jude Bellingham
- Steven Berghuis
- Filip Kostić
- Toni Kroos
- Mikel Merino
- Marcelo Brozović
- Adrian Rabiot
- Sergej Milinković-Savić
- Federico Valverde
- Sofyan Amrabat
- Lorenzo Pellegrini
- Declan Rice
- Bukayo Saka
- Aurélien Tchouaméni
- Sandro Tonali
- Bruno Fernandes
- Ritsu Doan
- Enzo Fernández
- Ousmane Dembélé
- João Félix
- Gabriel Jesus
- Phil Foden
- Karim Benzema
- Rafael Leão
- Ciro Immobile
- Neymar Jr.
- Cody Gakpo
- Erling Haaland
- Borja Iglesias
- Harry Kane
- Robert Lewandowski
- Iago Aspas
- Wissam Ben Yedder
- Vinicius Jr.
- Sadio Mané
- Victor Osimhen
- Dušan Vlahović
- Olivier Giroud
- Kylian Mbappé
- Lionel Messi
- Christopher Nkunku
- Darwin Núñez
- Mohammed Salah
- Heung-min Son
- Martin Terrier
- Randal Kolo Muani
- Dejan Kulusevski
- Antoine Griezmann
- Lautaro Martínez
As you can see, there are quite a few big names on this list. The likes of Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe will definitely be on everyone’s minds, thanks to their performances in the FIFA World Cup. Who would you like to see on this list, though?
FIFA 23 TOTY Vote
The voting for the FIFA 23 TOTY has already begun. You can head over to EA Sports’ website here to cast your vote. Just drag and drop the players into the Starting 11 o the screen, tick the Terms and Conditions Check Box on the side, and submit your vote!
FIFA 23 TOTY Players Leaked
Since the voting for FIFA 23 TOTY ended on January 17, 2023, the final votes have been tallied. EA is set to announce the official FIFA 23 TOTY on January 19, 2023. However, as is the case with this year’s FIFA, reputed FUT 23 leaker FUT Sheriff has leaked the players ahead of the official reveal. According to the account’s tweet, the FIFA 23 TOTY is as follows:
- Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid – Goalkeeper
- Virgil Van Dijk – Liverpool – Defender
- Theo Hernandez – AC Milan – Defender
- Achraf Hakimi – PSG – Defender
- Eder Militao – Real Madrid – Defender
- Jude Bellingham – Borussia Dortmund – Midfielder
- Luka Modric – Real Madrid – Midfielder
- Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City – Midfielder
- Lionel Messi – PSG – Attacker
- Kylian Mbappe – PSG – Attacker
- Karim Benzema – Real Madrid – Attacker
It’s no surprise to see the likes of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Eder Militao and Luka Modric in the FIFA 23 TOTY. However, fan selection can often be controversial, and Twitter users had their fair share to say after the inclusion of Jude Bellingham and Virgil Van Dijk into the mix. Nonetheless, the voting has concluded and these players will be in packs on Friday, January 20, 2023. You can expect these cards to be highly rare, exorbitantly priced, and have massive stat boosts. EA might even add Skill Moves or Weak Foot upgrades to the card. After all, who wouldn’t want to use a Lionel Messi TOTY card with 5 Star Skill Moves?
TOTY Icons Leaked
EA Sports will also add TOTY Icons to the FIFA 23 TOTY Promo. This is a completely new version of Icon cards that weren’t seen before in the game. FIFA Ultimate Team players are also aware of the fact that Icon cards, especially their Prime versions, are highly overpowered in the game. With TOTY Icons, these specific cards will receive further boosts to their stats to make them almost unbeatable in the game!
Only a few players have been leaked so far. However, it’s only a matter of time before new cards are added to the mix. For example, Ruud Gullit will be added to the TOTY Icon list as well. Check out the tweet below:
Other leaks are suggesting that Ronaldinho may also be added to the list of TOTY Icons. Regardless, these cards will be extremely rare in the game. One way of ensuring more player engagement and chances for people to obtain the cards is to introduce TOTY Swap Tokens. When such cards were available during the World Cup Promo, the Swap Tokens helped thousands of players obtain their dream cards. While EA hasn’t mentioned any additions of Swap Tokens for the FIFA 23 TOTY Promo, anything could happen when January 20 rolls around!
FIFA 23 TOTY Card Design
Whenever TOTY rolls around in FIFA Ultimate Team, players are also hyped regarding the card design. In fact, the FIFA 23 TOTY card design is one of the most beautiful card designs in the game. With the combination of the blue body and the gold accents, the card design for this year’s TOTY is truly beautiful. Take a look at the leaked card design below:
This card design is one of the best we’ve seen throughout the 2022/2023 season in FIFA Ultimate Team. We can only guess at how magnificent and majestic the player items will be when they release on January 20, 2023!
FIFA 23 TOTY Icons and Alternate Reality Icons
EA Sports had already stated that the Prime Icon Moments cards that were featured in FIFA 22 will not make a return to FIFA 23. Instead, new Icon card types will be released. EA has kept true to its promise. The FIFA 23 TOTY Promo will see two new Icon cards added to the game. These are FIFA 23 TOTY Icons and Alternate Reality Icons.
FIFA 23 TOTY Icons
Since this will be a new card type in FIFA 23, speculation is rife about what FIFA 23 TOTY Icons mean. Our guess is that these cards are meant for in-game Icons that have received a TOTY item in past FIFA games. For example, Xavi Hernandez and Carles Puyol received TOTY cards during their playing years. Moreover, they are current Icons in the game. Considering this, players such as these might receive TOTY versions of their Icon cards. These cards could have higher stats than their Prime versions!
Alternate Reality Icons
Another card type added to the FIFA 23 code is Alternate Reality Icons. While there’s very little detail available on them at the moment, we can make an educated guess on what they could be. These card versions might be similar to FIFA 22’s Shapeshifter Promo. The Promo featured various players with boosted stats in positions that we don’t normally see them play in. For example, Ronald Koeman’s Icon cards are mostly played in the CB position. However, Koeman was also known for his attacking instincts during his playing days. So, we could see a CAM or ST version of a Ronald Koeman card. Bear in mind that this is just speculation for the time being. We’ll update this space when more information regarding these cards comes to light!
Tips For FIFA 23 TOTY Promo
If you’re reading this, it’s already evident that you’re someone who enjoys playing FIFA 23 Ultimate Team. Of course, you’d love to have one of these magnificent cards in your first owner team. However, players are also aware of the fact that cards of this level are notoriously difficult to pack, thanks to their rarity. All is not lost, however. There are ways in which you can ensure a higher chance of packing these cards. Bear in mind that these tips might increase your chances of upgrading your team during the TOTY promo. However, according to EA, pack luck is dynamically generated from the pool of available players. So, this won’t guarantee you decent pack luck. Nonetheless, these tips might help in the long run. Now, let’s check out the tips!
Saving packs you get in other promos to pack a new promo player isn’t a unique aspect of FIFA 23 Ultimate Team. Millions of players have been following this practice since the earlier FIFA games. However, this takes a special mention during a massive promo such as the FIFA 23 TOTY. Although EA has denied that saved packs will give players from a new promo, plenty of players swear by this method. In case you want to give this a go, you can save a few packs until TOTY comes around and try your luck!
In finance, going liquid means having the cash to splurge on assets. If you’re not someone who has a lot of coins in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, it’s a good time for you to go liquid by selling your tradeable cards. Moreover, if you’ve got any big-name players whose market value is still significant, it would be the best time to sell those players. The FIFA 23 Transfer Market is bound to crash with players panic selling their older cards. FIFA 23 TOTY cards will definitely be worth a substantial amount in the Transfer Market. So, sell your unused players and save the coins until TOTY cards roll around.
Additionally, since the market will crash with the influx of new player items during TOTY, you’ll be able to try cards from other promos and buy them for cheap. Cards such as the Lionel Messi World Cup Team of the Tournament are quite expensive. With this market crash, their value will decrease by a significant amount.
SBCs for players and packs are valuable methods to gain some incredible players for your team. Whether you’re completing an SBC for a big player or just to get a pack, TOTY will feature some excellent SBCs worth completing. Moreover, SBCs such as the 81+ Double Upgrade or the 80+ Player Pack don’t cost a lot of coins and can be completed easily. They can also be invaluable when you’re trying to save packs for the upcoming TOTY promo. So, complete these SBCs as many times as possible. However, don’t spend too many coins on them. Save your coins and utilise the unused player items in your club as fodder instead.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Below, you’ll find some common questions regarding the FIFA 23 TOTY Promo. We’ve got the answers to all your queries!
What are the FIFA 23 TOTY nominees?
We’ve listed all the FIFA 23 TOTY Nominees in this blog. From the likes of Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to French magician Kylian Mbappe, you’re likely to see some amazing TOTY cards soon!
Who is the 12th man in TOTY vote for FIFA 23?
The 12th man in the FIFA 23 TOTY vote will likely be revealed by EA Sports on January 27, 2023. This will be a week after the TOTY initial team has been released and will be available in packs. Since the voting ends on January 17, 2023, the 12th man in TOTY hasn’t been decided yet.
How many TOTY nominees are there?
This time, the FIFA 23 TOTY Nominees are comprised of a list of 100 players. These players ply their trade in the major football leagues around the world, and are selected based on their real-life performances in both domestic and international tournaments.
What is FIFA 23 TOTY warmup series?
Although a Warmup Series for FIFA 23 TOTY hasn’t been confirmed yet, there’s a high likelihood that we will see this happen. The Warmup Series is a way for players to complete SBCs and Objectives to gain packs. Since TOTY will be in packs from January 20, 2023, players can accumulate packs from these objectives and SBCs. When the TOTY is finally released and in packs, players will be able to open these packs in the hope of acquiring a TOTY player!
What are the odds of packing a TOTY FIFA 23?
TOTY items tend to be the rarest of the rare items in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team. Considering this, there’s no guarantee of packing a player item of this magnitude. Moreover, even the Store Packs that can be bought with FIFA Points or in-game coins contain less than a one per cent chance of packing a TOTY. Nonetheless, we’ve provided some tips for you to increase your odds of packing a TOTY player in FIFA 23. You could also save packs with more Rare items to increase your chances!
What comes out first in TOTY FIFA 23?
Whenever TOTY has featured in FIFA, attackers have usually been in packs first. These attacking players will be given a time period of two days in packs. After this, midfielders, defenders, and goalkeepers will follow with two days’ duration each.
How long are TOTY attackers in packs?
TOTY attackers will only be in packs for two days after they’re released. After this, you’ll have to wait until the next week for all the TOTY items to be in packs!
EA Sports continues to provide its user base with content it can look forward to. From the World Cup content to the Winter Wildcards Promo in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, EA has constantly provided top-notch SBCs and players. However, the FIFA 23 TOTY Promo is on a different level altogether, with player items that will dominate matches till the late stages of the game. We hope you’ve found some valuable content here if you’re looking forward to the upcoming Promo. Keep a close eye on this space as we’ll continue updating it as more information on the Promo comes to light!
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