FIFA 22 Team of the Year: TOTY Squad, 12th Man. Honourable Mentions And Everything You Need to Know


FIFA 22 Team of the Year has officially arrived and we have everything that you need to do about the annual Ultimate Team (FUT) event.

Every year, EA commemorates the best players in the world based on who is selected in the world XI during the prestigious Ballon d’Or event, which takes place in Paris during December of each year.

Last year, we were treated to some unbelievable players worth over 5 million coins, such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk.

This year, we expect no less with some big names expected to be in the mix to be included for the first time, especially Borussia Dortmund talisman Erling Haaland who continues to impress domestically and in Europe.

So what about this year then? Scroll to find out everything that you need to know about FIFA 22 Team of the Year.

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TOTY Squad

Here is the official TOTY squad in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team:

  • Donnarumma – 96
  • Hakimi – 93
  • Marquinhos – 95
  • Ruben Dias – 97
  • Joao Cancelo – 94
  • Kante – 96
  • Jorginho – 97
  • De Bruyne – 96
  • Messi – 98
  • Lewandowski – 98
  • Mbappe – 97

12th Man

Great news for Manchester United fans, Cristiano Ronaldo has been confirmed by EA as the 12th Man for this year’s TOTY squad.

In the assets below, you can see the eye-catching stats the Portugal captain has been given by the developers.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the 12th Man in FIFA 22 TOTY.

Honourable Mentions

Here are the players that made the Honourable Mentions in this year’s TOTY promo:

The Honourable Mentions are now live in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.
  • Salah – 94
  • Benzema – 92
  • Haaland – 92
  • Bruno Fernandes – 92
  • Goretzka – 90
  • Rudiger – 90
  • Alaba – 89
  • Foden – 89
  • Chiesa – 89
  • Insigne – 89
  • Mendy – 89
  • Kounde – 88
  • Bonucci – 87
  • David – 87
  • Walker – 87


UPDATE 27th January: During this Promo, a Honourable Mentions Promo will be going live on Friday 28th January 2022 at 6PM GMT. Here is the squad in full, as leaked by FutSheriff.

  • Salah
  • Haaland
  • Bruno Fernandes
  • Benzema
  • Rudiger
  • Goretzka
  • Insigne
  • Mendy
  • Chiesa
  • Alaba
  • Foden
  • Kounde
  • Walker
  • Bonucci
  • David

UPDATE 27th January: The FIFA 22 Team of the Year Promo is currently live in Ultimate Team and leaks have revealed that Manchester United attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has won the TOTY 12th Man vote.

Read More: FIFA 22 Ultimate Team: Leaks Reveal Cristiano Ronaldo has Won the 12th Man FUT TOTY Vote

UPDATE 24th January: The stats for the midfielders have finally been announced!

FIFA 22 TOTY Midfielders

UPDATE 21st January: The FIFA 22 Team of the Year Promo arrives to FUT at 6PM GMT on Friday 21st January 2022 and leaks have revealed that Mohamed Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema will be involved in the 12th player vote.

Read More: FIFA 22 Team of the Year: FUT Leaks Reveal That Salah, Ronaldo and Benzema are Part of 12th Player TOTY Vote

UPDATE 20th January: The FIFA 22 Team of the Year (TOTY) promo is rapidly approaching and leaks have revealed that the Premium League Upgrade Squad Building Challenge (SBC) will be released during this great promo.

Read More: FIFA 22 Team of the Year: Leaks Reveal Premium League Upgrade SBC will go live during TOTY Promo

FIFA 22 TOTY Squad Leak

(Credit: Fut Sheriff)

UPDATE 19th January: The full TOTY squad has been leaked with just over 24 hours until EA fully announce the squad, ahead of its Friday release date.

Read more: FIFA 22 TOTY: Full Team of the Year Squad Leaked

UPDATE 14th January: The Warmup Series loading screen for TOTY has appeared in-game and will begin today at 6pm GMT. Although EA have not confirmed what this will entail, comments in FUT Watch’s post believe it is in relation to nominees.

UPDATE 12th January: Even though the nominations are currently being rolled out, one user claimed that the entire TOTY squad has already been decided.

OJ_MCFC suggested that the likes of Mohamed Salah, Kevin de Bruyne and Lionel Messi will feature in this year’s squad.

Former Premier League defender Rio Ferdinand believes that Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo should feature as of the Team of the Year (TOTY) squad in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team (FUT).

Read more: FIFA 22 TOTY: Rio Ferdinand Names Cristiano Ronaldo in his Team of the Year Squad


UPDATE 10th January: A Twitter user has listed an array of recommended SBCs before the start of Team of the Year in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

Read more: FIFA 22: SBCs You Need to Complete Ahead of TOTY

Also, EA officially unveiled the defenders and goalkeepers that will be in contention to make this year’s TOTY squad via the game’s official Twitter account – with the following players included:


  • Alaba
  • Alexander-Arnold
  • Azpilicueta
  • Bonucci
  • Chiellini
  • Davies
  • Gunter
  • Hakimi
  • Hernandez
  • Hummels
  • Jesus Navas
  • Joao Cancelo
  • Jordi Alba
  • Kjaer
  • Kounde
  • Marquinhos
  • Reinildo
  • Romero
  • Ruben Dias
  • Rudiger
  • Shaw
  • Skriniar
  • Spinazzola
  • Trippier
  • Walker


  • Courtois
  • Donnarumma
  • Ederson
  • Maignan
  • Martinez
  • Mendy
  • Oblak

UPDATE 8th January: An in-game leak of Lewandowski wearing the TOTY kit is making the rounds!

Read More: FIFA 22 TOTY: Robert Lewandowski Leak Shows Player in TOTY Kit

TOTY Midfielder Nominees

UPDATE 8th January 2022: The nominees for the midfield players to enter into this year’s TOTY were revealed.

Fans will be able to select and share their starting XI for the 2021 Team of The Year during the voting period which begins on:

  • Monday, January 10th, 2022 at 04:00pm GMT / 8:00 AM PST and runs until
  • January 18, 2022 at 07:59am GMT / January 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST
FIFA 22 TOTY Attackers Nominees

UPDATE 7th January 2022: The nominees for the attacking players to enter into this year’s TOTY were revealed.

Read more: FIFA 22 Team of the Year: TOTY Attackers Nominees Revealed


UPDATE 4th January 2022: It appears that the release date has been leaked ahead of the announcement of the squad.

Read more: FIFA 22 TOTY: Team of the Year Release Date Leaked

UPDATE 13th December 2021: A huge leak dropped over the weekend regarding two of the cards that look set to feature in this year’s TOTY squad. 

The Boss captured some screenshots that appeared to be taken of a computer showing that a 98-rated Robert Lewandowski will be available, as well as Mohamed Salah.

Robert Lewandowski

Credit: (The Boss)


Credit: (The Boss)

UPDATE 13th November 2021: The card design for the TOTY in FIFA 22 appears to have been leaked!

Read More: FIFA 22 Team of the Year: Card Designs Leaked

FIFA 22 Packs

FIFA 22 TOTY Predictions

UPDATE 18th January: TOTY Flashback SBCs are expected to be included in this year’s promotion and SAF Harrison has made a note of four players that could be included.

He believes that Sadio Mane, Sergio Ramos, Andres Iniesta and Luuk de Jong have a chance of being included – all with ratings of over 90.

Rio Ferdinand

UPDATE 13th January: Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes that his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo should be included, despite the Red Devils’ poor start during the 2021/22 campaign.

Read more: FIFA 22 TOTY: Rio Ferdinand Names Cristiano Ronaldo in his Team of the Year Squad

UPDATE 5th January: While there will be a full squad available to pack in TOTY, there will also be some Honourable Mentions as well. SAF Harrison predicts that Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Bruno Fernandes will be highest rated cards in this section of the promo.

FIFA 22 Honourable Mentions

(Credit: SAF Harrison, ElitageFUT & FUTDonk)

Update 17th December: @UniqueRiggers has tweeted out his predictions for the TOTY squad with @FUTMilkydinho. Have a look at all of their predictions right here!

FIFA 22 TOTY Predictions

GiveMeSport TOTY Predictions

There are a host of names that are expected to be in the running to be featured in this year’s infamous squad and we have made some early predictions regarding who might squeeze in.

Ruben Dias (Manchester City)

Ruben Dias

The Portuguese defender went under the radar when Pep Guardiola decided to bring him to the Etihad Stadium, but has repaid his faith by guiding his team to another Premier League title and a Champions League final in the same season. Dias will surely be in the mix.

Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)

Erling Haaland

As mentioned above, Haaland is on fire and has been in scintillating form for some time! 

His goalscoring ability appears to be faultless. At such a young age, the Norweigan striker has a bright future ahead of him.

Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)

Jan Oblak

Despite having just missed out on last year’s squad to Manuel Neuer, we believe that the Slovenian goalkeeper will be neck and neck with the German once more. Oblak played a huge part in helping Atleti secure their first La Liga title in seven years and was easily the best goalkeeper in the league. A name to watch out for.

You can find all of the latest FIFA 22 News and everything Gaming related right here at GiveMeSport.

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