FIFA 23 Team of the Year (TOTY) predictions: Messi, Mbappe, De Bruyne, more

FIFA 23 Team of the Year is almost upon us, celebrating the very best players that 2022 has to offer. Ahead of the big reveal, we’ve put together our predictions for FIFA 23 TOTY, along with how to vote and when the promos should begin.

Since launching back in September, FIFA 23 players have been treated to a ridiculous number of promos, from old favorites like Ones to Watch, to new cards like Out of Position.

But of all the events EA has launched, none can come close to the excitement or prestige of Team of the Year. This fan-favorite event is always one of the standouts on the FUT calendar, bringing in some of the most valuable cards the game has to offer, and FIFA 23 TOTY is no exception.

With 2023 coming to a close, it’s time to look back at the best players from the past 12 months. Here are our predictions for the FIFA 23 Team of the Year, plus how you can vote for the ultimate TOTY squad.

fifa 23 toty start date

Despite FIFA 23 being one of the most anticipated events of the season, EA are It is yet to officially announce when TOTY will start, The devs will wait until the new year to reveal the event and open the voting.

However, based on some leaks from FUT Sheriff and Donk Trading, we expect FIFA 23 TOTY to start soon. Friday, January 13, 2023Because it looks like it’s the next week that hasn’t already been assigned a promo.

What is the FIFA 23 Team of the Year?

As the name suggests, the FIFA 23 Team of the Year are the 11 players who fans believe have been the best in the world over the past 12 months. EA come up with several nominees, then FUT fans can choose their own TOTY XI based on their performance and number of trophies won.

The players with the most votes are awarded a special TOTY card in Ultimate Team, with greatly enhanced stats and a striking blue design. These are often the best and most expensive items in the entire game, so packing one can make a huge difference to your team.

How to vote for FIFA 23 TOTY

Voting for the FIFA 23 TOTY hasn’t started yet, but it’s only a matter of time before the nominees are revealed and players are asked to make their choices.

Here’s how to vote for the FIFA 23 Team of the Year, once the contenders have been announced:

  1. Go to the TOTY section of fifa 23 website,
  2. Check out the nominees for each position and decide who makes your team.
  3. Drag the players you want to vote for into the starting XI.
  4. Click on ‘Submit’.
  5. Wait for the final FIFA 23 TOTY to appear.

FIFA 23 Team of the Year Predictions

There have been some great performances throughout 2022 in domestic leagues, European competitions and even the World Cup. So, narrowing it down to only 11 is not an easy task.

Whether it’s for individual brilliance or trophies won as part of a team, here are our predictions for the FIFA 23 Team of the Year.


  • Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)


  • Joao Cancelo (Manchester City)
  • Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
  • David Alaba (Real Madrid)
  • Theo Hernandez (AC Milan)


  • Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
  • Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)

the attackers

  • Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
  • Lionel Messi (PSG)
  • Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

That was everything you need to know about the FIFA 23 Team of the Year. We’ll keep updating this hub with all the latest announcements, so be sure to check back for more details.

For more on FIFA 23, take a look at the best custom tactics to use in Ultimate Team, as well as how to claim your free Twitch Prime Gaming Pack.

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