FIFA 21 has officially announced its Team of the Year (TOTY) for the last calendar year, and FIFA Ultimate Team players will have a chance to unpack these incredibly rare and high stat player cards in the coming days. While these specific player cards will only be in packs for a limited time, this is the time of year many Ultimate Team players wait to finish up filling out their team, since the TOTY cards generally have the highest stats in the game.
During the last year, the best players were nominated based on their performances. In the end, 70 nominees were accepted for nomination, and according to the FIFA 21 website over ten million votes were cast to determine the final eleven TOTY candidates.
The TOTY forwards are Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus, Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich, and Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germaine. The TOTY midfielders are Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United, Kevin de Bruyne of Manchester City, and Joshua Kimmich of Bayern Munich.
The TOTY defenders are Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil Van Dijk of Liverpool, Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid, and Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich, and rounding out the list is Bayern Munich’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. Some have accused EA of upping the game’s difficulty to encourage spending, but players are likely to go after these player cards regardless.
It’s no surprise that Bayern Munich players are a constant feature across the entire TOTY, given their domination of the Bundesliga and Champions League Crown. The rest of the winners had standout years in their own respective leagues. These are widely considered to be the best player cards in FIFA 21, but how these TOTY cards will affect the meta of Ultimate Team is yet to be seen.
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