EA Sports have revealed their FIFA 18 Team of the Year – and it’s very tasty indeed.
For the first time ever, the TOTY has been voted for by a carefully curated list of media, athletes and EA Sports FIFA community members – which Dream Team Gaming was part of.
And EA Sports have finally revealed the line-up in full – consisting of three attackers, three midfielders, four defenders and one goalkeeper in a 4-3-3 formation – so here’s everyone who made the cut, and everything else you need to know about TOTY.
Who’s made the Fifa 18 Team of the Year?
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Harry Kane
- Lionel Messi
- Luka Modric
- Kevin De Bruyne
- N’Golo Kante
Defenders and goalkeeper
- Sergio Ramos
- Leonardo Bonucci
- Dani Alves
- David De Gea
As expected, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi made the cut, while Harry Kane kept out the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
Mo complaints about the midfielders on display (although we might argue that Toni Kroos deserves a place) while David De Gea has further cemented his place as probably the best goalkeeper in the world right now.
What does this mean for FUT players?
FIFA 18 fans will be treated to some of the most powerful Ultimate Team cards available, as EA Sports unveils the Team of the Year.
Along with blue IF cards, they’ll be several FUT pack offers, themed cards, kits and squad building challenges.
But it’s not all good news for gamers.
As thousands of you open packs, the market will see price falls on an immense scale, with special TOTY player items available for a limited time in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team and FIFA Mobile.
Here, we’ve pulled together everything else need to know to make the most out of the period. Let’s kick off.
Q: Just how much of an upgrade will players get?
A: Huge. Nearly every player will get scores well into the 90s, with Cristiano Ronaldo getting a near-perfect 99 score last year.
Just take a look at last year’s team (below) to get an idea.
Q: What is the difference between Team of the Year and Team of the Season?
A: Last year’s TOTY consisted of players who played well during the calendar year, according to the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro).
The TOTS has nothing to do with the calendar year – but related to players of each league who have played well during the season. They are not chosen by FIFPro members.
There are strong rumours that this year’s TOTY will be voted for by the community – with the FIFA community having a say on who makes the squad.
Q: Will there be a market crash?
A: A crash may be putting it strongly, but there will be certainly be a lot of fluctuation. Some gamers may sell some of their best players to fund pack openings.
Q: How easy is to find FIFA 18 TOTY cards in FUT packs?
A: Not easy at all. These cards are extremely rare.
Q: What FUT packs will give me the best chance to find TOTY cards?
A: TOTY players can be found in any pack with rare gold players – but don’t go mad, you’ll be extremely lucky if you find one.
Q: When is the best time to open packs?
A: As soon as possible, as you don’t want to be competing for any TOTY players in the market.
According to fan website FIFAUTEAM, your chances of finding one of these cards are two times higher than in the first two days and three times higher than in the other days.
Q: How much would they cost if I bought them?
A: TOTY cards are eye-wateringly expensive. Ronaldo, for example, cost nearly four million FUT coins at peak price last year.
Everyone will want them, too – so it’s a slog.
Which players were nominated this year?
🇮🇹 Gianluigi Buffon, Juventus
🇪🇸 David de Gea, Manchester United
🇨🇷 Keylor Navas, Real Madrid
🇩🇪 Manuel Neuer, FC Bayern München
🇸🇮 Jan Oblak, Atlético Madrid
🇦🇹 David Alaba, FC Bayern München
🇪🇸 Jordi Alba, FC Barcelona
🇧🇷 Dani Alves, Paris Saint-Germain
🇩🇪 Jérôme Boateng, FC Bayern München
🇮🇹 Leonardo Bonucci, Juventus/AC Milan
🇪🇸 Dani Carvajal, Real Madrid
🇮🇹 Giorgio Chiellin, Juventus
🇺🇾 Diego Godín, Atlético Madrid
🇩🇪 Mats Hummels, FC Bayern München
🇩🇪 Phillipp Lahm, FC Bayern München/retired
🇧🇷 David Luiz, Chelsea FC
🇧🇷 Marcelo, Real Madrid
🇦🇷 Javier Mascherano, FC Barcelona
🇵🇹 Pepe, Real Madrid/Besiktaş
🇪🇸 Gerard Piqué, FC Barcelona
🇪🇸 Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid
🇧🇷 Thiago Silva, Paris Saint-Germain
🇫🇷 Samuel Umtiti, FC Barcelona
🇪🇨 Antonio Valencia, Manchester United
🇫🇷 Raphaël Varane, Real Madrid
🇪🇸 Thiago Alcântara, FC Bayern München
🇪🇸 Sergio Busquets, FC Barcelona
🇧🇷 Casemiro, Real Madrid
🇧🇷 Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool FC
🇧🇪 Eden Hazard, Chelsea FC
🇪🇸 Andrés Iniesta, FC Barcelona
🇪🇸 Isco, Real Madrid
🇫🇷 N’Golo Kanté, Chelsea FC
🇩🇪 Toni Kroos, Real Madrid
🇷🇸 Nemanja Matić, Chelsea/Manchester United
🇭🇷 Luka Modrić, Real Madrid
🇩🇪 Mesut Özil, Arsenal FC
🇫🇷 Paul Pogba, Manchester United
🇮🇹 Marco Verratti, Paris Saint-Germain
🇨🇱 Arturo Vidal, FC Bayern München
🇬🇧 Gareth Bale, Real Madrid
🇫🇷 Karim Benzema, Real Madrid
🇺🇾 Edinson Cavani, Paris Saint-Germain
🇦🇷 Paulo Dybala, Juventus
🇫🇷 Antoine Griezmann, Atlético Madrid
🇸🇪 Zlatan Ibrahimović, Manchester United
🇬🇧 Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur
🇵🇱 Robert Lewandowski, FC Bayern München
🇧🇪 Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United
🇫🇷 Kylian Mbappé, AS Monaco/Paris Saint-Germain
🇦🇷 Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona
🇧🇷 Neymar JR, Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain
🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid
🇨🇱 Alexis Sánchez, Arsenal FC
🇺🇾 Luis Suárez, FC Barcelona
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