FIFA 22 TOTY Flashback: Virgil van Dijk could receive INSANE 97 OVR card

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The Team of the Year promo is set to kick off soon in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, with voting now officially closed.

We saw loads of awesome SBCs released during last year's TOTY event, including an insane Flashback CR7 card.

So, we're taking a look at which TOTY Flashback cards could arrive in this year's promo, with some HUGE players in the running!

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Latest - Flashback van Dijk coming soon?!

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Now whilst a TOTY Flashback Virgil van Dijk has not been leaked, FUTZone on Twitter has presented the idea to the FIFA community and everybody seems to love the concept!

VVD's base card is still one of the best central defenders in Ultimate Team, so a throwback to his 99-rated FIFA 20 Team of the Year card would make him an absolute beast!

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The Liverpool centre-half would no doubt be one of the most expensive SBCs of the year but would be worth it, as you'd be getting potentially the best defender in FUT 22.

What are 'Flashback' cards?

Flashback cards recognize previous accomplishments of currently active players by featuring items with increased stats based on a particularly great season that they had.

Each item represents a certain player's milestone season which EA specifies when releasing the SBC.

Compared to the regular card, the boost of the Flashback card can go up as high as ten points.

Flashback cards can also see a base card's overall rating decrease as we saw with Cristiano Ronaldo's Flashback card in FIFA 21.

Flashback Mauro Icardi (OVR 91)

The latest FIFA 22 TOTY Flashback card has arrived, and it's a special one!

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Paris Saint-Germain striker Mauro Icardi has been handed an insane 91 OVR card in what is a throwback to his FIFA 17 TOTY card that he earned with Inter Milan.

The PSG star has brilliant pace, dribbling and shooting, making him one of the best SBC cards we have seen this year.

EA has also bumped Icardi's skill moves up to four-star in order to make him more usable to the high-level player.

FIFA 21 TOTY Flashback Ronaldo

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FIFA 21 SBCs may have peaked with the Flashback Cristiano Ronaldo card that arrived during TOTY.

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CLASSIC CARD - Ronaldo's 87 OVR SBC card was a popular one in FIFA 21

This card was priced at around 250,000 coins on all consoles and proved to be VERY popular amongst the community.

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Despite this card not looking too good on the surface, his five-star skill moves and in-game body type made CR7 extremely overpowered.

FIFA 22 Flashback Predictions

Take a look at a few of the TOTY Flashback cards we could see arrive in Ultimate Team in the coming weeks.

Kylian Mbappe (OVR 87)

There have been rumours of a Flashback Kylian Mbappe SBC coming to Ultimate Team in FIFA 22 for a while now, so perhaps we could see this during TOTY.

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ELECTRIFYING - You'd simply have to complete this SBC

Mbappe has always had electrifying speed, so his pace will no doubt remain very pretty high, but his other stats will be downgraded significantly.

We are expecting EA to slash the Frenchman's dribbling and shooting stats, but don't worry, you can apply a Marksman Chemistry Style in order to boost these right back up.

Dani Alves (OVR 91)

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Having returned to his beloved club Barcelona last summer, a Flashback Dani Alves card would be more than appropriate in FIFA 22.

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LIVING LEGEND - Alves will go down as one of the best right-backs of all time

Dani Alves was included in countless Team of the Years so we can't pick out a single season for the brilliant Brazilian as EA will have the pick of the bunch!

One thing is for sure though, Alves's Flashback card will have brilliant pace, dribbling, defending and passing stats which will rival some of the best right-backs in the game.

Franck Ribery (OVR 92)

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We'd absolutely LOVE to see EA release this Franck Ribery Flashback card in FUT 22!

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TRUE GREAT - Ribery was unstoppable in his prime

This card would likely be a throwback to the Frenchman's insane 96 OVR Team of the Year card in FIFA 14.

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The ex-Bayern Munich winger would get great links to all Serie A and French players and will likely be handed insane pace, dribbling, shooting and passing stats.

FIFA 22 TOTY start date

As expected, the Team of the Year will come to the game in mid-January.

TOTY Schedule:

  • Friday, 7 January - Forward Nominees revealed
  • Saturday, 8 January - Midfield Nominees revealed
  • Sunday, 9 January - Defender & Goalkeeper Nominees revealed
  • Monday, 10 January - Voting begins
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  • Monday, 17 January - Voting closes

This suggests that the first Team of the Year cards will arrive in packs on Friday, 21 January, but that is yet to be confirmed.