The event has made its annual return to the title and continues to be perhaps the most hyped promo squad of the campaign!
Check out everything you need to know about the TOTY promo in FUT 23 right here and stay on top of all the latest news and leaks.
TOTY Release Date
Team of the Year cards will receive a staggered release, starting on Friday, 20 January at 1pm ET / 6pm GMT.
The Attackers finalists were released first, with the Midfielders coming next, followed by the Defenders & Goalkeeper until the full TOTY XI became available in packs at the same time on Thursday, 26 January.
Selected TOTY Icons also entered packs on Friday, 20 January, coming across two releases, with six available initially, another six replacing them on Tuesday, 24 January (and two coming via SBCs), before all 12 were in packs on Sunday, 29 January.
Team of the Year
Team of the Year is an annual promo in Ultimate Team which celebrates the best-performing players from the previous calendar year.
The shortlist of nominees is then voted on by the community, picking their best goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three attackers.
Once the vote has been conducted and the final XI locked in, the players will gain massively boosted cards that are released into packs staggered by position, before the full squad is available at the same time.
There will also be a 12th Man inclusion, who will gain a TOTY version too.
As with all promos, there should be plenty of SBCs and Objectives to get stuck into, with many offering packs as rewards to help you dig for TOTY players, and some Team of the Year Honourable Mentions coming for select names too.
EA has revealed the Team of the Year final XI, with it matching the leaks exactly!
The full TOTY side is as follows:
- Thibaut Courtois (OVR 96)
- Theo Hernandez (OVR 94)
- Virgil van Dijk (OVR 96)
- Eder Militao (OVR 94)
- Achraf Hakimi (OVR 94)
- Kevin De Bruyne (OVR 97)
- Luka Modric (OVR 96)
- Jude Bellingham (OVR 95)
- Kylian Mbappe (OVR 97)
- Karim Benzema (OVR 97)
- Lionel Messi (OVR 98)
As well as the main TOTY squad, the following players have been released via SBCs and Objectives:
- Player Moments Ilkay Gundogan (OVR 88) - Objectives
- Flashback Sergio Ramos (OVR 91) - SBC
- End of an Era Gareth Bale (OVR 93) - SBC
- TOTY Honourable Mentions Emiliano Martinez (OVR 90), Ritsu Doan (OVR 87) & Azzedine Ounahi (OVR 87) - Objectives
- TOTY Icon Hugo Sanchez (OVR 93) - SBC
- Flashback Paul Pogba (OVR 90) - SBC
- TOTY Honourable Mentions Nicolas Otamendi (OVR 88) - Objectives
- Flashback Sadio Mane (OVR 93) - SBC
- Player Moments Ferran Jutgla (OVR 87) - SBC
- TOTY Icon Xabi Alonso (OVR 92) - SBC
- Player Moments Borre (OVR 88) - SBC
- Player Moments Richarlison (OVR 90) - SBC
- Flashback Jorginho (OVR 88) - SBC
- TOTY Honourable Mentions Seko Fofana (OVR 88) - SBC
The Team of the Year campaign will run across two weeks, with the schedule as follows:
- Friday, 20 - Sunday, 22 January - TOTY Attackers in packs
- Friday, 20 - Tuesday, 24 January - TOTY Icons Team 1 in packs
- Sunday, 22 - Tuesday, 24 January - TOTY Midfielders in packs
- Monday, 23 January - 12th Man vote opens
- Tuesday, 24 - Thursday, 26 January - TOTY Defenders and Goalkeeper in packs
- Tuesday, 24 - Friday, 27 January - TOTY Icons Team 2 in packs
- Thursday, 26 January - Friday, 3 February - Full TOTY XI in packs
- Friday, 27 January - Friday, 3 February - 12th Man and Honourable Mentions in packs
Objectives & SBCs
To accompany the player content Team of the Year is dropping, there are also plenty of new Objectives and SBCs coming throughout the campaign, helping you get as many packs as possible to dig for players!
The following Objectives and SBCs have been released so far:
- Daily Login Upgrades Objective & SBC
- Premium and Mixed Leagues Upgrade SBCs
- 2022 Year in Review Objectives
- TOTY Premium Upgrade SBC Beginner and Veteran Objectives
- Regular and Premium League Upgrade SBCs
- 85+ x3 Defender Upgrade SBC
- 85+ x3 Midfielders Upgrade SBC
To make the Team of the Year celebrations even bigger, TOTY Icons have dropped during the campaign!
They are part of the new Campaign Icon type which has replaced Icon Moments in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, giving EA the opportunity to introduce Icons throughout the season that match the current power curve.
TOTY Icons will be some of the best cards in the game and include the likes of Ruud Gullit and Ronaldinho!
The Team of the Year final XI has been joined by one more player, with the 12th Man also gaining a massively upgraded TOTY card.
Decided fully by the FUT community, the vote appeared in Ultimate Team on Monday, 23 January, where you were able to select from one of these three players:
- Erling Haaland
- Federico Valverde
- Joao Cancelo
Haaland went on to win the vote, gaining an enormous 96 OVR card!
Team of the Year Honourable Mentions have been a part of the TOTY campaign for a few years now and are boosted cards given in recognition of top performers from the year who didn't make the final TOTY XI.
Although they won't be as powerful as the main TOTY players they still have top stats and would get into most sides!
Before the Team of the Year enters packs, there was a voting process that allows the community to have a say in who made the final XI.
The 100 Nominees were announced on Monday, 9 January at 11am ET / 4pm GMT, with some massive names included - and one left out!
Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't even make the 100-man shortlist, however, the usual names of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Mohamed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne and Virgil van Dijk are all there.