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FIFA 23 TOTY nominees CONFIRMED & predicted TOTY winners

FIFA 23 Team Of The Year Ultimate Team event will launch later this month, so here's our predictions

Updated: Jan 10, 2023 8:02 am
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One of the most highly anticipated FIFA 23 events of the year is here – Team Of The Year. Voting beings this afternoon, closing on Tuesday the 17th of January at 7:59am GMT / 3am ET / 12am PT.

FIFA 23 TOTY will celebrate the best-performing players of 2022 and those that make it will get a heavily upgraded card, with impressive stats.

TOTY has been decided via public voting since FIFA 21, giving you the option to vote on the FUT TOTY squad from a pool of nominees.

With another explosive year of football that also included the World Cup, FIFA 23 TOTY has become quite an exciting prospect but who will we see nominated?

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FIFA 23 TOTY nominees

They are out!

Goalkeeper nominees

  • Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid and Belgium)
  • Gregor Kobel (Borussia Dortmund and Denmark)
  • Mike Maignan (AC Milan and France)
  • Alisson (Liverpool and Brazil)
  • Ederson (Manchester City and Brazil)
  • Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus and Poland)
  • Kevin Trapp (Frankfurt and Germany)
  • Yassine Bounou (Sevilla and Morocco)
  • Hugo Lloris (Tottenham and France)
  • Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa and Argentina)

Defender nominees

  • Marcos Acuna (Sevilla and Argentina)
  • Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil)
  • Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina and Italy)
  • Joao Cancelo (Manchester City and Portugal)
  • Jonathan Clauss (Marseille and France)
  • Thiago Silva (Chelsea and Brazil)
  • Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich and Canada)
  • Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen and Netherlands)
  • Eder Militao (Real Madrid and Brazil)
  • Ruben Dias (Manchester City and Portugal)
  • Grimaldo (Benfica and Spain)
  • Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint-Germain and Morocco)
  • Theo Hernandez (AC Milan and France)
  • Reece James (Chelsea and England)
  • Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea and Senegal)
  • Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica and Argentina)
  • Gleison Bremer (Juventus and Brazil)
  • Niklas Sule (Borussia Dortmund and Germany)
  • Fikayo Tomori (AC Milan and England)
  • Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United and England)
  • Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool and Netherlands)
  • Josko Gvardiol (RB Leipzig and Croatia)
  • Jules Kounde (Barcelona and France)
  • Cristian Romero (Tottenham and Argentina)
  • Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich and France)

Midfielder nominees

  • Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan and Italy)
  • Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund and Germany)
  • Steven Berghuis (Ajax and Netherlands)
  • Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan and Croatia)
  • Bernardo Silva (Manchester City and Portugal)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City and Belgium)
  • Moussa Diaby (Bayer Leverkusen and France)
  • Nabil Fekir (Real Betis and France)
  • Seko Fofana (Lens and Cote d’Ivoire)
  • Pedri (Barcelona and Spain)
  • Vincenzo Grifo (Freibirg and Italy)
  • Rodri (Manchester City and Spain)
  • Daichi Kamada (Frankfurt and Japan)
  • Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich and Germany)
  • Filip Kostic (Juventus and Serbia)
  • Toni Kroos (Real Madrid and Germany)
  • Merino (Real Sociedad and Spain)
  • Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio and Serbia)
  • Luka Modric (Real Madrid and Croatia)
  • Martin Odegaard (Arsenal and Norway)
  • Parejo (Villarreal and Spain)
  • Lorenzo Pellegrini (AS Roma and Italy)
  • Declan Rice (West Ham United and England)
  • Bukayo Saka (Arsenal and England)
  • Aurelien Tchouameni (Real Madrid and France)
  • Sandro Tonali (AC Milan and Italy)
  • Federico Valverde (Real Madrid and Uruguay)
  • Casemiro (Manchester United and Brazil)
  • Sofyan Amrabat (Fiorentina and Morocco)
  • Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United and Portugal)
  • Ritsu Doan (Freiburg and Japan)
  • Enzo Fernandez (Benfica and Argentina)
  • Ivan Perisic (Tottenham and Croatia)
  • Adrian Rabiot (Juventus and France)

Attacker nominees

  • Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo and Spain)
  • Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco and France)
  • Karim Benzema (Real Madrid and France)
  • Rafael Leao (AC Milan and Portugal)
  • Neymar Jr. (Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil)
  • Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid and Brazil)
  • Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona and France)
  • Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid and Portugal)
  • Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal and Brazil)
  • Phil Foden (Manchester City and England)
  • Cody Gakpo (Liverpool and Netherlands)
  • Erling Haaland (Manchester City and Norway)
  • Borja Iglesias (Real Betis and Spain)
  • Ciro Immobile (Lazio and Italy)
  • Harry Kane (Tottenham and England)
  • Randal Kolo Muani (Frankfurt and France)
  • Dejan Kulusevski (Tottenham and Sweden)
  • Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona and Poland)
  • Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich and Senegal)
  • Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan and Argentina)
  • Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain and France)
  • Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain and Argentina)
  • Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig and France)
  • Darwin Nunez (Liverpool and Uruguay)
  • Victor Osimhen (Napoli and Nigeria)
  • Mohammed Salah (Liverpool and Egypt)
  • Heung-Min Son (Tottenham and South Korea)
  • Martin Terrier (Rennes and France)
  • Dusan Vlahovic (Juventus and Serbia)
  • Olivier Giroud (AC Milan and France)
  • Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid and France)

FIFA 23 TOTY winner predictions

In previous FIFA TOTY, the nominees were announced over a 3-day period, with the attacking players last to be unveiled.

Voting then begins on the list of nominees before finally EA announced the FIFA 23 TOTY squad.

FIFA 23 TOTY goalkeeper prediction

  • Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid and Belgium) – While a lot could be said for France’s Hugo Lloris, Courtois was the MOTM in the Champions League final.

FIFA 23 TOTY defense predictions

  • Theo Hernandez (AC Milan and France) – Hernandez has been smashing it for AC Milan down the left and also played a crucial part in France’s World Cup exploits.
  • Marcos Acuna (Sevilla and Argentina) – He absolutely bombed up and down the wing for Argentina during the World Cup and fully deserves his spot in TOTY.
  • Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool and Netherlands) – A defensive genius who may not have had a great end to 2022 but is still considered one of the best in the world.
  • Achraf Hakimi (PSG and Morocco) – Morocco looked superb in the World Cup, as did Hakimi to boot, and fully deserves a spot.

FIFA 23 TOTY midfield predictions

  • Casemiro (Manchester United and Brazil) – Before moving to Manchester, he was the stalwart of Real Madrid and was one of the best defensive midfielders with Brazil in the World cup too.
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City and Belgium) – Arguably the best midfielder in the world and the cornerstone of Manchester City’s success. Ok, Belgium had another shocking World Cup but De Bruyne is the main man in the premier league.
  • Luka Modric (Real Madrid and Croatia) – Despite Luka’s age he keeps on delivering and had another incredible year in 2022. Winning a Champions league is always impressive and seeing him dictate play on the World Stage never gets boring, an easy contender.

FIFA 23 TOTY attacker predictions

  • Lionel Messi (PSG and Argentina) – Maybe it is a bit cliche to put the GOAT into a predictions list but after the World Cup he had, it is hard to leave him out.
  • Erling Haaland (Manchester City and Norway) – Our wildcard prediction here, Haaland was the fastest in Premier League history to 20 league goals, no mean feat.
  • Kylian Mbappe (PSG and France) – You knew it was coming, Mbappe was always going to be in our predictions. Aside from being an all-out monster for PSG, he scored a hattrick in the World Cup final, resulting in the golden boot, amazing.
  • Karim Benzema (Real Madrid and France) Our 12th-man prediction goes to Benzema, who was unbelievably good in PSG’s Champions League campaign.

What is FIFA 23 TOTY

FIFA 23 TOTY is the latest event bringing all the best players of 2022 into an upgraded squad of players for Ultimate Team.

When do we see the FIFA 23 TOTY winners?

The FIFA 23 TOTY voting starts today but when will we see the results?

The 12 man squad will be reviewed on Thursday, January 19, so not too long to wait.

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