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FIFA 19 TOTY Nominees & Voting | FUT 19 Team of the Year

Published: 2/Jan/2019 17:21 Updated: 11/Jan/2019 18:28

by David Cotton

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The FIFA 19 TOTY release date has officially been confirmed! FUT 19 Team of the Year nominees have been revealed and voting will follow the same format as last year (all will be explained on this page). Check out this year’s FIFA 19 TOTY nominees below!

Following last year’s format, the FIFA 19 Team of the Year will be vote will be cast by a carefully selected list of media, athletes, and EA SPORTS FIFA community members. The recipients of these ballot boxes have been tasked with the responsibility of representing the millions of FIFA Ultimate Team fans across the world.

Each recipient will select a starting XI from a shortlist of 55 players. These players have been selected by members of the EA SPORTS FIFA team, based on their real-world performances, in fixtures during 2018 football calendar.

Confirmed: FIFA 19 Team of the Year | FUT 19 TOTY Live Offers

By now each selected recipient will have received their custom-built ballot box, containing all 55 FIFA 19 TOTY nominee cards. All votes must be placed using the 4-3-3 formation, consisting of three attackers, three midfielders, four defenders, and one goalkeeper.

Each ballot box recipient will cast their vote by uploading a photo of their team via social media with #TOTYVote. These votes will be confirmed by January 7 and will account for 60% of the final weighting. The remaining 40% of the votes will be placed by members of the EA SPORTS FIFA team.

More: FIFA 19 Road to the Final | UEFA Champions League & Europa FUT Cards

FIFA 19 TOTY Release Date

The official FIFA 19 Team of the Year squad will be announced starting on January 7, with these special blue TOTY cards available in FUT packs for a limited time in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team.

FUT 19 TOTY Nominees by Position

Goalkeepers

FIFA 19 TOTY Nominees | Goalkeepers
  • GK: Alisson Becker (Brazil / Liverpool)
  • GK: Jan Oblak (Slovenia / Atlético de Madrid)
  • GK: David De Gea (Spain / Manchester United)
  • GK: Hugo Lloris (France / Tottenham Hotspur)
  • GK: Thibaut Courtois (Belgium / Real Madrid)

Defenders

FIFA 19 TOTY Nominees | Defenders
  • LB: Jordi Alba (Spain / FC Barcelona)
  • RB: Dani Carvajal (Spain / Real Madrid)
  • CB: Diego Godín (Uruguay / Atlético de Madrid)
  • RB: Joshua Kimmich (Germany / Bayern München)
  • CB: Giorgio Chiellini (Italy / Juventus)
  • CB: Samuel Umtiti (France / FC Barcelona)
  • CB: Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal / Napoli)
  • LB: Marcelo (Brazil / Real Madrid)
  • LB: Lucas Hernández (France / Atlético de Madrid)
  • CB: Kostas Manolas (Greece / AS Roma)
  • CB: Sergio Ramos (Spain / Real Madrid)
  • CB: Thiago Silva (Brazil / Paris Saint-Germain)
  • CB: Mats Hummels (Germany / Bayern München)
  • RB: Kieran Trippier (England / Tottenham Hotspur)
  • CB: Raphaël Varane (France / Real Madrid)
  • CB: Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands / Liverpool)
  • CB: Jan Vertonghen (Belgium / Tottenham Hotspur)
  • RB: Kyle Walker (England / Manchester City)
  • RB: Šime Vrsaljko (Croatia / Inter Milan)
  • CB: Dejan Lovren (Croatia / Liverpool)

Midfielders

FIFA 19 TOTY Nominees | Midfielders
  • CDM: Casemiro (Brazil / Real Madrid)
  • CM: Paul Pogba (France / Manchester United)
  • CAM: David Silva (Spain / Manchester City)
  • CAM: Isco (Spain / Real Madrid)
  • CAM: Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium / Manchester City)
  • CAM: Paulo Dybala (Argentina / Juventus)
  • CDM: Fernandinho (Brazil / Manchester City)
  • CM: Ivan Rakitić (Croatia / FC Barcelona)
  • CDM: N’Golo Kanté (France / Chelsea)
  • CM: Toni Kroos (Germany / Real Madrid)
  • CM: Luka Modrić (Croatia / Real Madrid)
  • CDM: Blaise Matuidi (France / Juventus)
  • CDM: Sergio Busquets (Spain / FC Barcelona)
  • LM: Ivan Perišić (Croatia / Inter Milan)
  • LM: Marco Reus (Germany / Borussia Dortmund)

Forwards

FIFA 19 TOTY Nominees | Forwards
  • ST: Sergio Agüero (Argentina / Manchester City)
  • ST: Edinson Cavani (Uruguay / Paris Saint-Germain)
  • ST: Antoine Griezmann (France / Atlético de Madrid)
  • LW: Eden Hazard (Belgium / Chelsea)
  • ST: Harry Kane (England / Tottenham Hotspur)
  • ST: Robert Lewandowski (Poland / Bayern München)
  • ST: Mario Mandžukić (Croatia / Juventus)
  • LW: Neymar Jr (Brazil / Paris Saint-Germain)
  • RW: Kylian Mbappé (France / Paris Saint-Germain)
  • CF: Lionel Messi (Argentina / FC Barcelona)
  • ST: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal / Juventus)
  • ST: Luis Suárez (Uruguay / FC Barcelona)
  • RW: Mohamed Salah (Egypt / Liverpool)
  • RW: Gareth Bale (Wales / Real Madrid)
  • LW: Sadio Mané (Senegal / Liverpool)

Who will make the final FUT 19 Team of the Year squad? Get in touch with us via Twitter and let us know your own FIFA 19 TOTY predictions!

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FIFA 21 Rulebreakers Team 1 LIVE: card boosts, SBCs, how it works

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:40 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 0:49

by Isaac McIntyre

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EA SPORTS has begun officially unveiling this year’s Halloween promo event for FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, and it looks like we’ll actually be getting something a little out of the ordinary in FIFA 21… “Rulebreakers.” Here’s everything we know so far.

The last few years have seen Ultimate Scream rule the last weeks of October. The Halloween themed promo was trotted out in Ultimate Team for the last three years, but the special event’s ‘reign of terror’ seems to be coming to an end.

Instead, a new “Rulebreakers” promo is coming soon.  EA SPORTS teased the event on Twitter on Oct. 21, with only three letters ⁠— two Rs and an S ⁠— and a fragmented FUT card. Soon after, Dexerto data miner FutWatch confirmed the hidden word would eventually spell out ‘Rulebreakers.’

As has been the case for most promos since the start of FIFA 20, this one consists of two separate squads of players, the first of which was officially unveiled on Oct. 23.

FIFA 21 Rulebreakers Team 1

FIFA 21 Rulebreakers
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The full Team 1 for the Rulebreakers promo in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.

The first set of Rulebreakers cards is full of impressive cards, including the likes of Harry Kane, Dries Mertens, Douglas Costa, and more. As explained below, these cards have been reworked in a way where some of their stats have transferred over to other categories.

  • Harry Kane
  • Aymerick Laporte
  • Douglas Costa
  • Dries Mertens
  • Radja Nainggolan
  • Lucas Ocampos
  • Marcos Llorente
  • Manuel Lazzari
  • Boubacar Kamara
  • Denzel Dumfries
  • Andre

FIFA 21 Rulebreakers: how does it work?

Essentially, the idea behind Rulebreakers is to take cards that have a concentration of stats in certain categories and move them around to boost another aspect of that player.

For example, in the players listed above, the likes of Harry Kane, who is known for supreme shooting but not a lot of pace, has seen some of those shooting stats shifted to boost his pace all the way up to 91, which is considerably higher than almost every card he’s ever had in FIFA history.

Similarly, Manchester City centerback Laporte now features a whopping 81 pace, a chunk of which was taken from his defending.

FIFA 21 Rulebreakers: Team 1 SBCs & Objectives

No FIFA promo is complete without a full set of untradeable Squad Building Challenges, and Rulebreakers is no exception.

The first team features several SBCs, all of which we’ve listed below along with links to full guides that include the requirements, cheapest solutions, in-game stats, total cost, and everything else you need to unlock them.

Inaki Williams SBC guide

Nordi Mukiele Objectives

Pierre Kunde Malong SBC guide

FIFA 21 Rulebreakers: Team 2 predictions

We’re very much in the FIFA predictions business, and with the second Rulebreakers squad on its way, why not shake our crystal ball and see who may (or may not) end up in Team 2.

  • Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  • Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid)
  • Pepe (Arsenal)
  • Richarlison (Everton)
  • Erik Lamela (Tottenham)
  • David Luiz (Arsenal)
  • Luis Suarez (Atlético Madrid)
  • Harry Maguire (Manchester United)
  • Arturo Vidal (Juventus)
  • Nigel de Jong (Al-Shahania)
  • Hatem Ben Arfa (Bordeaux)

So there you have it ⁠— everything we know about FIFA 21’s new Rulebreakers Halloween promo so far. Make sure if you’ve got a few spare FUT coins you keep them in your back pocket; there could be some cracking cards on the way!

As always, stick with us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK, for all the latest FIFA news, updates, and content.