FIFA 21 Team of the Year (TOTY) predictions: Haaland, Mbappe, Salah, Fernandes

Jacob Hale
FIFA 21 team of the year

The FIFA 21 Team of the Year promo is fast approaching, and we’ve made our predictions for who we expect to be make the cut when it drops, presumably later in January.

2020 was a weird year for everyone, but football managed to overcome the issues blighting the world and, for the most part, put on a show after short delays, keeping fans entertained across the globe.

Some players broke out and made a name for themselves on the world stage, while others we expected great things from went on to exceed our high expectations with incredible performances.

So, who do we expect to make the list this year? Let’s take a look.

FIFA 21 Team of the Year predictions

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Expect to see a lot of Liverpool in this year’s TOTY packs.

Team of the Year is reserved only for the best and the best, and grants players huge in-game upgrades to their Ultimate Team cards.

You can check out our FIFA 21 TOTY hub for everything you need to know about the promo, but here’s who we predict to be making the cut:

  • GK: Alisson Becker – Liverpool
  • GK: Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid
  • GK: Manuel Neuer – Bayern Munich
  • GK: Jan Oblak – Atletico Madrid
  • CB: Virgil Van Dijk – Liverpool
  • CB: Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid
  • LB: Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munich
  • LB: Andrew Robertson – Liverpool
  • RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold – Liverpool
  • RB/CDM: Joshua Kimmich – Bayern Munich
  • CM: Thiago – Liverpool
  • CM: Frenkie De Jong – Barcelona
  • CM: Jordan Henderson – Liverpool
  • CAM: Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City
  • CAM: Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United
  • CAM: Thomas Muller – Bayern Munich
  • RW: Lionel Messi – Barcelona
  • RW: Mohamed Salah – Liverpool
  • LW: Sadio Mane – Liverpool
  • LW: Neymar – PSG
  • LW: Heung Min-Son – Tottenham Hotspur
  • ST: Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus
  • ST: Karim Benzema – Real Madrid
  • ST: Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur
  • ST: Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund
  • ST: Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
  • ST: Romelu Lukaku – Inter Milan
  • ST: Kylian Mbappe – PSG
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Bruno Fernandes has become a breakout star for Manchester United with a truly exceptional 2020.

So, those are our predictions for TOTY in FIFA 21. For the most part, a lot of the players pick themselves. Names like Ronaldo, Messi, Salah and Lewandowski are almost a guarantee for the promo, and would be shocking to not have them included.

Of course, we won’t know until they’re announced, but that should be coming any day now. FIFA 20 saw TOTY cards come out between January 6-14 and, based on that, we expect them to drop at a date around January 11-18.

Regardless of when they come out, we’ll keep you updated with all of the biggest news and updates, so be sure to follow us on Twitter at @UltimateTeamUK.

About The Author

Jacob is Dexerto’s UK Editor and Call of Duty esports specialist. With a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Creative Writing, he previously worked as an Editor at Ginx TV. Jacob was nominated for Journalist of the Year at the 2023 Esports Awards. Contact: