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FIFA 21 Team of the Year countdown: Nominees, Voting, TOTY Predictions

Published: 18/Jan/2021 10:52

by Connor Bennett

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FIFA 21 Team of the Year will be here before you know it, and, we’ve got all the info on release dates, new cards, and a whole lot more. 

The FIFA 21 cycle is starting to get up to speed now we’ve made the jump from FUTMAS – this year, known as Freeze – and moved into the new year. 

TOTY is not to be confused with Team of the Season, which releases in the springtime, this promo is all about fans voting for the best players in the game.

The promo typically produces some of the best, non-icon cards in FIFA, but, will it be the same this year? Here’s everything that’s been confirmed.

Team of the Year always delivers in FIFA – and FIFA 20’s squad was insane.

When does Team of the Year come out FIFA 21?

As noted, FIFA 20’s FUTMAS event held the key to TOTY cards in the form of nominees and voting. Fans got to vote for a squad of 11 players from a pool of 55 nominees, with EA tallying the votes. 

EA took a slightly different approach this season and opened the voting for Team of the Year on Thursday, January 7 after announcing it the day prior.

With voting previously starting on Jan 7, we still don’t yet know when cards will start entering packs, though we would guess it could occur around the week of January 18, giving players time to vote on who they want to see in TOTY.

FIFA 21 TOTY nominees

In terms of who might be on the side itself, it’s going to be some of the world’s best players, so it’s incredibly difficult to pick out a few predictions.

The likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, Virgil Van Dijk, Kevin De Bruyne, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar should all get nominee nods, but expect a few others as well.

Last year, the inclusions of Frenkie De Jong, Mathias De Ligt, and N’Golo Kante might have raised a few eyebrows, but that’s what players voted for at the end of the day. 

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The full list of nominees for FIFA 21 Team of the Year (TOTY).

FIFA 21 TOTY Goalkeepers

  • GK: Alisson Becker – Liverpool
  • GK: Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid
  • GK: Moraes Ederson – Manchester City
  • GK: Lucas Hradecky – Bayer Leverkusen
  • GK: Steve Mandanda – Marseille
  • GK: Keylor Navas – PSG
  • GK: Manuel Neuer – Bayern Munich

FIFA 21 TOTY Defenders

  • CB: Francesco Acerbi – Lazio
  • RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold – Liverpool
  • LB: Jordan Amavi – Marseille
  • LB: Angelino – RB Leipzig
  • LB: Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munich
  • CB: Stefan de Vrij – Inter Milan
  • CB: Matthias Ginter – Borussia Mönchengladbach
  • LB: Theo Hernandez –  AC Milan
  • CB: Mats Hummels – Borussia Dortmund
  • RB: Jesus Navas – Sevilla
  • LB: Jordi Alba – Barcelona
  • CB: Presnel Kimpembe – PSG
  • CB: Aymeric Laporte Manchester City
  • CB: Marquinhos – PSG
  • LB: Andy Robertson – Liverpool
  • CB: Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid
  • CB: Thiago Silva – Chelsea
  • CB: Virgil van Dijk – Liverpool FC
  • CM: Houssem Aouar – Lyon

FIFA 21 TOTY Midfielders

  • CAM: Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United
  • CAM: Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City
  • CAM: Nabil Fekir – Real Betis
  • CAM: Alejandro Gomez – Atalanta
  • LM: Robin Gosens – Atalanta
  • LM: Raphael Guerreiro – Borussia Dortmund
  • CDM: Jordan Henderson -Liverpool
  • CDM: Joshua Kimmich – Bayern Munich
  • CM: Mateo Kovacic – Chelsea
  • CDM: Toni Kroos – Real Madrid
  • CAM: Luis Alberto – Lazio
  • CDM: Mikel Moreno – Real Sociedad
  • CDM: Dani Parejo – Villarreal
  • CDM: Renato Sanches – Lille
  • CAM: Marcel Sabitzer – RB Leipzig
  • LM: Son Heung-min – Spurs
  • LM: Lars Stindl – Borussia Mönchengladbach
  • CDM: Thiago Alcantara – Liverpool

FIFA 21 TOTY Attackers

  • ST: Andre Silva – Eintracht Frankfurt
  • ST: Wissam Ben Yedder – AS Monaco
  • ST: Karim Benzema – Real Madrid
  • ST: Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus
  • RW: Angel Di Maria – PSG
  • CF: Paulo Dybala – Juventus,
  • LW: Jack Grealish – Aston Villa
  • ST: Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund
  • ST: Ciro Immobile – Lazio
  • ST: Danny Ings – Southampton
  • LW: Lorenzo Insigne – Napoli
  • CF: Joao Felix – Atletico Madrid
  • ST: Joselu – Alaves
  • ST: Harry Kane – Spurs
  • ST: Andrej Kramaric – Hoffenheim
  • ST: Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
  • ST: Romelu Lukaku – Inter Milan
  • LW: Sadio Mane – Liverpool
  • ST: Kylian Mbappe – PSG
  • RW: Lionel Messi – Barcelona
  • LW: Neymar Junior – PSG
  • RW: Mohamed Salah – Liverpool
  • LW: Raheem Sterling – Manchester City
  • ST: Luis Suarez – Atletico Madrid
  • ST: Jamie Vardy – Leicester City

How to vote for FIFA 21 TOTY

Just like last year, the voting process is pretty simple, and it’s just a case of heading to the Team of the Year website. On the website, you will see an empty 4-3-3 template, in which you can fill in your preferred goalkeeper, defenders, midfielders, and attackers.

FIFA 21 TOTY card design

We already know what the TOTY Nominee card design looks like, as revealed in the promotional content above, but what about the Team of the Year cards themselves?

Unfortunately, the official TOTY card design has not been revealed as EA are likely waiting for the full team announcement to unveil the item. We’ll be sure to include that in here and also post it on Twitter as soon as it’s revealed.

Whatever it ends up being, it’ll be hard to top last year’s design, which was as majestic and elegant as a FUT card has ever been.

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Card designs for TOTY in both FIFA 19 and 20.

FIFA 21 TOTY SBCs & Objectives

Although EA love to give lots of opportunities for players to unlock untradeable cards through SBCs and Objectives, don’t expect there to be many for TOTY, since those cards are so high-rated and powerful.

That said, there should be at least one SBC involving this promotion, maybe not for a specific card outright but a pack that guarantees one of the TOTY players. We’ll have more info for you here once the promo kicks off and EA reveals all the details.

What time does TOTY come out FIFA 21?

Currently, there’s no indication as to when TOTY comes out, and 2021 is following a different vein than the early event start of 2020, which started on January 15. We will be sure to update this piece with any further information as it drops, so make sure to check back often.


You can also let us know who you want to see given a nod for TOTY by tweeting us over @UltimateTeamUK.

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FIFA 21 FUT Draft rewards for Online & Single Player

Published: 18/Jan/2021 10:24 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 10:39

by David Purcell

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FUT Draft has some of the biggest rewards up for grabs in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, including packs, coins, and free tokens to enter. With online and offline rewards differing, this list should help you see how many wins you need to break into the better prizes. 

The draft mode can be played by Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC players in FIFA 21 – if they pay the entrance fee to take part.

This cost is no different depending on if you select single player or multiplayer, as they’re both 15,000 coins or 300 FIFA Points. The rewards in the online version makes it more competitive, though.

When building a FUT Draft team, as regular players will know, you are given the option of high rated cards in almost every position. First of all, you will pick a formation, a captain, then go spot by spot in the squad until you have a team ready to compete. The best strategy, in terms of chemistry, is to pick a league or nationality to ensure you have as many strong links as possible before those picks run out.

FIFA 21 FUT Draft rewards
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Below, you can see a boat load of known rewards for each placement in FIFA 21 FUT Draft – courtesy of EA SPORTS. This last is up to date as of 2021, meaning just a quick glance at either the Online or Single Player section should reveal what’s up for grabs in the tournament you have decided to enter.

When do you get FUT Draft rewards FIFA 21?

Unlike Squad Battles, FUT Champs, and Division Rivals, there is no set time in the week when FUT Draft rewards are released. In fact, as soon as you’re knocked out of the tournament or win it, the rewards will appear immediately in your Ultimate Team Store page to redeem.

Below, you can see all of the different rewards combinations – last updated in January, 2021.

FIFA 21 FUT Draft Online rewards 

0 Wins

Ultimate Loan Player Pack
2× Gold Pack

Silver Pack
2× Gold Pack

Silver Players Pack
2× Gold Pack

3× Gold Pack

Draft Token Pack

2× Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Silver Pack


1 Win

Premium Silver Pack
2× Gold Pack

Silver Pack
Gold Pack

2× Gold Pack
Jumbo Gold Pack

Gold Pack
Draft Token Pack

Gold Pack
2× Premium Gold Pack

Premium Silver Pack
2× Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

2× Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack


2 Wins

Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

2× Gold Pack
2× Premium Gold Pack

Gold Players Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Rare Players Pack


3 Wins

3× Premium Gold Pack

2× Premium Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

2× Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Rare Gold Pack

Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Rare Gold Pack

Rare Players Pack

Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack
20,000 Coins

Gold Players Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Gold Players Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack
20,000 Coins

Gold Players Pack
2× Premium Gold Players Pack


4 Wins

Gold Pack
Rare Players Pack

2× Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Premium Gold Pack
2× Rare Gold Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Rare Players Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Rare Gold Pack
25,000 Coins

Premium Gold Players Pack
Mega Pack

2× Gold Pack
2× Premium Gold Players Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Rare Gold Pack
30,000 Coins

Gold Pack
2× Mega Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Rare Gold Pack
Mega Pack

2× Premium Gold Players Pack

Premium Gold Pack
2× Mega Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack
25,000 Coins

Premium Gold Players Pack
Rare Gold Pack
Mega Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Mega Pack
Rare Players Pack

Premium Gold Pack
2× Rare Players Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Rare Players Pack
45,000 Coins

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Jumbo Rare Players Pack

Mega Pack
Jumbo Rare Players Pack


FIFA 21 FUT Draft rewards menu

FIFA 21 FUT Draft Single Player rewards

0 Wins

Gold Pack

Draft Token Pack


1 Win

Silver Pack
2× Gold Pack


2 Wins

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

3× Gold Pack

2× Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Silver Pack


3 Wins

Premium Silver Pack
2× Gold Pack

2× Gold Pack
Premium Gold Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Draft Token Pack

3× Premium Gold Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack


4 Wins

Gold Pack
Premium Gold Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Gold Players Pack

Premium Gold Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold 26 Pack

Rare Gold Pack

Gold Players Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

2× Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Draft Token Pack

2× Premium Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold 26 Pack
Draft Token Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Mega Pack

Premium Gold Pack
2× Jumbo Premium Gold 26 Pack

Gold Players Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Gold Players Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold 26 Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Mega Pack

Rare Players Pack


So, there you have it! Those are the packs, coins, and tokens that are available at each stage of FIFA 21 FUT Draft rewards placements. Clearly, winning the thing is the best option to secure top rewards, though even two or three wins can be enough to break into some big prizes. Good luck!