FIFA 21 TOTY: How to vote for Team of the Year nominees

Published: 14/Jan/2021 16:53

by David Purcell


EA SPORTS have confirmed the FIFA 21 TOTY (Team of the Year) promo is coming soon to Ultimate Team, and the community will decide who will feature once again with their votes. 

The game’s promotional calendar in FUT is ever-changing, but some events have proven to be a constant in the mode. Team of the Year, much like Team of the Week, will always come around at the same time as usual – and that’s January.

With 2020 behind us, many will be looking forward to seeing who will be named TOTY nominees.

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There are some players that will definitely make the Team of the Year, like Bruno Fernandes. 

EA officially confirmed the arrival of their next FIFA 21 event on January 6, with voting opening a day later – on January 7. 

How to vote

FIFA 21 TOTY voting is being conducted on the official FIFA 21 website, and that’s where nominees have been posted – still live as of January 14, 2021.

To cast your vote, all you have to do is follow these steps:

  1. Load up the official FIFA 21 TOTY voting page.
  2. Visit the tab for Team of the Year.
  3. Select the nominees you would like to vote for.
  4. Confirm your vote online and wait for the winners to be announced.

Team of the Year release date and time

Vote now for your Team of the Year in FIFA 21.

Based on information sent to us by EA, January 18 is when voting stops for the event. Then, it will only be a matter of time for the promo cards to start rolling out.

There is talk that the official release date of the entire TOTY squad will be January 25 – giving EA a few days to publicize the winners in each category of positions.

FIFA 21 Team of the Year nominees confirmed

Nominees have been confirmed for Team of the Year 2020, with defenders, goalkeepers, midfielders, and strikers ready to be voted on.

There are standouts from all of Europe’s top divisions, including Erling Haaland, Bruno Fernandes, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and more.

So, let’s take a look at who has been nominated by EA SPORTS this time.

FIFA 21 TOTY Goalkeepers

Best goalkeepers in 2020.
  • Alisson
  • Courtois
  • Ederson
  • Hradecky
  • Mandanda
  • Navas
  • Neuer

FIFA 21 TOTY Defenders

Best defenders in 2020.
  • Acerbi
  • Alexander-Arnold
  • Amavi
  • Angelino
  • Davies
  • De Vrij
  • Ginter
  • Hernandez
  • Hummels
  • Jesus Navas
  • Jordi Alba
  • Kimpembe
  • Laporte
  • Marquinhos
  • Robertson
  • Sergio Ramos
  • Van Dijk
  • Thiago Silva

FIFA 21 TOTY Midfielders

Best midfielders in 2020.
  • Aouar
  • Bruno Fernandes
  • De Bruyne
  • Fekir
  • Gomez
  • Gosens
  • Guerreiro
  • Henderson
  • Kimmich
  • Kovacic
  • Kroos
  • Luis Alberto
  • Merino
  • Parejo
  • Renato Sanches
  • Sabitzer
  • Son
  • Stindl
  • Thiago

FIFA 21 TOTY Forwards

Best forwards in 2020.
  • Andre Silva
  • Ben Yedder
  • Benzema
  • Caputo
  • Ronaldo
  • Di Maria
  • Dybala
  • Grealish
  • Haaland
  • Immobile
  • Ings
  • Insigne
  • Joao Felix
  • Joselu
  • Kane
  • Kramaric
  • Lewandowski
  • Lukaku
  • Mane
  • Mbappe
  • Messi
  • Neymar Jr
  • Salah
  • Sterling
  • Suarez
  • Vardy

FIFA 21 TOTY card design

As we can see in the graphics, the TOTY 21 card design is slightly different to last time – which had a huge banner wrapped around it in FIFA 20.

The full card design is yet to be released, but we’ll update you when we’ve finally seen it in the wild!

Team of the Year predictions

Here’s some TOTY predictions we prepared for the event. Now you can see how accurate, or badly, we called it.

  • 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

Once we’ve got more information, we’ll update this article! Until then, catch all of the Team of the Year news on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK. 


How to complete James Tavernier FIFA 21 Headliners SBC: Solutions & cost

Published: 15/Jan/2021 16:12

by Connor Bennett


EA SPORTS have released a brand new Headliners SBC for an 86-rated version of Rangers defender James Tavernier. So, here’s how you can complete the Squad Building Challenge. 

Headliners have been in FIFA Ultimate Team for a few years, and they work in a similar way to One to Watch cards. If a player who has a Headliners card then gets a new special card which is higher rated, the Headliners version is automatically upgraded.

In FIFA 21, there have been two teams of Headliners released so far, with a few Squad Building Challenges – SBCs – thrown in for good measure too.

The newest SBC centers around Rangers right-back James Tavernier. The 29-year-old defender, who has had two in-forms in Ultimate Team already, has been bumped all the way up to an 86. So, here’s how you can get your hands on him.

Screenshot of James Tavernier's in-game stats on his Headliners card
Screenshot via FUTBIN
A look at Headliners Tavernier’s in-game stats.

James Tavernier Headliners SBC in-game stats & requirements

As you can see above, the boosted stats make Tavernier a pretty decent card to pick up, even if you haven’t built an SPFL or Rangers team. He can seamlessly fit into any team with English defenders, or ICONS, of course.

However, as you might expect, he doesn’t come all that cheap. You’ll have to build two teams to get Tavernier – each containing at least one Team of the Week player.

You can find the requirements for both, below:


  • Number of English players: Min 1
  • Number of in-form players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75

Top Form:

  • Number of in-form players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 65

James Tavernier Headliners SBC cheapest solutions

Speaking of his actual price tag, according to FUTBIN, the total cost for Headliners Tavernier is between 180-190,000 coins, depending on whether you’re on Xbox, PlayStation, or Origin on PC.

However, to try and get you under that somewhat lofty price tag, we’ve got the cheapest solution for each part of the SBC below.

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Solution for the Top Form part of Tavernier’s SBC.

Team of FIFA cards for Tavernier SBC
Solution for the England part of Tavernier’s SBC.

Now, unlike the Player of the Month SBCs like Bruno Fernandes, you won’t have a full month to get the coins and cards needed to get yourself a Tavernier.

The card is only available in Ultimate Team until January 21, so make sure you act fast. And, let us know how you find Tavernier in-game by tweeting us a review over at UltimateTeamUK.