FIFA 23 Team of the Year: TOTY start date & player predictions

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FIFA 23 Team of the Year is here, arguably the biggest event on the Ultimate Team calendar. Here’s when FIFA 23 TOTY is set to start, as well as our predictions on who will earn a spot in the prestigious squad.

Every Ultimate Team season is packed full of promos and special events to keep players hooked, and FIFA 23 has been no exception. Almost every week has brought a new selection of cards into packs, from Ones to Watch at the start of the year to the many World Cup promos.

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While FUT fans have had no shortage of content to enjoy, no other event on the calendar holds a candle to Team of the Year. Every 12 months, the community is asked to vote for the very best 11 players of the year, with the winners receiving a ridiculously juiced card.

With 2023 underway, the countdown to Team of the Year is well and truly on. Here are our FIFA 23 TOTY predictions, as well as when the final squad is expected to arrive.

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FIFA 23 Team of the Year start date

FIFA 23 Team of the Year will begin on Friday, January 20, 2023, after EA confirmed the final squad will be announced on January 19.

Voting for TOTY opens on January 10, 2023, with fans being a full week to have their say on who makes the cut.

How to vote for FIFA 23 Team of the Year

Now that FIFA 23 TOTY voting is live, you can follow the steps below to have your say on who makes the squad:

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  1. Head over to the official EA FIFA 23 Ultimate Team website.
  2. Go to the Team of the Year tab when it’s live. 
  3. Select the nominee you would like to vote and move them into the right position.
  4. Confirm your vote. 

FIFA 23 Team of the Year predictions

Only the best of the best make it into the Team of the Year squad. Fans are tasked with looking back over the last 12 months of football and choosing the top performers, either individually or as part of a successful team.

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With this in mind, here are our predictions for the FIFA 23 Team of the Year:


  • Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)


  • Joao Cancelo (Manchester City)
  • Marquinhos (PSG)
  • Marcos Acuna (Sevilla)
  • Theo Hernandez (AC Milan)


  • Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
  • Federico Valverde (Real Madrid)


  • Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
  • Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
  • Lionel Messi (PSG)

Those were our predictions for the FIFA 23 Team of the Year squad. We’ll be updating this page with all the latest TOTY announcements, so be sure to check back for voting information, the final squad, and more.

In the meantime, check out our other FIFA guides:

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