FIFA 21 TOTY release date, predictions, leaks and FUT 21 promo details

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The FIFA Ultimate Team TOTY is the most popular promo of the year for FUT fans, which often sees the very best player items released.

Within any FIFA Ultimate Team season there are always a number of big FUT promos, where highly-rated player items are released into packs, these include FUT promos such as Headliners, Future Stars, Rulebreakers, Freeze, FUTMAS, TOTGS, Winter Refresh, FUT Birthday and many more.

But the FUT Team of Year event is the promo where the highest-rated player items are released, with twelve players, selected by the community, are given cards that are often up to 99-rated.

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For example, in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team last year, Virgil van Dijk, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's TOTY items were 99-rated, with Kylian Mbappe, Kevin De Bruyne given 98-rated TOTY items, whilst Sadio Mane, N'Golo Kante and Alisson were given 97-rated TOTY items.

Due to their high ratings and incredible attributes, these TOTY items are likely to be the very best FUT player items that will be released throughout the entire season, with only the Team of the Season promo coming close, and therefore will be much sought-after items with high values on the transfer market.

So, when will the FIFA 21 TOTY promo be released? And, which players are likely to be included in the FUT 21 TOTY?

Check out all the latest info on the FIFA 21 TOTY promo below.

FIFA 21 TOTY Promo Release Date

When EA SPORTS confirmed that voting was underway on Thursday January 7, the FIFA 21 TOTY promo page on EA's official website stated that voting for the FUT 21 TOTY closes on January 18, with the final Team of the Year to announced later in January, when special TOTY player items featuring some of the highest ratings of the season will be released in FUT 21 to celebrate each player's incredible performances.

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Historically, TOTY promos begin on a Monday, with the winning players from the community vote being unveiled throughout the week. In FUT 20, the TOTY promo began on Monday January 6, 2020. In FUT 19, the TOTY promo began on Monday January 7, 2019.

Therefore, it seems likely that the FUT 21 TOTY promo will start releasing players into packs from Monday January 25, 2021.

However, prominent FUT community member @DonkTrading has stated on Twitter that a leaked code from the EA SPORTS website shows that the FUT 21 TOTY will be revealed on Friday January 22, 2021.

The code within the website says: "See who made the Ultimate XI on January 22!"

So, will the FUT 21 TOTY Ultimate XI be revealed on Friday January 22, with the players then starting to be released in packs from Monday January 25? Or, will EA SPORTS simply unveil and release the players on Friday January 22?

We'll have to wait and see, but it's likely to be one of those two dates for the FUT 21 TOTY promo to begin.

FIFA 21 TOTY Promo Details

The FIFA 21 Team of the Year (TOTY) is the biggest and most popular FUT promo, with the event featuring a selection of players based on their performances over the last calendar year, who are given special blue FUT items with significant upgrades and the best ratings of any FUT promo.

But what makes the FUT TOTY promo different to other FUT promos is that the team of eleven players that make up the Team of the Year squad, plus a 12th player, is decided by EA SPORTS FIFA community members by vote, with 70 TOTY Nominees up for selection.

The TOTY is normally made up of one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards, where each category can contain a player in any position.

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FUT 21 TOTY Campaign Highlights:

  • TOTY is football awards, corrected: the Ultimate XI, influenced by the community and for all.
  • FIFA Ultimate Team's one squad to rule them all, with some of the best items from the entire cycle, available selectively at first and then all at once, for a limited time.
  • Themed puzzle, Squad Building Challenge, and Objective content to support the broader squad driven campaign

The voting for the FUT 21 Team of the Year squad began on Thursday January 7, 2021 at 4PM GMT. The FIFA 21 Ultimate Team TOTY voting is live now at EA.COM/TOTY.

FIFA 21 TOTY (Team of the Year) Predictions

The FUT 20 TOTY squad was as follows; Alisson ( Liverpool ), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Matthijs de Ligt ( Juventus ), Andy Robertson (Liverpool); N'Golo Kante ( Chelsea ), Frenkie de Jong (FC Barcelona ), Kevin De Bruyne ( Manchester City ), Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona),Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain). Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) was named as the 12th TOTY squad member.

So, who would feature in the FUT 21 Team of the Year (TOTY) squad? Check out our predictions below.

  • GK: Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)
  • RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold ( Liverpool FC, England)
  • CB: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool FC, The Netherlands)
  • CB: Sergio Ramos ( Real Madrid, Spain)
  • LB: Alphonso Davies (FC Bayern Munich, Canada)
  • CM: Thiago Alcantara (FC Bayern Munich, now Liverpool, Spain)
  • CM: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City, Belgium)
  • CAM: Bruno Fernandes ( Manchester United, Portugal)
  • RW: Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona, Argentina)
  • ST: Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern Munich, Poland)
  • ST: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, Portugal)

12th player prediction: Sadio Mane (Liverpool, Senegal)

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