FIFA 23 TOTY guide with mega cards for Mbappe, Messi and Modric

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The FIFA 23 TOTY promo is in the books, but you can still snap up most of its cards from the transfer market – so long as you're sitting on a decent stash of transfer funds. The Team Of The Year campaign for FIFA 23 was split across two weeks, before giving way to February's FIFA 23 Future Stars Token Tracker. The main team featured like likes of Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, with Harry Kane and Vinicius Jr later awarded honourable mentions. Below we take you through all the essential intel in your FIFA 23 TOTY guide.

Who is in the FIFA 23 TOTY?


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One goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders, and three strikers make up the FIFA 23 TOTY. It was released on Friday, January 20, to bring an end to the FIFA 23 Centurions promo. Its trio of forwards was the first items made available in packs. What a trio it is: Real Madrid talisman Karim Benzema, flanked by PSG pair Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe. All three featured high on the FIFA 23 ratings list, and are now even more powerful.

Indeed, the spine of the team comes from Champions League winners Real. Luka Modric sits in midfield, Eder Militao earns a cheat card at centre-back, and Thibaut Courtois lines up between the sticks. 

PSG also earn additional representation, with Achraf Hakimi lining up on the right side of defence. He and Militao are joined in the back four by Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool, and Milan left-back Theo Hernandez. Modric, meanwhile, shares the engine room with Manchester City megastar Kevin de Bruyne and Dortmund sensation Jude Bellingham.

You can see specific positions and ratings for all FIFA 23 TOTY cards in the list further down this page.

What about FIFA 23 TOTY Honourable Mentions?

A second selection of players who narrowly missed out on the main Team Of The Year were unleashed on Friday, January 27. Spurs striker Harry Kane is the highest rated with an OVR of 92, but as of release day Vinicius Jr (LW, Real Madrid, 91) was the most sought after. Tracking him down cost you a cool 2.22 million coins. By mid-February that price had gone up even further, to 2.4m. Ouch!

All FIFA 23 TOTY Honourable Mentions items have been added to the complete cards list at the foot of this feature. 

How was the FIFA 23 TOTY chosen?


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The entire XI was selected by the FIFA community, from a shortlist of 100. Erling Haaland, Neymar and Harry Kane were all on the shortlist - but Cristiano Ronaldo missed out completely after a rollercoaster year at Manchester United. 

What about the FIFA 23 TOTY 12th Man?


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Good question. Every year a bonus player also receives a TOTY card, despite missing out on the main team. That was also fan voted, from Monday, January 23 onwards. Your choices: Haaland, club mate Joao Cancelo, or Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde. Manchester City's giant Norwegian came out on top, and has now been added to the full cards list at the foot of this guide.

Was the FIFA 23 TOTY Icons leak correct?


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Amazingly, yes. The FIFA 23 Icons TOTY leak sent Twitter into a frenzy in early January, with whispers that some FIFA 23 Icons were set to receive fresh cards to tie in with the campaign. The launch date of Friday, January 20 did indeed see six of those items land. Ruud Gullit is the card everyone will dream of packing for the rest of the campaign. The Dutchman boasts 93 Shooting, 93 Passing and 91 Physicality for an overall rating of 94. Here’s the launch FIFA 23 TOTY Icons list:

  • Ruud Gullit (CF, Netherlands) - 94
  • David Beckham (RM, England) - 94
  • Andrea Pirlo (CM, Italy) - 93
  • Javier Zanetti (RB, Argentina) - 93
  • Robert Pires (LM, France) - 92
  • Nemanja Vidic (CB, Serbia) - 91

What are FIFA 23 TOTY prices like?


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Hefty. Particularly if you’re looking for some FIFA 23 TOTY Icons – on the first night, Gullit was selling for 13 million. Pirlo is cheapest of the legends on offer, but even he sets you back 710,000 coins.

As for the rest of the team, Mbappe is inevitably the card everyone is after. He's shifting for the 11.95 million coins on the transfer market as of Wednesday, February 8. Messi sets you back 6.5 million, and de Bruyne 3.59 million. The cheapest member of the original team is Courtois, at 414,000.

Looking to save up? Then it’s imperative you bookmark our FIFA 23 coins guide.

Are there FIFA 23 TOTY SBCs and Objectives players?

Kind of. Sergio Ramos (CB, Paris SG, 91) does earn a FIFA 23 TOTY SBC card – but it represents his appearance in the FIFA 21 Team of the Year, rather than this one. Still, it’s a tidy card. And likely overpowered, given that Ramos is on the FIFA 23 lengthy players list. 

To get Ramos, you needed to complete four different challenges, the most expensive of which is an 88-rated squad. It cost you around 612,000 coins to finish the entire quartet, but the challenge expired on Friday, January 27.

There were three FIFA 23 TOTY Objectives players: Ritsu Doan (RM, Freiburg, 87), Emiliano Martinez (GK, Aston Villa, 90), and Azzedine Ounahi (CM, Angers, 87). They all came in one single package, for completing the 2022 Year In Review objectives set. It contained seven challenges in total. The most time consuming was having to score with a French player in 15 different Squad Battles or Division Rivals matches. Those challenges have sadly expired, too.

Where can I see the complete FIFA 23 TOTY cards list?


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Here it is, folks: the best of the best, at least until FIFA 23 TOTS comes along in May. Below is the complete FIFA 23 TOTY cards list, including Honourable Mentions items, correct as of Wednesday, February 8.

  • Thibaut Courtois (GK, Real Madrid) - 96
  • Achraf Hakimi (RB, Paris SG) - 94
  • Virgil van Dijk (CB, Liverpool) - 96
  • Eder Militao (CB, Real Madrid) - 94
  • Theo Hernandez (LB, AC Milan) - 94
  • Jude Bellingham (CM, Borussia Dortmund) - 95
  • Kevin de Bruyne (CM, Manchester City) - 97
  • Luka Modric (CM, Real Madrid) - 96
  • Kylian Mbappe (ST, Paris SG) - 97
  • Karim Benzema (CF, Real Madrid) - 97
  • Lionel Messi (RW, Paris SG) - 98
  • Erling Haaland (ST, Manchester City) - 96
  • Mike Maignan (GK, AC Milan) - 89
  • Joao Cancelo (LB, Manchester City) - 91
  • Kalidou Koulibaly (CB, Chelsea) - 91
  • Bremer (CB, Juventus) - 87
  • Alphonso Davies (LB, FC Bayern) - 88
  • Bukayo Saka (RM, Arsenal) - 89
  • Pedri (CM, Barcelona) - 90
  • Federico Valverde (CM, Real Madrid) - 89
  • Vinicius Jr (LW, Real Madrid) - 91
  • Nabil Fekir (CAM, Real Betis) - 88
  • Harry Kane (ST, Tottenham) - 92
  • Ritsu Doan (RM, Freiburg) - 87 [Objectives only]
  • Emiliano Martinez (GK, Aston Villa) - 90 [Objectives only]
  • Azzedine Ounahi (CM, Angers) - 87 [Objectives only]
Ben Wilson

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