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FIFA 23 TOTY will be the first without Cristiano Ronaldo

The FIFA 23 TOTY nominees have been revealed, and for the first time in FIFA Ultimate Team history, Cristiano Ronaldo will not be getting a blue TOTY card

FIFA 23 TOTY nominees: Ronaldo wearing the red home kit of manchester united

Team of the Year is the most prestigious promotion in FIFA Ultimate Team, and for the first time in the game mode’s history, a certain Portuguese chap will not be part of it. EA has just revealed the 100 FIFA 23 TOTY nominees, and there’s no Cristiano Ronaldo.

After the rockiest year of his illustrious career – which saw him produce only brief moments of Ronaldo magic, leave Manchester United after clashing with manager Erik ten Hag, and have a dismal World Cup with Portugal – there won’t be many that disagree with the decision not to have CR7 among the FIFA 23 TOTY nominees. That doesn’t take away from how shocking it is to realise there will be no blue Ronaldo when the FIFA 23 TOTY release date comes around.

Ronaldo has been included in every single Team of the Year promo since the Ultimate Team mode was fully introduced into the FIFA games in FIFA 11. With FIFA 23, that 12-game streak comes to an end.

Last year in FIFA 22, Ronaldo failed to make the starting XI for that game’s Team of the Year, but was brought in as the bonus 12th man after a fan vote.

With Ronaldo’s exemption, there is now only one player that, if voted in, could still continue the streak of being in every single FIFA Ultimate Team Team of the Year, and that’s of course Lionel Messi. And, if we’re being honest, the chances of Messi not being voted in are minute after the Argentina star finally won the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Other nominees that are bound to be popular picks for voting fans are Kylian Mbappe, Kevin De Bruyne, and Virgil van Dijk.

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After enjoying incredible form in 2022, there are also opportunities for the likes of Jude Bellingham, Erling Haaland, and Vinicius Junior to get their first proper Team of the Year cards (not counting any Honourable Mentions cards).

Here are all 100 FIFA 23 TOTY nominees: 


  • Alisson
  • Emilino Martínez
  • Thibaut Courtois
  • Gregor Kobel
  • Mike Maignan
  • Wojciech Szczęsny
  • Kevin Trapp
  • Yassine Bounou
  • Ederson
  • Hugo Lloris


  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Marcos Acuña
  • Marquinhos
  • Gleison Bremer
  • Niklas Süle
  • Fikayo Tomori
  • Kieran Trippier
  • Joško Gvardiol
  • Jules Koundé
  • Cristian Romero
  • Dayot Upamecano
  • Achraf Hakimi
  • Theo Hernández
  • Reece James
  • Kalidou Koulibaly
  • Nicolás Otamendi
  • Cristiano Biraghi
  • João Cancelo
  • Jonathan Clauss
  • Thiago Silva
  • Alphonso Davies
  • Jeremie Frimpong
  • Éder Militão
  • Rúben Dias
  • Grimaldo


  • Luka Modrić
  • Jude Bellingham
  • Nicolò Barella
  • Bukayo Saka
  • Aurélien Tchouaméni
  • Sandro Tonali
  • Federico Valverde
  • Casemiro
  • Sofyan Amrabat
  • Bruno Fernandes
  • Ritsu Doan
  • Enzo Fernández
  • Ivan Perišić
  • Adrian Rabiot
  • Steven Berghuis
  • Marcelo Brozović
  • Bernardo Silva
  • Kevin De Bruyne
  • Moussa Diaby
  • Nabil Fekir
  • Seko Fofana
  • Pedri
  • Vincenzo Grifo
  • Rodri
  • Daichi Kamada
  • Joshua Kimmich
  • Filip Kostić
  • Toni Kroos
  • Merino
  • Sergej Milinković-Savić
  • Martin Ødegaard
  • Parejo
  • Lorenzo Pellegrini
  • Declan Rice


  • Neymar Jr.
  • Iago Aspas
  • Wissam Ben Yedder
  • Kylian Mbappé
  • Lionel Messi
  • Karim Benzema
  • Rafael Leão
  • Vinicius Jr.
  • Ousmane Dembélé
  • João Félix
  • Gabriel Jesus
  • Phil Foden
  • Cody Gakpo
  • Erling Haaland
  • Borja Iglesias
  • Ciro Immobile
  • Harry Kane
  • Randal Kolo Muani
  • Dejan Kulusevski
  • Robert Lewandowski
  • Sadio Mané
  • Lautaro Martínez
  • Christopher Nkunku
  • Darwin Núñez
  • Victor Osimhen
  • Mohammed Salah
  • Heung Min Son
  • Martin Terrier
  • Dušan Vlahović
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Antoine Griezmann

Start stacking and saving those packs, as TOTY is prime time to open them. If you want to grind out some SBCs to increase your stockpile of packs, check out our FIFA 23 cheapest players guide to find the most affordable high-rated fodder.