Cristiano Ronaldo has, for the first time since the TOTY promo was introduced, failed to make the list of 100 players shortlisted in FIFA 23 as a host of players from the biggest clubs in the world have been nominated.
Real Madrid and Manchester City both have the most players nominated (8 each), whilst seven different leagues make up the 100 players, with 30 hailing from the Premier League.
EA Sports announced the nominees for the FIFA 23 Team of the Year (TOTY), which includes Leo Messi, Karim Benzema, Robert Lewandowski, João Félix, and Spanish players Pedri, Rodri, Mikel Merino, Dani Parejo, Iago Aspas and Borja Iglesias, but not Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
Fans will now be able to have their say on who deserves a place in the prestigious TOTY XI. Voting begins today, January 10 at 5 p.m. and closes on Tuesday, January 17 at 8:59 a.m., with the final list to be revealed on Thursday, January 19, 2023.
FIFA 23 TOTY Goalkeepers – Nominees
Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid and Belgium), Gregor Kobel (Borussia Dortmund and Denmark), Mike Maignan (AC Milan and France), Alisson (Liverpool and Brazil), Ederson (Manchester City and Brazil), Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus and Poland), Kevin Trapp (Frankfurt and Germany), Yassine Bounou (Sevilla and Morocco), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham and France), Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa and Argentina).
FIFA 23 TOTY Defenders – Nominees
Marcos Acuna (Sevilla and Argentina), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil), Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina and Italy), Joao Cancelo (Manchester City and Portugal), Jonathan Clauss (Marseille and France), Thiago Silva (Chelsea and Brazil), Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich and Canada), Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen and Netherlands), Eder Militao (Real Madrid and Brazil), Ruben Dias (Manchester City and Portugal), Grimaldo (Benfica and Spain), Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint-Germain and Morocco), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan and France), Reece James (Chelsea and England), Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea and Senegal), Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica and Argentina), Gleison Bremer (Juventus and Brazil), Niklas Sule (Borussia Dortmund and Germany), Fikayo Tomori (AC Milan and England), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United and England), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool and Netherlands), Josko Gvardiol (RB Leipzig and Croatia), Jules Kounde (Barcelona and France), Cristian Romero (Tottenham and Argentina), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich and France).
FIFA 23 TOTY Midfielders – Nominees
Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan and Italy), Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund and Germany), Steven Berghuis (Ajax and Netherlands), Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan and Croatia), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City and Portugal), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City and Belgium), Moussa Diaby (Bayer Leverkusen and France), Nabil Fekir (Real Betis and France), Seko Fofana (Lens and Cote d’Ivoire), Pedri (Barcelona and Spain), Vincenzo Grifo (Freibirg and Italy), Rodri (Manchester City and Spain), Daichi Kamada (Frankfurt and Japan), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich and Germany), Filip Kostic (Juventus and Serbia), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid and Germany), Merino (Real Sociedad and Spain), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio and Serbia), Luka Modric (Real Madrid and Croatia), Martin Odegaard (Arsenal and Norway), Parejo (Villarreal and Spain), Lorenzo Pellegrini (AS Roma and Italy), Declan Rice (West Ham United and England), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal and England), Aurelien Tchouameni (Real Madrid and France), Sandro Tonali (AC Milan and Italy), Federico Valverde (Real Madrid and Uruguay), Casemiro, (Manchester United and Brazil), Sofyan Amrabat (Fiorentina and Morocco), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United and Portugal), Ritsu Doan (Freiburg and Japan), Enzo Fernandez (Benfica and Argentina), Ivan Perisic (Tottenham and Croatia), Adrian Rabiot (Juventus and France).
FIFA 23 TOTY Attackers – Nominees
Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo and Spain), Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco and France), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid and France), Rafael Leao (AC Milan and Portugal), Neymar Jr. (Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil), Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid and Brazil), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona and France), Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid and Portugal), Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal and Brazil), Phil Foden (Manchester City and England), Cody Gakpo (Liverpool and Netherlands), Erling Haaland (Manchester City and Norway), Borja Iglesias (Real Betis and Spain), Ciro Immobile (Lazio and Italy), Harry Kane (Tottenham and England), Randal Kolo Muani (Frankfurt and France), Dejan Kulusevski (Tottenham and Sweden), Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona and Poland), Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich and Senegal), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan and Argentina), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain and France), Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain and Argentina), Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig and France), Darwin Nunez (Liverpool and Uruguay), Victor Osimhen (Napoli and Nigeria), Mohammed Salah (Liverpool and Egypt), Heung-Min Son (Tottenham and South Korea), Martin Terrier (Rennes and France), Dusan Vlahovic (Juventus and Serbia), Olivier Giroud (AC Milan and France), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid and France).
Meanwhile, in the last two FIFA titles, the FUT TOTY squad has been chosen by a combination of public vote and EA themselves, allowing players to select the players they think have performed best over the last year. The vote will be open to the public for seven days.