Looking back at the first ever Team of the Year from FIFA 12

Team of the Year is drawing nearer in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, and it has thrown up a Tweet that is a bit of a blast from the previous.

The first Team of the Year was in FIFA 12, and gamers that made the lower 10 years in the past are nonetheless related now!

Take a glance at the squad under, as we reminisce about some of the greats of the recreation.


Getting caught up in all the Team of the Year pleasure, FIFAUTeam Tweeted out the first-ever TOTY from FIFA 12.


All the gamers must be acquainted faces, but it surely’s superb to see that many of them are nonetheless seeing motion in FIFA as we speak.

The XI is dominated by La Liga gamers, with solely three groups – Barcelona, Manchester United and Real Madrid – making up the choice.

The Defence

The goalkeeping spot was taken by Spain and Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas, who has seen a return to the recreation this 12 months with a brand new set of Icon playing cards.

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At right-back is one other legend who might discover himself very related in the coming week, with the chance of a TOTY Flashback card coming for Dani Alves.

The Brazilian will certainly go down as one of the best right-backs of all time and has even seen a current return to Barcelona to point out us that he is nonetheless received it.

DAN THE MAN – Can Dani Alves assist save Barca’s season?

A correct old-fashioned defender, Nemanja Vidic has additionally gone down in FIFA historical past, incomes Icon standing.


Despite not being one of the extra fashionable playing cards – sadly, he lacks some much-needed tempo – he’ll nonetheless be remembered for at all times placing his head in the place it hurts.

Back to La Liga, the place Gerard Pique continues to be taking part in now, regardless of being previous his prime.

Last season, we noticed an insane 96 OVR Flashback card for the Barca man, so do not count on to see him pop up once more this 12 months.

Finishing off the back-line is a person who wants no introductions, Sergio Ramos.

UNREAL – This FIFA 21 card had all of it

His End of an Era SBC let avid gamers determine whether or not to select a centre-back or right-back model of his card, with the CB being one of the finest playing cards we have ever seen!

The Midfield

FUT gamers would not respect this midfield three as of late, as none of them gives a lot tempo.

Another man who has returned to Barca, one other who made Icon standing, Xavi might run the recreation like few others.

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Even his Prime Icon card is underused, with ‘solely’ 81 PAC, however we expect it deserves to see extra love.

His companion in crime, Andres Iniesta will not be taking part in at the prime degree anymore, however has nonetheless earned an in-form card this season!

Sure, it would not come wherever near his Player Moments card from FIFA 21, however few might.

RESPECT – This immense card reminded us simply what a participant Iniesta was

Xabi Alonso is the final man in midfield, and in addition the solely member of the XI to not characteristic in FIFA 22.

His final look was in FIFA 17, the place he gained a 94-rated End of an Era tribute.

The Attack

Now we’re at the cash finish of the subject, with two of the three attackers nominated for the upcoming Team of the Year.

Lionel Messi picked up a spot in FIFA 12 and is wanting like a robust contender this 12 months too, with one other Balon D’Or win supporting his case.

THE MESSI-AH RETURNS – Will the Argentine make the first XI this 12 months?

Last 12 months he managed to see an inclusion in the Ultimate XI as the 12th Player, which might occur once more with so many good attackers up for a spot, however solely three accessible.

Wayne Rooney was in his prime for the FIFA 12 choice, and after retiring final season made it straight into the Icon roster this recreation.

His card is up for grabs at the second, as he’s the large prize if you wish to commerce in 17 tokens from (*12*).

Finally, a person who has dominated Team of the Year since its inception, however might be set to overlook out for the first time ever!

DOMINANT – 10 out of 10 is a few going for TOTY inclusions from CR7

Cristiano Ronaldo is in with an outdoor shot this season, however we expect it extremely unlikely he’ll make the closing lower, ending his 10-year streak.

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