As you all know every year around this period TOTY is announced by EA. This year TOTY event is on the 09th January at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala in Zurich, so just couple days to go. Read more below on the event and our TOTY Predictions FIFA 17.
The following awards will be on offer;
- FIFA Ballon d’Or
- FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year
- FIFA Men’s Football Coach of the Year
- FIFA Women’s Football Coach of the Year
- FIFA Presidential Award
- FIFA Fair Play Award
- FIFA Puskas Award
- FIFA/FIFPro World XI
TOTY FIFA 17 Nominees (Candidates)
Real TOTY is chosen by professional footballers from all around the world. The pro players vote for their colleagues in each position. TOTY for FIFA 17 is then announced by EA in this order: Goalkeepers and defenders, midfielders and then strikers.
This are the candidates announced by FIFA FIFPro World XI on the 1st of Decemeber 2016.
Claudio Bravo (Chile/FC Barcelona/Manchester City)
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy/Juventus)
David de Gea (Spain/Manchester United)
Keylor Navas (Costa Rica/Real Madrid)
Manuel Neuer (Germany/FC Bayern Munich).
David Alaba (Austria/FC Bayern Munich)
Jordi Alba (Spain/FC Barcelona)
Serge Aurier (Cote d’Ivoire/Paris Saint-Germain)
Hector Bellerìn (Spain/Arsenal)
Jerome Boateng (Germany/FC Bayern Munich)
Leonardo Bonucci (Italy/Juventus)
Daniel Carvajal (Spain/Real Madrid)
Giorgio Chiellini (Italy/Juventus)
Dani Alves (Brazil/FC Barcelona/Juventus)
David Luiz (Brazil/Paris Saint-Germain/Chelsea)
Diego Godin (Uruguay/Atletico Madrid)
Mats Hummels (Germany/Borussia Dortmund/FC Bayern Munich)
Philipp Lahm (Germany/FC Bayern Munich)
Marcelo (Brazil/Real Madrid)
Javier Mascherano (Argentina/FC Barcelona)
Pepe (Portugal/Real Madrid)
Gerard Pique (Spain/FC Barcelona)
Sergio Ramos (Spain/Real Madrid)
Thiago Silva (Brazil/Paris Saint-Germain)
Raphael Varane (France/Real Madrid).
Xabi Alonso (Spain/FC Bayern Munich)
Sergio Busquets (Spain/FC Barcelona)
Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium/Manchester City)
Eden Hazard (Belgium/Chelsea)
Andres Iniesta (Spain/FC Barcelona)
N’Golo Kante (France/Leicester City/Chelsea)
Toni Kroos (Germany/Real Madrid)
Luka Modric (Croatia/Real Madrid)
Mesut Ozil (Germany/Arsenal)
Dimitri Payet (France/West Ham United)
Paul Pogba (France/Juventus/Manchester United)
Ivan Rakitic (Croatia/FC Barcelona)
David Silva (Spain/Manchester City)
Marco Verratti (Italy/Paris Saint-Germain)
Arturo Vidal (Chile/FC Bayern Munich).
Sergio Aguero (Argentina/Manchester City)
Gareth Bale (Wales/Real Madrid)
Karim Benzema (France/Real Madrid)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid)
Paulo Dybala (Argentina/Juventus)
Antoine Griezmann (France/Atletico Madrid)
Gonzalo Higuain (Argentina/Napoli/Juventus)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden/Paris Saint-Germain/Manchester United)
Robert Lewandowski (Poland/FC Bayern Munich)
Lionel Messi (Argentina/FC Barcelona)
Thomas Muller (Germany/FC Bayern Munich)
Neymar (Brazil/FC Barcelona)
Alexis Sanchez (Chile/Arsenal)
Luis Suarez (Uruguay/FC Barcelona)
Jamie Vardy (England/Leicester City)
What ells to say than again an amazing list. And of course there are always players missing but then again players have to choose for the world best. Pro’s will also often vote for their own team mates. So who will be chosen by the Pro’s for the TOTY 2016 ? See below our thougts on it.
TOTY Predictions FIFA 17 Ultimate Team
Manuel Neuer – GK – 97 OVR
Purely looking at the performance of the this year than Buffon is definitely better but then again it’s the votes that count. Neuer is the number one for many Pro’s for quite some time now and I don’t see it change this year. With that said Neuer is there for the obvious pick for the TOTY.
Chosing defender for this year is again quite hard. Again its the votes that will count.
Marcello – LB – 94 OVR
He did quite well in season 2015/16 helping Real in wining CL which was for him the second one. Marcello was also in CL TOTS and Spanish Liga TOTS. So his reputation whit the colleagues is quite high and therefore expected pick for this position.
Sergio Ramos – CB – 95 OVR
Yeah its again Ramos. The guy is so long on the top with an amazing career and still playing very well. There are of course other options for this spot but like the last year I think that his rep is so high not to make the cut.
Thiago Silva – CB – 95 OVR
Silva is again a hard choice as many would probably vote for Pepe or Godin. But like with Ramos he has built tremendous reputation with the other Pro’s. Beside Silva is still one of the best defenders in Europe. Honestly I really hope that Godin gets the deserved votes but still think that it will Silva who will get picked.
Philipp Lahm – RB – 94 OVR
Lahm won eighth Bundesliga titles, seven DFB-Pokal and three DFL-Supercups. Philipp was also nmed in the presigious UEFA Euro All-time XI for his performanc of all this year on the top. By now he should have build a nice reputation amonge the Pro’s to get the votes. If the pro are hontest otherwise it will be again a Spanish lague player who will get the spot. Anyway my guts says Lham.
Iniesta- CM – 94 OVR
Not the name like Messi or Ronaldo but year in ,year out one of the best performing midfielders in Europe. 29 trophies with his name on it.15 year with Barca and a huge name among colleagues. Iniesta will be again an odious pick for TOTY.
Paul Pogba – CM – 95 OVR
You must have lived below a rock if you missed the hype around Pogba and his huge transfer to Man United. Pogba was a rising star last year but this year it will be really odd if his colleagues don’t pick him. I don’t think they will chose him for his great performance but for the hype that was created….
Luka Modric – CM – 95 OVR
Midfielder of the season in La Liga 2015/16.Won second CL in the last 3 season and did quite will for Croatia on Euro 2016. He was last year choose by the Pro’s and I expect the same for this year.
Cristiano Ronaldo – LW – 99 OVR
Yes it will be Ronaldo who will get the iconic 99 ratings in this TOTY! Ronaldo scored 16 of the 28 goals that rocketed Real to CL glory. Than the decisive penalty in the final shoot-out against Atlético Madrid which helping him to win the UEFA Best Player in Europe award. 35 goals in the Spanish Liga to total over 50 goals for Madrid in all competitions for the sixth successive season. Than last and most important achievement of 2016 is the victory at UEFA EURO 2016. Ronaldo scoring three goals to equal Michel Platini’s all-time record of nine in EURO final tournaments. No doubt he will be the number one choice this year!
Antoine Griezmann – ST – 96 ORV
It will definitely be between Griezmann and Suarez for this spot. Both guys had an amazing season but I think that Griezmann will take the price. Biggest reason beside his performance in the CL and Spanish league is the Euro 2016. Antoine scored six goals for France at UEFA EURO 2016. Including two in the 2-0 semi-final win over world champions Germany which got him the Golden Boot. Also he was chosen the official UEFA EURO 2016 Player of the Tournament.
Lionnel Messi – RW – 98 OVR
Collected his fifth Ballon d’Or at the start of 2016 before reaching targets of 300 Spanish Liga goals and 500 in his career for club and country. Notched 41 goals and 23 assists in all competitions during an injury-truncated 2015/16 season, then took his tally of CL hat-tricks to a record seven with two in his first two 2016/17 group games. He also made it in to Copa América 2016 final. Unfortunately missed his National gold as Chile pulled out as the winner. Nevertheless Messi has one of the best rep sheets with his colleagues so no doubt he will be part of his TOTY.
So that is it guys let us know what you think about my TOTY Predictions FIFA 17? With just couple days to go we would say save the coins you will want to have this package !