EA FC 24: How to vote for Team of the Year

EA FC 24 TOTY: How to vote for Team of the Year

The start of the new year means that the biggest promo in Ultimate Team – Team of the Year – is getting ready to get underway.

As it has done for so many years before, Team of the Year will celebrate the best performers of the last 12 months, allowing fans to vote on what will end up being the highest-rated cards in the game.

This year EA has given us a fair bit of heads up regarding Team of the Year and when we can start voting. Here’s what you need to know.

When does voting start for Team of the Year?

EA has announced that things will get underway on Monday, January 8. Voting will likely get underway at 6pm, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet.

How to vote for EA SPORTS FC Team of the Year

You’ll have to go to the Team of the Year part of the EA SPORTS FC website and start dragging your selections onto the voting card.

  1. Go to the TOTY voting page for EA SPORTS FC
  2. Select the 11 players you want to make it into TOTY
  3. Press save and confirm your vote
EA SPORTS FC TOTY: Team of the Year nominees leaked

Things will be a bit different this year given that both the men’s and women’s games are represented in Ulitmate Team.

Here are the leaked nominees so far:

Men’s Goalkeepers
  • Alisson – Liverpool
  • Ederson – Manchester City
  • Brice Samba – RC Lens
  • Gregor Kobel – Borussia Dortmund
  • Wojciech Szczesny – Juventus
  • Mike Maignan – AC Milan
  • Jan Oblak – Atletico Madrid
  • Marc-Andre Ter Stegen – FC Barcelona
Women’s Goalkeepers
  • Christiane Endler – Olympique Lyonnais
  • Mary Earps – Manchester United
  • Merle Frohms – VfL Wolfsburg
  • Chiamaka Nnadozie – Paris FC
  • Jane Campbell – Houston Dash
Men’s Defenders
  • William Saliba – Arsenal
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold – Liverpool
  • Virgil van Dijk – Liverpool
  • Ruben Dias – Manchester City
  • John Stones – Manchester City
  • Dante – OGC Nice
  • Marquinhos – Paris Saint-Germain
  • Kim Min Jae – Bayern Munich
  • Mats Hummels – Borussia Dortmund
  • Lucas Martinez Quarta – Fiorentina
  • Alessandro Bastoni – Inter Milan
  • Bremer – Juventus
  • Theo Hernandez – AC Milan
  • Giovanni Di Lorenzo – Napoli
  • Nicolas Otamendi – Benfica
  • Jules Kounde – FC Barcelona
  • Jesus Navas – Sevilla
  • Gaya – Valencia
Women’s Defenders
  • Wendie Renard – Olympique Lyonnais
  • Mapi Leon – FC Barcelona
  • Irene Paredes – FC Barcelona
  • Sakina Karchaoui – Paris Saint-Germain
  • Fridolina Rolfo – FC Barcelona
  • Katie McCabe – Arsenal
  • Millie Bright – Chelsea
  • Selma Bacha – Olypmique Lyonnais
  • Ona Batlle – FC Barcelona
  • Amanda Ilestedt – Arsenal
  • Ellie Carpenter – Olympique Lyonnais
  • Glodis Perla Viggosdottir – Bayern Munich
  • Niamh Charles – Chelsea
  • Naomi Girma – San Diego Wave FC
  • Olga Carmona – Real Madrid
  • Jenna Nighswonger – NJ/NY Gotham FC
Men’s Midfielders
  • Martin Odegaard – Arsenal
  • Declan Rice – Arsenal
  • Kaoru Mitoma – Brighton and Hove Albion
  • Bernardo Silva – Manchester City
  • Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City
  • Rodri – Manchester City
  • Bruno Guimaraes – Newcastle United
  • Jarrod Bowen – West Ham United
  • Alexandr Golovin – AS Monaco
  • Florian Wirtz – Bayer Leverkusen
  • Granit Xhaka – Bayer Leverkusen
  • Jamal Musiala – Bayern Munich
  • Leroy Sane – Bayern Munich
  • Julian Brandt – Borussia Dortmund
  • Vincenzo Grifo – SC Frieburg
  • Nicolo Barella – Inter Milan
  • Federico Chiesa – Juventus
  • Adrien Rabiot – Juventus
  • Riyad Mahrez – Al Ahli
  • Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – Al Hilal
  • Pedri – FC Barcelona
  • Ilkay Gundogan – FC Barcelona
  • Aleix Garcia – Girona FC
  • Jude Bellingham – Real Madrid
  • Toni Kroos – Real Madrid
  • Luka Modric – Real Madrid
  • Aurelien Tchouameni – Real Madrid
  • Federico Valverde – Real Madrid
Women’s Midfielders
  • Alexia Putellas – FC Barcelona
  • Aitana Bonmati – FC Barcelona
  • Patri Guijarro – FC Barcelona
  • Debinha – Kansas City Current
  • Lena Oberdorf – VfL Wolfsburg
  • Grace Geyoro – Paris Saint-Germain
  • Keira Walsh – FC Barcelona
  • Clara Mateo – Paris FC
  • Caroline Weir – Real Madrid
  • Georgia Stanway – Bayern Munich
  • Leicy Santos – Atletico Madrid
  • Frida Maanum – Arsenal
  • Gaetane Thiney – Paris FC
  • Janima Minge – SC Frieburg
  • Kerolin Nicoli – North Carolina Courgage
  • Estafania Banini – Atletico Madrid
  • Barbara Dunst – Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Sam Coffey – Portland Thorns
Men’s Attackers
  • Bukayo Saka – Arsenal
  • Mohamed Salah – Liverpool
  • Jack Grealish – Manchester City
  • Erling Haaland – Manchester City
  • Heung Min Son – Tottenham Hotspur
  • Jonathan Clauss – Olympique de Marseille
  • Ousmane Dembele – Paris Saint-Germain
  • Lee Kang In – Paris Saint-Germain
  • Kylian Mbappe – Paris Saint-Germain
  • Randal Kolo Muani – Paris Saint-Germain
  • Jeremie Frimpong – Bayer Leverkusen
  • Grimaldo – Bayer Leverkusen
  • Harry Kane – Bayern Munich
  • Lois Openda – RB Leipzig
  • Serhou Guirassy – VfB Stuttgart
  • Federico Dimarco – Inter Milan
  • Lautaro Martinez – Inter Milan
  • Rafael Leao – AC Milan
  • Khvicha Kvaratskhelia – Napoli
  • Victor Osimhen – Napoli
  • Domenico Berardi – Sassuolo
  • Mehdi Taremi – FC Porto
  • Karim Benzema – Al Ittihad
  • Cristiano Ronaldo – Al Nassr
  • Antoine Griezmann – Atletico Madrid
  • Alvaro Morata – Atletico Madrid
  • Robert Lewandowski – FC Barcelona
  • Vinicius Junior – Real Madrid
  • Takefusa Kubo – Real Sociedead
  • Gerard Moreno – Villarreal
  • Lionel Messi – Inter Miami
Women’s Attackers
  • Sam Kerr – Chelsea
  • Caroline Graham Hansen – FC Barcelona
  • Kadidiatou Diani – Olympique Lyonnais
  • Guro Reiten – Chelsea
  • Alexandra Popp – VfL Wolfsburg
  • Sophia Smith – Portland Thorns
  • Ewa Pajor – VfL Wolfsburg
  • Lauren Hemp – Manchester City
  • Lea Schuller – Bayern Munich
  • Salma Paralluelo – FC Barcelona
  • Racheal Kundananji – Real Madrid
  • Lynn Williams – NJ/NY Gotham FC
  • Rachel Daly – Aston Villa
  • Khadija Shaw – Manchester City
  • Chloe Kelly – Manchester City
  • Eugenie Le Sommer – Olympique Lyonnais
  • Trinity Rodman – Washington Spirit
  • Bethany England – Tottenham Hotspur
  • Alba Redondo – Levante UD
  • Tabitha Chawinga – Paris Saint-Germain
  • Melissa Kossler – TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
  • Linda Caicedo – Real Madrid

The nominees are not finalized, but we expect EA to confirm once voting opens.


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“The Worst Glitch in FIFA Ever”, EA Investigating

FIFA's Worst Glitch Ever

EA Sports FC 24, formerly known as FIFA, is currently plagued by a bug that some are calling the worst ever.

Players can use several skill moves in quick succession alongside a cancel that ends in the ball being stuck to a footballer’s calf. That’s not quite how that’s supposed to work, as you can see through the player jogging into the other team’s net to score.

According to EA, the bug isn’t long for this world. EA took to Twitter to let everyone know that a fix is on the way.

“We’ve added a new issue to the EASFC Tracker that we’re investigating,” the developer says. “The ball can incorrectly stick to a dribbler’s leg as they run in some situations.”

This glitch aside, it’s a solid game. A good start to the EA FC franchise.


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EAFC 24: Tips to Build Your Ultimate Team

There are a number of things you can do to help improve your team in EA FC 24 do not require you spending money.

Here’s a look at a few options to help your team grow:

Get on Your Grind

Some rewards in the Ultimate Team mode on FC 24 do not offer much value, while others are worth the hassle.

To get the packs that have the possibility of resulting in you acquiring good players, you need to play the Squad Battles game mode on beginner difficulty and rack up “video game” scorelines in order to hit different milestones.

Play against the computer on beginner and slowly rack up coins.

You will win games 33-0 and have to repeat that process until you have cleared all the relevant milestones. For example, you get a valuable pack as a reward for scoring 100 goals in any game mode in FUT, but it may take you three or four games to reach that benchmark.

It is boring and takes some time, but in the end, if you achieve certain milestones, it pays off.

The players you get in the packs are untradeable but when you are starting out, that doesn’t matter too much. Acquiring as many highly rated players as you can, even if they cannot be sold to generate more FUT coins, is valuable as they can help you win games or can be used in various Squad Building Challenges.

Not every milestone will give you a useful reward. For example, after scoring 500 goals, you only get a pitch trophy, but after scoring 100 goals, you get an FUT pack. With that in mind, here is a list of the milestones to hit and the rewards each milestone brings.

100 goals
Rare Mega Pack
250 goals
Jumbo Rare Players Pack
75 finesse goals
Rare Mega Pack
50 power shots
Mega Pack
10 chip shots
Two Rare Gold Players Pack
50 volleys
Premium Gold Players Pack
25 assists
Gold Pack
50 assists
Two Rare Gold Players Pack
150 assists
Premium Gold Players Pack
300 assists
Rare Mega Pack
400 assists
Jumbo Rare Players Pack
Squad Battles

When you are starting out on FUT, it is better to play against the computer while you build your squad. Feel free to play against other players online if you wish, but the reality is, unless you are an excellent player, your opponents will win more times than not simply because their squad is far superior to yours.

To get your team up and running, utilize the Squad Battles feature, a game mode where you only play against the computer, to achieve weekly rewards.

In Squad Battles, you get rewards based on how many points you have earned after playing a maximum of 32 games within a seven-day period. If you play 32 games on professional or world-class difficulty and win the majority of those, you should get solid rewards.

The rewards typically involve a combination of FUT packs, coins and XP points. For example, if you achieve the ‘Elite 1’ rank, you will get 22,000 coins, 700 XP and two Rare Players Packs.

Use Evolution’s

It is now possible to improve a player’s overall rating in FUT, but unlike Career Mode, those improvements are incremental and you cannot always choose which players you want to improve.

To fulfil the criteria you need to improve a player’s overall rating, you usually just need to win a few games on Squad Battles.

There are also some players who can stand to benefit massively from Evolution’s. Manchester United midfielder Kobbie Mainoo, for example, is one of the most popular cards in EAFC 24 despite only having an overall rating of 62.

The reason Mainoo is so popular is because he can benefit from the Golden Glow Up Evolution. In short, if you win a certain number of games with him in your team in Squad Battles, his overall rating can jump from 62 to 82.

Make smart signings

If you have the Ultimate Edition of FC 24, you will be able to begin your FUT journey with an advantage, as you will get 4600 FC points, which can be used to buy packs. After you buy those packs, you can then sell a majority of the items you receive to generate coins to buy better players.

If you are starting from scratch, you will likely have to use the team you start with and grind out a few games to get coins. You often get at least 400 coins for winning a match on FUT, which is why we would suggest playing Squad Battles before tackling other game modes in FUT like Rivals or Champions.

Squad Building Challenges

When you open FUT packs, most of the time, the players you get are of no use to your actual team, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have value.

Use SBCs to trade in deadwood you have in your club for rare players or FUT packs. It can sometimes be worth buying specific players to complete an SBC if you do not already own a player to match the criteria for a given challenge.

The SBCs that provide you a rare player in return are harder to complete at the start. For example, to get the Player of the Month version of James Maddison (86 overall), you have to exchange two squads: one featuring players based in England with a minimum overall team rating of 83, and exchange a squad featuring players from the Premier League with a minimum overall team rating of 85.

Below is a list of the SBCs that are relatively easy to complete at the start of your FUT journey in FC 24 and yield good results.

Foundations I
Two Players Pack
Foundations II
Premium Loan Player Reward Pack
Foundations III
Two Rare Gold Players Pack
Foundations IV
Two Rare Gold Players Pack
Gold Upgrade
Two Rare Gold Players Pack

Good Luck!

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Erling Haaland Named Cover Athlete for EA FC 24

Fifa FC 24 Cover Athlete

Manchester City and Norway forward Erling Haaland has been named the cover athlete for the standard edition of EA FC 24.

“Every footballer dreams of this. Proud to be on the cover for the first season of a new era EA Sports FC,” Haaland tweeted after the reveal.

After thirty years of working together, FIFA and EA decided to part ways when the publisher declined to renew its license to use the FIFA name. In response, FIFA revealed its own plans to create and release its own game.

Haaland moved to Man City from Borussia Dortmund last summer and won the treble, the Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League in his debut season. He crushed several records in the process, scoring 52 goals in one season for City and three more for Norway.


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