As confirmed by EA Sports this week, the new FIFA 18 TOTY is going to the ballot box in 2018.
That means a lot of voting being done before the full release date, which will be drawn from 55 nominees.
Determining the best players of the year will begin soon and will include changes from previous TOTY formats.
“For the first time ever, the Team of The Year will be voted on by a carefully curated list of media, athletes and EA SPORTS FIFA community members,” a message from EA Sports explains.
“This collective of ballot recipients has been chosen to represent the millions of EA SPORTS FIFA players all over the world.
“Each team will be selected from a shortlist of 55 players, nominated by EA SPORTS for their real-world performance in 2017.
“Custom-built ballot boxes will be delivered to each recipient on January 8, containing all 55 of the nominee player items. Each vote will consist of three attackers, three midfielders, four defenders, and one goalkeeper in a 4-3-3 formation.
“Each ballot recipient will cast their vote by posting a photo of their team on social media with #TOTYVote by January 12.
“The ballots submitted by this group will account for 60% of the final vote. The remaining 40% of the votes will be cast by EA SPORTS.”
EA Sports has also confirmed that the final Team of the Year will be announced starting on January 15, with special TOTY player items available in packs for a limited time in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team and FIFA Mobile.
The full list of players available to vote on for FIFA 18 TOTY can be found below, broken down into goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards.
It follows the recent FIFA 18 TOTW 16 line-up being confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One.
As expected, there are plenty of Premier League stars in the starting line-up – this time round, NINE players from England’s top flight.
THE FIFA 18 TOTY NOMINEES CAN BE FOUND BELOW:
In fact, the FIFA 18 TOTW 16 midfield is made up entirely of Premier League stars.
Only two players from Serie A feature in the latest Team of the Week starting line-up.
FIFA 18 TOTW 16 CONFIRMED LINE-UP
- Nathan Ake – CB – OVR 81
- Dejan Lovren – CB – OVR 84
- Nkoulou – CB – OVR 82