FIFA 17 TOTY Cards Guide – FUT 17 Team of the Year Players

FIFA 17 TOTY Cards Guide – FUT 17 Team of the Year IF Players


FIFA 17 TOTY cards are the most wanted In Form players cards of the game. Let’s learn something more about these blue cards, including the release date, the stats boost, the nominees, the prediction, the leaked squad and the prices.

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FIFA 17 TOTY Cards Introduction

What is the Team of the Year?

Every year since FUT 12, in early January, Electronic Arts build a team of players based on their real performance on the previous year. The players of this TOTY are selected from the voting of FIFPro, the world wide professional footballers association, and announced in the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala. They are supposed to be the best players in the world.

They are upgraded with a blue TOTY card which becomes available in packs for a week. In the week a player gets his TOTY card in packs, it is impossible to find his regular card there. Your odds of pulling a TOTY card from a pack are exactly the same of pulling the regular card of that player in another week.

If you own the regular card of a TOTY player, your card will keep unchanged. If you want the improved version, you will need to buy the corresponding TOTY version in the market or pull it from a pack.


FIFA 17 TOTY Cards Guide – FUT 17 Team of the Year IF PlayersFIFA 17 TOTY Card



FIFA 17 TOTY Cards Availability

When FIFA 17 TOTY Cards will be available?

The Team of the Year is released once per year. In FUT 17, the TOTY will be announcement and released on January 9th, 2017 (Monday).

These very special blue cards are assigned only to eleven players (a goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards), that can be of any league and quality. It is only made a distinction between the four lines, not between each position. For example, instead of having full backs, this team can have four centre backs. Usually they are all gold and play in LaLiga Santander, Premier League and Bundesliga.

In FIFA 17, TOTY cards are announced on the Ballon D’Or Gala at 5:30pm (UK time) and released in packs at 8pm. You can pull a TOTY card in any gold pack with rare gold players cards.

The FIFA 17 TOTY cards will be available into packs on the following days:

GOALKEEPER 13/01/2017 6pm ??
10am ??
14/01/2017 6pm ??
10am ??
DEFENDERS 12/01/2017 6pm ??
10am ??
13/01/2017 6pm ??
10am ??
MIDFIELDERS 11/01/2017 6pm ??
10am ??
12/01/2017 6pm ??
10am ??
FORWARDS 09/01/2017 6pm ??
12pm ??
11/01/2017 6pm ??
10am ??
ALL PLAYERS 13/01/2016 6pm ??
10am ??
16/01/2016 6pm ??
10am ??

You can see the FIFA 17 TOTY announcement and release in several time zones clicking here


FIFA 17 TOTY Cards Ratings and Stats

How big are the ratings and stats boosts?


The players ratings and stats of FIFA 17 TOTY cards are usually boosted in six or seven points. The forwards evidently have less scope for an increase because Ronaldo and Messi are already highly rated. The attributes have a similar increase but it doesn’t mean that all attributes have to be improved. The position of the players in these cards may change if, in the previous year, they played really well in a new position.

You can have the regular card and the TOTY card of the same player in your club. However, you cannot use them both in your squad at the same time.

Excepting the Pro Players and the Record Breaker cards, these ones are usually the most expensive cards of the whole FUT 17.



FIFA 17 TOTY Nominees Shortlist

Who has chances to feature in the Team of the Year?

FIFA 17 TOTY Cards Guide – FUT 17 Team of the Year IF Players


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)


You can see the complete list clicking here.



FIFA 17 TOTY Prediction

Who are the favourites to feature in the FIFA 17 TOTY

Our community has voted in the favourites. Here are the results:

Manuel Neuer (Germany/FC Bayern Munich) 32.85%
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy/Juventus) 30.66%
David de Gea (Spain/Manchester United) 27.22%
Keylor Navas (Costa Rica/Real Madrid) 7.15%
Claudio Bravo (Chile/FC Barcelona/Manchester City) 2.11%
Sergio Ramos (Spain/Real Madrid) 8.4%
Thiago Silva (Brazil/Paris Saint-Germain) 7.9%
Diego Godin (Uruguay/Atletico Madrid) 7.85%
Jerome Boateng (Germany/FC Bayern Munich) 7.53%
David Alaba (Austria/FC Bayern Munich) 7.52%
Pepe (Portugal/Real Madrid) 7.41%
Jordi Alba (Spain/FC Barcelona) 7.16%
Giorgio Chiellini (Italy/Juventus) 7.02%
Dani Alves (Brazil/FC Barcelona/Juventus) 6.35%
Philipp Lahm (Germany/FC Bayern Munich) 6.08%
Marcelo (Brazil/Real Madrid) 4.42%
Mats Hummels (Germany/Borussia Dortmund/FC Bayern Munich) 3.95%
Gerard Pique (Spain/FC Barcelona) 3.89%
David Luiz (Brazil/Paris Saint-Germain/Chelsea) 3.85%
Raphael Varane (France/Real Madrid) 3.36%
Daniel Carvajal (Spain/Real Madrid) 2.82%
Leonardo Bonucci (Italy/Juventus) 2.06%
Serge Aurier (Cote d’Ivoire/Paris Saint-Germain) 1.21%
Javier Mascherano (Argentina/FC Barcelona) 0.72%
Hector Bellerìn (Spain/Arsenal) 0.51%
Luka Modric (Croatia/Real Madrid) 15.85%
N’Golo Kante (France/Leicester City/Chelsea) 15.28%
Paul Pogba (France/Juventus/Manchester United) 13.64%
Andres Iniesta (Spain/FC Barcelona) 10.67%
Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium/Manchester City) 10.08%
Mesut Ozil (Germany/Arsenal) 8.5%
Eden Hazard (Belgium/Chelsea) 7.17%
Arturo Vidal (Chile/FC Bayern Munich) 5.3%
Dimitri Payet (France/West Ham United) 4.8%
Toni Kroos (Germany/Real Madrid) 4.67%
Ivan Rakitic (Croatia/FC Barcelona) 1.25%
Marco Verratti (Italy/Paris Saint-Germain) 1.03%
Sergio Busquets (Spain/FC Barcelona) 0.83%
Xabi Alonso (Spain/FC Bayern Munich) 0.56%
David Silva (Spain/Manchester City) 0.39%
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid) 27.66%
Lionel Messi (Argentina/FC Barcelona) 23.33%
Antoine Griezmann (France/Atletico Madrid) 12.7%
Luis Suarez (Uruguay/FC Barcelona) 7.84%
Neymar (Brazil/FC Barcelona) 4.64%
Gareth Bale (Wales/Real Madrid) 4.31%
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden/Paris Saint-Germain/Manchester United) 3.92%
Robert Lewandowski (Poland/FC Bayern Munich) 3.16%
Alexis Sanchez (Chile/Arsenal) 3%
Jamie Vardy (England/Leicester City) 2.81%
Paulo Dybala (Argentina/Juventus) 2.45%
Sergio Aguero (Argentina/Manchester City) 1.86%
Gonzalo Higuain (Argentina/Napoli/Juventus) 1.17%
Thomas Muller (Germany/FC Bayern Munich) 0.67%
Karim Benzema (France/Real Madrid) 0.48%

You can learn more about the community favourites here.



FIFA 17 TOTY Players

Who are the FIFA 17 TOTY players?

The official announcement was made on January 9th. These are the eleven TOTY players:

    ?? Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern Munich)
    ?? Dani Alves (Juventus)
    ?? Gerard Pique (FC Barcelona)
    ?? Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
    ?? Marcelo (Real Madrid)
    ?? Andres Iniesta (FC Barcelona)
    ?? Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
    ?? Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
    ?? Luis Suárez (FC Barcelona)
    ?? Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
    ?? Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)


FIFA 17 TOTY Cards Guide – FUT 17 Team of the Year PlayersTOTY of FIFA 17 Ultimate Team


More details of this team can be found here.


FIFA 17 TOTY Cards Prices

What happens to the TOTY cards’ prices?

Once a year, a team featuring the best players of the year is announced. This release is responsible for thousands of pack openings. It also means severe price falls. Everything happens at an absolute immense scale: these cards are the best in the game, they come in packs for a week and prices fall to never before seen values.

The effect caused by the Team of the Year is felt way before it’s even announced. The game barely starts and there are already some players planning on building their squads in January, at a point when buying the best players will cost them the same as how much they’d spend building an average team in the beginning. The start of a more severe devaluation happens before Christmas and is prolonged until the TOTY release.

The NIF cards lose value progressively through the weeks before the TOTY. The biggest drop is registered both on the day it starts and the day before that, which by the way is a Sunday, a day of the week when prices are lower. Only on this day the market should drop more than 3%. And that is followed by an apparent stabilisation which lasts until the weekend arrives. At this stage prices tend to rise very slightly, then, just as the TOTY cards stop coming from packs, the market rises again. This price increase tendency lasts about two weeks, then the natural course of devaluation is resumed.


FIFA 17 TOTY Cards Guide – FUT 17 Team of the Year PlayersClick in the image to maximize it


The behaviour of IF cards’ prices during the TOTY is slightly different. Although the lowest prices are also expected on January 9th, the truth is that the difference comparatively to the values registered immediately before the Black Friday is much smaller. After hitting a historical minimum on the first day of the Team of the Year, the price tendencies start being just one: increasing. During the whole week, day after day, the cards keep becoming more expensive, reaching a price increase of about 15% between the first and the last day. Just as the blue cards stop coming from packs, the IF cards’ price increase becomes even more evident. This behaviour is explained mainly by the anticipation of upgrades season which can make many IF cards gain value.


NFIFA 17 TOTY Cards Guide – FUT 17 Team of the Year PlayersClick in the image to maximize it


If you’re waiting for the release of the Team of the Year to buy the regular card of a centre back or goalkeeper who is very likely to feature in the TOTY, don’t do so in the first days of the TOTY week. The reason why you shouldn’t is because just as the NIF cards stop coming from packs, they suffer an increase of more than 10%, something very considerable since we’re talking about a period of just two days. On the third day, when it’s once again possible to find these cards in packs, a very accentuated price drop is registered. Their minimum is hit on saturday, the same day increases of around 20% over the prices we had before the TOTY release are registered.

As for the midfielders who receive a TOTY card, their NIF cards’ prices are constantly slightly increasing from the day the TOTY is announced. This behaviour stays the same on wednesday and thursday, when you can’t find them in packs. Just as they go back to being available, there’s a slight drop, then follows an increase of about 15% in a single day (sunday), as a result of the anticipation of the end of the most important week of the season.

From the first and to the last day of the TOTY, the forwards TOTY prices are always increasing. Between the day of the TOTY announcement and the next saturday, these NIF cards’ prices increase about 10%. This increase gets even more accentuated starting from sunday, and dragging itself until tuesday, when the maximum is reached with an accumulated valorisation of almost 30%. If you’re thinking of buying a Ronaldo or a Messi, maybe it’s best to do so in the first week of january, before the TOTY is released.

The first blue cards to be released are the goalkeeper’s and the defenders’. Just like what happens to almost any IF card, they appear on the market at very high prices and after a few hours they can cost much less. As for these first cards we’re analysing, the devaluation in the first 24 hours can reach up to 40%. From tuesday to wednesday, the day when the market is already saturated with these cards, their prices reach their minimum, a drop of 5 to 10%, followed by a slight recovery until the weekend arrives.

Buying the TOTY card of a midfielder just as it’s launched is always a terrible idea. Only in the first 48 hours they tend to lose about 20% of their value. On the weekend prices slightly increase, but if you wait until the next week you can save almost 20%, which is a lot of coins for a card like that. The devaluation along the next six months goes on but in an extremely slow rhythm.

The most desired cards of the game have a friday 13th as release date but things will only go bad if you try to buy them in these four days in which they’re available in packs. Only in the first 24 hours it’s expected for them to lose up to 25% of value, while the most reputed the player is, the biggest the devaluation will be. Until the end of the TOTY, prices maintain themselves more or less stable, suffering a new devaluation on the next week when it can reach up to 20%.

FIFA 17 TOTY players are usually the most expensive ones because they are the ones with best stats. A blue Ronaldo or Messi card will cost you around 3 million coins while the lower rated TOTY players can cost you less than 300k coins.


You can find a deeper explanation about FIFA 17 TOTY prices, clicking here.



FIFA 17 TOTY Offers

Packs, lightning rounds, squad building challenges and more FIFA 17 TOTY Offers

You can see the complete list clicking here.



FIFA 17 TOTY Cards Overview

Basic information about FIFA 17 TOTY Cards

Colour | Blue
How many Cards in FUT 17 | 11
How many times they are released | 1
How often they are released | Only once
How long they are in packs | One week
When they are released in packs | From January 9 to January 16, 2017
How big is the boost | Usually six or seven points compared to the regular card
Date of the first card in FIFA 17 | January
First Card in FUT History | Released for the first time in FIFA 12


FIFA 17 TOTY Cards Guide – FUT 17 Team of the Year IF PlayersTOTY Cards from FIFA 12 to FIFA 17



FIFA 17 TOTY Cards Frequently Asked Questions

What you need to know about FIFA 17 TOTY Cards

Q: What is the Team of the Year?
A: Team of the Year, commonly abbreviated to TOTY, is a team of IF players released on a yearly basis. These blue In Form cards are assigned to the best players based on their real performance on the previous civil year.

Q: What is the difference between Team of the Year and Team of the Season?
A: TOTY is a team made by the players who played better during the calendar year, according to the FIFPro’s voting. The TOTS has nothing to do with the calendar year. It is about the players of each league who have played better during the season (usually between August/September and May) and they are not chosen by FIFPro members.

Q: Who chooses the players for the Team of the Year?
A: The TOTY players are selected from the voting of the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro), the world wide professional footballers association, and announced in the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala. This representative organisation comprises of 65,000 pro footballers and is made up of 58 countries. It’s them who choose the best players of the year.

Q: How many players are selected for the TOTY?
A: Eleven. The Team of the Year is released only once a year and contain the best 11 players in the world, also known as the World XI. The TOTY is made up of 1 goalkeeper, 4 defenders, 3 midfielders and 3 forwards, where each category can contain a player in any position.

Q: When the TOTY will be announced?
A: The Team of the Year release date coincides with the Ballon d’Or 2016 gala in Zurich, where the players are announced. This year it will be on January 9, 2017 (Monday)

Q: How many nominees the Team of the Year has?
A: 55.

Q: What is the schedule of the gala?
A: Press conferences live – 1pm UK – 08:00 ET
The Red Carpet live – 3.30pm UK – 10.30 ET
Awards begin – 5.50pm UK – 12:50 ET
World XI announced – 6pm UK – 13:00 ET
TOTY Available in FIFA 17 packs – 8pm UK – 15:00 ET

Q: Are TOTW released in the Team of the Year week?
A: Yes. Team of the Week are released interrupted every Wednesday.

Q: How long are FIFA 17 TOTY cards available in FIFA packs?
A: These IF players are available in packs according to its positions: goalkeeper, defenders and midfielders are available during four days; forwards on three days.

Q: Will FIFA 17 TOTY cards be released all at once at any time?
A: It should happen on January 15 and January 16, 2017.

Q: How easy is to find FIFA 17 TOTY cards in FUT packs?
A: Just like it happens with any best rated player, the likelihood of finding FIFA 17 TOTY cards in FUT packs is very low because these cards are extremely rare.

Q: In which FUT packs I can find FIFA 17 TOTY cards?
A: TOTY players can be found in any pack with rare gold players. Obviously, the chances of finding one of these cards are higher if you open a pack which contains more rare gold players cards.

Q: Can I store packs to open during the TOTY week?
A: Yes. It doesn’t matter when you got the packs. The cards you will find inside depend exclusively of the date you open them.

Q: When is the best time to open packs ?
A: That’s when all the Team of the Year players are in packs, probably between Saturday night and Monday night. With eleven TOTY players in packs, your chances of finding one of these cards are two times higher than in the first two days and three times higher than in the other days.

Q: Are FIFA 17 TOTY cards available in FUT Draft mode?
A: Yes, they are available in all modes, including FUT Draft and FUT Squad Building Challenges. Obviously, you can only find one of these blue cards after its release in January.


TOTY of previous years:


24 thoughts on “FIFA 17 TOTY Cards Guide – FUT 17 Team of the Year Players”

    1. During the TOTY we expect to see new packs in the store almost everyday at 6pm UK time.
      They will release the most common packs, including 15k, 25k, 35k, 50k and 100k packs.

  1. It’s useless to get TOTY Cards cause the game doesn’t allow you to use them with their full potential cause of the auto balance :SSS

  2. How much are the prices going to drop and should i wait if i want to buy expensive players?

  3. LakishZohanek

    The answer for this question is wrong for this year: Q: Will FIFA 17 TOTY cards be released all at once?

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