FIFA 21 TOTY - FUT Event Defense & Goalkeeper

No one can get past this bulwark. The TOTY defense is there. (Source: EA Sports)
The Team of the Year event in FIFA 21 is in full swing. After the strikers and midfielders, EA Sports has finally released the TOTY defense and goalkeepers and, as expected, it’s a great one.

For two days now, you can draw the new TOTY cards in card packs. However, the chances of actually drawing one of the players are vanishingly small. But if you do get your hands on one of the kickers, consider yourself lucky: Better cards will probably only be available with the Team of the Season at the end of the season.

The FIFA 21 TOTY defense

Taking a look at the ratings, it becomes clear: Unlike last year, there is no player in the FIFA 21 Team of the Year who reaches the maximum total score of 99.

With central defender Virgil van Dijk and right back Trent Alexander-Arnold two players of Liverpool FC can be found in the TOTY defense, who already had their place last year. Van Dijk, however, this time “only” reaches 96 OVR (in FIFA 20 he reaches 99 OVR), Trent also loses one point (94 OVR).

The second place in the central defender is occupied by Real legend Sergio Ramos, who comes to the same value as his Dutch colleague from Liverpool. Two players from FC Bayern Munich round off the TOTY defense in FIFA 21: Alphonso Davies is on the left (93 OVR), while world goalkeeper Manuel Neuer keeps a clean sheet (96 OVR).

Four of the eleven FIFA 21 TOTY players wear the jersey of the German record champion, four positions go to the English Premier League. One TOTY player each comes from Ligue 1, La Liga and Serie A – it’s a good thing that the developers have also provided strong SBCs. In any case, you shouldn’t miss out on Paulo Dybala’s new card.

FIFA 21 Team of the Year: Defense & Goalkeeper overview

  • LV: Alphonso Davies (FC Bayern Munich) – 93 OVR
  • IV: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) – 96 OVR
  • IV: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool FC) – 96 OVR
  • RV: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool FC) – 94 OVR
  • TW: Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern Munich) – 96 OVR
The five new TOTY cards are available in card packs until Friday evening. After that EA Sports will release the complete FIFA 21 Team of the Year. So if you have saved up packs for the event, be sure to wait until the weekend to open them!

TOTY voting started for the 12th player

At the same time, voting for the twelfth TOTY player has started. When you log in to FUT mode, you can expect a player choice pack until January 28 with a loan card to one of the three players available for selection. The player you choose will receive one vote. The choices this year are:
  • Heung-min Son (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • Thiago (Liverpool FC)
  • Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)
Will the 12th TOTY place go to Lionel Messi after all? (Source: EA Sports)
Will Lionel Messi make it into the current Team of the Year at the last minute or will the Argentine go empty-handed for the first time in years? You will probably find out on January 29th, when the 12th player finds his way into FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.
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By Philipp Briel

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