EA assembles a team that gathers the player who played better on the whole year since 2012. This team names Team of the Year , also TOTY.
TOTY is quite different from TOTS. The TOTY gathers the players who played better during the calendar year according to the FIFPro. That is to say, TOTY players are choosen by the votes of thousands of professional players members from FIFPro, the worldwide representative organization for all professional football players. While the TOTS gathers the players who played better the whole season according to EA.
Before January 12th, There will be a shortlist which you can find from FIFA.com. Just after FIFA World XI is made official at 8pm (UK time), the first first TOTY cards are released. On that day, you can enjoy the live at the Ballon D’Or ceremony at Zurich’s Kongresshaus.
There is only one TOTY for each FIFA 15 Ultimate Team. All the TOTY cards are In Form Blue cards. Weather the the players level is, all there Blue cards have improved rating and attributes. Usually the rating increases 5 to 8 points.The attributes have a similar increase but it doesn’t mean that all attributes have to be improved.
There are 11 cards on the TOTY. One goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards. 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 center backs.
How to Get TOTY Cards
To get one of these cards, you need to buy them on transfer market or get them on any gold packs with rare cards. These cards are only available on packs by specific periods. In the week a player gets his TOTY card in packs, it is impossible to find his regular card in the market. 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. 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.
For each position there are specific dates. Goalkeepers and Defenders will be available from January 12th 8pm to January 14th 6pm; Midfielders from January 14th 6pm to January 16th 6pm; while Forwards from January 16th 6pm to January 17th 6pm.
The TOTY cards are expensive. Several cards cost more than 1 million coins. They are the most expensive cards of the game. There will be happy hours and special packs as the popular 100k pack during the TOTY release on January 18th.
Thousands of pack openings release during TOTY. It also means severe price falls. These cards are the best in the game, they come in packs for one 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. Many others decide to monetize their teams, selling them all before the TOTY comes out and then buying it all again. The start of a more severe devaluation happens before Christmas and is prolonged until the TOTY release.
We think that the best thing to do is to sell you regular cards before the new year but not during Happy Hours.