Who Is The FIFA 23 TOTY 12th Man?

Who Is The FIFA 23 TOTY 12th Man?
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Harry Boulton


25th Jan 2023 17:08

You might be wondering who the FIFA 23 TOTY 12th man is as we wind up to the full team release, as it has the potential to be one of the best cards in the game. While they might have missed out on making the full FIFA TOTY squad, the 12th man is always an exciting player to boost an already overpowered set of cards. So, to find out the FIFA 23 TOTY 12th man, make sure to carry on reading down below.

FIFA 23 TOTY 12th Man Nominees

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The FIFA 23 TOTY 12th man is Erling Haaland, with the Manchester City goal machine winning the vote.

If this is your first encounter with the TOTY 12th man system, the way it works is that the three most popular selections that didn't make it into the final team are selected for an additional 'twelfth man' vote, with the winner getting a limited time Team of the Year card.

The three nominees for the FIFA 23 TOTY were:

  • Erling Haaland (Manchester City)
  • Fede Valverde (Real Madrid)
  • Joao Cancelo (Manchester City)

Haaland certainly needs no introduction, with the Norwegian striker's overwhelming success in the Premier League only cementing his place further. His teammate Cancelo additionally had a fantastic 2022 - despite a slight regression at the end - making the choice to give the number 7 to a fullback somehow make sense.

Finally, Valverde has excelled as Champions League and LaLiga winning Real Madrid's swiss army knife of sorts, filling in wherever he is needed and making a fantastic impression. While he was mostly found on the right flank to make space for Madrid's legendary trio, this unnatural positioning has also been a blessing as he has created and scored all throughout 2022.

FIFA 23 TOTY 12th Man Leaks

As per renowned FIFA leaker FUT Sheriff, it is unsurprisingly Erling Haaland that has won the FIFA 23 TOTY 12th man vote. This will come as a shock to few people, as his record-breaking scoring skills in England's top flight have certainly not gone unnoticed.

Additionally, attacking players naturally have an advantage over other positions, as their accolades are far easier to recognize and acknowledge than other positions. Furthermore, while his dominance did fade slightly with the nerfs to the Lengthy meta, Haaland is always a popular choice in FIFA and from what it looks like his TOTY will certainly not disappoint.

When Does the FIFA 23 12th Man Release?

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The FIFA 23 12th man will be released into packs on Friday January 27 at 6PM GMT. This is one day after the full TOTY squad is simultaneously put into packs, so try not to burn through your saved packs until the final player makes their way into the rotation.

It is also likely that the TOTY Honourable Mentions also make their way into the packs with the 12th man on Friday, so there is definitely plenty to look forward to and hopefully pack. You will have to make sure that you've got all of your fingers crossed though, as all of these packs will be incredibly hard to pack otherwise.

So, that's everything you need to know about the FIFA 23 TOTY 12th man, letting you in on all of the leaks and the release date too. Make sure to read this FIFA 23 cheapest 86 rated players guide to avoid any overspending on SBCs.

Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.

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