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FIFA 22 Team of the Year Defender and Goalkeeper Nominees Revealed

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EA Sports released the FIFA 22 Team of the Year defender and goalkeeper nominees on Sunday, Jan. 9 following the attacker and midfielder nominees the two days prior.

This defender vote is likely to be one of the most contested TOTY voting periods in the history of FIFA Ultimate Team. Numerous players have earned the right to be featured, but only four players can make it in. And then, only one goalkeeper but that's likely a battle of two players.

FIFA 22 Team of the Year Defender and Goalkeeper Nominees Revealed

Here's the list of FIFA 22 Team of the Year defender nominees:

  • Joao Cancelo - RB / Manchester City
  • Kyle Walker - RB / Manchester City
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold - RB / Liverpool
  • Achraf Hakimi - RB / Paris Saint-Germain
  • Jesus Navas - RB / Sevilla
  • Kieran Trippier - RB / Newcastle United
  • Ruben Dias - CB / Manchester City
  • Cesar Azpilicueta - RWB/CB / Chelsea
  • Antonio Rudiger - CB / Chelsea
  • Cristian Romero - CB / Tottenham Hotspur
  • Marquinhos - CB / Paris Saint-Germain
  • Mats Hummels - CB / Borussia Dortmund
  • Giorgio Chiellini - CB / Juventus (Piemonte Calcio)
  • Leonardo Bonucci - CB / Juventus
  • Simon Kjaer - CB / AC Milan
  • Milan Skriniar - CB / Inter
  • David Alaba - CB / Real Madrid
  • Jules Kounde - CB / Sevilla
  • Luke Shaw - LB / Manchester United
  • Reinildo Mandava - LB / Lille
  • Christian Gunter - LB / Freiburg
  • Alphonso Davies - LB / Bayern Munich
  • Theo Hernandez - LB / Milan
  • Jordi Alba - LB / Barcelona
  • Leonardo Spinazzola - LB / Roma

Here's the list of FIFA 22 Team of the Year goalkeeper nominees:

  • Ederson Moraes - Manchester City
  • Emiliano Martinez - Aston Villa
  • Edouard Mendy - Chelsea
  • Gianluigi Donnarumma - Paris Saint-Germain
  • Mike Maignan - AC Milan
  • Jan Oblak - Atletico Madrid
  • Thibaut Courtois - Real Madrid

As previously mentioned, this is likely to be a battle between Mendy and Donnarumma. Considering how popular Donnarumma has been in FUT this year, expect him to win after leading Italy to a Euro 2020 win.

Here's our prediction for the defender and goalkeeper selections:

  • RB - Joao Cancelo
  • CB - Ruben Dias
  • CB - Marquinhos
  • RB - Trent Alexander-Arnold
  • GK - Gianluigi Donnarumma

FIFA 22 Team of the Year voting starts Jan. 10.