Van Dijk FIFA 20: First Ever 99 Rated Defender Released for FIFA 20 TOTY

Virgil Van Dijk received the first ever 99 rated defender card in FIFA Ultimate Team
Virgil Van Dijk received the first ever 99 rated defender card in FIFA Ultimate Team | Photo by EA Sports

Van Dijk FIFA 20 is the first ever 99 rated defender in a FIFA Ultimate Team cycle as EA Sports released the Team of the Year defenders Wednesday.

Virgil Van Dijk, the Dutch center back for Liverpool, is regarded as the best defender in the world. He finished second in Ballon d'Or voting behind Lionel Messi much to the chagrin of supporters around the world.

EA Sports still rewarded Van Dijk with a 99 rated card for FIFA 20 Team of the Year, the first time a defender has received the highest overall possible.

Van Dijk FIFA 20: First Ever 99 Rated Defender Released for FIFA 20 TOTY

Here are Virgil Van Dijk's face card stats for his 99 rated TOTY card:

  • 88 Pace
  • 90 Dribbling
  • 80 Shooting
  • 99 Defending
  • 92 Passing
  • 98 Physical

According to Van Dijk's profile page on FUTBIN, Anchor and Sentinel chem styles make him truly a 99 rated defender. His price range is set to 420,000 coins as a minimum all the way up to 8 million. He's sold on the market for the max price, but expect it to come down once some more cards are pulled.

Team of the Year defenders are solely in packs until Thursday at 1 p.m. ET when presumably all FIFA 20 TOTY cards will be put in packs.