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As voted for by the fans, EA Sports has announced the FIFA 22 Ultimate Team of the Year, featuring the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi, but Cristiano Ronaldo misses out alongside Mohamed Salah.
Between the period of January 10-17, millions of gamers from around the world voted for who they believed to be the best players from the past 12 months. An 80-man shortlist was created and in the end, this was the XI chosen.
That's right. For the first time ever, five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has missed out on the FIFA Ultimate Team of the Year after featuring in every TOTY squad since FIFA 12.
It may come as a surprise to some that Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has also been overlooked after such a prolific 12 months for club and country.
The Egyptian has scored more goals than any other Premier League player during the first half of this season but this time around, Robert Lewandowski and Kylian Mbappe feature in attacking positions alongside Lionel Messi.
can we all vote for Mo Salah as the 12th man in TOTY? pls I need this card more than my life pic.twitter.com/7zQecxasGt— Wali (@Wali_LFC) January 20, 2022
Here is the FIFA 22 Ultimate Team TOTY in full:
GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint-Germain, Italy)
RB: Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint-Germain, Morocco)
CB: Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil)
CB: Ruben Dias (Manchester City, Portugal)
LB: Joao Cancelo (Manchester City, Portugal)
CM: N'Golo Kante (Chelsea, France)
CM: Jorginho (Chelsea, Italy)
CM: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City, Belgium)
ST: Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain, France)
ST: Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern Munich, Poland)
RW: Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain, Argentina)
The above player items will be live in the FIFA Ultimate Team game mode over the next week, starting with attacking players on Friday, January 21.
What are your thoughts on the XI? Do you think the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah were unfortunate to miss out? Any other stand-out absentees?
Let us know in the comments. This should be interesting.
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