England midfielder Jude Bellingham has been named in FIFA 23’s prestigious Team of the Year, which honours the best players of 2022.
EA SPORTS received over 10m votes worldwide as 100 players were reduced to a final XI, including Paris Saint-Germain duo Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe as well as Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema.
Selected from Premier League teams were Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne.
Mbappe won the highest percentage of votes among attackers (23 per cent), while De Bruyne was the majority pick among the nominated midfielders (21 per cent).
Champions League winners Real Madrid were the best-represented club with four nominees, closely followed by PSG who contributed three.
FIFA 23 Team of the Year: 4-3-3
Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) – Real Madrid
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco) – PSG
Eder Militao (Brazil) – Real Madrid
Theo Hernandez (France) – AC Milan
Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands) – Liverpool
Jude Bellingham (England) – Borussia Dortmund
Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) – Manchester City
Luka Modric (Croatia) – Real Madrid
Karim Benzema (France) – Real Madrid
Kylian Mbappe (France) – PSG
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – PSG
The full TOTY line-up will be available only on FIFA 23 from January 26, with the full XI coming to FIFA Online January 20 and FIFA Mobile from early February.