The World 11 and the FIFA 17 TOTY were released more than a month ago but there are stories that still deserve to be told. There was a football start who missed the Team of the Year by…two votes! If you want to know about who we are talking, keep reading.
Which Football Star Missed the Team of the Year?
Every year since FUT 12, in early January, Electronic Arts build a team of players based on their real performance on the previous year. The players of this TOTY are selected from the voting of FIFPro, the world wide professional footballers association, and announced in the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala. They are supposed to be the best players in the world. They are upgraded with a blue TOTY card which becomes available in packs for a week. They are the most valuable cards of this game. If someone wants the improved version, he needs to buy the corresponding TOTY version in the market or pull it from a pack, which is not easy. The chances of pulling a TOTY card are extremely low and your time will be better spent playing All Jackpots Casino Football Star. At least, you will have better chances to win something there.
The official announcement of the Team of the Year was made on January 9th. These are the eleven TOTY players:
🇩🇪 Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern Munich)
🇧🇷 Dani Alves (Juventus)
🇪🇸 Gerard Pique (FC Barcelona)
🇪🇸 Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
🇧🇷 Marcelo (Real Madrid)
🇪🇸 Andres Iniesta (FC Barcelona)
🇩🇪 Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
🇭🇷 Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
🇺🇾 Luis Suárez (FC Barcelona)
🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
🇦🇷 Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)
You are still asking which football star missed the Team of the Year of FIFA 17, right? Who was not select to the best eleven chosen by the FIFPro? If you look to the eleven players selected by more than 65,000 pro footballers from 58 countries, you will see that someone is missing. Yes, the most expensive footballer ever, Pogba, who moved from Juventus to Old Trafford for £89 million over the last summer is missing. Andres Iniesta, Luka Modric, and Toni Kroos made it in to the three-man midfield ahead of the France international. However Pogba was very close, failing just two votes to equal the total of Toni Kroos. The French midfielder was beaten on the last day of the election, when he had to surrender his slim lead over his German rival after the votes of the last four teams were counted: Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Dutch side Fortuna Sittard and Real Madrid, Kroos’ team. This was the smallest margin that a player has missed out on the team by in the 12-year history of the world XI award.
Pogba’s exclusion means that not a single player from the Premier League is represented. Ten of the team played in Spain’s La Liga – with Daniel Alves leaving Barcelona for Serie A side Juventus in the summer – while Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer is the sole Bundesliga representative. It looks that despite having the most competitive league in the world, Premier League is not a good league for who wants to make part of the Team of the Year. They will have better chances at all Jackpots online casino and other games.
Paul Pogba, born in March 1993, is a French professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester United and the France national team. He operates primarily as a central midfielder and is comfortable playing both in attack and defence.