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FIFA 23 Honourable Mentions and 12th Man Explained

Some more special items to look out for in FIFA 23 FUT!

by Ashley Anthony
FIFA 23 Official Game.

The FIFA 23 Team of the Year craze is far from over, with EA releasing the Team of the Year’s 12th Man and Honourable Mentions outside the chosen 11. 

Think of these as the bench players who are no doubt game-changers. These outfielders did enough to have their names cited among the best of 2022 but were short some votes to make the final cut.

To see FIFA 23’s Team of the Year for 2022, read: FIFA 23 TOTY Released: Who Are They?

Below Are the FIFA 23 Honourable Mentioned Players:

  • LW: Vinicius Jr. – Real Madrid (OVR 91)
  • RM: Bukayo Saka – Arsenal (OVR 89)
  • Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur (OVR 92)
  • LB: Joao Cancelo – Manchester City (OVR 91)
  • CM: Federico Valverde – Real Madrid (OVR 89)
  • LB: Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munich (OVR 88)
  • CAM Nabil Fekir – Real Betis (OVR 88)
  • CM: Pedri – Barcelona (OVR 90)
  • GK: Mike Maignan – A.C. Milan (OVR 89)
  • CB: Bremer – Juventus (OVR 87)
  • CB: Nicolas Otamendi – Benfica (Objective) (OVR 88)
  • CB: Kalidou Koulibaly – Chelsea (OVR91)

Next: The TOTY’s 12th Man and Nominations for the Final Spot.

The 12th man is none other than the rising star, Erling Haaland. Following a stellar season with BVB and then making a mega move to Manchester City to work under Pep Guardiola, he has been scoring goals for fun and is loved by the players for his goalscoring prowess.

The Other Footballers Who Were in the Running For Fifa’s 12th Man:

  •  LB: Joao Cancelo – Manchester City (OVR 91) 
  •  CM: Federico Valverde – Real Madrid (OVR 89)

The biggest surprise is that Federico Valverde wasn’t named the 12th Man. He had some special source in 2022 and is more than deserving of players’ votes — but hey — who’s complaining about Halaand making the team? 

Eerling’s votes counted for 60%, which helped him beat his teammate Cancelo and Real Madrid’s maestro, Valverde.

What Do These Players Receive in FIFA 23 FUT?

These TOTY items/player cards will be some of the best we’ve seen since the start of the season. Four of the cards will be received as Objectives. What does this mean? It means we can get well-rated players by merely playing FIFA 23 FUT. 

The other option is entirely up to you, whether you’d like to use them in your squad or for Squad Building Challenges (SBC). If you are still second-guessing, don’t. Get these players in your FIFA Ultimate Team as on as you can.

For more from Prima Games, read: FIFA 23 Icons Team 2 TOTY Released, What Are the Differences Between EA Sports FC and UFL? and Is GOALS Another New Football Game? – Answered

About The Author

Ashley Anthony

Ashley has been writing content for the web for seven years and counting. He has recently entered the realm of video game journalism with Prima Games but is no novice to gaming. While there is time to kick back and relax, Ashley’s trying to hit the winning run in on MLB, score a last-minute goal in FIFA or is busy killing a sinister boss in some RPG title.

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