While the recent FIFA 19 Team of the Year features a superb starting XI, it’s about to add another star to the lineup. EA Sports recently announced there will be a final FIFA 19 TOTY player, and this time around it won’t be someone decided just by media voters. In addition, FIFA 19 Team of the Year representative Kylian Mbappe tweeted his appreciation for his spot. He also showed respect to a few of the game’s players he considers the G.O.A.T., for now.
FIFA 19 TOTY Player Vote Underway
On Monday, fans got to see the 11 FIFA players chosen for Team of the Year. They included a who’s who of the best in the game right now, such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Kylian Mbappe. With the introduction of those high-level players, there were also new FUT cards for them. Ronaldo and Messi are 99 cards, while the younger sensation Mbappe has a 97.
Other stars who made the cut included popular players like Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Kevin De Bruyne, and Luka Modric. Still, there had to be some players left off the team, as there were 55 nominees from the start of voting. Five players who just missed the team are now part of a Fan’s Choice Nominees vote. They are Salam, Neymar Jr., Griezmann, Eden Hazard, and Paul Pogba.
You get to choose the 12th #TOTY player from the 5 nominees that missed out! Winner announced and released in packs on Friday. Vote in-game in #FUT19 through a special Player Pick Item and vote online 👉 https://t.co/Z1mGk71rnu pic.twitter.com/JxVmMx5kNH
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) January 7, 2019
Each of these players is pretty popular in their own right. Neymar was a glaring omission from the starting XI, as he’s one of the top-rated players in FIFA 19. However, his four colleagues also are deserving of the nomination. Fans can vote in the game through a special “Player Pick Item” that is part of FIFA Ultimate Team 19. In addition, there’s a way to vote online at the site here.
FIFA 19 TOTY Player Kylian Mbappe tweets about GOATs
As mentioned, young phenomenon Kylian Mbappe made the roster of 11 players on TOTY. He is well aware of the selection as he sent out a tweet about it on the same day the players were announced. Based on the cards released so far, he’s considered among the best but doesn’t quite have the rating as his two colleagues. Mbappe also added some interesting emojis on the tweet.
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) January 7, 2019
As seen above, the Paris Saint-Germain star tweeted a FIFA 19 image of himself, Ronaldo, and Messi. He also posted goat emojis next to the flags for Ronaldo and Messi, which seems to be his stamp of approval on these fellow stars. Next to Mbappe’s flag is a baby emoji, to show he is the young guy of the bunch, but don’t be surprised to see Kylian Mbappe mentioned in “GOAT” conversations in the future.
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