The election of the FUT 21 TOTY was very difficult for the FUT community, as they could only choose 11 players and could leave out great stars of football such as Messi, Mbappé or Neymar Jr.
In fact, Lionel Messi was left out of FUT 21’s TOTY because voters preferred to cast Kylian Mbappé as the team’s right winger, leaving many fans disappointed and thinking that they would never enjoy Messi’s TOTY card this year.
But the disappointment lasted only a few days, as EA Sports has introduced a group of “Honorable Mentions” of TOTY cards with Messi, Immobile, Mané and more players to enjoy.
Each of the following cards are already available in FUT and can appear randomly in the game packs, so you can try your luck throughout this week to see if you can find Messi’s TOTY card in an pack.
Of course, if they doesn’t come out in an pack, remember that you can always buy FUT 21 Coins online to collect all the coins you need. With a small investment it will be enough to significantly improve your team.
However, beyond the long-awaited inclusion of Messi, these Honorable Mentions also included players like Robertson and Fekir who were left out of the voting. Here are the cards:
Sadio Mané – Liverpool – 93 OVR.
This card from Sadio Mané exploits all of his virtues to the maximum power, making him one of the fastest and most unbalanced players in the game.
Having Mané in the team allows you to play quickly on the counterattack but he also lets you take advantage of those small spaces that the defensive line leaves between his wings and centrals due to his excellent positioning and great speed.
Ciro Immobile – Lazio – 91 OVR.
The Lazio striker has been another of the players included in this group. Immobile is the perfect forward for teams that play to throw crosses and prefer a forward who simply takes care of sending the ball into the goal, without any other task.
Andrew Robertson – Liverpool – 91 OVR
Robertson is the ideal left back for those who want the perfect mix of speed and precision on crosses. Furthermore, he is also an excellent defender.
Marquinhos – PSG – 89 OVR
Marquinhos comes to TOTY because of his excellent performance with PSG over the past year, which was essential for the team to obtain second place in the UEFA Champions League.
Jesús Navas – Seville – 88 OVR
Sevilla’s Spanish right-back, Jesús Navas, is having a second youth in the Andalusian team. Despite his age, Navas has become a very reliable right back who performs very well in the defensive and offensive phase.
Nabil Fekir – Real Betis – 88 OVR.
The inclusion of Fekir is the most controversial of all, since his season last year at Real Betis was not very good. However, Fekir is a player who was world champion with France in 2018 and has many conditions to make a difference in FUT Ultimate Team.
FUT 21 is now available worldwide on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and PC.