FIFA 16 Ultimate Team: Team of the Year Announcement

Barcelona forward (and FIFA 16 cover man) Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or award for the world's best player for the fifth time earlier this week.

The 28-year-old Argentine had 41.33% of the vote, with Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo (27.76%) second and Barca's Neymar (7.86%) third.

With this, we find out who are the best goalkeeper, defenders, midfielders and forwards from the past year of world football. To celebrate their accomplishments, EA SPORTS will release special blue In-Form Player Items in FIFA Ultimate Team™ as part of their FUT “Team of the Year.

FUT Team of the Year is the most exciting period as the top players in world football have their ratings boosted to the highest in the game for the year. These rare items will only be available in packs for a limited time, with Midfielders available now, and Forwards following later in the week.

Be sure to keep an eye on EA SPORTS’ Twitter account for the latest updates and to find out when the rest of the team becomes available.

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