Aston Villa star Emi Martinez up for FIFA 23 Team of the Year - all 100 nominees, how to vote
Full list of all 100 FIFA 23 Team of the Year nominees including Aston Villa star Emiliano Martinez - and how to vote for your favourites.
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Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has been nominated for the EA Sports FIFA 23 Team of the Year after an ultra-impressive 2022. The popular man between the sticks won the World Cup with Argentina in December and was awarded the Golden Glove after keeping three clean sheets throughout the tournament.
Martinez has been so good for club and country that he has been linked with a move away from Villa Park this January, but speculation has calmed down for now. The 30-year-old recently received a standing ovation from Lions supporters upon his return from World Cup duty, before the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier this month.
“Thank you so much to all the fans, the staff and my teammates for the incredible reception at Villa Park. It really means a lot. We couldn’t get the win but we keep going,” Martinez wrote on Instagram after that particular match. He did not play in the FA Cup tie against Stevenage on Sunday but he is expected to return to the starting XI as Villa face Leeds on Friday, January 13.
Last year began with a bang for Martinez as he signed a contract extension with the Villans last January, while he also captained his side for the first time during the 4-0 victory over Brentford in October. Martinez’s best moment of the year, though, has to be lifting the World Cup after he crucially saved a penalty in a tense shootout in the final.
How to vote for FIFA 23 Team of the Year
Whether you play FIFA 23 or not, it does not matter, as anyone can vote for who they think deserves a spot in the Team of the Year. Voting begins on the official EA website tomorrow, January 10. The final squad is decided by a mix of fan vote and decisions from Electronic Arts themselves.
FIFA 23 Team of the Year nominees list
FIFA 23 TOTY nominees - Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Gregor Kobel, Mike Maignan, Alisson, Ederson, Wojciech Szczesny, Kevin Trapp, Yassine Bounou, Hugo Lloris, Emiliano Martinez.
FIFA 23 TOTY nominees - Defenders: Marcos Acuna, Marquinhos, Cristiano Biraghi, Joao Cancelo, Jonathan Clauss, Thiago Silva, Alphonso Davies, Jeremie Frimpong, Eder Militao, Ruben Dias, Grimaldo, Achraf Hakimi, Theo Hernandez, Reece James, Kalidou Koulibaly, Nicolas Otamendi, Gleison Bremer, Niklas Sule, Fikayo Tomori, Kieran Trippier, Virgil van Dijk, Josko Gvardiol, Jules Kounde, Cristian Romero, Dayot Upamecano.
FIFA 23 TOTY nominees - Midfielders: Nicolo Barella, Jude Bellingham, Steven Berghuis, Marcelo Brozovic, Bernardo Silva, Kevin de Bruyne, Moussa Diaby, Nabil Fekir, Seko Fofana, Pedri, Vincenzo Grifo, Rodri, Daichi Kamada, Joshua Kimmich, Filip Kostic, Toni Kroos, Mikel Merino, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Luka Modric, Martin Odegaard, Parejo, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Declan Rice, Bukayo Saka, Aurelien Tchouameni, Sandro Tonali, Federico Valverde, Casemiro, Sofyan Amrabat, Bruno Fernandes, Ritsu Doan, Enzo Fernandez, Ivan Perisic, Adrien Rabiot.
FIFA 23 TOTY nominees - Attackers: Iago Aspas, Wissam Ben-Yedder, Karim Benzema, Rafael Leao, Neymar Jr, Vinicius Jr, Ousmane Dembele, Joao Felix, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden, Cody Gakpo, Erling Haaland, Borja Iglesias, Ciro Immobile, Harry Kane, Randal Kolo Muani, Dejan Kulusevski, Robert Lewandowski, Sadio Mane, Lautaro Martinez, Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, Christopher Nkunku, Darwin Nunez, Victor Osimhen, Mohamed Salah, Heung-min Son, Martin Terrier, Dusan Vlahovic, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann.