‘Being on the cover of FIFA is a dream come true’: Mbappe is named official star of the cover of FIFA 21 as the Paris Saint-Germain striker replaces Eden Hazard in the next issue
- Kylian Mbappe has been confirmed as the official FIFA 21 cover star
- The Paris Saint-Germain star has replaced Eden Hazard as the star name
- The 21-year-old will also appear in the Champions and Legends editions
- Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joao Felix and Erling Haaland will also be present
Kylian Mbappe has been officially confirmed as the cover star of FIFA 21, which means the photo of the Paris Saint-Germain star will be on shelves around the world with the latest edition of the game coming out on 9 October.
Eden Hazard had been the cover star of FIFA 20, but the creator of the game, EA Sports, has chosen to choose a different superstar for the next release.
Mbappe is considered one of the best players in world football, having won the World Cup in 2018 and was crowned Golden Boy. He also has four Ligue 1 titles to his name.
Kylian Mbappe was named the new FIFA 21 cover star ahead of its release this year
The Paris Saint-Germain forward is one of football’s biggest stars and will be on the cover
‘Being on the cover of FIFA is a dream come true. From my time in Bondy to Clairefontaine at the World Cup, this marks another great milestone.
“I have been playing this game since I was a child and am honored to represent a whole new generation of footballers and to be part of the same group as so many other fantastic footballers with whom I now share this honor.”
Mbappe will be featured in all three editions of FIFA 21, which includes the Standard, Champions and Legends editions of the game.
Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix and Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland will all feature in the game’s menus and other graphics in the game.
Mbappe replaces Eden Hazard as the new cover star after the bad season of the Real Madrid winger
Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold has also been named FIFA 21 ambassador for the game
Last year Virgil van Dijk was on the cover of the Champions edition, while Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was the star of the Legends edition.
“ As our FIFA franchise accelerates towards the next generation of player experience, we know our cover athlete must truly embody both the future of our game and the future of football as a whole, ” said Cam Weber, EVP and Group GM of EA Sports.
‘Kylian represents what we are bringing to this year’s experience, from his commitment to advancing football culture, to his deep social connections and relentless desire to take his game to the next level. We are thrilled to partner with Kylian to take the world game forward. ‘
The Paris Saint-Germain star replaces Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk in the Champions Edition
Mbappe replaces compatriot Zinedine Zidane as the protagonist of the Legends Edition