May 14, 2021

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PSG star Kylian Mbappe named official cover star of FIFA 21. replacing Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard


‘Being on the cover of FIFA is a dream come true’: Mbappe is named official cover star of FIFA 21 as Paris Saint-Germain striker replaces Eden Hazard on upcoming release

  • Kylian Mbappe has been confirmed as the official cover star of FIFA 21
  • The Paris Saint-Germain star has replaced Eden Hazard as the star name  
  • The 21-year-old will also feature on the Champions and Legends editions
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joao Felix and Erling Haaland will all feature too 

Kylian Mbappe has been officially confirmed as the FIFA 21 cover star, meaning the Paris Saint-Germain star’s picture will be on shelves all over the world with the latest edition of the game set to be released on October 9.

Eden Hazard had been the cover star of FIFA 20, but the games creator, EA Sports, have opted to choose a different superstar for the upcoming release. 

Mbappe is viewed as one of world football’s top players, having lifted the World Cup in 2018 and been crowned the Golden Boy. He also has four Ligue 1 titles to his name. 

Kylian Mbappe has been named as the new cover star of FIFA 21 ahead of its release this year

The Paris Saint-Germain attacker is one of football's biggest stars and will be on the cover

The Paris Saint-Germain attacker 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 at Bondy to Clairefontaine to the World Cup, this marks another big milestone. 

‘I’ve been playing this game since I was a kid and I am honored to represent a whole new generation of footballers and be in the same group as many other amazing footballers who I now share this honor with.’ 

Mbappe will feature on 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 heavily in the in-game menus and other graphics in the game.

Mbappe replaces Eden Hazard as the new cover star after the Madrid winger's poor season

Mbappe replaces Eden Hazard as the new cover star after the Madrid winger’s poor season

Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold has also been named as FIFA 21 ambassador for the game

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold has also been named as 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 needs to truly embody both the future of our game and the future of football as a whole,’ said Cam Weber, EVP and Group GM at EA Sports.

‘Kylian represents what we’re bringing to the experience this year, from his commitment to advancing football culture, to his deep social connections and relentless desire to take his game to the next level. We’re excited to partner with Kylian in driving the World’s Game forward.’ 

The Paris Saint-Germain star replaces Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk on the Champions Edition

The Paris Saint-Germain star replaces Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk on the Champions Edition

Mbappe replaces fellow countryman Zinedine Zidane as the cover star of the Legends Edition

Mbappe replaces fellow countryman Zinedine Zidane as the cover star of the Legends Edition

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