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Who Is The FIFA 22 Cover Star?

Robert Mann

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Who Is The FIFA 22 Cover Star?

EA Sports will be bringing us FIFA 22 later this year, but who will be the cover star on the next game?

Unlike EA's Madden 22 and its predecessors, this year's FIFA cover is almost impossible to predict, but we can hazard a pretty good guess.

One thing we know for certain is that the cover won't feature Cristiano Ronaldo, given Konami's PES deal with Juventus.

Will Kylian Mbappe remain the cover star on FIFA 22?
Will Kylian Mbappe remain the cover star on FIFA 22?

Lionel Messi feels unlikely, too, given his recent question marks over his future at Barcelona.

We saw Kylian Mbappe front all three versions of the game last season, but expect EA to change things up ahead of this year's release.

With that said, will Mbappe remain the cover star on the next game, or will we see a new face of FIFA?

Who will be the FIFA 22 cover star?

French forward Kylian Mbappe was the cover star of FIFA 21, so it is expected to see someone else on the front cover for FIFA 22.

Borussia Dortmund's goal machine Erling Haaland and young starlet Jude Bellingham are among the players that have been suggested by fans online.

Intriguingly, Haaland is already an EA athlete, so a jump onto the FIFA cover seems like a natural progression.

Or perhaps EA will decide to use someone that makes a big splash at the Euros this summer.

Which players could feature on the cover?

Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)

The sky is the limit for Norway and Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

EA has already signed the 20-year-old as an ambassador, so it is more than likely that the forward will be on the cover of FIFA at some point during his career - will it be FIFA 22?

EA Sports recently signed Erling Haaland as one of its ambassadors
EA Sports recently signed Erling Haaland as one of its ambassadors

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold could be one of the next in line if EA decides to use more than one cover star for FIFA 22.

The 22-year-old is widely thought of as one of the top young players in the world and is a crucial player in Jurgen Klopp's first team.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is an avid player of FIFA and could potentially feature on the cover
Trent Alexander-Arnold is an avid player of FIFA and could potentially feature on the cover

Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid)

Joao Felix, another of EA's prodigies, is starting to show why Atletico Madrid splashed over €100m to bring him to the Spanish capital.

Just like Haaland, Felix has a bright future ahead of him and he is another player in contention to star on the cover of FIFA.

Joao Felix has a bright future ahead of him and is another player in contention to star on the cover
Joao Felix has a bright future ahead of him and is another player in contention to star on the cover

Phil Foden (Manchester City)

Few players have been more influential for their clubs this season than Phil Foden has been for Manchester City.

EA has surprised us before with young guns on their cover, but we think FIFA 22 may come a little early for the 20-year-old.

Phil Foden is another rumoured player to feature on the cover after an impressive season at Manchester City
Phil Foden is another rumoured player to feature on the cover after an impressive season at Manchester City

Who was the last FIFA cover star?

Real Madrid playmaker Eden Hazard was the cover star of FIFA 20 before Kylian Mbappe took centre stage on FIFA 21.

In the last ten years, the cover star of FIFA has been dominated by Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney.

  • FIFA 21: Kylian Mbappe
  • FIFA 20: Eden Hazard/Virgil van Dijk/Zinedine Zidane
  • FIFA 19: Cristiano Ronaldo/Neymar/Kevin De Bruyne/Paulo Dybala
  • FIFA 18: Cristiano Ronaldo
  • FIFA 17: Marco Reus
  • FIFA 16: Lionel Messi
  • FIFA 15: Lionel Messi
  • FIFA 14: Lionel Messi
  • FIFA 13: Lionel Messi
  • FIFA 12: Wayne Rooney/Kaka
  • FIFA 11: Wayne Rooney/Kaka
  • FIFA 10: Wayne Rooney

Topics: Xbox, FIFA 22, PlayStation

Robert Mann
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