PSG star Mbappe unveiled as FIFA 21 cover athlete

22.7.2020 16:49

Kylian Mbappe was revealed on Wednesday as the cover star for FIFA 21, the latest installment of EA Sports' popular video game franchise.

The Paris Saint-Germain and France forward is already one of world soccer's best and most exciting players at just 21 years old. He's helped PSG capture three consecutive league titles since joining the club from Monaco in 2017, and also helped lead France to a World Cup win in 2018.

"Being on the cover of FIFA is a dream come true," Mbappe said. "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."

Previous cover athletes include Eden Hazard, Cristiano Ronaldo, Marco Reus, and Lionel Messi.

With the Ligue 1 season canceled in April due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mbappe and his PSG teammates won't make their competitive return until Aug. 12, when they meet Atalanta in the Champions League quarterfinals.

Despite rampant speculation about his future, the electrifying attacker says that he intends to remain in the French capital next season.

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