As is the case every year, a new football simulation from EA Sports is in the starting blocks. With the FIFA 21 life cycle coming to a close, many players are wondering who will be on the cover of FIFA 22? Below we will tell you about the star on the cover of FIFA 22.
FIFA 22 – Cover Star for All Editions
As for FIFA 21, young French star Kylian Mbappé from Paris Saint-Germain, one of the greatest talents, graces the cover of FIFA 22. As with its predecessor, Kylian Mbappé graces the cover of all versions of the game. In the next gallery you can see the cover of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Ultimate Edition. Just click on the pictures to enlarge:
However, the FIFA 22 release date is currently unknown. Most likely, fans will receive new information about this at the “EA Play Live” event on July 22, 2021.
However, many fans also had other favorite candidates for the cover, including Robert Lewandowski. With 41 goals in a single season, Pole is now the only record goalscorer in the Bundesliga. Thus he broke the record set by Gerd Muller, the “Bomber”, who scored 40 goals in the 1971/72 season. A brand that has been around for nearly half a century and has so far seemed untouchable. Lewandowski was also named FIFA World Player of the Year in December 2020. However, his lack of appearance on the cover was relatively evident, with Bayern Munich negotiating an ongoing partnership with Konami and their PES series.
In addition, many also believed that Erling Haaland would have been a strong contender. The Norwegian youngster was the absolute star shooting last year and quickly became world famous for his goals and breakthroughs. So the Borussia Dortmund striker was a conceivable candidate for the cover. This is mainly because EA Sports has already put the youngster in a prominent position in FIFA 21 in various locations.
A quick glimpse of Kylian Mbappe’s last season
Kylian Mbappe has not lost any of his star power, and although things did not go well for the young Frenchman in the European Championships, as France were eliminated in the Round of 16 against Switzerland on penalties and Mbappe missed the decisive penalty. With a total of 27 goals in 31 league matches. In his 47 competitive matches with PSG, there were even 42 visits. Personally, he played a very good season, even if the team failed to achieve success both nationally and internationally. Paris Saint-Germain have only managed to win one Tropée des Champions this year, which is too little for the club’s ambitions.
It remains to be seen if Mbappe can initiate a series of numerous appearances on the cover, as Lionel Messi once did, which has been seen four times in a row on the cover of football simulation in the past. Mbappe has already appeared twice in a row as an athlete.
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