FIFA 21 Cover Star: Vote, Next Gen Covers, Ultimate Edition, Contenders & more

The heat is on for the player to front up EA’s campaign, who do you want to see next season?

Alastair Pusinelli by Alastair Pusinelli

With World football landing on uncertain times, everyone out certainly needs something to look forward to.

Understandably, there are some concerned fans who would really not like there favoirtite game to suffer the effects of the current pandemic situation.

But all doesn’t have to be doom and gloom, as the FIFA 21 cover star is always a hot topic of conversation.

The iconic cover of Fifa games could be announced ahead of the game release, so let’s take a look at who may be the Cover Star for Fifa 21.


FIFA 20 Cover Stars

Eden Hazard did take the front cover of FIFA 20, but only on the Standard Edition.

GALACTICO: Latest Real Madrid signing Eden Hazard fronted FIFA 20

Fittingly, the Champions Edition went to Champions League winner Virgil van Dijk – so perhaps the next man to grace the cover will win the European Cup in Istanbul in May.

CHAMPION: European winner Virgil van Dijk was the Champions Edition cover star

Of course, there is also the Ultimate Edition which went to new FIFA 20 ICON Zinedine Zidane. Could a new legend coming to FIFA 21 appear this time?

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ICONIC: New FIFA Icon Zinedine Zidane completed the set with the Ultimate Edition

Other EA-endorsed stars

Other players appear on the graphics in-game on FIFA 20, and perhaps they could make the step up to cover star.

Jadon Sancho is becoming one of the finest players in Europe, recording 12 goals and 13 assists in just 24 games this season.

He does tick two big footballing nations as well, being an Englishman playing in Germany.

RISING STAR: Is Jadon Sancho ready to be FIFA 21 cover star?

That said, he is rumoured to be leaving Borussia Dortmund in the summer, which could throw a spanner in the works if he moves to a club that does not have a partnership with EA.

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Raheem Sterling has appeared in a number of FIFA 20 trailers, and with his stock rising into the world class bracket, then the next step could be to FIFA 21 cover star.

TIME IS NOW: The front cover would be the natural next step for Raheem Sterling

It’s probably a bit too early for Real Madrid wonderkid Vinicius Jr, but the Brazilian did feature in Volta Story this year and could be a tip for cover star in the years to come.

ONE TO WATCH: Vinicius Jr could be a cover star in the future

Next Gen Covers

With all the new power at EA’s disposal come Holiday 2020, we wonder if upgrade will be showcased with some ‘next gen covers’ too.

But how could they be upgraded to reflect the change?

Some fans have had a go at creating the cover themselves, like the example below.

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FAN MADE: This rendition looks to keep in line with the last cover’s aesthetic

It could be argued that the real focus of the Fifa cover is the cover star themselves. With not too much information to go on so far – we’ll have to wait a little longer to find out!

EA Sports partner clubs

We can almost guarantee that the FIFA 21 cover star will come from one of EA Sports partner clubs.

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These include Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, PSG, Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, so expect our next cover star to be one of the top talents for these sides.

FIFPlay FIFA 21 cover vote

FIFA community website FIFPlay have already commenced a vote on who should be the FIFA 21 cover star.

Heung-min Son is currently leading the race with 35% of the vote ahead of surprise candidate Wu Lei of Espanyol.

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THE CHOSEN ONE – The community want Heung-min Son as their cover star

FIFPlay Cover Star vote standings

Heung-min Son 35%

Wu Lei 35%

Mohamed Salah 14%

Cristiano Ronaldo 6%

Lionel Messi 5%

RealSport’s FIFA 21 Cover Stars prediction

Standard Edition: Kylian Mbappe

Champions Edition: Kevin De Bruyne

Ultimate Edition: Franz Beckenbauer

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ASCENSION – Has the time finally come for Kylian Mbappe to be the cover star?

To read more about FIFA 21, head here.

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