FIFA 21 Cover Star: Mbappe, De Bruyne, Editions, Reveal Date, Contenders, Pre-Order, Next-Gen, News & more

EA has already unveiled the cover star for Madden 21, but we are still waiting for new on the FIFA 21 cover star!

There have been plenty of rumours as to which player will feature on FIFA 21 – keep reading to find out what we’ve deduced so far.

FIFA 21 Cover Star Reveal date prediction

With FIFA 20, we saw the cover star announced around July 2019, but the title itself released in September.

This time around, we have a release date of 9 October 2020, so if we use this pattern, we could expect the reveal in August.

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BIG MONTH! While it doesn’t mention the cover star reveal, they could be positioning it as a surprise reveal!

Football fans will be aware the Champions League has been pushed back to August, so perhaps the cover star could be revealed with the trophy soon after the final on Sunday, 23 August.

Mbappe rumours intensify

Kylian Mbappe has taken the footballing world by storm over the last few years.

It’s only a matter of time before he gets a FIFA cover, and he may be the FIFA 21 cover star.

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TEASER FEATURE: Mbappe was featured in the tease for FIFA on next-gen

A French report about Mbappe and LeBron James coming together with a clothing brand also said that Mbappe was on the FIFA 21 cover.

Obviously we have to wait for EA to confirm this, but the young star is certainly worthy of the spot.

FIFA 21 Cover Star Top Contenders

After just a sneak reveal during EA Play, there are a couple of players who have emerged as potential FIFA 21 Cover Stars.

Kylian Mbappe – features heavily the EA Next Gen trailer for FIFA and Madden 21

Mohamed Salah – featured in a FIFA 21 screenshot of Anfield stadium

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TOP OF THE KOPS – Mo Salah and Sadio Mane both feature in this tease of Anfield

Sadio Mane – also featured in the Anfield screenhot

Virgil van Dijk – FIFA 20’s Champions Edition cover star, he features in a screenshot going up for a header

Kevin De Bruyneearly rumours suggest the Man City star will grace the cover

Raheem Sterling – has featured prominently for EA and FIFA in the past

Jadon Sancho – Dortmund has a great relationship with EA, as does Sancho

FIFA 21 Cover Colour Scheme

Despite no cover star named, we do have an idea as to what the FIFA 21 cover will look like!

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NEW AESTHETIC – It’s all change for Next Gen with a new font and colour scheme for FIFA 21

The FIFA 21 logo has a new font, with the Standard Edition having a white and purple look to it.

The Champions Edition is purple and cyan, with the Ultimate Edition black and purple.

EA Play

The FIFA 21 reveal at EA Play did NOT reveal the next cover star.

However, from the trailer we did see Kylian Mbappe feature heavily which could be a clue.

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PREMIERE – Kylian Mbappe features on the first screenshot for FIFA 21

Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho featured in the Volta reveal last year, and although never made the cover, they are two prominent EA athletes.

It remains to be seen who will be on the front of FIFA 21, but we should find out very soon!

FIFPlay FIFA 21 cover vote

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

READ MORE: How to pre-order FIFA 21

Riyad Mahrez has lept to the front, pulling ahead of Heung-min Son and Mohamed Salah.

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MAH-GIC MAN – The community want Riyad Mahrez on the cover

FIFPlay Cover Star vote standings

Riyad Mahrez 29%

Mohamed Salah 19%

Heung-min Son 19%

Wu Lei 18%

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?

Pre-Orders Now Open

We may not know the official cover star yet, but you pre-orders for the game are now open.

If you pre-order certain editions of FIFA 21, you’ll be granted three days early access to the full game!

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EARLY ACCESS: Pre-order the Ultimate Edition here to early access and a load of other extras

With pre-orders now open, there’s plenty of editions to choose from – check out our ultimate FIFA 21 pre-order guide here and guarantee yourself a copy on/before release!

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 this August.

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?

READ MORE: Will FIFA 21 be cross platform?

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

Next Gen Trailer

This trailer, a hybrid of FIFA and Madden 21, gives some clues of some of the big players for EA this year.

Can you spot any stars that could grace the cover?

Borussia Dortmund’s Raphael Guerreiro features early on, followed by Kylian Mbappe and Eden Hazard.

Lucas Moura and Virgil van Dijk are highlighted, as is Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley.

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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FIGHT FOR THE CROWN – Will the cover stars come from Liverpool and Man City?

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.

Both Madrid clubs are linked with a partnership with PES 2021, but that is up in the air after both clubs featured in EA’s recent trailer.

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about FIFA 21

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