Marco Reus Has Been Voted as the Cover Athlete for FIFA 17

Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus will feature on the cover of EA Sports’ FIFA 17 video game after winning a fan vote.

The 27-year-old beat out Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez, Manchester United’s Anthony Martial and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard as receiving the most of over 3.1 million votes cast on EA’s website.

Reus, who has made 29 appearances for Germany, will wear the captain’s armband for Dortmund this season.

“I’m honoured to join a very distinguished group of footballers to appear on the cover of FIFA,” Reus said in a statement.

“Most of all I am humbled that the fans have chosen me, and I will strive to make them proud with my performance on the pitch.”

FIFA 17 is scheduled to be released in North America on Sept. 27 and worldwide on Sept. 29 on PC, Xbox and PlayStation.


4 Players Set To Replace Lionel Messi in FIFA 17 Cover

Lionel Messi is finally getting stripped off the FIFA 17 covers and there are four new players set to take his place. I know it is pretty sad, right?

But, the good news is a whole new set of players from Premier League, La Liga and Bundesliga are going to feature on the covers of the next edition of the game set to release in September this year.

Let’s take a look at the four players who are set to replace Lionel Messi and shine in the covers of FIFA 17.

Eden Hazard

Belgian soccer player who plays for Chelsea in the Premier League, Eden Hazard is one of the finest attacking midfielders in the world today. Known for his creativity, speed and technical abilities to penetrate the defense, he is also a superb passer that has helped critics draw a comparison with the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He played a major role in the 2014-15 League Cup and Premier League for Chelsea that earned him a PFA Players’ Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the year award. He surely is an exciting star to keep an eye on in FIFA 17.

Anthony Martial

French professional footballer Anthony Martial came out of the blue and started shining as a star at Manchester United. Just 20 years by age, Martial is already considered as the future of Manchester United. He is also the highest paid teenager in the football history in the Premier League and why should not he be paid? He’s really good with the ball in his feet. Having played for his country at U-16 and U-21 levels, he was also named in the UEFA Euro 2016 squad and finally there’s something more to cheer as Martial is set to feature on the covers of FIFA 17.

Marco Reus

German attacking midfielder, winger or striker, Marco Reus plays for the Borussia Dortmund in Bundesliga. Known for his versatility, speed and technique, Reus is an amazing player and a young star everyone would want in the team. He was also ranked as the fourth best footballer in Europe in 2013 and is one of the best players in the FIFA video game as well. Finally, there’s someone from Bundesliga making it to the covers of FIFA 17 this term.

James Rodriguez

Colombian professional footballer came into light after his amazing performance in the World Cup. This attacking midfielder was signed right away by Real Madrid and is considered as one of the best young players in the world. Known for his playmaking skills and vision, he surely is a must-have player in FIFA 17. Don’t you think so?