Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus will appear on the FIFA 17 box art globally, replacing Lionel Messi. He won the FIFA 17 cover vote beating Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, Manchester United’s Anthony Martial and Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez, after being voted by the fans as cover star for FIFA 17.
Marco Reus Has Won FIFA 17 Cover Vote
Electronic Arts announced that fans chose Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund to be the global cover athlete of EA Sports FIFA 17. Over the past two weeks, fans have voted on the official FIFA Cover Vote Website for their favorite player among four FIFA 17 ambassadors, James Rodriguez of Real Madrid C.F., Anthony Martial of Manchester United, Eden Hazard of Chelsea FC, or Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund. Fans cast over 3.1 million votes, with Reus emerging as the victor.
Reus was obviously very happy after winning the FIFA 17 cover vote: “I’m honored to join a very distinguished group of footballers to appear on the cover of FIFA, 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”.
He is a highly-decorated winger, and is widely regarded as one of the most dangerous attackers in Europe. Reus was named Footballer of the Year in Germany in 2012, and has 29 appearances with the German National Team. Reus was also recently named captain of Dortmund, and will be wearing the captain’s armband in the coming season.
“It is incredible to see how fans get behind their favorite player – Marco plays for a great club, is really fun to watch, and he is very popular in FIFA Ultimate Team, so it makes a lot of sense that the fans picked him,” said Nick Channon, Senior Producer for EA Sports FIFA. “Reus joins an elite group of international football superstars who have appeared on the cover of FIFA over the years”.
All four players featured in this year’s cover vote are global ambassadors for FIFA 17 and influenced key gameplay features to bring innovation to the way players think and move, physically interact with opponents, take set pieces, and use new techniques in attack. Reus serves as the face of the new Active Intelligence System, which impacts off the ball activity and the way players move, read and react. With innovative gameplay features that let fans own every moment on the pitch, FIFA 17 brings an overhaul to Physical Play, a Set Piece Rewrite, New Attacking Techniques, and a brand new Active Intelligence System.