FIFA 23 Cover: Who Are The FIFA 23 Cover Players |

FIFA 23 Cover: One of the great news that each new edition of FIFA brings with it is knowing who will be the footballer who will occupy its cover. We analyze the list with the great candidates for FIFA 23.

These are the forecasts for the cover of FIFA 23 with the possible protagonists of the cover. The month of September is always a date marked in red on the calendar for football fans who are passionate about video games, since it is in this month of the year that the new annual edition of FIFA is released, which, for many, if not directly around the world, it is the best football game in existence.

And with the ‘good news of each edition of FIFA there are always multiple rumors, tell me and tell me about the news that the new title will bring. Among the rivers of ink that run, we can highlight the average of the best players, the new game modes, the changes introduced with respect to the previous edition… and, of course, who will be the footballer who will occupy the cover of the new game.

In the last decade, we have seen how the franchise has opted to give prominence on its cover to a single player, granting this honor, especially, to players like Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, although tradition indicated that the cover could be occupied for more than one footballer. How to forget those iconic covers of the early 2000s! The cover of FIFA 2003, starring Roberto Carlos, Giggs or Davids; the one from 2004, in which Thierry Henry, Del Piero or Ronaldinho appeared… there are many iconic covers of this video game.

Latest Faces of the FIFA Covers

However, as we mentioned, EA Sports has been opting for a few years now to offer the leading role to a single player, who, of course, is always one of the best ‘players’ on planet Earth. Who have been the great protagonists of recent years?

FIFA 22 Kylian Mbappe
FIFA 21 Kylian Mbappe
FIFA 20 Eden Hazard
FIFA 19 Cristiano Ronaldo
FIFA 18 Cristiano Ronaldo
FIFA 17 Marco Reus
FIFA 16 Lionel Messi
FIFA 15 Lionel Messi
FIFA 14 Lionel Messi
FIFA 13 Lionel Messi
FIFA 12 Gerard Pique and Xabi Alonso
FIFA 11 Kaka and Andres Iniesta
FIFA 10 Xavi y Karim Benzema

As we can see, since FIFA 14, the trend is to seek the presence of a single player with world significance, although it is important to point out that in many other countries the great protagonist is accompanied by another player of relevance in the country.

This is the case, for example, of many of the covers that Leo Messi starred in, being able to cite, for example, that of FIFA 14, which in Spain appeared alone, and in other countries, such as England, appeared accompanied by Gareth Bale.

In any case, in recent years, players like the Real Madrid player Eden Hazard or Kylian Mbappé have been the only and great protagonists of the video game.

We can also see how the tendency of the franchise at the beginning of the decade was to accompany a Real Madrid player with one from Barcelona Football Club on the cover, surely due to the moment of great tension between the two teams due to the rivalry from the Guardiola – Mourinho era.

All in all, it’s time to focus on the future and think about who will be the protagonist for the cover of the new edition of one of the best-known EA Sports franchises: FIFA 23.

Who Are The FIFA 23 Cover Players

There are many young promises who are knocking on EA’s door to star on the cover of their video game, with great goals and performances, so those responsible for FIFA will not lack candidates wanting to star in the video game. Which players have the most chances?

Kylian Mbappe

He is probably the footballer who, with the greatest probability, will star on the cover of FIFA 23. There are already two (FIFA 21 and FIFA 22) editions starring Kylian Mbappé, who is already one of the heirs of the Lionel Messi – Cristiano Ronaldo duo, and that promises to mark an era in world football in the next ten years.

To this, it is important to add that his more than foreseeable signing for Real Madrid will help to grant him favoritism since his hiring as a Real Madrid player will mean a great earthquake in the international soccer scene. We have already seen the case of Eden Hazard, whose signing for the merengue team led him to star on the cover of FIFA 20.

Erling Haaland

Along with Kylian Mbappé, he has been placed as the other occupant of the binomial that has already been replacing the previous one, the aforementioned Messi – Cristiano Ronaldo. At just 21 years old, he has already become one of the great soccer stars in the world with his incredible statistical performance and ease in scoring goals.

A relevant aspect that may play against him is the fact of playing in a team that does not enjoy great importance on a global level, such as Borussia Dortmund, although it should be remembered that not too long ago, in FIFA 17, Marco Reus already starred the cover of the franchise, being a player from Dortman.

However, if the hiring of him by some team of international importance is promoted, the possibility of him as the protagonist of FIFA would increase considerably.

Neymar Jr

For many, he was the natural heir to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the world football crown, but the truth is that, after his signing for Paris Saint Germain, and despite having made some flashy performances, Neymar has not finished taking the step forward that allows him to be considered the best footballer in the world.

At 30 years old, the Brazilian has not been able to win any Ballon d’Or, nor has he been able to lead his team as a great start to the conquest of any Champions League. It seems that Neymar’s time to be the best footballer in the world is already beginning to pass.

Lionel Messi

He is undoubtedly one of the best footballers of all time and has already starred on the cover of the video game for a few seasons. Despite being in the twilight of his career, his sporting level is obviously lower than what he has been showing throughout his career.

The Argentine won the Copa América and the Ballon d’Or last season, already being the seventh in his record, to which we must add that he continues to be one of the most internationally recognized footballers. In addition, everything seems to indicate that the Argentine will keep one last trick to lead his country to glory in the 2022 Qatar World Cup, so he may be able to enjoy one last great joy.


As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, at the beginning of the 2000s we got used to seeing how the cover was taken over by two or even three footballers. Perhaps it is time to see how more than one player occupies the cover, offering us many more possibilities: a final token of gratitude for the Messi-Cristiano struggle, giving value to the future with a Mbappé-Haaland binomial. What do you think?

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