EA Sports has announced that Cristiano Ronaldo will be its cover star for FIFA 18, which is released on September 29.
The Real Madrid star takes over from Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus. It will be his first EA Sports cover despite appearing on the front of the 2008, 2012 and 2013 editions of Konami’s rival Pro Evolution Soccer series.
“It is a real pleasure to be on the cover of FIFA 18,” said Ronaldo. “It’s a great feeling and I am grateful to have been chosen.”
It’s been quite a couple of weeks for the Portuguese superstar, winning the Ballon D’Or, the Champions League, La Liga….and getting a new haircut.
Ronaldo was the top-ranked player in last year’s edition of FIFA by a single point. His overall base rating was 94, compared with Lionel Messi’s 93. FIFA 18 will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 systems.