It’s been a long vote, but the cover athete for FIFA 17 has finally been announced, and the winner is Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund. For the cover vote, Reus went up against fellow FIFA 17 ambassadors James Rodriguez, Anthony Martial, and Eden Hazard before ultimately coming out victorious.
Reus was previously named Footballer of the Year in Germany in 2012, and has had 29 appearances with the German National Team. He was also recently named as captain of Dortmund, and will be wearing the captain’s armband for the coming season.
Reus says he’s honored and humbled to be the cover athlete for the game, and will strive to make fans proud. “I’m honored to join a very distinguished group of footballers to appear on the cover of FIFA,” said Reus. “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 will be available for PS3, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 starting September 27 in North America with a worldwide release to follow on September 29.