Sam Kerr, FIFA’s First Female Cover Star
Game developer and publisher, EA Sports, has announced Chelsea and Matildas star, Sam Kerr, as the first female athlete to be a cover star of their ‘FIFA franchise’ in the latest release, FIFA 23.
Kerr, who is the only female footballer to win the golden boot in three different leagues, will be seen on the ‘ultimate edition’ alongside PSG star, Kylian Mbappe.
Additionally, she will appear on the standard edition of the Australia and New Zealand version of the game.
On being a cover athlete, Kerr, said: “It’s an honour and a dream come true to be on the cover of FIFA 23.”
“It’s been incredible to work with Kylian and the whole EA SPORTS team, and I can’t wait for fans to get their hands on a copy of the game,” she said.
Mbappe, added: “I’m thrilled to have been picked to be on the cover of EA SPORTS FIFA for the 3rd time, and I’m even more excited to share a cover honouring women’s football with a great player like Sam Kerr.”
The FIFA 23 release will mark the final edition of the franchise after EA Sports and the governing body failed to reach an agreement to continue their 30-year partnership.