Marco Reus Voted In As the Global Cover Athlete for FIFA 17

July 26, 2016 Written by

Fans voted for the past two weeks on which player they wanted to see grace the cover of FIFA 17.

With over 3.1 million votes received, Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus ended up victorious, beating the likes of James Rodriguez, Anthony Martial, and Eden Hazard.

Known was one of the most dangerous attackers in Europe, Reus was named Footballer of the Year in Germany. The winger was also recently named captain of Dortmund.

In response to fans choosing him for the cover, Reus said, “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.”

“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,” remarked 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.”

FIFA 17 is being hyped as bringing a new experience to the series.

It brings an overhaul in Physical Play, new attacking techniques, and a new Active Intelligence System. FIFA 17 will be available on September 27 in North America and September 29th worldwide.

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