The FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition cover stars have been revealed, and for this year’s title a top talent from the men’s game will be joined by a major name from the women’s game. PSG star and France international Kylian Mbappe returns as a cover star for FIFA 23, with Chelsea’s Australian goal-getter Sam Kerr joining him on the front of the Ultimate Edition box.
Both Mbappe and Kerr had stellar 2021/22 seasons with their clubs. Both PSG and Chelsea Women won their respective league titles, and both players finished as top scorers in those competitions too (Mbappe bagged 28 goals while Kerr scored 20). Chelsea also won the Women’s FA Cup last season too.
These are two of the leading talents in both the men’s and women’s game, and to see them united on the cover of the Ultimate Edition is a great way to reveal FIFA 23 and kick off the announcement season for the game.
While this marks the first time a women’s football star has featured on a globally-available FIFA cover, Kerr is not the only female player to have appeared on FIFA’s famous box arts.
In FIFA 16, when women’s national teams were added to the game for the first time, three stars of the international game appeared alongside Lionel Messi on the cover in their respective countries: Alex Morgan in the USA, Christine Sinclair in Canada, and Stephanie Catley in Australia.
Two phenomenal forces up front.
One ultimate strike partnership.
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) July 18, 2022
In terms of the FIFA 23 pre-order bonuses you’ll be getting from this year’s Ultimate Edition, that is still yet to be revealed officially by EA.
We’re still a couple of months out from the FIFA 23 release date, but with the reveal of Mbappe and Kerr as cover stars, the hype train has now officially pulled away from the station.