news\ Jul 14, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Lionel Messi announced as FIFA 15 global cover athlete

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Argentina and Barcelona icon Lionel Messi will grace the global cover of FIFA 15, EA Sports announced today. 

The twenty-seven year old Messi had 28 league goals for FC Barcelona and captained Argentina to the FIFA World Cup final, where they lost yesterday to Germany 1-0. Despite Argentina coming up just short of a championship, Messi was awarded the Golden Ball as the World Cup's top player. He also won four Man of the Match awards and scored four times throughout the tournament.

This is actually Messi's fourth appearance on a FIFA cover, also being featured on FIFA Street, FIFA 13, and FIFA 14. In that time, Messi has set the record for most goals in a year (91) and became the only player to receive the FIFA Ballon d'Or four times.

Though Messi will be our global cover athlete, EA Sports maintains that they'll have "a number of regional covers featuring local talent with Messi." Details regarding those covers will be shared in the weeks to come.

[EA Sports]

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