Wayne Rooney Named FIFA 12 Cover Athlete

The FIFA series is back with another title that is looking as promising as ever. EA has announced that for the first time for North American fans, Wayne Rooney will headline their title.

Wayne Rooney, one of the most prolific soccer players in the world, has won the England Player of the Year award twice, in 2008 and 2009, and has impressed the world during the World Cup with England in 2006 and 2010. Rooney will be joined by two other athletes for the North American version.

For the rest of the world, the FIFA12 cover will feature Rooney and Real Madrid’s Kaká, who will be joined by stars Philippe Mexèsin France, Gerard Piquéin Spain, Giampaolo Pazzini in Italy, Mats Hummels in Germany, Jack Wilshere in United Kingdom.

With exciting new features, an impressive engine, and now one of the best players in the world on the cover, FIFA 12 is shaping up to be EA’s prize gem for 2011.