Watch Cristiano Ronaldo in FIFA 18 trailer as the game's new cover star

BY Caitlin Murray • June 5, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo has done a lot of his illustrious career. He’s won most major trophies and his business empire continues to grow at an impressive clip.

But one thing he had never done was star on the cover of the world's most popular soccer video game. That is, until now: Ronaldo was unveiled on Monday as the new cover star for the global version of FIFA 18.

As part of the announcement, EA Sports also released a trailer that shows a rather life-like Ronaldo making his mark:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1FJfr_spJQ

The news comes at a time when Ronaldo couldn’t be flying any higher. He just won both the UEFA Champions League and the La Liga trophy. He won the FIFA best player award and the Ballon d’Or for last year and he’s already had another year worthy of winning both individual honors again.

While Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have gone back and forth on trophies, Messi has been the global cover star of the FIFA video game series four times. This is Ronaldo’s first time as the face of the franchise and it’s a new frontier in the never-ending Ronaldo vs. Messi debate.

Here is the cover:

 

The game won’t be released until September, but further details are expected next week.

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