Electronic Arts has announced the list of seven players who will serve as regional cover athletes on the upcoming release of FIFA 07, which ships on October 3.
While each regional version will feature two distinct players, each will also feature Brazilian International and two-time FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho of Barcelona. Ronaldinho was also featured on the cover of FIFA 06. The North American version of the game will feature LA Galaxy’s Landon Donovan and Mexico’s Francisco Fonseca alongside Ronaldinho on the cover.
Other versions will feature Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney in the UK, Valencia’s David Villa in Spain, Bayern Munich’s Lukas Podolski in Germany, and Olympique Lyonnais’ Juninho Pernambucano in France.
EA also revealed that it has secured exclusive rights to the F.A. Premier League for an additional four years up to and including the 2010/11 season. The deal allows EA Sports sole rights to include every Premier League club and allows the FIFA franchise to include current kits, squads and player likenesses.