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FIFA 23 Cover for Star Kylian Mbappe and Story Maker Sam Kerr

Chelsea and Australia goalscoring machine Sam Kerr will be the first-ever female player to feature on the cover of a FIFA video game.

Kerr is set to co-star on the cover of FIFA 23 alongside Paris Saint-Germain and France striker Kylian Mbappe.

EA Sports, the company that produces FIFA games, broke the news on social media this week.

A tweet posted by the EA SPORTS FIFA account read: “Two phenomenal forces up front. Ultimate striking partnership.”

Sam Kerr pictured celebrating after scoring for Chelsea against Manchester City in the 2022 Women’s FA Cup Final

Kerr, 28, has scored 60 goals in all competitions for Chelsea over the past two seasons.

She won the Women’s Super League Golden Boot last season with 20 goals in 20 games for title-winning Chelsea.

Kerr has also consistently shone internationally and is Australia’s all-time leading goalscorer in women’s football with 59 goals.

Meanwhile, it has been said that Mbappe will be the highest rated player on FIFA 23.

Since 2007, no one but Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo has been the best player in the game.

FIFA 23 will be the last video game released by EA Sports under the FIFA name.

EA Sports has released a FIFA game every year since 1994, but decided to end the series after failing to agree a new branding deal with world football’s governing body.

Next year, instead of FIFA 24, “EA Sports FC” will be the company’s first post-FIFA football game.