Javier Hernandez will be the cover star for EA Sport’s FIFA Soccer ’14 game for the USA and Mexico, which is set to be released later this year.
The Manchester United striker has been the most notable and impressive Mexican footballer in recent years and it is little surprise to see him sign a multi-year endorsement contract with EA Sports.
Hernandez, also known as “Chicharito,” meaning the little pea, will appear on the front cover of the game case wearing the national shirt of Mexico. Hernandez will appear alongside FIFA World Player of the Year, Lionel Messi, who will wear a Barcelona shirt, rather than Argentina.
At just 26, Hernandez is the fifth-highest goal scorer in Mexico’s history with 35 goals in just 53 games. Since signing for English Premier League Champions Manchester United in 2011, he has also grown a reputation in Europe for being a lethal goal scorer.
FIFA ’14 is set to be released on the current generation consoles, PC and a highly anticipated version on the PS4 and XboxOne. The return of Barcleona’s Nou Camp stadium to FIFA ’14 means it is also included as the background on the cover. The various other cover stars for other regions are set to be announced, with Lionel Messi confirmed to be included on everyone. For the UK, it is rumoured that Gareth Bale may become a new inclusion.
FIFA ’14 producer David Rutter stated the following in an announcement:
“We have long admired the flair and passion Chicharito brings to the sport, with Hernandez on our team we have Mexico’s best and most exciting player to help EA SPORTS make a deeper connection with our fans.”
Whilst Hernandez himself said:
“For me it’s a real honor to have been selected to appear on the cover of FIFA 14, first of all because I declare myself a big fan of this game, and second because I’m looking forward to sharing my passion for football and EA SPORTS FIFA 14 with fans all over the world,”