EA Sports FC Announces Ballon D’OR Partnership

The multi-year agreement will see the iconic trophy feature in Career Experiences in EA SPORTS FC 24 through a partnership with Amaury Media, further underlining EA SPORTS commitment to authentically replicating the World's Game

EA SPORTS FC announces that it’s bringing the Ballon d’Or to EA SPORTS FC 24. Players will be able to receive the famous trophy in EA SPORTS FC 24 Player Career. Every player dreams of winning the Ballon d’Or. Since 1956, every year France Football has awarded the Ballon d’Or to the best male and female football player of the season.

Universally regarded as football’s most prestigious and valuable individual award, the iconic trophy was on display in Amsterdam during EA SPORTS FC Livestream Event on July 13 with former recipients Luis Figo and Ronaldinho in attendance.

New features in both Player and Manager Career in EA SPORTS FC 24 will help players control their footballing destiny even further. Achieving an incredible individual season in Player Career will activate the newly designed Ballon d’Or animation*.

Check out the new Official Career Deep Dive Trailer to see all the new features in Player Career Mode and Manager Career Mode in EA SPORTS FC 24.

David Jackson, VP of Brand, EA SPORTS FC, said: “We’re delighted to bring the prestigious Ballon d’Or into EA SPORTS FC. Including these iconic trophies in-game furthers our efforts to provide players with the most authentic and inspiring football experiences possible.”

Kevin Benharrats, CEO of Amaury Media, comments: “It has been a pleasure to collaborate with EA marketing teams. We are proud of this new partnership for the Ballon d’Or, we hope it will contribute to EA SPORTS FC success.”

EA SPORTS FC 24 will be available to play on September 29, 2023 with early access through the Ultimate Edition available as of September 22, 2023. Pre-orders** are now available for EA SPORTS FC 24 which will launch on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Fans that pre-order the Ultimate Edition by August 22nd will receive a number of player benefits, including an untradeable UEFA Champions League Ultimate Team Hero item in November.

EA Play*** members will receive early access to the game with a 10-hour trial beginning on September 22. EA Play Pro members will enjoy unlimited access to the EA Play Pro Edition** of the game – including Ultimate edition content – starting September 22. Lastly, all EA Play members will unlock additional bonuses for EA SPORTS FC 24, with monthly Draft Tokens in Ultimate Team, seasonal Clubs Rewards, and seasonal VOLTA FOOTBALL APPAREL & COINS.

Stay up to date with official announcements and updates about EA SPORTS FC 24 by following @EASPORTSFC accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. EA SPORTS FC 24 is developed by EA Vancouver and EA Romania.