- WSL / Damien Poullenot

Two-time World Champion Gabriel Medina was as just added to FIFA VOLTA, a customizable version of the FIFA21 whereby users can build their own team and characters in games of street football. This makes him the first professional surfer to be featured as character in a non-surf video game.

Celebrated as an icon in Brazil, it's no surprise that Medina's celebrity status would influence other sports. Medina has always been a football fan and he and one of the sports biggest superstars, Neymar, have become close friends over the years. Neymar even came to support the Brazillian surfers at the 2018 MEO Rip Curl Pro in support of Medina's World Title pursuit.

No stranger to the successful video game, Medina went head-to-head with professional football player Rodrygo on FIFA 20 last year. He joins a list of celebrities who are now playable characters in the FIFA VOLTA. This includes DJ and musician Diplo and F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton, who have also both enjoyed a few waves at The Surf Ranch.

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