EA Sports today announced that newly appointed Liverpool FC captain Jordan Henderson has been voted by fans to be the EA SPORTS FIFA 16 cover athlete in the United Kingdom and Ireland alongside superstar Lionel Messi.
Henderson saw off competition from Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero, Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, and Chelsea FC goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, as more than nine million football fans around the world voted for the first time in franchise history for their favourite player to be on the FIFA 16 front cover.
“Being part of the first FIFA cover vote was an incredible honour and it’s an amazing feeling to know that the public voted for me to come out on top and to be on the cover of FIFA 16 alongside Messi,” said Henderson.
“I’m extremely proud to become the first Liverpool player ever on the cover and the support I’ve had from fans around the world over the past few weeks, particularly Liverpool supporters, has been overwhelming. It’s great to realise every young footballer’s dream and I’m grateful to everyone who voted”.
“Congratulations to Jordan Henderson for being chosen by fans as the EA SPORTS FIFA 16 cover athlete”, said Dan Holman, Head of Product Marketing for the UK and Ireland.
“We’ve been amazed by the support all four players participating in the vote campaign have received across the globe. It’s going to be a big year ahead for both FIFA 16 and Jordan Henderson. We wish him the best of luck as the new Liverpool captain.”
Earning E3 Game Critics Award for Best Sports Game at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2015, FIFA 16 innovates across the entire pitch to deliver a balanced, authentic, and exciting football experience that lets fans play their way, and compete at a higher level. Players will have Confidence in Defending, take Control in Midfield, and produce more Moments of Magic than ever before.
FIFA 16 will be available on September 25, 2015 in the UK and Ireland on Origin™ on PC, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems.
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