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FIFA 11 Cover Star Revealed

Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, who?

EA have today revealed the footballing icon who will be featuring on the cover of FIFA 11. This year the honour goes to Real Madrid’s Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, or you might know him as Kaka, the rather good Brazilian midfielder.

Kaka will be accompanied by football stars from other teams in other countries in territory specific packaging. Joining Kaka on the cover of the UK box will be non-other than Wayne Rooney, who is making his sixth consecutive appearance as the UK face of EA’s FIFA games.

If you can’t wait until the game lands on store shelves on October 1 throughout Europe or September 28 in North America, then you can check out the cover below.

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42 Comments
  1. Mikiyaru
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    The excitement is building… :)

    Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 10:38.
  2. DrNate86
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    I really piss my girlfriend off when she tries to make me watch football by giggling every time they say Kaka. Boudybous and Uncle Bulgaria are also ones that get me (I have no idea what they are actually called).

    Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 10:40.
    • Mikiyaru
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Boudybous made Algeria England the best football drinking game ever!

      Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 10:42.
      • DrNate86
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        Uncle Bulgaria was in the same game! I got sent out for correcting the commentators pronunciation :-s

        Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 10:49.
      • spooner_22
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        none of them are as funny as Waldo Ponce

        Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 11:28.
      • Raggles
        Member
        Since: Sep 2009

        I think I may have a funnier one, France’s reserve right back, Rod Fanni

        Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 12:04.
    • Roynaldo
      Member
      Since: Nov 2008

      Danny Shittu gets me, im very immature :)

      Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 17:21.
  3. tonycawley
    Pint! Pint!
    Since: Feb 2009

    Wonder how much Rooney gets for this. I’m the biggest of united fans, but frankly i don’t think he deserves it. I would have had more of an impact at the world cup than he did, and his recently photographed bender where he is shown smoking and pissing in the street doesn’t do much for his image. No doubt he’ll have an outstanding season again for united, but until he performs when it matters for his country, he’ll never be remembered as a great. Having said that, Kaka also had a distinctly average world cup. They’d have been better putting forlan on the cover – by far the best player at this world cup.

    Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 11:02.
    • PoorPaddy89
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      If they’d put a photograph of him on said night out on the cover, it probably would have made me buy it :P I hate football games.

      Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 12:08.
    • Kronik76
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      What a ridiculous comment! Since when do we judge who gets on the cover of a football game by their performances at the world cup? Agreed, Rooney had an extremely poor competition, but in the world cup a team plays a maximum of seven games, and we all know that a players form can dip for a longer duration than that! The fact is that Rooney had a storming season in the run up to the world cup, and there’s no denying that he is one of the worlds top players! I can’t stand it when people slate him because of the performances in South Africa… he wasn’t Englands worst player by a long shot, was he expected to carry the whole team? As a United fan you should be ashamed for that comment.

      Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 12:54.
      • tonycawley
        Pint! Pint!
        Since: Feb 2009

        Sorry man, but i completely disagree with you. Yes, Rooney is a very good club footballer, but no player, regardless of what sport they play, can ever be considered great unless they produce the goods on the biggest occasions. Tiger woods is a great golfer because of the amount of majors he has won – the biggest competitions. Federer a great for the same reason. Yes they’re individual sportspeople, not in teams, but the same still applies. Rooney was shocking in the world cup, absolutely dreadful, he bottled it. I’m not ashamed of myself because i speak the truth.

        Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 21:46.
      • Kronik76
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Two words for you my friend – Eric Cantona. I rest my case.

        Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 23:02.
      • Kronik76
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        You’re also forgetting Euro 2004 where undoubtably Rooney was a major star. I sincerely believe that had he not have broken his foot we would have won that competition.

        Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 23:16.
  4. Amphlett
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    After this summer’s performance I thought Rooney might have been too embarrassed to have appeared on the cover.

    Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 11:05.
    • Kronik76
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      Get over it.

      Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 12:56.
    • Goonboy
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      Kaka didnt exactly cover himself in glory either.

      Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 13:34.
  5. fps_d0minat0r
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    lets hope they get the player ratings correct this time.
    if england and rooney are good as they are in the game, they would have easily won the world cup and rooney would have been the top scorer with the next guy behind him trailing by atleast 10 goals.
    oh and lampards sprint speed should be 50, and thats being generous because he never runs anyway.

    Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 11:06.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      It presumably reflects FIFA’s world rankings.

      Despite England’s worst World Cup performance & subsequent rankings ever, their overall ranking actually went up from 8th to 7th (or something)

      o_O

      Pointless though, because if you play against online randoms, 99.9% of people will be Barca or Spain

      Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 11:37.
  6. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Pro Evo is now dead to me, FIFA all the way since playing the world cup game.

    Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 11:06.
    • Danza Di Fuoco
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Its still alive and kicking… how fun!!

      Comment posted on 06/08/2010 at 00:02.
  7. gezarelli83
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    fifa 08 was pretty good but fifa in general has no excitement or depth.once you’ve played an hour on fifa you can expect to see all it has to offer.

    recent PES games haven’t been great but they have much more imagination in gameplay despite the poor animations and GK’s.

    i will play both again this year but almost certainly fifa will go on the dungheap(licences dont mattter too much to me just gameplay as thats whats most important)

    and fifas online community is probably the worst of any game i’ve played in terms of bad losers but it does work smoothly compared to PES.

    Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 11:25.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      With regards to your online comments:

      FIFA is full of quitters & kids who swear a lot then quit if you score past them.

      If you play with friends or someone from the TSA community there is no problems.

      PES just doesn’t work online, I wonder if they’ve finally fixed it for this year

      Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 11:33.
    • bajere
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      i agree with the online and the depth of FIFA, after a few games it dose feel like thats thats. maybe they should build some sort of drip feed system for animations and cut scenes. help keep each game different, and maybe get then we’ll get 2 seasons that are completely different from game to game…we have a huge bluray, lets fill it!!!

      Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 11:42.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      What? It’s football, the characters do whatever you control them to do. Pretty much like every new (real world) football season that comes along and the players go out on the pitch and play football, that happens in the game too.

      If you want to mix your play style up, then mix it up… if you want to get stuck in a rut, then get stuck in a rut.

      Its not like they’re suddenly going to start jumping up platforms, or start shooting each other, or am I missing your points?

      Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 11:59.
      • bajere
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        your missing the point i think… i am on about the experience being the same game in game out. so as you say,real world football games, do not have the exact same start of players walking onto pitch each game, nor do the commentators say the same thing each time you visit the same stadium, or the players react to the referee the same each game. they should make an effort to rotate these different elements and drip feed them into the game. a good example of an over used animation, is if you get nocked down and your player stays on his knees shouting at ref as play continues…1st time i seen that i thought wow, but then seeing it 4 games in a row with exactly the same animation, i thought lazy!

        Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 12:13.
      • djhsecondnature
        Since: Forever

        FIFA has FAR more animations and commentary than PES does so I don’t understand your point.

        Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 12:39.
      • bajere
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        eerr im not comparing FIFA to PES??? Im just starting that i can see why people get bored and feel FIFA is repetive when we sit through matches with the same animations,cut scenes,comentry and other elelmets that come into each and every game. if EA vaired that sort of thing, it would give the game more realisum and also help combat that same old fifa season feel.

        I am commenting on this part of gezarelli83 statement, if it helps:
        “but fifa in general has no excitement or depth.once you’ve played an hour on fifa you can expect to see all it has to offer.”

        Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 13:47.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        So, like every other game ever?

        Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 13:49.
      • bajere
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        ?when it comes to sport games, yes? They should add more to keep the whole experience fresh for longer than a handful of matches

        Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 14:52.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        It’s representative of a football match, I really don’t get what you’re expecting to happen, a cheerleader minigame at halftime, a fight with your mates about which player is rubbish?

        You want different players? Then choose different members of squad.
        Commentators are extremely varied in FIFA, probably even more varied than they actually are on TV.
        It not like its going to break into a different game style is it.

        Just like how MW2/KZ2 have you covering & shooting from the first min to the last, or a platformer has you jumping on things right to the end, or an rpg requires you to rank up through killing various creatures.

        All games are exactly the same from the first moment to the last, ocassionaly there is a water chase scene, or something where you’re riding shotgun in a vehicle, but all you’re essentiall doing is moving the screen around until an enemy is in the centre of it then hitting fire.

        Just like a footie game is passing the ball up the pitch until you shoot, the tactics involved though are neverending.

        Sports games are pretty much the only game I can play for a year without getting bored after 2 hours

        Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 17:38.
      • Kronik76
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        I’m with you all the way on this one CC.

        Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 17:47.
  8. The Mysterious Phantom Bear
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    This will be my first FIFA day one purchase after being a Pro Evo convert since 2000.

    FIFA 10 was a real shock to me, I picked it up in a Game sale for £19.99 and never looked back. My only gripes are the defensive and goalkeeping AI are a little ropey occasionally but it doesn’t ruin the game for me at all.

    FIFA 10 has a more weighty, considered feel than Pro-Evo 10 and it has now got the sense of improvisation that I used to love in the Pro-Evo games. The polish and pizazz of the licences just top it off, plus the fact that the online mode actually works.

    It’s a pity that the majority online are Barca/Real Madrid picking sheep but I just take extra pride in beating them.

    Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 11:45.
  9. MrBilly
    Member
    Since: Jan 2009

    Rooney… again?!?

    Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 11:59.
  10. BigCheese
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    Oh I’m looking foward to this! Looking at all the improvemnets they’re making, I think I’m gonna be hooked for another year! Also, Rooney so UGLY!

    FACT: No-one has ever seen Kaka play above average.

    Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 12:33.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      In 2007-08 Kaka was the best player in the world, he was the Messi of a couple of years ago

      Comment posted on 05/08/2010 at 13:00.

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