How to Vote for FIFA 16 UK Cover Star


By visiting EA Sports’ voting portals and contributing extra points to the cause, or by showing your support on Twitter and playing FIFA 15, you can back your favorite football player.

EA Sports are giving fans the opportunity to put their favorite player on the front of select FIFA 16 covers, for the first time in FIFA franchise history.

Who joins Lionel Messi on the cover of the game in Australia, France, Latin America, Mexico and the United Kingdom, will be decided on by all FIFA players from June 16 until July 5.

There is a certain number of eligible athletes for each of the five participating regions. These athletes will vie for the position alongside global cover athlete Lionel Messi. For United Kingdom, the cover candidates are Thibaut Courtois, Jordan Henderson, Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane.

Visiting your respective country voting pages is how you can vote. Once there, it’s as simple as selecting the player you want on the cover, confirming your choice and your vote has been cast.

You earn one point for each vote you cast. Until the voting closes on July 5, you can vote like this once a day.

To cast additional votes, there are a few ways. You can share your support on Twitter every time you vote. This way, your favorite players gets an extra 10 points.

By playing FIFA 15, you can also give them more points. You will be given the option to link your Origin ID when you vote for your player through the portal. Actions you perform in FIFA 15 will go towards your favorite player’s vote once linked.

The below are points earned through FIFA 15:

  • half a point for every game you play in FIFA 15, regardless of mode
  • half a point for every game you win in FIFA 15, regardless of mode
  • a quarter of a point for every goal you score in FIFA 15, regardless of mode

Regardless of the clubs, players or modes you choose, points from in-game play are rewarded. In order to earn points this way, you must have your Origin ID linked.

The same login you use to access other online features for FIFA 15, such as the FUT Web App or Pro Clubs, is what your Origin ID is. All users of EA SPORTS titles should already have an Origin ID.

For all regions, voting for the FIFA 16 cover ends on July 5. On July 8, EA Sports will reveal the winners and the actual covers.