Neymar Tops Poll For Who Fans Want To Be FIFA 20 Cover Star
Neymar tops a a FIFPlay poll for who fans want to be on the front cover of FIFA 20.
In November, we told you how Spurs forward Heung-Min Son was leading the way with 48 per cent of the votes. We also followed that up in February with an update of how close the race between Son and Cristiano Ronaldo was in the poll.
A few months on and with not long to go until EA Sports' flagship game is out, PSG superstar Neymar edges out Son by a very slim margin.
The Brazilian has accrued 306,882 votes out of 1,917,784 at the time of writing, only just ahead of South Korean captain Son who has 306,811 votes.
In third place is cover star for the last two seasons, Cristiano Ronaldo, on 288,462 votes. Juventus' exclusive deal with Konami and PES put an end to any hopes of the Portuguese ace donning the FIFA cover again.
Ronaldo's fellow five-time Ballon d'Or and former cover star Lionel Messi occupies fourth spot on 288,073, with Liverpool sensation Mo Salah garnering 187,229 votes.
Here is the top ten list in full:
There was even a petition set up for United States' World Cup winning co-captain Megan Rapinoe to grace the FIFA cover this year.
The 34-year old's six goals saw her claim both the Golden Boot and Golden Ball, as well as prompting Change.org user Darren Holland to create the following petition.
"Fifa needs to change its policy on prize money but that's just the start." he said.
"More exposure of this team and women's football will help change their minds. EA has already done more than FIFA in terms of support so this is a no-brainer which I know they must be contemplating.
"Much respect to IGN for the original post and image on social media."
Over 20,000 people have signed the petition, which does seem very ambitious despite Rapinoe's national teammate featuring on the FIFA 16 US cover alongside Messi.
EA do not allow petitions and poll to sway their decision, however, but we are expected to find out this year's cover star very soon given the game is released worldwide in September.