FIFA fans have been voting on who they want to be the FIFA 20 cover star and Spurs winger Heung-Min Son is surprisingly high up on the list.
FIFPlay, a site completely devoted to FIFA-related content, have been running a poll on who fans want to see front and centre on FIFA 20.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been the game’s cover star for the past two years, is leading the way with 17% of the votes (2,376 votes so far) while Mohamed Salah, who accrued 553,750 votes and finished in third for the FIFA 19 cover vote, is in second with 2,117 votes (15%) at the time of writing.
And then Son comes in with 11% of nearly 14,000 votes cast. Lionel Messi is in fourth with 8%, with PSG duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe on 4% each.
It’s early days because there’s a long, long way to go until voting and it’s entirely up to EA as to who they want to be the face of their game, but it’s great to see so much support for the former Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg man.
Son is one of those footballers that you struggle to dislike and it was incredible to see his reaction to his country’s Asian Games triumph at the start of September.
Son captained his national side to the Gold medal, beating Japan 2-1 in the final thanks to extra time strikes from Seungwoo Lee and Hwang Hee Chan.
Given permission to miss a few Premier League games by Mauricio Pochettino and Spurs, Son assisted both goals in the final and he and his colleagues earnt automatic exemption from compulsory military service.
And you could see just how much it meant to them at the final whistle. A jubilant Son ran onto the pitch, running and jumping around, hugging his teammates and manager in some quite wonderful scenes.
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