Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, or better known as Kaka will be on the cover of FIFA 11. He is replacing another Brazilian, Ronaldinho, who has been on the cover several times. Kaka will be joined by 17 other iconic soccer players in territory specific packaging.
Kaka will be joined by Wayne Rooney for the sixth consecutive time in the UK. Personally I’m not sure why EA Sports would feature Kaka. I didn’t understand why they would have Ronaldinho last year either. Kaka didn’t really deliver at the World Cup and he has only scored 8 goals in 22 appearances in the Real Madrid squad.
I know Kaka is very well known and that EA Sports probably signed him as he joined Real Madrid. Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo are contracted to Konami and PES (Pro Evolution Soccer), they would be the obvious choice instead. Andres Iniesta, Wesley Sneijder or Xavi aren’t famous enough outside of Europe even though they play for major clubs.
I guess EA Sports were forced to choose between lesser known players.
FIFA 11 is available in stores September 28 in North America and October 1 in Europe and Asia.
Who would you prefer on the cover of FIFA 11?