FIFA covers 1995-2019: from Erik Thorstvedt to Cristiano Ronaldo. No awkwardness in sight and you can feel an atmosphere just from the cover.

That is because, unlike other titles in the franchise, this one was released exclusively for the Sega Genesis. During the golden age of FIFA covers, Arsenal… In fact, he was so good at football that in 1996 he scored from the halfway line, and quickly became the beating heart of the national team thereafter. Imagine this with a bright-coloured background. FIFA 98 Cover (Image: EA Sports) 5 of 25. See details - FIA SP82-95 BLACK Custom Rear Bench Seat Protector for 14 …

Just brilliant.Another terrific Arsenal kit and legend make for an excellent FIFA cover. Chris Jecks. Players might put on an outward display of reverence for the Ballon d’Or, but the real recognition of one’s greatness comes when EA Sports phone up. Those are the kind of stats that generally only appear in videogames, aptly enough. The game was released for the Sega Genesis in November 1994. Another terrific Arsenal kit and legend make for an excellent FIFA cover. The bland right-hand side holds this one back from the top 10.The second in a row of Messi with a grey background, however this celebratory pose captures the Barcelona star perfectly. FIFA 97. Up until FIFA 13, FIFA 02 was the last of the franchise to have just one cover athlete and who better than the legendary Thierry Henry. Not even PCs were blessed with this title. A proper pose from Thierry Henry make this cover nigh on perfect.What a selection of players, trying to replicate Roberto Carlos’ free kick was a big part of any football fans childhood. Perhaps on the FIFA 96 box as a youngster at Real Zaragoza who’d just bagged 18 goals from 37 appearances. FIFA 98: Road to World Cup. Well, swap out ‘work’ with ‘stress-fracture ankle injury’ and you’ve got the story of Wilshere’s 2011-12 season.

The lack of a top player also goes against this one, not great.The idea was there, the execution not so much. The Football League logos and Ronaldinho’s belly are the only things that spoil an excellent cover.Paul Scholes.

Allowing players to take control of their favorite soccer team and dominate their opposition and the leagues is something that fans never get tired of and with each year comes a new iteration of the series.While the newest releases often provide a number of tweaks to the game’s engine, updated squad rosters and player ratings, and perhaps some new game modes, one thing that always changes is the game’s cover. EA’s first cover to feature Cristiano Ronaldo hit the nail on the head. What’s not to love?

Not a single appearance for the cover co-star. In most cases, we’ve grabbed the UK or US cover art as these were more often than not the ones that you’ll have seen just about everywhere.Avatar Creators Leaving the Netflix Adaptation Is a Shyamalan-Level Blow to the SeriesGhost of Tsushima Tops NPD July Charts; Is Fourth Biggest US Sony Launch EverApple Removes Fortnite From iOS App Store; Epic Games Files Lawsuit [UPDATED]Final Fantasy XIV Update 5.3 Has a Playable Gundam Homage, and It’s AwesomeMassive Xbox Ultimate Game Sale Now Live; Discounts on Resident Evil 3, Maneater, & MoreApex Legends Season 6 Brings Major Changes to World’s Edge MapJapan’s New Giant Gundam Is Finally Complete (At Least the Exterior), and It Looks AwesomeCriminal Girls X/Escape from Asura Gets New Trailer Showing Its Waifus and Reminiscence ModeCheck Out the Evolution of FIFA Covers Throughout the Years

Hoping to avoid detection between Patrick Vieira and Andriy Shevchenko on the FIFA 2005 cover is poor old Fernando Morientes. FIFA.

FIFA Soccer 95 is a video game that simulates association football. FIFA 97 Cover (Image: EA Sports) 4 of 25. The player controls one of the eleven footballers on their team, with the ability to switch to control another footballer. Genesis covers; NES covers; Nintendo 64 covers; Playstation 4 covers; Sega CD covers; Super Ninentendo covers; XBOX covers; Wii covers; Wii U covers; PC covers; Handheld covers.

For example, FIFA 10 actually has 12 different covers depending on the territories ranging from the UK and North America, to Russia and Hungary.

Since then, both the style and the stars have drastically changed, and it’s quite interesting to take a trip through time to see the evolution of FIFA’s front covers.While we’ve tried our darnedest to give you the exact covers from the USA release, it turns out that FIFA’s covers actually starred different players depending on the territory.

Not for us.Before FIFA was popular, the self-advertising means FIFA 96 is marked down. FIFA 2001. ... FIFA 95. FIFA Soccer 95 is a 1994 sports video game developed and published by Electronic Arts.Based on the sport of association football, the game tasks the player with controlling a football team.The game was released for the Sega Genesis in November 1994.

So it made sense that England’s most exciting player for years should make the cover of FIFA 98 – a game about forging a path to the World Cup.Time makes a fool of us all. Given the chance to retrospectively ordain a cover star for this game, even the bewildered Joe Kinnear would opt for the Portugal No.7. Advertisement. A real action shot or power pose (you will see later) makes for a great front cover, as do the stars who feature.Below, we rank all the FIFA covers from best to worst.The weird pixilation makes the cover look like the start of a horror film. Look at him there, tussling with ex-Crystal Palace manager-to-be Frank de Boer. He won the Ballon d’Or that year, scoring six times in 13 international appearances and impressing in each of his 34 domestic appearances. Based on the sport of association football, the game tasks the player with controlling a football team.The game was released for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive console in December 1993 and ported to numerous other systems in 1994.

If someone held you at gunpoint and forced you to write down every player you could remember from the 1994-95 season, the chances of you penning down Norwegian goalkeeper and inexplicable FIFA 95 cover star Erik Thorstvedt within the first 72 hours are slim.In fairness, Thorstvedt had a good career at Tottenham and won their Player of the Year award… six years previously, in 1989.He’d worn the No.1 jersey as Norway’s starting keeper at the 1994 World Cup too, but that doesn’t seem like traditional grounds for putting someone on a videogame box. Before he became an all-time great in the field of haircare, David Beckham was known for his ability to play football. FIFA 2000.

One question remains, what are they all staring at? FIFA 96.