WATCH: Ex-Sunderland and Liverpool star Jordan Henderson made cover boy for Fifa 2016

Jordan Henderson with the cover of the new Fifa 2016 game.
Jordan Henderson with the cover of the new Fifa 2016 game.
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Sunderland-born footballer Jordan Henderson has got fame covered.

The former Black Cats star and newly-appointed Liverpool captain, will line up alongside Lionel Messi on the front of the new Fifa 2016 video game in the UK, when it is released in September.

The Farringdon School old boy won a national vote for the coveted slot, seeing off competition from Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero, Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane and Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

“Being part of the first FIFA cover vote was an incredible honour, and it’s an amazing feeling to know that the public voted for me to come out on top, and to be on the cover of FIFA 16 alongside Messi,” said Jordan.

“I’m extremely proud to become the first Liverpool player ever on the cover and the support I’ve had from fans around the world over the past few weeks, particularly Liverpool supporters, has been overwhelming.

“It’s great to realise every young footballer’s dream and I’m grateful to everyone who voted.”

Jordan Henderson with the cover of the new Fifa 2016 game.

Jordan Henderson with the cover of the new Fifa 2016 game.