Neymar Announced as PES 2016 Cover Star

Neymar Junior has been announced as the new PES 2016 cover star. The Barcelona star will be on the global Pro Evolution Soccer cover for the first time, after he already headlined PES 2013 in South America, together with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Neymar PES 2016 Cover Star

Neymar will headline the new Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 cover.

“This is a real honor for me to be cover star for PES 2016" commented Neymar Jr. "The series has long been praised for its sheer level of control and utter realism and I am delighted to be working with such a talented team as Konami. I am fascinated by the huge amount of work involved in putting together the game and ensuring the world’s top players look and play just like the real things, and cannot wait to see myself in action as soon as possible.”

It's almost certain that Neymar will replace and not join Mario Götze on the PES 2016 cover, after the latter was the Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 cover star last year.

"Neymar Jr. is a player that perfectly fits the PES brand, and what we want to achieve" added Erik Bladinieres, European Brand Director of Football. "His unique qualities and the ability to surprise goes hand in hand with the gameplay experience in PES 2016. In our anniversary year we want to celebrate the past, while look forward to the exciting future of the brand. We'll do this with Neymar Jr. leading our campaign."

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 will be fully revealed on June 12, while a first PES 2016 trailer will be revealed later today.