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Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 gets Messi

Konami Digital Entertainment has announced that Argentinean forward Lionel Messi is to be the face of its forthcoming PES 2009 title for PS3, Xbox 360, PC-DVD, PlayStation 2, and PSP, Wii and mobile phones across Europe.

Messi is one of the most exciting and paciest forwards in the modern game, and is an ever-present in both the Argentinean national side and for his club side, FC Barcelona. Having played for Argentinean sides since he was five, Messi moved to Barcelona when he was just 13,13 working his way through the CatalanFC Barcelona side's youth and reserve teams, before making his full debut in October 2004 as the youngest player ever to play in the Spanish top flight. He made his debut for Argentina against Hungary in 2005, and has been a permanent member of the squad ever since.

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Epic3420d ago

Though I am biased toward Man Utd.

If it was C.Ronaldo and L. Messi on the cover, that would be brilliant. However, Konami can't afford two superstars. Gone are the days where there were both stars like Henry and Terry on the cover in one year.

Last Year it was C.Ronaldo and Owen (in the UK). Owen is a nobody.
I wonder who the 'nobody' is for this year (for UK).