With the rain pelting down almost sideways at Bolton’s training ground, the EA SPORTS Dugout thankfully withstood its toughest weather test yet in the final installment of our FIFA 12 Pro Player Challenge.
The Bolton players certainly know their FIFA 12, especially online and it was a tight fought encounter with 5 players taking part and a little controversy to boot.
Check out the special video below and don’t forget our Flickr gallery too at the end of the page.
Marcos Alonso got the ball rolling playing winger Chris Eagles in the first semi final. And Alonso certainly proved himself with a solid 3-0 victory over Eagles but who would he meet in the final?
Reserve keep Rob Lainton outplayed Sean Davis in the second semi winning through on pens 3-2 after a 1 all full time result.
However Lainton was whisked away from the Dugout by the medical trainer for treatment so we needed a replacement for the final.
Cue Gary Cahill - who although now is at Chelsea was playing for Bolton at the time of filming! The central defender stepped up to the plate with gusto, particularly because he always plays Lainton and enjoys beating him so much!
The final was a tight match with Alonso creating changes however his hopes were dashed when Cahill won through in the 89th minute with a header to grab the trophy!
Afterwards Marcos Alonso said, “I think he was lucky today to be fair!”
Gary Cahill said, “I had a few chances early doors but in the 89th minute I’ve nicked it!”
Congratulations to Gary Cahill, our 10th and final Pro Player Tournament winner. For the record here are all the FIFA Kings from our partner club tournaments.
Arsenal – Jack Wilshere
Manchester City – Joleon Lescott
Chelsea – Romelu Lukaku
Aston Villa – Gary Gardner
Fulham – Mathew Briggs
Newcastle – Ryan Taylor
Leeds – Robert Snodgrass
Everton – Tim Cahill
Derby County – Craig Bryson
Bolton – Gary Cahill
Click below to view the Bolton tournament pics on our Flickr channel. And stay tuned for more player tournaments in the near future. Thanks for watching! And don't forget to tweet us your thoughts on who we should visit next time. @EASPORTSFIFA