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Lost captured faces

Over the past few years EA Sports have face scanned hundreds of players around the world in order to make our favourite football video game as realistic as possible, however, some of those scanned players never made it to the game for some reason and today we will present the list of those lost captured faces:


Team (Year of capture)
– Player

Tottenham (2012)
Harry Kane
Adam Smith
Tom Carroll
Jordan Archer

Videos and image galleries: Link 1 / Link 2Link 3 / Link 4 / Link 5

Everton (2013)
Apostolos Vellios
Shane Duffy
Ján Mucha
Luke Garbutt

Videos and image galleries: Link 1 / Link 2Link 3

Newcastle United (2014)
Sammy Ameobi
Rob Eliott

Videos and image galleries: Link 1

Liverpool (2013)
Stephen Sama
Adam Morgan
Brad Jones
– Péter Gulácsi
– Suso

Videos and image galleries: Link 1 / Link 2

Olympique Lyon (2013)
Steed Malbranque
Samuel Umtiti
Yassine Benzia
Arnold Mvuemba
Rachid Ghezzal

Videos and image galleries: Link 1 / Link 2

Olympique Marseille (2013)
Brice Samba
– Modou Sougou
– Rafidine Abdullah
-Morgan Amalfitano
– Billel Omrani
– Wesley Jobello
– Lucas Mendes
– Gennaro Bracigliano

Videos and image galleries: Link 1 / Link 2 / Link 3

Lille (2013)
Ronny Rodelin
David Rozehnal
– Barel Mouko
– Djibril Sidibé
– Divock Origi

Videos and image galleries: Link 1 / Link 2 / Link 3

MLS-All Star Team 2013 (2013)
– Chris Wondolowski
Marco Di Vaio
Patrice Bernier
Brad Davis
Thierry Henry
– Will Johnson
Camilo Sanvezzo
– Corey Ashe
– Aurelien Collin
Raul Fernandez
Tony Beltran
Mike Magee
– Nick Rimando
– Jack McInerney
DeAndre Yedlin

Sporting Kansas City (2013)
– Benny Feilhaber
– Mikey Lopez
– Lawrence Olum
Dom Dwyer
– Seth Sinovic
– Claudio Bieler
– Jimmy Nielsen
– Ike Opara
– Paulo Nagamura
– Chance Myers
Teal Bunbury
C.J. Sapong
– Eric Kronberg
– Mechack Jerome
– Kyle Miller
– Josh Gardner
– Peterson Joseph
– Oriol Rosell
– Soony Saad
Kei Kamara
– Jacob Peterson

Videos and image galleries: Link 1 / Link 2 / Link 3

Vancouver Whitecaps (2014)
– Joe Cannon
– Brad Knighton
– David Ousted
– Simon Thomas
– Brad Rusin
– Jordan Harvey
– Lee Young-Pyo
– Johnny Leverón
– Carlyle Mitchell
– Greg Klazura
– Andy O’Brien
– Matt Watson
– Nigel Reo-Coker
– Daigo Kobayashi
– Aminu Abdallah
– Jun Marques Davidson
– Bryce Alderson
– Camilo Sanvezzo
– Kenny Miller
– Darren Mattocks
– Erik Hurtado
– Kekuta Manneh
– Corey Hertzog
– Tom Heinemann
– Caleb Clarke

Videos and image galleries: Link 1 / Link 2 / Link 3 / Link 4

Please note that Camilo Sanvezzo got captured TWICE and still didn’t get his scanned face in game!

HSV (2012)
– Sven Neuhaus
– Zhi Gin Lam
– Änis Ben-Hatira
– David Jarolím
– Jacopo Sala

Videos and image galleries: Link 1

A big thanks to Stokstaartje95 for his seasonal face threads on SG which helped a lot in completing this research!

So why these players never got their scanned faces in game? They weren’t popular enough? Did the scans got lost? Did the dev team tried to save disk space for the game?

Moreover, EA also removed a ton of custom faces from FIFA 15 that were present in previous editions of FIFA and replaced them with generic faces:


Paul Robinson
Mark Schwarzer
Carlos Idriss Kameni
Roy Carroll
Oswaldo Sanchez
Thomas Sorensen
Nicolas Burdisso
Jonathan Woodgate
Anton Ferdinand
Hamit Altintop
Damien Duff
Giovani dos Santos
David Pizarro
Jeremy Clement
Antonio Candreva
Gerardo Torrado
Rafael Marquez
Javier Saviola
Erwin Hoffer
Roque Santa Cruz
Obafemi Martins
Antonio Di Natale
Alexander Hleb
Zoltan Gera
Freddy Adu
Pablo Aimar
Oguchi Onyewu
Timo Hildebrand
Clinton Morrison
Paolo Guerrero
Francisco Fonseca
Juan Silveira dos Santos

Credits to pitchZZ from EA Forums for the list!

If you find pictures, videos or details about players that got face scanned and didn’t make it to the game you can post them in the comment box or contact us via email here. We will forward the list to the main FIFA Producers with the hope of having these faces included in FIFA 16!


As soon as the list was sent to the producers one of them replied telling that it always depends on the 3D graphic artists and their capacity to make as many starheads as they can from a set of captured faces. So these scans aren’t lost, they are just not used yet!

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