Nathaniel Clyne crowned FIFA 16 champion right after beating Rio Ferdinand, Ashley Williams and Jason Puncheon at UK launch party

Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne has won the coveted FIFA 16 coins Celebrity Cup after defeating Crystal Palace midfielder Jason Puncheon 2-0 within the final.

The 24-year-old England international, playing as Chelsea, scored a penalty with Eden Hazard and a header with John Terry, just before guessing the proper way to deny Puncheon’s own spot-kick with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.

The pair had been competing at a special event at the Gfinity Arena in London on the eve in the launch of EA Sports’ most current video game installment.
Clyne and Puncheon have been joined in the event by Swansea City’s Ashley Williams, Tottenham’s Kyle Walker, former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand, Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy, Wimbledon striker Adebayo Akinfenwa also as boxer Anthony Joshua and McFly and Busted singer Danny Jones.

Martin Tyler and Alan Smith offered authentic and enthusiastic guest commentary on an fun-filled evening within the nation’s capital.

Although Akinfenwa may have been disappointed to possess bowed out inside the semi-finals to Puncheon, the heavyweight forward nicknamed ‘The Beast’ can take some solace in becoming awarded a prize for his status because the strongest player to become featured inside the game.

After lifting the Celebrity Cup, Clyne stated: ‘I’m delighted. From the begin, I’ve shown everyone what I can do.’

Asked if he wanted to test himself against his team-mates at Liverpool, he responded using a cavalier disregard for any humility: ‘I’m going to retire because the champion. I never think three’s anybody excellent sufficient to play against me.’

FIFA 16 coins is offered from Tuesday at an RRP of £39.99-£49.99 at most high-street retailers.