View Full Version : From a nobody to an international?
Is it possible, in the game, to find players on the cheap (i'm talking under £500k) and they turn out to be superstars/internationals?
Similar to what we (Reading) did with Kevin Doyle and Shane Long - signed for around a combined £150k - both then sold for millions and both are Irish internationals.
So what are the chances of finding [a non re-gen] player in the lower leagues and them becoming top players before then selling them on for a tidy profit?!
Its rare that real international quality players come from lower leagues, but it does happen occasionally, perhaps more so on Fm2012? I dont know. I know in Fm2010 one of scotlands greatest ever international strikers on my game (World cup winner too) was a regen I bought from a team who were in the second or third devision of the scottish league system.
Depends how young you get to them, i signed an Irish regen centre back for £250k in the second season and sold him 6 years later for £26m. In FM11 i found a regen german playing second division football but playing very well, got him for £150k and he went onto to play for Germany after a few years sold him for £15m i think about 4 seasons later, it is possible, but you need a bit of luck to find them.
The best I've done is sign a 18yo South African midfielder for £2.5m from a MLS team. He was sold to Man Utd for £43m the season after I left.
I've got my N.Forest Fm12 save where i got a Portuguese right/left winger for 22k from a lower league team; he's worth about 7.5m now and is a Portuguese International. I've seen the AI pick up a fair few of them too, it's just down to the scouting network finding them really. Anyone you can buy for <100k and has a potential 3* rating (assuming you have a 5* comparison) is a good purchase even if he doesn't make it for you.
I signed a 17 year old striker from a team in the Ivory Coast for 600k on FM11, 5 seasons later I sold him for £100 million.
I got a Right back from Rochdale for 110k at the end of my first season at Chelsea, went on to play for Italy.
I just signed a 17 year old for Crusaders for £1k from Hastings United who aren't even in the Blue Square North/South. He's at the same level as my current Centre Midfielders.
Signed a 16 year old Ukrainan for Feirense, he is now an internation and competing for domestic honors against the players from the 3 big portugese club. Sadly i am no longer there to guide him
In one of my FM11 saves, a keeper for England started out at Hastings United.
In my current save, managing at Galatasaray, I acquired a very good Turkish player from 2.Lig (3rd tier) club Korfez for US$850k and now, one of my best players, worth $13.5 million after 3.5 seasons at the club.
Read in one of the career threads that their scouts picked up a regen who had never signed for any club. They were in like league 2 or BSP and signed him. Sold him to Man Utd for around £100k but he's now worth £25 mill and an England international.
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