To take a previously unplayable team from the lower leagues of a nation from the Americas to their domestic title, the Copa Libertadores or NACL and then onto the Club World Cup! These do not have to be won in the same season.
The Club World Cup has been added to the challenge in order to bring the USA in as a playable nation. A game with just winning the NACL could be over rather quickly with a side from the MLS so an extra degree of difficulty has been added for longevity.
Leagues that can be used:- Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, USA
Reputations of Leagues eligible for this challenge - To be updated.
Load all the available division within the nation you select (Only one nation is allowed)
A Large database should be selected (Although you are free to use other database sizes if you wish to)
Attribute Masking should be enabled.
You can load all players from the nation that you have selected to manage in and also select the option to load players from the Top Clubs in the continent but NO other additional players from any nation should be loaded.
The extra levels of detail that you can change while in the game are up to you, as they shouldn’t make any difference.
Add yourself as an unemployed Manager, the details of which are unimportant.
Then go on holiday until the new seasons teams are generated, see below for actual dates, and select one of the newly promoted teams.
League Reset Dates - Correct as of FM11
Argentina - 1st July
Brazil - 3rd January - Save Game provided by viiralx
Chile - 1st January
Colombia - 10th January
Mexico - 20th July
Peru - 28th January
Uruguay - 31st July
USA - 27th December
These reset dates have been taken from profiles loaded for the previous version of this challenge, so may not be 100% accurate, if you find that one is not correct, please let me know and I'll update the list.
Then retire your original manager profile.
Add a new manager with the experience set to ‘Sunday League Footballer’, or if that is not available then ‘Automatic’.
Take over one of the clubs newly promoted into the lowest division within your selected nation. If you are unsure about which clubs have been promoted then check the clubs’ history of league positions, it should be blank.
It is now up to you to manage the club to their domestic title, the Copa Libertadores or NACL and then onto the Club World Cup.
You are not permitted to move between clubs unless you are sacked; If you are sacked, you can either take over at another club the meet the original challenge criteria or just quit the current save and start again.
Any form of international management is not allowed until the challenge has been completed.
There are no restrictions on assigning feeder / parent clubs.
You can only sign players that you are able to scout or trial at the club first, so in short the player must have the 'Get scout report' button on his profile screen. The one exception to this is when you ask a current squad member to recommend a new signing, It is then ok to sign him as the player who recommended him knows of him anyway.
No external utilities should be used and the database should be un-edited. Should SI release a data update, this would be allowed. It is advised that people should update using the latest patches as they are released.
Rules for this Thread
Player naming is allowed. (This is a warning for those of you who do not wish to see this)
Discussion on tactics is allowed. (This is another warning for those of you who do not wish to see this)
Screenshots for anything are encouraged.
When you join the challenge, could you post a screenshot of your manager's profile on the date you take control at your new club.
Progress of your club should be documented using this thread. We want to hear the story of your club all the way through (success and failure), so please keep us updated, even if you are doing really badly.
At the end of every season, could everyone post some kind of season review, including the minimum of a screenshot of the league table. If you give this a title in bold it makes it a bit easier for others to pick out.
How to Post a Screenshot
1. While in FM, press the 'Prt Sc' button (usually next to F12 on your keyboard).
2. Open an image editing program such as Paint and paste the image
3. Save the file as a JPEG
4. Upload the image to an image hosting website such as Photobucket or Imageshack
5. Post the direct Url to the image here.
Good luck to everyone taking part this year.
If anyone can provide me with the league reputations then that would be great.