Alessandro Melli from championship series (94-95 i think). he's one of the best goalscorer on this game for me.
and ronaldinho from fm 2010, the other magnificent goalscorer of the series.
steven gerrard from 2008, one of the best box to box midfielder of series with gattuso from cm01-02.
and my all time favorite players are Gerrard and Maldini..
01/02 you could buy Ronaldinho, Kaka, Julius Agahowa, Javier Saviola, Aruna Babangida as kids and if you looked after them they were the best players out there.
generally Francesco Totti was great...
For LLM who can ever forget The Great Lord Jamie Victory
But the best player I ever played with was FREDDY ADU. I cannot remember which FM or CM it was, you could buy him when he was 13... and if you looked after him right, he would break into any first team at 17 and by 19 until 30 he would give you 11 years of pleasure! (that last bit didnt sound right)
Ronnie Pander. FM08. Dutch central midfielder extraordinaire. He shoots, he scores, he tackles, he gets sent off.
Francesco Flachi. FM08. Sign him for Crewe as a bargain not realising he can't play for a whole year. Have him hang around the club then propel us into the Premiership.
Daryl Murphy and Andrew Keogh. FM08.
Lauri Dalla Valle pre-Liverpool.
FM10 Andres Guardado for the novelty of being able to buy him for £4.5m rather than the £30m of the previous few years.
CM 97/98: Ajax had two amazing strikers: Froylán Ledezma and Benni McCarthy. You could sign them for free after the first season.
CM 99? or 00? Fausto Rossini (Atalanta).
CM 0-something: my two DC were John Terry and Nelson Akwari. They were rock solid: never injured, rarely booked, I had to sell my other DCs because of them.
Also CM 0-something: Barcelona had three world class wingers: Haruna Babangida, Jofre (?) and Jeffren (?). You could buy them for peanuts.
FM 2005 (after the second patch). Ibrahimovic scored for fun. My tactic was: DEFEND! and give ball to Zlatan...
FM 09: Pavel Pogrebnjak.
Worst players: Trezeguet. He is my idol, but in the game he was useless, probably because he wasn't a target man, he wasn't a a fast striker and he wasn't a poacher (not in the way a poacher is interpreted by the ME). Also, Beckahm was quite disappointing, probably because he was too slow to play on the wing.
My favourite has to be Oscar Cardozo: left footed (just like me ), tall, strong, great set pieces taker... The most "complete" complete forward.
Might have already been mentioned because he was well known in-game (and this is an old thread and I've not checked) but David Collins for me. A young ST/AM(C) who got 60 plus goals per season for me regularly on an old version.
Chris Hope as well. Could play pretty much 8-9 positions.
Mads Jorgensen on CM99-00. He could be signed for around £1m if you got in at the start, and he was a creative machine. One of my best ever sides was Inter on that version of the game; he was my right winger and finished one season with 33 assists for a 38 game season. I think the runner up for assists that year had about 8. Incredible.
I don't really have a single player more partnerships
Fm 05- Peter Whittingham and Thomas Hitzlsperger I still haven't had been able to get a central midfield partnership like them won me the Champions league.
Also Martin Laursen and Olof Melberg the best defence I have ever had on a Fm game
Fm 06- Martin Laursen, Olof Melberg and Juan Pablo Angel
Fm 07- Petrov and Reo-Coker
no one else has really been worth putting into this list until this game which is at the moment.
CM 00/01 - Alan Smith; Alan Smith + Michael Owen = Win (if you can team em both)
CM 01/02 - Maxim Tsigalko; 4-3-2-1 tactic + Tsigalko at the top = Win
CM 4 and 03/04 - Anatoli Todorov (the greatest striker by far); Georgi Kakalov, Jonathan Soriano and Mido (they are good, but cant compare with Todorov), Saviola+Todorov at CM4 makes your team unbeatable (your team scores 5+ goals all the time); Oskitz Estefania (my fav midfielder); Philippe Mexes (def) and Sebastian Frey (GK)
They are visible from all countries with small database and almost cost no money ;x :d I dont know why Anatoli Todorov its not anyones choice for CM4 series :c He is just so OP... Like Tsigalko at 01/02 :d
Anatoli Todorov - damn wasted talent like Valeri Bojinov irl...
Mark Kerr, Taribo West, Mike Duff, Cherno Samba, Kennedy Bakircioglu - always went for these 5 on CM01/02. the core of a world class team and were dirt cheap. If i had the money i'd go for Tevez, Aghahowa, Ronaldinho too
i think it might have been CM99/00 but my mate found a scandinavian player (almost certain he was swedish) called Max Jerry Mansson. FRC who done brilliantly in the SPL, not quite premiership level but he would do a job
I can't remember which iteration of the game it was, but it was definitely in the "Champ Manager" era, I always used to sign Shane Tolley from Shrewsbury (I think?). I once had him and Jermaine Defoe as my front two for Barcelona.
It would have to be a Regen i had on FM11 i brought him from Palermo at 19 and had him tutored by Vidic in my United team.
He was labelled as the next Franco Baresi, he was 6ft8" and about 15 stone something, he came to me with Heading, Jumping and Strength 18, Tackling 17, Marking 16, Composure and Concentration 15
After a year of tutoring with Vidic, i used him as Vidic's replacement after Vidic broke his ankle..........Vidic never started another meaningful match for me.
The lad had become a beast Heading, Jumping, Strength and Tackling 20, Concentration and Marking 19 and Composure 17 plus most of his other mental stats were either 15 or over. Just wished he was faster at pace and acceleration than 12.
I used to stick him on the back post from corners and he's smash in about 15 a season in all competitions
In 01 I liked Sheffield Wednesday and speed and dribbling were great stats. Tijjani Babangida was an awesome free transfer. Next one I played in 03/04 it was speed and technique and Daniel Brathen was my hero. Think the game mispelled his name but I didn't care.