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Hi, this will be My First Post on this forum. Only a Recent-ish player of FM as My first Full FM experience was on FM18. Regardless I hope that I can provide some entertainment with My Save.

So I have been lurking around in this forum for some time now, without making an account and posting anything. I have enjoyed reading multiple saves that have been going around. 



Inspired by @ManUtd1 and @Makoto Nakamura's Saves with the Nearly Men both in the UEFA Champions League, and Europa League respectively, I have decided to do the Same with America's. Originally I was only planning to use South America and the Copa Libertadores but decided to add the CONCACAF Champions League to also include North America as well as South America. This mainly being as from 2015 Mexican Clubs do not participate in the Copa Libertadores anymore. In Regards to the CONCACAF Champions League, the Competition started out a New Era in 2008, with a Group Stage instead of the Old format with when the Teams were originally split into zones. I have decided to include the Teams that came runner-up in the old format in the save as Teams I'll complete the challenge with, just for more of a challenge,  along with the teams from the format now too of course. I do believe IRL there is a new format that the Teams qualify by starting this 2018. 

So the Idea of this Save as You may have guessed so far is to Win The Copa Libertadores with the Clubs that have come runner-up before but never ended up reaching the end goal, I will then proceed to do the same for the CONCACAF Champions League with North America. Also as an extra added bonus down the Line is using International Teams as well for the Gold Cup and Copa America, this though probably won't happen until later in the save. Just to note the Only Runner-up never to win the Copa America is Mexico. I know IRL it is the 10 South American Countries + 2 others. In FM these are labeled as "B" teams. Not sure how it will work out with Mexico but if anyone does know then that would be very Appreciated. Also with the Gold Cup Brazil lost in a final when it wasn't limited to just CONCACAF Nations, but since then it has been only CONCACAF Nations so Brazil is now impossible to win that competition with.

Not sure how often I'll be updating, just whenever I get chance too as FM Playing time can be limited due to RL, but I will do my Best.

I have Loaded up all the Leagues I Need but can Add and Remove when Needed, I have all North + South American Leagues available to me with @claassen s wonderful update pack. I will finish off this first Post with All the Teams I Need to use to complete this challenge Documented below:

Copa Libertadores Finalists:

América (Colombia) - 1985, 1986, 1987, 1996

Barcelona (Ecuador) - 1990, 1998

Cobreloa (Chile) - 1981, 1982

Deportivo Cali (Colombia) - 1978, 1999

Independiente del Valle (Ecuador) - 2016

Nacional (Paraguay) - 2014

Newell's Old Boys (Argentina) - 1988, 1992

São Caetano (Brazil) - 2002

Sporting Cristal (Peru) - 1997

Universidad Católica (Chile) - 1993

Universitario (Peru) - 1972

Unión Española (Chile) -1975

CONCACAF Champions League Finalists:

Broncos FC (Honduras) - 1980

FC Pinar del Río (Costa Rica) - 1989, 1990

Jong Colombia (Curaçao) - 1967, 1979

León - (Mexico) - 1993

Monarcas Morelia - (Mexico) - 2002, 2003

Montreal Impact - (MLS) - 2015

Police FC - (Trinidad and Tobago) - 1961

Real Salt Lake (USA) - 2011

Robinhood (Suriname) - 1976, 1977, 1982, 1983

Santos Laguna (Mexico) - 2012, 2013

Tigres UANL (Mexico) - 2016, 2017

Gold Cup:

Costa Rica - 2002

Honduras -1991

Jamacia - 2015, 2017

Panama - 2005, 2013

Copa America:

Mexico - 2001

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So I'm starting off with Tigres UANL as I think I will, Hopefully, win the CONCACAF Champions League pretty quick. Just to get the save rolling nicely. Also really Enjoy the Mexican League structure. I will go for monthly in-game updates.

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I actually made my own list of teams a while back to attempt exactly this and never followed through with it :D


In my current save I'm in Uruguay and struggling to get past the Brazilian teams, so good luck with that! Will be following.

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4 minutes ago, LUFCspeni said:

I actually made my own list of teams a while back to attempt exactly this and never followed through with it :D


In my current save I'm in Uruguay and struggling to get past the Brazilian teams, so good luck with that! Will be following.

I think it will be a Fun challenge to complete :D

Bit disappointed that the Mexcian Teams no longer play in the Copa Libertadores still :/

Good Luck with beating the Brazilian Teams, can Imagine they are quite superior. Thanks for the support!  

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Pre-season went well, 2 Games and 2 Wins. Gignac Playing well scoring 4 in the 2 Games. Arbeit again they were poorer quality opposition we still played well Thumping Titanes Saltillo 7-0.

Transfers - So far



Just the one loan so far, don't know if I'll make any more signings but if I do I will be sure to post it.

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1 hour ago, Timetxu said:

Great! I've been loving the "Nearly Men" saves and that together with my love for South American football should make this a great save!

Thanks! Hopefully, this is something you can enjoy! :D

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A Great start to the season! A 3-0 win over Guadalajara in the Champions Trophy, but not the Champions League we want. Two wins in the first 2 games of the League season! We were predicted first so it may be expected, but it is still quite the competitive league. Hopefully, the North American Champions League can come home quickly to us in the first couple of seasons at the latest.

As for Transfers we've had another loan come in from UNAM. 


Hoping he can be a decent attacking option used for rotation.

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A Near Perfect start to the Season, and Run of Games! No loses yet on the board which is Good, also brought in Diego Reyes from Porto on loan for the season. It's our third loan deal with no departures. 


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