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The 1000 Appearance Challenge

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Rules:

  • Friendlies do not count
  • International Friendlies DO count
  • European games DO count
  • The players has to be a regen
  • The player DOES NOT have to come through your youth
  • Only appearances under your management count
  • A screenshot is needed for proof, one at the end of each season. Or one of the Best XI.
  • Substitute appearances count, but don't sub then on in the 89th minute just to do this challenge
  • 1000 isn't the entrance point to the HoF, 750 is but 1000 is the goal.

Players will be added at the end of their career!

The rules may well be updated if I have missed anything.

Leader board:

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|Player                   |Appearances           |User                     |Version               |Proof                    |
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|Zakky Sidelnikov*        |1289                  |GreyOutMan               |FM 11                 |[url]http://goo.gl/zgxTE[/url]      |
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|Chris Thompson           |1012                  |Marky Mark!              |FM 09                 |[url]http://goo.gl/QSxWc[/url]      |
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|William Ackter           |1008                  |Actker                   |FM 11                 |[url]http://goo.gl/ifDmj[/url]      |
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*Due to a Overall best 11 bug it only registered 1008 but I have no reason to doubt the total.

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Is it 1000 appearances for club and country combined

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Yes :) My youth was sold to Tottenham so I will have to find a new player to do it with... ::(

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This is not going to be doable. The top leagues that will allow maximum games are all too small. Maybe if you could keep winning the EL whilst remaining in the Championship/Second Division, you could do it?

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In just league appearances and international caps Chris Wood has over 600 at 32.

The goal isn't 100 but as high as you can get. I think it's possible with a player playing every game from 18 to 32 (I.e cup as well) and being capped since 18 it's possible

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This is not going to be doable. The top leagues that will allow maximum games are all too small. Maybe if you could keep winning the EL whilst remaining in the Championship/Second Division, you could do it?

I did it in FM09 with a goalkeeper who never had an international cap, so it is doable, just very hard (hence a challenge) - I'll try and find some pics of my legendary keeper.

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Here is an Overall Best XI shot of my FM09 Merthyr Tydfil save in 2040 showing my keeper Chris Thompson with 1,012 games for Merthyr Tydfil (he had also played 1 game on loan).

Proof of 1,000 apperances

And here his is at his prime: Chris Thompson

If your wondering how a player who was not good enough to earn a international call up from Wales managed to play over 1,000 games for me, it was because I was palying the GYAC challenge which involves not signing any players, and from the age of 17 to the age of 36 or so he was the best keeper I had to chose from (he ended up retiring at 39).

You can read a bit of history about him here: http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/166749-The-FM-Give-Youth-A-Chance-Challenge/page5#500

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Added you :)

I really want to do this but my players keep getting poached before I can :@

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Anyone still trying this? Here's my entrant. Hopefully he can replace Samaras in the Greece starting line up soon.

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Does it include cup games such as FA cup etc, if so he has 146 appearances so far at the age of 20. I've not yet made it to continental competitions and he's still playing for the under 21's so hes on 134 league games. He's got leading premier league potential so you never know!

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It does include cup games, basically all games except friendlies :)

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Here is my player who might get close to the 1,000 Appearance Challenge.

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He has just broke into the England team which will help his total.

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So far; 162 appearances at end of 2014/15 season. 19 appearances in current season with 10 International games.

Total so far 191.

Will post Best XI at end of each season.

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Good luck! If it helps I think this might be easier on a defender. I'm not saying it's impossible on a striker though!

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I totally agree with you Flamers, a defender would be easier. This striker happened to come through the academy just when I needed a new forward, so he got quite a few games when he was 16. He is now 21, I am guessing he will need to be playing until his mid 30's to get anywhere near 1,000 appearances.

Only one International cap since last update. England manager Roberto Mancini didn't take Paul Smith to the 2016 European Championships even though he scored 49 in 50 games, in all competitions!

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Best XI - End of 2015/2016

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212 Club appearances at end of 2015/16 and 11 International Caps

Total so far 223

Player Honours

1 x Champions League (2015)

1 x European Super Cup (2015)

1 x Club World Championship (2015)

1 x Premier League (2016)

Player Awards

European Striker of the Year

English Footballer of the Year

Players Player of the Year Runner-Up

Club World Championship Best Player

European Golden Boot Winner

European Golden Boot Runner-Up

Champions League Golden Boot Runner-Up

Premier League Top Goalscorer

Player of the Month (3 times)

Young Player of the Month (8 times)

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Looking good!

I'll add players to the leaderboard at the end of there playing careers :)

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210 appearances in all competitions, not yet called up to internationals but now hes not in the under 21's he might be called up

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Got a few possible contenders here, although the fact that I've already tried (and failed) my hand at England management might make it rather hard for me. How on earth do you get a 37 year old scoring 54 goals?!

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259 appearances so far, the france team is ageing so he's starting to break into that aswell. Having a problem with his morale every season which seems to vary all the time and can go from superb to very poor without any obvious reason.

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At the beginning of the 2016/17 season I was offered the England job, Paul Smith will not be left out of any more tournament squads!!

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Best XI - End of 2016/17

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262 Club appearances at end of 2016/17 and 18 International Caps

Total so far 280

Player Honours

1 x Club World Championship (2015)

2 x Champions League (2015, 2017)

2 x Premier League (2016, 2017)

1 x FA Cup (2017)

1 x European Super Cup (2015)

1 x Community Shield (2016)

Player Awards

European Striker of the Year

English Footballer of the Year

Players Player of the Year Runner-Up

Champions League Best Player

Club World Championship Best Player

European Golden Boot Winner (2 times)

Champions League Golden Boot Winner

Premier League Top Goalscorer (2 times)

Player of the Month (5 times)

Young Player of the Month (8 times)

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I have signed a couple of really good regens. I will keep this in mind in a couple of seasons and see if any of them can do this.

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308 appearances so far. Its world cup year as well so hopefully a few more caps. Ill be lucky if i still have him by the end of the summer though as real madrid and inter are interested and my chairman accepts any bid over my head, hes already sold 4 of my players without me having any say. No idea why as the finances are fine.

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368 apps so far. Hopefully he doesnt retire too soon! he's doing 50 game seasons at the moment which means he needs 12 years to reach 1000, probably not gona happen in reality

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My player had a few injuries in the most recent season ...

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Best XI 2018

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297 Club appearances at end of 2017/18 and 25 International Caps

Total so far 322

Player Honours

1 x Club World Championship (2015)

2 x Champions League (2015, 2017)

2 x Premier League (2016, 2017)

1 x FA Cup (2017)

2 x European Super Cup (2015, 2017)

1 x Community Shield (2016)

Player Awards

World Golden Ball Runner-Up

World Player of the Year

European Striker of the Year (2 times)

English Footballer of the Year

Players Player of the Year Runner-Up

Champions League Best Player

Club World Championship Best Player

European Golden Boot Winner (2 times)

Champions League Golden Boot Winner (2 times)

Premier League Top Goalscorer (2 times)

Player of the Month (6 times)

Young Player of the Month (8 times)

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Can you be the international boss as well? I was manager of England before the guy came through my system, but I fast-tracked him into the England squad at 16/17 to try and make him the most capped England player ever.

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As long as he was under your management I spose it can count :)

Flamers

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Once again my player was hit with injuries this season ... 1,000 appearances will be VERY tough unless he can stay healthy!!

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Best XI 2019

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330 Club appearances at end of 2018/19 and 33 International Caps

Total so far 363

Player Honours

1 x Club World Championship (2015)

2 x Champions League (2015, 2017)

3 x Premier League (2016, 2017, 2019)

1 x FA Cup (2017)

2 x European Super Cup (2015, 2017)

1 x Community Shield (2016)

Player Awards

World Golden Ball Runner-Up (2 times)

World Player of the Year

European Striker of the Year (2 times)

English Footballer of the Year

Players Player of the Year Runner-Up

Club World Championship Best Player

Champions League Best Player (2 times)

European Golden Boot Winner (2 times)

Champions League Golden Boot Winner (2 times)

Premier League Top Goalscorer (2 times)

Player of the Month (7 times)

Young Player of the Month (8 times)

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Well it seems as though all my saved games have been wiped somehow so looks like im out of this challenge

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I might try and do this again, I have a youth coming through who looks he could make a good few appearances.

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For the 3rd year straight my player has been hit hard with injuries ... seems as though FM knows I am trying to complete this challenge!

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Best XI 2020

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359 Club appearances at end of 2019/20 and 39 International Caps

Total so far 398

Player Honours

2 x Club World Championship (2015, 2019)

2 x Champions League (2015, 2017)

3 x Premier League (2016, 2017, 2019)

1 x FA Cup (2017)

3 x European Super Cup (2015, 2017, 2019)

1 x Community Shield (2016)

Player Awards

World Golden Ball Runner-Up (2 times)

World Player of the Year (2 times)

European Striker of the Year (3 times)

English Footballer of the Year

Players Player of the Year Runner-Up

Club World Championship Best Player (2 times)

Champions League Best Player (2 times)

European Golden Boot Winner (2 times)

Champions League Golden Boot Winner (2 times)

Premier League Top Goalscorer (2 times)

Player of the Month (7 times)

Young Player of the Month (8 times)

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Got it back. 418 so far, hes a a starter for france and has just played in the euros so should get a few more caps in the coming years. No major injures so far, 3 weeks being the biggest

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At last a season with no serious injuries!!

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Best XI 2021

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406 club appearances at end of 2020/21 and 54 International Caps

Total so far 460

Player Honours

1 x European Championship (2020)

2 x Club World Championship (2015, 2019)

2 x Champions League (2015, 2017)

4 x Premier League (2016, 2017, 2019, 2021)

2 x FA Cup (2017, 2021)

3 x European Super Cup (2015, 2017, 2019)

1 x Community Shield (2016)

Player Awards

World Golden Ball Runner-Up (2 times)

World Player of the Year (2 times)

European Striker of the Year (3 times)

English Footballer of the Year

Players Player of the Year Runner-Up

European Championship Best Player

Club World Championship Best Player (2 times)

Champions League Best Player (2 times)

European Golden Boot Winner (3 times)

European Championship Golden Boot Winner

Champions League Golden Boot Winner (2 times)

Premier League Top Goalscorer (3 times)

Player of the Month (9 times)

Young Player of the Month (8 times)

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Had 3/4 months worth of injuries so he had a bit of a patchy season. 453 total appearances so far

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Here's my entry. He's now made 150 appearances in all competitions, 98 of which have been in the Premier League. He also has 37 caps. Not bad going for a 20 year old I think. Has kept clear of injuries too, so I'm looking to get him consistently playing 50 games a year.

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Here's my entry. He's now made 150 appearances in all competitions, 98 of which have been in the Premier League. He also has 37 caps. Not bad going for a 20 year old I think. Has kept clear of injuries too, so I'm looking to get him consistently playing 50 games a year.

He looks really good! Plus his stamina and natural fitness dont hurt ;), And since he has played so many games already at the age of 20 he should easily make it if he stays injury free.

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Another relatively injury free season and just reached the halfway point!!

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Best XI 2022

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449 club appearances at end of 202/22 and 62 International Caps

Total so far 511

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Another season down for Judd, another 53 starts in all competitions. He's also added to his caps, playing a pivotal role in the England team that won the Confederations Cup. He's on 194 club appearances and 49 international appearances. Well on course for 1000 games.

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Another season completed, here are the updated stats ...

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Best XI 2023

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506 club appearances at end of 2022/23 and 72 International Caps

Total so far 578

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Got a few possible contenders here, although the fact that I've already tried (and failed) my hand at England management might make it rather hard for me. How on earth do you get a 37 year old scoring 54 goals?!

Sorry for late reply (in Spain with limited internet access)

All down to it being a terrible league, mostly semi pro with only 3 pro teams out of 16, and a tactic designed specifically to give him chances.

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First season in ages where my player managed to play ALL league games!

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Best XI 2024

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560 club appearances at end of 2022/23 and 82 International Caps

Total so far 642

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Forgot to take a screenshot at the end of the season... 561 so far, probably has about 3 or 4 more 50-60 game seasons left in him before it goes downhill

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620, im hopeing he will make 800 apps at least. Not gonna hit the 1000 mark though

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might have a crack at this my keeper should be my best bet as hes been virtually ever present since signing.

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I'm on FM09, thought I might have a shout with a striker I've had since he was about 19 and played pretty much every game of the season.

In 12 seasons he's made 520 appearances.

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Not bad! Strikers are hard to do it with IMHO defensive players are easier :)

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A couple of possible contenders for me:

Zakhar Sidelnikov is probably not quite going to make it I fear, due to some injuries a little earlier in his career. But it is still possible. Aged 26, his 377 appearances for Arsenal are extended to 446 with his Russian caps. 554 in ten years is possible, if difficult.

Jordan Taylor is only 19 but has racked up (exactly) 100 games for Arsenal, and has 1 cap to his name, too, which he might well add to.

A few others who have just started might stand a chance too, but not worth thinking about till they're established in the side.

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No individual pick for Iker since he's now retired.

Does it matter what the matches are?

You can see Marti Porras, it says he has 309.. when I tally them up, he has 333 club appearances. Are we counting super cups, community shield, club world cup?

Porras has all his international caps under me as well, so right now if you include all internationals and all competitive club matches (ie, everything but friendlies), he's got 366 in total and he's only 22. Should be close to 400 by the time this season is over.

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