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The 1000 Appearance Challenge

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The matches are basically any matches except club friendlies :)

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667 appearances so far, still in the France squad but he is no longer in the starting 11. He's had a slight drop in pace and i expect his physical stats to decrease faster over the next 2 or 3 seasons.

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Put him on heavy physical training, it can help slow the decline :)

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Just realised that 750 is the entry point for the HoF. I'll definitely get several players on that list! 1000 is very tough, though. Even Sidelnikov, who's been a regular since the age of 18, looks unlikely to get there (he has 400 at aged 25...).

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Hence why I set a lower entry point ;) Hitting 1000 requires a REALLY special player.

Nice striker davidbowie, a bit low on bravery but very nice!

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Do you wait to include them in the HoF until their career is over? Or can they start when they hit 750 and keep going?

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Until the end of the career, makes it simpler for me as I only need to add them once :)

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Hence why I set a lower entry point ;) Hitting 1000 requires a REALLY special player.

Nice striker davidbowie, a bit low on bravery but very nice!

Who needs Bravery when they can't touch you :D

He got 2 more caps for Spain in the off-season, so he's hit 400.

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706 appearances, had one of his best seasons for me so far. He's got strong competition with 2 very strong LM's in the team so his chances are going to become fewer and fewer. No longer in the national team either.

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My best X1 from about 4 seasons ago:

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When I get back home next week I'll post an updated one which has Adriano on 990 (he's over 1,000 but a bug if a player retires during their last season will wipe away that season's appearance record). Will Ackter also has about 100 more appearances than show here.

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SIDELNIKOV HAS NOW RETIRED!

Zakhar Sidelnikov

2013-14'>http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm133/lukester1986/13-14.png"]2013-14: 48 appearances

[url="http://http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm133/lukester1986/14-15-2.png"]2014-15: 51 appearances

[url="http://http://2015-16/"]2015-16: 62 appearances

[url="http://http://2016-17/"]2016-17: 34 appearances

[url="http://http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm133/lukester1986/17-18.png"]2017-18: 57 appearances

[url="http://http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm133/lukester1986/18-19.png"]2018-19: 49 appearances

[url="http://http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm133/lukester1986/19-20.png"]2019-20: 53 appearances

[url="http://http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm133/lukester1986/20-21.png"]2020-21: 64 appearances

[url="http://http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm133/lukester1986/21-22.png"]2021-22: 53 appearances

[url="http://http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm133/lukester1986/22-23.png"]2022-23: 54 appearances

[url="http://http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm133/lukester1986/23-24.png"]2023-24: 55 appearances

[url="http://http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm133/lukester1986/24-25.png"]2024-25: 55 appearances

[url="http://http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594691738563016494/E9D2B8A2E671DFA535FF568D9C065C64E25D7EB5/"]2025-26: 58 appearances

[url="http://http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594693637073400081/E90B39D1272469929954949AA5EDD46250BB09E3/"]2026-27: 58 appearances

[url="http://http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594694275315499563/B0FE46ACD060D057696BF2B640A6332BED998F70/"]2027-28: 56 appearances

2028-29: 59 appearances

: 52 appearances

: 57 appearances

47 appearances

: 45 appearances

: 34 appearances

Plus 188 Caps.

Bringing his final total to:

1289

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Josh Read - 922 BUFC appearances, 138 England caps = 1060 career appearance (998 goals so far).

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Has he retired yet or not? Also is that FM11?

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He's just retired from Internationals, but is still going for me at Boston.

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Zakky Sidelnikov updated, get him up on that WoF, Flamers!!!! 752 down, 248 to go. Might just make it....still playing for Russia, too...

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GreyedOutMan I am only adding players once they have retired, I said that in the OP

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Oh sorry, missed that. Fair enough. Will keep updating Sid's post, and post again when he reaches retirement!

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Josh Read - 922 BUFC appearances, 138 England caps = 1060 career appearance (998 goals so far).

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well done buddy!

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I think Sidelnikov is going to make it! He should get close to 200 Russian caps, which means only three more complete seasons required for Arsenal.....he might even get up close to 1250 if he plays till he's 36/37...

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Sid's nearly there! Only 31 and over 800 now. Four more seasons should do it and I could see him playing another six or seven!!

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I've been attempting this challenge as a little side gig to keep my interest in a long-term game. It is quite a challenge, and is now my main focus in the game.

I basically just sign under 17 players each season, and immediately get the best ones into the team as soon as possible if I feel they are good enough. Got one Italian CB who I signed at 16, is now 24 and the best defender in the world. I have only got him to about 400 games though, despite playing him at every possible opportunity. I figure he will have to keep playing until about 36 to make a thousand, assuming he gets no long-term injuries.

If he doesn't make it I have a conveyor belt of players behind him all going for the same goal, the only position I lack is a keeper, which probably has the best chance. I'll come back in another 12 seasons and let you know how I get on.

The good thing about this challenge is that I have developed probably my best squad ever by going for all these youth players.

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Kenco I'm glad its helping you to stay interested!

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Yeah like Kenco I've been using this (and the youth player project) challenge to keep me as interested as possible in my current save. Currently I have Eddy Esteve on 329 appearances at the age of 22, should be over 350 by the end of my current season. He'll probably need another 11-12 years without any serious injuries but I reckon it's possible.

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Kenco I'm glad its helping you to stay interested!

It's the most interested I've been in a single player game of FM ever I think.

11 seasons done in about 3 months, and it's getting more exciting the further I go. Club legend, stadium named after me and top manager in hall of fame already. Still waiting on a son though. Mrs Kenco isn't trying hard enough!

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How long do you think Sidelnikov has? What age do Premiership DCs usually retire, assuming they're still in the first team?

Should be fine now - just 49 appearances left and he's still playing for Russia. Could be on for 1,250!!!

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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

The most bizarre thing about that screenshot is not that he didnt play for his country but that he isnt the first choice in your Best XI!!

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Zakhar has done it! Will update the post of his career at the end of the season - and he should still have a couple of years to bring his total up. At 34, he's still playing for Russia, too - 154 caps now!!

Will also post his total career stats - including a career average rating - when he retires.

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Going through my team now to see what we've got.

Marti Porras 26yo Spanish Striker- 627 (555 Club Apps and 72 International Apps under my management) for 396 Club and 67 Int goals for 463 total goals.

Alessio Merlo 30yo Italian Striker - 585 Club for 460 Club goals

Iker Samiango - As the screenshot above shows, 812 Apps with an unknown amount of Int Apps Probably 0 due to the 'withdrawn' bug that I had no idea about.

Ronaldinho 25yo Brazilian AMRC - 334 apps, 110 goals.

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Check out my Sidelnikov post - 1000 achieved. Quite a few more close behind, might have about 4-5 entries :)

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Sidelnikov probably has another 2 years. Might even make 1000 appearances for Arsenal!!

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Wahoo! I think Sidelnikov now has a forum record!!! He does now have over 1000 appearences for Arsenal - before you count his caps for Russia. Still going strong(ish) at 37, nearly 38!!

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GreyedOut I do spose he made the all time top 11?

Not quite, in his late 30s he was crap so his average rating slipped and in his last season he was relegated to the bench.

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Out of interest, Sidelnikov made 1,101 appearances for Arsenal (not including Russia). He scored 145 goals (probably all headers!), 46 assists and 57 man of the match awards. His career average rating plummeted during his final few years but ended up at a very respectable 7.19. At one point it was over 7.30 which is, I think pretty impressive for a central defender!!

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GreyOut I think that still shows his overall appearances? Its just nice to have a summary screenshot :p

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I still demand Adriano appear on that list :(

Just because a bug wiped out his final season's appearances :mad:

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The figure on there is inaccurate as I believe it doesnt count seasons where he didnt appear on the seasonal XI. Only a couple but still below the summary shot. However, here it is.

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