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Climbing The Ladder - Game Thread

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1st January 2016 update

Thomas Weir

3 goals in 5 games this year. Eritrea are 201st

James Sawyer

3 goals in 4 games this year. Mauritania are 99th

Brendon Hedger

12 goals in 9 games this year. Samoa are 181st

Ed Lawrence

10 goals in 12 games this year. Macau are 196th

Blackthorn Price

6 goals in 8 games this year. Somalia are 119th

Amanaki Vaikona

0 goals in 0 games this year. Tonga are 203rd

Abdillahi Ahmed

5 goals in 11 games this year. Djibouti are 148th

Brock Rockhard

8 goals in 12 games this year. Turks and Caicos are 167th

Rocky Brittus Jr.

3 goals in 4 games this year. Cook Islands are 198th

Long Tym Toon

9 goals in 10 games this year. Guam are 197th

Jim Bowman

1 goal in 4 games this year. Brunei are 195th

Bjorgvin Radebe

8 goals in 12 games this year. Anguilla are 176th

Ben Goldsmith

4 goals in 9 games this year. Bhutan are 205th

Emilio do Carmo

Made his debut and scored his 1st goal against Thailand on 11th February

3 goals in 3 games this year. East Timor are 207th

Milton Macho

0 goals in 1 game this year. American Samoa are 208th

David Ginsburg

5 goals in 10 games this year. Andorra are 193rd

Des Tiny

9 goals in 11 games this year. Montserrat are 182nd

Paolo Bambino

9 goals in 10 games this year. Papua New Guniea are 179th

Josh McLachlan

0 goals in 0 games this year. San Marino are 206th

Matius Watkai

2 goals in 6 games this year. Sao Tome are 172nd

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Finally first caps and goals for East Timor and a move to Atletico it seems :p

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Djibouti slowly sliding back down to a more expected ranking, but glad to see I'm still scoring fantastically.

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January 1st 2017 update

All the players are now 21 years old, so how have the 1st 5 years of their international careers been?

Thomas Weir

Thomas has scored 13 goals in 24 appearances for Eritrea (200th) He was also voted the African Young player of the Year

James Sawyer

James has scored 13 goals in 24 appearances for Mauritania (131st)

Brendon Hedger

Brendon has scored 25 goals in 24 appearances for Samoa (195th)

Ed Lawrence

Ed has scored 32 goals in 38 appearances for Macau (144th)

Blackthorn Price

Blackthorn has scored 17 goals in 34 appearances for Somalia (163rd)

Amanaki Vaikona

Amanaki has scored 4 goals in 5 appearances for Tonga (197th)

Abdillahi Ahmed

Abdillahi has scored 21 goals in 31 appearances for Djibouti (184th)

Brock Rockhard

Brock has scored 14 goals in 36 appearances for Turks and Caicos (180th)

Rocky Brittus Jr.

Rocky has scored 12 goals in 14 appearances for Cook Islands (193rd)

Long Tym Toon

Long Tym has scored 26 goals in 44 appearances for Guam (204th)

Jim Bowman

Jim has scored 26 goals in 42 appearances for Brunei (165th)

Bjorgvin Radebe

Bjorgvin has scored 19 goals in 29 appearances for Anguilla (186th)

Ben Goldsmith

Ben has scored 16 goals in 27 appearances for Bhutan (203rd)

Emilio do Carmo

Emilio has scored 10 goals in 9 appearances for East Timor (182nd)

Milton Macho

Milton has scored 2 goals in 5 appearances for American Samoa (208th)

David Ginsburg

David has scored 11 goals in 23 appearances for Andorra (202nd)

Des Tiny

Des has scored 23 goals in 35 appearances for Montserrat (194th)

Paolo Bambino

Paolo has scored 17 goals in 28 appearances for Papua New Guinea (158th) He was also named Oceania player of the year

Josh McLachlan

Josh finally scored his 1st goal for his country, the player to do so, in a match against Canada on 4th June. Josh has scored 1 goal in 4 appearances for San Marino (207th)

Matius Watkai

Matius has scored 8 goals in 26 appearances for Sao Tome (178th)

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How strange, since i started playing for East Timor, they've moved up a lot of places ;)

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I actually forgot I was signed up for this :o

Looks like Matius is developing nicely, and a brilliant move to a big European club, and starting to break the first team. And Sao Tome have moved up.

All is good :thup:

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Sorry for lack of update, there was a bereavement in the family, should have the next post up tomorrow or wednesday at the latest

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sorry to here that dude. no worries about the delay, take as long as you need. =)

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Update January 1st 2018

Thomas Weir

4 goals in 6 games this year for Eritrea(188th) Named Young African player of the year for the 2nd time

League History

James Sawyer

10 goals in 7 games this year for Mauritania(82nd) Really climbing the rankings ladder now

League History

Brendon Hedger

6 goals in 5 games this year for Samoa(190th)

League History

Ed Lawrence

12 goals in 12 games this year for Macau(129th) Ajax and Celtic are interested

League History

Blackthorn Price

4 goals in 5 games this year for Somalia(141st) Juventus are interested

League History

Amanaki Vaikona

2 goals in 5 games this year for Tonga(199th)

League History

Abdillahi Ahmed

5 goals in 8 games this year for Djibouti(182nd)

League History

Brock Rockhard

5 goals in 10 games this year for Turks & Caicos(172nd)

League History

Rocky Brittus Jr.

1 goal in 2 games this year for Cook Islands(201st)

League History

Long Tym Toon

7 goals in 12 games this year for Guam(207th)

League History

Jim Bowman

9 goals in 7 games this year for Brunei(179th)

League History

Bjorgvin Radebe

2 goals in 7 games this year for Anguilla(194th)

League History

Ben Goldsmith

2 goals in 6 games this year for Bhutan(202nd)

League History

Emilio do Carmo

1 goal in 2 games this year for East Timor(196th)

League History

Milton Macho

3 goals in 8 games for American Samoa(208th) Now co-owned by Juventus and AC Milan

League History

David Ginsburg

4 goals in 9 games this year for Andorra(197th)

League History

Des Tiny

5 goals in 10 games this year for Montserrat(183rd)

League History

Paolo Bambino

4 goals in 5 games this year for Papua New Guinea(127th) Named Oceania player of the year again

League History

Josh McLachlan

7 goals in 11 games this year for San Marino(206th)

League History

Matius Watkai

2 goals in 4 games this year for Sao Tome(154th)

League History

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Update January 1st 2019

Thomas Weir

5 goals in 6 games this year for Eritrea(197th)

James Sawyer

7 goals in 6 games this year for Mauritania(74th)

Brendon Hedger

0 goals in 0 games this year for Samoa(199th)

Ed Lawrence

8 goals in 9 games this year for Macau(140th) Joined Chelsea in the summer for £9.75million

Blackthorn Price

10 goals in 6 games this year for Somalia(83rd) Climbing the rankings to join Mauritania inside the top 100

Amanaki Vaikona

0 goals in 0 games this year for Tonga(204th)

Abdillahi Ahmed

2 goals in 4 games this year for Djibouti(201st)

Brock Rockhard

6 goals in 11 games this year for Turks & Caicos(151st)

Rocky Brittus Jr.

0 goal in 0 games this year for Cook Islands(205th)

Long Tym Toon

4 goals in 11 games this year for Guam(185th)

Jim Bowman

5 goals in 7 games this year for Brunei(182nd)

Bjorgvin Radebe

1 goal in 7 games this year for Anguilla(200th) Currently on loan at Ukranian side Dnipro

Ben Goldsmith

2 goals in 5 games this year for Bhutan(207th)

Emilio do Carmo

2 goals in 4 games this year for East Timor(195th) Joined Sampdoria for £1.6million

Milton Macho

2 goals in 2 games for American Samoa(208th)

David Ginsburg

2 goals in 9 games this year for Andorra(183rd)

Des Tiny

10 goals in 16 games this year for Montserrat(166th)

Paolo Bambino

0 goals in 1 game this year for Papua New Guinea(169th) Named Oceania player of the year for the third year running

Josh McLachlan

7 goals in 8 games this year for San Marino(187th)

Matius Watkai

1 goal in 5 games this year for Sao Tome(167th)

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wehey finally moving up in the tanking hopefully Guam will have a few good players coming through

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Update January 1st 2020

Thomas Weir

30 goals scored in 44 caps for Eritrea(158th)

James Sawyer

33 goals scored in 40 caps for Mauritania(112th)

Brendon Hedger

47 goals scored in 43 games for Samoa(194th) Named Oceania player of the year

Ed Lawrence

71 goals scored in 76 games for Macau(151st) Asian player of the year runner-up

Blackthorn Price

36 goals scored in 51 games for Somalia(95th)

Amanaki Vaikona

10 goals scored in 21 games for Tonga(193rd) Currently on loan at Monaco in France

Abdillahi Ahmed

32 goals scored in 51 games for Djibouti(202nd) Joined French Giants Marseille for £11.25million

Brock Rockhard

36 goals scored in 68 games for Turks and Caicos(150th)

Rocky Brittus Jr.

21 goals scored in 26 games for Cook Islands(201st)

Long Tym Toon

44 goals scored in 80 games for Guam(195th)

Jim Bowman

42 goals scored in 63 games for Brunei(200th)

Bjorgvin Radebe

25 goals scored in 52 games for Anguilla(208th) Signed for Italian Serie A side Novaro for £1.9million

Ben Goldsmith

23 goals scored in 43 games for Bhutan(191st)

Emilio do Carmo

15 goals scored in 17 games for East Timor(207th) Bayern Munich, Fiorentina and Valencia all showing interest

Milton Macho

18 goals scored in 44 games for American Samoa(204th) Finally off the Bottom

David Ginsburg

20 goals scored in 48 games for Andorra(196th)

Des Tiny

44 goals scored in 70 games for Montserrat(145th)

Paolo Bambino

35 goals scored in 42 games for Papua New Guinea(181st)

Josh McLachlan

21 goals scored in 33 games for San Marino(179th)

Matius Watkai

16 goals scored in 44 games for Sao Tome(153rd) Joined Aston Villa for £5.75million

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Fiorentina interested, please sign me :p 15 in 17 for my country too which is pretty good.

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Fiorentina interested, please sign me :p 15 in 17 for my country too which is pretty good.

Its a good return in goals to games but you seem to be lacking on the cap front compared to everyone else

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80 caps fookn hell I likey I mus Neva be injured and Guam must have alot of matches :)

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I've holidayed to the next update, and some of the players have been in great form on the international scene. One nation has climbed to 46th in the World, and none of our players countries are sitting in the bottom spot of the rankings. But you'll have to wait to find out.

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Update January 1st 2021

This update also includes the biography page of each player so far.

All goals and caps are for 2020 only

Thomas Weir

5 goals scored in 6 games for Eritrea(134th) Named African footballer of the year runner-up

Biography

James Sawyer

4 goals scored in 6 games for Mauritania(46th) Yes you read that correctly in the top 50, spent the 1st half of the year on loan at Besiktas, currently on loan at Fiorentina

Biography

Brendon Hedger

5 goals scored in 6 games for Samoa(194th)

Biography

Ed Lawrence

11 goals scored in 12 games for Macau(128th)Named Asian player of the year

Biography

Blackthorn Price

3 goals scored in 6 games for Somalia(117th)

Biography

Amanaki Vaikona

3 goals scored in 3 games for Tonga(198th)

Biography

Abdillahi Ahmed

3 goals scored in 6 games for Djibouti(207th)

Biography

Brock Rockhard

16 goals scored in 15 games for Turks and Caicos(144th)

Biography

Rocky Brittus Jr.

5 goals scored in 5 games for Cook Islands(187th) Currently on loan at Rennes in France

Biography

Long Tym Toon

3 goals scored in 8 games for Guam(204th) Currently on loan at Spanish side Valencia

Biography

Jim Bowman

7 goals scored in 9 games for Brunei(200th)

Biography

Bjorgvin Radebe

3 goals scored in 5 games for Anguilla(206th)

Biography

Ben Goldsmith

5 goals scored in 6 games for Bhutan(173rd)

Biography

Emilio do Carmo

11 goals scored in 10 games for East Timor(171st)

Biography

Milton Macho

3 goals scored in 4 games for American Samoa(197th) Transfer listed by request

Biography

David Ginsburg

5 goals scored in 7 games for Andorra(138th) A big climb up for Andorra there

Biography

Des Tiny

6 goals scored in 14 games for Montserrat(168th)

Biography

Paolo Bambino

8 goals scored in 5 games for Papua New Guinea(181st) Named Oceania Player of the year

Biography

Josh McLachlan

5 goals scored in 7 games for San Marino(118th) A big leap for San Marino in the rankings

Biography

Matius Watkai

2 goals scored in 5 games for Sao Tome(186th)

Biography

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Update January 1st 2022

Thomas Weir

36 goals scored in 54 caps for Eritrea(174th)

James Sawyer

43 goals scored in 54 caps for Mauritania(85th)

Brendon Hedger

57 goals scored in 54 games for Samoa(189th) Joined French Giants Lyon for £8million

Ed Lawrence

92 goals scored in 101 games for Macau(149th) Named Asian Player of the Year

Blackthorn Price

46 goals scored in 65 games for Somalia(106th)

Amanaki Vaikona

17 goals scored in 31 games for Tonga(204th) Joined Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal on a free transfer

Abdillahi Ahmed

42 goals scored in 67 games for Djibouti(165th) Joined French side Montpellier for £5.25million

Brock Rockhard

61 goals scored in 93 games for Turks and Caicos(163rd) Joined European Giants Man Utd for £5.25million

Rocky Brittus Jr.

27 goals scored in 33 games for Cook Islands(172nd) Joined Dutch Powerhouse PSV for £1.3million

Long Tym Toon

56 goals scored in 101 games for Guam(201st) Made his loan move to Valencia permanent for £4.2million

Jim Bowman

53 goals scored in 87 games for Brunei(197th)

Bjorgvin Radebe

34 goals scored in 67 games for Anguilla(184th)

Ben Goldsmith

31 goals scored in 53 games for Bhutan(185th)

Emilio do Carmo

27 goals scored in 28 games for East Timor(198th)

Milton Macho

22 goals scored in 35 games for American Samoa(208th) Back to the bottom of the pile

David Ginsburg

30 goals scored in 62 games for Andorra(133rd)

Des Tiny

52 goals scored in 92 games for Montserrat(169th)

Paolo Bambino

49 goals scored in 54 games for Papua New Guinea(157th) Named Oceania Player of the Year, Moving to Lyon for £11.5million

Josh McLachlan

31 goals scored in 49 games for San Marino(122nd)

Matius Watkai

25 goals scored in 58 games for Sao Tome(167th)

This may be the last update I post for this as there seems to be a distinct lack of interest in it. Over 48 hours ago I posted an update that has been viewed by nearly 100 people but none chose to post, so I looked back over the thread and out of 19 people, only 8 posted more than once and of the remaining 11, 3 never posted at all. Now for 10 seasons worth of updates it averages just under 4 posts per update, and just over 1 post per day since the thread started(these figures do not include my posts). So the winner may be declared from the standings from this update.

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Shame, but i understand and i think quite a few other people would feel the same way.

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Sad to here Jim but its probably because the people who signed up probably forgot they were actually in the game in my Singapore Challenge i think i have about 3-6 regular people who post comments and thats out of 12 it is frustrating i know that :)

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Sorry about not posting, just haven't seen a need to do so, but I will state that I have been reading fully and following it closely.

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Hi Jim. your doing a fantastic job with this. I've been busy trying to find somewhere else to live, got to move out of where I am by the 24th. I looking in when I get chance and post if time allows it.

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sorry. i check this a lot, but my career seems so uneventful that i haven't seen the need to comment. Been enjoying this though.

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You notice how mentioning the lack of interest brings all the lurkers out of the woodwork :p

Not that I'm any less guilty - I've definitely not been as active as I could have been considering how often I'm hanging around CSE.

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I do apologise for the lack of activity. I've had a lot going on in real life, and when I do get spare time, It is normally used for attempting (and failing) some of the challenges.

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You notice how mentioning the lack of interest brings all the lurkers out of the woodwork :p

Your not wrong there Biscotti

I would've thought the drastic increase in the rankings of some nations might have given people a reason to post, or even that they were stuck at clubs that were not playing them to their full potential or even playing them at all. One player is even sitting on 199 CA and I would be expecting them to be in the running for WPOTY.

I want to complete this cause far too many of these threads don't make it past 5 seasons, so I might just continue holidaying to see how the next couple years pan out.

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I realise that this is my first comment in this game, but have been following the career of Paolo Bambino with interest and his efforts with PNG. Very pleased with his career, good if not spectacular, to be named Oceania player of year 5 times is great achievement, and now hopefully can extend that with moving to Lyon.

Again sorry for lack of involvement, but please KUTGW

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Back to the signup, I'm still stuck with Villa :(

Need to start banging in the goals and get some interest :D

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This is a 2 year update

Update January 1st 2024

Thomas Weir

41 goals scored in 65 games for Eritrea(118th)

James Sawyer

46 goals scored in 60 games for Mauritania(116th) Joined RC Lens on a free transfer in the summer of 2022

Brendon Hedger

62 goals scored in 62 games for Samoa(204th) Joined Man City in the summer of 2022, before joining Spurs in the summer of 2023 both transfers cost £15.25million

Ed Lawrence

111 goals scored in 127 games for Macau(178th) Named Asian Player of the year for 2022

Blackthorn Price

70 goals scored in 79 games for Somalia(78th)

Amanaki Vaikona

24 goals scored in 42 games for Tonga(207th)

Abdillahi Ahmed

47 goals scored in 83 games for Djibouti(155th) Fulham and Sunderland both showing interest

Brock Rockhard

79 goals scored in 113 games for Turks & Caicos(153rd)

Rocky Brittus Jr.

33 goals scored in 42 games for Cook Islands(196th) Currently transfer listed

Long Tym Toon

65 goals scored in 118 games for Guam(203rd) Currently on loan at Monaco

Jim Bowman

64 goals scored in 96 games for Brunei(193rd)

Bjorgvin Radebe

43 goals scored in 87 games for Anguilla(195th) Currently transfer listed

Ben Goldsmith

36 goals scored in 63 games for Bhutan(158th) Transfer listed by request

Emilio do Carmo

31 goals scored in 39 games for East Timor(208th) Bottom of the rankings pile

Milton Macho

30 goals scored in 47 games for American Samoa(206th) Joined St Pauli of Germany on a free transfer

David Ginsburg

41 goals scored in 74 games for Andorra(129th)

Des Tiny

62 goals scored in 113 games for Montserrat(173rd)

Paolo Bambino

70 goals scored in 68 games for Papua New Guinea(169th) Named Oceania Player of the Year for 2022

Josh McLachlan

35 goals scored in 64 games for San Marino(140th)

Matius Watkai

34 goals scored in 71 games for Sao Tome(170th)

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31 in 39 is pretty good i guess, but still near the bottom, but i guess someone has to be there.

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Scored a decent amount of goals, good to see Bhutan doing better though.

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I'm loving this, just a shame I'm playing for Arsenal. Come on Blackthorn sign for Villa.

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Update January 1st 2026

Some players are starting to retire from International football, but they still get points for rankings until every player stops playing

Thomas Weir

44 goals scored in 68 matches for Eritrea(132nd)

James Sawyer

47 goals scored in 62 matches for Mauritania(79th)

Brendon Hedger

73 goals scored in 71 matches for Samoa(178th)

Ed Lawrence

126 goals scored in 146 matches for Macau(179th) Joined Valencia in the Summer of 2024 for £3.9million

Blackthorn Price

71 goals scored in 85 matches for Somalia(67th)

Amanaki Vaikona

28 goals scored in 53 matches for Tonga(203rd) Named 2025 Oceania Player of the Year

Abdillahi Ahmed

52 goals scored in 89 matches for Djibouti(185th)

Brock Rockhard

92 goals scored in 131 matches for Turks & Caicos(153rd)

Rocky Brittus Jr.

38 goals scored in 50 matches for Cook Islands(197th) Transfer listed by request

Long Tym Toon

73 goals scored in 137 matches for Guam(204th) Joined Sunderland for £3.2million in 2024 before Joining Stuttgart a year later for £1.2million

Jim Bowman

80 goals scored in 114 matches for Brunei(188th) On loan at Chievo

Bjorgvin Radebe

52 goals scored in 105 matches for Anguilla(201st) Joined U.A.E. side Al-Ain in 2024

Ben Goldsmith

41 gaosl scored in 72 matches for Bhutan(195th) Joined Nimes of France for Free

Emilio do Carmo

34 goals scored in 47 matches for East Timor(208th)

Milton Macho

32 goals scored in 54 matches for American Samoa(205th)

David Ginsburg

42 goals scored in 91 matches for Andorra(176th)

Des Tiny

81 goals scored in 139 matches for Montserrat(180th)

Paolo Bambino

80 goals scored in 73 matches for Papua New Guinea(202nd) Named 2024 Oceania Player of the Year

Josh McLachlan

41 goals scored in 81 matches for San Marino(146th)

Matius Watkai

34 goals scored in 74 matches for Sao Tome(184th) On loan at Chievo

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Not doing too well still, but at least i'm not at the bottom of the table.

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Jim you nearly made me cry then pfff joining Sunderland with the name toon in god he would of been hung and quarterd at the Stadium of Shyte

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