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On your game do you have any great players from shocking footballing countries? Not necessarily from your own team but around the world, on one of my saves there is a great cb from thailand but i suppose Thailand aren't shocking, i also have an average regen for Newcastle who is from Tuvalu.

Slightly Off Topic to the question but it seems when you get far into the game above average nations get a lot weaker as the regens they produce get a lot worse. For example a good country like Croatia, or Nigeria, don't seem to produce anyone that special

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On 13 I saw a Chinese striker with 5* potential playing for Castilla (Real Madrid's Reserves), 17 or 18 years old with 18 finishing, tried to get him for Southampton after coming 3rd in the league, wanted £30m+ for him without appearing a single time for the 1st team

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Not that abscure but I saw a Norwegian Centre Mid become the best player in the world. He was about 6 ft 5 as well :lol:

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I had a wonder striker from Cape Verde on FM12, I was managing Prestatyn of Wales and sold him to Parma for £7.25million after 2 seasons, broke numerous scoring records for me. I will upload a screenshot later.

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In a holiday save on fm14 the best player in the world was from Israel, and help them end runner ups in the 2022 World Cup :0

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Had a player from the Cook Islands who was an amazing striker years back

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2 Indonesians a while back in my team in my final FM2012 save. In no other save ever before or after have I seen any good Indonesian wonderkids emerge. It's like waiting for a bus. Nothing for ages and then 2, and then... nothing...

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I had a wonder striker from Cape Verde on FM12, I was managing Prestatyn of Wales and sold him to Parma for £7.25million after 2 seasons, broke numerous scoring records for me. I will upload a screenshot later.

Here's mine, Carlos Pedros Rodrigues PROFILE and CAREER SUMMARY, note his first season with me

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Henrik Larsson is half Cape Verdean, like I presume that guy is, considering he started playing in The Netherlands. So it happened irl, and is not very weird really

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91 goals in one season! I know it's the welsh league but wow.. any other screenshots or info is interesting to read so keep it coming!

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In FM12 had a world class right winger from Guinea Bissau and he didn't have dual nationality with Portugal. Was runner up for Golden Ball on several occasions. One of my favorite reg gens ever. I've also had a world class CB/RB from Chad but that was because I set my nationality as Chadian.

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Way back on CM03/04, I signed a fantastic striker from Mayotte.

Dont even think Mayotte has been in FM for like the last 10 years.

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Had an insane DM from Burkina Faso. It was still impressive with how good he was.

Seen loads from the likes of China, Korea, Ghana and Scandinavia etc. etc.

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on my fm12, couldnt get work permits for 2 russians, then we managed to get one for a kid from thailand i think it was, didnt read his ratings much just had a funny name like cok or something, so i signed him up, turned out to be a goal machine, in the WPL, 45 goals for my airbus team

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do you find these players because of certain leagues selected, or is it random?

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Here's mine, Carlos Pedros Rodrigues PROFILE and CAREER SUMMARY, note his first season with me
Not calling you a cheat or anything but are you telling me you haven't tweaked this boy? ye cant get 3 goals a game from most top strikers in a good team, never mind a team within a poor league.?

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I had a young kid from Mongolia in my journeyman save, took him to every team i went to - I thought I was doing him a service by learning different cultures and languages, signed him for free to OFK Belgrade, then onto PAOK then Sparta Prague, Ajax and we both finished up at Dortmund, 12 consecutive league titles in 5 nations and over 150 goals scored lead him to be on of the best midfielders id ever had

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Slightly Off Topic to the question but it seems when you get far into the game above average nations get a lot weaker as the regens they produce get a lot worse. For example a good country like Croatia, or Nigeria, don't seem to produce anyone that special

The newgens at some Croatian clubs are potentially world class, was scouting their newgens and some at Dinamo Zagreb were potentially 150+ one being 180 I think.

Anyway, I'd say North Korea, CM ended up displacing Iniesta at Barcelona on FM12. On FM14 haven't gone that far and wide yet, though a good Madagascan midfielder was plying his trade in the Premiership. Forgot what team it was for.

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On FM13 I briefly managed a World Class goalkeeper newgen from China. Didn't get to manage him much as the clubs previous manager had annoyed him and he was leaving on a free transfer. I couldn't even buy him when I moved on to Bayern Munich as he hated me as well by the time he left.

I think it was FM10 when I got bored of my save I load up Genie Scout and found that potentially the best player in the world was a South African striker who had spent his whole career at Kaizer Chiefs. I played another season or so and despite my best efforts to scout Africa he never appeared in any report, no wonder he never left and lived up to his potential.

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On fm 11 I had a world class striker from Malta. He came through my youth team. His name was Duncan Galea.

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I saw a lot of players from strange countries become very good players in FM11, but the most memorable was a North Korean D C who one of my scouts found. Tried signing him with Tromsdalen in Norway, but I was determined to sign him on as a talent rather than a first team player so I lost him to FC Copenhagen. Fast forward a few years and he is dominating for Barcelona. Other than I remember finding some decent newgens in Uzbekistan (I was always keeping an eye on Paxtakor Toshkent's newgens).

In FM14 I've found no newgens from obscure countries apart from a Singaporean D C that I have signed, but he isn't a wonderkid and it looks unlikely that he will develop past being a decent player.

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Way back, in maybe 06 or 08 or something, a Papau New Guinean regen midfielder was the best player in the world. Got snapped up by Real Madrid as soon as he appeared and dominated world football for years. Tried to buy him a few times but absolutely no dice.

Never seen a regen as good as him before or since.

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How did your scouts find these regens? were they already at decent clubs or were they plying their trades in their local leagues?

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Currently got this bloke. Does he count? No secondary nations. Started in India before moving to Saudi Arabia then to me.

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Also have a Saudi in my first team.

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I had a double Ballon D'Or winner come from Comoros although he was found in PSG's academy so his first nationality may have been French, but he put them on the footballing map.

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Just had a sri lankan cb come through now in the BSS, haha terrible player but oh well

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Slightly Off Topic to the question but it seems when you get far into the game above average nations get a lot weaker as the regens they produce get a lot worse. For example a good country like Croatia, or Nigeria, don't seem to produce anyone that special

Nigeria are ranked no1 in the world for me, having won ACON & the World Cup. Slovakia are ranked no2 having won the Euros and lost to Nigeria in the WC final. Meanwhile Brazil/Argentina/France etc have amazing regens but are all languishing in the 20-30ish sort of rank, and barely get through group stages of major tournaments. My save has definitely got a bit weird, I have a Japanese ST who is the world's best (most expensive) player atm, a world class Swiss GK and a ridiculously good, 5* potential (although very injury prone) Greek AML. It's gone beyond the stage where I can argue about realism any more! :D

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a guy from fluminese called robert such a young talent for 15

Thats Brazil. :D

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I had a Belarussian Right Winger and an Angolan Right back who were mainstays of my all conquering Coventry City side in FM09 - infact Nikolas Razmylovich won the Ballon D'Or

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I had a wonder striker from Cape Verde on FM12, I was managing Prestatyn of Wales and sold him to Parma for £7.25million after 2 seasons, broke numerous scoring records for me. I will upload a screenshot later.
Here's mine, Carlos Pedros Rodrigues PROFILE and CAREER SUMMARY, note his first season with me
Still no response that tells me you are an editor.

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The fact he's at Parma and he isn't 20 on everything might show it's legit

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FM 2007, not exactly wonderkids but more like decent players from interesting countries:

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Academy player, was our 3rd choice AML.

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Signed him from Xazar for a couple of K Euros. He got better and better and in his last season with us (when 28-29) he was also retrained as a striker. Then sold to Schalke for 9 million Euros. Note that regen face has been added in Paint from FM 12 or 13 since I used his profile in a couple of stories. :)

Also, one club in Serbia (I forgot which) has got a very good Chinese Taipei DC generated in its academy.

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Finally a screenshot! all great abilities for his position Sudan and Azerbaijan are nations i've never seen come about before

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Once had a central African Republic DMC in FM12 played in my AC Milan team and was unbeatable cost £23m in his early tenties from parma i think , in fm13 had a Chadian goalkeeper in my arsenal team paid £8m from him from a saudi team.

I have saw some bizarre seconf nationality combos down the years irish/swaziland, iceland/burundi, scotland/panama bost of these guys were rank regens or lower league journey men

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On 2011 i had a Burkina Faso Center Back, and an Algerian Central Midfielder, both were among the top 3 players by position in the world, and were multiple Champions League winners.

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Canadian striker in 2013 that ended up being a star player for me, I was quite happy with that since I am Canadian. I often wonder though if the game is designed to give you a decent player or two from your own country? Seems like every season I get a couple Canadians in my youth system because I am Canadian in the game too.

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