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Rico Alvarez's Management Career - January 2025 - Fútbol Club Lusitans

Friendlies

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A nice set of clean sheets.

Transfers

Djibril Mendy - at £1,5K from a Senegalese side Dakar SC I'd say he was a real bargain.

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Rico Alvarez's Management Career - February 2025 - Fútbol Club Lusitans

Lliga Grup Sant Eloi

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Not being in Europe anymore seems to have helped us.

Youth Intake

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I can see Rocha becoming very useful.

Filipe Rocha

Rodrigo Prata

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1 hour ago, Rikulec said:

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Rico Alvarez's Management Career - February 2025 - Fútbol Club Lusitans

Youth Intake

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I can see Rocha becoming very useful.

Filipe Rocha

Rodrigo Prata

Another good youth intake with a very talented prospect!

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2 hours ago, coady said:

Another good youth intake with a very talented prospect!

It's just a shame we don't seem to be getting these talented youngsters with decent personalities. Hopefully this will come with time.

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Rico Alvarez's Management Career - March 2025 - Fútbol Club Lusitans

Lliga Grup Sant Eloi

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That's nine league wins in a row now, not bad.

Copa Constitució

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We haven't conceded a single goal in the cup since 2022.

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6 hours ago, tyler16 said:

What does the squad make up of other Andorran clubs look like? Primarily Andorran/Spanish, I'd imagine?

That's right, there are also some Portuguese guys who played for Lusitans at some point.

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Rico Alvarez's Management Career - April 2025 - Fútbol Club Lusitans

Lliga Grup Sant Eloi

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So far we've won all 13 league games since getting eliminated from the Europa League. Five titles in a row now!

Copa Constitució

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Easy.

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Rico Alvarez's Management Career - May 2025 - Fútbol Club Lusitans

Lliga Grup Sant Eloi

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A strong end to the season. We've equalled last season's points total, got one more win and scored four more goals in the end.

Copa Constitució

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Our great defensive run is over. :(

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Rico Alvarez's Management Career - Season Review - 2024/25 - Fútbol Club Lusitans

Lliga Grup Sant Eloi

Results (regular season) - Results (championship group)

Competition Performance: Winners

At the beginning we struggled to cope with playing both in the league and the Europa League, but after getting knocked out in the group stage we won all 15 games, showing our dominance and the gulf in quality between us and the rest of the teams in the country.

Copa Constitució

Competition Performance: Winners

Three in a row now.

Supercopa andorrana

Competition Performance: Winners

A dominant performance.

UEFA Champions League

Competition Performance: Second Qualifying Round

We managed to get past the first round for the second time in a row, this time being seeded. Salzburg were way too strong though.

UEFA Europa League

Competition Performance: Group Stage

An amazing performance in which we managed to win two games and finish 3rd in the group. This should do wonders to our coefficient.

Squad

We have two XIs and both are capable of dominating the league. We're only strengthening for Europe now.

Transfers - Finances

Once again quite a big turnover of players, something I always do. Not all the new players made an impact, but overall I'm happy with the business we've done.

Financially we're stronger than ever, although it's going to change once we start developing our facilities again.

Player of the Season

1st - José Pedro Seixas - finally! The most hyped player of this thread has started to perform as well as his attributes would suggest. My theory is that it was Batista's departure that forced him to fill his shoes and become the biggest star of the team. I'm seriously worried that we could lose him this summer though, just look at the teams who are interested.

2nd - Valter Fernandes - the 16-year-old fullback is already making a huge impact. He keeps developing steadily, and let's not forget he already was a wonderfully rounded player when he came through the youth intake. I can see him achieving big things in a few years, the talent is certainly there.

3rd - Manuel Silva - on paper he had a strong rival for his place in the team in Odilávio, but he ended up comfortably winning this rivalry and scoring some crucial goals for us, including a hat-trick in the Copa Constitució final. We're paying him quite a lot, but I'd say he's proven he's worth it.

Next Season

At this point we really have to be aiming for the European group stages.

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Nice looking squad, happy to see Seixas finally coming good. Interested to see what type of players you can bring in over the summer.

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56 minutes ago, tyler16 said:

Nice looking squad, happy to see Seixas finally coming good. Interested to see what type of players you can bring in over the summer.

Thanks! I already have a few transfers lined up for the window, and I'm definitely not stopping there. We're going to be even stronger next season. :thup:

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Rico Alvarez's Management Career - Season Preview - 2025/26 - Fútbol Club Lusitans

Board Expectations:

Lliga Grup Sant Eloi: Win it
Copa Constitució: Win it
Supercopa andorrana: Not important
UEFA Champions League: Second Qualifying Round

My Expectations:

Lliga Grup Sant Eloi: Not impor... I mean, win it.
Copa Constitució: Not important.
Supercopa andorrana: Not important.
UEFA Champions League: Give it our absolute best.

Budgets:

Transfer: £3,820,056
Wage: £42,835 (currently spending £13,930)
Balance: £5,873,420

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Rico Alvarez's Management Career - Pre-Season - 2025/26 - Fútbol Club Lusitans

Friendlies

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We took on some recognisable reserve teams this year.

Transfers

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On paper we've never brought in so much quality in a transfer window before.

Tony Sousa - I don't know what Rio Ave were thinking, but if he still has room for development, he's going to be absolutely amazing.

Mame Ly - some amazing mental attributes for an 18-year-old.

João Silva - a handy, relatively experienced centre back.

Orlando Redondo - an even better centre back.

Leonardo Chão - a classy, beautifully rounded winger.

Márcio Aleixo - amazing in the air, hopefully just as good on the ground.

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9 minutes ago, oche balboa said:

Great stuff 

 

what leagues you running? 

Cheers! I included the leagues I've loaded in the opening post, here's the screenshot:

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At one point I removed Armenia, Faroe Islands, Luxembourg, and San Marino though.

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Rico Alvarez's Management Career - July 2025 - Fútbol Club Lusitans

UEFA Champions League

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****'s sake. I'm starting to hate the away goals rule! This could be a big setback, I seriously hope we can make up for it in the Europa League.

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Rico Alvarez's Management Career - August 2025 - Fútbol Club Lusitans

UEFA Europa League

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We started off horribly, conceding twice in Norway, but then got firing and didn't stop until the end. The season is officially saved.

Transfers

Paulo Pinho - our talented right back had to be sold to Vitória, but we got him back until the end of the season.

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I'm not sure what to expect from Zorya, but Bayer and Young Boys are going to give us a proper hard time (Jesus, that sounds wrong).

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8 hours ago, Rikulec said:

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I'm not sure what to expect from Zorya, but Bayer and Young Boys are going to give us a proper hard time (Jesus, that sounds wrong).

Sod young boys being good, you should get out that group or am I underestimating Young Boys

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3 hours ago, SmileFaceGamer said:

Sod young boys being good, you should get out that group or am I underestimating Young Boys

You'll see in the next update that you've indeed underestimated them. :D

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14 hours ago, Rikulec said:

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Rico Alvarez's Management Career - Pre-Season - 2025/26 - Fútbol Club Lusitans

Transfers

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On paper we've never brought in so much quality in a transfer window before.

Tony Sousa - I don't know what Rio Ave were thinking, but if he still has room for development, he's going to be absolutely amazing.

Mame Ly - some amazing mental attributes for an 18-year-old.

João Silva - a handy, relatively experienced centre back.

Orlando Redondo - an even better centre back.

Leonardo Chão - a classy, beautifully rounded winger.

Márcio Aleixo - amazing in the air, hopefully just as good on the ground.

Some really good signings there, one or two more years before you have a squad that can compete across the board in European Group Stages at this rate.

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2 minutes ago, coady said:

Some really good signings there, one or two more years before you have a squad that can compete across the board in European Group Stages at this rate.

Our reputation is steadily improving, we've hit 1,5* this season, so hopefully you're right!

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Rico Alvarez's Management Career - September 2025 - Fútbol Club Lusitans

Lliga Grup Sant Eloi

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So far we seem to have avoided the European hiccup. Interesting to see my first club FS Massana make it to the top tier for the first time in their history.

Supercopa andorrana

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A good start to the domestic season.

UEFA Europa League

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They ripped us to shreds with long shots and set pieces.

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2 hours ago, Rikulec said:

UEFA Europa League

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They ripped us to shreds with long shots and set pieces.

I look like a massive idiot now

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1 hour ago, SmileFaceGamer said:

I look like a massive idiot now

Don't worry about that, we've all been there. :lol:

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24 minutes ago, TheWednesday said:

Following pal, love a save in Andorra!

Cheers, I'm glad you're enjoying it. :thup:

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Rico Alvarez's Management Career - October 2025 - Fútbol Club Lusitans

Lliga Grup Sant Eloi

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We beat a 28-year-old league record of games won in a row and we're not going to stop there.

UEFA Europa League

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The defeat in Germany was heartbreaking as we came back from two goals down only to concede once again in the 88th minute. We did manage a point against Zorya though despite them being the better team.

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Unlucky result in Germany, but doesn't look like you're a million miles away at all - one or two quality additions might do it. 

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21 minutes ago, TheWednesday said:

Unlucky result in Germany, but doesn't look like you're a million miles away at all - one or two quality additions might do it. 

To be honest, they played a heavily rotated squad with plenty of youngsters. The gap in quality is visible, but we're steadily improving.

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Rico Alvarez's Management Career - November 2025 - Fútbol Club Lusitans

Lliga Grup Sant Eloi

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No longer perfect as we've had some serious difficulty scoring goals in the past three games. Must be the hiccup getting to us after all.

UEFA Europa League

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A stupidly given away penalty against Bayer and a 90th minute goal against Young Boys left us without any points after two epically fought battles. Devastating.

Transfers

Oumar Guèye - the fact he only comes in as a rotation option really shows how far we've come in terms of squad quality.

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Woah. If there's one job I could never turn down, it's probably this one. I attended the interview, this could be a huge turning point.

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Rico Alvarez's Management Career - December 2025 - Fútbol Club Lusitans

Lliga Grup Sant Eloi

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Perfect at the back, not so good up front. Two more points dropped.

UEFA Europa League

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Turns out a bunch of Portuguese players can't handle a trip to Ukraine in December very well.

Transfers

Mathieu Meunier - Marseille decided he wasn't good enough for them, I'm not going to complain!

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So yeah, I've received this offer. In all honesty, I've been thinking about when I should leave Lusitans for a long time. Of course playing in the Europa League is a great achievement for an Andorran team. On the other hand, I feel it would take a big jump in quality to go much further than just appearing in the group stages and getting some points here and there. Maybe we'd fluke a 2nd place once, maybe even a Champions League place one day. This was always supposed to be a career save though, and Rico Alvarez has been much bigger than Lusitans for quite some time now.

Five league titles. Four supercups. Three cups. Three Europa League group stage appearances.

Turning professional, massive upgrades to the club's facilities, effectively creating an amazing youth academy with potential to produce a wonderkid if they get lucky. Millions in the bank.

Club icon status.

It's been great, but it's time to move on.

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Rico Alvarez's Management Career - New Club - R.C.D. Mallorca SAD

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Our protagonist's real career begins here.

Club Name: Real Club Deportivo Mallorca
Nickname: Los Bermellones
Year Founded: 1916
Status: Professional
Stadium: Son Moix (23,142 all-seater)

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Compared to Lusitans, this is a club with a massive history. They won the Copa Del Rey in 2003 and came third in La Liga in 1999 and 2001. This is of course distant past, but there definitely is some success to look up to.

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It's the 24th of January and we sit 6th in a very open league with 20 games still to play. We're probably not catching Eibar, but a promotion challenge could well be on the cards if we perform well right off the bat. My reign will begin with a trip to Deportivo, which should prove a good test.

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Rico Alvarez's Management Career - January 2026 - R.C.D. Mallorca SAD

LaLiga 2

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We struggled until I decided to try and plug in the tactic I developed at Lusitans. Nice to win my first game in charge, especially when other teams around us drop points.

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You made great work in Andorra.Welcome to Spain and good luck!:thup:P.S This away goal rule is always a nightmare for me..

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Just now, Sheriff7 said:

You made great work in Andorra.Welcome to Spain and good luck!:thup:

Thanks a lot mate. :thup:

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Rico Alvarez's Management Career - February 2026 - R.C.D. Mallorca SAD

LaLiga 2

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The defeat at Levante means it will be extremely difficult to get automatic promotion. We have a comfortable advantage over Albacete though, play-offs should definitely be the aim for us.

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I've already arranged two transfers coming in at the beginning of July. I also fully expect the Czech Republic to win the World Cup at some point in this save.

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