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    A little history on Ramalho

    Muricy Ramalho (born November 30, 1955) is a Brazilian head coach and former football player born in São Paulo. On July 23, 2010, it was reported that he had been offered the post of the coach of the Brazilian national football team, replacing the sacked Dunga. However, his team at the time, Fluminense, refused to release him for the job. Between 2006 and 2008, he led São Paulo to three consecutive national championships. In 2010, he also led Fluminense to the title. Ramalho is also known by his paulistano accent, usually speaking expressions from this dialect.

    After working for Internacional, including taking them to runners up in the Campeonato Brasileiro de 2005, on January 3, 2006, ten years later he came back to São Paulo and signed a one-year contract. He was the head coach of São Paulo for three years, winning the Série A three times in a row. His methods and the playing style of his team did not win universal admiration, however. After being eliminated from the Libertadores Cup in 2009 to Cruzeiro, his fourth consecutive elimination from the tournament, the board fired him.

    More about Muricy Ramalho on Wikipedia

    The FM15 Tactics Of Ramalho

    This wonderful tactic was tried and tested with Chivas Guadalajara.

    The team is deep in debt which made winning matches even more important. I sacrificed the development of some players so that I would be able to obtain results which would keep the team head and shoulders above the rest of teams in the division. Some players tried there best to make the job almost impossible for me, constantly disrupting the dressing room and trying to ruin the unity I was trying to build. Despite all of these circumstances I topped the division conceding the less amount of goals and scoring the 2nd most.

    For these tactics to really be successful use fast players. It's obvious not all of your players will have acceleration which is above 16, but I suggest leaving out players who have speed under 12. In game management is necessary, it is not necessarily a plug and play tactic. You may think that the system may not suit wingers, so instead you can play them as strikers and unleash them on your opposition.


    The creator of this magnificent tactic is no other than Roberto.Mancini so continue to show your support and go over to to view a wide selection of tactics he has created based on some coaches you know and also some you may not know.

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    A little history

    This tactic was utilized by Carlo Ancelotti while with AC Milan during the period 2001-2009. Ancelotti was appointed Milan manager on 6 November 2001, after Fatih Terim was sacked due to poor results. He was inheriting another recently trophyless team in Milan, as the Rossoneri had floundered domestically and in Europe since their last Scudetto victory in 1999. In his first full season, Ancelotti soon had Milan back in European competition, leading them to the semi-finals of the 2001–02 UEFA Cup.

    The following season, Ancelotti, who was heavily criticized by club owner Silvio Berlusconi due to his defensive tactics, was able to adopt a creative play in Milan while making several roster changes. He made Dida, still maligned for his 2000–01 Champions League howler against Leeds United, his new starting goalkeeper barely a month into the 2002–03 season, while converting budding attacking midfielder Andrea Pirlo to a defensive playmaker and playing him behind Rui Costa. At the same time, Filippo Inzaghi and Andriy Shevchenko were dominant and dynamic.

    Milan won the 2003 UEFA Champions League Final, beating Juventus 3–2 on penalties at Old Trafford and also won the 2003 Coppa Italia Final. It was a sweet revenge for him as Juventus brutally sacked him and to add insult, Marcello Lippi was re-hired for a second tenure and won back to back Serie A titles. The following season, Milan took home the Scudetto in 2004. Under Ancelotti's reign, Milan were also back-to-back Serie A runners-up to Juventus in 2004–05 and2005–06 (both Scudettis were later wiped from the record books of Juventus due to Juventus's involvement in the Calciopoli scandal) and lost the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final to Liverpool, losing 2–3 on penalties after a 3–3 draw in normal time; having been 3–0 up at halftime.

    Two years later, though, Milan avenged their defeat to Liverpool with a 2–1 win at the Olympic Stadium in Athens in the 2007 UEFA Champions League Final, leading to Ancelotti's second Champions League trophy as Milan coach and his fourth title overall, having also won it twice as a Milan player in 1989 and 1990. He also won the FIFA Club World Cup in 2007, the first manager to do so with a European club. Ancelotti announced his resignation from Milan less than an hour following their 2–0 victory over Fiorentina on 31 May 2009.

    The FM15 tactic tested with FC Basel

    This was the complete opposite to my time with Chivas. Every single player in the squad worked hard to help the team to reach the heights that they were at by the mid season break. I constantly rotated my squad any players with condition under 96 were relegated to the bench. This guaranteed me two things. My team would always be fresh and there would be constant competition for play in my squad.

    The only problem with this Basel squad was that majority of the players were slow players, some coming to the end of there careers. I gave them hope and purpose; they believed in me and for that they are top of the table with ease by Christmas. They repaid me by never complaining about tough training sessions or about not playing two games in a row. They were the best group of players I ever worked with on FM.

    I will show you some of the results so you can see how the team performed using this tactic.


    The creator of this magnificent tactic is no other than Roberto.Mancini so continue to show your support and go over to to view a wide selection of tactics he has created based on some coaches you know and also some you may not know.

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    A little on Unai Emery

    The man, the legend is a Spanish football manager, currently in charge of Sevilla FC.

    During his playing days, spent almost exclusively in Segunda División – 215 matches in seven years – he played as a left midfielder. He subsequently embarked on a managerial career, spending several seasons in La Liga with Valencia, where he led the team to several third-place finishes.

    In 2013 Emery signed with Sevilla, taking the club to consecutive Europa League victories. Emery returned to his country on 14 January 2013, replacing sacked Míchel at the helm of Sevilla. He led the club to the fifth position in his first full season and, on 14 May 2014, also won the Europa League after defeating S.L. Benfica on penalties.

    After finishing the 2014–15 campaign in fifth place, one point behind former club Valencia, Emery again won the Europa League, thus qualifying for the following Champions League. The victory meant that Sevilla became the most successful club in the history of the UEFA Cup/Europa League, with four trophies, and he signed a one-year contract extension on 5 June 2015 which kept him at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium until 2017, after reported interest from West Ham United and S.S.C. Napoli.

    When you speak of Unai Emery you must say he is without a doubt one of the best Spanish managers in the game today. You may ask how can I say such a statement and here is the reasoning. Unai Emery has never inherited a dominating squad like Barcelona or Real Madrid, but you can see through his work his Valencia team was the best of the rest while he was in charge. Even then Barcelona and Real Madrid struggled to beat a team created by Mr Emery.

    Until recently he had a 35 matches unbeaten run at home with Sevilla, astonishing isn't it? That a mid table club could be so dominant at home, 7 matches unbeaten at home for a mid table team is good. Emery's record was 35 matches then you will understand the caliber and the quality of the man. Votilo and Vidal gained call ups to the Spanish national team because of the way they were flourishing under Emery. Bacca is one of the hottest strikers in world football atm. I said all of this to give you an insight on how I view Unai Emery he is long overdue a run with a very big and prestigious team I await the day it happens.

    The FM15 Tactics

    I decided I would try my luck with Zenit St. Petersburg simply because I love the pressure of managing a big club and dealing with the big egos it makes the job harder all the while trying to develop my squad. I got exactly what I set out for Hulk, Garay, Rondon all giving trouble because of my rotation policy all annoyed at not being guaranteed starters. I showed them I was in charge they sat down and embraced the methods of Unai Emery and so now I lead the RPL after 17 games I collected 44 points.

    I will only say one thing and then I shall show you the results, this tactic is extremely fast your players must be very fit to handle such a dynamic way of playing football. I worked very hard during the preseason to prepare my team for the demands of this tactic. Gentlemen and Ladies I give you the Tactics of Unai Emery created by the genius RobertoMancini. Finally I turned Rondon into a beast!!! He followed my methods and did everything I asked of him, now see his stats.


    The creator of this magnificent tactic is no other than Roberto.Mancini so continue to show your support and go over to to view a wide selection of tactics he has created based on some coaches you know and also some you may not know.

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  • 06/27/15--14:00: FM 2015 FLUT skin v2.5
  • FM 2015 FLUT skin v.2.5 [Released 27.06.2015]

    Skin for FM 2015 (1920x1080).

    I'm pleased to present you the version 2.5 of FM FLUTSkin for FM 15.

    A special thanks to all of FM fans and FM skinners that made possible to make the FLUTSkin since FM 2013.

    This skin was made to work properly in 1920x1080 Full Window. So, some panels don’t work properly in other resolutions (and also in 1920x1080 windowed mode).

    In this version the major changes are in:

    • Training Overview Panel
    • Tactics Overview Panel
    • Non Player Profile
    • Background Selector included
    • TV Logos Selector included

    1. In order to see the club/nation kit in titlebar and in player profile you have to use the kits2d as back left logos (duplicate the folder of kits and change the config of the new folder – the code of that config will have to be similar as the following example:

    For clubs:
    <record from="arsenal_1" to="graphics/pictures/club/102476/logo/background/left"/>

    For nations:
    <record from="portugal_1" to="graphics/pictures/nation/788/logo/background/left"/>

    2. In order to see the country locator in club/nation overview I included in the .zip a folder with the name flags (with a folder named big inside of it). You have to put it in the following path:

    Mydocuments/sports interactive/Fm 2015/graphics

    If you already have a folder named flags put the folder big inside that folder.

    3. If you want to create a club cities pack you have to create a folder with pics and put it in mydocs/sports interactive/fm2015/graphics/pictures
    The codes in configs will have to be similar to the following (for each club)

    <record from="1478" to="graphics/pictures/club/1478/background"/>

    Note that in this example 1478 is the code of the club (code of FC Porto).
    If you already have a folder named Backgrounds with your stadium packs you have to organize the folders in order that the citypics folder will be read by the game BEFORE the backgrounds folder (don’t forget the game read the folders in alphabetical order)
    You can already download the MEGAPACK HERE and/or lots of country packs HERE


    Installation Instructions

    Step 1

    Download the skin and extract the files (using either 7-Zip for Windows or The Unarchiver for Mac).

    Step 2

    Move the folder "fm2015flutskin" into your skins folder:

    Win Vista/7/8: C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2015\skins
    Win XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2015\skins
    Mac OS X: /Users/<username>/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2015/skins

    Important: Create the folder "skins" if it doesn't exist.

    Step 3

    Start the game and go to Preferences screen and Interface tab.
    You should see "FM 2015 FLUT skin 2.5” as option in the skin drop down of the Overview box.
    Choose the skin.
    Hit the Confirm button.

    This skin was created by flut.
    Small icon wave flags made by 'necjeff'

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  • 06/27/15--14:15: FM 2015 FLUT DARK skin v2.5
  • FM 2015 FLUT skin DARK VERSION v.2.5 [Released 27.06.2015]

    Skin for FM 2015 (1920x1080).

    I'm pleased to present you the version 2.5 of FM FLUTSkin - Dark Version for FM 15.

    A special thanks to all of FM fans and FM skinners that made possible to make the FLUTSkin since FM 2013.

    This skin was made to work properly in 1920x1080 Full Window. So, some panels don’t work properly in other resolutions (and also in 1920x1080 windowed mode).

    In this version the major changes are in:

    • Training Overview Panel
    • Tactics Overview Panel
    • Non Player Profile
    • Background Selector included
    • TV Logos Selector included

    1. In order to see the club/nation kit in titlebar and in player profile you have to use the kits2d as back left logos (duplicate the folder of kits and change the config of the new folder – the code of that config will have to be similar as the following example:

    For clubs:
    <record from="arsenal_1" to="graphics/pictures/club/102476/logo/background/left"/>

    For nations:
    <record from="portugal_1" to="graphics/pictures/nation/788/logo/background/left"/>

    2. In order to see the country locator in club/nation overview I included in the .zip a folder with the name flags (with a folder named big inside of it). You have to put it in the following path:

    Mydocuments/sports interactive/Fm 2015/graphics

    If you already have a folder named flags put the folder big inside that folder.

    3. If you want to create a club cities pack you have to create a folder with pics and put it in mydocs/sports interactive/fm2015/graphics/pictures
    The codes in configs will have to be similar to the following (for each club)

    <record from="1478" to="graphics/pictures/club/1478/background"/>

    Note that in this example 1478 is the code of the club (code of FC Porto).
    If you already have a folder named Backgrounds with your stadium packs you have to organize the folders in order that the citypics folder will be read by the game BEFORE the backgrounds folder (don’t forget the game read the folders in alphabetical order)
    You can already download the megapack HERE and/or lots of country packs HERE


    Installation Instructions

    Step 1

    Download the skin and extract the files (using either 7-Zip for Windows or The Unarchiver for Mac).

    Step 2

    Move the folder “fm2015flutskindark" into your skins folder:

    Win Vista/7/8: C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2015\skins
    Win XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2015\skins
    Mac OS X: /Users/<username>/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2015/skins

    Create the folder "skins" if it doesn't exist.

    Step 3

    Start the game and go to Preferences screen and Interface tab.
    You should see "FM 2015 FLUT skin – Dark Version 2.5” as option in the skin drop down of the Overview box.
    Choose the skin.
    Hit the Confirm button.


    This skin was created by flut.
    Small icon wave flags made by 'necjeff'

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  • 06/28/15--01:35: FMT'15 Logos
  • This pack includes 7000 logos of clubs. It's intended for use with Football Manager 2015 but it will work with earlier FM versions as well.

    Final v2 Update Features

    • Fixed some club logos.
    • Added new competition logos.
    • Fixed default logos.
    • Added four star Galatasaray logos.

    Final Update Features
    • Fixed some club logos(Turkey, USA, England and India)
    • Added default logos with FMT'15 style

    v2 Update Features
    • Added 110 countrys' clubs logos (7000)
    • All S-N America&Europe, some Asia, Africa club logos.
    • Bg Left and BG Right logos(4700)
    • All Europe and a lot of competition logos(388)
    • All country flags
    • All continents logos

    Ramoscu, AngaraBebesi06, KaanTorunGS and Ozgur Aydin Saricioglu.

    How to add these in your FM

    Step 1

    Download the .zip archive and use a tool such as 7-zip for Windows or The Unarchiver for MacOSX to extract the folders.

    Step 2

    Cut and paste the extracted folder to:
    Windows: \Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2015\graphics\logos\
    Mac OS X: /Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2015/graphics/logos/

    Create folders "graphics" and "logos" if they don't exist already.

    Step 3

    Run Football Manager 2015 and go to: Preferences > Interface

    Click Using caching to decrease page loading times "OFF"
    Click Reload Skin when confirming changes in preferences "ON"

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    Contains 82.718 changes from the 10th of February 2015 until the 1st of July 2015 that happened after the 15.3 database lockdown. Inside the .rar file you can find all texts that contain the database changes, plus the instructions text on how to install correctly the files in your game !

    Make your suggestions and feel free to tell me your ideas either on this topic or the comments below. Hopefully I can do something about it !

    Released: 1 July - 3.2

    Updates are scheduled to be released every 15 days, so you know when to expect the next ones.

    What is included

    • Transfers Update

      1. Transfers from all around the world from the very best leagues to the small ones.
      2. Contract changes to reflect corrected wages.
      3. Managerial changes.
      4. Passed away players / staff are removed from database.
      5. Corrected squad numbers.
      6. In some cases adjusted personal attributes such as height and weight.
      7. Added favorite clubs, favourite staffs and so.
      8. Nationality changes.
    • General Changes

      1. Chairman changes. Newly created chairmans take the place of the ones who left.
      2. Added affiliations between clubs.
      3. New people created that are not in the game, and are not wonderkids.
      4. Stadium removals.
      5. Corrected captains.
    • Injured Players

      1. Players who were injured, corrected injury dates.
      2. Players who were injured, but mistakenly not added to the game.
    • Wonderkids

      1. New young players created, who will become world class players in the future.
      2. In some cases adjusted CA/PA abilities of players under 21, and set wonderkids.
    • Current Ability / Potential Ability Changes

      1. Adjusted stats and current ability attributes.
      2. Adjusted potential ability.

    How will this feature affect our games? Can we play this update without the CA/PA changes?
    Yes, the CA/PA file is a new file beside the others. If you don't want this file, simply don't choose it when you start a new game.

    Installation Instructions

    Step 1

    Extract the downloaded zip file. You'll get 2 folders and 2 .txt files

    Step 2

    Open the "Files" folder.
    Then move the .fmf files you need in your Football Manager 2015 editor data folder:

    Win Vista/7/8: C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2014\editor data\
    Win XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2014\editor data\
    Mac OS X: /Users/<username>/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2014/editor data/

    Create the folder editor data if it doesn't exist.

    Step 3

    Start a new game.

    In case you have more editor data files: When setting up a new game, do not have any other data update files ticked on your Editor Data Files screen except this one.

    Choose only my files if you are not sure about the changes in every file. Many files together from different creators can cause crashes to the game, duplicates and other problems. Avoid using files from different creators.

    Files that add new competitions are OK to have.

    Please consider donating

    For my work I don't get any reward, only thanks. If you want to say thanks in another manner by donating, I can accept any offers in my PayPal account:

    Thanks !


    1 June 2015 - v3.0
    ◘ Added :
    • 49.997 database changes.
    • Missed transfers.
    • Manager changes.
    • 2 new wonderkids : Yassin Fortune and Jeff Reine-Adelaide both from Arsenal .
    • Promotions/Relegations/Cup holders in England until Blue Square North/South , and France until CFA.
    • Some CA/PA changes.
    • Injuries removed from based nations : England , France, Germany , Greece.
    • New injuries added to players like : Diego Alves , Sergio Asenjo , Claudio Marchisio , Daniel Sturridge.
    • Yoshinori Muto , Mainz player created.

    ◘ Missed/Not added :
    • Uefa coefficients/European places. I need firstly the Champions League Final to be finished.
    • Injuries in other nations than the 4, I mentioned.
    • Promotions/Relegations/Cup holders in another nations. Will be completed pack by pack.
    • Many transfers will be missed, as it's summer and every second a new transfer will come out.

    2 May 2015 - v2.2
    • More than 27.335 database changes
    • Missed transfers
    • Manager changes
    • 4 new wonderkids : Toni Trograncic,Federico Valverde,Maximiliano Romero,Caoimhin Kelleher.
    • Parma's -7 points deduction.
    • Many CA/PA changes.
    Known issues
    • You need the official 15.3 patch to make these files work.

    1 April 2015 - v2.1
    • More than 20.363 database changes
    • Missed transfers
    • Manager changes
    Known issues
    • Loans with less than 3 months duration are not included.
    • You need the official 15.3 patch to make these files work.

    15 March 2015 - v2.0
    • More than 13.817 database changes
    • Missed transfers
    • Manager changes
    • Mike Havenaar, HJK player created
    • New wonderkids added, taking the number to 24
    Known issues
    • Cyprus & Indian Superleague, and Agents files have been removed from now, cause I haven't tested them. Although the Agents file should probably work perfect. If you want the agents file, grab the one from my previous pack.
    • You need the official 15.3 patch which includes the winter transfers to make this pack work.

    10 January 2015 - v1.2
    • More than 27.080 database changes
    • Latest worldwide transfers such as Cerci to Milan, Torres to Atletico Madrid, Frank Lampard loan renewal, Steven Gerrard future transfer to LA Galaxy, Lukas Podolski & Xherdan Shaqiri to Inter, and so on...
    Known issues
    • Short term loans (less than 3 months) are not passed
    • Kramaric is currently in Leicester; If something goes wrong with his WP, I will remove him from the next pack

    1 December 2014 - v1.1
    • More than 21.460 database changes
    • Latest worldwide transfers

    15 November 2014 - v1.0
    • More than 15.400 database changes
    • Latest worldwide transfers that happened after the 15.1 database lock-down
    • 7 Japan international players created + Joshua Blake Kennedy (Australian international)
    • Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Saido Berahino abilities changed
    • Created Indian Hero Super League + Cyprus Divisions (1st & 2nd)
    • 18 wonderkids created including Martin Odegaard, Ianis Hagi, Brooklyn Beckham & Xane Zaineddine


    These FM15 Data Packs are created by pr0 on behalf of community.

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    Twitter link:

    Welcome to LFCMarshall's FM15 Summer Transfer update. This update will make a small amount of changes to the game to keep it as up to date and realistic as possible. You can suggest anything either on Facebook or my thread. Changes made include:

    Released: 1st July 2015

    01.07.15 Changes:

    - Italian Promotions and Relegations Serie B-D including Parma's bankruptcy - Created Yoshinuri Muto at Mainz
    - Added players back to Millwall after a mistake on the previous version
    - Latest transfers around the world
    - Latest managerial changes
    - As usual other smaller changes also

    Basic changes include:

    - 83,415 changes to the database
    - over 400 new youth players added across the world
    - over 100 agents added to the game
    - over 50 media and journalists added to the game
    - MLS updated with news rosters and management
    - Usual CA/PA changes
    - Lower English leagues CA/PA changes
    - Staff changes across the major European Leagues (CA/PA and stats)
    - Latest transfers
    - Manager changes
    - Released players
    - Edited European team / Cup winners
    - Relegations and promotions across the world
    - And much, much more!

    Promotions and Relegations:
    England - Premier League to Conference N/S, Scotland - Premiership to League Two, Belgium - Jupiler to Proximus , Germany - Bundesliga, 2. Bundesliga, France - Ligue 1, Ligue 2, Spain - La Liga, Italy - Serie A. Holland - Eredivise, Jupiler, Portugal - Primeira Liga, Russia - Premier, Turkey - Super Lig, Denmark - Superliga, Nordicbet liga, Ukraine - Prem'er, Persha, Druha, Greece - Superleague, Switzerland - Superleague, Challenge, 1. Liga, Hungary - Premier League

    European teams changed in the following nations:
    England, Germany, France, Spain, Holland, Portugal, Scotland, Italy, Belgium, Russia, Turkey, Denmark, Ukraine, Greece, Switzerland, Hungary, Financial Fair Play - Go Ahead eagles and West Ham

    Huge thanks to the contributions of Joao Piva, Tobba Gustafsson, ThePav, Nicolas Bell and Jens Skavdal


    Video relates to FM13 but is basically the same.

    Step 1

    Download the .zip archive and extract the file (using either 7-Zip for Windows or The Unarchiver for Mac).

    Step 2

    • Copy or Move the extracted file LFCMarshall's Transfer Update.fmf to the following location:
    Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2015 / editor data
    • Create the "editor data" folder if it doesn't exist.

    Step 3

    • Start new save-game with this database selected. Select new game and bottom right there is a box to choose All, None or Custom. Custom allows you to choose one file, All selects all in the editor data folder so choose accordingly.

    Thanks and enjoy.

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    Even though the summer transfer window has just opened, the people working on unofficial data updates have been making progress and releasing the latest versions of their work. It's the time of the year we seek a new challenge for a save game, and having the latest real world transfers is exactly that.

    Remember that there will be NO official data update for the summer transfer window. This always comes with the new game release. That is why this article is important to those of you who are looking for a way to start a new save game with the latest world transfers applied.

    We will be monitoring all data updates out there week after week to give you a handy comparison chart that makes it easy to figure out which pack is best for you (see below). The point of this infographic is to help you make an informed decision.

    Last updated: July 3rd

    IMPORTANT: These unofficial updates can be used in your game and have nothing to do with pirate copies; they are editor data files you could create yourself.

    While we haven't created our own data update for this cause, we are glad to present you with all the quality data updates made around the scene.

    FM 2015 Summer Transfer Updates

    We will be updating this infographic on a weekly basis.
    And we will be adding new data updates in case some more quality efforts emerge.

    pr0's FM15 Update Packs
    Facebook page

    LFCMarshall's FM15 Summer Transfer Update
    Official Facebook Page

    Steve85's FM15 Transfer Update
    Facebook page

    The FM Whizzkids 2015 Transfer Database
    Facebook page

    How to install an unofficial data update to FM15

    First you need to choose which update you want to go with (pick just 1 of the available data updates), and download it.
    * Extract it if it's a .zip or .rar archive before moving to the next step below.

    → Place the downloaded file in
    Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2015/editor data
    Create the last folder if it doesn't exist.

    → Start a new game and when the database box pops up, click the 'change' button and tick the box next to the file you have chosen to go with.

    Enjoy! :)

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  • 07/03/15--07:05: FMTema v2.0 skin for FM15
  • Released: 01.01.2015
    Updated: 03.07.2015

    Version 2.0 Features

  • New player profile photos
  • New player name font
  • Added Lig TV logo in match screen
  • New tabbed system on player attribute screen

  • v2.0 Screenshots

    Version 1.1 Features
  • Fixed some problems in player profile screen
  • Fixed player scout report screen
  • Fixed background logo in titlebar

  • General Features
  • Instant result button
  • Advanced player statistics in match screen
  • Background and Opacity Selector
  • 7 different background images.
  • Small or Wide sidebar
  • Background logos in team/player titlebar
  • Helvetica text font

  • Created: Enes Bakadur & Ramoscu
    Special Thanks: Django, AngaraBebesi06, michaelmurrayuk, TheBantams and others.


    Main Menu Screen

    New Sidebar İcons

    Player Profile Screen

    Pre-Match Screen

    Match Screens

    Background and Opacity selector button

    Home Screen

    Team Overview

    Wide Sidebar

    How to add these in your FM

    Step 1

    Download the .zip archive and use a tool such as 7-zip for Windows or The Unarchiver for MacOSX to extract the folders.

    Step 2

    Cut and paste the extracted folder to:
    Win Vista/Win 7/Win 8: C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2015\skins
    Win 2000/XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2015\skins
    Win 98/ME: C:\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2015\skins\
    Mac OS X: /Users/<username>/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2015/skins

    Create folder "skins" if it doesn't exist already.

    Step 3

    Start the game and go to Preferences screen and Interface tab.
    You should see "FMTema" and "FMTema (Genis)"(Wide Sidebar Version) as option in the skin drop down of the Overview box.
    Use the Clear Cache button, then hit the Confirm button.

    Please note this skin is provided as is. It has nothing to do with Sports Interactive or SEGA and won't be supported by them.

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  • 07/06/15--16:42: Alavanja 15 FMC Style
  • Released: 7 July 2015


    Installation instructions

    Step 1

    Download the skin and extract the file (using either 7-Zip for Windows or The Unarchiver for Mac).

    Step 2

    Move the extracted folder "alavanja 15 fmc style" into your skins folder:

    Win Vista/7/8: C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2015\skins
    Win XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2015\skins
    Mac OS X: /Users/<username>/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2015/skins

    Create the folder "skins" if it doesn't exist.

    Step 3

    Start the game and go to Preferences screen and Interface tab.
    You should see "Alavanja 15 FMC Style" as option in the skin drop down of the Overview box.
    Hit the Confirm button.

    Please note this skin is provided as is. It has nothing to do with Sports Interactive or SEGA and won't be supported by them.

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    Hi FM fans

    In my last update of FlutSkin I introduced a new Club Overview Panel and a new Club General Overview including the pictures of club cities.

    This is new in FM skins.

    With the collaboration of other FM fans (thanks to all of them) it was possible to do the most part of the citypics from clubs all over the world.

    We have now the second MEGAPACK for FlutSkin.

    This pack includes all citypics made before July 9, 2015 (over 5200 citypics of clubs belonging to 112 countries).

    We hope you enjoy it.

    How to add pics of cities in club overview on FM 2015

    Create a folder named citypics and put it in the following path:

    documents > sports interactive > football manager 2015 > graphics > pictures

    If you already have a folder named Backgrounds (inside the Pictures folder) with your stadium packs you have to organize the folders in order that the citypics folder will be read by the game BEFORE the backgrounds folder (don’t forget the game reads the folders in alphabetical order).

    You need to have a Flutskin for this to work:
    FM 2015 FLUT skin - FM 2015 FLUT DARK skin

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  • 07/09/15--02:00: FIFA World League 5.2
  • It's back!!!
    Based on the amazing league made by AFILMFORTHEFUTURE on steam (original DB), I have revamped the league and cups, and fixed the errors.

    What is the structure of this league?

    There are 20 main leagues. A premier league made up of 20 teams and 19 more divisions with 24 teams each. Teams are sorted purely by reputation.

    Are there any cup competitions?

    Of course. In fact, there are four: the FIFA World League Cup, FIFA World Lower League Cup, FIFA World League Trophy, and the FIFA World League Community Shield. The League Cup and Lower League Cup are straight knock-out competitions for each half of the league. The FIFA World League Cup is the most prestigious cup competition in the world.

    NEW - The FIFA Trophy is a post-season competition, featuring the winners and runners-up of the top 16 leagues in a simple knockout competition, leading up to some nice pre-transfer window bonus cash for the eventual winners and runners up of the trophy.
    The Community Shield is a match between the League Cup and Lower League Cup winners that takes place at the start of the season.

    There is a rule for every league not allowing more than 11 foreigners in the match day squad - I have kept this rule despite disagreement from many other users, as it makes sure that each country still gets class players. For example if I were playing as Kaizer Chiefs (South African side), I would not be allowed more than 11 non-South Africans in my Matchday squad, forcing me to field my local players and giving them valuable match time. This is as opposed to me having a team full of Brazilian or Spanish talent, leading to the South African national team having players without match playing experience.

    Sometimes with custom leagues the team has the same nationality as the league so their regens are from the wrong country. Will this happen in the FIFA World League?

    Nope. Each team retains their original nationality so their regens will come from their own country.

    Can I play with other nations at the same time as the World League?

    Sure. I've edited the other nations to make their leagues playable although remember they no longer include the teams that have now moved to the World League.

    How to add FIFA World League to Football Manager 2015

    1. Download this file : FIFA World League 5.2
    2. Move the .fmf file to Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2015\editor data (if the folder does not exist then create it)
    3. Start a new game and choose the extra file.

    I have a website and I'd like to share your file on it. What should I do?

    If you wish to re-post this update please credit me. If you want to edit it and post please ask me first.

    I think I've spotted a bug or I have a suggestion for how to improve the file. Would you like to hear it?

    Yes please! The file is very complicated and there may well be issues with it that I haven't seen yet.

    Also, if you have any suggestions on how to improve it please let me know!

    Where the hell is Ajax [or your favourite team]? Don't you know they won the Champions League?

    Ajax are in Division Two. Teams are sorted purely by reputation according to SI researchers. This is the fairest way I could think of and sorry if you're favourite team is lower than you expect. It's pretty easy to edit the leagues so please go ahead if you want to make changes.

    What else can I expect?

    Lots of fun!!! With bonuses for every game (including for the losers) it avoids clubs going bankrupt due to the travelling expenses.
    Choose from 3 out of 12 subs to give yourself full flexibility during the match

    List of changes

    • League Twenty and the development leagues have been removed due to errors.
    • Lower League Cup and the main League Cup have had their seedings removed to bring back the magic of the cup through random cup draws.
    • A new post-season cup has been added with the winners and runners-up of every league involved.
    • All errors have been fixed and the database has been verified.
    • Only tested on the English league.

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  • 07/09/15--03:29: Ultra Attacking 4-1-3-2
  • Hi guys,

    After trying lots of tactics and getting results varying from winning UCL to being sacked I have decided that I am unhappy with my coaching work.
    So I took a pen and a piece of paper and wrote down my thoughts about what I want to achieve , as it follows:
    1. Play offensive football
    2. Create numerous goal scoring chances (score more than 2 goals per match)
    3. Decent defense, able to allow few goals.
    4. Good cover all over the pitch
    5. Close down opponents as soon as they get the ball.

    Therefore I started reading articles published about game strategies and after several days spent watching games I finally got to the results I wanted.


    Required Players:

    GK-defend: - all-round goalkeeper. First Touch and Rushing Out represent a good bonus.
    Central Defenders-defend: - with Concentration, Decision, Determination, Acceleration as high as possible.
    Wing Backs-support: - Acceleration, Passing, Crossing, Dribbling increase their efficiency.
    Anchor man-defend: any defensive midfielder able to play also as a Half Back.
    Central midfielders-attacking: longshots, first touch, passing, teamwork, workrate
    Central midfielder-support: good in the art of defence.
    Deep Lying Forward-attack: high composure, decision, teamwork.

    Now let me give you some information about this tactic.

    Mentality: ATTACKING

    Mentality establishes the team’s basic style of play in terms of how players will attempt to use and win back the ball.

    An Attacking mentality translates into following stats:
    Build-Up Style -Transition Much More Quickly
    Passing while Defending - Much Shorter
    Passing while Attacking - Much More Direct
    Roaming - More Positional Fluidity
    Tempo - Move Ball Much More Quickly
    Width - Stretch Play Much More

    Team shape: VERY FLUID

    The team shape setting establishes the basic outline of the team’s system in the build-up phase. It can be thought of as a way of structuring player responsibilities when they are transitioning from defence to attack. Essentially, it tells some players to be slightly more or less aggressive in their play relative to their position, and in terms of the tactical principles, this translates to the players individually focusing more on offering either depth or support in build-up play. A very fluid system places a heavy emphasis on providing close support to the midfield in a loosely organised approach that encourages players to play their natural game. The team as a whole is expected to remain more compact as a unit with a view towards encouraging complex movement and passing patterns in which all players are expected to be involved in constructing attacks and setting up chances for one another. Individually, all players are encouraged to play with panache and creativity when they receive the ball.

    Team Instructions:

    Shorter passing reduces the passing range of all players one setting toward the simple/much shorter end of the spectrum. Width and tempo are reduced one setting toward the more defensive end of the spectrum. This will encourage players to look for close support more often which, assuming that support is available, can help the team hold onto possession. The lower tempo is relied upon primarily to allow supporting players to move and make themselves available for a pass.
    Run At Defence encourages penetration by instructing all strikers, attacking midfielders and wide forwards to dribble more. This can be useful when facing defenders who are either reluctant to put in a challenge or prone to conceding fouls in dangerous areas.
    Play Narrower encourages players to stay more compact in attack. This will enable the team to consolidate more quickly upon losing possession.
    Much Higher Defensive Line encourages the team to compress space much more and pressure opposition players more aggressively.
    Close Down Much More encourages players to apply pressure much more quickly. It increases the closing down instruction of all players. This effectively pushes the team’s line of confrontation higher up the pitch, though without an accompanying increase in the defensive line, it may create the risk of space opening up between the midfield and defensive lines.
    Get Stuck In encourages players to tackle more aggressively. This will increase the risk of both a foul and a loose ball following a challenge, but it can result in good tacklers applying pressure more effectively against technically poor or timid attackers.
    Use Tighter Marking encourages covering defenders to stay closer to supporting attackers who enter their area. Assuming the defender can keep up with the attacker’s movement, this will allow him to better discourage a pass to the man they’re marking, but this can also potentially open space for a deep pass through the defence. It can also open up space in which mobile second attackers can receive the ball if they lose their marke.
    Prevent Short GK Distribution encourages strikers and wide forwards to markopposition defenders and apply aggressive pressure inside the attacking third.

    Here are some screenshots to prove the efficiency of this tactic

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    Database that makes the Danish lower leagues playable in FM15

    Leagues unlocked with this database:

    • Danmarksserien
    • Danish Regional Leagues
    • Danish Series Leagues
    • Serie 1
    • Serie 2
    • Serie 3
    • Serie 4

    How to add Danish lower leagues on FM 2015

    Move the .fmf file to your editor data folder:
    Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2015 > editor data

    Start a new save:
    A little window will pop up saying there is X enabled editor files.
    Select custom from the editor data drop-down and choose the database.

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  • 07/09/15--10:12: World Class at 20
  • Neymar

    Neymar made his professional debut on 7 March 2009, despite being only 17 years old, he was brought on for the last thirty minutes, in a 2–1 win against Oeste. This was the start of a big career for the brazillian left-winger. Neymar scored the decisive goal in a 2–1 win against Palmeiras in the 2009 Campeonato Paulista semi-final first leg. In his first season, Neymar racked up 14 goals in 48 games. The next year on 15 April, he scored five goals for Santos in an 8–1 rout of Guarani in the qualifying stages of the Brazilian Cup this was a game where he got lots of media attention. He scored 14 goals in 19 games at the Campeonato Paulista. Santos won the competion and Neymar won the tournaments best player.

    —South American football journalist Tim Vickery on Neymar in 2010.:
    "The 18-year-old is a magnificent prospect. He is sleek and skilful, able to beat the defender on either side, capable of combining well, and full of tricks he can put to productive use in and around the penalty area."

    Later he rejected offers from West Ham and Chelsea as he wanted to focus on Santos, a big help was also his unwillingness to play in England. Despite his first two seasons being highly successful, having ended the 2010 season with an impressive 42 goals in 60 games, problems had been identified, namely Neymar's apparent taste for diving when tackled, rather than attempting to continue his run, and his attitude. In December 2010, aged just 18, Neymar came third for the 2010 South American Footballer of the Year, behind Andrés D'Alessandro and Juan Sebastián Verón.

    Neymar scored six goals during Santos run to the 2011 Copa Libertadores Finals, tying him for third top goalscorer, including the clinching goal of Santos' 4–3 aggregate win over Cerro Porteño in the semifinals, then in the two-legged final aiganst Peñarol they drew the first 0-0. In the second leg he scored one and was heavily involved in the second when his side won 2-1 to take home the Copa Libertadores. On 9 November 2011, Neymar and Santos agreed to a contract extension that would see the player stay with the club until after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He won the 2011 FIFA Puskás Award for scoring a sensational solo goal in the Brasileirão Série A against Flamengo, in a 5–4 loss. On 31 December 2011, he won the 2011 South American Footballer of the Year award for the first time, by a record margin, following in the footsteps of Diego Maradona, Romário, Pelé and Zico. At this moment he was heavily compared to Pelé.

    On 5 February 2012, when he turned 20, he scored his 100th goal as a professional football player, against Palmeiras in the Campeonato Paulista. In the fixture against São Paulo on 29 April 2012, Neymar scored a hat-trick with the match ending 3–1. Thereafter, he went on to score twice in the 1st and 2nd legs in the 2012 Campeonato Paulista Finals against Guarani, which ended 7–2 on aggregate. Neymar finished the 2012 Campeonato Paulista with 20 goals and was voted the Best player and Best Forward, and Santos were crowned champions. He was joint top scorer in the Copa Libertadores with 8 goals, after Santos were beaten over two legs by eventual champions Corinthians in the semi-finals.

    Neymar was voted the Best player of the 2012 Recopa Sudamericana, Neymar scoring in the second leg to win the title 2–0 on aggregate. He finished the 2012 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A with 14 goals and being voted the Best forward. Neymar finished the 2012 season, being award the Golden Ball, Arthur Friedenreich Award and Armando Nogueira Trophy. He was one of three finalists in the 2012 FIFA Puskás Award and finished runners-up behind Miroslav Stoch. He won the 2012 South American Footballer of the Year, retaining his award and winning it ahead of the likes of Ronaldinho. Reports emerged in 2011 that Santos reached an agreement with Barcelona to sign him at a later stage. However, Neymar rejected this in an interview, saying that he had "no agreement with Barcelona or anyone else".

    On 3 February 2013, in the Paulista fixture against São Paulo, where Santos won 3–1, with Neymar scoring and making two assists. On 18 March 2013, Neymar told that he had a "dream of playing in Europe, for a big club like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea." But he went on to say: "There's no point in speculating when I'll leave Santos. I'll leave when I want to." At this moment all media were speculating Barcelona had made a bid for the Brazilian. Neymar scored all four goals, had another disallowed and hit the post as Santos beat União Barbarense 4–0 in the Paulista on 13 April. On 25 April 2013, his agent and father revealed that Neymar intended to leave for Europe before the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Ahead of his last match for Santos, on 26 May against Flamengo, Neymar was in tears during the national anthem.

    On 24 May 2013, Santos announced that they had received two offers for Neymar. The following day, Neymar announced he would sign with FC Barcelona on 27 May 2013 and join the team after playing in the 2013 Confederations Cup. Neither Neymar nor the clubs released details on the transfer fee or personal terms, except to say he signed a five-year deal. On 3 June 2013, Neymar was unveiled by Barcelona after passing medical tests and signing a contract that would keep him at the club through June 2018.


    Neymar was presented at the Camp Nou in front of 56,500 fans, a record turnout for a Brazilian player. Club vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu said Neymar's transfer fee was €57.1 million and his release clause was set at €190 million. Barcelona's doctor suggested he might need to gain weight to be able to cope physically in Spanish football.

    On 30 July 2013, Barcelona drew 2–2 against Lechia Gdańsk in a preseason friendly; this was Neymar's unofficial debut when he came on as a substitute. He scored his first goal for the club in a 7–1 win against a Thailand XI on 7 August.

    Many said Neymar was overated and was gonna pull a ´´Robinho´´ as he had only proven himself in the brazillian league.

    Neymar made his competitive debut for Barcelona during the opening game of the 2013–14 La Liga season as a 63rd minute substitute in a 7–0 win against Levante UD. On 21 August, he scored his first competitive goal for the club in the first leg of the 2013 Supercopa de España against Atlético Madrid. On 18 September, he made his UEFA Champions League debut, assisting a Gerard Piqué goal as Barça beat AFC Ajax 4–0 in their opening match of the 2013–14 tournament.

    On 24 September, Neymar scored his first goal in La Liga in Barcelona's 4–1 defeat of Real Sociedad at Camp Nou. On 26 October he made his first El Clásico appearance, scoring the opening goal and assisting the team's winning goal scored by Alexis Sánchez as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 2–1 at Camp Nou.

    On 13 September 2014, after appearing as a substitute, Neymar scored his first two goals of the 2014–15 season, helping Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 2–0. On 27 September, he scored a hat-trick against Granada in a 6–0 win and went on to score in his next three La Liga matches, including the opening goal in a 1–3 loss to Real Madrid at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.

    On 24 January 2015, Neymar scored twice and assisted two more goals in a 6–0 win at Elche. On 28 January, he scored his 20th goal of the season in a 3–2 Copa del Rey quarter-final win over Atlético de Madrid. On 4 March, Neymar scored twice in Barcelona's 3–1 Copa del Rey semi-final win over Villarreal to qualify the club for its 37th Spanish Cup final. On 21 April, Neymar took his tally to 30 goals for the season by scoring twice in Barcelona's 2–0 Champions League quarter-final win over Paris Saint-Germain to qualify the club for the semi-finals.

    In May, the closing month of the season, Neymar scored the last goal in a 3–0 win against FC Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final. A week later, he scored both the team's goals in a 3–2 second leg defeat at the Allianz Arena to ensure Barça would qualify for the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final aiganst Juventus. He also opened the scoring with a header in a 2–0 league win versus Real Sociedad, a result which gave Barça a four point lead over Real Madrid with only two matches remaining.

    Toni Kroos

    On 31 January 2009, Bayern allowed Kroos to join Bayer 04 Leverkusen on an 18-month loan to gain first team experience.

    On 28 February 2009, Kroos made his first appearance for Bayer Leverkusen as a substitute in a 1–0 defeat against Hannover 96. On 12 April, he made his first Bundesliga start for Leverkusen, assisting the team's goal in a 1–1 draw with SV Werder Bremen. On 18 April 2009, he scored his first Bundesliga goal in a 2–1 loss to VfL Wolfsburg. On 30 May, Kroos appeared as a late substitute in the 2009 DFB-Pokal Final against Bremen, where Leverkusen were beaten 1–0 by a Mesut Özil goal.

    During the 2008–09 season, Kroos made 13 appearances for Leverkusen in all competitions, scoring once. Kroos established himself as a regular in the Leverkusen team in 2009–10, appearing all but one of Bayer's Bundesliga matches. Between matchdays 16 and 20, Kroos registered five goals and four assists in five Bundesliga matches, earning him back-to-back "player of the month" awards from kicker for December 2009 and January 2010. He ended the season with nine goals and 12 assists from 33 matches.

    During 2011–12, under Jupp Heynckes, his former coach at Leverkusen, Kroos established himself as a first choice player from Bayern, forming a strong midfield partnership with national team colleague Bastian Schweinsteiger. He played 51 matches in all competitions during the season, including the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final, where Bayern were beaten on penalties by Chelsea at the Allianz Arena.

    Kroos was an important member of Bayern's treble winning team during the 2012–13 season. As the most advanced member of a midfield containing Schweinsteiger and Javi Martínez, Kroos scored three goals in the team's opening four Bundesliga matches. He also scored his first Champions League goal in Bayern's opening group match against Valencia CF. After sustaining an injury in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Juventus, Kroos was unavailable for the remainder of the season, missing Bayern's successes in the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final, the 2013 DFB-Pokal Final and the last seven matches of the Bundesliga season.

    On 17 July 2014, Real Madrid announced that they had reached an agreement for the transfer of Kroos, signing a six-year deal for an undisclosed fee. The press reported that Kroos had cost between €25 million and €30 million. Kroos became the ninth German player, after Günter Netzer, Paul Breitner, Uli Stielike, Bernd Schuster, Bodo Illgner, Christoph Metzelder, Mesut Özil, and Sami Khedira, to join Real Madrid. At his presentation in front of 8,000 supporters, he stated how Real Madrid are the "biggest club in the World" and are a "cut above Bayern."He played in his debut match against Sevilla FC in the 2014 UEFA Super Cup on 12 August 2014, winning his first trophy at Real Madrid.

    Kroos was selected to Joachim Löw's 23-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He made his FIFA World Cup debut in Germany's final group-stage match versus Ghana, coming on in the 80th minute for Bastian Schweinsteiger, with Germany leading 1–0. He made further appearances as a substitute in the quarter-finals against Argentina, in the semi-finals against Spain and in the third place play-off against Uruguay.

    During Germany's 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign, Kroos scored his first two competitive international goals in a 6–1 win over Ireland in Dublin. On 6 September 2013, he scored the team's second goal in a 3–0 win over Austria.

    –Joachim Löw, Manager of the Germany National Football Team:
    "How Toni distributes the ball, how he receives it, is very good. He's technically excellent ... He has made progress in the last few matches, I'm extremely satisfied with the player."

    Kroos was named in Germany's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In the team's opening match, a 4–0 defeat of Portugal, Kroos started in midfield and assisted Mats Hummels for Germany's second goal. In the semi-final against the host nation Brazil, Kroos scored two goals two minutes apart (24' and 26') in Germany's 7–1 win. He also recorded his fourth assist of the tournament, crossing for Thomas Müller's opening goal, and was named man of the match by FIFA. Kroos has been nicknamed Garçom ("waiter" in Portuguese) by the Brazilians for precisely delivering most passes to the strikers. On 11 July, Kroos was named on the 10-man shortlist for FIFA's Golden Ball award for the tournament's best player. The Castrol Performance Index, the official statistical analyser of the World Cup, rated Kroos as the best player at the 2014 World Cup, with a rating of 9.79 out of 10.

    Christian Eriksen

    On 17 October 2008 it was announced that Eriksen had signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Amsterdam-based Ajax. The transfer fee received by OB was estimated at €1 million (£847,199). He worked his way through the youth teams, and was promoted to the first team squad in January 2010, where he was given the number 51 shirt. Within the month, he made his first team debut for the Dutch team in the Eredivisie on 17 January 2010 against NAC Breda. Ajax manager Martin Jol compared him to the likes of Ajax youth products Wesley Sneijder and Rafael van der Vaart and described him as a good reader of the game in the traditional "number 10" role like the two Dutch internationals and Danish legend Michael Laudrup, who also played for Ajax.

    Eriksen started the 2010–11 season well, scoring his first Ajax league goal on 29 August 2010 in an away victory over De Graafschap. On 11 November 2010, Eriksen scored his first goal at the Amsterdam ArenA a 3–0 Cup victory over BV Veendam. In December, Eriksen was named Danish "Talent of the Year". Several days after receiving this award, Eriksen once again proved his value to Ajax by scoring the only goal in a 0–1 away league victory over Vitesse. On 17 February 2011, Eriksen scored his first goal in a European tournament, the Ajax goal to 2–0, when Ajax beat Anderlecht 3–0 in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League. On 13 March 2011, Eriksen scored a solo goal, running from the half way line to finish it off with a strike to secure a 3–1 win over Willem II.

    During the rest of the season, Eriksen became more and more important for Ajax, due to his growing capabilities as the team's playmaker, providing many assists. After a good season during which he developed himself into an undisputed starter in the side that won the 2010–11 Eredivisie (Ajax's first Eredivisie title in seven years), he was named Ajax's Talent of the Year.

    –Johan Cruyff:
    ""He's a player I really like with all my heart, this prize is just the beginning, a stimulus to get the maximum out of his career. The talent is there, the recognition also; now it is up to the player himself. He is a typical product of the Danish school. You can compare him with Brian and Michael Laudrup. Only time will tell if Eriksen can reach the same level as them.""

    On 18 October 2011, Eriksen scored his first goal in the UEFA Champions League when Ajax beat Dinamo Zagreb 2–0 in the group stage, making him the 2nd youngest player to score in the 2011–12 season. He was named Danish Football Player of the Year on 7 November after helping Ajax win the Eredivisie the previous year and guiding the national team to a successful Euro 2012 qualification campaign. Following the success of Eriksen's third consecutive Eredivisie title in the 2012–13 season, he opted not to renew his contract with Ajax, and with one year still remaining on his current contract he was permitted to search for a new club. Having come to terms with Tottenham Hotspur in England, Eriksen left Ajax having appeared in 113 league matches, scoring 25 goals and 41 assists. He played in 16 matches for the KNVB Cup, scoring four goals and making four assists. He made 30 appearances on the continental stage for Ajax, scoring three goals, and making 9 assists all together. Having also competed in the Johan Cruijff Shield three years in a row.


    On 30 August 2013, Tottenham Hotspur announced that they had completed the transfer of Eriksen from Ajax, in a deal believed to be worth £11 million (€13.5 million), after Eriksen passed a medical at the club. Eriksen joined the club on the same day as Erik Lamela, who joined from Roma, and Vlad Chiricheș, who joined from Steaua București, and took the club's total spending for the 2013 summer transfer window to £109.5 million.

    On 19 September 2013, Eriksen "clipped a wonderful dipping shot" over the goalkeeper to score his first Tottenham goal and complete a 3–0 win over Tromsø IL in the Europa League. He added to his Tottenham goal tally with a goal from a free kick in a 1–1 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Boxing Day 2013, and the second goal in Spurs' 2–1 win against Manchester United on 1 January 2014. On 23 March, after goals from Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana had given Southampton a 2–0 lead against Tottenham at White Hart Lane, Eriksen scored twice to level the score and assisted Gylfi Sigurðsson who Eriksen was thought to be a great friend with to score the winning goal. On 12 April, he scored a stoppage-time equalizer as Spurs came from 3–0 down to draw 3–3 at West Bromwich Albion. By the end of the season, Eriksen had scored 7 goals in the Premier League.

    David Alaba

    In summer 2008 he moved to the youth department of FC Bayern Munich. There initially provided for the U-17 in the B-Youth Bundesliga, but he played from the beginning of October a regular for the U-19 in the A-Youth Bundesliga, where he in his second on 25 October 2008 on 90 played minutes and the last goal for 8: 0 victory against SSV Jahn Regensburg contributed.

    The announcement by Hermann Gerland intention to integrate Alaba for the 2009/10 season in the second team, was completed by his successor, Mehmet Scholl. After getting over lighter injuries early in the season Alaba debuted 16 August 2009 at 0: 0 draw at home to Dynamo Dresden in the On August 29, he scored 1 in the home win over the Wuppertaler SV Borussia his first goal. He rapidly developed into a regular player, Alaba trained sporadically even with the first team of Louis van Gaal and played in many friendlies.

    Three days later he was in the Champions League in the first knockout round against Fiorentina in the starting XI. . He is the youngest player used the Bayern in the Champions League [10] Bavaria chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge praised Alaba, who had the most ball contacts: "He played very well. It has not looked at him that it was his first game for Bayern Munich from the outset. "[11]

    Alaba was not used in the play with the pros of coach Louis van Gaal to his ancestral position in midfield, but as a left defender. "He's a left-back, even if he does not think he is," said van Gaal. He lost the Champions League final with 0: 2 lost to Inter Milan. Shortly after his 18th birthday signed Alaba on 30 June 2010 at Bayern a professional contract over three years.

    During the winter break 2010/11 Luiz Gustavo joined FC Bayern München from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. In return Alaba joined on loan for the second half to Hoffenheim. On 23 January 2011 he scored his side's lead to 2: 2 in his first Bundesliga home game against FC St. Pauli. For Hoffenheim he completed 17 games in the 1. Bundesliga and scored two goals.

    In the summer break of 2011 extended his contract with Alaba Bayern Munich until 2015. For the season 2011/12 he returned to Bayern, playing in the first round in all competitions where he often appeared as a substitute. That changed in the second half in which he pushed Rafinha from the starting eleven. On December 5, 2012 Alaba scored in the game against FC BATE Borisov in the 83rd minute when the score was 3: 0 he scored his first Champions League goal. In Bundesliga game on February 9, 2013 against FC Schalke 04, he scored his first brace in the Bundesliga. He was German Cup winner Champions League winner, he became the first austrian to play in a Champions League final.

    In the Champions League match against AS Roma on 5 November 2014, David Alaba pulled to a partial tear of the medial collateral ligament and a medial meniscus injury in his right knee. He underwent surgery on November 7, 2014 and started training on 12 January 2015. In January 2015 Alaba was chosen for the second time in a row in the official UEFA team of 2014. Alaba received a total of 354 067 votes, and was elected for the position of left-back.

    Mario Götze

    Götze is a product of Dortmund's youth academy, first entering the club as an eight-year-old. He made his Bundesliga debut on 21 November 2009 in a scoreless draw against Mainz 05, coming on as a substitute for Jakub Błaszczykowski in the 88th minute. During the winter break of the 2009–10 Bundesliga season, Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp promoted Götze to the first team. Götze took his chance and was an important player in Dortmund's Bundesliga-winning squad of the 2010–11 season. He finished 2010–11 season with 8 goals and 11 assists in all competitions.

    He played in the 2011 German Super Cup' losing to Schalke 04.[11] In January 2012, Götze was diagnosed with a hip injury. Cartilage in Götze's hip had inflamed under stress. On 27 March 2012, Götze signed a new contract with Borussia Dortmund, keeping him at Borussia Dortmund until 2016. His contract, however, contained a release clause from Dortmund, triggered by a fixed transfer fee of at least €37 million. Götze spoke about his contract extension. In April 2012, Götze made the squad for the first time since his hip injury but was an unused substitute against rivals Schalke 04. He played his first game since his hip injury when he came on as a substitute against Borussia Mönchengladbach.

    Götze won the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund in 2012 as Borussia Dortmund set a Bundesliga record scoring the most points in a season in the Bundesliga with 81 points (which was later broken by Bayern Munich in 2012–13). Götze also won the DFB-Pokal with Dortmund (5–2) against rivals Bayern Munich in 2012. Götze finished the season with seven goals and eight assists in all competitions.

    Former German captain and head coach Franz Beckenbauer on Reus and Götze partnership, December 2012:
    At Barcelona Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi are building a triangle, but as a classic duo there is nobody better than the prolific Reus and Götze. How they split Ajax in the Champions League impressed me. I hope they do not succeed in Munich.

    He kicked off his 2012-2013 season by losing the 2012 German Super Cup. On the first day of the 2012–13 season, Götze came on as a substitute and scored the winner against Werder Bremen in a 2–1 win for Dortmund. On 19 December, he netted a hat-trick, powering Dortmund to a 5–1 defeat of Hannover 96 in the third round of the DFB-Pokal.

    Götze provided an assist and netted a goal in Dortmund's 3–0 second leg defeat of Shakhtar Donetsk on 5 March 2013, completing a 5–2 aggregate victory over the Ukrainian champions as Dortmund progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The result meant that Dortmund had advanced to the quarter-finals for the first time in 15 years. Götze was ruled out of the final against Bayern Munich at Wembley Stadium, London, as he suffered thigh injury against Real Madrid in the second leg of the semi-final, which his side lost 2–0 but still progressed to the final through an aggregate score of 4–3. His Dortmund side lost the final 2–1 after a late Arjen Robben goal sealed Bayern's victory.

    On 23 April 2013, it was announced that Götze was moving on 1 July 2013 to rivals Bayern Munich after they had triggered Götze's release clause of €37 million. The transfer made Götze the most expensive German player of all time. Mesut Özil eventually broke the record later in the summer, transferring to Arsenal for €50 Million. Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp claimed that the reason behind Götze's transfer to Bayern was the playmaker's wish to play under manager Pep Guardiola, formerly of FC Barcelona. Klopp admitted his annoyance at the timing of the announcement of Götze's move, as it was barely 36 hours before Dortmund's Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid. Klopp later said that Dortmund had no chance of convincing Götze to stay with Dortmund, as he claimed, "He [Götze] is a Pep Guardiola favourite.


    On 11 August 2013, Götze made his Bayern Munich debut, coming on as a substitute for Mitchell Weiser in the 60th minute. Götze netted two goals to help Bayern get a 1–4 win against Hungarian champions Győri ETO in a friendly match. He made his league debut for the club in a Bundesliga home match against 1. FC Nürnberg on 24 August 2013, which Bayern won 2–0. On 19 October 2013, Götze came on as a substitute and made two assists to help Bayern from a one-goal deficit to get a 4–1 win against 1. FSV Mainz 05.

    On 23 October 2013, Götze scored his first competitive goal for Bayern in a 5–0 Champions League group stage win over Viktoria Plzeň at the Allianz Arena. He also assisted Bastian Schweinsteiger in the game. On 26 October 2013, Götze came on as a substitute for Toni Kroos in 25th minute and scored his first Bundesliga goal for Bayern Munich with a header in a 3–2 win against Hertha BSC. On 2 November 2013, he made his return to starting line-up in a 2–1 away win of Bayern against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. On 23 November 2013, Götze came off the bench and scored the first goal of a 3–0 away victory over his former team and now a rival Borussia Dortmund. In the team's next fixture against CSKA Moscow, Götze scored the second goal of 3–1 away win in the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League group stage. On 7 December 2013, Götze helped Bayern by netting a goal in the closing minute, as well as assisting Thomas Müller in a dominant 7–0 away victory over Werder Bremen. On 17 December 2013, Götze scored a long-range goal in the 47th minute against the AFC champion Guangzhou Evergrande. Bayern Munich won 3–0 to advance in 2013 FIFA Club World Cup Final where he came on as an 80th minute sub. Bayern won the match 2–0.

    On 24 January 2014, Götze started as a "false 9" and scored his first goal in the second half of the season against Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bayern won the match 0–2. On 25 March, he scored in a 3–1 win over Hertha BSC as Bayern were confirmed as Bundesliga champions. On 3 May 2014, he scored a brace and assisted two in their 4–1 away win against Hamburger SV. On 17 May 2014, he played the full 120 minute match against his former club Borussia Dortmund in 2014 DFB-Pokal Final. Bayern won 2–0 in extra time to win their second major title this season.Götze's debut season with Bayern has yielded a mixture of success and frustration, scoring 15 goals and providing 14 assists in all competition.

    He was named in the starting line-up against Portugal in the team's opening match, winning the penalty kick for Germany's opening goal on his FIFA World Cup debut. In the team's second match, he scored the opening goal and was named the Man of the Match in a 2–2 draw with Ghana.Götze played just 14 minutes in 0–1 win against the United States, half of the Round of 16 win against Algeria and seven minutes in their Quarterfinal 0–1 win against France. The fact that the German coach Joachim Löw brought on Julian Draxler for his first minutes of the World Cup in Germany's Semi-final 7–1 hammering of Brazil, keeping Götze benched throughout, perhaps was a wake-up call for him.

    In the World Cup final against Argentina, Löw substituted 36-year-old Miroslav Klose after 88 minutes with Götze and told him "Show the world you are better than Messi and can decide the World Cup". Götze scored the only goal of the match in the 113th minute, controlling André Schürrle's cross on his chest before volleying the ball into the net, giving Germany their fourth World Cup. He became the first substitute to score a World Cup winning goal, and the youngest player to score in a World Cup Final since fellow German Wolfgang Weber in 1966 (who was also 22).


    After helping Germany win the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Götze started his 2014–15 season on 13 August 2014. He came on as substitute in a 2–0 loss against his former club Borussia Dortmund in 2014 DFL-Supercup. On 17 August 2014, Götze opened his scoring account in their first 2014–15 DFB-Pokal win against SC Preußen Münster. On 22 August 2014, he started and played for 62 minutes in their 2–1 home season opener victory against Vfl Wolfsburg. On 23 September 2014, he scored twice in Bayern's 4–0 home win against SC Paderborn. On 18 October 2014, Götze netted another brace in their 6–0 home win against Werder Bremen. On 28 October 2014, FIFA announced that Götze is included in the 23-man shortlist for 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or. On 22 November 2014, Götze scored a stylistic long range goal in their 4–0 win against Hoffenheim and it was voted as the Bundesliga goal of the week. On 14 February 2015, Götze scored his third brace of the season and assisted one in their dominating 8–0 win against Hamburger SV.

    On 28 April 2015, Götze was one of four Bayern players to miss in a 2–0 penalty shootout defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal semi-final. He ended the season with 15 goals in 48 appearances for all competitions.

    Thibaut Courtois

    After progressing through the Genk youth system, Courtois, aged 16 years and 341 days, made his first team début for Genk on 17 April 2009 against Gent. He was a key figure in Genk's title victory in the 2010–11 season in the Belgian Pro League whilst living in Belgium. He received the Goalkeeper of the Year and Genk's Player of the Year award, only conceding 32 goals over the course of 40 league matches and keeping 14 clean sheets for Genk.

    In July 2011 Courtois joined Premier League club Chelsea for an undisclosed fee, signing a five-year deal. Within weeks of joining Chelsea, Courtois was sent on a season-long loan to Atlético Madrid. He was given the number 13 shirt by Atlético, which had previously been worn by David de Gea prior to his transfer to Manchester United in June 2011. Courtois made his debut for Atlético in a 4–0 UEFA Europa League victory over Vitória de Guimarães on 25 August, and three days later kept a clean sheet on his La Liga debut, a goalless draw against Osasuna at the Vicente Calderón Stadium. Courtois became first-choice goalkeeper over Sergio Asenjo, keeping four clean sheets in his first six La Liga games.

    On 26 November 2011, Courtois received his first red card of his professional career after fouling Real Madrid's Karim Benzema for a penalty in the Madrid derby. Cristiano Ronaldo put the penalty past substitute goalkeeper Asenjo as Atlético lost 1–4. Atlético reached the 2012 UEFA Europa League Final, and Courtois kept a clean sheet as the club won 3–0 over fellow Spanish side Athletic Bilbao.

    Courtois' loan to Atlético was extended to cover the 2012–13 season. His first game of the loan extension was against parent club Chelsea in the 2012 UEFA Super Cup final in Monaco, which ended in a 4–1 victory for Atlético Madrid. Later in the season Courtois set a new Atlético Madrid record of 820 minutes without conceding a goal at the Estadio Vicente Calderon, ended by being beaten in a 1–0 loss to Real Sociedad. Atlético reached the 2013 Copa del Rey Final, and Courtois was named man of the match in a 2–1 victory against Real, the first time that Atlético had beaten their city rivals in 14 years.

    For the 2013–14 season, Courtois' loan to Atlético was extended by a further 12 months. When Atlético were drawn to play Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final, it was reported that a clause in Courtois' contract required Atlético to pay Chelsea €3 million per match if they selected him against his parent club, and that Atlético could not afford such a sum. UEFA made it clear that considerations of sporting integrity made such a clause "null, void and unenforceable", and confirmed that Atlético were free to select Courtois without making any such payment.

    By conceding the fewest goals in a substantial amount of matches during the 2013–14 season, Courtois made an important contribution to Atletico's 2013–14 La Liga title, their first since 1996. Thus, he was nominated as the best goalkeeper in the league, alongside Willy Caballero of Málaga CF and Keylor Navas of Levante UD. Atletico, however, lost the UEFA Champions League Final 1–4 against neighbours Real Madrid on 28 May in Lisbon.

    In June 2014, Chelsea manager José Mourinho confirmed that Courtois would return to Chelsea for the upcoming season. He was assigned the number 13 kit number, last worn by Victor Moses. On 18 August, Mourinho announced that Courtois would start the Premier League opener against Burnley in place of Petr Čech. Although he conceded the first goal to Scott Arfield at Turf Moor, Chelsea won 3–1. Courtois kept his first Premier League clean sheet in his second game, making several crucial saves in a 2–0 home win over Leicester City.

    On 11 September 2014, Courtois signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea, keeping him at the club until 2019. Upon signing Courtois said: "It’s really nice to have signed this new contract for five years." Courtois suffered a head injury in the first half of Chelsea's 2–0 home win over Arsenal on 5 October due to a collision with Alexis Sánchez; he was substituted and then taken to hospital. He was then treated for a minor cut to his ear and released from hospital that night.

    He won his first trophy with Chelsea on 1 March 2015, as they defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2–0 in the League Cup Final, but Čech played that match and Courtois remained on the substitutes' bench.

    Paul Pogba

    On 31 July 2009, Pogba announced that he was departing Le Havre to join the youth academy of Manchester United in England. The move stunned his parent club, as it allegedly had a "non-solicitation agreement" with Pogba, which was agreed to by not only the player but also his parents in 2006. The agreement, which was in place until the end of the 2009–10 season, allowed Le Havre to sign Pogba to an aspirant (youth) contract once the player met specific age and scholarship requirements. On 1 August, Le Havre released an official statement on its website criticising Manchester United and the Pogba family. Le Havre also announced its intent to ask FIFA to probe the situation.

    In response to Le Havre's accusations, Manchester United threatened to sue the club, while Pogba denied he was leaving Le Havre for monetary reasons, which Le Havre president Jean-Pierre Louvel had alleged to be £87,000 and a house. Le Havre was also accused by Pogba's former club Torcy of using the same tactics it purported Manchester United to have used when the club acquired Pogba from its youth academy. On the same day of Pogba's announcement to depart for England, Torcy released a press release on its official website criticising Le Havre's accusations, stating, "We will not use the term 'steal,' but the recruiters of Le Havre acted the same way with the club in Torcy."

    The club cited Le Havre's acceptance of allowing Pogba to sign an amateur license with the club without notifying Torcy as its primary reason why. On 7 October, Manchester United were cleared of wrongdoing by a judge appointed by FIFA, with the declaration that Pogba was not contractually linked to Le Havre. Despite having the option to appeal, on 18 June 2010, Le Havre officials confirmed that the club had reached an agreement with Manchester United for the transfer of Pogba. The terms of the agreement were confidential.

    Pogba completed his transfer to Manchester United on 7 October 2009 and made his debut with the club's under-18 team on 10 October against Crewe Alexandra in a 2–1 defeat. He finished the 2009–10 under-18 campaign with seven goals in 21 appearances. The team finished first in their group, but lost to Arsenal 5–3 on penalties in the play-off semi-finals. In April 2010, Pogba was a part of the under-18 team that successfully defended their title at the Torneo Calcio Memorial Claudio Sassi-Sassuolo in Bologna, Italy. In the 2010–11 season, Pogba remained on the club's academy team in the Premier Academy League and played with the team during the first three months of the season. In November 2010, he was called up to the club's reserve team and made his debut on 2 November 2010 in a 3–1 win over Bolton Wanderers. On 10 January 2011, in the FA Youth Cup, Pogba scored a long-range goal, described as a "piledriver", in the team's 3–2 victory over Portsmouth. The win allowed the team to progress to the fourth round of the competition. A month later, Pogba scored a similar goal in a 3–2 defeat to West Bromwich Albion in the Academy League.

    On 19 February 2011, Pogba was one of four academy players promoted to the first-team squad by manager Alex Ferguson ahead of Manchester United's FA Cup fifth round match against Crawley Town, for which he was assigned the number 42 shirt.[33] He continued in the under-18s for the rest of the season, helping the team to a lengthy run in the FA Youth Cup; in the semi-final encounter against Chelsea in the competition, Pogba converted a goal in the first leg, a 3–2 defeat, and provided the assist for the opening goal of the second leg, a 4–0 win. In the final, Manchester United defeated Sheffield United 6–3 on aggregate to win their 10th Youth Cup title; Pogba started and played the entire match in both legs.

    Ahead of the start of the 2011–12 season, Ferguson confirmed that Pogba would feature with the senior team during the season, stating: "I mean if we hold Pogba back, what's going to happen? He's going to leave. You know, in a couple of years' time when his contract is going to finish. So we have to give him the opportunity to see how he can do in the first-team and he's got great ability".

    Pogba was promoted to the club's reserve team permanently for the 2011–12 season and made his first appearance of the season on 15 August 2011 in the team's opening Premier Reserve League match against Arsenal.[39] On 25 August, in the team's second league match against Swansea City reserves, Pogba scored the second goal in a 6–0 rout. On 19 September, he was named to the first team to participate in their Football League Cup tie against Leeds United the following day, with Ferguson proclaiming: "I intend to play him [Pogba] against Leeds United". Pogba appeared as a half-time substitute to make his professional debut as Manchester United won the match 3–0. Pogba made his second appearance against Aldershot Town in the Fourth Round of the League Cup on 25 October 2011.

    Pogba made his Premier League debut against Stoke City on 31 January 2012, replacing Javier Hernández in the 72nd minute. He made another substitute appearance against West Bromwich Albion on 11 March. Four days later, he made his European debut in the second leg of the team's UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie against Spanish club Athletic Bilbao; he appeared as a substitute in the 2–1 away defeat, coming on for Michael Carrick in the 63rd minute as Manchester United lost the tie 5–3 on aggregate.

    On 3 July 2012, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that Pogba had left the club after not signing a new contract.Ferguson stated that Pogba had signed for Italian club Juventus "a long time ago as far as we're aware." Ferguson also accused Pogba of disrespecting Manchester United, saying "It is disappointing. I don't think he showed us any respect at all, to be honest. I'm quite happy that if they [footballers] carry on that way, they're probably better doing it away from us." On 27 July, Juventus confirmed on their official website that Pogba had undergone a medical at the club, and the transfer was completed on 3 August, when he signed a four-year contract. He made his first appearance for Juventus in a pre-season friendly against Benfica in Geneva on 1 August, coming on as a 78th-minute substitute for Andrea Pirlo.

    Pogba's first competitive appearance with Juventus came in the Serie A match against Chievo on 22 September 2012, where he played the full 90 minutes. On 2 October, Pogba made his first appearance in the UEFA Champions League in a 1-1 home draw against Shakhtar Donetsk, and on 20 October, Pogba scored his first goal for the club in a 2–0 win over Napoli. On 31 October, he started against Bologna and scored the game-winning goal in a 2–1 victory. Pogba also contributed to the opening goal scored by Fabio Quagliarella.The midfielder was subsequently praised for his performance in the match by several Italian media outlets such as la Repubblica, Il Messaggero, and La Gazzetta dello Sport.

    On 19 January 2013, Pogba scored two goals against Udinese. Both goals were scored from outside the box, with one of them being a spectacular 40-yard goal. On 5 May 2013, Pogba was sent off in Juventus' Scudetto clinching game for spitting towards an opponent after being slapped in the face.

    On 18 August 2013, Pogba was a key protagonist of Juventus' 4–0 win over Lazio, the match that won Juventus the 2013 Italian Supercoppa. During the match, Pogba replaced Claudio Marchisio and scored the first goal of the game; he was elected "Man of the Match". In December, Pogba was named 2013's Golden Boy for the best young player in Europe.

    On 22 December, Paul Pogba scored a goal and contributed to Juventus's 1–4 away win against Atalanta. In January 2014, Pogba was named by The Guardian as one of the ten most promising young players in Europe. On 18 January 2014, Pogba was decisive in Juventus's 4-2 victory over Sampdoria, as he scored and assisted for the team. Three weeks later, Pogba assisted a goal as Juventus drew 2-2 against Verona. On 20 February, Pogba scored his first goal in UEFA club competitions as Juventus defeated Trabzonspor 2-0 at home in the first leg of the round of 32 of the 2013-14 UEFA Europa League. On 14 April, Pogba produced a beautiful assist in Juventus's 2–0 win over Udinese, the same team that Pogba scored two magnificent goals against in the previous season. Later that week, Pogba scored the only goal in Juventus's 1–0 win over Bologna. Pogba was also named the man of the match for his performance. Pogba would finish the season as a key player for the club, breaking into the starting line-up, winning his second consecutive Serie A title under manager Antonio Conte, and reaching the semi-finals of the Europa League.

    On 20 September, under new Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, Pogba contributed to Juventus's win against Milan by providing the assist for the only goal of the game, scored by Carlos Tevez. Later that month, on 18 October, Pogba saved Juventus from a defeat against Sassuolo by scoring a decisive equaliser; he was later named man of the match.

    On 24 October, Pogba renewed his contract with Juventus, tying him to the club until 2019. On 4 November, on his 100th appearance with the club, Pogba scored Juventus's third goal against Olympiacos in the Champions League, helping them to win the match; this was his first ever Champions League goal. On 22 November, he scored his first brace of the season, in a 3-0 win against Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

    On 28 October, Pogba was named as one of the 23 shortlisted candidates for the 2014 Ballon d'Or; at 21, he was the youngest on the list. In 2014, Pogba was awarded the Bravo Award, by the Italian sports magazine Il Guerin Sportivo, which is awarded to the best under-23 player who has participated in European competitions.

    On 11 January 2015, Pogba helped Juventus secure their first win against Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo in 14 years as he scored a stunning volley that helped Juventus beat Napoli 3-1. On 15 January, he scored his first goal in the Coppa Italia as Juventus defeated Verona 6-1 in the round of 16 of the tournament. On March 9, Pogba scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory against Sassuolo to put Juventus 11 points clear of Roma at the top of the table. In the second leg of Juventus's round of 16 match-up against Borussia Dortmund, Pogba was taken off during the first half after injuring his hamstring, and was later ruled out for two months. He returned to the starting line-up on 9 May, scoring in a 1-1 home draw against Cagliari, as Juventus celebrated winning their fourth consecutive Serie A title since 2012.

    On 13 May, Pogba set up Alvaro Morata's equaliser against Real Madrid, in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final; the goal allowed Juventus win the tie 3-2 on aggregate to advance to the Champions League Final for the first time in 12 years. On 20 May, Pogba set up Juventus's first goal as they defeated Lazio 2–1 at the Stadio Olimpico in the 2015 Coppa Italia Final.

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    If you didn't already know I am doing a save on YouTube called "Mirroing Van Gaal" in that save I used this tactic first season and managed to go the league season unbeaten - if you would like to watch some of the games check out this playlist.

    Here is the video I made to explain all you need to know about this tactic:

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    In 4 seasons, I won 14 trophies. Scored goals: 656, conceded goals: 123

    Set pieces:

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  • 07/05/15--10:03: Footbe Logos 2015
  • I created the first logos of this pack for the footbe project, which is a football predictions service that Eugene (GS author) initiated 2 years ago. I wanted to make them available for Football Manager since then, but I kept postponing until I had more logos made. The concept behind them is 3-fold:

    • use the same shape for all
    • simplify the original version
    • keep it recognizable when small
    We wanted uniform logos that would look great inside our app. FM is an app, so that pretty much applies to it as well.

    After a LOT of requests from fmscout members who had seen my work there, the time has finally come to release my logopack for everyone to enjoy. Let's call it version 1.0.

    Released: 19 June 2015 - v1.0
    Released: 5 July 2015 - v1.6

    Redistribution Policy

    Want to share this logopack on other sites? Please point the download link to this very page. You cannot host any files yourself.

    Logos included in v1.6

    22 leagues are fully covered, including clubs that used to be in those leagues since 2011.
    • Champions League (group stage only)
    • English Premier League
    • Spanish La Liga
    • Italian Serie A
    • German Bundesliga
    • Brasileiro Série A (NEW in v1.2)
    • French Ligue 1
    • Dutch Eredivisie
    • Portuguese Primeira Liga
    • Russian Premier League
    • Belgian Pro League (NEW in v1.4)
    • Ukrainian Premier League
    • Argentine Primera (NEW in v1.3)
    • Turkish Super Lig
    • Greek Superleague
    • Danish Superliga (NEW in v1.6)
    • American MLS (NEW in v1.5) - Half the logos by Patres10
    • English Championship
    • Scottish Premiership (NEW in v1.1)
    • Serbian SuperLiga (NEW in v1.5)
    • Slovak Super Liga (NEW in v1.5) - Logos by Patres10
    • Slovak 2. Liga (NEW in v1.5) - Logos by Patres10
    Plus some random club logos I created for the needs of my player report cards on our (super awesome) FM Scouting Platform.

    How to add footbe logos on Football Manager 2015

    1. Download the .zip archive and use a tool such as 7-zip for Windows or The Unarchiver for MacOSX to extract its contents.

    2. Move the extracted contents to your graphics folder:
      \Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2015\graphics\logos\
      Create folders "graphics" and "logos" if they don't exist already.
      If you're installing an updated version, simply overwrite everything.

    3. Run Football Manager 2015 and go to Preferences > Interface:
      Disable Using caching to decrease page loading times
      Enable Reload Skin when confirming changes in preferences
      Hit the Confirm button


    Can I request new logos?
    Sure. Post a comment below with your requests, but please understand it might take a while until I release a new version.

    What if I don't like a logo?
    Feel free to express your opinion about my work. I'll try to use your feedback to improve my logos.

    Is there a template I can use to make my own logos in this style?
    Actually there isn't. I create all logos from scratch. There's just a white shape I begin with.

    I want to help make more logos for this pack.
    Thanks, but no thanks. This is a pack I don't want any help with. Unless you're Patres10 (head of the fmscout gfx team), it's highly unlikely I'll accept your creations for inclusion in my pack.

    This pack is small. When will you make a megapack with thousands of logos?
    Probably never. I'll keep making new logos and releasing new versions from time to time, but don't expect to see thousands of logos here. It's not easy to create the logos in this style, which makes the process rather slow.

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    Hello everyone, it's good to be back with my databases.

    Last year my FM14 database was downloaded a total of 170,000 times and for that I like to thank you all, especially for supporting my work since the very beginning and making it known to the Football Manager community.

    This year I'm hoping to be bigger and better. As always I will be working around the world with player transfers, managers, coaches, etc.

    There are 69,095 changes to the database as of July 11th, 2015, including 784 non-league transfers and managers in England and Scotland.

    • BRAND NEW - Created 100 real life non-league players that SI have missed
    • English Level 11 leagues and cups return fixed and ready to play
    • Fixed FA Cup and added FA Vase
    • Added 16 new wonderkids
    • Changed stats for 23 players
    • Salford City updated with the class of '92
    • Cardiff back to Blue
    • Changed some team names
    • Promotions and relegations in Europe. More leagues will be changed soon as the seasons are over.
    • Promotions and Relegations in England from level 1 right to level 11

    You will not find a database around that covers every playable and non playable leagues in the FM community.

    And once again I will be working on non-league changes in England, Scotland and a host of other countries.
    Sadly I had to remove level 11/12 for minor bugs. Hopefully sort the bugs out and return level 11/12

    Hope you enjoy my database.

    Wonderkids added:

    Reece Oxford - West Ham
    Brooklyn Beckham - Arsenal
    Jose Mourinho jr - Fulham
    Julijan Popovic - Leverkusen
    Kjetil Haug - Man City
    Ryan Caird - Celtic
    Mark Hill - Celtic
    Georgios Spanoudakis - Stuttgart
    Josh Doughty - Man United
    Inaki Pena - Barcelona
    Justin Kluivert - Ajax
    Joe Van der Sar - Ajax
    Ianis Hagi - FC Viitorul
    Bobby Adekanye - Liverpool NEW
    Brooks Lennon - Liverpool NEW
    Vlad Dragomir - Arsenal NEW
    More wonderkids will be added with each update.

    Stats for 23 players have been changed:

    Alexis Sanchez - Arsenal
    Jack Wilshere - Arsenal
    Willian - Chelsea
    Andrew Robertson - Hull
    Abel Hernandez - Hull
    Daley Blind - Man United
    Ayoze - Newcastle
    Charlie Austin - QPR
    Graziano Pelle - Southampton
    Saido Berahino - West Brom

    Michy Batshuayi - Marseille

    Manuel Neuer - Bayern Munich
    Thomas Muller - Bayern Munich

    Andrea Ranocchia - Inter Milan
    Sebastian Giovinco - Juventus
    Kostas Manolas - AS Roma
    Radja Nainggolan - AS Roma
    Stefano Okaka - Sampdoria

    Scott Brown - Celtic
    Gary Mackay-Stevens - Celtic

    Iker Muniain - Athletic
    Ivan Rakitic - Barcelona
    Antonia Rukavina - Villarreal

    More player stats will be changed during the season.

    How to use Steve85's 2015 database:

    Step 1
    Copy or Move the downloaded .fmf file to the following location:
    Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2015 / editor data
    Create the "editor data" folder if it doesn't exist.

    Step 2
    Start new save-game with this database selected.

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