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To Madeira - Championship Manager Legend

Who was Tó Madeira and what did he do in his career? How good was he in Championship Manager 01/02?

By on Oct 24, 2019   36573 views   4 comments
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Many, if not all Championship Manager 01-02 players will know of the legend that is Tó Madeira. Starting off in Portugal with Gouveia, he can usually be signed without the need for a work permit for no more than 400k. Madeira makes an immediate impact and will struggle to score less than 20 goals in a season (playing time dependant) and always has a season average rating of 8.00+. That said, did he do anything in his career?

What if I told you he isn't real?

Yes. Upon the creation of the game, one of the developers decided to implement a "cheat player". It wasn't a foreign concept: the first cheat players appeared for Cambridge United in '93 after the first season. His name, as you might be able to work out, is named after one of the scouts assigned to Portugal named him after "to Madeira", the city in Portugal (same place as Cristiano Ronaldo's birthplace).

To Madeira, age 22
Tó Madeira as 22 years old

To Madeira, age 23
Tó Madeira as 23 years old

To Madeira CM history
Tó Madeira history stats

To Madeira, age 28
Tó Madeira as 28 years old

One record from The Telegraph, (yes, The Telegraph cares about this game), states he scored 67 goals in a season.

Even though he isn't real, he still lies as arguably the most famous player in the game.

And that, my friends, is the short-lived story of the legend that is To Madeira.

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Discussion: To Madeira - Championship Manager Legend

4 comments have been posted so far.

  • Degsy's avatar
    I stumbled across him when he was about 30/31 and paid £16m to bring him to Celtic from Porto I think.
    Started off with no goals in his first 8 games, then hit 11 in the final 3 of the season if my memory is correct. Think he got a cup final hat trick.
    Scored 35 in his first full season, then SEVENTY (YES 70) in his second season.
    Can't recall if there was a third and fourth season, or just a third, but he was on 35 midway through the season when my game corrupted.
    I never played the game again.
    That team also had Tonton as captain.
  • ruifcp's avatar
    i remember, still play today, in my FC Porto careers many goals and titles remember winning CL 5 times in a row with him scoring over 30 goals in competition every year….
  • ricardomorais's avatar
    Madeira isn't a city in Portugal, it is a island. Ronaldo was born in Funchal, the main city of Madeira Island.
  • dexteroliveira's avatar
    Portuguese legend!
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