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FM23 Challenge Index

A wide range of FM23 challenges created by the community, ranging from one season challenges to others that will take several seasons to complete. Nearly 70 different save ideas for your FM 23 journey.

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Club Insights - FM23 Challenge Index
Hello managers,

After a well received first edition for FM 22 with 44 challenges, this year I suggest 67 challenges and 2 new categories.

So, please send in your suggestions in the comments for the challenges listed and especially if you have ideas for new ones that could be added.

Thank you for your amazing support and feedback since last year.

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Prestige Challenge

There are 6 main challenge categories:
Clubs / Creative / Multiplayer / Artistic / Classic / Managers
Each of these, has secondary challenges represented by icons as shown below.



When completed in full, these challenges unlock the main challenges icon.
The ultimate goal is to unlock 67 secondary icons and thus all 6 main icons.
The order of completion is not important.


FM23 Challenge Index

Club Challenges
1. Conditional Freedom
2. Dethrone The King
3. Short Leash
4. Academy
5. Far From Home
6. Legion
7. Nationalist
8. Local Rivalry
9. The Conqueror
10. Long Live Britain
11. First Champion
12. Trivia
13. The Atleti Triplets
14. City Group 1/2
15. City Group 2/2
16. Red Bull's Philosophy
17. The Prince
18. Be Liechtensteinian
19. Out of Debt
20. The "Saint" Marino
21. Zero Hapoel-egy
22. 7 Wonders

Creative Challenges
23. Domination
24. Ecosystem
25. Luck / Unluck
26. Nationality
27. Benfica's Legacy
28. The Investor
29. Boys of the Land
30. Like Father, Like Son
31. Blood Brothers
32. Team Dynamics
33. Pioneers
34. La Isla Bonita
35. The Old Generation
36. The Storyteller
37. Around the World

Multiplayer Challenges
38. Marathon
39. Sharing
40. Islander
41. Relay
42. Battle Royal

Artistic Challenges
43. Goal
44. Welcome to Wrexham
45. The damned United
46. Sunderland till I die
47. The English Game
48. Mean Machine
49. Vikings
50. Peaky Blinders
51. Around the World (novel)
52. Moneyball
53. The Godfather
54. Dunkirk
55. Bring the boys back home
56. Jackson Five

Classic Challenges
57. Pentagon
58. Road to Glory
59. Sporting Director
60. Youth Intake
61. Land Club
62. Zero to Hero
63. Sleeping Giants

Managers Challenges
64. Sir Alex Ferguson
65. José "Special One" Mourinho
66. Vitor "Promotion King" Oliveira
67. Curse of Bela Guttman

Club Challenges

1. Conditional Freedom

In these clubs the management knows what they want and you have no say in the matter.
Your hands and feet are tied, only your voice can have an impact but only on the field.
Show them that on the football field, you're the boss.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Win the national trophies (cup(s) and league(s)).
  2. Win a European competition.

RULES
Rules determined by clubs.



2. Dethrone the King

In these leagues, clubs laugh year after year at their rivals' failed attempts to steal the crown.
Will you be able to overthrow the monarchy and occupy the throne?


OBJECTIVES
  1. You just got promoted, take advantage of that and win the league in your first season.
  2. If it's not on your first season, don't give up and win the league in the following seasons.

RULES
Manage the promoted team (1st in league 2).

TIPS
Example of Ludogorets’ domination of in Bulgaria.




3. Short Leash

In these clubs something went wrong, it's not up to you to know what happened, but what will happen.
Manage an atypical season and prepare your market well for the following year.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Prepare the team using reserve teams.
  2. Prepare the market of 2023.
  3. Win titles.

RULES
Rules determined by clubs.

TIPS
In the second Greek league these clubs have the same problem that Almopos: Thesprotos, Larisa, Iraklis, etc.



4. Academy

Unlike youth intake, in this challenge you will be in charge of training clubs for great teams.
Being limited in the age of each contraction, your duty will be to work the kids so that they are called up to the first team.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Hire with the desire to create great stars.
  2. To be the main supplier of players of the mother team.
  3. Win the leagues and internal cups.
  4. To be the top 1 of that country.

RULES
  • All sales must be to the core team.
  • Only national players.

TIPS
The rule of contracting with less than 23 years is already included in the FM.



5. Far From Home

In geography, enclaves and exclaves are territories that (respectively) are surrounded by lands that belong to some other nation or are separated from their own country of origin by foreign territory.
In this challenge, you'll have to face long journeys, through other countries or seas to get the prestigious national trophy.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Manage the physical form of your players in an excellent way in order to be able to withstand the travels.
  2. Win the 1st internal division.
  3. Win the internal cups.
  4. To be the top 1 of that country.

RULES
No particular rules.



6. Legion

In this challenge you will have the choice of who represents your country, among several talents spread across the world.
You can leave the education of these talents in the hands of others, or you can make them the best.
To summarize you have to make sure that your team in the club is the same as in the national team.

OBJECTIVES
  1. Make your team in the club the same as in the national team.
  2. Hire only national players thinking about the selection.
  3. Win the leagues and internal cups.
  4. win a competition with the selection having 100% of your club players.

RULES
Choose a U21 team and a club from the same nation (for example Portugal U21 and SL Benfica.

TIPS
In order to be able to Play with the selection and the club at the same time you have to choose this option in green.




7. Nationalist

They say the best cars come from Germany and the best films from United States.
But if you ask the owners of these clubs where come the best football talents, the answer is simple: "From our nation!"
Show your adaptability and bring glory to these clubs.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Show your rivals the example - Win the national trophies (cup(s) and league(s)).
  2. Now apply the lesson at European level - Win an European competition.

RULES
Rules determined by clubs.

TIPS
  • Spice up the challenge using only players from your academy.
  • All clubs in the Indonesian 2nd division have the same transfer policy.



8. Local Rivalry

The colossus that shares the same city with you, has taken your name, your fans and the young talent from your academy.
If you still think that's acceptable, I'll leave you with this: your existence boils down to getting his dismissed players and the fans who no longer fit in his stadium.
Don't you think it's time to stand up for yourself?


OBJECTIVES
  1. Step up to your rival's league.
  2. Show who is the best in town and finish ahead of him in the championship.
  3. Win all direct confrontations against the rival.
  4. Win more trophies than your rival - national and European.
  5. Pass your rival in the national and European ranking.

RULES
No specific rule.

The leagues with an asterisk are not be playable in the default database and must be added through FM Scout's download area or Steam workshop.



9. The Conqueror

When we travel we always have that temporary feeling of not belonging there.
For these clubs it's different, because in their case, they are true outsiders in a league that's not in your country.
Adapt to the new reality and conquer the new territory.


OBJECTIVES
  1. If possible, use players from your country.
  2. Win the 1st domestic division.
  3. Win the domestic cups.
  4. Be the top 1 of this country.

RULES
No rule in particular.

TIPS
Other teams could get in, such as Cardiff, Vancouver Whitecaps etc.



10. Long Live Britain

Travel to the British Isles, where you will have a long and eventful stay.
Your task is seen as a success, if you manage to win the major titles of these countries.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Win the league and cup in every country.
  2. Win a Champions for the British Isles.

RULES
  • Use only British and Irish players.
  • You can start at a club or start unemployed.
  • Change clubs only when the league and cup are won.

TIPS
  • Start in Northern Ireland (lower reputation).
  • You can also add other cups (Carabao for example).



11. First Champion

Do you still remember the team that gave you your first FM championship?
Maybe, but you definitely won't remember who won the first edition of the best European championships.
In this nostalgic journey, you'll be responsible for bringing back the same title.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Win again the championship with early winners.
  2. Win the Champions and Europa League with their first winners.

RULES
No rule in particular.

TIPS
You can add other clubs, such as Real Madrid (Champions League, 1955-1956) and Tottenham (UEFA CUP, 1971/1972).



12. Trivia

Not all challenges have to be guided by a clear and precise objective. In this case, you will be able to pick up clubs with a particularity engraved in history.
The honor of running the oldest club or bringing glory to a recent club / Pleasing existing fans or being able to raise even more / Stepping on a stadium that has gone through wars, monarchies etc or recreating history / Pleasing a demanding family.


OBJECTIVES
Define your focus depending on the chosen club.

RULES
None.

The leagues with an asterisk are not be playable in the default database and must be added through FM Scout's download area or Steam workshop.



13. The Atleti Triplets

Hola joven entrenador, ¿estás preparado para llevar a la familia del Atlético al triunfo?
If you haven't understood a word, this challenge will be harder than expected.
Because in this challenge you'll have to lead the Spanish team: Atlético. Grab your passport and your Spanish dictionary and "Vamos Atleti".


OBJECTIVES
  1. Win league, cup at every club.
  2. Win the European Championships for the Atleti group.

RULES
  • You can only sign in a club by application or proposal.
  • Hire only players from the Atleti group.
  • The use of editor is forbidden.

TIPS
  • This challenge can also be done with only one club in the group.
  • Start at Ottawa Athletic (lower reputation).



14. City Group 1/2

Everybody knows the European colossus, Manchester city. But did you know that this club are you part of a group of clubs scattered all over the world? Maybe not.
In this challenge, you will be responsible for developing a cohesive, self-sufficient plan.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Win league, cup in all "City" clubs.
  2. Win the Champions for the City group.

RULES
  • You can only sign in a club by application or proposal.
  • Hire only players from the city group.
  • The use of editor is forbidden.

TIPS
  • This challenge can also be done with only one club in the group.
  • Start in Mumbai city (lowest reputation).



15. City Group 2/2

These clubs are also part of the City group but have decided not to add the name "city" and not change their logo.
Thus undergoing a less radical change than the clubs in the previous challenge.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Win league, cup at every club.
  2. Win the European Champions for the City group.

RULES
  • You can only sign in a club by application or proposal.
  • Hire only players from the City group.
  • The use of editor is forbidden.

TIPS
  • This challenge can also be done with only one club in the group.
  • This challenge can be added to the preceding one.



16. Red Bull's Philosophy

Red bull's slogan is as you all know; "Red Bull gives you wings". In this challenge you will not get wings but instead, an attractive job offer.
«Give wings» to your imagination and implement an energetic, winning philosophy at every club in the franchise.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Win the league at each club before moving to the next one.
  2. Win a European Champions for RED BULL.

RULES
  • Change clubs only when you win the domestic league.
  • You can only sign in a club by application or proposal.
  • The last club has to be European.
  • The use of editor is forbidden.

TIPS
Start at RB bragantino (lower reputation).



17. The Prince

Few people know about this piece of land surrounded by Switzerland and Austria. But they should, because this small principality of 160 km² has 5 castles, uninhabited since the 19th century.
Bring glory to this principality and maybe you'll go from your home throne, to a throne worthy of a king.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Improve Vaduz's team and win the 2nd and 1st Swiss division.
  2. Establish yourself in Europe with Vaduz.
  3. Win a qualification for a European Championship.
  4. Win a place in a World Cup.
  5. Win an international trophy.

RULES
Use the academy in order to raise the level of the national team.

TIPS
This challenge can also be made more difficult by training solely for the national team.



18. Be Liechtensteinian

You have passed through this beautiful region of Europe, and you have fallen in love with the castles, the nature or perhaps the richness of this principality.
So you've just hit the jackpot, as all 3 clubs in the country are looking for a coach. You have the contract in one hand and your luggage in the other. What are you gonna do?


OBJECTIVES
  1. Investing in the academy of the country.
  2. Prolong the domination in the country cup (Vaduz), or destroy this domination (Balzers or Eschen).
  3. Reach and win the Swiss league (1st division).
  4. Reach the conference groups.
  5. Win the conference league.
  6. Repeat goals 4th and 5th for Europa League and in Champions League.

RULES
No rule in particular.

TIPS
  • Champions League qualification is done by the Liechtenstein’s cup.
  • To play in the Europa League you need to win the Conference League.
  • And to participate in the Champions League you have to win the Europa League.

The leagues with an asterisk are not be playable in the default database and must be added through FM Scout's download area or Steam workshop.



19. Out of Debt

Do you know what is the wage bill of the club? And the annual costs of your stadium? You don't?
Well, then you already have something in common with the old management of these clubs. Financial negligence led to year after year of increasing debt.
Get on the pitch and do what you can to help the club get out of this hole.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Put into practice a self-sustaining policy (training, B team, satellite team).
  2. Help the club by selling intelligently.
  3. Spend efficiently.
  4. Winning trophies thus bringing in financial prizes.

RULES
No rule in particular.

TIPS
Check the financial status upon your arrival at the club.



20. The "Saint" Marino

Like Liechtenstein, this principality is also in a particular geographical situation. In this case, San Marino is an enclave surrounded by Italy, but is far from the level of the latter.
To raise the level of this principality, do you believe in your abilities or will it be do I need a miracle?


OBJECTIVES
  1. Improve the team of ASDV San Marino or La Fiorita.
  2. Assert yourself in Europe with ASDV San Marino or La Fiorita.
  3. Win a qualification for a European Championship.
  4. Win a place in a world cup.
  5. Win an international trophy.

RULES
Invest in training to raise the level of the national team.

TIPS
Choose club (La Fiorita or ASDV) + national team or only the national team.

The leagues with an asterisk are not be playable in the default database and must be added through FM Scout's download area or Steam workshop.



21. Zero Hapoel-egy

In the Israeli first league there are 7 out of 14 teams named "Hapoel", making this name the most represented in the league.
The most curious thing is that in the Israeli second division there are 9 other teams with the same prefix.
Get all these teams together and leave no room for "hapoel-egies" (excuses).

Israeli Premier League
Israeli second division

OBJECTIVES
  1. Coach an Israeli 2nd division team named Hapoel.
  2. Help promoting the team to the 1st division.
  3. In the same year manage to move up another team without controlling it (helping with players etc).
  4. Change clubs after having validated the previous club's advancement.

RULES
  • Change clubs by transfer.
  • Don't use the editor.

TIPS
  • The order of clubs is irrelevant.
  • This challenge can be done the other way round: taking 1st division clubs, slightly stronger than the weaker Hapoel and finishing ahead of them.
  • Indirectly descending as many Hapoels as possible.



22. 7 Wonders

Every country has tourist sites, like the Eiffel tower in France or the tower of Pisa in Italy.
No doubt they are iconic, but not as iconic as these that you will be able to visit during the challenge. I'm talking about the 7 wonders of the world.
Will you be able to make the fans also see wonders at football level?


OBJECTIVES
  1. Win the domestic competitions.
  2. Change clubs after the achievements.

RULES
  • Use wonderkids of club and/or country.

TIPS
  • The choice and order of clubs is irrelevant.
  • Spice up the challenge by using only clubs from the wonder cities (examples above)

The leagues with an asterisk are not be playable in the default database and must be added through FM Scout's download area or Steam workshop.


Creative Challenges

23. Domination

In almost all challenges, the objective is to win national competitions, being the most outstanding achievement when it comes to internal competitions.
In this challenge, we are going to raise the stakes, because here you will not only have to be the best in each league, but most importantly, be the best club in your city.
To sum up, the objective will be to take a club like Welling, and with each promotion to win at least once each London club.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Win at least once every club in the city.
  2. Win the internal competitions at each climb.
  3. Avoid getting sacked.

RULES
  • Choose the city club in the division lowest (in this case any club of the 6th division).
  • Avoid any change of club.

TIPS
The same challenge can be done for other cities or capitals.



24. Ecosystem

We all know leagues where one team dominates the league without mercy. In this challenge, we will try to create more balanced leagues.
The concept is simple: Strengthen your team by hiring locally, so when you buy from clubs in your league they can sign better players.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Be competitive even hiring locally.
  2. Conquer the internal competitions.
  3. Achieve European glory.

RULES
  • Hire only in the chosen league.
  • Only hire national players.

TIPS
Any club is good for this challenge but the best thing is to pick the best club in the league to influence the other teams.



25. Luck / Unluck

If you prefer to let fate guide your life, this challenge will be perfect for you.
Here, the team, the style of play and even the players are chosen at random.
Perhaps it is one of the most exciting challenges in this file because anything is possible.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Generate the idea for the save via the website https://perchance.org/ife0ri62kp
  2. Respect the proposed challenge to the letter.
  3. Conquer the internal trophies

RULES
The save must follow the result of the site.

TIPS
  • One idea can be generated per season.
  • An idea can also be to generate 3 scenarios and choose the most interesting.
  • To generate a challenge, just access the website and click on "Generate idea".



26. Nationality

Overseas Departments and Territories, or France d'Outre-Mer, is the common name for French lands outside mainland France.
Its inhabitants therefore have two “nationalities”, your objective in this save will be to make them travel not only to the metropolis but to the world and euro.


OBJECTIVES
Earn trophies with the selection.

RULES
Build a French team with only second nationality players from DOM TOMS.

TIPS
  • A French club can be coached at the same time, to increase the level of these players.
  • Add via scouting -> General -> Secondary nationality and then just search by continent.
  • Adding “OR” allows you to find players from all DOM-TOMS.



27. Benfica's Legacy

If you like to travel this challenge is for you. Travel across two continents, representing the historical Portuguese club: SL Benfica.
Practice your Portuguese and prepare your bags, because you are bound for Lisbon, but before that, 4 very important stops on your journey.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Win the league and cup at each club before moving to the next.
  2. Sign for Benfica (Lisbon).
  3. Win the league and cup for SL Benfica,
  4. Win a Champions League for benfica.

RULES
  • Change clubs only by application or proposal.
  • The last club has to be SL Benfica.

TIPS
Initial club and order before arriving at Benfica is irrelevant.

The leagues with an asterisk are not be playable in the default database and must be added through FM Scout's download area or Steam workshop.



28. The Investor

One of the most frequent requests to every FM is to be able to use his money and also to buy a club.
Why not adapt this request to the current FM.
Take the extra money from your club and invest it in a small club with the aim of bringing it up to your division.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Take a 1st division club.
  2. Make extra money (selling players, etc).
  3. Invest extra money and players (loaned or sold) in a division club lowest in the country.
  4. Make the small club - thanks to investments - reach your division.

RULES
  • The money invested must be for contractions and these cannot be exaggerated.
  • In case of a player sale between the parent club and the satellite club, there must always be money (can not be sold for zero).

TIPS
  • Starting club of the player's choice.
  • Invest in satellite clubs already present in the club in order to facilitate exchanges.



29. Boys of the Land

Every country has a national team that represents it in different competitions. So why not form a "team" that represents a city, region or district?
In this challenge, it is up to you to be the voice of a region, district or city.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Create a network of satellite clubs with the various clubs of the mentioned zones.
  2. Conquer the national trophies (cup(s) and league(s)).
  3. Conquer a European competition.

RULES
  • Option 1: Only sign players who have graduated from clubs in your region/district or city.
  • Option 2: Only sign players that have never left your region/district or city - checking their complete career.

TIPS
  • The difficulty varies depending on the chosen club (1st league is easier).
  • In Portugal, it is also possible to represent archipelagos (see the pic below).
  • The challenge is adaptable to other countries.

More clubs that fit this challenge

Portuguese divisions

French divisions




30. Like Father, Like Son

In Portugal we say that "the son of a fish can swim", thus is not strange for a son to have his father's abilities.
For these players may have the footballing heritage of their parents, but now they depend on you to make them legendary like them.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Reunite players' children in the same team.
  2. Win domestic competitions.
  3. Win a Champions League.

RULES
  • Hire and play solely with children of football players.
  • Editor usage is forbidden.

TIPS
  • You can add other players to facilitate registration in the various competitions.
  • Use a team with a great range (PSG, Barcelona, United, Real...).



31. Blood Brothers

Many players share histories, clubs, and even international participations. But this is nothing compared to the players in this challenge.
Since they share stories long before they knew what a football was. They grew up together and separated because of the same passion, football.
Make your club a big family and get your brothers and sisters together on the field of play.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Reunite as many brothers as possible.
  2. Win domestic competitions.
  3. Win a Champions League.

RULES
  • Using the editor is prohibited.
  • Hire and play only with siblings.
  • Every brother has to be in the club (it is not allowed for example to hire only 1 Pogba).

TIPS
  • Start in a club with money and reputation
  • Makes the challenge harder: Putting brothers in the same line vertically or horizontally (for example Eden and Thorgan Hazard).



32. Team Dynamics

There are other football games besides FM, I know that for some this may be a discovery, but yes FM is not the only football game.
Well, this challenge comes from there. Here you have to establish team cohesion by creating zones with the same nationalities.
Try to win as many titles as possible, using to your advantage, the connection between your players.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Sign players with the same nationalities.
  2. Win domestic competitions.
  3. Win a Champions League.

RULES
  • Each area has its own nationality.
  • You can't repeat nationalities.
  • Substitutes must also be of the same nationality as the area they play in.

TIPS
Use the players from your club to choose the 5 nationalities.



33. Pioneers

The Club of Pioneers is a worldwide network of the oldest continuous association football clubs in each country.
Club of Pioneers was founded in 2013 by Sheffield FC, the first and oldest associative football club in the world. Club of Pioneers aims to discover and connect the oldest football clubs in the world, to build a global network of like minded football clubs to promote the importance of football history and grassroots and amateur play.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Go through all the clubs of the club of pioneers.
  2. Earn trophies along the way.

RULES
  • Change of club by interview.
  • Follow the order from the oldest club (Sheffield FC) to the newest (Sveikata).

TIPS

The leagues with an asterisk are not be playable in the default database and must be added through FM Scout's download area or Steam workshop.



34. La Isla Bonita

We're going for another geographical challenge. Your job here is to row to the mainland and bring back to the island the so prestigious championship.
Share the oar among all, so that there is no lack of strength when it's time to lift the cup.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Win the 1st division of the country.
  2. Win the domestic cups.
  3. Have an unbeaten home record of 80%.

RULES
Use as many people (staff and players) as possible.

More clubs that fit this challenge





35. The Old Generation

We all like a good youth challenge, playing only youngsters and signing under a certain age.
But in this challenge you will have to take advantage of the wisdom of your elders and give them one last trophy.

Example of a possible player for this challenge

OBJECTIVES
  1. Win the league and domestic cups.
  2. Win European competitions, especially the Champions League.

RULES
Only play players over the age of 33.

TIPS
  • The starting club is your own choice.
  • Make the challenge harder by picking up a less reputable club.



36. The Storyteller

In this more relaxed challenge, we will follow the basic format of a story.
This one has a better structure, when it has: Start, Middle and End.
Follow this method "to the letter" and make your career a real "fairy tale".


OBJECTIVES
  1. Win league, cup before changing clubs.
  2. Follow the order of clubs indicated.
  3. Withdraw from football after the last conquest (K.V. Oostende).

RULES
  • Start at IK Start.
  • You can only sign in a club by application or proposal.
  • The use of editor is prohibited.

TIPS
The number of seasons per club is irrelevant.



37. Around the World

In June 2004, a team of three, including Colin Angus and his wife, Julie Wafaei, left Vancouver on their bicycles. Almost two years later, they returned home, looking like castaways, and having completed the first man-powered circumnavigation of the globe - a feat that involved rowing unsupported across two oceans and trekking across 17 countries.
Will you be able to repeat this feat from the comfort of your house?


OBJECTIVES
Conquer the league before moving to the next country.

RULES
  • Change of clubs by application.
  • Follow the order to the right and finish the career back to Canada.
  • Using the editor is prohibited.

TIPS
To make the game more fluid: add leagues taking away the ones already conquered.

The leagues with an asterisk are not be playable in the default database and must be added through FM Scout's download area or Steam workshop.


Multiplayer Challenges

38. Marathon

For those looking for saves to play with friends and hate having to wait too long to show which one is the best, this challenge is for you.
In this league, during a season each team plays each other 4 times.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Win as many games as possible to other human coaches.
  2. Win the league.
  3. Win internal competitions.

RULES
  • Choose clubs with the same status, ie with or without European participation.
  • Have the same manager profile.



39. Sharing

A groundshare, also known as a shared stadium or arena, is the principle of sharing a stadium between two local sports teams. This is normally done with the aim of reducing the costs of building two separate facilities and related maintenance.
In this challenge you will compete against your friends for the stadium they share.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Have more points following the table below.
  2. Win the leagues and internal cups.

RULES
  • Choose teams with the same stadium.
  • Same trainer sheet.

TIPS
  • Australia challenge allows 3 human players.
  • At the end of each season, score points based on home games and the table below.




40. Islander

Already talked about stadium sharing, capital sharing. In this challenge we are going to talk about sharing an island or archipelago.
Will you manage to climb the different divisions and end up above the best team in this island region?


OBJECTIVES
  1. Overtake the best team in your region (Santa Clara, Cagliari or Marítimo) and do it faster than your friend.
  2. Being able to hire the star player before the friend.
  3. Earn more trophies.

RULES
  • Same manager profile.
  • Hire as many players as possible born in islands/archipelagos.

TIPS
  • Every human player choose a team from the table to the side.
  • Other islands may be added.



41. Relay

In this challenge you will need other FM players, at least two. Thanks to the title you might have already figured out what it's about, but I'll explain.
You will share a FM save, and achieve success or failure together.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Win as many trophies as possible.
  2. Keep the club in a stable progression.
  3. Do as many "laps of the track" as possible.

RULES
  • Each player will have only one season in the club.
  • At the end of each season, the player must save and send the save to the next player.
  • Use the indicated method.
  • There can be no communication during the save.
  • Editor usage is forbidden.

TIPS
  • A "meeting" can be scheduled at the end of each save (but only between two coaches).
  • Add more objectives if you see fit.
  • Start at a club that doesn't have many competitions so as not to make a save too long.
  • This challenge can be done as a secondary save.



42. Battle Royal

To spice up your games with friends, I propose a concept never seen before in FM, the Battle Royal.
In this challenge you will have to be able to guarantee the place of coach in the best team of the chosen league.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Make a brilliant year with the base club.
  2. Be able, at the end of the season, to guarantee the place in the best club in the league.
  3. Prevent your place from being stolen by a better opponent.

RULES
  • Choose non-favorite clubs.
  • Each player must have EXACTLY the same manager sheet = the best possible one.
  • Minimum of human players: 2.

TIPS
Phase 1: Choose a league with a favorite: France (PSG), Germany (Bayern), etc.
Phase 2: In this phase each human player must choose their team in a balanced way
Phase 3: Normal season, each coach tries to do his best.
Phase 4: After the end of the championship, the match creator “adds a coach” thus removing the coach from the “EC” team, and then when in control of this team, he retires thus leaving the team without a coach.
Phase 5: Here the objective is with the strongest manager record in the game (and the same for everyone) + the season they made trying to get the position in the EC team.
Phase 6: After hiring a human manager, a normal season begins.
Phase 7: If the human trainer in EC was worse than another human trainer, he has to say goodbye at the end of the season, thus returning to phase 5.


Artistic Challenges

43. Goal

"Santiago Muñez, a young immigrant living in the neighborhoods of Los Angeles, has an impossible dream to become a professional football player. Unexpectedly, he will do a competition with one of the main football clubs in England, Newcastle."


OBJECTIVES
  1. Carry out the Santiago Munez route.
  2. Win each league before changing clubs, taking the chosen player with you.
  3. Win a trophy with the Mexican national team.
  4. Make the Mexican player a golden ball.

RULES
  • Change clubs only for the mentioned clubs.
  • Take the chosen player with you.

TIPS
  • Start by choosing Newcastle United
  • Sign or select a Mexican player.
  • Use real player Santiago Muñoz (currently at Newcastle).



44. Welcome to Wrexham

In 2020, Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds became owners of Wrexham Football Club, a working class town in North Wales, in hopes of achieving a quick rise and maybe one day reaching the Premier League.
The problem is that the two actors had no football experience and had never worked together.
In this save your objective will be to help your owners to transform this drama in an exciting thriller.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Take the club to the top of English football.
  2. Win cups and leagues along the way.
  3. Achieve European trophies.

TIPS
Selecting a large database can help in the future as the club has a great worldwide reputation.



45. The Damned United

"In 1974, opinionated Brian Clough took over as manager of Leeds United, a football team known for its brutality. Hated by his players and facing numerous setbacks and defeats, he resigned after just 44 days."
But this was not the end for Brian clough, after this dismissal he managed to the historic feat of winning two Champions Leagues like Nothingham Forrest.
Will you be able to replicate his career?


OBJECTIVES
  1. Follow Clough's path exactly.
  2. Win at least the league with Derby (1971 1972) and with Nottingham (1977 1978).
  3. Conquer at least the Champions (1978 79 & 1979 80) and the super cup (1979).
  4. Win titles with other clubs.

RULES
Change clubs only by application or proposal.



46. Sunderland 'Til I Die

This docuseries follows English football club Sunderland during the 2017/18 season, while trying to recover after the division descent.
This format had 2 seasons and without spoiling, the result was not what was expected.
It's up to you to restore Sunderland to its rightful place: the Premier League


OBJECTIVES
Reach the Premier League.

TIPS
Win trophies, can be added to the goals.



47. The English Game

James Walsh, owner of Darwen's textile factory and Darwen FC, decides to secretly pay two Scottish footballers, Fergus Suter and Jimmy Love.
Their opponents are the Old Etonians, a team made up of London's upper class gentlemen and captained by Arthur Kinnaird.
This series boils down to a class struggle, the working class of Darwen against the wealthy Old Estonians team.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Climb up divisions
  2. Win titles

RULES
Hire at least 2 Scots (in honor of Fergus and Love).

TIPS
  • Old Estonians are not on FM.
  • In its final season, Darwen Football Club competed in the North West Counties Football League before going into receivership. The club was succeeded shortly afterwards by Darwen AFC.

The leagues with an asterisk are not be playable in the default database and must be added through FM Scout's download area or Steam workshop.



48. Mean Machine

When former football star Crewe finds himself in prison after a drunk driving incident, he becomes the center of an evil plot.
Crewe must assemble a team of prisoners to face the prison guards in a sizzling game of football inside the prison.
Create a tough team that will intimidate any opposing team.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Have the highest number of tackles at the time.
  2. Have the highest number of yellow and red cards at the time.
  3. Win cups and leagues along the way.

RULES
  • Sign players with 20 aggression.
  • Violent gameplay style.

TIPS
Search clubs with aggressive reputation: example from the past of Canelas 2010.



49. Vikings

Viking (from Old Norse vikingr) is a term commonly used to refer to Norse (Scandinavian) explorers, warriors, traders and pirates who invaded, explored and colonized large areas of Europe and the North Atlantic islands from the late 8th until the 11th century.
Memorable series about the life and deeds of the Viking people that deserves to be reproduced on the football ground.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Conquer the country.
  2. Invade and conquer Europe.

RULES
  • Choose one of the suggested clubs.
  • Sign Scandinavian players.
  • Or hire only players with
  • “ sen ” (Christian Erik sen ) or
    “ sson ” (Aron Gunnar sson ) in the name.

TIPS
Choose only Scandinavian leagues.



50. Peaky Blinders

Based on the story of the Peaky Blinders gang, active in the late 19th century, this series follows a group of gangsters from 1919 Birmingham.
The gang, led by the ambitious and dangerous Thomas Shelby and his brothers, engages in extortion, protection, smuggling of alcohol and tobacco and illegal gambling.
It's up to you to make Birmingham an intimidating city.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Reach the English top.
  2. Make an invincible season.

RULES
  • Each signing must have above 15 aggressiveness.
  • Play in high pressure with maximum aggression on the opponent.



51. Around the World (novel)

Around the World in Eighty Days is an adventure novel by Jules Verne, published in 1872.
The novel tells the story of the round the world race of an English gentleman, Phileas Fogg, who set out to complete the journey in eighty days. He is accompanied by Jean Passepartout, his faithful French servant.
Will you be able to go around the world in 80 real days?


OBJECTIVES
  1. Win the league in each city before moving.
  2. Complete the path of Phileas Fogg.

RULES
  • Follow Fogg's path exactly
  • Finish the challenge in the starting country with less than 80 days in the save (days in real life).
  • Change clubs only when the league is won.
  • Change only by interview.
  • To have a French assistant represented like this Jean Passepartout.

TIPS
Met all leagues from the beginning.



52. Moneyball

In the 2002 season, Billy Beane, the director of the Oakland Athletics (baseball), is faced with a difficult situation: his small team has again lost its best players to the big clubs and their big salaries.
Determined to win despite everything, he hires Peter Brand, an economist passionate about numbers at Yale.
Together, against all principles, they reconsider each player's worth based on statistics and bring together a group of underdogs overlooked by the baseball establishment.
Too weird, too old, injured or too many problems, these players all have underrated abilities in common.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Win the league and cup.
  2. Build a legacy.

RULES
  • Hire players only by statistics (goals, xg of goals, dribbles, defenses, etc).
  • Hire according to the available budget.
  • Turn off attributes when choosing databases.

TIPS
  • Make the choice of players before the end of every season because FM erases the history of stats from the previous time.
  • Any club will do but AZ Alkmaar can be the most suitable.



53. The Godfather

We've all seen at least one movie about the Italian mafia and I'm sure you've heard of the famous Sicilian mafioso: Vito Corleone, the Godfather.
If you don't know him, two facts about him: He was born in Corleone, Sicily, and there's only one thing more important than his homeland: "la famiglia" - the family. Put on your best suit and light up the cigar, because it's time for a family visit.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Find and hire a young player with your family name (personal) - the "nephew".
  2. Help your nephew to be called to his national team.
  3. Make your nephew the best player of the league / euro and world.
  4. Accompany your nephew to win a gold ball.

RULES
  • The youngster must be under 20 years old and have 0 national team games (U20, U16, etc).
  • He has to exist in the game and can only come by hire.
  • The starting team must be Sicilian (Palermo or Catania).
  • Always together. When you change clubs he has to come with you and vice versa.
  • Editor usage is forbidden.

TIPS
If your family name is unusual, just hire a youngster with a different name.

The leagues with an asterisk are not be playable in the default database and must be added through FM Scout's download area or Steam workshop.



54. Dunkirk

Shortly after the start of World War II, in May 1940, some 400,000 British, Canadian, French and Belgian soldiers found themselves surrounded by German troops in the Dunkirk pocket.
Operation Dynamo was created to evacuate the British Expeditionary Force (CEB) to England.
In this challenge, you'll have to bring glory to this place once again, withstanding the attacks of the other clubs.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Win the league and cup.
  2. Getting the best defense every season

RULES
Have at least one Englishman on the squad.

TIPS
Have English leagues in the database.



55. Bring the Boys Back Home

Many of this challenges come from years spent playing FM. But this one comes from an unexpected place, music. Journey to 1979, Pink Floyd released the iconic album "The Wall", and in this album a song that gave origin to this save: Bring the boys back Home.
This theme deals with the anguish of a child, who just wants to get back his father, a soldier in the Second World War.
Based on this song, your challenge will be to bring "home", players who left your club.

Example of a possible player for a Juventus coach

OBJECTIVES
  1. Win the league and domestic cups.
  2. Win European competitions, especially the Champions League.

RULES
  • Only use with players who have already passed through the club.
  • A player can only be considered fit, after being out for at least 1 year.

TIPS
  • The starting club is your own choice.
  • Make the challenge harder by picking up a less reputable club.



56. Jackson Five

Another musical theme that inspired an FM challenge. This one is adapted from famous jackson five theme "ABC" but with a slight twist.
Conquer this challenge at the rhythm of the 70s.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Win the league, before changing clubs.
  2. Follow the order of clubs indicated (A -B -C).
  3. Win the FIVE domestic leagues with clubs started by A B or C.

RULES
  • Follow the alphabetical order.
  • You can only sign in a club by application or proposal.
  • All your players must have at least one of the 3 letters in their name (optional).

TIPS
  • The number of clubs per letter is irrelevant.
  • In the leagues mentioned, you can find other clubs (Arsenal, Cagliari, etc).


Classic Challenges

57. Pentagon

Champions League, the highest point in the life of any club.
Only the best clubs from each country participate and only the best club from the continent is declared the winner.
In this challenge you will have to be the best in every continent.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Win the Champions in North/Central America (Concacaf).
  2. Win the Champions in Asia (AFC).
  3. Win the Champions in Africa (CAF).
  4. Win the Champions League in South America (CONMEBOL Libertadores).
  5. Win the Champions League in Europe. ( UEFA Champions League).

RULES
  • Change clubs only when you win the Champions on that continent.
  • You can only sign for a club by application or proposal.
  • Initial parents and order are irrelevant.

TIPS
Start in Asia (lower reputation).



58. Road to Glory

Few teams have ever won it all in this sport.
But the ones that have come close have always been the big names in world football.
Prove you have what it takes to go down in history but don't make it easy and coach a team in the lowest league in the country.

Examples of clubs with multiple titles

OBJECTIVES
  1. Win the league and domestic cups.
  2. Win European competitions, especially the Champions League.
  3. Win the World Club Championship.

RULES
Start at a club in the lower division.

TIPS
  • Starting club of the player's choice.
  • Make it more difficult using only players from the academy.



59. Sporting Director

If you're a transfer aficionado and love finding the best talent at a good price, this challenge is going to be tricky for you.
Since the reins of this department will be exclusively in the hands of your sporting director.
Show that you don't rely solely on your chosen players and that your tactics can bring titles to the club.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Win the domestic league and cups.
  2. Win European competitions, especially the Champions.

RULES
  • Required to put departmental transfers in the hands of the director.
  • Do not use editor.

TIPS
You can facilitate the challenge by constituting your technical team (director, scouts, etc)



60. Youth Intake

We've all heard the stories of the players who have climbed all the way up to main team, like Ronaldo, Totti, Maldini etc.
Sometimes, we lose focus and don't give as much importance to the youngsters growing up at the club as we should.
Show that the love for the club is the most important skill in football.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Win the league and domestic cups.
  2. Win European competitions, especially the Champions.

RULES
  • Only use players from the academy.
  • Do not use the editor.

TIPS
You can ease the challenge by signing youngsters from other clubs as well (only for your academy).



61. Local Club

This challenge takes multiple elements from previous ones, but none of them are as personal as this one.
Maybe it's where you started playing football, where generations of your family showed their talent, or even the origin of your passion for this sport.
Nothing is more genuine than the home club, so honor your roots and ask the local president to build a museum for the club.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Go up to the top step of your country.
  2. Don’t get fired.
  3. Win the league and domestic cups.
  4. Win European competitions, especially the Champions League.

RULES
Do not use the editor.

TIPS
Negotiate as many mother clubs as possible.



62. Zero to Hero

All of us, have coached world class teams on FM, since it’s so easy to get the job, because no one asks for your CV or calls your old boss.
This challenge will be a little more realistic, you start from scratch without diplomas, without experience but with a lot of ambition.
Show that you can make it to the top on merit.

Club Examples

OBJECTIVES
  1. Obtain the Pro continental license.
  2. Arrive at a world top club.
  3. Reach the top of the hall of fame and take down Sir Alex Ferguson.

RULES
  • Coach profile without diplomas and without experience as a player.
  • Start unemployed.
  • Change clubs by application or proposal.
  • Do not use the editor.

TIPS
You can get the licenses during your career.




63. Sleeping Giants

In the past, these clubs were flying in the best leagues and had a prestigious reputation.
Mismanagement, sporting problems, among others, led these clubs to fall to lower divisions, thus incinerating all their honor.
Like the phoenix, rise from the ashes and bring prestige back to these clubs.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Reach the first division.
  2. Win the league and cup every year.
  3. Be the best club in your country - top 1 national ranking.
  4. Win a Champions League.

RULES
No rule in particular.

TIPS
  • The difficulty can be increased by playing only with the academy.
  • The conquest of the Europa and conference league can also be added.


Manager Challenges

64. Sir Alex Ferguson

One of the best coaches in the world, who became best known for his work, to this day unrivalled, at Manchester United.
But don't think, that was always easy. He took United in penultimate position and it took 6 years to win his first title in the service of the Red Devils.
In this challenge, you'll have the same start but we'll see if you'll have the same end.

Sir Alex Ferguson statue, Old Trafford stadium.

OBJECTIVES
  1. Take a holiday to 6 November.
  2. Pick the club in penultimate place in the Premiere League.
  3. Remain at the club.
  4. Focus on the academy.
  5. Keep your players and staff at the club for a long time.
  6. Sign only 8 players per transfer window.
  7. Spend a maximum of 70.000.000 euros per transfer window.

RULES
Win, at least:
  • an English cup in four seasons.
  • a championship in 7 seasons.
  • a double: Cup and Championship in 8 seasons.
  • a Triple: Cup/League/LDC triple in 13 seasons.

TIPS
You can make the challenge more difficult by setting up your profile with little or no coaching experience.



65. José "Special One" Mourinho

Love or hate, it's inevitable when we talk about the unavoidable José Mourinho.
But no one can take away the credit for his achievements, especially the Champions League with FC Porto in 2004.
Be tough and up front and don't forget that in this world, titles do the talking.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Being every season in the top 3 for fewest goals conceded.
  2. Win the Champions League with 4 separate clubs from different countries.
  3. Win national titles in 4 of the major European leagues.

RULES
You can't stay more than 3 years at the club.

TIPS
You can make it difficult by trying to replicate Mourinho's route.



66. Vitor "Promotion King" Oliveira

Vítor Oliveira, Portuguese coach known as the "promotion king" due the fact that during his career he moved up (promoted) many teams.
Unfortunately, this gentleman of Portuguese football left us in 2020, but neither he nor his achievements will be forgotten.
So make this save a tribute to this great coach and try to beat his achievements.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Move up more than 11 teams from the second division to the first division.
  2. Be champion in at least 50% of them.
  3. Win domestic cups (optional).

RULES
  • Choose one country and one team.
  • Start with one of the teams, who just came down from the 1st division.
  • Change clubs only after promoting the previous club.
  • Editor is prohibited.

TIPS
Any country can be selected as long as it has at least two divisions.



67. Curse of Bela Guttman

Bela Guttman was a former Hungarian player and coach who commanded SL Benfica between 1959 and 1962. During that time he won 2 Champions League for the Eagles (1961 and 1962).
After the second hit, he left after a dispute with management and said the famous line:
"Not in 100 years will Benfica ever be European champions."
This sentence, 59 years later still haunts the fans, as since then Benfica have never again celebrated a European achievement, even losing 8 finals since then.


OBJECTIVES
  1. Focus on the Champions League.
  2. Develop the academy.

RULES
Do not use the editor.

TIPS
Try to bet as much as possible on the academy.

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