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Winning Champions League with Panathinaikos A.O

By on Jan 01, 1970   Mar 25, 2010   5368 views   0 comments
Introduction
As you can see my name I am Greek, I am a Panathinaikos fan since i was born so starting FM 2010 with patch 10.3 my first choice is Panathinaikos. Explaining my post I archive to win Champions League in second season of the game 2010/2011. Now I am playing the sixth season 2014/2015 and this is my only Champion League title. So now lets the game begin!!!

Same things about Panathinaikos A.O
Panathinaikos A.O is the most recognised Greek team in Europe Stadiums, is the only team in Greece who have played in Champions League Final in 1971 against Ajax and lost 2-0. In Greece ‘Trifylli’ is the nickname of the team, has won 19 championships, 16 cups and 3 super cups. Its stadium is O.A.K.A until 2012 then Trifylli moves to Panathinaikos Arena with a capacity of 45,000, but in real life Panathinaikos Arena will not be built in 2012 and no one knows when.

Meeting Team and Setting Team Expectations
President gave me only 5 millions euros so I started the tough goal to make Panathinaikos one of the best team in Europe, of course I set as an expectation to win the title in Greece.
In the first season I didn’t change any of the staff, I did only the recommended addition moves who assistant manager told me to do.
Starting i did a lot of transfers as my budgets allow me to do. Lets see what happened then.

I sign
Teco (DC) as a free transfer
Tzavelas Giorgos (DL/WBL) for 1M
Hemdani (DC/DM/MC) as a free transfer
Jorgensen Mathias (DC) for 2.1M
Enyeama Vincent (GK) for 900K
Anakoglou Dimitris (MC/AML/AMC) for 600K
Karelis Nikos (ST) for 900K
Addo Daniel (DC/DM/MC) for 80K
Krcmarevic Nikola (DC/DR) for 450K
Hughes Richard (MC/DM) for 0K
And same other generated players from Greece.
Total spent 10.75M

I sold
Rukavina Ante for 4.9M
Galinovic Mario Ln fee 400K
Sarriegi Josu for 925K
Darlas Fillipos for 850K
Total earn 9M

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Panathinaikos 2009-2010
Enyeama Vincent (GK)
Seitaridis Giourkas (DR)
Spyropoulos Nikos (DL)
Vyntra Lukas (DC)
Jorgensen (DC)
Katsouranis Kostas (MC)
Simao (MC)
Ninis Sotiris (AMC)
Christodoulopoulos Lazaros (AMR)
Leto (AML)
Cisse Djibril (ST)

Finishing the First Season
It was difficult to win the Greek championship and the cup easily, and in Europe tournament I reached the first knockout round in Europa League after finishing third in champions league group with Real Madrid, Milan A.C and Partizan.

Starting the Second Season
I continue to play the 4-2-3-1 system I set as an expectation the same things again. The president gave me 12M. I sold a lot of player most of them not good enough for my team and I earn 25M.
I will so you some of the transfer I did because if I write all of them I will need 2 pages.

I sign
Kompany Vincent for 4.9M
Marquinhos for 3.6M
Buonanotte for 3.6M
Vidal Arturo for 1.1M
Renan Oliveira for 1.8M
Di Gennaro for 1.3M
Djourou for 3.3M
Drenthe 2.1M
Boucher Zacharie for 100K

I sold
Salpigidis Dimitris for 4.5M
Melissis Christos for 1.4M
Mantzios Vangelis for 2M
Morris Nasief for 1.8M
Teco for 1.8M
David 1.8M
Leto 4.2M
Spyropoulos Nikos 3.3M

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Starting Champions League
I qualify to the competition as the Greek Champion. In the group station I played against Barcelona, Dnipro and Partizan and I came first with 13 point Barcelona second with 11 point Dnipro third with 6 point and Partizan last with 2 point.
In the first knockout round I played against Besiktas and I easily won both matches for 2-0.
In quarter final I won Valencia 4-0 in my stadium and I was beaten 3-0 in Spain.
In Semi final I won Manchester YTD 2-1 at O.A.K.A and I had and draw 1-1 at Old Trafford.
Finally the final come Panathinaikos and Leverkusen, I had choose the 4-2-3-1 formation in the whole tournament, I changed it only against Barcelona for 5-3-2

My first eleven in the most of the matches were the following players:

Enyeama Vincent (GK)
Seitaridis Giourkas (DR)
Jorgensen (DC)
Djourou (DC)
Tzavelas Giorgos (DL)
Simao (MC)
Mattos (MC)
Christodoulopoulos Lazaros (AMR)
Ninis Sotiris (AMC)
Buonanotte (AML)
Cisse Djibril (ST)

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