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Poll: FM16 Champions League Challenge

My European Challenge
Started on 17 November 2015 by RobertH14 / First Post
Latest Reply on 4 December 2015 by RobertH14 / Last Post
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Who should I start the challenge with? (74 votes)
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When Didier Drogba scored the winning penalty for Chelsea in the 2012 Champions League Final in Munich, he put Chelsea FC into the history books as they joined the elite and became 1 of the 22 winners of the Champions League/European Cup.

Starting in the 1955/56 season, the trophy has been lifted by 22 teams from 10 different nations. Spain being the most successful nation with 15 winners, Italy and England both in 2nd place with 12 winners. Germany, Netherlands and Portugal are the other countries to have a winning team multiple times. Whilst France, Scotland, Romania and Yugoslavia are the nations to have only ever had one winner.

Real Madrid are the most successful club in the competition's history, having won the competition 10 times. Their 10th victory coming as recently as 2014. AC Milan are in 2nd with 7 wins whilst Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Liverpool have all won it 5 times! Celtic, Hamburg, Steaua Bucuresti, Marseille, Dortmund, Chelsea, Feyenoord, Aston Villa, PSV and Red Star Belgrade are the clubs to have only won it once.

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My challenge for FM16 is to win the champions league with all 22 previous winners. If a new club wins the champions league whilst I'm attempting this challenge then they will be added to the list of clubs I will need to win the trophy with.

If people would like to do this challenge and post your results in here then feel free. Also feel free to use the graphics that I have made and if you need any graphics creating for your own stories or posts then just drop me a message and I'll try and sort something out for you as soon as I can.

I guess all that is left to do now is for you to decide who I should start with...

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THE RESULTS ARE IN...


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The results are in, and the very kind FM Scout Community have voted for me to start the champions league challenge with Romanian club Steaua Bucuresti. Perhaps the toughest challenge out of all the clubs but I had to start somewhere. Thankyou to everybody who voted in the poll and has viewed my post and now the challenge has actually started I hope you enjoy my updates which hopefully I'll be able to post more regularly.

Steaua have only won the Champions league trophy once in the year of 1986, beating Barcelona on penalties after a 0-0 draw in the final. In the first round they knocked out Danish Team Vejle BK after beating them 5-2 on aggregate before knocking out Honved of Hungary in the second round, first losing 1-0 away then winning 4-1 back in Romania. In the quarter finals, Steaua met Lahti of Finland and after drawing the first leg at home 0-0 looked like going out of the competition but they managed to secure a 1-0 away victory to guarantee their place in the last 4. In the Semi Finals, Steaua came up against Belgian side Anderlecht, losing the first leg 1-0 in Brussels before winning the second leg 3-0 to take them to the final!

The final was to be played in the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville. After a drab 0-0 game, the tie proceeded to penalties where the hero was Steaua Goalkeeper Helmuth Duckadam after he saved all 4 of Barcelona's penalties in the shootout. Steaua winning the shootout 2-0. Duckadam was later nicknamed as 'the hero of Seville'.

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To this day it remains Steaua's only European cup victory, hopefully I'll be able to double this amount as soon as I can and move onto my next club in the challenge.

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