Championship Manager 2001/2002 ver 3.9.60
Italian Serie A FAQ
Version 1.2 - 1-8-2002
By TwinDream and OmegaSigma
(neotwindream@yahoo.com/wido16884@yahoo.com)
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Version history:
v1.2: Completed several teams, added Brescia and Lazio, and fixing a few 
formation problems.
v1.0: Start of FAQ

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  Contents
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  i. Disclaimer
  ii. From the writers
  iii. Credits
  0. Team Guide
  1. Atalanta
  2. Bologna 1909
  3. Brescia
  4. Internazionale
  5. Juventus
  6. Lazio
  7. Milan
  8. Parma
  9. Roma

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0.Team Guide
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In each part, the contents are:
2000/2001 league position: Final position in the last season, reasons why 
they are in the European competitions, or reasons why their targets are 
like that.
Stadium: The team's home base, some are the same(Derby)
Capacity: Maximum amount of attendances, and the amount you can gain from 
ticket receipts are known from here.
Star players: Important players for each team. There are three for each 
team in Italy and sometimes it's random(In one game, Trezeguet isn't the 
star in Juventus, but in the other, Trezeguet is one).
Manager and Manager Description: Name of manager and their informations if 
they are played by the computer. You can determine a player is good or not 
while searching if some good managers hunt for a certain player.
Rivals: Teams that will be hard for you to fight, their spirit is high 
while facing you. Be careful, if you lose against them, the board and 
sometimes the fans will be angry an your position could be stripped from 
you.
European Championship: The championship in Europe that the team is 
entering. Sometimes it's random, and I don't know exactly why.
Team description: A coverage for each team, their informations and 
important players.
Good formations: Formations that we have tried and successful. Success 
here doesn't mean becoming number one. It means they can at least achieve 
the target given by the Board of Directors. Also with the team 
instruction.
Pros/Cons: Good things and bad things about each team.

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1.Atalanta
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2000/2001 league position: 7th
Stadium: Atleti Azzuri d'Italia, Bergamo
Capacity: 26724(10000 seated with under soil heating)
Star Players: Luciano Zauri(D/DM RL)
              Damiano Zenoni(DM RC)
              Cristiano Doni(AM LC)
Manager: Giovanni Vavassori
Manager Description: A good manager that can lead Atalanta without 
internal disturbances. Sometimes under his wing, 
Atalanta can march on to Scudetto(Italian Serie A 
Champion).
Rivals: Brescia, Verona
European Championship: ?
Team description: Atalanta is a balanced team all round, with a mixture of 
young and veteran players. Try to hold Zauri and Zenoni 
for a long time. Cristiano Doni plays an important role 
in Atalanta.
Good Formations:
3-5-2 
                  FC    FC

         ^                        ^
         |                        |
         ML    MC    MC    MC    MR



               DC    DC    DC

                     GK
          
GK: Massimo Taibi
DC: Alessandro Rinaldi
DC: Massimo Carrera
DC: Luigi Sala
ML: Cristiano Doni
MR: Luciano Zauri
MC: Ousmane Dabo
MC: Daniele Berretta
MC: Damiano Zenoni
FC: Fausto Rossini
FC: Gianni Comandini
SB1: Alex Calderoni
SB2: Giampaolo Bellini
SB3: Massimo Paganin
SB4: Fabio Rustico
SB5: Alex Pinardi
SB6: Luca Saudati
SB7: Perluigi Orlandini

Team Instruction:
Mentality: Attacking
Passing: Short
Tackling: Normal
Pressing: On
Offside Trap: On
Counter Attack: Off
Men Behind Ball: Off
Free Kicks(L): Cristiano Doni
Free Kicks(R): Gianni Comandini
Corner(L): Cristiano Doni
Corner(R): Cristiano Doni
Playmaker: Cristiano Doni
Captain: Massimo Carrera

3-5-2 Attacking
                  FC ^  FC
                     |
            ^       AMC        ^
            |                  |
            |     MC    MC     |
            |                  | 
           DML                DMR

               DC    DC    DC

                     GK
          
GK: Massimo Taibi
DC: Alessandro Rinaldi
DC: Massimo Carrera
DC: Luigi Sala
DML: Luciano Zauri
DMR: Daniele Berretta
MC: Ousmane Dabo
MC: Damiano Zenoni
AMC: Cristiano Doni
FC: Fausto Rossini
FC: Luca Saudati
SB1: Alex Calderoni
SB2: Giampaolo Bellini
SB3: Massimo Paganin
SB4: Luca Cavalli
SB5: Alex Pinardi
SB6: Gianni Comandini
SB7: Perluigi Orlandini

Team Instruction:
Mentality: Attacking
Passing: Short
Tackling: Normal
Pressing: On
Offside Trap: On
Counter Attack: Off
Men Behind Ball: Off
Free Kicks(L): Cristiano Doni
Free Kicks(R): Cristiano Doni
Corner(L): Cristiano Doni
Corner(R): Cristiano Doni
Playmaker: Cristiano Doni
Captain: Massimo Carrera

Pros: Young promising players
      Solid midfield
Cons: Attackers are sometimes inconsistent
      Carrera is too old
      Goalkeepers can be a weakness
      No quality substitute for Taibi
       
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2.Bologna 1909
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2000/2001 league position: 10th
Stadium: Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna
Capacity: 39063(All seated)
Star Players: Gianluca Pagliuca(GK)
              Tomas Locatelli(AM/F LC)
              Giuseppe Signori(F LC)
Manager: Fransesco Guidolin
Manager Description: 
Rivals: Lecce, Fiorentina, Atalanta, Piacenza
European Championship: -
Team description: Bologna have average stats for all players. Anyone who 
wants a challenge can play with this team.
Good Formations:
4-1-2-1-2 
                  FC    FC

                    AMC       
                              
                <-MC    MC->    

                    DMC

            DL    DC    DC    DR

                     GK
          
GK: Gianluca Pagliuca
DR: Pierre Wome 
DC: Marcello Castellini
DC: Giulio Falcone
DL: Emanuele Brioschi
DMC: Renato Olive
MC: Fabio Pecchia
MC: Carlo Nervo
AMC: Tomas Locatelli
FC: Giuseppe Signori
FC: Giacomo Cipriani
SB1: Ferdinando Coppola
SB2: Roberto Goretti
SB3: Lamberto Zauli
SB4: Julio Ricardo Cruz
SB5: Roberto Goretti
SB6: Fabio Macellari
SB7: Claudio Bellucci

Team Instruction:
Mentality: Attacking
Passing: Mixed
Tackling: Normal
Pressing: On
Offside Trap: Off
Counter Attack: Off
Men Behind Ball: Off
Free Kicks: Giuseppe Signori(Both)
Corner(L): Tomas Locatelli
Corner(R): Tomas Locatelli
Playmaker: Tomas Locatelli
Captain: Gianluca Pagliuca

Pros: Good GK
      Good Midfielder
Cons: Hard to stand against better teams(Inter, Lazio, Roma)
      No equal players for subtitutes

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3.Brescia
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2000/2001 league position: 8th
Stadium: Mario Rigamonti, Brescia
Capacity: 27547(20000 seated)
Star Players: Daniele Bonera(D RC)
              Roberto Baggio(F C)
              Luca Toni(S C)
Manager: Carlo Mazzone
Manager Description: An average manager, but his squad member is loyal to 
him, especially Roberto Baggio. Doesn't search for 
players often.
Rivals: Atalanta, Lecce, Verona, Udinese, Perugia
European Championship: ?
Team description: Brescia is a below average team, but never underestimate 
them. They can win battles against several great teams 
if managed correctly. One thing to note: Roberto Baggio 
is the heart and soul of Brescia. If he falls, so will 
the team.
Good Formations:
3-5-2 Attacking
                  FC    FC

            ^       AMC        ^
            |                  |
            ML    MC    MC    MR



               DC    DC    DC

                     GK
          
GK: Luca Castelazzi
DC: Marek Kozminski
DC: Allesandro Calori
DC: Daniele Bonera
ML: Emanuele Filippini
MR: Antonio Filippini
MC: Frederico Giunti
MC: Andreas Yllana
AMC: Roberto Baggio
FC: Igli Tare
FC: Luca Toni
SB1: Pavel Srnicek
SB2: Vittorio Mero
SB3: Fabio Petruzzi
SB4: Markus Schopp
SB5: Roberto Guana
SB6: Alessio Baresi
SB7: Mario Salgado

Team Instruction:
Mentality: Attacking
Passing: Short
Tackling: Normal
Pressing: On
Offside Trap: On
Counter Attack: Off
Men Behind Ball: Off
Free Kicks: Roberto Baggio(Both)
Corner(L): Roberto Baggio
Corner(R): Roberto Baggio
Playmaker: Roberto Baggio
Captain: Roberto Baggio

Pros: Young team
      Good reserve team if given time   
      Roberto Baggio factor
      Solid midfield
Cons: Depends too much on Roberto Baggio(if he's injured, Brescia will 
lose a LOT of points)
      Weak goalkeepers
      Non Italian players aren't too loyal

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4.Internazionale
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2000/2001 league position: 5th
Stadium: Giuseppe Meazza, Milan
Capacity: 85443(All seated with under soil heating)
Star Players: Francesco Toldo(GK)
              Ronaldo(F C)
              Christian Vieri(S C)
Manager: Hector Cuper
Manager Description: 
Rivals: Milan(Derby), AS Roma, Juventus, Lazio
European Championship: UEFA Cup First Round
Team description: This team has average stats for all player. Has a good 
natural striker. The most important player is Christian 
Vieri.
Good Formations:
3-5-2 Attacking

                  FC    FC

            ^       AMC        ^
            |                  |
            ML       MC       MR

                    DMC

               DC    DC    DC

                     GK


GK Francesco Toldo
DC Dario Simic
DC Marco Materazzi
DC Ivan Cordoba
DMC Guly
ML Alvaro Recoba
MR Javier Zanetti
MC Clarence Seedorf
AMC Ronaldo
FW Nicola Ventola
FW Christian Vieri
SB1 Alberto Fontana
SB2 Sergio Conceciao
SB3 Pasquale Padalino 
SB4 Stephane Dalmat
SB5 Hakan Sukur
SB6 Belozoglu Emre
SB7 Mohammed Kallon

Team Instruction:
Mentality: Attacking
Passing: Mixed
Tackling: Normal
Pressing: On
Offside Trap: Off
Counter Attack: Off
Men Behind Ball: Off
Free Kicks(L): Alvaro Recoba
Free Kicks(R): Ronaldo
Corner(L): Alvaro Recoba
Corner(R): Alvaro Recoba
Playmaker: Ronaldo
Captain: Javier Zanetti

Pros: Got one the best GK in Italy(Toldo)
      Great striker
      Lots of potential Midfielder
Cons: Lack of Defender
      No good playmaker 

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5.Juventus
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2000/2001 league position: 2nd
Stadium: Delle Alpi, Torino
Capacity: 69041(All seated with under soil heating)
Star Players: Gianluigi Buffon(GK)
              Pavel Nedved(AM LC)
		  Del Piero(F LC)
Manager: Marcello Lippi
Manager Description: 
Rivals: AS Roma, Lazio, Torino(Derby), AC Milan, Inter Milan
European Championship: Champions Cup Phase 1 Group Stage
Team description: One of the magnificent seven in Italy. This team has a 
lot of potential defenders and also known as the best 
defense team.
Good Formations:
4-4-2 Diamond

                  FC    FC

            ^       AMC        ^
            |                  |
            ML    	      MR

            ^       DMC        ^
            |			 |
            DL    DC    DC    DR

                     GK


GK: Gianluigi Buffon
DL: Gianluca Pessoto
DR: Lilian Thuram
DC: Mark Iuliano
DC: Paolo Montero
DMC: Edgar Davids
ML: Pavel Nedved
MR: Gianluca Zambrotta
AMC: Del Piero
FW: David Trezeguet
FW: Marcelo Salas
SB1: Hector Fabian Carini
SB2: Alessio Tachinardi
SB3: Antonio Conte
SB4: Enzo Maresca
SB5: Juan Eduardo Esnaider
SB6: Nicola Amoruso
SB7: Igor Tudor

Team Instruction:
Mentality: Attacking
Passing: Mixed
Tackling: Normal
Pressing: On
Offside Trap: Off
Counter Attack: Off
Men Behind Ball: Off
Free Kicks(L): Del Piero
Free Kicks(R): Pavel Nedved
Corner(L): Gianluca Zambrotta
Corner(R): Pavel Nedved
Playmaker: Del Piero(Free Role)
Captain: Del Piero

Pros: Young Goalkeeper
      Lots of quality defender
      Good winger
      Good striker
Cons: Lack of quality Goalkeeper for subtitutes

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6.Lazio
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2000/2001 league position: 3rd
Stadium: Olimpico, Roma
Capacity: 82922(All seated)
Star Players: Alessandro Nesta(SW/DC)
              Gaizka Zabala Mendieta(DM RC)
		  Hernan Jorge Crespo(S C)
Manager: Alberto Zaccheroni
Manager Description: 
Rivals: AS Roma(Derby), AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus
European Championship: Champions Cup, third round qualifying phase.
Team description: This team has average player in every position. The most 
important player is Alessandro Nesta.
Good Formations:
5-3-2 Attacking

                  FC ^  FC
                     |
                    AMC        
             
                  MC    MC
            ^                   ^
            |                   |
            DML               DMR
                  
                 DC  DC  DC

                     GK


GK: Angelo Peruzzi
DC: Alessandro Nesta
DC: Jaap Stam
DC: Paolo Negro
DML: Cesar
DMR: Giuseppe Pancaro
MC: Stefano Fiore
MC: Dejan Stankovic
AMC: Gaizka Zabala Mendieta
FC: Hernan Jorge Crespo
FC: Claudio Lopez
SB1: Luca Marchegiani
SB2: Fernando Couto
SB3: Diego Simeone
SB4: Ivan De La Pena
SB5: Kovacevic
SB6: Simone Inzaghi
SB7: Sinisa Mihajlovic

Team Instruction:
Mentality: Attacking
Passing: Mixed
Tackling: Normal
Pressing: On
Offside Trap: Off
Counter Attack: Off
Men Behind Ball: Off
Free Kicks(L): Gaizka Zabala Mendieta
Free Kicks(R): Gaizka Zabala Mendieta
Corner(L): Gaizka Zabala Mendieta
Corner(R): Gaizka Zabala Mendieta
Playmaker: Gaizka Zabala Mendieta
Captain: Alessandro Nesta

Pros: Have Alessandro Nesta (the best defender in italy)
      Good winger
      Good striker
Cons: Prone to red card
      Rather hard to stand against English teams
	Red card is extremely critical

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7.Milan
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2000/2001 league position: 6th
Stadium: Giuseppe Meazza, Milan
Capacity: 85443(All seated with under soil heating)
Star Players: Paolo Maldini(D LC)
              Rui Costa(AM C)
              Andriy Shevchenko(F C)
Manager: Fatih Terim
Manager Description: 
Rivals: Internazionale(Derby), AS Roma, Juventus
European Championship: UEFA Cup First Round
Team description: Being included in the magnificent seven in Serie A, you 
can count on this team. Milan is known for their good 
strikers and midfielders. The most important player is 
Paolo Maldini.
Good Formations:
3-5-2 Attacking

                  FC    FC

            ^       AMC        ^
            |                  |
            ML    MC    MC    MR



               DC    DC    DC

                     GK


GK: Christian Abbiati
DC: Paolo Maldini
DC: Roque Junior
DC: Martin Laursen
ML: Serginho(Try through ball and cross ball)
MR: Gennaro Ivan Gattuso(Try through ball and cross ball)
MC: Demetrio Albertini(Try through ball and cross ball)
MC: Massimo Donati(Try through ball and cross ball)
AMC: Rui Costa(Try through ball and cross ball)
FW: Filippo Inzaghi
FW: Andriy Sevchenko
SB1: Sebastiano Rossi
SB2: Alessandro Costacurta
SB3: Cosmin Contra
SB4: Andrea Pirlo
SB5: Javi Moreno
SB6: Vitaly Kutuzov
SB7: Umit Davala

Or like this if you prefer DMC to MC

                  FC    FC

            ^       AMC        ^
            |                  |
            ML      MC        MR

                    DMC

               DC    DC    DC

                     GK


GK: Christian Abbiati
DC: Paolo Maldini
DC: Roque Junior
DC: Alessandro Costacurta
DMC: Massimo Ambrosini
ML: Serginho(Try through ball and cross ball)
MR: Gennaro Ivan Gattuso(Try through ball and cross ball)
MC: Massimo Donati(Try through ball and cross ball)
AMC: Rui Costa(Try through ball and cross ball)
FW: Filippo Inzaghi
FW: Andriy Shevchenko
SB1: Sebastiano Rossi
SB2: Fernando Carlos Redondo
SB3: Martin Laursen
SB4: Andrea Pirlo
SB5: Javi Moreno
SB6: Vitaly Kutuzov
SB7: Demetrio Albertini

Both formation uses the same Team Instruction:
Team Instruction:
Mentality: Attacking
Passing: Short
Tackling: Normal
Pressing: On
Offside Trap: Off
Counter Attack: Off
Men Behind Ball: Off
Free Kicks: Rui Costa(Both)
Corner(L): Andriy Shevchenko
Corner(R): Rui Costa
Playmaker: Rui Costa(Free Role)
Captain: Paolo Maldini

Pros: Young Goalkeeper
      One of the best defender in Italy(Paolo Maldini)
      Great striker
      Lots of potential Midfielders
Cons: Gattuso isn't consistent
      Lack of quality Strikers for subtitutes
      Lack of quality Goalkeepers for subtitutes
      No backup for Serginho

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8.Parma
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2000/2001 league position: 4th
Stadium: Ennio Tardini, Parma
Capacity: 28000(All seated)
Star Players: Fabio Cannavaro(SW/D C)
              Hidetoshi Nakata(AM RC)
              Marco Di Vaio(F LC)
Manager: Renzo Ulivieri
Manager Description: Quite average manager, sometimes his team lost 
confidence in him because Parma is usually in the 
middle table or lower.
Rivals: 
European Championship: Champions Cup, third round qualifying phase.
Team description: This team has a lot of choices in the squad. Parma's 
main nature is attacking so set team mentality on 
attacking. The most important player in the reserves is 
Emiliano Bonazzoli. 
Good Formations:
4-3-3
               FC    FC    FC

              
            <--MC    MC    MC-->


            DL    DC    DC    DR 

                     GK

GK: Sebastien Frey
DR: Aimo Diana
DL: Junior
DC: Amedeo Mangone
DC: Fabio Cannavaro
MC: Jorge Bolano
MC: Matias Almeyda
MC: Hidetoshi Nakata
FC: Savo Milosevic
FC: Marco Di Vaio
FC: Patrick Mboma
SB1: Claudio Taffarel
SB2: Luigi Sartor
SB3: Sabri Lamouchi
SB4: Matteo Ferrari
SB5: Johan Micoud
SB6: Martin Djetou
SB7: Emiliano Bonazzoli

4-3-1-2

                  FC    FC

                    AMC  

            <--MC    MC    MC-->



            DL    DC    DC    DR 

                     GK

GK: Sebastien Frey
DR: Aimo Diana
DL: Junior
DC: Amedeo Mangone
DC: Fabio Cannavaro
MC: Johan Micoud
MC: Sabri Lamouchi
MC: Matias Almeyda
AMC: Hidetoshi Nakata
FC: Marco Di Vaio
FC: Patrick Mboma
SB1: Claudio Taffarel
SB2: Luigi Sartor
SB3: Sergei Gurenko
SB4: Stephan Appiah
SB5: Matteo Ferrari
SB6: Savo Milosevic
SB7: Emiliano Bonazzoli

Both formation uses the same Team Instruction:
Mentality: Attacking
Passing: Short
Tackling: Normal
Pressing: Yes
Offside Trap: Yes
Counter Attack: No
Men Behind Ball: No
For the set pieces(Corner and Free kick) just let the computer choose it 
for you. Parma's playmaker is Hidetoshi Nakata(Free Role recommended).
Captain: Fabio Cannavaro

Pros: Young Goalkeeper
      Has one of the best defender in Italy(Cannavaro)
      Great offense
Cons: Hard to stand against better teams(Lazio, Roma, Juventus)
      No backup for right side defenders
      No backup for attackers

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9.Roma
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2000/2001 league position: 1st
Stadium: Olimpico, Roma
Capacity: 82922(All seated)
Star Players: Cafu(D/DM R)
              Francesco Totti(AM/F RLC)
              Gabriel Batistuta(S C)
Manager: Fabio Capello
Manager Description: One of the best managers in Italy. Led by him, Roma 
is almost unstoppable. The downside is he doesn't 
praise players all the time, and it leads to unhappy 
squad members.
Rivals: Lazio(Derby), Juventus, Inter, Milan
European Championship: Champions Cup Phase 1 Group Stage
Team description: Roma is one of the strongest teams in Italy. They have a 
balanced squad member, and some of the best young 
reserve players. If this is the first time playing Serie 
A, Roma is the team of your choice.
Good Formations:
3-5-2 Attacking
                  FC    FC

            ^       AMC        ^
            |                  |
            ML    MC    MC    MR



               DC    DC    DC

                     GK
          
GK: Ivan Pellizoli
DC: Walter Samuel
DC: Antonio Carlos
DC: Saliou Lassissi
MR: Cafu(Cross ball)
ML: Vincent Candela(Cross ball)
MC: Emerson
MC: Damiano Tommasi
AMC: Francesco Totti(Try through ball and Cross ball)
FC: Vincenzo Montella(Hold up ball)
FC: Gabriel Batistuta(Long shots)
SB1: Christian Sebastian Cejas
SB2: Sebastiano Siviglia
SB3: Assuncao
SB4: Leandro Cufre
SB5: Diego Fuser
SB6: Antonio Cassano
SB7: Marco Delvecchio

Team Instruction:
Mentality: Attacking
Passing: Direct/Mixed
Tackling: Normal
Pressing: On
Offside Trap: Off
Counter Attack: Off
Men Behind Ball: Off
Free Kicks: Francesco Totti(Both)
Corner(L): Vincent Candela
Corner(R): Damiano Tommasi
Playmaker: Francesco Totti
Captain: Francesco Totti

Pros: Great defense
      Consistent goal scoring attackers
      Best playmaker
Cons: No backup for Candela
      Little challenge


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