FMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFM! MuleAthon's Football Manager 2005 Player Guide and General FAQ Written by James "MuleAthon" Martin Started on 6th March 2005 This guide is for Football Manager 2005 and Worldwide Soccer Manager 2005. Please note that data updates and super leagues may mean that some of this data is incorrect. Please don't bother telling me that. This Guide may only be hosted on GameFAQs.com, unless I am directly approached by another site and approve that site accordingly. I can't do ASCII Art. At all. Email me (at the bottom) if you have any. DON'T EMAIL ME TELLING ME THIS ISN'T FINISHED. I KNOW. IT'S GETTING DONE. Mattias "UnHoLyAnGeL" Holmström deserves as much credit as anyone in the making of this FAQ. Praise him. FMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFM! Contents [Codes, use CTRL+F to find section] 1. Version History [FM001] 2. Player List [FM002] (a) Goalkeepers [FM003] (b) Defenders [FM004] (c) Midfielders [FM005] (d) Strikers [FM006] (e) Unclassified, at the moment [FM007] (f) Original List [FM008] 3. Frequently Asked Questions [FM009] 4. Legal Stuff [FM010] 5. Contact Details [FM011] 6. Credits [FM012] FMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFM! M 1.Version History [FM001]: ! FMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFM! 0.1 - 6th March 05 - Started Guide, Layout. Players names Listed. 0.7 - 15th April 05 - More players added to list. 1.0 - 18th April 05 - Current players ordered. It looks like an FAQ now! FUTURE: 1.5 - NO IDEA WHEN - Players as good as done. FMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFM! M 2.Player List [FM002]: ! FMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFM! All of the players will be listed in the following format: NAME: The player's name CLUB: The player's starting club POSITION: The player's position(s) AGE: The players age VALUE: How much the player is worth at the start of a new game ASKING PRICE: (only if applicable) How much the club want for the player NOTES: Any comments that I've taken from either the message boards or my own knowledge of this player, that I feel should be made known to the world. CREDIT: If this isn't one of my own recommendations, whoever did mention the player will be credited. The Players: GOALKEEPERS [FM003]: NAME: Diego Benaglio CLUB: VfB Stuttgart POSITION: GK AGE: 20 VALUE: £250,000 ASKING PRICE: NOTES: NAME: Kasper Schmeichel CLUB: Man City POSITION: Gk AGE: 17 VALUE: £250,000 ASKING PRICE: NOTES: Son of Man U God Peter Schmeichel. NAME: Thomas Sorensen CLUB: Aston Villa POSITION: GK AGE: 28 VALUE: £4 million, approx. NOTES: Has NEVER stoped performing for me. Fantastic GK. DEFENDERS [FM004]: NAME: Naldo CLUB: RS Futebol POSTIION: DC AGE: 19 VALUE: ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Trond Erik Bertelsen CLUB: Haugeshund POSTIION: D/DM L AGE: 20 VALUE: 150k approx NOTES: Very useful utility left back for smaller premiership or championship teams. Still doing well in the Champions League for me as Villa. NAME: Frank de Boer CLUB: Burghausen POSTIION: SW/D C AGE: 34 VALUE: £10k NOTES: EXCELLENT BUY. The guy's a legend. NAME: Mario Giovany Acevado CLUB: ? POSTIION: D/F RLC AGE: 35 VALUE: £1(ONE)k NOTES: Very useful utility player for smaller clubs. NAME: Kroldup CLUB: POSTIION: DC AGE: VALUE ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Kamphuis CLUB: POSTIION: D/DM R AGE: VALUE ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Guy Demel CLUB: Bayer Leverkusen POSTIION: D/DM C AGE: 23 VALUE: £250k approx ASKING PRICE: Between £40k and £100k NOTES: Brilliant signing for all those in need of a DC. CREDIT: NAME: John O'Shea CLUB: Man Utd POSITION: D LC AGE: 23 VALUE: £4,100,000 ASKING PRICE: NOTES: Very good signing, often available on a Bosman. NAME: Nigel de Jong CLUB: Ajax POSITION: D RLC AGE: 19 VALUE: £3,300,000 ASKING PRICE: NOTES: Promising defender from youngster producing Ajax. NAME: Daniel CLUB: Sevilla POSITION: D/Dm R AGE: 21 VALUE: £5,000,000 ASKING PRICE: NOTES: Costs 10m+, but does a great job, very reliable. NAME: Luisao CLUB: Benfica POSITION: D C AGE: 23 VALUE: £1,400,000 ASKING PRICE: NOTES: NAME: Alex CLUB: PSV POSITION: D C AGE: 22 VALUE: £1,600,000 ASKING PRICE: NOTES: NAME: Dédé CLUB: Dortmund POSITION: D/Dm L AGE: 26 VALUE: £6,500,000 ASKING PRICE: NOTES: Free after first season, AWE.... SOME!!!! MIDFIELDERS [FM005]: NAME: Daniel Bierofka CLUB: Bayer Leverkusen POSTIION: AMRL AGE: 24 VALUE: £1.2 million ASKING PRICE: £400k NOTES: If you don't but this guy, your head needs looking at. NAME: Alex Aguinaga CLUB: Quito POSTIION: AMRC AGE: 36 VALUE: 60k NOTES: Don't be fooled by his age, the guy's a legend, he's superb. NAME: Freddy Guarin CLUB: Envigado POSTIION: DMRC AGE:19 VALUE: £1.1 million NOTES: Superb buy, will make any first team NAME: Anthony Vanden Borre CLUB: Anderlecht POSTIION: SW/D/DM RC AGE: 17 VALUE: £750k NOTES: Another excellent youth midfielder. NAME: Juan Sebastian Veron CLUB: Chelsea (On loan at Internazionale) POSTIION: MC AGE: 28 VALUE: £6million ASKING PRICE: £4million NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Rafael van der Vaart CLUB: Ajax POSTIION: AMRLC AGE: VALUE ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Bastian Schweinsteiger CLUB: FC Bayren Munich POSTIION: AMRC AGE: 19 VALUE ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME:Cristiano Ronaldo CLUB: Manchester United POSTIION: FRLC AGE: 20 VALUE: ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Joaquin CLUB: Real Betis POSTIION: AMR AGE: 22 VALUE: ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Quinton Fortune CLUB: Manchester United POSTIION: AGE: VALUE ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Bruno Fernandes CLUB: Sporting Lisbon POSTIION: AMR AGE: 17 VALUE: 100k approx NOTES: Needs a few loan seasons, but very good value. NAME: Vaslis Tsiartas CLUB: Unattached POSTIION: AMLC AGE: 30 NOTES: Free. Good signing as a backup midfielder for all teams. NAME: Hakan Yakin CLUB: Stuttgard POSTIION: AMC AGE: 26 VALUE: £1.5 million approx ASKING PRICE: £275k NOTES: On newer patches, you may have to wait a season for a loan deal to finish. NAME: Petter Vaagen Moen CLUB: Ham Kam POSTIION: MRLC AGE: 19 VALUE: £500k NOTES: Decent for a couple of seasons, becomes very good. Play as a winger. NAME: Limbersky CLUB: POSTIION: DM LRC AGE: VALUE ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Alexander Mostovoi CLUB: Free Transfer POSTIION: AMC AGE: 35 NOTES: Very decent, good free signing for championship teams. NAME: Adrianinho CLUB: POSTIION: AGE: VALUE ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Darren Fletcher CLUB: Man Utd POSITION: Am RC AGE: 20 VALUE: £7,750,000 ASKING PRICE: NOTES: New Beckham, Very good. NAME: Walter Baseggio CLUB: Anderlecht POSITION: M C AGE: 25 VALUE: £1,400,000 ASKING PRICE: NOTES: Good Technichal Stats, not so pacey. NAME: Salvatore Gambino CLUB: Dortmund POSITION: AM RLC AGE: 20 VALUE: £1,500,000 ASKING PRICE: NOTES: NAME: Shaun Wright-Philips CLUB: Man City POSITION: AM R AGE: 22 VALUE: £6,250,000 ASKING PRICE: NOTES: STRIKERS [FM006]: NAME: Lebohang Mokoena CLUB: Orlando Pirates POSTIION: FC AGE: 17 VALUE: £200k NOTES: Highly recommended. Often plays better as a AMC. CREDIT: NAME: Adriano CLUB: Internazionale POSTIION: FLC AGE: 22 VALUE: £40 million + NOTES: Best left footed player IN THE WORLD. Superb. CREDIT: NAME: George Junior Weah CLUB: AC Milan Under 20's POSTIION: FC AGE: 16 VALUE: £1.1 million NOTES: Could probably enter any premiership team with ease. That good. NAME: Dwight Pezzarossi CLUB: Unattached POSTIION: FRLC AGE: 24 VALUE: Free Transfer NOTES: Decent Guatemalean Centre Forward. NAME: Mario Giovany Acevado CLUB: ? POSTIION: D/F RLC AGE: 35 VALUE: £1(ONE)k NOTES: Very useful utility player for smaller clubs. NAME: Ilhan Mansiz CLUB: Originally on Bosman, with Patch ? POSTIION: FC AGE: 28 VALUE: Free Transfer/? NOTES: Very Useful free signing, god-like goalscorer. NAME: Carlos Tevez CLUB: Boca Juniors/Corinthians(with update) POSTIION: FC AGE: 19 VALUE: £5.25million NOTES: Arguably the best young FC in the game. CREDIT: NAME: Robinho CLUB: Santos POSTIION: FC AGE: 19 VALUE: £7million NOTES: Another quality, if expensive, FC. CREDIT: NAME: Fernando Cavenaghi CLUB: Spartak Moscow POSTIION: FC AGE: 20 VALUE: £4.3 million NOTES: another VERY good South American FC. CREDIT: NAME: Adrianinho CLUB: POSTIION: AM/F LC AGE: VALUE ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Daniel Friedheim Holm CLUB: POSTIION: FC AGE: 19 VALUE: £800k NOTES: Decent FC, I believe is better as AMC. CREDIT: NAME: Hernan Crespo CLUB: Chelsea (On loan at AC Milan) POSTIION: FC AGE: 28 VALUE: ASKING PRICE: £1.2 million NOTES: Quality for not very much investment. CREDIT: NAME: Enzo Giovanni Scorza CLUB: POSTIION: FC AGE: 16 VALUE ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Valeri Bojinov CLUB: Lecce POSITION: SC AGE: 18 VALUE: £13 m ASKING PRICE: NOTES: Bulgarian Wayne Rooney, 'nuff said. NAME: Gianfranco Zola CLUB: Cagliari POSITION: Am/F RLC AGE: 38 VALUE: £300,000 ASKING PRICE: NOTES: It's Zola FFS! Still a God! NAME: Benito Carbone CLUB: Catanzaro POSITION: F RC AGE: 32 VALUE: £1,900,000 ASKING PRICE: NOTES: NAME: Gabriel Batistuta CLUB: Al Arabi (QAT) POSITION: SC AGE: 35 VALUE: £450,000 ASKING PRICE: NOTES: Old Argentinian Legend. NAME: Romário CLUB: Fluminese (joining América (RJ)) POSITION: SC AGE: 38 VALUE: £240,000 ASKING PRICE: NOTES: World Cup 94, 'nuff said. NAME: Lilian Laslandes CLUB: Bordeaux POSITION: SC AGE: 32 VALUE: £1,000,000 ASKING PRICE: NOTES: NAME: Edixon Perea CLUB: Atlético National POSITION: SC AGE: 20 VALUE: £2,700,000 ASKING PRICE: NOTES: VERY prolific, scores much. Pacey and strong. AS YET UNCLASSIFIED [FM007]: NAME: Jamie Ward CLUB: POSTIION: AGE: VALUE ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Vicente CLUB: POSTIION: AGE: VALUE ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Gasbaronni CLUB: POSTIION: AGE: VALUE ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Vargas CLUB: POSTIION: AGE: VALUE ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Reina CLUB: POSTIION: AGE: VALUE ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Juan CLUB: POSTIION: AGE: VALUE ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Kleber CLUB: POSTIION: AGE: VALUE ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Juan Roman Riquelme CLUB: POSTIION: AGE: VALUE ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Camel Meriem CLUB: POSTIION: AGE: VALUE ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Ewerthon CLUB: POSTIION: AGE: VALUE ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Micheal Rensing CLUB: POSTIION: AGE: VALUE ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: NAME: Wesley Sneijder CLUB: POSTIION: AGE: VALUE ASKING PRICE: NOTES: CREDIT: N.B. At the moment, this list is very basic. All of the players listed below will eventually be incorporated, in an order. ROUGH LIST [FM008]: chris coupe Daniel Bierofka Jan Lastuvka Rafael Van der Vaart Bastian Schweinsteiger C.Ronaldo Jamie Ward Anthony Vanden Borre joaquin vicente gasbaronni vargas reina juan kleber riquelme Vincent Kompany Lebohang Mokoena Juan Sebastian Veron Thomas Rosicky Vicente Camel Meriem Ewerthon Michael Reiziger Adriano Quinton Fortune michael rensing Freddy Guarin Naldo trond erik bertelsen (haugeshund, 200k) bruno fernandes (sporting lisbon, 10k) george junior weah (ac milan, 250k) vaslis tsiartas (free) hajan yakin (stuttgard, 325k) petter vaagen moen (ham kam, 800k) frank de boer (burghausen, 24k) dwight pezzarossi (sp?, free, guatemalan forward) mario giovany acevado (sp?, 1(one, not typo)k, guatemalan def/forward) Wesley Sneijder Kroldrup (DC) Limbersky (DM LRC) Kamphuis (D/DM R) Demel (D/DM) - as low as £40K! antonio silvano (juve reserves/u20's) 50k ilhan mansiz (free transfer, injured for first three months though) mostovoi (free, class player) alex aguinaga (quito, 65K) Carlos Tevez Robinho Fernando Cavenaghi Adrianinho Daniel Freidheim Holm hernan Crespo Enzo Giovanni Scorza olisidabe Antonio Coelho *Italian U-21 Players (randomly generated stats, so no point for names)* Valeri Bojinov Gianfranco Zola Benito Carbone Gabriel Batistuta Romario Laslandes Darren Fletcher John O'shea Kasper Schmiechel(sp) Edixion Perea Alessio Cerci Walter Baseggio Pierre van Hooijdonk Diego Daniel Barreto (GK) - Cerro Porteno Salvatore Gambino (AM R/L/C) - Dortmund Alejandro Sanchez Fernandez (S C) - Perugia Diego Benaglio (GK) - VfB Stuttgart Nigel De Jong Wright-Phillips (AMR) - awesome, wait till u can get him on free Daniel (DR) - costs 10mil+ but does a great job, very reliable Luisao (DC) - solid centre back Alex (DC) - amazing, good stats and scores too Dede (DL) - excellent stats and performs good Tim Wiese (GK) - good all round stats, no messing about Cisse (SC) - wait until he gets unhappy at liverpool Downing (AML) - bid when he gets unhappy, after a few seasons amazing Kallstrom (AMC) - IMO best mental and technical stats in game, Deco (AMC) - good backup and bench warmer, gets tired easily Bojinov (SC) - outstanding, get on free transfer Zander Diamond (Aberdeen) Andreas isaksson (gk) jan kristiansen (amrlc) Philipe mexes (dc) fabio paim bruno fernandes ross hepburn joe hamill ian murray scott brown derek riordan liguera (argentinian midfielder) Gaetano D'Agostino Jerome Rothen Alvaro Novo Simao from Benfica pa madouh kah(sp) Giorgios Karagounis Zanetti Umit Ozkan Diego Tristan Fabio rochemback sanli tuncay Steven Reid Luis Fabiano Diego (porto) maciej koryzym (sp)- 16 year old random stats but can be very good zurawski -poor first touch but very clinical finisher FMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFM! M 3. Frequently Asked Questions [FM009] ! FMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFM! Q: Patch? A: Go to www.thedugout.net and download the patch (might not be friendly for 56kers). If it's zipped/compressed, extract it. Then, run the executable. Let it run. Don't cancel it. When it says "Update Complete", start a new game, and the game will be fully updated. Simple as. Make sure that you complete all of your patching before commencing a new game. Otherwise some data updates and engine changes wont take effect. The latest patch (and final, so far as i know) takes the game version to 5.03. MAKE SURE YOU DOWNLOAD THE APPROPRIATE VERSION! If you have 56k, the data update isn't a good idea, and if you have a MAC, get the MAC version!!! Q: Editor? Add Player? A: First things first, PLEASE make sure that you have AT LEAST 256MB RAM before you attempt anything with the FM Data Editor. I personally would recommend only using the editor if you have 512MB RAM, simple because it makes things much easier and faster. If you don't, it's likely that you'll suffer terribly with INSANE processing and loading times (like 45 mins for the initial load etc). Next, backup your "db" folder, defaults to C:/Program Files/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2005/data/db Make sure that it's backed up. Then make double sure. Then load up the editor and select "Load". Load up the first file that's selected. This is your database. Wait for it to finish, and then you're free to ruin your game in whatever way you wish to. To add anyone you fancy, go to players, click edit and then "Add Player". Fill in the details as you like. If you're desperate to 'cheat'(read-"update"), but have NO ram, or like 200MB, and can't run the editor, check out www.mindcompression.com for MCFM 2005, an in-game editor. If that doesn't work, i.e. "Runtime Environment" not installed, then I'd say that you were screwed. Sorry! Q: Downloads? A: Always check www.sigames.com FIRST for any official updates. Secondly, try www.thedugout.net for everything. www.sortitoutsi.net should be your next port of call, with www.fmfaq.com also available. REMEMBER: If in doubt, GOOGLE! Q: "My skin and balls aren't working, can you help?" A: My friend phoned me and asked me precisely that question. I laughed for days but the solution is simple. When you download a skin and or ball, there will (usually) be a .zip containing all of the data. The simplest solution is to extract the data, KEEPING THE DATA TOGETHER, to the following locations: *drive*\Sport Interactive\FM2005\data\graphics\pitch(for the balls, nets etc) and *drive*\Sport Interactive\FM2005\data\skins (for skins, duh!). For skins, ensure that the ENTIRE package is kept in one folder under the name of the skin otherwise this wont work. If you are missing one or more buttons, the skin has not been completely installed, and you should delete the folder containing it and re-extract it. Q: How do I add a player's, manager's, or my own face to the game? A: http://www.abela-wadge.com/fmstuff/tutorial NB for this you HAVE to put each individual face in a new directory (this will become clear if you read the faq) and have an individual config.xml file for it to work. multiple pics in one file isn't possible (just yet). (credit goes to philipmufc for this contribution) Q: How do i play in windowed mode? A: Right click on the icon for FM2005 and click properties. Untick the full screen box and click apply. Next time you run FM it should be in a windowed mode. NB you must have a resolution GREATER than 1024x768 for this to work. Q: Debug Mode? A: Debug mode is a special "hack" on the original game that simply unlocks a few more features for the player to enjoy. IT CAUSES NO DAMAGE TO THE GAME. All that need be done id find the file "init.cfg" in the FM directory. Next, open it in Notepad, or similar, and type in it ""DEBUG_MODE"" and saving the file. This will add a TON of new options and things that weren't meant for the released version. Enjoy :P. MAY ONLY WORK ON UNPATCHED VERSIONS. Q: network Game? A: First, ensure that all of your prospective players have the same version of the game (on the introduction screen at the top). Next decide on a host, who has lots of RAM. Make him turn off his firewall, and get his ip address from www.whatismyip.com. All other players select "Join other server" from the network menu in FM. Put the host's ip address in (including dots) and join. Begin playing! NB: I'd suggest no more than about 5 players per game, or at an absolute MAXIMUM eight. The game will become very slow otherwise. Secondly, I'd also recommend putting a password on your manager, just in case you either don't trust the people you're playing with, or if you just want security. FMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFM! M 4: Legal Stuff [FM010] ! FMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFM! This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission, from James Martin, a.k.a. "MuleAthon". Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. FMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFM! M 5: Contact Details [FM011] ! FMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFM! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. if you start spamming me, I'll spam you back, and report you, and ninja death monkeys will be dispatched to your living quarters. Please don't bother. FMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFM! M 6: Credits [FM012] ! FMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFM! Big thanks to SI Games for being the best. At everything. Big thanks to Mattias "UnHoLyAnGeL" Holmström, who helped me with getting all those stats. Thanks go to everyone who contributed and bumped my message board topics to a total of over 140 posts, and everyone who posted generally. philipmufc for telling me the ASC-II art site, though I haven't used it yet. Everyone I've played with online. David O'Leary for being superb, and Mellberg for being AWESOME. That's it. You've finished. I'll leave you with my favourite lyric, from the song "Seventy Times 7" by Brand New (and "There's No "I" in Team" by Taking Back Sunday): "Is that what you call "tact"? You're as subtle as a brick in the small of the back. And I've seen more spine in a jellyfish, and even more guts in eleven year old kids." Transmission End. Copyright 2005, James Martin.