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    Elite Players Guide by NeoSephiroth007

    Version: .95 | Updated: 12/02/04 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

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    |Fifa Football 2005 Elite Players Guide|
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    Game: Fifa Football 2005 (a.k.a. Fifa Soccer 2005)
    Producer: EA Sports (http://www.easports.com)
    Systems: PC, XBOX, GC, PS2
    
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    |Contents|
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    1. Introduction
    2. Updates List
    3. Preliminary Information
    4. Squad Management Overview
    5. Goal Keepers
    6. Defenders
    7. Midfielders
    8. Forwards
    9. Creation Centre Information
    10. Career Mode Information
    11. Frequently Asked Questions, Tips and General Advice
    12. Credits
    13. Legal Information
    
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    |1. Introduction|
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    Hi all.  This is my first FAQ so I hope you find it useful.  If you need any
    help with or want to comment on the guide, need help with the game, or just
    want to chat, then please email me at (oblivions_end007@hotmail.com).
    
    Fifa 2005 is definately one of the best Fifa games yet.  It has a lot of new
    and improved features that have improved gameplay by monumental proportions
    over last year's installment.  Career Mode is one of these features that
    have been updated, and to complete career mode easily, you might want to
    trade a few elite players to your team.  However, outside Career Mode
    you can also trade players with no limitations in the Squad Management
    Mode.  Due to the value and abilities of players changing in Career Mode,
    this guide will focus on the Squad Management Mode, however you can still
    use the information in this guide in Career Mode.  I will also give a run
    down of what the statistics in the Create Player Mode do in terms of how
    they add up to your player's overall statistics.
    
    As there are 4 types of players in the game, I have split this guide into
    4 sections.  Each section is then divided up into the specific field
    positions (eg. CAM etc.).  Then players will be ranked in terms of skill
    (SKL) level.  There will be some other general interest information for
    each player.
    
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    |2. Updates List|
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    Version 0.75: Created guide and added preliminary information.
    Version 0.76: Fixed small errors and added information to section 11
    Version 0.95: Created Career Mode section and fixed some errors.
    
    To Do List:
    -Complete Creation Zone Section
    -Collaborate extra statistics
    
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    |3. Preliminary Information|
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    This guide was produced with the PS2 version of Fifa 2005, however Im sure
    you can use it with the GC, XBOX and PC versions as well, as they would
    probably have the same data.
    
    Note: All squads have been updated from the end of the previous transfer
    window.  Also, you may see some significant attribute changes with some
    players from Fifa 2004 (eg. Didier Drogba had a SKL of 69 in 2004 and now
    has a SKL of 88).  These team lists mean that certain players are missing
    from the game.  You can quite easily make them in the Creation Centre if
    you really want to play as them, which I have noted many people doing.
    
    This is a description of how to effectively use this guide.
    
    First of all, I will describe each of the attributes.
    - SKL: Skill Level.  This determines the player's overall skill.  It is also
    partly used to determine how well the player can execute first touches etc.
    - ACC: Acceleration.  This shows how quickly a player can get to full speed
    from a stop.  This doesnt affect your skill rating.
    - AGG: Aggression. This determines how likely your player is to take on an
    opponent.  This doesnt affect your skill rating.
    - ANT: Anticipation. This shows how likely your player is of anticipating an
    opponent's next move.  This doesnt affect your skill rating.
    - BAL: Balance. This judges whether or not your player will fall over easily
    or not when using skill moves.  This doesnt affect your skill rating.
    - BALL: Ball Control.  The higher this stat, the better the player will be at
    performing first touch moves and just generally keeping the ball.
    - COMP: Composure.  This determines how likely your player will stay calm in
    situations.  Probably the most useless stat, this doesnt affect your skill
    rating.
    - CREAT: Creativity.  This shows how forward thinking the player is.  In other
    words, the better the creativity of the player, the more likely that player
    will see open players or will use skill moves.  This doesnt affect your skill
    rating.
    - CROSS: Crossing.  This allows players to cross the ball well from the wings.
    However, you'll still cross poorly if you arent facing the right direction or
    are going to fast.  Surprisingly, this doesnt affect your skill rating.
    - DRIB: Dribbling.  This stat judges how well the player can dribble the ball
    at high speed.
    - HAND: Handling.  This stat shows how well the player handles the ball. This
    only applies to keepers.
    - HEAD: Heading.  This determines how well the player will use his head to
    move the ball around.
    - LONG: Long Balls.  The higher this stat, the longer and more accurate the
    player's long balls and lobs are.
    - MARK: Marking.  This judges how well a player can guard an opposition player
    which just means how likely they are of stopping them getting the ball.
    - PACE: Pace.  Arguably the most important stat in the game.  This determines
    how fast your player can run.
    - PASS: Passing.  The higher this stat, the more accurate the passes that the
    player attempts.
    - POS: Positioning.  This stat determines how well a player positions himself
    in front of goal.  This only applies to keepers.
    - REF: Reflexes.  This stat shows how good a players reflexes are.  This only
    applies to keepers.
    - RUSH: Rushing.  This stat judges how aggressively the player grabs the ball
    from a strikers feet.  This obviously only applies to keepers.
    - SHT ACC: Shot Accuracy.  This determines how likely a shot will hit the
    target.  You still have to be facing the right direction but it does help.
    - SHT PWR: Shot Power.  This judges how hard the player kicks the ball when
    shooting for goal.  Generally when you power up a shot, a player with a higher
    power will kick it harder than someone with the same power up but lower power
    stat.
    - STAM: Stamina.  This shows how long your player can sprint for before they
    get tired.  This doesnt affect your skill rating.
    - STR: Strength.  The higher this stat is, the more players you can move out
    of the way in dead ball situations.  (eg. A player with 99 STR can move any
    other player out of the way, while a player with 10 STR cant move anyone.)
    - TKL: Tackling.  Determines how likely a player can pull off a successful
    tackle.
    
    Although most of these stats are important, the stats that dont affect the SKL
    rating are just there for the AI control to use.
    
    This is how I will list all the players along with an example:
    
    [Player Name] - [Age] - [SKL] - [Club]
    Peter Reed    -  17   -   91  - Manchester United
    
    Also, you should refer to section 11 for some important information on each
    player type.
    
    Note: More statistics will be added later.
    
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    |4. Squad Management Overview|
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    Squad Management is located in the My Fifa 2005 menu.  This area allows you
    to customize teams by trading players.  There are no fee restrictions,
    prestige points, boards of directors, offer rejections or player swappings
    here.  You can trade whoever you like to wherever you like.  However, you
    must have more than 18 players minimum, and less than 30 players in total!
    
    You also need at least 1 keeper.  You may be able to trade all your keepers
    away, but only keepers can play the keeper position so it really defeats the
    purpose of getting rid of them all.  Also, the majority, if not all, the
    outfield players have very crappy keeper ratings anyway, so it is kinda
    pointless not having a keeper.
    
    Now, I will describe how to use the Squad Management Mode.  It is very simple
    to use, but unfortunately it is very slow and you may find yourself getting
    irritated by the amount of time you spend creating a team.  However, this is
    generally due to you having to search for good players.
    
    First of all, you should choose a team to trade a player FROM.  You always
    trade out.  To select a team, you first press either L1 or R1 to move through
    the Leagues in the game (eg. FA Premier League).  Once you have chosen a
    League, you then press either L2 or R2 to select a team from that league
    (eg. Manchester United).  Simple eh?  Now, once you have chosen your team,
    a list of players will be shown along with each player's age, postion and
    attributes.  This allows you to quickly glance at, and sort the players into
    specific categories by pressing Square.  You can also press Circle to see a
    set of graphs that give a better indication of a specific player's attributes.
    Once you have chosen a player to trade, highlight that player, and press X.
    A popup will appear.  You can now select the team you want to trade this
    player TO.
    
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    |5. Goal Keepers|
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    Goal Keepers are essential to a team's success.  They guard the goal, and
    in terms of Fifa 2005's formations, you need at least 1 per team to actually
    play the game.  In this section of the guide, a list of all the keepers with
    a skill level (SKL) of 80 or above has been added.  There are quite a few
    keepers that fit into this category, and unless you intend on modifying a
    lot of different teams, then you probably wont need all of them.
    
    Keepers will be listed firstly under their SKL rating and then by the player's
    name.  Other information added includes age, and club they play for.  This
    will allow you to easily identify a player from the default squads.
    
    Note: You can always press Square on the positions list when viewing a team
    to sort the players into position order.
    
    Player List:
    
    [Player Name]             -  [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Gianluigi Buffon          -   96   -  26   - Juventus
    Casillas                  -   94   -  23   - Real Madrid
    Oliver Kahn               -   94   -  35   - Bayern Munich
    Marcos                    -   93   -  31   - Palmeiras
    Edwin Van der Sar         -   93   -  33   - Fulham
    Francesco Toldo           -   92   -  32   - Inter Milan
    Carlo Cudicini            -   91   -  30   - Chelsea
    Shay Given                -   91   -  28   - Newcastle
    Fabian Barthez            -   90   -  33   - Marseille
    Dida                      -   90   -  30   - AC Milan
    Antonis Nikopolidis       -   90   -  32   - Olympiakos
    Canizares                 -   89   -  34   - Valencia
    Tim Howard                -   89   -  25   - Manchester United
    Mickael Landreau          -   89   -  25   - Nantes
    David James               -   88   -  34   - Manchester City
    Molina                    -   88   -  34   - Deportivo La Caruna
    Timo Hildebrand           -   87   -  25   - Stuttgart
    Jens Lehmann              -   87   -  34   - Arsenal
    Petr Cech                 -   86   -  22   - Chelsea
    Reina                     -   86   -  22   - Villarreal
    Victor Valdes             -   86   -  22   - Barcelona
    Rogerio Ceni              -   85   -  31   - Sao Paulo
    Brad Friedel              -   85   -  33   - Blackburn
    Antti Niemi               -   85   -  32   - Southampton
    Angelo Peruzzi            -   85   -  34   - Lazio
    Roy Carroll               -   84   -  26   - Manchester United
    Robert Douglas            -   84   -  32   - Celtic
    Christian Abbiati         -   83   -  27   - AC Milan
    Hans-Jorg Butt            -   83   -  30   - Bayer Leverkusen
    Gregory Coupet            -   83   -  31   - Lyon
    Jerzy Dudek               -   83   -  31   - Liverpool
    Sebastian Frey            -   83   -  24   - Parma
    Stefan Klos               -   83   -  33   - Rangers
    Helge Payer               -   83   -  25   - SK Rapid Wien
    Prats                     -   83   -  32   - Real Betis
    Flavio Roma               -   83   -  30   - AS Monaco
    Javier Lopez Vallejo      -   83   -  28   - Villarreal
    Vitor Baia                -   82   -  34   - FC Porto
    Cesar                     -   82   -  32   - Real Madrid
    Morgan De Sanctis         -   82   -  27   - Udinese
    Rein van Duijnhoven       -   82   -  36   - VfL Bochum
    Fabio                     -   82   -  23   - Vasco Da Gama
    Charles Itandje           -   82   -  21   - Lens
    Jussi Jaaskelainen        -   82   -  29   - Bolton
    Kasey Keller              -   82   -  34   - Tottenham
    Pat Onstad                -   82   -  36   - San Jose
    Ricardo                   -   82   -  28   - Sporting Lisbon
    Thomas Sorensen           -   82   -  28   - Aston Villa
    Mark Schwarzer            -   82   -  31   - Middlesborough
    Tim Wiese                 -   82   -  22   - Kaiserslautern
    Richard Wright            -   82   -  26   - Everton
    Adin Brown                -   81   -  26   - New England
    Julio Cesar               -   81   -  24   - Flamengo
    Helton                    -   81   -  26   - Uniao Leiria
    Chris Kirkland            -   81   -  23   - Liverpool
    Nigel Martyn              -   81   -  38   - Everton
    Palop                     -   81   -  30   - Valencia
    Ulrich Rame               -   81   -  31   - Bordeaux
    Frank Rost                -   81   -  31   - Schalke 04
    Tapia                     -   81   -  37   - Santos
    Manuel Almunia            -   80   -  27   - Arsenal
    Aranzubia                 -   80   -  24   - Atletico De Bilbao
    Fabio Costa               -   80   -  26   - Corinthians
    Robert Enke               -   80   -  27   - Hannover 96
    Craig Gordon              -   80   -  21   - Hearts
    Kevin Hartman             -   80   -  30   - Los Angeles
    Juninho                   -   80   -  23   - Esp. Club Vitoria
    David Marshall            -   80   -  19   - Celtic
    Faryd A. Camilo Mondragon -   80   -  33   - Galatasaray
    Mora                      -   80   -  31   - Levante
    Moreira                   -   80   -  22   - Benfica
    Ivan Pelizzoli            -   80   -  23   - Roma
    Paul Robinson             -   80   -  24   - Tottenham
    Jonny Walker              -   80   -  29   - NY/NJ Metrostars
    
    
    Note:  The skill level of a keeper does not give the best indication of how
    good they are.  You should ALWAYS check the keeper specific attributes as
    well to find out how good they are.  Refer to section 11 for more information.
    
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    |6. Defenders|
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    Defenders are possibly the most underrated players in football.  They have the
    task of stopping the strikers from going one on one with the keeper.  Which 
    makes choosing quality defenders a vital part of any team structure.
    
    Again, in this section, a list of all defenders from skill level 80 or above
    is here.  Firstly, the players will be ranked by position, then by skill
    level.  There are various positions that defenders play in.  These are LWB,
    LB, LCB, CB, RCB, RB, RWB and SW.
    
    Note: There may be some positions that have not been listed below.  This is
    because there are no players that play in this position that have a skill of
    80 or over.
    
    Note: For more information on defenders, refer to section 11.
    
    Player List:
    
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    | LWB: |
    --------
    [Player Name]    - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Philipp Lahm     -  84   -  20   - Stuttgart
    Amedeo Carboni   -  83   -  39   - Valencia
    Patrice Evra     -  82   -  23   - AS Monaco
    Bixente Lizarazu -  82   -  34   - Marseille
    Markus Munch     -  81   -  31   - Panathinaikos
    Vincent Candela  -  80   -  30   - Roma
    
    -------
    | LB: |
    -------
    [Player Name]            - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    R. Carlos                -  87   -  31   - Real Madrid
    Ashley Cole              -  87   -  23   - Arsenal
    Wayne Bridge             -  85   -  24   - Chelsea
    R. Bravo                 -  84   -  23   - Real Madrid
    Ivan Cordoba             -  82   -  27   - Inter Milan
    Gabriel Heinze           -  82   -  26   - Manchester Utd
    John Arne Riise          -  82   -  23   - Liverpool
    Giovanni Van Bronckhorst -  82   -  29   - Barcelona
    Sylvain Armand           -  81   -  24   - PSG
    Cristian Chivu           -  81   -  23   - Roma
    Kakhaber Kaladze         -  81   -  26   - AC Milan
    Sergi                    -  81   -  32   - Atletico de Madrid
    
    --------
    | LCB: |
    --------
    [Player Name]       - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Cris                -  86   -  27   - Lyon
    Jose Gomes Edmilson -  84   -  28   - Barcelona
    Kevin Hofland       -  83   -  25   - Wolfsburg
    
    -------
    | CB: |
    -------
    [Player Name]              - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Alessandro Nesta           -  94   -  28   - AC Milan
    Sol Campbell               -  93   -  29   - Arsenal
    Lucio                      -  93   -  26   - Bayern Munich
    Jaap Stam                  -  93   -  32   - AC Milan
    Rio Ferdinand              -  92   -  25   - Manchester Utd
    Paolo Maldini              -  91   -  36   - AC Milan
    Roberto Fabian Ayala       -  90   -  31   - Valencia
    Ciro Ferrara               -  89   -  37   - Juventus
    Christoph Metzelder        -  89   -  23   - Borussia Dortmund
    Walter Adrian Samuel       -  89   -  26   - Real Madrid
    John Terry                 -  89   -  23   - Chelsea
    Daniel Van Buyten          -  89   -  26   - Hamburg SV
    Dianbobo Balde             -  88   -  28   - Celtic
    Ricardo Carvalho           -  88   -  26   - Chelsea
    Fernando Meira             -  88   -  26   - Stuttgart
    Jens Nowotny               -  88   -  30   - Bayer Leverkusen
    Kolo Toure                 -  88   -  23   - Arsenal
    J. Andrade                 -  87   -  26   - Deportivo La Coruna
    Fabio Cannavaro            -  87   -  30   - Juventus
    William Gallas             -  87   -  27   - Chelsea
    Jonathan Woodgate          -  87   -  24   - Real Madrid
    Christian Worns            -  87   -  32   - Borussia Dortmund
    Mario Yepes                -  87   -  28   - PSG
    Marcelo Jose Bordon        -  86   -  28   - Schalke 04
    Sami Hyypia                -  86   -  30   - Liverpool
    Valerien Ismael            -  86   -  28   - SV Werder Bremen
    Marchena                   -  86   -  25   - Valencia
    Gabriel A. Milito          -  86   -  23   - Real Zaragoza
    Tomas Ujfalusi             -  86   -  26   - Firenze
    Markus Babbel              -  85   -  31   - Stuttgart
    Juan                       -  85   -  25   - Bayer Leverkusen
    Mikael Silvestre           -  85   -  27   - Manchester Utd
    Sebastian Squillaci        -  85   -  24   - AS Monaco
    Igor Tudor                 -  85   -  26   - Juventus
    Jamie Carragher            -  84   -  26   - Liverpool
    Conto                      -  84   -  35   - Lazio
    Traianos Dellas            -  84   -  28   - Roma
    John O'Shea                -  84   -  23   - Manchester Utd
    Marvin Andrews             -  83   -  28   - Rangers
    Wes Brown                  -  83   -  24   - Manchester Utd
    Frank Fahrehorst           -  83   -  26   - SV Werder Bremen
    Juanito                    -  83   -  28   - Real Betis
    Zurab Khizanishvili        -  83   -  22   - Rangers
    Mladen Krstajic            -  83   -  30   - Schalke 04
    Samuel Osei Kuffour        -  83   -  27   - Bayern Munich
    Martin Laursen             -  83   -  27   - Aston Villa
    Thomas Linke               -  83   -  34   - Bayern Munich
    Johan Mjallby              -  83   -  33   - Levante
    Patrick Muller             -  83   -  27   - RCD Mallorca
    Jean-Alain Boumsong        -  82   -  24   - Rangers
    Stephane Henchoz           -  82   -  29   - Liverpool
    Karanka                    -  82   -  30   - Athletic de Bilbao
    Nicola Legrottaglie        -  82   -  26   - Juventus
    Rafael Marquez             -  82   -  25   - Barcelona
    Philippe Mexes             -  82   -  22   - Roma
    Nadal                      -  82   -  38   - RCD Mallorca
    Pavon                      -  82   -  24   - Real Madrid
    Mauricio Andres Pellegrino -  82   -  32   - Valencia
    Pochettino                 -  82   -  32   - RCD Espanyol
    Facundo Quiroga            -  82   -  26   - Wolfsburg
    Julien Rodriguez           -  82   -  26   - AS Monaco
    Pablo Alfaro               -  81   -  35   - Sevilla
    Jose Antonio Garcia Calvo  -  81   -  29   - Atletico de Madrid
    Jorge Costa                -  81   -  32   - FC Porto
    Daniel                     -  81   -  31   - Palmeiras
    Sylvain Distin             -  81   -  26   - Manchester City
    Matteo Ferrari             -  81   -  24   - Roma
    Alain Goma                 -  81   -  31   - Fulham
    Zdenck Grygera             -  81   -  24   - Ajax
    Ingo Hertzsch              -  81   -  27   - Kaiserslautern
    Sotiris Kyrgiakos          -  81   -  25   - Panathinaikos
    Olaf Melberg               -  81   -  26   - Aston Villa
    Uwe Mohrle                 -  81   -  24   - H. Rostock
    Oleguer                    -  81   -  24   - Barcelona
    Steven Pressley            -  81   -  30   - Hearts
    Jose Vitor Roque Junior    -  81   -  28   - Bayer Leverkusen
    Nestor Roberto Sensini     -  81   -  37   - Udinese
    Dejan Stefanovic           -  81   -  29   - Portsmouth
    Stanislav Varga            -  81   -  31   - Celtic
    Tomasz Waldoch             -  81   -  33   - Schalke 04
    Joseph Yobo                -  81   -  23   - Everton
    Lorenzo Amoruso            -  80   -  30   - Blackburn
    Carlos Bocanegra           -  80   -  25   - Fulham
    Daniele Bonera             -  80   -  23   - Parma
    Alessandro Costacurta      -  80   -  38   - AC Milan
    Martin Demichelis          -  80   -  23   - Bayern Munich
    Marco Di Loreto            -  80   -  29   - Perugia
    Claus Lundekvam            -  80   -  31   - Southampton
    Paolo Montero              -  80   -  32   - Juventus
    Jose Karl Pierre-Fanfan    -  80   -  29   - PSG
    Eddie Pope                 -  80   -  30   - NY/NJ Metrostars
    Rigobert                   -  80   -  28   - Galatasaray
    Martin Stranzi             -  80   -  24   - Stuttgart
    Matthew Upson              -  80   -  25   - Birmingham
    Boris Zivkovic             -  80   -  28   - Stuttgart
    
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    | RCB: |
    --------
    [Player Name]       - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Pablo               -  85   -  23   - Atletico de Madrid
    Luis Amaranto Perea -  83   -  25   - Atletico de Madrid
    Cesar               -  81   -  27   - Deportivo La Coruna
    Gonzalo             -  81   -  20   - Villarreal
    
    -------
    | RB: |
    -------
    [Player Name]         - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Lilian Thuram         -  92   -  32   - Juventus
    Cafu                  -  90   -  34   - AC Milan
    Lauren                -  89   -  27   - Arsenal
    Puyol                 -  88   -  26   - Barcelona
    Giourkas Seitaridis   -  88   -  23   - FC Porto
    M. Salgado            -  87   -  28   - Real Madrid
    Jackie McNamara       -  85   -  30   - Celtic
    Juliano Hans Belletti -  84   -  28   - Barcelona
    Paulo Ferreira        -  84   -  25   - Chelsea
    Massimo Oddo          -  84   -  28   - Lazio
    Andreas Hinkel        -  82   -  22   - Stuttgart
    Gary Neville          -  82   -  29   - Manchester Utd
    Michael Reiziger      -  82   -  31   - Middlesborough
    Joos Valgaeren        -  81   -  28   - Celtic
    Gael Givet            -  80   -  22   - AS Monaco
    Niels Onde Kamphuis   -  80   -  26   - Schalke04
    Mario Melchiot        -  80   -  27   - Birmingham
    Guiseppe Pancaro      -  80   -  33   - AC Milan
    
    --------
    | RWB: |
    --------
    [Player Name]  - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    J Zanetti      -  90   -  31   - Inter Milan
    Willy Sagnol   -  87   -  27   - Bayern Munich
    Arne Friedrich -  84   -  25   - Hertha Berlin
    M. Pablo       -  82   -  28   - Deportivo La Coruna
    
    -------
    | SW: |
    -------
    [Player Name] - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Frederic Dehu -  81   -  31   - Marseille
    
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    |7. Midfielders|
    =--------------=
    Midfielders are the workhorses of football.  I would know.  I play mid when I
    actually play football.  We run all over the pitch, and need to be able to
    play almost all the positions to really be effective in most cases.  Therefore
    choosing the proper midfielders is essential to a great team.
    
    As in all of these sections, players have been listed firstly by position,
    and then by skill rating, from 80 up.  The positions are LWM, LDM, LCDM, LM,
    LCM, LAM, LCAM, CAM, CM, CDM, RCAM, RAM, RCM, RM, RCDM, RDM, RWM
    
    Note: There may be some positions that have not been listed below.  This is
    because there are no players that play in this position that have a skill of
    80 or over.
    
    Note: For more information on midfielders, refer to section 11.
    
    --------
    | LWM: |
    --------
    [Player Name]  - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Vincente       -  90   -  23   - Valencia
    Denilson       -  89   -  27   - Real Betis
    Ze Roberto     -  89   -  30   - Bayern Munich
    Luque          -  87   -  26   - Deportivo La Coruna
    Harry Kewell   -  86   -  25   - Liverpool
    Savio          -  84   -  30   - Real Zaragoza
    Martin Petrov  -  82   -  25   - Wolfsburg
    Laurent Robert -  82   -  29   - Newcastle
    Oliver Kapo    -  80   -  23   - Juventus
    Kizito Musampa -  80   -  27   - Atletico de Madrid
    Hasan Sas      -  80   -  28   - Galatasaray
    Simao          -  80   -  24   - Benfica
    
    ---------
    | LCDM: |
    ---------
    [Player Name] - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Helguerra     -  84   -  29   - Real Madrid
    De la Pena    -  80   -  28   - RCD Espanyol
    
    -------
    | LM: |
    -------
    [Player Name]          - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Ryan Giggs             -  92   -  30   - Manchester Utd
    Robert Pires           -  92   -  31   - Arsenal
    Dede                   -  86   -  26   - Borussia Dortmund
    Damien Duff            -  86   -  25   - Chelsea
    Arjen Robben           -  85   -  20   - Chelsea
    Predrag Djordjevic     -  84   -  32   - Olympiakos
    Fran                   -  84   -  35   - Deportivo La Coruna
    Wesley Sneijder        -  84   -  20   - Ajax
    Santiago Hernan Solari -  84   -  27   - Real Madrid
    Jerome Rothen          -  83   -  26   - PSG
    Alan Thompson          -  83   -  30   - Celtic
    Peter Lovenkrands      -  82   -  24   - Rangers
    Emre                   -  81   -  23   - Inter Milan
    John O'Brien           -  81   -  27   - Ajax
    Roger                  -  81   -  27   - Villarreal
    Gilberto               -  80   -  28   - Hertha Berlin
    
    --------
    | LCM: |
    --------
    [Player Name] - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Fabian Ernst  -  83   -  25   - SV Werder Bremen
    
    --------
    | LAM: |
    --------
    [Player Name]      - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Aparecido R. Cesar -  83   -  29   - Lazio
    Ricardinho         -  83   -  28   - Santos
    
    ---------
    | LCAM: |
    ---------
    [Player Name] - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Ronaldinho    -  93   -  24   - Barcelona
    
    --------
    | CAM: |
    --------
    [Player Name]           - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Zinedine Zidane         -  96   -  32   - Real Madrid
    Francesco Totti         -  94   -  27   - Roma
    Pablo Cesar Aimar       -  92   -  24   - Valencia
    Kaka                    -  92   -  22   - AC Milan
    Pavel Nedved            -  91   -  32   - Juventus
    Tomas Rosicky           -  91   -  23   - Borussia Dortmund
    Paul Scholes            -  91   -  29   - Manchester Utd
    Valeron                 -  91   -  29   - Deportivo La Coruna
    Deco                    -  89   -  27   - Barcelona
    Manuel Cesar Rui Costa  -  89   -  32   - AC Milan
    Andres D'Alessandro     -  88   -  23   - Wolfsburg
    Felipe                  -  88   -  26   - Flamengo
    Marcelinho              -  88   -  29   - Hertha Berlin
    Ludovic Giuly           -  87   -  28   - Barcelona
    Guti. H                 -  87   -  27   - Real Madrid
    Juninho                 -  87   -  29   - Lyon
    Roman                   -  87   -  26   - Villarreal
    Rafael van der Vaart    -  86   -  21   - Ajax
    Baraja                  -  85   -  29   - Valencia
    Joe Cole                -  85   -  22   - Chelsea
    Johan Micoud            -  85   -  31   - SV Werder Bremen
    Yildiray Basturk        -  84   -  25   - Hertha Berlin
    Eric Carriere           -  84   -  31   - Lens
    Ariel Miguel Ibagaza    -  84   -  27   - Atletico de Madrid
    Kim Kallstrom           -  84   -  22   - Rennes
    Carlos Alberto          -  83   -  19   - FC Porto
    Julio Bapista           -  83   -  22   - Sevilla
    Aliaksandr Hleb         -  83   -  23   - Stuttgart
    Pedrinho                -  83   -  27   - Palmeiras
    Robson Ponte            -  83   -  27   - Bayer Leverkusen
    Mehmet Scholl           -  83   -  33   - Bayern Munich
    Diego                   -  82   -  19   - FC Porto
    Jay-Jay                 -  82   -  31   - Bolton
    Preki                   -  82   -  41   - Kansas City
    Vladimir Smicer         -  82   -  31   - Liverpool
    Hakan Yakin             -  82   -  27   - Stuttgart
    Patrick Berger          -  81   -  30   - Portsmouth
    Marcelo Daniel Gallardo -  81   -  28   - River Plate
    Luis Oscar Gonzales     -  81   -  23   - River Plate
    Djalminha               -  80   -  34   - America
    Juninho                 -  80   -  31   - Celtic
    Dejan Petkovic          -  80   -  31   - Vasco Da Gama
    Ramon                   -  80   -  32   - Fluminense
    Roger                   -  80   -  26   - Fluminense
    Jan Simak               -  80   -  25   - AC Sparta Prague
    Yeste                   -  80   -  24   - Athletic de Bilbao
    Ferydoon Zandi          -  80   -  25   - Kaiserslautern
    
    -------
    | CM: |
    -------
    [Player Name]       - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Steven Gerrard      -  93   -  24   - Liverpool
    Roy Keane           -  91   -  33   - Manchester Utd
    Giorgos Karagounis  -  90   -  27   - Inter Milan
    Frank Lampard       -  90   -  26   - Chelsea
    Clarence Seedorf    -  90   -  28   - AC Milan
    Michael Ballack     -  89   -  27   - Bayern Munich
    Gilberto            -  89   -  27   - Arsenal
    Stilian Petrov      -  89   -  25   - Celtic
    Andrea Pirlo        -  89   -  25   - AC Milan
    Edgar Davids        -  88   -  31   - Inter Milan
    Kieron Dyer         -  88   -  25   - Newcastle
    Benoit Pedretti     -  87   -  23   - Marseille
    Ferreira Emerson    -  86   -  28   - Juventus
    Enzo Maresca        -  86   -  24   - Firenze
    Xabi Alonso         -  85   -  22   - Liverpool
    Mahamadon Diarra    -  85   -  23   - Lyon
    Thomas Graveson     -  85   -  28   - Everton
    Theodoros Zagovakis -  85   -  32   - Bolonga
    Costinha            -  84   -  29   - FC Porto
    Alexei Smertin      -  84   -  29   - Chelsea
    Andreas Zikos       -  84   -  30   - AS Monaco
    Arteta              -  84   -  22   - Real Sociedad
    Edu                 -  83   -  26   - Arsenal
    Kleberson           -  83   -  25   - Manchester Utd
    Thiago Motta        -  83   -  22   - Barcelona
    Barry Ferguson      -  82   -  26   - Blackburn
    Assuncao            -  81   -  28   - Real Betis
    Lee Bowyer          -  81   -  27   - Newcastle
    Maniche             -  81   -  26   - FC Porto
    Scott Parker        -  81   -  23   - Chelsea
    Simone Perrotta     -  81   -  26   - Roma
    Claudio Reyna       -  81   -  31   - Manchester City
    Martin Andresen     -  80   -  27   - Stabaek
    Sebastian Battaslia -  80   -  23   - Villarreal
    Stephen Hughes      -  80   -  21   - Rangers
    Maritn Jorgensen    -  80   -  27   - Firenze
    Steed Malbranque    -  80   -  24   - Fulham
    
    --------
    | CDM: |
    --------
    [Player Name]        - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Patrick Vieira       -  93   -  28   - Arsenal
    Claude Makelele      -  90   -  31   - Chelsea
    Xavi                 -  86   -  24   - Barcelona
    Dietmar Hamann       -  85   -  31   - Liverpool
    Paul Lambert         -  84   -  35   - Celtic
    Albeida              -  83   -  27   - Valencia
    Flavio               -  83   -  30   - Galatasaray
    Juan Sebastian Veron -  83   -  29   - Inter Milan
    Matius Jesus Almeyda -  82   -  30   - Brescia
    Massimo Ambosini     -  82   -  27   - AC Milan
    Aggelos Basinas      -  82   -  28   - Panathinaikos
    Nicky Butt           -  82   -  29   - Newcastle
    Zvonimir Soldo       -  82   -  36   - Stuttgart
    Frank Baumann        -  81   -  28   - SV Werder Bremen
    Matteo Brighi        -  81   -  23   - Chievo
    Owen Hargreaves      -  81   -  23   - Bayern Munich
    Neil Lennon          -  81   -  33   - Celtic
    Sunday Oliseh        -  81   -  29   - Borussia Dortmund
    Daniele De Rossi     -  81   -  21   - Roma
    Antonio Folha        -  80   -  33   - F.C. Penafiel
    Gavin Rae            -  80   -  26   - Rangers
    Renato               -  80   -  25   - Sevilla
    Alessio Tacchinardi  -  80   -  29   - Juventus
    
    --------
    | RAM: |
    --------
    [Player Name] - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Campano       -  82   -  25   - RCD Mallorca
    
    --------
    | RCM: |
    --------
    [Player Name]        - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Camel Meriem         -  82   -  24   - Bordeaux
    Pater Bernard Luccin -  81   -  25   - Atletico de Madrid
    Christian Tiffert    -  80   -  22   - Stuttgart
    
    -------
    | RM: |
    -------
    [Player Name]        - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Gianluca Zambrotta   -  91   -  27   - Juventus
    David Beckham        -  90   -  29   - Real Madrid
    Gennaro Ivan Gattuso -  89   -  26   - AC Milan
    Figo                 -  88   -  31   - Real Madrid
    Fredrick Ljungberg   -  88   -  27   - Arsenal
    Torsten Frings       -  85   -  27   - Bayern Munich
    Michael Essien       -  83   -  21   - Lyon
    Geremi               -  83   -  25   - Chelsea
    Bernd Schneider      -  83   -  30   - Bayer Leverkusen
    Didier Agathe        -  81   -  29   - Celtic
    Angelo Di Livio      -  81   -  38   - Firenze
    Fabio Baiano         -  80   -  27   - Corinthians
    Chris Burke          -  80   -  20   - Rangers
    Ray Parlour          -  80   -  31   - Middlesborough
    Quaresma             -  80   -  20   - FC Porto
    
    ---------
    | RCDM: |
    ---------
    [Player Name] - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Tomasz Zdebel -  81   -  31   - VfL Bochum
    
    --------
    | RWM: |
    --------
    [Player Name]       - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Sebastian Deisler   -  89   -  24   - Bayern Munich
    Jaoquin             -  89   -  23   - Real Betis
    C. Ronaldo          -  88   -  19   - Manchester Utd
    Etxeberria          -  85   -  26   - Athletic de Bilbao
    Gaizka Mendieta     -  85   -  30   - Middlesborough
    Dennis Rommedahl    -  85   -  26   - Charlton
    Jesper Gronkjaer    -  83   -  27   - Birmingham
    Rufete              -  83   -  27   - Valencia
    Victor              -  82   -  28   - Deportivo La Coruna
    Luis Garcia         -  80   -  26   - Liverpool
    Mehdi Mahdavikia    -  80   -  27   - Hamburg SV
    Dimitris Salpigidis -  80   -  23   - Paok
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    =-----------=
    |8. Forwards|
    =-----------=
    Forwards are the glamour players of the game.  They get the big salaries, they
    get most of the admiration, and they are also many people's favourite type
    of player.  Why?  Because they score the goals.  Unfortunately, this means
    they generally have the highest skill ratings in the game.  Which isnt a bad
    thing, but its a bit annoying not finding a midfielder with a skill of 97.
    
    Players have been listed by position and skill rating for players 80 and over.
    The positions for forwards are LF, LS, CF, ST, RF, RS.  
    
    Note: There may be some positions that have not been listed below.  This is
    because there are no players that play in this position that have a skill of
    80 or over.
    
    Note: For more information on forwards, refer to section 11.
    
    Player List:
    
    -------
    | LF: |
    -------
    [Player Name] - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Robinho       -  85   -  20   - Santos
    Nilmar        -  83   -  20   - Internacional
    Dagoberto     -  82   -  21   - Paranense
    Alfonso       -  81   -  31   - Real Betis
    Gil           -  81   -  23   - Corinthians
    
    -------
    | LS: |
    -------
    [Player Name]   -  [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Antonio Cassano -   86   -  22   - Roma
    Nunez           -   80   -  28   - Grasshopper
    
    -------
    | CF: |
    -------
    [Player Name]        - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Alessandro Del Piero -  92   -  29   - Juventus
    Raul                 -  90   -  27   - Real Madrid
    Dennis Bergkamp      -  90   -  35   - Arsenal
    Vincenzo Montella    -  86   -  30   - Roma
    Landon Donovan       -  84   -  22   - San Jose
    Nihat                -  84   -  24   - Real Sociedad
    Alvaro Recoba        -  84   -  28   - Inter Milan
    Rivaldo              -  84   -  32   - Olympiakos
    Carlos Alberto Tevez -  84   -  20   - Boca Juniors
    Lukas Podolski       -  83   -  19   - FC Cologne
    Penna Bianca         -  82   -  35   - Perugia
    Jermain Defoe        -  82   -  21   - Tottenham
    Marek Heinz          -  82   -  27   - Monchengladbach
    Simone Inzaghi       -  82   -  28   - Lazio
    Robin Van Persie     -  82   -  21   - Arsenal
    Cuauhtemoc Blanco    -  81   -  31   - Veracruz
    Nacho Novo           -  81   -  25   - Rangers
    Bernardo Corradi     -  80   -  28   - Valencia
    Paolo Di Canio       -  80   -  36   - Lazio
    Jonathan             -  80   -  19   - RC Santander
    Ante Razov           -  80   -  30   - Chicago Fire
    Josh Wolff           -  80   -  27   - Kansas City
    
    -------
    | ST: |
    -------
    [Player Name]            - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Thierry Henry            -  97   -  27   - Arsenal
    Ruud van Nistelrooy      -  95   -  28   - Manchester Utd
    Roy Makaay               -  94   -  29   - Bayern Munich
    Andriy Shevchenko        -  93   -  27   - AC Milan
    Adriano                  -  92   -  22   - Inter Milan
    Ronaldo                  -  92   -  27   - Real Madrid
    David Trezeguet          -  92   -  26   - Juventus
    Michael Owen             -  91   -  24   - Real Madrid
    Christian Vieri          -  91   -  31   - Inter Milan
    Djibril Cisse            -  90   -  23   - Liverpool
    Filippo Inzaghi          -  90   -  31   - AC Milan
    Hernan Crespo            -  89   -  29   - AC Milan
    Morientes                -  89   -  28   - Real Madrid
    Didier Drogba            -  88   -  26   - Chelsea
    Eto'o                    -  88   -  23   - Barcelona
    Luis Fabiano             -  88   -  23   - FC Porto
    Fabrizio Miccoli         -  88   -  25   - Firenze
    Dimitris Papadopoulos    -  88   -  22   - Panathinaikos
    Jose Antonio Reyes       -  88   -  21   - Arsenal
    Alan Shearer             -  88   -  34   - Newcastle
    Milan Baros              -  87   -  22   - Liverpool
    Wayne Rooney             -  87   -  18   - Manchester Utd
    Jon Dahl Tomasson        -  87   -  28   - AC Milan
    F. Torres                -  87   -  20   - Atletico de Madrid
    D. Tristan               -  87   -  28   - Deportivo La Coruna
    Ailton                   -  86   -  31   - Schalke 04
    Derlei                   -  86   -  29   - FC Porto
    Giovane Elber            -  86   -  32   - Lyon
    Eidur Gudjohnsen         -  86   -  25   - Chelsea
    Mateja Kezman            -  86   -  25   - Chelsea
    Adrian Mutu              -  86   -  25   - Chelsea
    Louis Saha               -  86   -  26   - Manchester Utd
    Nicolas Anelka           -  85   -  25   - Manchester City
    Marco Di Vaio            -  85   -  28   - Valencia
    Alberto Gilardino        -  85   -  22   - Parma
    Michalis Konstantinou    -  85   -  26   - Panathinaikos
    Tamudo                   -  85   -  26   - RCD Espanyol
    Juan Pablo Angel         -  84   -  28   - Aston Villa
    Shabani Nonda            -  84   -  27   - AS Monaco
    W. Pandiani              -  84   -  28   - Deportivo La Coruna
    Marcelo Salas            -  84   -  29   - River Plate
    Javier Pedro Saviola     -  84   -  22   - AS Monaco
    Sergio Garcia            -  84   -  21   - Levante
    Mark Viduka              -  84   -  28   - Middlesborough
    Sonny Anderson           -  83   -  33   - Villarreal
    Shota Arveladze          -  83   -  31   - Rangers
    Fredi Bobic              -  83   -  32   - Hertha Berlin
    Ezquerro                 -  83   -  27   - Athletic de Bilbao
    Diego Forlan             -  83   -  25   - Villarreal
    Zlatan Ibrohimovic       -  83   -  22   - Juventus
    Peguy Luyindula          -  83   -  25   - Marseille
    Shaun Maloney            -  83   -  21   - Celtic
    Mista                    -  83   -  25   - Valencia
    Pauleta                  -  83   -  31   - PSG
    Dado Prso                -  83   -  29   - Rangers
    Chris Sutton             -  83   -  31   - Celtic
    Villa                    -  83   -  22   - Real Zaragoza
    Thomas Brdavic           -  82   -  29   - Wolfsburg
    Franca                   -  82   -  28   - Bayer Leverkusen
    Nuno Gomez               -  82   -  28   - Benfica
    Nwankwo Kanu             -  82   -  28   - West Bromwich
    Robbie Keane             -  82   -  24   - Tottenham
    Patrick Kluivert         -  82   -  28   - Newcastle
    Henrik Larsson           -  82   -  32   - Barcelona
    Emile Mpenza             -  82   -  26   - Hamburg SV
    Emanuel Olisadebe        -  82   -  25   - Panathinaikos
    Claudio Pizarro          -  82   -  25   - Bayern Munich
    Portillo                 -  82   -  22   - Firenze
    Helder Prostiga          -  82   -  22   - FC Porto
    Carlos Ruiz              -  82   -  24   - Los Angeles
    Alan Smith               -  82   -  23   - Manchester Utd
    Imre Szabics             -  82   -  23   - Stuttgart
    Darius Vassell           -  82   -  24   - Aston Villa
    James Beattie            -  81   -  26   - Southampton
    Dimitar Berbatov         -  81   -  23   - Bayer Leverkusen
    Angelos Charisteas       -  81   -  24   - SV Werder Bremen
    Ernesto Javier Chevanton -  81   -  24   - AS Monaco
    Deivid                   -  81   -  24   - Santos
    Mikael Forssell          -  81   -  23   - Birmingham
    Alexander Frei           -  81   -  25   - Rennes
    Pierre-Alain Frau        -  81   -  24   - Lyon
    Giovanni                 -  81   -  31   - Olympiakos
    Sidney Govon             -  81   -  25   - Lyon
    Vahid Hashemain          -  81   -  28   - Bayern Munich
    Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink  -  81   -  32   - Middlesborough
    Miroslav Klose           -  81   -  26   - SV Werder Bremen
    Luizao                   -  81   -  28   - Botafago
    Mantorras                -  81   -  22   - Benfica
    Bennedict Saul McCarthy  -  81   -  26   - FC Porto
    Ricardo Oliveira         -  81   -  24   - Real Betis
    Salva                    -  81   -  29   - Atletico de Madrid
    Dario Silva              -  81   -  31   - Sevilla
    Ebbe Sand                -  81   -  32   - Schalke 04
    Hakan Sukur              -  81   -  33   - Galatasaray
    Victor                   -  81   -  30   - Real Valladolid
    Aruna                    -  80   -  23   - Anderlecht
    Mamadon Bagayoko         -  80   -  25   - Nantes
    Bosco Balaban            -  80   -  25   - Brugge
    Fabio Bala               -  80   -  22   - Fluminense
    Emiliano Bonazzoli       -  80   -  25   - Reggina
    Edilson                  -  80   -  32   - Esp. Blucb Vitoria
    Francesco Flachi         -  80   -  29   - Doria
    Christian Gimenez        -  80   -  29   - FC Basel
    Javi Guerrero            -  80   -  27   - RC Santander
    John Hartson             -  80   -  29   - Celtic
    Emile Heskey             -  80   -  26   - Birmingham
    Frederic Kanoute         -  80   -  26   - Tottenham
    Diego Klimowicz          -  80   -  30   - Wolfsburg
    Kevin Kuranyi            -  80   -  22   - Stuttgart
    Danijel Ljunbeja         -  80   -  25   - PSG
    Obafemi Martins          -  80   -  19   - Inter Milan
    Savo Milosevic           -  80   -  30   - Osasuna
    Daniel Moreira           -  80   -  27   - Toulouse
    Christian Rigano         -  80   -  30   - Firenze
    Steven Thompson          -  80   -  25   - Rangers
    Taylor Twellman          -  80   -  24   - New England
    Maciej Zurawski          -  80   -  27   - Wilsa Krakow
    
    -------
    | RS: |
    -------
    [Player Name] - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Craig Bellamy -  84   -  25   - Newcastle
    
    -------
    | RF: |
    -------
    [Player Name] - [SKL] - [Age] - [Club]
    
    Adrian Ilie   -  81   -  30   - FC Zurich
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    =------------------------------=
    |9. Creation Centre Information|
    =------------------------------=
    Before I start, for those intending on creating players, remember that if you
    create players and trade players to other teams and then decide you dont like
    the teams, then DO NOT RESET THE SQUADS!!!  I cannot stress this enough.
    By resetting the squads you reset ALL players, including the ones you created.
    I suggest either trading the players back to their original teams, or if thats
    to annoying, then write down the custom player's attributes etc before
    resetting so that you can quickly remake them.
    
    The rest of this information is coming soon!
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    =---------------------------=
    |10. Career Mode Information|
    =---------------------------=
    Originally I didnt plan on creating a section on Career Mode, but I decided
    as alot of people have been telling me they have used the guide for Career
    I might as well add a section.  Anyway, Career Mode has changed alot from 2004
    firstly because it runs over 15 years rather than just 5.  This means that you
    can change teams, players retire, and new players come in.  This guide will
    give you all the information you need to start your career going as well as
    help you succeed with ease.
    
    To start with, I'll show how career mode works from the beginning in a step
    by step guide:
    
    1) First of all, you have to pick a manager.  You can choose how he looks and
    what his name is.
    
    2) Now you have to pick a team.  You will only be able to pick one of the crap
    teams to start with.  Generally the rule is:
    1 League = 2.5 to 3 star teams max
    2 Leagues = 2 star teams max
    3 Leagues = 1.5 to 2 star teams max
    
    3) After the newspaper report and some initial responses from the board, you
    can assign upgrade points to your staff members.  You can allocate these how-
    ever you like.  But once you set them and go "Done" you cannot change them.
    Upgrading various areas reward you with various bonuses.  We will concentrate
    on the player managers.
    
    These managers can boost your players stats depending on how much you upgrade
    them.  Im not sure exactly how much they upgrade your players, but last time I
    played career, I had Dimitris Papadopoulos and he went up to a skill of 90
    after about 10 or 11 games with a manager with 1 full upgrade star.  But this
    is a rough estimate from memory.
    
    4) Once you've finished upgrading your staff, you can begin the season with
    your new team.  You can transfer players via the "Transfers" menu item in the
    Options menu.  However you probably wont be able to do much because your
    opening budget is always 0.  You get transfer points by winning games.  These
    can be increased when you upgrade you financial manager.
    
    Once you can buy players, the process is very much the same as in Squad
    Management Mode.  However this time your transfer requests can be denied by
    one or more parties.  This could be because you dont have enough managerial
    prestige, or the board feels the player is vital to the teams performance
    among other reasons.  You also have to make sure you have enough transfer
    points to get the players you want.
    
    5) Once you finish the season, you will have an opportunity to transfer some
    players before next season.  This is a good idea because if you get a player
    you dont like, then you can trade them away next season.  However you cant
    trade players who've been traded to or from your club, or who've denied your
    request earlier that season.
    
    Then you just continue for the next 15 seasons.  Another thing to note is when
    you start out, alot of the player's attributes in the transfer mode wont show
    up.  This is because your Scouting Manager is not connected well enough to
    find this information out.  So you should upgrade him as well if you dont know
    what the players are like.
    
    Note: You can always check the skill level by looking at the ATT, MID and DEF
    bars to the left.  The one that corresponds with the players position will
    tell you what skill they have (excluding keepers).  Generally though, this
    guide will tell you what skill they started with and depending on what season
    it is, you can roughly work out where they are now.
    
    Here is a good strategy guide on how to succeed quickly in Career Mode, for
    all of you who want a good team quickly:
    
    (Submitted by SportsFiend13)
    
    This is a great way to start off career mode with a stacked team and
    a good, young bench. DO NOT ENTER CAREER MODE YET. ALL OF THESE PROCESSES
    ARE DONE FROM THE CREATE PLAYER SCREEN AND THE SQUAD MANAGEMENT SCREENS.
    Create yourself (or whomever you want) as a forward, making yourself
    perfect. Then create a midfielder and a defender. For the midfielder and
    defender, make all of their ratings an 85 EXCEPT for long ball, tackle,
    toughness, endurance, and cross ball (make these ratings 99). Make sure that
    when you create these three players, you make their ages 13 (which means
    that you have to put each of the three players' year of birth to 1990.) By
    doing this and making the players so young, they will start off in career
    mode as 13 year old players that are perfect or nearly perfect, giving you
    three good players for the whole 15 years of career mode. Place these three
    created players on any team in the game that has a half star or one star
    team rating (I chose Chattertown in Football League Two, because they are
    one of the worst teams in the game, and when you progress with them, you can
    move them right up to the FA English Premiership league within 4 seasons).
    Now after you make the three perfect players make sure they are placed on
    the sucky team that you want to use. Remove the best players on that team,
    untill the average ratings of all of the bad players (discluding your
    goalies and three perfect players) equal between 40 and 50. If you have to,
    trade with other teams and take their super garbage players to make this
    possible. After spending some time doing that comes the part that takes up
    the most time. Create 1 goalie that you are going to keep on your team. Make
    this goalie perfect, and make sure to put his year of birth to 1990. Now
    that you are done, you will have to create about 10-15 goalies. Make sure
    that all of their ratings are perfect, but put their years of birth to 1960.
    By doing this, the goalies will be 44 years old, and will retire after the
    first season of your career mode. MAKE SURE THAT EVERY CREATED PLAYER YOU
    MAKE IS ASSIGNED TO YOUR TEAM!!! How the goalie looks, their name, and all
    that other stuff doesnt matter, so don't bother with it. When you are
    finished creating all of the goalies you have one last thing to do. Go over
    to Celtic and take David Marshall, one of their goalies. He is 19 years old
    and has a rating of 80. He can be used as your backup goalie to your perfect
    goalie. Make sure that the team you have chosen to use is set as "Your
    Team", so that when you start your career and go to that respected division,
    they show up first on the list. Now you are ready to start your career and
    build the team of the future! Make your manager and all that junk and start
    your career. When you have to chose what team you want to coach, go to the
    division of the team that you spent so much time fixing up and they should
    be at the top of the list. Truthfully, the best team to do all of this work
    is Chattertown in Football League Two, as I mentioned above. They start WAY
    at the bottom of the FA rankings. Every year that you win the league, they
    move up in rank, and by the fourth or fifth season of career mode, they
    should be in the FA Premiership, and can dominate there. Now that you have
    started your career mode with your money-grabbing team, it's time to start
    making the money. Just a word of advice; I only wanted to keep two goalies,
    the one that I created that was 13, and the guy I jacked from Celtic. After
    you trade off two or three goalies, get out, save, and go back to the
    transfer market. If you do not do this, the Board of team you are with will
    say that some of the old goalies are valuable to the team and will deny the
    trade. You really don't want this, you just want their value. So be careful
    when you are trading your goalies. After you succesfully trade away all of
    the old goalies and keep the two that you will really need, you should have
    an accumulated amount of 250,000 to 325,000 transfer points available to
    you. These points will be able to get you a stacked starting lineup, and a
    good bench to back up the starting line. MAKE SURE THAT EVERY TIME YOU BUY A
    PLAYER, YOU TRADE AWAY ONE OF THE GARBAGE PLAYERS (for example, if you sign
    Kaka from AC Milan, make sure to go and trade one of your garbage
    midfielders that has a rating of 40 or 50 or whatever. Just make sure that
    the player you are trading away has a rating no higher than 53.) By the end,
    you should have a stacked starting line. Here is my starting line from my
    career and this goes to show just how stacked it is. 
    
    Team: Chattertown
    FORWARDS
    Joel Smith (me)
    Age : 13
    Rating : 99
    
    Wayne Rooney (on Manchester United)
    Age : 18
    Rating : 87
    
    MIDFIELD
    Vincente (on Valencia)
    Age : 23
    Rating : 90
    
    Arjen Robben (on Chelsea)
    Age : 20
    Rating : 85
    
    Kerwyn Johnson (created player)
    Age : 13
    Rating : 89
    
    Christiano Ronaldo (on Manchester United)
    Age : 19
    Rating : 88
    
    DEFENDERS
    Ashley Cole (on Arsenal)
    Age : 23
    Rating : 87
    
    Christoph Metzelder (on Borussia Dortmund)
    Age : 23
    Rating : 89
    
    John Terry (on Chelsea)
    Age : 23
    Rating : 89
    
    Alex Bondy (created player)
    Age : 13
    Rating : 93
    
    Giourkas Seitaridis (on FC Porto)
    Age : 23
    Rating : 88
    
    
    As you can clearly see, my starting 11 are quite the stacked players, and
    are all extremely young. The team ends up having something around a 4.5 star
    team rating. Due to the fact that you already had 3 perfect fielders on the
    team, you save about 135,000 transfer points, allowing you to stack up your
    bench with young talent also. JUST REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE ONLY STARTING AS A
    COACH, SO SAVE CONSTANTLY DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE PLAYER MIGHT REFUSE YOUR
    OFFER. IF THIS HAPPENS, JUST EXIT CAREER MODE, GO BACK IN, AND TRY TO BUY
    THE PLAYER YOU WANT AGAIN. I recommend buying players that have a rating of
    80 for their respective position, just due to the fact that they are decent
    enough to play well coming in as a substitute. For A list of these players,
    check the Elite Players Guide (or check above, if this is included in the
    Elite Players Guide).
    
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    |11. Frequently Asked Questions, Tips and General Advice|
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    FAQ:
    COMING SOON!  (When I actually get some questions XD...)
    
    Tips:
    -Remember to sort the player lists by pressing Square.
    
    -Pressing Circle allows you to get a better view of a specific player's
    attributes.
    
    -(Submitted by deeplennon@hotmail.com):
    
    You team star rating is a function of the average skill level of your
    STARTING 10 outfield players, reserves, subs, and all your goalkeepers
    are a complete non factor.  Firstly, the game averages the values for each
    of your starting lines (your defender, midfielders, forwards) it then averages
    your three line averages to get your overall team skill level.  Star ratings
    are then assigned as follows:
    
    Avg Skill Level     Team Star Rating
           50                      1.0
           55                      1.5
           60                      2.0
           65                      2.5
           70                      3.0
           75                      3.5
           80                      4.0
           85                      4.5
           90                      5.0
    
    Since all that was a little confusing I'll do a demonstration..
    
    Say your starting defenders are as follows...
    
    LB    CB    CB    RB
    82    87    86    84
    
    Total player skill value of your defenders is 339, Ave player rating is 84.75.
    The Game will round this number down to 84, it never rounds up.  So if any one
    of your players had a skill level of only 1 point higher your defender avg
    skill level would be 85.
    
    Your midfield.
    
    LM   CM   CM   RM
    80   84    92   77
    
    Total player skill value of your midfields is 333, divide by 4 and avg player
    rating 83.25, game assigns your midfield avg skill level at 83.
    
    Forwards
    
           LS    RS
           92    94
    
    Total player skill value 186, avg player rating is 93,  game assigns your
    striker avg skill level at 93.
    
    The game will then take the total value of your 3 ratings, 84 + 83 + 93 = 260,
    and divide it by 3 = 86.67.  The game again, never rounds up, so your overall
    team rating is an 86.  Which is more than or equal to 85, and less than 90.
    Therefore your team star value is 4.5 stars.
    
    It's obvious by looking at this that in a 4 4 2 the value of your forwards
    have a dramatic effect on your overall team value.  If you were playing
    something like a 4-5-1, this would be even more dramatic.  If you were
    playing a 4-5-1 and you had thierry henry upfront your forward avg skill
    level would be 97, and then that number would make up a whole third of your
    overall skill levil, even though Thierry would be only one out of 10 players
    that make up the rating.
    
    -The Skill rating of a player is equal to the rating that corresponds to the
    player's position.  For example, Ryan Giggs has an ATT rating of 91 and a MID
    rating of 92, but since he plays LM, his skill is 92.
    
    -As I just mentioned, the Skill rating of a player is not the only thing you
    should look at when choosing a good player.  Although it is a very good
    indication of the overall ability of the player, you should also look at
    other, position specific attributes.
    Here are the position specific attributes to look out for (Refer to section
    3 for more information on these attributes):
    For Goal Keepers: Rushing, Handling, Reflexes and Positioning
    For Defenders: Heading, Tackling, Strength, Ball Control and Marking
    For Midfielders: Ball Control, Dribbling, Long Balls, Passing and Tackling
    For Attackers: Ball Control, Dribbling, Pace, Shot Accuracy and Shot Power
    
    However, you should also make sure wingmen have good stamina and pace, and
    your strikers also have good strength.  This applies with corners and free
    kicks where you have to use the off the ball controls.  If you're striker
    doesnt have good strength, then he will get easily pushed aside by the defense
    and that can get very annoying.
    
    -Remember, if you make your team too good, you wont be able to use them in
    Career Mode until later in the game.  If they are a world class team then
    this applies by default.  If you want to trade some players but want to use
    that team in career mode, you should choose a LEAGUE first, and then check
    the highest star rating you can choose for that league.  At a later date, I
    will add these star ratings to the guide.  However, as a general rule,
    countries with 1 league let you choose a max of 2.5 to 3 stars.  The rest have
    maximums that are obviously less than that.
    
    Once you've chosen your league, choose a team.  Then trade players until you
    reach your maximum star limit.  Usually however, players over 90 skill raise
    your star rating by up to a star for each player.  So I wouldnt suggest you
    load your team with 10 90+ players.
    
    Note: You can check your star rating by choosing a player to trade, and when
    the popup appears, go to your team BUT DONT PRESS ANYTHING.  This will show
    your current star rating.
    
    -Another thing to note about Carreer Mode is that in almost all cases, the
    trades reset.  All your created players stay there, but everyone you traded
    goes back to their default team.  This can sometimes be very annoying, but I
    dont know of any way to stop this from happening so you'll just have to live
    with it unfortunately.  (Note: This does not affect the strategy guide unless
    you create the players in another team and then trade them to your desired
    career team.)
    
    -Remember to SAVE often.  Its unbelievably annoying to have made a great team
    and then something happens and you lose your team.  Believe me, its happened
    to me already.  Generally it happens when you enter the Tactics screen.  I
    dont know why it happens, but sometimes it does.
    
    -For the best team performance, I suggest you choose a formation you like best
    first.  Once you have chosen a formation, stick with it and then choose your
    players according to that formation.  If however, you are a bit like me and
    like to switch formations every 10 seconds, then a general rule of thumb would
    be to choose:
    
    3 Keepers
    7 Defenders
    8 Midfielders
    5 Forwards
    ----------
    23 players minimum
    
    You wont be using up your maximum amount of players here, but these numbers
    fit into any formation pretty easily, with enough players for an even spread
    in the reserves and subs bench.  However, if you want to experiment, by all
    means go for it.  Those are just suggestion numbers.
    
    For more information on squad formations check out the applicable section in
    this guide:
    
    http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/gamecube/file/fifa_soccer_2005.txt
    
    (It has some very useful information and I highly recommend you use it in
    conjunction with this guide).
    
    -One thing that I have found, is that a player's speed is very important in
    the game.  Forwards, especially, should have a good speed rating.  If not, you
    will have a hell of a time beating defenders.  Or at least that is what I have
    found.  If you have this problem, or are playing for the first time, I suggest
    you trade a few very fast forwards to your team, like Micheal Owen and Thierry
    Henry.  If you dont like these players however, any player over 90 speed
    should be quick enough.
    
    -You may find that players in the positions LWB, LB, RB, RWB, LWM, LM, RM, RWM
    all get tired pretty quickly if their stamina is low.  You should look out for
    this when choosing players to play in these positions.  Im not saying you
    should restrict yourself in these positions, but if you pick someone with a
    relatively low stamina rating, you may find yourself changing players alot in
    Career Mode or Tournament Mode.
    
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    |12. Credits|
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    If you find any mistakes in the guide, can provide any additional information,
    hints or tips, or just generally need help in any part of the game, feel free
    to email me at (oblivions_end007@hotmail.com) (Without the brackets).  If you
    do send me any information, I will gladly add it to my guide, and will make
    sure I credit you with the information.  To make it easier however, please
    type your GameFAQ's Username, or a username you would like me to put here in
    the email as well.  Thanks.
    
    A big thanks goes out to these people and websites for their helpful
    contributions:
    
    -EA Sports: For creating a great title like Fifa 2005, and for improving it
    from last year.
    
    -GameFAQ's: For allowing people to read this and many other FAQs, and for
    allowing me to help them out.
    
    -DarkTim: For giving me information on creating FAQ's like this one.
    
    -Heart Broke Joke: For indirectly giving me the idea to create this guide.
    
    -TheMagicMushroom22: For allowing me to link to his guide for information.
    
    -deeplennon@hotmail.com: For contributing information on how team star
    levels are calculated.
    
    -stevie: For pointing out a glaring error of mine.
    
    -SportsFiend13: For contributing the in-depth guide to career mode.
    
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