“Two players were at Chelsea.”
1NEWS – Football Manager (FM) is one of the most addictive computer games ever released. The game offers its users the opportunity to manage their own football club in the form of a simulation made as realistic as possible.
One of the advantages of the Football Manager game is that player statistics are made as closely as possible to their abilities on the field, not least for potential young players who are predicted to become star players one day. However, some of the star players in Football Manager are actually very different from the real world.
Some of the players who became stars in Football Manager, seemed useless in the real world of football. On that note, let’s who are they?
13. Carlos Fierro
One of the greatest wonderkids who never really produced a great moment. Carlos Fierro is a 19 year old striker in FM2012, at Mexican club Guadalajara. It would not be an understatement to say that he has become better than Kylian Mbappe could have dreamed of in the game.
However, reality often disappoints, and sadly Fierro never came close to the glory that many people in the game have achieved. Although Fierro made nearly 200 appearances for Guadalajara, he only scored 20 goals.
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12. Jonathan Calleri
The Argentine striker has forged a career worthy of himself in South America and Spain, with seasons on loan at West Ham. However, this paled in comparison to the monsters he had in FM19 and previous editions.
A centre-forward who operates best on two front lines, he will be available relatively cheaply with his goalscoring skills. In the 2018/2019 season, in fact he was loaned to Deportivo Alaves in La Liga. However, when deployed as a striker with an in-game attacking partner, he transforms into the modern day Gabriel Batistuta.
But, nevertheless, Calleri once scored a hat-trick with Espanyol in the Europa League against Wolves.
11. Gino Peruzzi
After the next Pablo Zabaleta, the right-back is a cheap buy at FM17 who will develop into a high-quality attacking full-back and Argentina international.
However, back in the real world, while Peruzzi forged a career that saw him win five caps for Argentina, he never left his home country. He never settled at the club, moving from Boca in 2018.
Now at San Lorenzo, the 29-year-old’s hopes of becoming a legend everywhere outside the computer screen have been dashed.
10. Josh McEachran
Josh McEachran is a real-life wonderkid at Chelsea, destined to become the next Frank Lampard. “I watch Frank in training every day and he talks to me a lot. I aspire to be a player like him,” McEachran said in 2012.
In Football Manager, he succeeds in this endeavor, developing into a superstar more often than not. He is a mainstay on anyone’s team. But, in reality, the 29-year-old plays for MK Dons in the Liga.