FM Legends - Famous Football Manager players that never made it in real life

Over the years playing Championship Manager/Football Manager, we have all had contact with some players that were brilliant in-game but not soo good in real life. Some of them even made some excellent transfers IRL and we thought that they will be world class players.

Everyone should find some of their great signings here, who now sound like cheating, when we know that they really aren't that good.

I would like to honour that with this list of famous players that have never fulfilled their Football Manager potential!

There are lots of nice articles with this theme, I would like to single out this article series:

Lets get back to the old CM/FM days!

Legends in alphabetical order:


Year 3000 - UEFA European Championship history
Until this date, 1. July 3000., there have been total 260 European Championships. There is an Euro currently in progress, the hosts are Portugal and the...
Year 3000 - FIFA World cup history
The analysis gamedate is 1.7.3000., which means that total of 266 World cups have finished and the next World cup will be on 3002. in Germany!
Year 3000 - a journey to the future!
Most of us can remember when last summer, a gamer - Reddit user LORF YIMZO, simulated through 1000 years in FM15. A lot of articles were written about t...
Post your career here is a Football Manager career based site, where anyone can post their FM15 or FM16 career.
Scouting – finding the right players for a lower league team
When you start playing with lower league side, you want to get to the top league ASAP? What do I do to achieve that? How do i chose the players and...