Welcome!

FM Base has been serving the Football Manager community for nearly two decades and we're keen to ensure that we are here for two decades more.

Become a part of our community today, and you'll quickly realise that the Football Manager community is the best community.

Register
  • We are looking for new moderators. Information can be found here.

Spanish League Question

Member
Joined
Jun 16, 2006
Messages
11
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Hey,

I'm in my second season as Tenerrife and managed to import some foreign help. That would be great except I'm only allowed to register 2 foreign players apparantly. However, I have several other non-Euro Union players who aren't listed as foreign which is confusing. You may have already guessed my questions but here they are anyway:

1) Do the foreign guys lose the foreign tag after a certain period of time at a club?

2) If true, how long? If false how do they lose that label?

3) It seems like loning the two extra guys out might be ag ood idea if I can't register them. Am I right?

4) Do other leagues in Western Europe follow the same tend? Are there any leagues with looser rules, or tighter rules?

Thanks for the help guys.
 

ajw

Member
Joined
Sep 18, 2005
Messages
3,067
Reaction score
0
Points
0
1,2. Yeah sometimes but can take years (3-6 in my experience). They gain citizenship,or might get capped for their country alot

3.Yeah try and loan players out if you have too many
4.In the English premiership you need work permits which with the higher repuataion club and player;the easier they are to get. In Italy you can only sign one non-EU player from abroad,but more from in Europe. In Germany i think you can have 5 non-EU players
 
Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Sep 15, 2005
Messages
8,517
Reaction score
0
Points
36
I'm not sure the reason why some players get citezenship, but like AJW has said they usually get it after a few seasons.

A nice little trick is to register as many foreign players as you can in your senior squad. Then for the ones you couldn't register, register them in your B team and so on...
 

Lee

Administrator
Joined
Sep 15, 2005
Messages
8,651
Reaction score
0
Points
36
I think it's 5 years of residency in a country before you gain citizenship.
 
Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Sep 15, 2005
Messages
8,517
Reaction score
0
Points
36
Nah not in Spain, as I get people gaining citezenship after 2 seasons.
 
Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2005
Messages
1,059
Reaction score
0
Points
0
They might have already played 3 seasons in that country sean?
 
Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Sep 15, 2005
Messages
8,517
Reaction score
0
Points
36
No it has happened when I have bought players in as well.
 
Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2005
Messages
279
Reaction score
0
Points
0
i think sean is right ive had players for Barca that have gained it after 2 years and ive had eto'o who didnt ever gain spanish citizenship after 7 years of playing for me i think it's just randomly selected
 
Member
Joined
Jun 16, 2006
Messages
11
Reaction score
0
Points
0
This was really helpful people; thank you very much.

I had 5 players labeled as foreign at the beginning of the preseason but dumped one and used the B team to register two more as suggested then bumped them to the A Team so it all worked out.

I really wish they'd put this stuff on foreign players in the league rules screen!
 
Top