W4NKERs Pentagon & Champions League Challenge

W4NKER

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The famous Pentagon Challenge (winning the 5 continental cups) is seen as one of the ultimate FM challenges. I've always wanted to try it but resisted because of the sheer size of it.​

  • [*=center]Pre-FM12 I never wanted to load the various leagues that were needed to complete it
    [*=center]In FM12 I planned to do it because of the 'Add/Remove Leagues' features. However, as it turned out, that feature was bugged throughout FM12. Adding/removing leagues loaded up loads of random and completely irrelevant players. The database became so big that processing through the game look longer and longer.
    [*=center]HOWEVER, with this bug fixed (supposedly) and the development of Football Manager Classic I feel I can finally give it a go on FM13.
*I'll update this opening post with my progress as I travel throughout the world seeking to create history

Wish me luck!
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Starting Unemployed

No wins, no cups, no leagues. This will change. Ideally when I complete this I will compare this screenshot with the completed one.

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First Job

Like buses three came at once! The United FC offer was best. Higher wage budget and better players. The journey begins!

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Season One

We performed as the media expected in the league but below my expectations


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We did however manage to make it all the way to the SA Cup Final where we unfortunately lost

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Season Two

Mixed season. Our league form dropped and I was almost sacked at one point!

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Winning the First Division Cup
saved me (just!

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Season Three

A massive improvement in the league, just missing out on a play-off spot

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A New Job

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The Golden Arrows. They'd just been relegated and therefore had a better squad and bigger wage budget than United FC

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Season Four - Champions!

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I also won the First Division Cup again but forgot to take screenshot :(

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Season Five

Despite being favourites for relegation we actually fought for the title right until the last couple of games of the season. Sadly we finished just outside the Champions League places but we did claim another cup!

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Season Six - Champions!

We were close last year but faded. I strengthened in the summer and we blew the league away. Also won the SA KO Cup. Most importantly though we qualified for the Champions League. Can I win the first of the five?

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Season Seven - Another Double and progress in CL

We won the league and Super8 cup and progressed through 3 rounds in the Champions League to reach the group stage.

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Season Eight -
CHAMPIONS OF AFRICA!!

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One of the craziest matches I've ever had on FM, winning on away goals eventually.

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OFF TO ASIA

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Season Nine - Close but no cigar!

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We led the K-League by 6 points at one stage then practically our entire first team got injured and we fell apart

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Season 10 - Part One
JOB OFFER!

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Too good to turn down a transfer budget of £6m when my current one is £2,600!!
Also Suwon are in the 2nd round of the Asian Champions League so maybe I can win it this season. Time will tell

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Season 10 - Part TwoChampions League Heartbreak!

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We did win the FA Cup which guarenteed Champions League football next year.

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And we rose up the league to finish 2nd.

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Season 11Champions Of Asia

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Two down, three to go!

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Season 12

Santos

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Sitting in 17th and the relegation places when I took over around a third of the season in I know qualifying for the Copa Libertadoras was impossible so rising up the league was the priority. And we done fairly well in that respect

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Season 13

Sao Paulo

SOUTH AMERICA CONQUERED!!

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ANOTHER CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WON. 3 OF THE 5 IN THE TROPHY CABINET

Sao Paulo's manager retired at the end of the season and I was offered the job. With £35m to spend and a guaranteed crack at the Copa Libertadoras I couldn't turn it down.

As I want to finish in Europe its off to North America next and given that I know absolutely nothing about how the USA/MLS transfer/draft system works it leaves me with only Mexico. So off we go chicos!

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SEASON 14

TIGRES

Taking over a relegation-threatened team is never easy especially midseason but we managed to push up the table a bit (from 17th to 12th). Some wheeling and dealing in the summer and we can maybe push for the League playoffs.

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SEASON 15

TIGRES

OPENING STAGE WINNERS!

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Mexican Cup Winners!

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Closing Stage

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WE WON THE OPENING STAGE AND MEXICAN CUP AND THEREFORE QUALIFIED FOR THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

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SEASON 17

TIGRES

Opening Stage

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Closing Stage

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NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Quarter Final

Monterrey
2 v 2 TIGRES

2nd Leg

TIGRES
5 v 2 Monterrey (Agg 7-4)

Semi Final

TIGRES
1 v 0 Houston Dynamo

2nd Leg

Houston Dynamo
0 v 2 TIGRES (Agg 3-0)

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NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL

1ST LEG

TIGRES 3 V 2 Cruz Azul

2ND LEG

Cruz Azul 0 v 0 TIGRES

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We done it! Given our poor form in the Mexican League playoffs I feared the worst going into the second league but we were never really threatened and probably should have won the game outright.

OFF TO THE FINAL FRONTIER NOW.... EUROPE!!

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Season 18

Hired as Stoke City manager!

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Hired as Arsenal manager!

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Season 18 (continued)

Having surprisingly ended up at Arsenal so suddenly we went on a truly unbelievable run
winning 23 of our remaining 25 matches in all competitions. As a result we dramatically snatched 4th place and a ticket into the Champions League qualifying draw!

Furthermore, we managed to claim some silverware with a dramatic win over the mighty Barcelona in the Europa League!!



A busy summer awaits us as I look to build a team capable of winning the UEFA Champions League and thus completing the mighty PENTAGON CHALLENGE!

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Season 19

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE HEARTACHE!!

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Ironically the Champions League was the ONLY trophy we didn't win!

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Another crack at it next season, the 2029/2030 season !

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SEASON 2029/30

CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE!!



After last seasons final heartbreak we managed to go one further and bring the trophy home!

By doing so I claimed my 5th continental trophy and thus
COMPLETED THE PENTAGON CHALLENGE!!

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THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CHALLENGE

After finishing the Pentagon Challenge I didn't want to end this save so I've decided to join many others and attempt the Champions League Challenge - where you have to win the Champions League with all 22 previous real-life winners. First up...


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Despite giving up on the Champions League Challenge I continued on with the save for fun just and here is how my career has evolved:


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I've continued on with this career for quite a while so just updating.

I continued with Mustapha Balls at FC United until 2077 on one save.


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Mustapha Balls


SeasonClubLeagueNationPositionCL
2012/13United FCFirst DivisionSouth Africa9th
2013/14United FCFirst DivisionSouth Africa12th
2014/15United FCFirst DivisionSouth Africa4th
2015/16Golden ArrowsFirst DivisionSouth Africa1ST
2016/17Golden ArrowsPremier LeagueSouth Africa3rd
2017/18Golden ArrowsPremier LeagueSouth Africa1ST
2017/18Golden ArrowsPremier LeagueSouth Africa1ST
2018/19Golden ArrowsPremier LeagueSouth Africa1STY
2019/20DaejeonK LeagueSouth Korea4th
2020/21SuwonK LeagueSouth Korea2nd
2021/22SuwonK LeagueSouth Korea1STY
2022/23SantosFirst DivisionBrazil8th
2023/24Sao PauloFirst DivisionBrazil1STY
2024/25TigresFirst DivisionMexico12th
2025/26TigresFirst DivisionMexico1ST
2026/27TigresFirst DivisionMexico2ndY
2027/28StokePremier LeagueEngland-
2027/28ArsenalPremier LeagueEngland4th
2028/29ArsenalPremier LeagueEngland1ST
2029/30ArsenalPremier LeagueEngland1STY
2030/31BrazilCopa AmericaBrazil1ST
2031/32Inter MilanSerie AItaly3rd
2032/33Inter MilanSerie AItaly4th
2033/34Inter MilanSerie AItaly1STY
2034/35AC MilanSerie AItaly1ST
2035/36AC MilanSerie AItaly1STY
2036/37AC MilanSerie AItaly1ST
2037/38ChelseaPremier LeagueEngland2nd
2038ItalyWorld CupItaly1ST
2038/39ChelseaPremier LeagueEngland2nd
2039/40ArsenalPremier LeagueEngland1ST
2040ItalyEurosItaly1ST
2040/41ArsenalPremier LeagueEngland1STY
2041ItalyConfed CupItaly1ST
2041/42UC KeralaNational LeagueIndia14th
2042HollandWorld CupHolland1ST
2042/43Mumbai FCNational LeagueIndia5th
2043/44ONGCNational LeagueIndia2nd
2044/45DempoNational LeagueIndia2nd
2045HollandConfed CupHolland1ST
2045/46DempoNational LeagueIndia2nd
2046/47
NigeriaAfrican CupNigeria3rd
2047/48FulhamChampionhipEngland1ST
2048/49ChelseaPremier LeagueEngland4th
2049/50ChelseaPremier LeagueEngland1STY
2050/51ChelseaPremier LeagueEngland1STY
2051/52Man UtdPremier LeagueEngland-
2051/52AltrinchamBlue Square NorthEngland4th
2052/53AltrinchamBlue Square PremEngland1ST
2053/54AltrinchamLeague 2England1ST
2054/55AltrinchamLeague 1England1ST
2055/56AltrinchamChampionshipEngland1ST

2056/57AltrinchamPremier LeagueEngland5th
2057/58AltrinchamPremier LeagueEngland3rd
2058/59AltrinchamPremier LeagueEngland1ST
2059/60Man UtdPremier LeagueEngland1STY
2060/61AustraliaInternationalAustralia-
2061/62Derry CityPremier LeagueIreland1ST
2062/63Derry CityPremier LeagueIreland1ST
2063/64BelgiumInternationalBelgium-
2064/65ChelseaPremier LeagueEngland4thY
2065/66BarcelonaLa LigaSpain1STY
2066/67FC BayernBundesligaGermany1STY
2067/68Real MadridLa LigaSpain3rd
2068EnglandEurosEngland1ST
2068/69Real MadridLa LigaSpain1STY
2069/70FC UnitedBlue Square NorthEngland1ST
2070/71FC UnitedBlue Square PremEngland1ST
2071/72FC UnitedLeague 2England1ST
2072/73FC UnitedLeague 1England1ST
2073/74FC UnitedChampionshipEngland1ST
2074/75FC UnitedPremier LeagueEngland2nd
2075AustraliaAsian CupAustralia1ST
2075AustraliaEast Asian CupAustralia1ST
2075/76FC UnitedPremier LeagueEngland2ndY
2076/77FC UnitedPremier LeagueEngland1ST




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I then started a journey man career with a new manager using the above save from 2072.

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A W4NKER




2072/73WorkingtonBSNEngland16th
2073/74Hinckley UtdBSNEngland5th (P)
2074/75BarnsleyBSPEngland3rd (P)
2075/76BlackburnChampionshipEngland2nd (P)
2076/77NorwichPremier LeagueEngland5th
2077/78ArsenalPremier LeagueEngland1ST
2078/79TottenhamPremier LeagueEngland2ndY
2079/80LiverpoolPremier LeagueEngland1ST
2080BournemouthChampionshipEngland-
2080/81Durban WarriorsFirst DivisionSouth Africa5th
2081/82TuksFirst DivisionSouth Africa1ST
2082/83TuksPremier DivisionSouth Africa5th
2083/84TuksPremier DivisionSouth Africa1ST
2084/85TuksPremier DivisionSouth Africa2nd
2085/86TuksPremier DivisionSouth Africa2nd
2087PortsmouthBSPEngland22nd
2087Man UtdPremier LeagueEngland5th
2087/88Man UtdPremier LeagueEngland1ST
2088/89Man UtdPremier LeagueEngland1STY
2089/90AjaxEredivisieHolland1ST
2090/91AjaxEredivisieHolland1STY
2091/92AjaxEredivisieHolland1ST
2092/93PeruInternationalPeru-
2093/94Newcastle JetsA LeagueAustralia1ST
2094/95Newcastle JetsA LeagueAustralia1ST
2094PortugalWorld CupPortugal1ST
2095/96Newcastle JetsA LeagueAustralia1ST
2096PortugalEurosPortugal1ST
2096/97Newcastle JetsA LeagueAustralia1ST
2097PortugalConfed CupPortugal1ST


 
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THE PENTAGON JOURNEY

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United FC (2012-15)

- SA FA Cup runners-up 2013
- First Division Cup winners 2014)

Golden Arrows (2015-2019)
- First Division champions 2016
- First Division Cup winners 2016
- SA FA Cup winners 2017
- Premier League champions 2018, 2019
- SA KO Cup winners 2018
- Super8 winners 2018; runners-up 2019
- AFRICAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNERS 2019**********

Daejeon (2020-2021)

Suwon (2021-2023)
- K-League runners-up 2021
- FA Cup winners 2021, 2022

- Asian Champions League runners-up 2021
- K-League winners 2022
- ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNERS 2022**************


Santos (2023-2024)
- Club World Cup runners-up 2023

Sao Paulo (2024-2025)
- COPA LIBERTADORAS WINNERS 2024********************

Tigres (2025-27)
- Mexican Opening Stage winners 2025
- Mexican Cup winners 2025

- NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNERS 2027********

Stoke (2027-28)
- League Cup finalists

Arsenal (2028-2031)
- Europa League winners 2028
- UEFA Super Cup winners 2028, 2031
- Capital One Cup winners 2029, 2030
- FA Cup Winners 2029, 2031
- Premier League winners 2029, 2031

- UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE RUNNERS-UP 2029, 2031
- Community Shield winners 2029
- Premier League runners-up 2030

- UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNERS 2030************************
- Club World Cup winners 2031
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*****************PENTAGON CHALLENGE COMPLETED*****************
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Brazil (2030-present)
- Copa America winners 2031
- Olympic Games winners 2032

Inter Milan (2032-2034)
- Coppa Italia winners 2033, 2034
- Serie A winners 2034
- Super Cup winner 2034
- CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNERS 2034*****

AC Milan (2034-2037)
- Super Cup runners up 2034
- Coppa Italia winners 2035, 2036, 2037
- Serie A winners 2035, 2036, 2037
- CHAMPIONS LEAGUE RUNNERS UP 2035, 2037
- Super Cup winners 2035, 2036
- CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNERS 2036*****
- UEFA Super Cup winners 2036
- Club World Championship winners 2036

Italy (2036-41)
- Confederations Cup runners up 2037
- World Cup winners 2038
- European Championship winners 2040
- Confederations Cup winners 2041

Chelsea (2037-39)
- Premier League runners up 2038. 2039
- FA Cup winners 2038
- League Cup runners up 2038. 2039
- Community Shield runners up 2038

Arsenal (2039-41) -
- Premier League winners 2040, 2041
- Europa League winners 2040
- FA Cup winners 2040, 2041
- League Cup winners 2040, 2041
- Champions League winners 2041
- Community Shield winner 2040

Holland (2041-46)
- World Cup winners 2042
- Confederations Cup winners 2045

UC Kerala (2041-42)

Mumbai FC (2042-43)
- Indian Durand Cup WINNERS 2043

ONGC (2043-44)

- Indian Federation Cup WINNERS 2044

Dempo (2044-46)
- Indian Football League runners up 2045, 2046
- Indian Durand Cup WINNERS 2045, 2046
- Indian Federation Cup WINNERS 2045
- Indian Super Cup WINNERS 2046
- Asian Confederations Cup runners up 2046

Nigeria (2046-47)
- 2047 African Cup of Nations: 3rd

Fulham (2047-48)
- npower Championship WINNERS 2048

Sweden (2047-48)
- EURO 2048: Semis

Chelsea (2048-51)
- Premier League WINNERS 2050. 2051
- Champions League WINNERS 2050, 2051
- FA Cup WINNERS 2050; runners up 2051
- League Cup runners up 2050
- Club World Cup WINNERS 2051
- Super Cup WINNERS 2051
- Community Shield runners up 2051

Man Utd (2051)

Altrincham (2051-present)
-Blue Square North: 4th (PROMOTED) 2052
- FA Trophy WINNERS 2052, 2053
- Blue Square Prem WINNERS 2053
- npower League Two WINNERS 2054
- npower League One WINNERS 2055
- Johnstone's Paint Trophy WINNERS 2055
- npower Championsip: 2nd (PROMOTED) 2056
- Europa League WINNERS 2058
- FA Cup WINNERS 2058
- Community Shield WINNERS 2058
- Super Cup runners up 2058
- Premier League WINNERS 2059
- League Cup runners up 2059


Man Utd (2059-60)
- Premier League WINNERS 2060
- Champions League WINNERS 2060
- FA Cup WINNERS 2060
- League Cup WINNERS 2060
- UEFA Super Cup WINNERS 2059

Australia (2060)


Romania (2061)

Ireland (2061-63)

Derry City (2062-64)
- Premier Division WINNERS 2062, 2063
- FAI Cup WINNERS 2062
- FAI Cup runners-up 2063
- League Cup WINNERS 2062, 2063
- Setanta Cup WINNERS 2063


Belgium (2064-present)


Chelsea (2064-present)
- Champions League WINNERS 2065
- FA Cup WINNERS 2065
- League Cup WINNERS 2065
 
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Tush

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You know, this should have been in the "Stories" section, not in Challenges section, as the threads here should be about NEW challenges, and not about people attempting to pass a challenge. Nevertheless, good luck, I'm also attempting to pass Pentagon.
 

W4NKER

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You know, this should have been in the "Stories" section, not in Challenges section, as the threads here should be about NEW challenges, and not about people attempting to pass a challenge. Nevertheless, good luck, I'm also attempting to pass Pentagon.
I'll sure a mod will change it if necessary
 

W4NKER

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Season Seven added to first post. A League and cup double as well as progress to the Champions League group stages
 

W4NKER

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YEPEEEEEE! African Champions League won! 1 out of 5!

Screenshots 2moro (its bed time!).

In November gametime so going to resign, add a couple of Asian leagues and get a job there and aim for that Champions League
 

nelmser

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Good work, I like reading this.

I attempted this myself in FM12 but only managed to win 1/5 (Africa, same as you) and stopped after 6 seasons. Thinking of trying it again on FM13 :)
 

W4NKER

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Job Offer:

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Too good to turn down a transfer budget of £6m when my current one is £2,600!!

Also Suwon are in the 2nd round of the Asian Champions League so maybe I can win it this season. Time will tell
 
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