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Craig Forrest
04-04-14, 04:05 AM
Challenge 28 – The Youth of Lyon


French club Olympique Lyonnais is well known for its youth academy. Lyon is often considered to have the second best youth academy in Europe (behind FC Barcelona). Famous players like Rémy Garde, Florian Maurice, Sidney Govou, Florent Balmont, Jérémy Clément, François Clerc, Karim Benzema, Hatem Ben Arfa, Loïc Rémy, Ishak Belfodil, and now Maxime Gonalons, Clément Grenier and Alexandre Lacazette have been trained in OL's youth academy.

Olympique Lyonnais won the French Ligue 1 title a staggering 7 times in a row, from the 2001-2002 season up to the 2007-2008 season. Today, however, is a very different situation. A financial crisis at the club and the emergence of super-rich PSG and AS Monaco has left the once glorious Lyon in the unenviable position of sinking back down to mid-table mediocrity.

Debt-ridden and unable to buy any players for the foreseeable future, the only chance for this fabled club is their famous youth academy...

The Chairman, Jean-Michel Aulas, has hired you, a relative unknown, and has assigned you the following mission: Return OL to its former glory.

There are, of course, some restrictions….

- M. Aulas wants the club to be youth-oriented and has informed you that you must not employ any player over the age of 25 unless they are former notable OL youth players (see list here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympique_Lyonnais_Reserves_and_Academy#Notable_ac ademy_players). All players over 25 (unless former youth players) must be gone by the end of the first season.
- You may not buy any players (or sign any freebies), unless they are former notable OL youth players as noted on the list above. All other players must come through the reserves.
- Use March 2014 DB


The usual…. No cheat tactics, no wib-wob, minimum 3 defenders and 2 wide players somewhere


Return Olympique Lyonnaise to its former glory (6 seasons. 1st to comply with restrictions, 2-6 for points)

Scoring (seasons 2-6)

League win = 200 points
Consecutive League wins = 50 bonus points for every consecutive League win (eg. Win seasons 2,3,5,6 then you get +50 for 2, 3 and +50 for 5, 6….. get them all and you get max 200 bonus points)
French Cup = 50 pts
French League Cup = 50 pts
French Championship Trophy = 50 pts
Champions League = 150 pts
UEFA Cup = 100 pts
Each former Lyon player who signs and plays a minimum of 10 games in one season = 10 pts (ex. sign Ben Arfa and the first season he plays 10 games or more you get 10 points)
Each League goal = 1 point


Anything to prove points + your tactics screen to ensure compliance :ok:

Thanks to Kikivampy for the idea

You can choose to create the game yourself, or download a pre-loaded save
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04-04-14, 04:28 AM
Nice mate, was just scouting Alexandre Lacazette in my current save. He looks class :ok:

Craig Forrest
04-04-14, 04:32 AM
you should be able to get him.... Lyon starts with a -£7.5 million balance

04-04-14, 05:05 AM
Doesn't he play for Lyon?

Craig Forrest
04-04-14, 05:09 AM
I meant in your current save....

04-04-14, 05:43 AM
Ahhh got ya.

04-04-14, 10:35 AM
Wahoo - new challenge!

07-04-14, 12:45 AM
Gonna try this one now

Quick Q - as its a 6 season challenge - can I apply for National jobs just for shits and giggles?

07-04-14, 12:47 AM
Also - any current Lyon players under 25 - can you keep them forever or do they have to go as soon as they hit 25?

Craig Forrest
07-04-14, 01:05 AM
Jesus man I'm trying to watch hockey :P

ditch them unless they are former notable youth players.... but they have to be gone by the start of next season

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07-04-14, 01:18 AM
Gourcuff is 26 :cry:

Craig Forrest
07-04-14, 01:30 AM
i believe I'm incorrect... the rule says no player OVER 25 ;)

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Craig Forrest
07-04-14, 01:31 AM
doesn't help you there though

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07-04-14, 01:56 AM
so - players that are 25 on day 1 of new season - are they ok or not?

also - can I apply for National jobs just for my sanity as its a long ish challenge?

Craig Forrest
07-04-14, 02:27 AM
yes they are ok.... but when they turn 26 they need to be listed and be gone prior to the start of the next season.... at the start of each season you must have no one OVER the age of 25

07-04-14, 04:53 PM
1st season - non-scoring

Have signed a few notable youth players including REMY :)

Also - drew Chelsea in CL play off - but beat them 2-1 :)

Into the group stage and should bring in some €€€€€€€€€€€€€

And also give the youngsters some European experience :)

07-04-14, 06:40 PM
Nice one!

Craig: you should do a similar one about Sporting Lisbon. I would say their academy is even better than Lyon's, if you consider the likes of former Ballon D'Or Luis Figo or current one Cristiano Ronaldo. I'm imagining a long challenge where you'd have to get Sporting to glory only with academy products: eventually you'd be able to challenge the Champios League trophy with signings like Simao Sabrosa, Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani, Joao Moutinho, Miguel Veloso, Hugo Viana, Ricardo Quaresma, Silvestre Varela, Danny, Daniel Carriço, Bruno Pereirinha, among many others, added to the current crop of fine players they heve at the moment.

07-04-14, 11:45 PM
FFS - Just lost Grenier to Zenit on a contract clause - my own fault!

:doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh:

08-04-14, 10:01 AM
Soapy Twat

08-04-14, 10:16 AM
Soapy?! :confused:

08-04-14, 10:33 AM
yeh, making a school boy error or something worthy of being called a soapy twat, dont take it to heart I call my dad it day in day out.

08-04-14, 11:49 AM
Crikey - there is are a load of games what with 2 cups and CL - this young squad getting a lot of game time!

Also - got Cameroon job after a few months - random!

08-04-14, 11:56 AM
Seem to be doing OK here in the non-scoring season

Through both CL groups. 1st group had Bayern Munich, Benfica, and Copenhagen. 2nd group had Arsenal, Juventus, Leverkusen

08-04-14, 07:48 PM
1st NON-Scoring Season over

League - 3rd (lost last league game of season to drop from 2nd to 3rd) PSG won league and were 21 points ahead of us! :shocked: :eek:

League Cup - lost at SF stage

French Cup - lost at QF stage on pens

HOWEVER.........................Champions League WINNERS! :lol: :cheer: :first: :rofl:

http://s27.postimg.org/jyxn9n85v/Season_1.png (http://postimage.org/)

08-04-14, 08:27 PM
Signed Ben Arfa for £17.5m but board cancel as they think its "unrealistic" - FFS! :(

EDIT - now signed for £15m!

10-04-14, 11:42 AM
Well done on the CL win Red, looks like you've Rafa Benitez syndrome with Liverpool, done well in Europe but not so good domestically in ya first season. I'm sure you'll correct that next season though!

Kudos once again to CF for posting it, and kikivampy for coming up with the challenge.

12-04-14, 06:17 PM

2nd season

1st CL group - Chelsea, Bayern Munich and PSV :(

And we are CL holders - WTF?! Stupid French co-efficient!

12-04-14, 06:53 PM
Benzema signed - £17.5m :)

No other "good" ex Lyon youth to buy now p- have picked uip any of the decent ones - and Guily that is 38! (scored in 1st appearance!)

12-04-14, 10:18 PM

2nd season1st CL group - Chelsea, Bayern Munich and PSV :(

And we are CL holders - WTF?! Stupid French co-efficient!

Navigated through that!

Next group - Dormund, Real Madrid, Napoli!

How the fuck is that possible?!

14-04-14, 02:04 AM
Season 2 completed

League win = 200 points
Consecutive League wins = 0 points
French Cup = 50 pts
French League Cup = 50 pts
French Championship Trophy = 0 pts
Champions League = 0 pts (out in semi to Bayern)
UEFA Cup = 0 pts
Each former Lyon player who signs and plays a minimum of 10 games in one season = 130 points (13 players)
Each League goal = 88 point

Total after 2 seasons = 518

Screenies below!

http://s24.postimg.org/e502tyds5/Season_2_Squad_Age.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s24.postimg.org/ldbpj8qit/Season_2_Apps.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s24.postimg.org/8zyvcc0ud/Season_2_Apps1.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s24.postimg.org/frpaf6ptx/Season_2_Apps2.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s24.postimg.org/43v8kn0p1/Season_2_French_Cup_Winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s24.postimg.org/o115tljk5/Season_2_League_Cup_Winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s24.postimg.org/zc3thyqf9/Season_2_League_Winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s9.postimg.org/pawjqo8e7/Tactic.png (http://postimage.org/)

14-04-14, 02:26 AM
Nice work Reds :ok:

14-04-14, 01:02 PM
Malbranque, Giuly and Brechet retired at start of 3rd season :(

But have signed nearly all other ex-youth players :)

15-04-14, 12:59 PM
Apologies but I am thick lol just wanted to clarify - if I have a player who starts with Lyon and is say 23, that's fine but then after 2 seasons and he turns 25 I'd then have to sell him in season 3? Or could I keep cos he started withd with me/the academy?

Defo gonna give this a go, never done a challenge before or managed in the French league so this is perfect.

Craig Forrest
15-04-14, 02:01 PM
You'd have to sell him.... the only over 25 players you can have are the ones listed on that link :ok:

15-04-14, 02:49 PM
Gotcha! I'll get this started over the bank holiday weekend :-D

15-04-14, 06:48 PM
Season 3 complete

League win = 200 points
Consecutive League wins = 50 points
French Cup = 0 pts (got superkeepered and lost in Extra Time) :(
French League Cup = 50 pts
French Championship Trophy = 0 pts (fucking Giroud scored in last minute for PSG) :(
Champions League = 0 pts (out in semi to Barca. Got fucking battered 4-0 in 1st leg. My 'keeper had a nightmare!) :(
UEFA Cup = 0 pts
Each former Lyon player who signs and plays a minimum of 10 games in one season = 210 points (21 players)
Each League goal = 74 point

Total after 3 seasons = 518+584=1,102

Screenies below!

http://s13.postimg.org/uhi2nntg7/Season_3_League_Cup_Winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s13.postimg.org/u9ufr5ihj/Season_3_League_Winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s13.postimg.org/jyi2yhqs7/Season_3_Apps.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s13.postimg.org/hfwdxt51z/Season_3_Apps1.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s13.postimg.org/o52xdtqdz/Season_3_Apps2.png (http://postimage.org/)

17-04-14, 10:43 AM
Really enjoying this! It's weird not scouring the transfer market haha!

Tip - get this guy in your team!! I may have scored lucky he's been given good stats/PA at start up if he's set to random but I've just put him in my team starrt of Novemember as lone frontman and he's on fire.



17-04-14, 02:32 PM
Yeah - he's class!

21-04-14, 07:16 PM
Season 4 complete - GREAT SEASON :cheer:

League win = 200 points
Consecutive League wins = 50 points
French Cup = 50 pts
French League Cup = 0 pts (lost in 2nd round to PSG) :(
French Championship Trophy = 50 pts
Champions League = 150 pts (decent passage all the way through and beat Bayern in final) :cheer: :high5: :rockon: :) :dance: :party:
UEFA Cup = 0 pts
Each former Lyon player who signs and plays a minimum of 10 games in one season = 220 points (22 players)
Each League goal = 89 point

Total after 4 seasons = 518+584+809 = 1,911

Am losing Fofana/Lopes and Lacazette for next year as they will be too old :(

All first team players so will need youngsters to step up to plate :(

Screenies below!

http://s27.postimg.org/boel9tllf/Season_4_CL_Winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s27.postimg.org/6krwzczv7/Season_4_French_Champions_Trophy_Winner.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s27.postimg.org/z413swuqb/Season_4_French_Cup_Winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s27.postimg.org/4hhhrp02b/Season_4_League_Winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s27.postimg.org/pxit5mphv/Season_4_Apps.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s27.postimg.org/yic4wszo3/Season_4_Apps1.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s27.postimg.org/omb1x5tw3/Season_4_Apps2.png (http://postimage.org/)

21-04-14, 08:29 PM
Had about 5 retirements and PSG have signed Kompany and Pastore :(

Done them on pens in Championship trophy tho :)

22-04-14, 02:27 AM
Out of 1 cup and 10 points behind PSG in league after around 28 games! :(

22-04-14, 08:24 PM
Season 5 complete - AWFUL SEASON

League win = 0 points (PSG dicked on us) :(
Consecutive League wins = 0 points
French Cup = 0 pts (lost fucking 2-1 to Bordeaux) :(
French League Cup = 50 pts
French Championship Trophy = 50 pts
Champions League = 0 pts (lost in Semi-Final stage to Napoli who done us on away goals) :(
UEFA Cup = 0 pts
Each former Lyon player who signs and plays a minimum of 10 games in one season = 160 points (16 players)
Each League goal = 74 points

Total after 5 seasons = 518+584+809+334 = 2,245

Losing Fofana/Lopes and Lacazette all fucked me over

This year I am losing Kone/Ferri/Ghezzal/Defourney and Zeffane

Maybe some "wonderkid" youngsters will get promoted to my 1st team with any luck

Don't hold that much hope for last season - good first XI but behind that its hard to have a good 2nd XI for other comps/keep league form going

Screenies below!

http://s29.postimg.org/hpm0swsxz/Season_5_French_Champions_Trophy_Winner.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s29.postimg.org/mgqhoob5z/Season_5_French_League_Cup_Winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s29.postimg.org/wo9112xdz/Season_5_League.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s29.postimg.org/ok0wwcayv/Season_4_end_and_beginning_Season_5_Squad_age.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s29.postimg.org/yjvtc8m87/Season_5_Apps.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s29.postimg.org/zaoji0olj/Season_5_Apps1.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s29.postimg.org/4k6imsz2f/Season_5_Apps2.png (http://postimage.org/)

22-04-14, 08:30 PM
FFS - Just lost Grenier to Zenit on a contract clause - my own fault!

:doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh:

Looks like he's still having a good career after I stupidly sold him!

http://s1.postimg.org/6c3c9fm33/Grenier.png (http://postimage.org/)

22-04-14, 08:40 PM
Clement and Clerc also retire in last season! :(

23-04-14, 12:26 AM
Flying in last season - 19 games undefeated!

23-04-14, 11:05 PM
Shouldn't have gone to sleep - last 5 games are DDDDL :(

24-04-14, 01:07 AM
Season 6 complete - A FINAL FLOURISH!

League win = 50 points (massive unbeaten start helped us pull away although PSG came back)
Consecutive League wins = 0 points (as didn't win it last year)
French Cup = 0 pts (lost on fucking penalties to the HATED PSG in Semi's)
French League Cup = 50 pts
French Championship Trophy = 0 pts (wasn't in it as won fuck all last year to quaify!) :(
Champions League = 150 pts (Battered Madrid in semi's 3-0 and had revenge on Napoli in final winning 1-0 and my keeper had a 9 rating and MOM) :cheer: :lol :rofl: :first:
UEFA Cup = 0 pts
Each former Lyon player who signs and plays a minimum of 10 games in one season = 150 points (15 players)
Each League goal = 78 points

Total for challenge! = 518+584+809+334+478 = 2,723

Superb challenge guys! Amazingly I won CL 3 times in 6 years but only 2 counted for points.

Generally did well in cups but had some heartbreaking semi final defeats

League was usually OK but PSG were a hell of a challenge and they ripped me apart in season 5

I seemed to do better when my squad was smaller! I signed all ex-youth players but maybe I tried to get them all games and affected results elsewhere. When I had a small settled squad at end it worked much better

Didn't get any good youngsters promoted from Academy but some of original youngsters in club turned out class acts (Labidi/Zattara both worth a shout)

Screenies below!

http://s11.postimg.org/disn3xaf7/Season_6_App1.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s11.postimg.org/afrx0jvgj/Season_6_Apps.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s11.postimg.org/dlciqre2r/Season_6_CL_Winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s11.postimg.org/nhdlqejur/Season_6_French_League_Cup_Winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s11.postimg.org/k1lhgummb/Season_6_League.png (http://postimage.org/)

Craig Forrest
24-04-14, 01:38 AM
Cheers Redders.... glad you enjoyed it :ok:

24-04-14, 07:33 AM
A challenge made for hating the PSG is a good challenge!!! :rockon:
Allez l'OM!!!

03-02-17, 11:56 PM
Quick question on this challenge - if players start in the Lyon squad but is one of those listed in the wikipedia link - do they need to be sold before season 2?

For instance Malbranque is 33 at the start of the game but is on the list.

08-02-17, 03:53 PM
In the OP it says "All players over 25 (unless former youth players) must be gone by the end of the first season."

As Malbranque is listed as a former youth player I reckon he's ok to stay.

08-02-17, 03:55 PM
Looks like Red used him as well from post #32.

18-01-18, 01:17 PM
just so i understand by the start of each season. you are not allowed to have any players older than 25 ? regardless if they have been trough the acadamy or not ?

Craig Forrest
18-01-18, 03:12 PM
Yes, exactly. If they turn 25 during the season, that's fine.... but anyone 25 or older must be sold prior to the start of the season unless they are on the list of former notable players

04-06-18, 07:58 PM
First season just finished (5th)!
It will be difficult but I like it!
Like Clint, I would like to say "Now we start"! :laser:

Tactic as usual, 4-1-3-2 default, https://imgur.com/a/c4MjRVx
Transfers in, first season: https://imgur.com/a/RBQXANZ

06-06-18, 09:50 PM
Sacked in January of the 3rd season... :pout:
I think the 4-1-3-2 default tactic won't let me finish this challenge...
I will restart it with my best non Wib-Wob tactic!!!

14-06-18, 10:19 PM
Droping the 4-1-3-2 default tactic for my 4-3-3 non wib wob tactic, https://imgur.com/a/aeXpNyt
finishing 2nd in season 2, scoring 69 goals, https://imgur.com/a/hqHC8fU
All players older than 25 are on the list of former notable players, https://imgur.com/a/Z1lGt4O
Transfers of the first and second season: https://imgur.com/a/KYvsCgT
14 former notable players bought with 10 games or more: https://imgur.com/a/uovzocc
Riou, Kolodzieczak, Belfodil, BenArfa, Benzema, Balmont, Mounier, Gassama, Puel, Al Kamali, Youga, N'Diaye, Berthod, Palmieri
After season 2, 69+140= 209pts

15-06-18, 08:35 PM
Referring to former notable OL youth players, list of players linked from wikipedia which can/might already be editted during the beginning of the challenge until now. I assume the list will be longer and longer overtime. So late comer like me will have more advantage over someone who took this challenge 2 years ago? Anyone still have the original list? or should i go with current list i see in wiki page?

For notable academy players who still play for Lyon like Gonalons, I think i can keep him for the rest of the challenge. However, he will not score points because i did not sign him. Am i right? What if i manage to sell him in season1 and buy him back in season2, will he score points?

The start of each season refer to the first competitive match of each season?


16-06-18, 01:29 PM
You're right for Gonalons for example. I think the list of notable former players is not a big advantage, because of the 2014 data base... More players but not so good. BenArfa, Rémy or Benzema were still on the list... And well... They sacked me on my 3d season!!! :yell:

16-06-18, 07:08 PM
You are right. May be i shouldn't worry too much as this will be very challenging task. First will try not to get sacked

18-06-18, 07:59 AM
Only Redknapp did it... So for the moment the list of notable former players is a detail... But if someone stop and write this wiki list, no problem, it will be more just, you're right.

18-06-18, 03:08 PM
List of notable players i copied from wiki page as of today

France Loïc Abenzoar
France Ghislain Anselmini
France Houssem Aouar
France Marcel Aubour
France Farès Bahlouli
France Patrick Baldassara
France Florent Balmont
France Cédric Bardon
France Xavier Barrau
France Christian Bassila
France Olivier Bellisi
France Nicolas Belvito
France Hatem Ben Arfa
France Mourad Benhamida
France Farid Benstiti
France Karim Benzema
France Bryan Bergougnoux
France Jean-Paul Bernad
France Jérémy Berthod
France Alexandre Bès
France Grégory Bettiol
France Romain Beynié
France Maxime Blanc
France Gilbert Bonvin
France Pierre Bouby
France Fabien Boyer
France Jérémie Bréchet
France Christophe Breton
France Alexis Carra
France Alain Caveglia
France Johann Charpenet
France Mickael Charvet
France Yves Chauveau
France Xavier Chavalerin
France Pierre Chavrondier
France Jean-Claude Chemier
France Serge Chiesa
France Francois Clerc
France Jérémy Clément
France Timothé Cognat
France Renaud Cohade
France Mickaël Colloredo
France Nestor Combin
France Gilles Constantinian
France Yoann Court
France Laurent Courtois
France Stéphane Darbion
France Maxime D'Arpino
France Romain Dedola
France Romain Del Castillo
France Sylvain Deplace
France Jean-Christophe Devaux
France Mouctar Diakhaby
France Fleury Di Nallo
France Jean Djorkaeff
France Albert Domenech
France Raymond Domenech
France Roger Duffez
France Jean Dumas
France Franck Durix
France Julien Escudé
France Sébastien Faure
France Julien Faussurier
France Nabil Fekir
France Olivier Ferez
France Jordan Ferri
France Bernard Ferrigno
France Fabrice Fiorèse
France Maxence Flachez
France Sébastien Flochon
France Thomas Fontaine
France Frédéric Fouret
France Laurent Fournier
France Mickael Fourtier
France Joël Fréchet
France Pascal Fugier
France Rémi Garde
France Jordy Gaspar
France Bruno Génésio
France Alexis Genet
France Guy Genet
France Gaël Genevier
France Willem Geubbels
France Ludovic Giuly
France Jacques Glyczinski
France Yohan Gomez
France Maxime Gonalons
France Mathieu Gorgelin
France Amine Gouiri
France Hérold Goulon
France Sidney Govou
France Clément Grenier
Martinique Joan Hartock
France Alexandre Hauw
France David Hellebuyck
France René Izquierdo
France Kévin Jacmot
France Warren Jacmot
France Franck Jurietti
France Aldo Kalulu
France Timothée Kolodziejczak
France Zakarie Labidi
France Alexandre Lacazette
France Bernard Lacombe
France Guillaume Lacour
France Gérard Lanthier
France Florent Laville
France William Le Pogam
France Bernard Lhomme
France David Linarès
France Steed Malbranque
France Elefterios Manolios
France Jérémy Manzorro
France Myziane Maolida
France Dominique Marais
France Anthony Martial
France Florian Maurice
France Jonathan Mendes
France Laurent Montoya
France Laurent Morestin
France Jean-Marc Moulin
France Anthony Mounier
France Samuel Moutoussamy
France Louis Nganioni
France Bruno N'Gotty
Martinique Camille Ninel
Martinique Jean-Jacques Nono
Martinique Robert Nouzaret
Martinique Harry Novillo
France Alain Olio
France Patrick Paillot
France Sandy Paillot
France Julian Palmieri
France Frédéric Patouillard
France Mour Paye
France Gaëtan Perrin
France Jacques Philip
France Jérémy Pied
France Alassane Pléa
France Damien Plessis
France Georges Prost
France Grégoire Puel
France Paulin Puel
France Nicolas Puydebois
France Enzo Reale
France Loïc Rémy
France Remy Riou
France Claude-Arnaud Rivenet
France Stéphane Roche
France Steven Roux
France Mathieu Salamand
France Mouhamadou-Naby Sarr
France Romain Sartre
France Ernest Schultz
France Nicolas Seguin
France Yoan Severin
France Stéphane Solomenko
France Éric Spadiny
France Éric Taborda
France Alain Thiry
France Corentin Tolisso
France Johann Truchet
France Samuel Umtiti
France Cédric Uras
France Pierrick Valdivia
France Robert Valette
France Julien Viale
France Daniel Xuereb

Algeria Ishak Belfodil
Algeria Yassine Benzia
Algeria Abdelkader Ghezzal
Algeria Rachid Ghezzal
Algeria Yacine Hima
Algeria Khaled Lemmouchia
Algeria Karim Maroc
Algeria Saïd Mehamha
Algeria Yannis Tafer
Algeria Mehdi Zeffane
Algeria Nassim Zitouni
Ivory Coast Lossémy Karaboué
Ivory Coast Éric Tié Bi
Cameroon Romarin Billong
Cameroon Joseph-Désiré Job
Cameroon Philippe N'Dioro
Cameroon Clinton N'Jie
Central African Republic Cyriaque Mayounga
Central African Republic Dylan Mboumbouni
Central African Republic Amos Youga
Central African Republic Kelly Youga
Guinea Bouna Sarr
Guinea Mohamed Yattara
Morocco Jamal Alioui
Morocco Fahd Moufi
Mali Frédéric Kanouté
Mali Sidy Koné
Senegal Lamine Gassama
Senegal Ousmane N'Diaye
Senegal Demba Touré
Chad Sylvain Idangar
Togo Ludovic Assemoassa

United Arab Emirates Hamdan Al Kamali
Belgium Théo Defourny
Switzerland Jérémy Frick
Switzerland Kilian Pagliuca
China Xiu Wei Zhang
Italy Robert Cacchioni
Italy Francesco Migliore
South Korea Kim Shin
Lebanon Philippe Paoli
Luxembourg Christopher Martins Pereira
Norway Ulrik Yttergård Jenssen
Portugal Anthony Lopes

26-06-18, 07:12 AM
Season 3 finished, Can't beat this PSG...for the moment!
Tactic and regular team: https://imgur.com/nY218O2
finishing 2nd for the 2nd time, scoring 73 goals, https://imgur.com/GxmimyJ
All players older than 25 are on the list of former notable players, https://imgur.com/ZGuXr59
Transfers of the first,second season, and 3d season: https://imgur.com/a/0l4KIzX
16 former notable players bought with 10 games or more: https://imgur.com/a/x96z9wF
Belfodil, BenArfa, N'Diaye, Benzema, Gassama, Riou, Kolodzieczak, Martial, Rémy, Mounier, Al Kamali, Puel, Palmieri, Lopes, Youga, Berthod
Balmont retired...
After season 3, 73+160+209= 442pts

28-06-18, 11:14 AM
Season 4 finished, desesperant!!! :frusty:
Tactic and regular team: https://imgur.com/lfY04zk
finishing 3rd, scoring 79 goals, https://imgur.com/ALSRumJ
All players older than 25 are on the list of former notable players, https://imgur.com/1aiOOad
Transfers, https://imgur.com/JP56R65
16 former notable players bought with 10 games or more: https://imgur.com/a/6gSbjbl
Benzema, Riou, Gassama, Rémy, Belfodil, Kolodzieczak, N'Diaye, BenArfa, Mounier, Al Kamali, Martial, Berthod, Puel, Clerc, Palmieri, Youga

After season 4, 79+160+442= 681pts

1/4 Champions League, but next year I will try to play European Competition with my B team and focus on Ligue 1...

29-06-18, 05:05 PM
I'm in the middle of 3rd season now. I do enjoy the challenge more than expected. Switching between two tactics depends on player available.


https://preview.ibb.co/gs2Rzy/Tactic1.jpg (https://ibb.co/ivVqRd)
https://preview.ibb.co/cVtoCJ/Tactic2.jpg (https://ibb.co/iuxFsJ)

Season #1

We are in no competition with PSG. Finished 2nd place in league with , 21 points behind PSG not to mention goal difference. Gained 17.5m from liquidation of non-OL academy players. Spent 5.75m to bring 10 notable players in.

https://preview.ibb.co/eFL76d/League1.jpg (https://ibb.co/ibx9Ky)
https://preview.ibb.co/j7cRzy/t1in.jpg (https://ibb.co/iLLeKy)
https://preview.ibb.co/g1f1XJ/t1out.jpg (https://ibb.co/m9JYey)

Season #2 : 413 points

Beginning squad players

https://preview.ibb.co/mz7yCJ/sq2b.jpg (https://ibb.co/jRWQsJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/feUBXJ/sq2br.jpg (https://ibb.co/drTiey)

Decided to let some of notable players go as they wouldn't gain any points because i didn't bought them in and to keep a good atmosphere in the locker room. Now not so sure whether that's the right call

https://preview.ibb.co/jnngXJ/t2out.jpg (https://ibb.co/fRAeKy)

Bought 11 OL academy players in

https://preview.ibb.co/hodYey/t2in.jpg (https://ibb.co/bWH4md)

Finished 2nd place in league again but this time just 4 points behind PSG, goal differece also improved. +73 points

https://preview.ibb.co/mZWVRd/League2.jpg (https://ibb.co/hxkqRd)

French Championship Trophy: defeated by PSG
League Cup: defeated by PSG in semi-final
French Cup: defeated by PSG in final

https://preview.ibb.co/h0HLRd/fc2.jpg (https://ibb.co/cjwrXJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/kCQ76d/Fct2.jpg (https://ibb.co/ncJiey)
https://preview.ibb.co/jxo5sJ/flc2.jpg (https://ibb.co/fMk76d)

However, We won Champions League 4-1 over Barcelona :D +150 points

https://preview.ibb.co/h5cbzy/cl2.jpg (https://ibb.co/cZYumd)

19 Players bought in with more than 10 games +190 points

https://preview.ibb.co/bKgasJ/olps2p01.jpg (https://ibb.co/hik1XJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/d6wmzy/olps2p02.jpg (https://ibb.co/fdWKKy)
https://preview.ibb.co/dd96zy/olps2p03.jpg (https://ibb.co/eBkeKy)
https://preview.ibb.co/fVJGzy/olps2p04.jpg (https://ibb.co/hBcn6d)
https://preview.ibb.co/gKvwzy/olps2p05.jpg (https://ibb.co/jtEBXJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/hETGzy/olps2p06.jpg (https://ibb.co/ghtiey)
https://preview.ibb.co/ky35sJ/olps2p07.jpg (https://ibb.co/dPXyCJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/cHhWXJ/olps2p08.jpg (https://ibb.co/dJREmd)
https://preview.ibb.co/daEdCJ/olps2p09.jpg (https://ibb.co/isa76d)
https://preview.ibb.co/kjK0Rd/olps2p10.jpg (https://ibb.co/mHuZmd)
https://preview.ibb.co/kJG3ey/olps2p11.jpg (https://ibb.co/drjBXJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/gyEBXJ/olps2p12.jpg (https://ibb.co/jRZBXJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/nx7bzy/olps2p13.jpg (https://ibb.co/kPW3ey)
https://preview.ibb.co/iYPOey/olps2p14.jpg (https://ibb.co/b6sWXJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/eF0ksJ/olps2p15.jpg (https://ibb.co/gvJGzy)
https://preview.ibb.co/gSwQsJ/olps2p16.jpg (https://ibb.co/isp0Rd)
https://preview.ibb.co/hE0UKy/olps2p17.jpg (https://ibb.co/cye0Rd)
https://preview.ibb.co/mQrQsJ/olps2p18.jpg (https://ibb.co/k0zpKy)
https://preview.ibb.co/cvQksJ/olps2p19.jpg (https://ibb.co/fcSyCJ)

Total this season: 73 + 150 + 190 = 413 points

30-06-18, 07:04 AM
Season #3 : 472 points

Beginning Squad

https://preview.ibb.co/nLE9Md/sq3.jpg (https://ibb.co/iM2JEy)
https://preview.ibb.co/iiEn7J/sq3r.jpg (https://ibb.co/dq1BZy)

As we have more OL players in, i also let some players go as well to ensure that we have some space for potential youth from academy (if any).

https://preview.ibb.co/ddz27J/T3in.jpg (https://ibb.co/cFq9nJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/e1K27J/T3out.jpg (https://ibb.co/fZvaSJ)

This year we did quite ok in league however PSG did even better than last year. +62 points

https://preview.ibb.co/hvFjnJ/League3.jpg (https://ibb.co/iCPMZy)

Winning over Barcelona during quarter final gave us some hope that we might win champions league again. But lost to Man City during semi final. We won FIFA Club World Championship no points but satisfied.

https://preview.ibb.co/fJBeMd/cl3a.jpg (https://ibb.co/ema61d)
https://preview.ibb.co/jGqvuy/cl3b.jpg (https://ibb.co/mw8R1d)
https://preview.ibb.co/eYeASJ/fcw3.jpg (https://ibb.co/d8nauy)

French Cup: It was a shame that we were knocked out by D2 team during quarter final
League Cup: Winner +50 points
Champions Trophy: Winner +50 points

https://preview.ibb.co/nGvTEy/fc3.jpg (https://ibb.co/mbcx7J)
https://preview.ibb.co/hUtFuy/fct3.jpg (https://ibb.co/e0YFuy)
https://preview.ibb.co/czQjnJ/flc3.jpg (https://ibb.co/jSxauy)

31 Players bought in with more than 10 games +310 points

https://preview.ibb.co/g0hrZy/olps3p01.jpg (https://ibb.co/kiTn7J)
https://preview.ibb.co/kDn3gd/olps3p02.jpg (https://ibb.co/hFKunJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/jkuunJ/olps3p03.jpg (https://ibb.co/esgJEy)
https://preview.ibb.co/bKvdEy/olps3p04.jpg (https://ibb.co/haG77J)
https://preview.ibb.co/hcpigd/olps3p05.jpg (https://ibb.co/cz23gd)
https://preview.ibb.co/fauunJ/olps3p06.jpg (https://ibb.co/dvaOgd)
https://preview.ibb.co/ks6JEy/olps3p07.jpg (https://ibb.co/dRJ9Md)
https://preview.ibb.co/cStLSJ/olps3p08.jpg (https://ibb.co/k289Md)
https://preview.ibb.co/crPigd/olps3p09.jpg (https://ibb.co/kqnQuy)
https://preview.ibb.co/ja1JEy/olps3p10.jpg (https://ibb.co/hJsfSJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/bub77J/olps3p11.jpg (https://ibb.co/gAyb1d)
https://preview.ibb.co/bZiWZy/olps3p12.jpg (https://ibb.co/j1FOgd)
https://preview.ibb.co/mi6UMd/olps3p13.jpg (https://ibb.co/caG77J)
https://preview.ibb.co/evwkuy/olps3p14.jpg (https://ibb.co/grfBZy)
https://preview.ibb.co/eKrw1d/olps3p15.jpg (https://ibb.co/duyLSJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/heMUMd/olps3p16.jpg (https://ibb.co/fbu5uy)
https://preview.ibb.co/mvkZnJ/olps3p17.jpg (https://ibb.co/dwNrZy)
https://preview.ibb.co/hCXEnJ/olps3p18.jpg (https://ibb.co/natyEy)
https://preview.ibb.co/jdB77J/olps3p19.jpg (https://ibb.co/nNx3gd)
https://preview.ibb.co/ddrkuy/olps3p20.jpg (https://ibb.co/eARJEy)
https://preview.ibb.co/mGNrZy/olps3p21.jpg (https://ibb.co/hQtyEy)
https://preview.ibb.co/mRh3gd/olps3p22.jpg (https://ibb.co/gQmUMd)
https://preview.ibb.co/dDeigd/olps3p23.jpg (https://ibb.co/iU0BZy)
https://preview.ibb.co/ijF0SJ/olps3p24.jpg (https://ibb.co/fAwkuy)
https://preview.ibb.co/nOoyEy/olps3p25.jpg (https://ibb.co/b4nEnJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/cP23gd/olps3p26.jpg (https://ibb.co/io6UMd)
https://preview.ibb.co/hwiyEy/olps3p27.jpg (https://ibb.co/ceMUMd)
https://preview.ibb.co/kRaZnJ/olps3p28.jpg (https://ibb.co/fHx3gd)
https://preview.ibb.co/kChEnJ/olps3p29.jpg (https://ibb.co/njJn7J)
https://preview.ibb.co/cNon7J/olps3p30.jpg (https://ibb.co/fBYyEy)
https://preview.ibb.co/mtbw1d/olps3p31.jpg (https://ibb.co/byTn7J)

Total this season: 62 + 50 + 50 + 310 = 472 points

01-07-18, 06:06 PM
Season #4 : 764 points

Beginning Squad & Transfers

https://preview.ibb.co/i4pUpy/sq4.jpg (https://ibb.co/dnT0wd)
https://preview.ibb.co/nAy0wd/sq4r.jpg (https://ibb.co/mGxFUy)
https://preview.ibb.co/c4LVwd/t4in.jpg (https://ibb.co/bALkUy)
https://preview.ibb.co/cDqkUy/t4out.jpg (https://ibb.co/b3O5Uy)

League: +200 + 84 points
French Cup: Final +0
League Cup: Semi Final +0
Champions Trophy: Winner +50 points
Champions League: Winner +150 points

https://preview.ibb.co/nwyEpy/league4.jpg (https://ibb.co/gmb0Uy)
https://preview.ibb.co/bXRCbd/c41.jpg (https://ibb.co/ia5S9y)
https://preview.ibb.co/geaihJ/c42.jpg (https://ibb.co/eyGCbd)
https://preview.ibb.co/gTyfUy/c43.jpg (https://ibb.co/jY9n9y)
https://preview.ibb.co/dAeXbd/c44.jpg (https://ibb.co/nQDsbd)
https://preview.ibb.co/kDkihJ/clfinal4.jpg (https://ibb.co/fSF5wd)

28 Players bought in with more than 10 games +280 points

https://preview.ibb.co/hpKjNJ/olps01.jpg (https://ibb.co/fHiB2J)
https://preview.ibb.co/iOgaUy/olps02.jpg (https://ibb.co/nNsSbd)
https://preview.ibb.co/i14JhJ/olps03.jpg (https://ibb.co/hzMaUy)
https://preview.ibb.co/d2gLwd/olps04.jpg (https://ibb.co/eRZvUy)
https://preview.ibb.co/er9vUy/olps05.jpg (https://ibb.co/hgu7bd)
https://preview.ibb.co/gvOdhJ/olps06.jpg (https://ibb.co/iNzvUy)
https://preview.ibb.co/fnTYGd/olps07.jpg (https://ibb.co/kBY0wd)
https://preview.ibb.co/fqZjNJ/olps08.jpg (https://ibb.co/dvpJhJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/gdUjNJ/olps09.jpg (https://ibb.co/hRVDGd)
https://preview.ibb.co/b31yhJ/olps10.jpg (https://ibb.co/nN2h9y)
https://preview.ibb.co/jY3ppy/olps11.jpg (https://ibb.co/ffqDGd)
https://preview.ibb.co/eJEvUy/olps12.jpg (https://ibb.co/gi6W2J)
https://preview.ibb.co/mmRaUy/olps13.jpg (https://ibb.co/nK19py)
https://preview.ibb.co/gByppy/olps14.jpg (https://ibb.co/gopvUy)
https://preview.ibb.co/ciD0wd/olps15.jpg (https://ibb.co/jBkr2J)
https://preview.ibb.co/hPGyhJ/olps16.jpg (https://ibb.co/mkt0wd)
https://preview.ibb.co/f03B2J/olps17.jpg (https://ibb.co/fFU7bd)
https://preview.ibb.co/k2WLwd/olps18.jpg (https://ibb.co/dazUpy)
https://preview.ibb.co/iG2Sbd/olps19.jpg (https://ibb.co/mawnbd)
https://preview.ibb.co/dHeUpy/olps20.jpg (https://ibb.co/fpF29y)
https://preview.ibb.co/duHtGd/olps21.jpg (https://ibb.co/iJMLwd)
https://preview.ibb.co/kOa29y/olps22.jpg (https://ibb.co/nBbW2J)
https://preview.ibb.co/m21nbd/olps23.jpg (https://ibb.co/mestGd)
https://preview.ibb.co/fdkDGd/olps24.jpg (https://ibb.co/d5Afwd)
https://preview.ibb.co/i1g9py/olps25.jpg (https://ibb.co/iG74NJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/n8NFUy/olps26.jpg (https://ibb.co/bx4Upy)
https://preview.ibb.co/gbPjNJ/olps27.jpg (https://ibb.co/iR9vUy)
https://preview.ibb.co/iBZOGd/olps28.jpg (https://ibb.co/ioQVwd)

Total this season: 200 + 84 + 50 + 150 + 280 = 764 points

03-07-18, 06:19 PM
Ligue 1 winner!
After 4 seasons I beat this strong PSG!!!
Tactic and regular team: https://imgur.com/ngVnlF9
French champion! With 77 goals scored, https://imgur.com/K5TkJrD
All players older than 25 are on the list of former notable players, https://imgur.com/OmcC7AU
No transfer, https://imgur.com/L5C0rvK
16 former notable players bought with 10 games or more: https://imgur.com/a/ABPEIAW
Riou, Belfodil, Benzema, Kolodzieczak, Gassama, BenArfa, Al Kamali, N'Diaye,Rémy, Martial, Mounier, Puel, Berthod, Clerc, Palmieri, Youga
Clerc retired at the end of season...
After season 5, 77+200+160+681= 1118pts

06-07-18, 11:14 AM
PSG took back the title...
Focus on cups after January... Bad season! A challenge to forget!!!
Last season (6): 7th of Ligue 1, 61 goals, https://imgur.com/MF5lleg
Tactic and regular team: https://imgur.com/8X5f39C
All players older than 25 are on the list of former notable players, https://imgur.com/PEBvEhX
Transfer: https://imgur.com/S2sLsSU
16 former notable players bought with 10 games or more:https://imgur.com/a/0IyqlBn
Riou, Benzema, N'Diaye,Belfodil, Gassama, BenArfa, Kolodzieczak, Rémy, Al Kamali, Mounier,, Martial, Faussurier, Berthod, Puel, Youga, Palmieri
Total Challenge 28 The Youth of Lyon after 6 seasons:
Only 3 players of my youth academy are in my first team...https://imgur.com/a/mHMXQC8
Roche is on the french team group!!!

07-07-18, 07:30 AM
Season #5 : 689 points

Beginning Squad & Transfers
I learn that when player has problem with you or the board that is quite permanent. I let Tsimba go once (he was homesick for very long time so i gave him leave of absense he has not come back i fine him then unhappy due to personal problem), last season i signed him back but just a couple of weeks he unhappy again and the board think that he should not be a member so i have to let him go again.

https://preview.ibb.co/ddk8cJ/sq5.jpg (https://ibb.co/fC4OBd)
https://preview.ibb.co/fwsArd/sq5r.jpg (https://ibb.co/eu8TcJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/nJ0wWd/t5in.jpg (https://ibb.co/g8diBd)
https://preview.ibb.co/mQq8cJ/t5out.jpg (https://ibb.co/hJvKjy)

League: +200 + 69 + 50 points
French Cup: Final +0
League Cup: Semi Final +0
Champions Trophy: Winner +50 points
Champions League: +0

https://preview.ibb.co/iR3GWd/c51.jpg (https://ibb.co/nexMxJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/dHdTcJ/C52.jpg (https://ibb.co/iuQ8cJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/dwt5Py/c53.jpg (https://ibb.co/gXw3Bd)
https://preview.ibb.co/dLoGWd/c54.jpg (https://ibb.co/cnDiBd)
https://preview.ibb.co/mZPC4y/league5.jpg (https://ibb.co/hSUOBd)

32 Players bought in with more than 10 games +320 points How stupid of me for those previous seasons screenshots

https://preview.ibb.co/kK1Zjy/sc51.jpg (https://ibb.co/gSYfPy)
https://preview.ibb.co/i75ujy/sc52.jpg (https://ibb.co/kRyEjy)
https://preview.ibb.co/mrficJ/sc53.jpg (https://ibb.co/iGLS4y)
https://preview.ibb.co/h8f5rd/sc54.jpg (https://ibb.co/fSMZjy)

Actually there are just 2 of my key players are not brought in, Gonalons and Umtiti. They are amazing players

https://preview.ibb.co/h8rjjy/gonalons.jpg (https://ibb.co/evxeHJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/ccqc4y/gonalons2.jpg (https://ibb.co/jxdVPy)
https://preview.ibb.co/c8TmxJ/umtiti.jpg (https://ibb.co/m9aAPy)

Total this season: 200 + 69 + 50 + 50 + 320 = 689 points

09-07-18, 05:39 AM
Season #6 : 641 points

Beginning Squad & Transfers
For the whole challenge only 3 youth promoted from academy. Finally managed to sign Lacazette back. At the end of season Beynie left the club but he already played 10 games

https://preview.ibb.co/iVmC98/sq6.jpg (https://ibb.co/d6hkU8)
https://preview.ibb.co/mZB12T/sq6r.jpg (https://ibb.co/h47Kp8)
https://preview.ibb.co/bvJg2T/t6in.jpg (https://ibb.co/iF6ZNT)
https://preview.ibb.co/dzWOGo/t6out.jpg (https://ibb.co/ffquNT)

This year we did really bad on cup, basically we won no trophies except Ligue1 Title
League: +200 + 71 + 50 points

https://preview.ibb.co/n4Rqwo/league6.jpg (https://ibb.co/gQvThT)

32 Players bought in with more than 10 games (including Beynie) +320 points

https://preview.ibb.co/mUAYGo/p61.jpg (https://ibb.co/iGGUp8)
https://preview.ibb.co/kKyaU8/p62.jpg (https://ibb.co/gputGo)
https://preview.ibb.co/dKH298/p63.jpg (https://ibb.co/mnptGo)
https://preview.ibb.co/e77PNT/p64.jpg (https://ibb.co/bQ5B2T)
https://preview.ibb.co/cqnfwo/p65.jpg (https://ibb.co/h689p8)

Total this season: 200 + 71 + 50 + 320 = 641 points

Season 1: 0
Season 2: 413
Season 3: 472
Season 4: 764
Season 5: 689
Season 6: 641

Total point for the challenge 2,979 points

03-08-18, 02:53 PM
PSG took back the title...
Focus on cups after January... Bad season! A challenge to forget!!!
Last season (6): 7th of Ligue 1, 61 goals, https://imgur.com/MF5lleg
Tactic and regular team: https://imgur.com/8X5f39C
All players older than 25 are on the list of former notable players, https://imgur.com/PEBvEhX
Transfer: https://imgur.com/S2sLsSU
16 former notable players bought with 10 games or more:https://imgur.com/a/0IyqlBn
Riou, Benzema, N'Diaye,Belfodil, Gassama, BenArfa, Kolodzieczak, Rémy, Al Kamali, Mounier,, Martial, Faussurier, Berthod, Puel, Youga, Palmieri
Total Challenge 28 The Youth of Lyon after 6 seasons:
Only 3 players of my youth academy are in my first team...https://imgur.com/a/mHMXQC8
Roche is on the french team group!!!

Got a question about the 100 points that you claim on this last season? For what do you claim it? Only thing that gives 100 points are UEFA Cup or League Cup + Championship Trophy, but I don't see screenies for that. Can you elaborate what the 100 points are for?

01-01-19, 10:24 PM
Here is the screenshot of my UEFA victory...
Sorry...Totally forget it....