Posts in category Champ Man Legends

Champ Man Legend #No 8 Tonton Zola Mo...

So you’re playing Champ Man 01-02 (or CM4 if you were into that kind of thing). You’re clearly using the aforementioned 3-5-2 attacking formation (the one which gave birth to the now OED recognised term: “Champ Man arrows”). You’ve built a solid squad based around cheap Scandinavian U21s and Champ Man legend #1 Mike Duff . […]

Champ Man Legend #No 7 Kevin Hofland

Champ Man Legend #No 7 Kevin Hofland I was slightly reluctant to include Kevin Hofland in this list of CM legends. He was a big money signing on CM 01/02 and did have a relatively successful career. Not usually the ingredients that ensure legendary status, but with Mike Duff and Taribo West already in the […]

Champ Man Legends #6 Mark Kerr

Was there anyone who didn’t buy Mark Kerr from Falkirk on Championship Manager on the 01/02 version of the game? Perhaps if you’d picked a small club, or one on a tight budget he might have been unobtainable (there was always some competition for his signature), or maybe you just preferred the Scandinavian leagues value […]

Champ Man Legends #5 Ibrahima Bakayok...

Ibrahima Bakayoko is most likely remembered as the first great wonderkid of the CM franchise, bursting on to the scene on the 97/98 version. And from what came after, it seems being this CM wonderkid was the highpoint of his life, or at least that’s how it felt after his spell with Everton. He was […]

Champ Man Legends #4 – Tommy Sv...

On any version of the Championship Manager/Football Manager series one of the first jobs of any aspiring manager would be to conduct what I sometimes referred to as a ‘Reverse Viking’: to raid the Scandinavian market for a crop of players. This obligatory foray would happen irrespective of which club you were managing; obviously if you […]

Champ Man Legends #3 – Maxim Ts...

Maxim Tsigalko was probably the most prolific goalscorer that I have ever come across throughout the Championship Manager/Football Manager series. Sometimes his first season might see slightly less than a goal a game, but after that it would be at least one goal a game, sometimes even breaking the 100 goal barrier, plus a bag […]