Best FM 2014 Challenges: Tired of the Pentagon Challenge?

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written by Nick Fenn

Are you looking for something more original than the old pentagon challenge or San Marino challenge? I know they are seen as the best FM 2014 challenges but I have been for a while now, no doubt they’re challenging, but we get that every year. In this list I will look through some other challenges you can attempt, both easy and hard. Basically, I’ll give each one a rating of 1 through 10, 10 being hardest. So, without further ado, lets get started, feel free to attempt any of these:

Domestic Domination – FM 2014 challenge

Start off with a team who’s predicted finish is 20th and in England, Spain, Germany, or Italy, but still in the top division. Your objective is to win the title in 2 of those nations, and if you complete all 4 you have my props. You have to move teams in this challenge a few times, which keeps things fresh and allows you to build a reputation.

Difficulty- 7.5/10- Impressive to complete, but starting in the top division makes it much easier than some challenges …

Steam FC – FM 2014 challenge

I’m sure many of you have heard this one. You start off with a downloadable team Steam FC (Download in Steam Workshop) and bring them to the top (Win UCL/BPL). But here is the thing: they are in the Skrill North and have a budget of 500,000,000. Yes, prepare for one of the easiest first 5 seasons of your life where you can annihilate teams.  It is pretty easy, but still very fun to absolute destroy teams for a few seasons before you reach the BPL.

Difficulty- 3/10- If you’re not used to managing in the backwaters of football, this will be an easy way start.

Beyond World Class – FM 2014 challenge

Start off with any of the best teams in Europe, if you support a big team feel free to use them, but you must make your team play Bayern Munich on steroids. You must have an unbeaten season in the, win 5 domestic titles, 3 Champions Leagues, and become a legend of that club. It will take a while to achieve all these, but  if you are interested in turning a European super power into the best team in history, this is the challenge for you.

Difficulty- 8/10- Wouldn’t be too hard if it wasn’t for the unbeaten season and becoming a club legend, but trying to get those things make you pull your hair out. Experienced FMers only…

English Legend – FM 2014 challenge

Start with a Premier League team of your choice and the England national team. Win the BPL at least 8 times with the club team and win 5 world cups with the national team, as well as making them ranked 1st in the world. If you do this you will be an English legend, that simple.

Difficulty- 10/10- Extremely hard, expect this to be a quick save if you try it.

So I hope you will have a go at one of these challenges, I would be delighted to see some stories on them in the forums. Currently I’m attempting the Domestic Domination challenge, and it is good fun. Anyways, thank you for reading and good luck to all of you that give these a go!

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pedro roriz

that was a good read. interesting ideas. i`d expand the english legend one to any nation. and it even gets funnier if it is a less famous one.
congrats on the article!

John Gallagher

Might give the beyond world class one a go I my current save. I’m in my first season with Patrick thistle… But feel I can get them to dominate Scotland and Europe eventually.

Nick Fenn

Good luck! It is a fun challenge :)


Great ideas…i have never done a challenge in fm despite playing for 10 years now…i like things to go as they come…but right now you are making me love 3 of your 4 ideas and i will probably start one of them soon…cheers

Nick Fenn

That is usually the style I go with but challengesmix things up :) Good luck to you if you start one of them!


Please can you tell me how to download Steam FC please thanks :)

Nick Fenn

Open up steam and click on the FM14 tab, but don’t click play. Then you will see a little option to visit the steam workshop. Go on the workshop and go to downloadable items and you should see the $500,000,000 Steam FC Challenge somewhere in all the items (it may require some scrolling). Click “Subscribe” when you see it and then open up FM and go to downloads, it will be there if you subscribed so just click install and they will show up in the next game you create. Hope this helps!

Jonathan Atkinson

Like the idea of the steam challenge, will persuade messi to come in skrill!


If you download Steam FC do you have to use them? As in if you download it can you still choose another team and then Steam FC will be controlled randomly as though they are just another club?

Also, do we know who they replace when they are placed in Skrill North?



well I started a save with Real Madrid and after 5 seasons my results are 4 league titles, 2 UCL titles, 2 UEFA Super Cup, a Club World Cup trophy and a World Cup with Spain, not mentioning domestic cups which are plenty. Also remained unbeaten in the last season breaking numerous league records. I never considered myself a decent player of FM but after reading the Beyond World Class challenge my self-rating just went up lol. A question though.. How do you become a legend of the club? I mean have I not achieved enough already for RM ?

Richard (@Richard2nite)

You are already a legend

Nick Fenn

Just keep plugging away and winning trophies! I won two Champions League trophies and three Liga BBVAs with Real Sociedad and was only favoured personnel and got Eastleigh to the BPL and was only an icon so it can be hard!