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You Have The Chance To Appear On Football Manager As A 'NewGen' Player

You Have The Chance To Appear On Football Manager As A 'NewGen' Player

A rare opportunity to appear in Football Manager as a 'NewGen' player has emerged through UK-based charity SpecialEffect.

Fans of the hugely popular game can currenly bid on eBay to become a computer-generated youth player, with all proceeds from the auction going to SpecialEffect; a charity who aim to put fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games.

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At the time of writing, someone has bid £180 for the honour of appearing in the game, with nine days remaining on the auction.

Image: eBay
Image: eBay

If you are not familar with the 'NewGen' title, let us explain.

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At the beginning of every new Football Manager career, all squads are populated by real-world players. As careers progress through the seasons, these real-world players retire and their places are taken by fictional replacements. These are the 'NewGens'.

And the winner of the above auction will appear in FM as a computer-generated youth player, featuring a wealth of authentic biographical information including name, date of birth, weight, height, nationality, position, favoured foot and favourtie club.

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Sports Interactive have also kindly donated advertising hoarding space for SpecialEffect in the latest edition of the series.

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It is common to become attached to your regen, we all know that, but Sam Douglas took his love to another level last year when he told his fiancee Lucy that he wanted to name their future child after 'Elkan' - one of the regens who served him well in his many hours playing FM.

"The name was Elkan! To be honest he kept going on about his anger being 20 out of 20 and the fact his name sounded like an Avenger," Lucy told SPORTbible.

"To be fair I quite like it. We named our dog Dion after Dion Dublin so why not carry a trend!"

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Will you be bidding for the chance to become Football Manager famous?

Let us know in the comments.

SpecialEffect is a UK Charity that puts fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games. Using technology ranging from modified controllers to eye-control, we find a way for people of all ages to play to the best of their abilities.

Topics: Football News, Football Manager, Football

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.