At the Crémade football club (Saïx-Sémalens), each month, a player is chosen by his teammates and is entitled to his personalized card as in the video game reference, the latest version of which has just been released.
Reference soccer game on console, FIFA 23 was released on September 30. Worldwide success with more than 325 million games sold since its inception, all football lovers have already played with their favorite team, controller in hand.
The Crémade (Saïx-Sémalens) players are no exception to the rule. “Almost everyone plays it and we are also thinking of holding a tournament,” confirms Yannick Carivenc, 27, a son of the club, who wanted people to talk about Crémade, especially on social media. “My two brothers, Thibaut and Loïc, who play with me, gave me a physical card for my birthday like in FIFA Ultimate Team mode, with funny notes. It gave me the idea to celebrate the club’s player of the month like this.” .”
How does it work ? “Each month, we take all players from team 1 who have at least one match sheet. Each player gets one vote and coaches have their vote counted double. The one with the most points is elected player of the month. We’ll also release it for Team 2. It gets people talking in the locker room, it’s a little recognition.”
Ratings from 0 to 100 for player characteristics
Released just after the Covid period, everyone gets into the game and several players have already been rewarded. Latest example: in September, Amaël Delaplace was named player of the month, ahead of Mickaël Tichit, Loïc Carivenc and Jean-François Tondo. “In September, the pennant played three games, including two in the Coupe de France and one in the league, with three different results: victory, draw and defeat. During these 3 games, Amaël will have positioned himself in different ways at the heart of the game.: once at 6, then at 8, for the last game to meet at 10. But wherever he is on the field, “Monsieur Crampe” has distinguished himself by his qualities and his many careers, which sometimes cost him a missing in the last gesture”, summarizes the club.
Like its predecessors, it was presented with its personalized card, which is never short of humor, as evidenced by its mysterious note “?” attributed to the physical. “We took the opportunity to make fun of it a bit. It has already gone from giving some negative marks for their speed,” laughs Yannick.
This should give other clubs ideas. As was the case with the famous Panini albums, personalized by the Payrin and Briatexte clubs.