Help Malibu FC progress as a club

So some of the members of the FOOTBALL MANAGER group suggested I should create a Gofundme account and try to raise some funds for the club since we're struggling to find a sponsor. Thought I'd give it a try in the name of the Malibu FC progress. If this goes well money will be used to:

- Buy a new kit with Football Manager group as Sponsor. Would like it to be designed by Billy Dennis (the guy that makes some awesome kits in the group) based on the clubs colours and needs for an alternative to the current one we have. 

- Pay for a decent pitch to train all season as this would make players skill improve, like ball control, shooting, technique etc. At the moment we are the only team that doesn't train due to not being able to pay for a pitch as most players are students that I scout around Aberdeen. 

- Buy some essencial goods for trainings like bibs, cones, decent balls, jumpers (as it can be really cold on a winter Sunday morning) etc. 

- In important matches maybe give the players a Bonus if they win the game for that extra incentive, that is if there's enough in the bank after all the above. 

- Last maybe throw a end of season team night out with an awards ceremony for Player of the Season, Top Scorer, Signing of the season, Most Improved Player. Again, only if there's any money left. 

Hope I don't get haters that don't agree with the cause giving me grief as I'm only trying to take the team to the next level by giving them better conditions to train and play and hopefully win the league. 

If you're sympathetic with the cause and want to help us progress then kindly donate whatever you can afford. Anything is welcome. 

Will be showing receipts of every payment made for the things above as proof that the money is being used to and only for the Malibu FC. 

For the ones who haven't read the story I'll leave it here again. Thanks for all the love shown on the group. We had over 100 likes in 1 day on the clubs page and now more than ever I feel the need to succeed and not disappoint our new followers. 

Pedro Maciel - Malibu FC player/manager

Thought I would share this story with you.

Being an FM lover and playing the game since the old Championship Manager (so old I remember coaching Henry at Juventus ) I always wanted to try it in real life. Having played at a good level in Portugal my country of origin, mostly in secondary Divisions but always to a good standard, I always felt like one day I would be a good coach. Life took me to Scotland looking for a better life and first thing I did was find a club I could continue to play for. That's when Malibu FC came into my life.

Met a guy that said he played for an amateur team and asked him if I could join. He said "of course" before adding "I got to warn you!! We're shit!!!"
Didn't really care as I was already 33 years old and just wanted somewhere to train/play and keep fit. He spoke to the manager and he said I could come to the match the next day cause they were a few players short. Got there the next day and obviously without knowing me or ever seen me play I went as a sub. Around 60m and while losing 6-0 he finally told me to go in. Asked me what position did I play and answered CM. He said "not today pal, you'll be a striker today". A bit confused but there I went. About 3m later and with my first touch on the ball I managed to score on my debut.
Game finished 6-2 and everyone was so happy for my astonishment. Asked them "why you guys so happy we just lost 6-2!!" and the answer was "it's the first time we don't lose by more that 10 goals" That was the first sign of change for me. Season finished and the manager decided to walk. Bill (chairman/founder of the club) came to me and said I should be the manager next season cause I was the only one with some past football experience. I gave it some thought and since not getting any younger and always wanted to do it one day I decided to accept it as a player/manager role. Obviously no money involved

So that's how I started in the world of management. I could now try to replicate my FM success with a real team.

Got the oldest team in amateur league in Aberdeen. Bottom of the league for 32 years getting beat double figures every single game. MALIBU FC

Started by doing some scouting at schools and university's and started strengthening the squad.


1st season 3rd place 3 pts from top and won the Cup. First trophy ever for the club. Chairman/founder was in tears. I did tell him we would finish top 3 at start of the season and he laughed.

2nd season we went and done it again. 3rd again.

3rd season guess what? Yeah 3rd again. Got to cup final again but lost on penalties after 12 penalties each. Would have been 2 cups in 3 seasons but it wasn't meant to be

4th season were 5th when the pandemic started but had a good chance of getting top3 again looking at the missing fixtures. League never finished so we will never know.

5th season starting as soon as all the conditions to return from lockdown are ensured, and I would love to take this team to the next level. Winning the league!!! In order to do that we need to find a sponsor. That would allow us to get a new kit/balls/bibs/cones/jumpers etc as also attract better players. * if you know someone give me a shout.

We have a Facebook page and our number of followers started rising rapidly after our 1st season because there was a lot of talking in the city about how this team has improved so much in such short period of time.

Teams name is Malibu FC if you want to give it a follow I'll post the link in here.

Hope you liked this football story cause I'm living the dream

Malibu Captain David Russell is also in this group and can also confirm this is a true story.


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