Golden Generation of Starblaydi Football
The Golden Generation of Starblaydi Football were the most-successful crop of players ever to come through and play for Starblaydia, both the Under-21 and senior sides. Specifically, it refers to those who won the 14th Under-21 World Cup before going on to win competitions such as the World Cup and AOCAF.
Their first achievement was to win the 14th Under-21 World Cup, Starblaydia's only Championship in the competition to date. They defeated Nedalia 2-1 in the Final in Total n Utter Insanity. The Starblaydia Under-21s programme has always produced great teams throughout its existence, but the team for U21WC14 managed to go all the way to the Final and win it, having lost the previous (and later the suceeding) Final to Fmjphoenix.
Such was the talent of this team that they later proved themselves in other tournaments, winning the Four Nations Invitationl, the Atlantian Oceania Cup of Association Football and, most importantly, the World Cup itself.
Under-21 World Cup 14 Winners
Undefeated in the seven matches they played in the tournament, Starblaydia scored, on average, three times each game, conceeding less than a goal per match.
Starting XI # Name Pos Age 1 Corominas GK 18 2 Albert Graydon R/LB 19 3 Justin Hawke C/LB 18 4 Alejo Cuevo C/DM 19 5 Nunzio Gre (Captain) CB 19 6 Alex Vidal R/CB 21 7 Juan Santiago RM 18 8 Itechton Matranga AM/SC 18 9 Florencio Zaragoza CF/SC 19 10 Christian Macia SC 17 11 Surachai Buathiang L/CM 18 Substitutes # Name Pos Age 12 Nicholas Mathias GK 15 13 Joe Kippenberger CB 17 14 Raymundo Hernandez CB 16 15 Ernesto Fortuna DM 17 16 Kip Faison CM 20 17 Juan Miguel Aguilera C/AM 19 18 Michalis Mitrofanis SC 21 Reserves # Name Pos Age 19 Ahab Maestas GK 13 20 Leopoldo Lopez L/CB 16 21 Lazaro Rivera A/LM 16 22 Augusto Diaz R/CM 16 23 Giovanni Lopez RW/SC 14
|Starblaydia squad - Under-21 World Cup 14 Champions|
1 Corominas | 2 Graydon | 3 Hawke | 4 Cuevo | 5 Gre (c) | 6 Vidal | 7 Santiago | 8 I. Matranga | 9 Zaragoza | 10 Macia | 11 Buathiang | 12 Mathias | 13 Kippenberger | 14 Hernandez | 15 Fortuna | 16 Faison | 17 Aguilera | 18 Mitrofanis | 19 Maestas | 20 L. Lopez | 21 Rivera | 22 Diaz | 23 G. Lopez | Coach: S. Di Bradini
World Cup 25 Winners
In World Cup 25, Starblaydia were 10th in the KPB Rankings as they travelled to Kaze Progressa and Audioslavia. It was seen as the last attempt for the Golden Generation to win the Cup, as realisitcally only Corominas and the other Goalkeepers were considered to be either young enough or good enough to still be playing for the national team in four years' time. With a solid core of Under-21 winners throughout the entire squad, Starblaydia managed to make it all the way to the Final and defeat four-time Champions Rejistania 2-1 in Extra time with the winning goal coming from Giovanni Lopez.
Starting XI # Name Pos Age 1 Angelos Prokopsis GK 35 2 Danzir Garahildim R/CB 26 3 Leopoldo Lopez L/CB 29 * U21WC14 Winner 4 Alejo Cuevo C/DM 32 * U21WC14 Winner 5 Nunzio Gre (Captain) CB 32 * U21WC14 Winner 6 Raymundo Hernandez CB 29 * U21WC14 Winner 7 Cherry Garcia RW 22 8 Menecrates AM 24 9 Zhorin Tumunzahar SC 36 10 Raphaelo SC 22 11 Surachai Buathiang L/CM 31 * U21WC14 Winner Substitutes # Name Pos Age 12 Corominas GK 31 * U21WC14 Winner 13 Ulysses Zielinski R/LB 25 14 Jaime Oberlander L/CB 22 15 Virgil Ernesto DM 23 16 Itechton Matranga AM/SC 31 * U21WC14 Winner 17 Giovanni Lopez RW/SC 27 * U21WC14 Winner 18 Mercutio SC 24 Reserves # Name Pos Age 19 Nicholas Mathias GK 28 * U21WC14 Winner 20 Alex Vidal R/CB 34 * U21WC14 Winner 21 Jamal Nguyen CM 27 22 Reynaldo L/CM 24 23 Roberto Vega SC 19
|Starblaydia squad - World Cup 25 Champions|
1 A. Prokopsis | 2 Garahildim | 3 L.Lopez | 4 Cuevo | 5 Gre (c) | 6 Hernandez | 7 C. Garcia | 8 Menecrates | 9 Tumunzahar | 10 Raphaelo | 11 Buathiang | 12 Corominas | 13 Zielinski | 14 Oberlander | 15 Ernesto | 16 I. Matranga | 17 G. Lopez | 18 Mercutio | 19 Mathias | 20 Vidal | 21 Nguyen | 22 Reynaldo | 23 Vega | Coach: Lazerevski
Other Cup Wins
Four Nations Invitational 2
Florencio Zaragoza, Corominas, Alex Vidal and Surachai Buathiang were all teenaged members of the squad that won the Second Four Nations Invitational - hosted in Liverpool England - before they progressed to the Under-21s
Michalis Mitrofanis, Alex Vidal, Albert Graydon, Itechton Matranga, Juan Miguel Aguilera and Florencio Zaragoza successfully defended Starblaydia's AOCAF title, with Mitrofanis as their top-scorer, bagging five goals.
NationStates Champions League 7
As part of Starblaydia's most famous and successful league team, Iskara Daii, Leopoldo Lopez was an integral part of the side that won the seventh Champions League, cementing the club's place as one of the best ever in the world.
Giovanni Lopez went on to become a two-term President of the World Cup Committee, elected from World Cup 28 to 30, and then again from World Cup 31 to 33. He had followed in the footsteps of Simeone Di Bradini, who had held the position before him, and regards himself as one of Starblaydi sports' highest achievers by scoring the winning goal in a World Cup Final, as well as leading the international community for nearly a quarter of a century.
|Golden Generation of Starblaydi Football|
|Juan Miguel Aguilera | Surachai Buathiang | Corominas | Alejo Cuevo | Augusto Diaz | Ernesto Fortuna | Albert Graydon | Nunzio Gre | Raymundo Hernandez | Giovanni Lopez | Leopoldo Lopez | Ahab Maestas | Nicholas Mathias | Itechton Matranga | Michalis Mitrofanis | Lazaro Rivera | Juan Santiago | Alex Vidal | Florencio Zaragoza|
|The Protectorate of Starblaydia|