FM16: “The Academics” – part XXXIV – One and only Nichlas Meyer

Nichlas Meyer. The player I will remember for a very long time. This regen was my favorite player during FM16 save with Akademisk Boldklub so he deserve separate article. He played for the club for 16 years and he would be my first choice if I played another seasons despite he should have broken leg…

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Nichlas Meyer in 2017

He was born in Gladsaxe on 12th February 2001 and he came to our club in March 2016 as one of many new regens when AB played in second tier. He played for our U19 team during first three months and he signed a four-year deal in the summer.

I promoted him straight to the senior squad in the summer 2016 and he became a part of the starting XI despite he was only 16-years old.

He played 32 matches, scored seven goals and made 4 assists during his first full season in second tier. He played mostly as a winger before we changed our formation from 4-2-3-1 to 4-1-4-1. After that he became great wide playmaker despite it was his weakest role.

He helped to promotion to the Superliga in 2018/2019 season in which he 33 league matches and scored six goals and made same amount of assists.

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Nichlas Meyer in 2021

His best season during his career was 2022/2023. He played 29 league matches and scored 19 goals from wide playmaker position. Four years later he had average rating of 8.12 in the Superliga, it was the best rating from all players in the competition.

His attributes were worse and worse during last three seasons but he was my first choice at the left side despite that. Every time he played he was the best on the pitch. During my last season with AB he played 25 league matches and scored 7 goals and made 3 assists.

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Nichlas Meyer in 2031

He’s won all the major trophies with the club – 10 league titles and 11 domestic cup trophies and also promotion from second tier. He was voted the Best Young Player of the Year in 2023, Supporter’s Player of the Year (2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028) and many other awards.

a5b0530002a85e7b511991686d91b284The strangest thing of his career is his absence in Denmark national team. He was not selected in youth categories and not for senior squad too. I really don’t know why especially when he was inluded in the Denmark Best XI for several years in a row.

Nichlas Meyer played 405 league matches, scored 115 goals and made 88 assists during 16 years with AB. He was voted 50 times as Player of the Match and he had average rating of 7.41 in these matches. He became legend of the club.

Nichlas Meyer in 2032
Nichlas Meyer career stats

The last goal of the FM16 AB save scored by Nichlas Meyer in the last round of the Superliga 2031/2032 in a 1-0 win over FC Midtjylland. 


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