Championship Manager series
Group DescriptionThe brainchild of the Collyer Brothers (Paul and Oliver), Championship Manager became the most popular football (soccer) management series during the 1990s, mostly thanks to the gigantic database that allowed many gamers born in countries outside the leagues usually covered by managing games (England, Spain, Germany, Scotland, Italy and France) the chance to coach their favourite clubs.
In 2004, Sports Interactive split with Eidos, which allowed Eidos to retain the name, and SI the database (which was used in their fresh new franchise, Football Manager. Development on the franchise was taken over by Beautiful Game Studios.
In October 2008, Beautiful Game Studios General Manager Roy Meredith admitted that the franchise had suffered due to poor quality, lacked vision, and direction since the original team Sports Interactive left the series, with a promise to turn that around.
- Football Manager History #1 - Article published on the CM Revolution website describes the early beginnings of Championship Manager series and how it evolved.
- Football Manager History #2 - Second article published on the CM Revolution website continues the Championship Manager history.
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Front cover for Championship Manager 2: Including Season 96/97 Updates
Front cover for Championship Manager 4
Front cover for Championship Manager
Front cover for Championship Manager: Season 03/04
Front cover for Championship Manager: End of 1994 Season Data Up-date Disk
Screenshot from Championship Manager 2: Including Season 96/97 Updates
Screenshot from Championship Manager 4
Screenshot from Championship Manager
Screenshot from Championship Manager: Season 03/04
Screenshot from Championship Manager: End of 1994 Season Data Up-date Disk