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In this tactical football management game, you become the manager of a team in the English, French or Belgian league, with different subdivisions, starting in 2001. Your job includes setting out strategies, planning training sessions, keeping an eye on your players and attracting new talent, taking care of finances, and of course making sure that you win your matches. You will be given specific goals, such as qualifying for the champion's league, or defending the club's reputation. Games do not only include league matches, but friendlies and cup matches as well.

The actual games can be watched real-time in 3D, allowing for on-the-fly substitutions and tactical decisions, and a unique feature is you can both manage and play for a club, although there is no way to actually control players or actively participate. All players have different abilities and characteristics, which can be trained to create a well-balanced team. The French version portrays manager Guy Roux (famous of Auxerre), while the UK version has Alex Ferguson (Manchester United).


Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2001 PlayStation Club, Calender and Finances generation screen (French version)
Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2001 PlayStation An overview of your finances (French version)
Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2001 PlayStation Create a custom design for your players' kits (French version).
Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2001 PlayStation Select the country where you want to become a manager.

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Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2001 Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Guy Roux Manager 2001" -- French title
  • "DSF Fussball Manager 2002" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) PlayStation 2 Oct 06, 2001 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot UK PlayStation 2 Sep 21, 2001 5.7 out of 10 57
Gamestyle PlayStation 2 2001 4 out of 10 40


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Cancelled Windows Version

A Windows version was to be released in September 2001, but ultimately cancelled.
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