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The Championship Manager series is a line of football (soccer) management simulations. You take charge of 1 or more football teams, and aim to lead them to glory by signing the right players, selecting the right formations and tactics, and keeping your squad and chairman happy.

This edition features teams from 15 major leagues - Brazil, Sweden and Japan are among those featured for the first time. You now have reserve and youth teams, in which you can play trialists and try out young players - the assistant manager can handle these games if you wish. New to the Championship Manager 3 game engine is a training system, allowing you to specify which skills groups of your players (such as defenders, reserves, or those returning from injury) concentrate on.

The game takes a while to calculate results and other AI team decisions, but for the first time the game has an integrated multi-tasking system, allowing you to make decisions and browse other squads while this is taking place. The game engine also now includes network play.

If you are successful, you will be rewarding with the ultimate accolade - the chance to manage an international team. This involves scouring clubs to find eligible players, and then selecting squads to play in World Cup / European Championship / Copa America matches, as appropriate.


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Alternate Titles

  • "冠军足球经理3" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Scudetto 3: Championship Manager" -- Italian title
  • "L'Entraineur 3: Championship Manager" -- French title
  • "CM3" -- Common abbreviation

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The father of management games! Mike Tomaguchi (4) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

CyberJoy Feb 02, 2000 5 out of 5 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameSpot UK Mar 11, 1999 9.9 out of 10 99
Power Unlimited Jul, 1999 9.3 out of 10 93
Hacker May, 1999 92 out of 100 92
Pelit May, 1999 88 out of 100 88
Gameplay (Benelux) Apr 30, 1999 88 out of 100 88
Gameplay (Benelux) Apr 30, 1999 60 out of 100 60
Spel för Alla Aug, 1999 5 out of 10 50


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Steve Hall (348) added Championship Manager 3 (Windows) on Aug 30, 2000
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