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Fussball Manager 2002 is in many aspects an spiritual successor of ANSTOSS 3 with a more serious basic structure and a trimmed financial aspect. The player is responsible for the athletic and financial success of his team. For both aspects he has several options to his disposal, e.g. training, tactics, buying and selling players, merchandise or stadium expansion. It also has a strong personal aspects because the player can work on his personal career by changing his team, improving his manager level or simply marrying.

The matches are presented in a live calculated 3D presentation using the engine of Bundesliga Stars 2000. The player has the possibility to make tactical changes or substitute players during the match. Alternately match presentations are a highlight mode and a text mode.

The most unique features of ANSTOSS 3 are still present in this game, e.g. the possibility to host parties to improve the team atmosphere, rule changes over the playing time or a soccer quiz during winter break. New are special player abilities which improve his overall quality, e.g. "Flügelflitzer" for a player with high speed and dribbling skill who plays at the wings. These can be specifically trained with the right training sessions.

As usual for EA's games it has the license to use the original player and team names. Nonetheless it ships with an full-fledged editor to change names or even create new leagues with rule sets.


Fussball Manager 2002 Windows match simulation
Fussball Manager 2002 Windows select your football club
Fussball Manager 2002 Windows choose a League
Fussball Manager 2002 Windows Main screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "FM2002" -- Official Abbreviation

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Critic Reviews Oct 20, 2001 87 out of 100 87 Dec 06, 2001 87 out of 100 87
PC Games (Germany) Nov 08, 2001 86 out of 100 86
Gameswelt Oct 30, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Game Captain Nov 07, 2001 81 out of 100 81
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2001 72 out of 100 72


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On December 31, 2001 the game received the Gold award of the VUD (Verband der Unterhaltssoftware Deutschlands e.V.) for 100.000 sold games.

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Patrick Bregger (246132) added Fussball Manager 2002 (Windows) on Sep 04, 2009