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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 The basic offer you start your career with. You can still refuse (French version).
Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2001 PlayStation Most of the game is controlled through PC-like menus that are unusual for console games (French version).
Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2001 PlayStation Title screen (French version)
Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2001 PlayStation Training screen (French version)

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Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2001 Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Guy Roux Manager 2001" -- French title

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Cancelled Windows Version

A Windows version was to be released in September 2001, but ultimately cancelled.
Sciere (552751) added Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2001 (PlayStation) on Apr 20, 2006
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