Game Groups > Championship Manager series

The 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, and lacked vision and direction since the original team from Sports Interactive had left the series, with a promise to turn that around.

In December 2008, Championship Manager: Season 01/02 was released as freeware.

On 2 May 2022, the Championship Manager was sold as one of several franchises from Square Enix (as successors of Eidos) to the Embracer Group.

Related Links:

  • 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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Title Released Platforms Genres Moby Score
box cover thumbnail Champ Man 2013 iPhone, Android (+1 more) Simulation, Sports
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Champ Man 15 2014 iPad, Android (+1 more) Simulation, Strategy, Sports
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box cover thumbnail Champ Man 16 2015 Android, iPad (+1 more) Simulation, Sports
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Champ Man 17 2016 iPhone, Android (+1 more) Simulation, Strategy, Sports
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box cover thumbnail Champ Man All-Stars 2015 iPhone, Android (+1 more) Simulation, Sports
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box cover thumbnail Championship Manager 2005 PSP Simulation, Strategy, Sports
7.0
box cover thumbnail Championship Manager 1992 DOS, Amiga (+1 more) Simulation, Strategy, Sports
6.8
box cover thumbnail Championship Manager 2 1995 DOS, Amiga Simulation, Strategy, Sports
6.5
Championship Manager 2006 2006 J2ME Simulation, Strategy, Sports
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box cover thumbnail Championship Manager 2006 2006 PlayStation 2, Xbox (+1 more) Simulation, Strategy / tactics, Sports
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box cover thumbnail Championship Manager 2006 2006 Windows, Macintosh Simulation, Sports
6.9
box cover thumbnail Championship Manager 2007 2007 PlayStation 2, PSP (+1 more) Simulation, Strategy / tactics, Sports
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box cover thumbnail Championship Manager 2007 2006 Windows, Macintosh Simulation, Strategy / tactics, Sports
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Championship Manager 2007 2007 J2ME Simulation, Strategy, Sports
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box cover thumbnail Championship Manager 2008 2007 Macintosh, Windows Simulation, Strategy / tactics, Sports
6.8
Championship Manager 2008 2007 J2ME Simulation, Strategy, Sports
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box cover thumbnail Championship Manager 2009 2009 J2ME, iPhone Simulation, Strategy, Sports
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Championship Manager 2010 2010 PSP, PlayStation 3 Simulation, Strategy, Sports
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box cover thumbnail Championship Manager 2010 2009 Windows, Macintosh Simulation, Strategy / tactics, Sports
7.3
box cover thumbnail Championship Manager 2010 (Special Edition) 2009 Windows Special edition
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Championship Manager 2011 2010 iPhone Simulation, Strategy, Sports
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box cover thumbnail Championship Manager 2: Including Season... 1996 DOS, Amiga Simulation, Strategy / tactics, Sports
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box cover thumbnail Championship Manager 2: Including Season... 1998 DOS Compilation
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Championship Manager 2: Scandinavian Leagues 1997 DOS Simulation, Strategy, Sports
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box cover thumbnail Championship Manager 2: The Italian... 1996 DOS Simulation, Strategy, Sports
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box cover thumbnail Championship Manager 3 1999 Windows Simulation, Strategy / tactics, Sports
7.7
box cover thumbnail Championship Manager 4 2003 Windows, Macintosh Simulation, Strategy / tactics, Sports
7.9
box cover thumbnail Championship Manager 5 2005 Windows, PlayStation 2 (+1 more) Simulation, Strategy / tactics, Sports
5.9
box cover thumbnail Championship Manager 5 Solo 2005 J2ME Simulation, Strategy, Sports
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box cover thumbnail Championship Manager 93 1993 DOS, Amiga (+1 more) Simulation, Sports
6.3
box cover thumbnail Championship Manager Italia 1993 DOS, Amiga (+1 more) Simulation, Sports
6.8
box cover thumbnail Championship Manager Online 2005 Browser Simulation, Strategy, Sports
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box cover thumbnail Championship Manager Quiz 2001 PlayStation, Windows Sports
6.0
box cover thumbnail Championship Manager: End of 1994 Season... 1994 Amiga, Windows 3.x (+2 more) Simulation, Strategy, Sports
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box cover thumbnail Championship Manager: Season 00/01 2000 Windows, Macintosh Simulation, Strategy, Sports
7.4
box cover thumbnail Championship Manager: Season 01/02 2001 Windows, Xbox (+1 more) Simulation, Strategy / tactics, Sports
7.3
box cover thumbnail Championship Manager: Season 02/03 2002 Xbox Simulation, Strategy, Sports
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box cover thumbnail Championship Manager: Season 03/04 2003 Windows, Macintosh Simulation, Strategy / tactics, Sports
7.5
box cover thumbnail Championship Manager: Season 97/98 1997 DOS Simulation, Strategy, Sports
7.1
box cover thumbnail Championship Manager: Season 99/00 1999 Windows, Macintosh Simulation, Strategy, Sports
7.7
Championship Manager: World of Football 2013 Browser Simulation, Strategy, Sports
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box cover thumbnail Gold Games 1996 DOS Compilation
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Hits Essentiels: Collection 2004/2005 2005 Windows Compilation
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Hits Essentiels: Collection 2005/2006 2006 Windows Compilation
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Hits Essentiels: Collection 2007/2008 2008 Windows Compilation
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Hits for Six: Volume Ten 1995 DOS Compilation
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Play the Games Vol. 3 2000 Windows Compilation
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