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Play 7 Classic Football Management Computer Games Online


Many of the regular readers of EPL Talk will know that I’m a massive fan of retro football computer games, so I was pleased to come across a video showing what the original Football Manager game, made in 1982, looked like when played on a Sinclair Spectrum computer.

The video painstakingly goes through step-by-step of how to play Football Manager, which was the classic computer game that started the football management game craze. Designed and programmed by Kevin Toms, you can see how simplistic but addictive the game is. And, if you’re feeling up to it, you can play an online version of Football Manager thanks to an emulator from World of Spectrum.

Including Football Manager, here are 7 videos and links to classic football computer games that you can watch and play online:

Football Manager

Play the online version of Football Manager.

Football Manager 2

Play the online version of Football Manager 2.

Football Manager 3

Play the online version of Football Manager 3.

Soccer Supremo

Play the online version of Soccer Supremo.

Tracksuit Manager

Play the online version of Tracksuit Manager.

Euro Boss

Play the online version of Euro Boss.

Football Director

Play the online version of Football Director.

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  1. Anthony Garratt

    July 23, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Sadly all these links seem to be dead now. On the plus side, they lead to the best 404 page I’ve ever seen!

  2. Gary Bage

    November 16, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Football director what a game but cant save it such a shame!!!

    Any help on saving the game!!


    • Tim Prowse

      May 10, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      Depends what you’re using if it’s the Marvin android emulator just go to options and go to save state and type in FD1 it’s as simple as that but Football Director 2 128k +2A was better and harder.

  3. Ron Pfeiffer

    November 15, 2013 at 9:42 am

    I also played and enjoyed the game called “The Double”. It was indeed an enjoyable and very addictive soccer game. Simple, with very rudamentary graphics which featured and ability with certain restaints to trade players in order to try and improve your team. I too wish it was still available!

    • Tim Prowse

      May 10, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      The double was just like Football Champions basically but u can get job offers from other teams during the season the only problem with Football Champions was u couldn’t change the capacities of the teams which was annoying as they had Torquay and Crewe with just 5,000 which was the only bad point of the game plus it only had 3 divisions. Otherwise quite addictive!

  4. Alex

    June 7, 2010 at 3:53 am

    On Football Director my play names are the same as yours(on the vid) yet I chose a different team :O

  5. paul walker

    June 6, 2010 at 4:55 am

    The sierra games one was that called “the double” that was an amazing game wish i could still play it.

  6. Craig..

    May 27, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Football Manager was the reason I BOUGHT a Spectrum (or my parents did) Absolutely brilliant at the time. before this, we had subbuteo and that game where you battered their heads and they kicked the ball, that was it.

    Best of all though was a game that came out soon after simply called “The Boss” (not the one you have there) as this was Football Manager with European Competition too!

    As for playing – Emlyn Hughes International soccer was unbeatable. Reason I bought a commodore!! Spectrum’s effort was called Match Day.

    Thanks for the memories.

    • Tim Prowse

      May 10, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      Gary Linekers Superstar Soccer was better I thought anyway the one that is missing in this list is On the bench which was a brilliant management game as it also had your clubs records like top scorer in a season highest home and away attendances, highest win, draw & defeat, etc it even had players career records like appearances and goals for your team! One to check for sure!

  7. The Health Dude

    February 16, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Interesting games for all fans and dedicated gamers from all continents. It is the best way to kill time. Thanks.

  8. Wayne

    January 14, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    anyone remember spectrum football game. that you could write your own team in 1-11 then you could simulate the game or watch the game. cant remember the name of it!!!!HELP

  9. toni

    November 19, 2009 at 8:33 am

    thank you, you are very good blog, has given me a lot of information

  10. Chowie

    November 17, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I posted a comment that did not show anyway Gaffer you should do a post about the soccer games we could actuly play, on the C64 Emlyn Hughes International soccer and Microprose were excellent games in the 80’s and of course let’s not forget our Subbuteo.

    • The Gaffer

      November 17, 2009 at 10:36 pm

      Football games on the Commodore 64? I don’t know what you’re talking about, wink wink 🙂 Let me see what I can conjure up in the near future.

      The Gaffer

      • Tim Prowse

        May 10, 2016 at 4:05 pm

        On the bench is one you have to put in there very addictive management game especially for the stats and records!:-D

  11. Kartik Krishnaiyer

    November 17, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    A good one was the game put out by Sierra Sports in 1996 or 1997. It was a management game. What was it called?

  12. Matilda

    November 17, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Fantastic, more ways to spend time with nothing to show for it! I’m so excited!

  13. Barry

    November 17, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Nice! I had forgotten those. There is something so good about playing old games. It makes you use your imagination.

  14. Rob

    November 17, 2009 at 9:27 am

    SoccerManager is the best around because of its simplicity.

  15. Chowie

    November 17, 2009 at 7:35 am

    Thanks for that, I totally forgot about playing the original FM game, it bought back the memories.

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