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Football Manager 2010 (abbreviated to Football Manager 10 or FM10) is a football manager simulation video game. It was released on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X on October 30, 2009, with the PlayStation Portable and iOS version Football Manager Handheld 2010 released on the same day.[3] Football Manager 2010 was also available for digital download on Steam.[4] The game demo was released on 14 October 2009.[5][6]

This is the first release in the series to be sold under the Football Manager name throughout the world. Previous North American (i.e., United States/Canada) versions were sold as Worldwide Soccer Manager.

On August 12, 2009, Sports Interactive & SEGA Europe Ltd. announced that Football Manager 2010 for PC and Apple Macintosh, and Football Manager Handheld 2010 for PlayStation Portable was to be released on October 30, 2009. Include Competitions: Challenge Cup and Challenge Cup qualification, Caribbean Championship

Football Manager has been hugely successful, managing to gain the number 1 spot in the gaming charts. There have been many improvements made to Football Manager 2010, including the following:-

  • A totally revamped user interface making it simpler and quicker to find the information you want.
  • Match Analysis tool showing the actions of each player on the pitch, allowing you to pinpoint any team's strengths and weaknesses.
  • Making changes from the touchline by "shouting" instructions from the touchline instantly.
  • Included two new national teams Zanzibar Zanzibar and Tuvalu Tuvalu.

New features[]

The game's developers have expanded on the 3D match engine first introduced in Football Manager 2009, with more animations, stadia, and even pitch degradation. There will be the ability to "shout" from the touchline to change tactics.

The database editor has also received an upgrade, the stand-out feature of which is the option to add new divisions to existing leagues or to add entirely new leagues to a game database. Users can then, for example, make the English league system fully playable right down to its lowest tier (up to level 20), making it the first football management game capable of doing so, or they could make a league for a nation whose league is not normally playable, or even make their own entirely new league, such as a "super league".

It has been made clear by the developers that some features will be kept secret and discovered only when playing the demo and full game, as has been the case for the last few releases of the series.

Football Manager 2010 has proved as successful as its predecessors and topped the all format UK game charts upon its release[7].


The demo was released in two "flavours": "Vanilla", which was a stripped down version with a limited number of players; and "Strawberry", which was a full-fledged game with most of the features that would be on the final game. Both versions of the demo were limited to half-a-season of gameplay. The demo was released on 14 October 2009.

Both versions of the demo are available for Mac OS X.

Playable leagues and club cups[]

Although the following list below is the leagues available immediately from installing the game, the editor allows the players to add any lower level league to existing leagues, as well as the creation of new ones. Thus there are a total of 51 playable nations and 117 playable leagues that are included in the game. (written italic)

International- Club

  • World Club Championship
  • Pan Pacific Championship

International- Nations

  • World Cup
  • World Cup qualification
  • Olympic Games
  • Olympic Games qualification (Asia, North America, Oceania, South America)
  • UEFA European Football Championship
  • UEFA European Football Championship qualification
  • African Cup of Nations
  • African Cup of nations qualification
  • AFC Asian Cup
  • AFC Asian Cup qualification
  • CONCACAF Gold Cup
  • Copa America
  • OFC Nations Cup
  • Under-20 World Cup
  • AFC Youth Championship
  • AFC Youth Championship qualification
  • UEFA Under 21 Championship
  • UEFA U-21 Championship qualification
  • UEFA U-19 Championship
  • UEFA U-19 Championship qualification
  • South American Youth Championship
  • 4 Associations' Tournament
  • AFC Challenge Cup
  • AFC Challenge Cup qualification
  • Caribbean Cup
  • FIFA Confederations Cup
  • CONCACAF Under-20 Championship


  • CAF Champions League
  • CAF Confederation Cup
  • CAF Super Cup
  • South Africa South Africa (with National First Division)

Asia and Oceania

  • AFC Champions League
  • AFC Cup
  • AFC President's Cup
  • AFF Club Championship
  • A3 Champions Cup
  • OFC Champions League
  • 25px New Zealand A-League (Hyundai A-League)
  • China China (with First Division)
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
  • India India
  • Indonesia Indonesia (with Premier League and First Division)
  • Malaysia Malaysia (with Premier League)
  • Singapore Singapore
  • South Korea South Korea (with N-League)

UK & Ireland

  • Setanta Sports Cup
  • England England (with Championship, League One, League Two, Conference National, Conference North, Conference South)
  • Northern Ireland Northern Ireland (with IFA Championship 1 and IFA Championship 2)
  • Ireland Republic of Ireland (with First Division)
  • Scotland Scotland (with First Division, Second Division, Third Division)
  • Wales Wales


  • Denmark Denmark (with 1st Division, 2nd Division)
  • Norway Norway (with First Division, Fair Play ligaen)
  • Sweden Sweden (with Superettan, Division 1, Division 2)

Rest of Europe

  • UEFA Champions League
  • UEFA Europa League
  • UEFA Super Cup
  • Austria Austria (with First League)
  • Belarus Belarus (with First League)
  • Belgium Belgium (with Second Division and Third Division)
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria (with B PFG)
  • Croatia Croatia (with Druga HNL)
  • Czechia Czech Republic (with Czech 2. Liga)
  • Finland Finland (with Ykkönen)
  • France France (with Ligue 2, Championnat National, CFA)
  • Germany Germany1 (with 2. Bundesliga, 3. Liga)
  • Greece Greece (with Beta Ethniki)
  • Hungary Hungary (with Hungarian National Championship II)
  • Iceland Iceland (with 1. deild karla)
  • Israel Israel (with Liga Leumit)
  • Italy Italy (with Serie B, Serie C1, Serie C2)
  • Netherlands Netherlands (with Eerste Divisie)
  • Poland Poland (with First League)
  • Portugal Portugal (with Liga de Honra, Segunda Divisao)
  • Romania Romania (with Liga II)
  • Russia Russia (with First Division)
  • Serbia Serbia (with First League)
  • Slovakia Slovakia (with First League)
  • Slovenia Slovenia (with Second League)
  • Spain Spain (with Segunda Division, Segunda Division B)
  • Switzerland Switzerland (with Swiss Challenge League)
  • Türkiye Turkey (with TFF First League, TFF Second League)
  • Ukraine Ukraine (with Ukrainian First League)

North America

  • CONCACAF Champions League
  • Canadian Championship (known in-game as Canada Champions Cup)
  • Superliga
  • United States 25px Major League Soccer
  • Mexico Mexico (with Liga de Ascenso)

South America

  • Copa Libertadores
  • Copa Sudamericana
  • Recopa Sudamericana
  • Argentina Argentina (with Primera B Nacional)
  • Brazil Brazil (with Serie B, Serie C)
  • Chile Chile (with Primera B)
  • Colombia Colombia (with Categoria Primera B)
  • Peru Peru
  • Uruguay Uruguay (with Segunda Division Uruguay)

1 - Germany's national team is not allowed to be included in the game due to licensing rights being owned by EA Sports' "FIFA" series and Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer, whilst the Japanese J-League and the Japanese national team are not allowed in the game at all due to Konami's purchase of the exclusive rights for their Pro Evolution Soccer series.


The first patch, 10.1.0, was released on October 30, 2009. The 10.1.1 was released on December 2, 2009. The next major patch, 10.2.0, was released on 17 December 2009. The last patch for Football Manager 2010 was 10.3.0, which included the mid-season transfer update, and was released on March 1, 2010.


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