Soccer manager games are not something that popped up only recently - now the most popular are online soccer manager games, but in past they were played on PC computers in stand-alone versions, but actually they started even further in the past. Before proper interfaces were available for websites and the hosting costs were high there were PBEM (Play-by-E-mail) soccer manager games, in which a game master was running he game on his own computer, while rest of the players were in contact with him and each other only via e-mail.

But that also was not the beginning of soccer manager games - befort PBEM there were also PBM games (Play-By-Mail) in which again game master was running the game engine on his own computer, but all the contacts were kept via post on the paper. Before that there were fantasy football systems that were based on completely different concept, but still some of them are active. In fantasy soccer games real player that actually play in real life are listed with their prices and each user can pick his own team while keeping inside his budget limit - each of them gains or loses points for what players in their team have done in real life matches (f.e. scored goal or get booked).

Below you will find some of the systems currently available or games that built generations of soccer manager games fans.

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International Manager

One of the first approaches to theme of running a national team - the position that seems to be a dream job, but actually requires more skills than can be imagines.


1st Division Manager

Simple game that simulates top English division with only basic options to train players, transfer them and set up the team.


Championship Manager 2010

Another game from the Championship Manager series offered few new elements since they were trying to keep up with their biggest rival Football Manager.


Necom League Soccer

One of the British play-by-mail games that still is being played (as for 2016) even though there are better and faster ways to compete against other players.


ESMS PBeM Soccer Manager System

ESMS PBeM Soccer Manager system was an engine for PBeM soocer manager games created in 1999 by Eli Bendersky and Igor Oks. It gave the tool for soccer fans to run their own leagues with friends using e-mails to exchange data.


Sensible World of Soccer

Sensible Soccer was in a way revolution among the soccer games - the visual side was not great, the options were not very impressive, but it was such fun to play that it was an instant hit in 1992.


Apex PBM Soccer

Apex PBM Soccer was one of the popular in United Kingdom soccer manager games that were played via post and allowed people from different parts of the world to compete against each other even without a computer on Internet.


Championship Manager

Championship Manager is one of the icons of soccer manager games - although graphically not appealing, but it was well devised game that had options unavailable in other soccer managers at that time.


Planetarium Manager

Planetarium Manager is Portuguese online soccer manager game started in 2002 and active to this day. In spirit the game is similar to Hattrick with simple rules and simple interface and built for massive-multiplayer purposes.


Free Kick Online Soccer Manager

Free Kick was, just like Hattrick, Swedish made game, but created with a little bit different approach to the theme - while Hattrick was from the beginning very simple and prepare for large number of users Free Kick went different way.


Hattrick Soccer Manager

Hattrick Soccer Manager is one of the longest running and most successful online soccer managers - established in Sweden in 1997 it is now almost 20 years old.


Mystify Soccer

Mystify Soccer is online soccer manager that simulates the divisions in 8 European countries (England, Scotland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Holland and Romania) using real team names and fictitious players.

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