|Championship Manager 2: 96/97 Update|
|Developer(s)||Sports Interactive, Eidos|
|Designer(s)||Paul Collyer, Oliver Collyer|
|Preceded by||Championship Manager 2|
|Followed by||Championship Manager: Season 97/98|
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|Twitch||Championship Manager 2: 96/97 Update Channel|
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Championship Manager 96/97 (also known as Championship Manager 2: 96/97 Update) is a game in the Championship Manager series of soccer management computer games. It was released in September 1996, for the PC and Amiga computers. This was the last Championship Manager game to be released for the Amiga, the platform that the series started on. It is the only game in the series to have been developed by both Sports Interactive and the game's long-time publishers Eidos Interactive.
The game is essentially just a seasonal update (the first of many in the series), but it offers a lot more than just a modified player database. For the first time ever, the game includes three playable league systems within the main game - England, Scotland and Italy. As well as the usual compliment of bug fixes and tweaks to the game's AI, there were also rule changes to reflect real life changes in the world of soccer, such as the full implementation of the Bosman ruling and the inclusion of five substitutes in the English Premiership.