|Football Manager 2005|
|Latest version||FM 2005 5.0.5|
|System(s)||Windows, Mac OS|
|Modes||Single player, multiplayer|
|Followed by||Football Manager 2006|
|Series||Football Manager (Sports Interactive)|
|Neoseeker Related Pages|
|Twitch||Football Manager 2005 Channel|
- This is the first game in the Football Manager (Sports Interactive) series. For other games in the series see the Football Manager (Sports Interactive) category.
On the February 12 2004, after splitting from publishers Eidos it was announced that Sports Interactive, producers of the Championship Manager games, had acquired the brand and would henceforth release their games under the Football Manager name, whilst the Championship Manager series would go on, but no longer be related to Sports Interactive.
Football Manager 2005 includes an updated user interface, a refined game engine, updated database and competition rules, pre and post-match information, international player news, cup summary news, 2D clips from agents, coach reports on squads, job center for non-playing positions, mutual contract termination, enhanced player loan options, manager "mind games" and various other features.
Football Manager 2005 was released in the UK on November 4, 2004 - closely followed by releases in many other countries around the world - and it became the 5th fastest selling PC game of all time (according to Eurogamer). The Macintosh version of the game comes on the same dual format disk as the PC version, so its sales are also included.