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Football Manager 2005
Box artwork for Football Manager 2005.
Developer(s)Sports Interactive
Latest versionFM 2005 5.0.5
Release date(s)
System(s)Windows, Mac OS
ModesSingle player, multiplayer
PEGI: PEGI 3.png Ages 3+
Followed byFootball Manager 2006
SeriesFootball Manager (Sports Interactive)
Neoseeker Related Pages
TwitchFootball 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.

Football Manager 2005 is a game in the Football Manager computer game series. It was developed by Sports Interactive and released on November 5, 2004, published by Sega.

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.

Commonly known as "FM 2005", it competes directly with Championship Manager 5, the severely delayed, and widely slated effort from Eidos-funded Beautiful Game Studios.

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.

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