Real Football Manager Stories, From Real Football Manager Fans

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Win Football Manager For Life:

We Are The Managers is where Football Manager fans share their stories. From 'suiting up' for a big match to meeting a hero in real life, everyone who's played Football Manager has a story to tell... and this is where we retell the best of them.

If you'd like to see your story told here, get in touch to start the ball rolling. You could even end up winning Football Manager for life.


  • Carlo Cudicini
    Carlo is your typical “one more game” Football Manager player, rushing home from training to play – sometimes to the next morning
  • Carl Worswick
    Killing time with FM in the airport proved doubly painful for Carl Worswick, as he didn't just miss out on promotion…
  • Steven Finn
    As an England International Cricketer, Finny loves the statistical depth of Football Manager – but he celebrates goals in FM more than wickets
  • César Azpilicueta
    Cesar manages his first professional club in Football Manager and used to play on the bus with Fernando Torres – although he’s never managed to sign him…
  • Eddy Manzuoli
    Eddy’s wife feared the worse when she couldn’t get him off his laptop, and discovered he was using false names. Turns out, he was just using false nines…
  • Thiago Gomes
    Trailing at half-time in a professional match in Brazil, Thiago Gomes reverted to a tactic that had brought him many a success in Football Manager
  • Baptiste Lorber
    Baptiste had to put his Football Manager career on hold to pursue his comedy career and also avoid the wrath of his girlfriend
  • Mimis
    Mimis loves Football Manager. Like, really loves it. Just ask his mum and his dad, and the people of Athens…
  • Mark Chapman
    Chappers uses Football Manager for his Match of the Day research. When he’s talking football on the TV he’s taking FM tactical advice from real life managers