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The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked 

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Updated June 14, 2019 2.1k votes 376 voters 77.3k views 73 items

List Rules The best sports management games, regardless of sport. It can be hockey, wrestling, soccer, football, and etc.

This is a list of the best sport management games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated sport management games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest sport management games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these sport management games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging sport management games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new sport management games.

Examples of games on this list include Out of the Park Baseball and Championship Manager 2007.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best sport management games?" and "What is the greatest sport management game of all time?"
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Championship Manager: Se... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 2001 (Sports Interactive)
Championship Manager: Season 01/02 is a football management computer game in the Sports Interactive's Championship Manager series. It was released in October 2001 exclusively for PC and for Mac ...more
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Football Manager 2008 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 2007 (Sports Interactive)
Football Manager 2008 for PC and Apple Macintosh will be in stores before Christmas 2007. Football Manager 2008 is the next iteration of the prize-winning Football Manager series developed by ...more
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Championship Manager: Se... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 1997 (Sports Interactive)
Championship Manager 97/98 is a game in the Championship Manager series of football management computer games, based on the Championship Manager 2 game engine. It was developed by Sports ...more
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NHL Eastside Hockey Mana... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 2006 (Sports Interactive)
NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2007 is an ice hockey management simulation game in the Eastside Hockey Manager series. It is developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega. The game was ...more
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Football Manager 2007 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 2006 (Sports Interactive)
Football Manager 2007 is the third game in the Football Manager series of football management simulation games by Sports Interactive, published by Sega. It was released for the PC, Mac, ...more
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Out of the Park Baseball... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 2008 (Sports Interactive)
Out of the Park Baseball, abbreviated as OOTP, is a text-based baseball simulation for career, historical, and fictional play. OOTP was originally written in 1998, when lead developer Markus ...more
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Championship Manager 93/... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 1993 (Sports Interactive)
Championship Manager 93/94 refers to the second installment in the Championship Manager series of football management computer games.
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Championship Manager is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 1992 (Sports Interactive)
Championship Manager was the very first game in the popular Championship Manager series of association football management simulation games. The game was originally released on the Amiga and ...more
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Pro Cycling Manager is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Pro Cycling Manager is a series of cycling management and real-time simulation games created by Cyanide. The game was first launched in 2001 as Cycling Manager, but the series took on the Pro ...more
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Championship Manager 96/... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 1996 (Eidos Interactive)
Championship Manager 96/97 is a game in the Championship Manager series of football management computer games. It was released in September 1996, for the PC and Amiga computers. This was the ...more
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Championship Manager 3 ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 1999 (Sports Interactive)
Championship Manager 3 is a game in the Championship Manager series or football management computer games, the first in the third generation of the series. It was developed by Sports Interactive ...more
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Championship Manager: Se... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 2003 (Sports Interactive)
Championship Manager 03/04 is a football management game in the Championship Manager series. The game showcases a whole host of new features and improvements including four new leagues, a ...more
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NFL Head Coach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 2006 (Electronic Arts)
NFL Head Coach is a National Football League video game that was released on June 20, 2006 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. The game allows the player to control an NFL team and become the ...more
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Championship Manager 2 ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 1995 (Sports Interactive)
Championship Manager 2 is a football management computer game in the Sports Interactive's Championship Manager series. It was released in September 1995 for PC. An Amiga version was released in
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Football Manager 2006 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 2005 (Sports Interactive)
Football Manager 2006 is a game in the Football Manager series of football management simulation games. It is available for PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and PSP platforms, and was released in the UK on ...more
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Championship Manager 4 ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 2003 (Sports Interactive)
Championship Manager 4 is a football management game in the Championship Manager series. It was the penultimate game in the series to be developed by Sports Interactive before they and ...more
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NHL Eastside Hockey Mana... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 2004 (Sports Interactive)
NHL Eastside Hockey Manager is an ice hockey management simulation game developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega. It was the first commercial release in the Eastside Hockey Manager ...more
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Football Manager 2005 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 2004 (Sports Interactive)
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 12th February ...more
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The F.A. Premier League ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 2000 (Electronic Arts)
The FA Premier League Football Manager 2001 is a football sports management game. It is the second sequel to The FA Premier League Football Manager 99. It was developed by EA Sports and released ...more
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Baseball Mogul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 2008 (Sports Mogul)
Baseball Mogul is a series of career baseball management computer games created by game designer Clay Dreslough. The product was first published in 1997. The eighteenth and latest installment, ...more
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Championship Manager 200... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 2006 (Gusto Games)
Championship Manager 2007 is an iteration in Eidos' Championship Manager series of computer games. The game was developed by Beautiful Game Studios and was released on PC on October 13, 2006. It ...more
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Blood Bowl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 1995 (Strategic Simulations)
Blood Bowl is the turn-based strategy video game adaptation of the popular Games Workshop miniatures game, originally developed for MS-DOS computers by MicroLeague.
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Football Manager Live is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 2008 (Sports Interactive)
Football Manager Live was a massively multiplayer online game developed by Sports Interactive released in November 2008 for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Whilst the game was subscription ...more
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Total Club Manager 2004 ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Released: 2003 (Electronic Arts)
Total Club Manager 2004 is a football-oriented computer game in the FIFA Manager series, the first sequel to Total Club Manager 2003. It was developed by Electronic Arts and released November ...more
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Premier Manager is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Premier Manager
Premier Manager is the name of a football management video game series started in 1992. Published by Gremlin Interactive, it was first developed by Realms of Fantasy, later passed to Spanish ...more