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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: Season 0... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Championship Manager: Season 01/02 2001 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
Football Manager 2008 2007 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: Season 9... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Championship Manager: Season 97/98 1997 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 Manager 20... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2007 Sep 22 2006 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
Football Manager 2007 2006 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
Out of the Park Baseball 2008 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 93/94 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Championship Manager 93/94 1993 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 96/97 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Championship Manager 96/97 1996 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 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Championship Manager Sep 01 1992 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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Championship Manager 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Championship Manager 3 Mar 26 1999 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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NHL Eastside Hockey Manager is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2004 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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Pro Cycling Manager is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Pro Cycling Manager 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: Season 0... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Championship Manager: Season 03/04 2003 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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Ultimate Soccer Manager is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Ultimate Soccer Manager Ultimate Soccer Manager or USM is a soccer management video game serie for MS-DOS, Commodore Amiga and Windows 95, produced by Impressions and distributed by Sierra from 1995 to 1999. The game ...more

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Football Manager 2006 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Football Manager 2006 Oct 21 2005 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 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Championship Manager 2 Sep 22 1995 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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Championship Manager 4 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Championship Manager 4 2003 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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Total Club Manager 2004 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Total Club Manager 2004 2003 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) 19 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

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NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 20... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2005 May 27 2005 NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2005 is an ice hockey management simulation game in the Eastside Hockey Manager series. It was developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega. The European ...more

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Football Manager 2005 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Football Manager 2005 Nov 05 2004 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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FIFA Manager 09 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
FIFA Manager 09 Oct 30 2008 FIFA Manager 09 is the 2009 successor to the FIFA Manager series from EA's sports brand, EA Sports. It is a follow up on FIFA Manager 08. FIFA Manager 09 was developed by Bright Future and ...more

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FIFA Manager 08 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
FIFA Manager 08 Nov 02 2007 FIFA Manager 08 is the 2008 successor to the now annual FIFA Manager series from EA's sports brand, EA Sports. It is the follow-up to FIFA Manager 07. FIFA Manager 08 has been created by Bright ...more

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Football Manager 2012 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Jens Åge Jakobsen added Football Manager 2012 2011 Football Manager 2012 is a football management-simulation video game. It was released on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X on 21 October 2011.

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NFL Head Coach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
NFL Head Coach 2006 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 2007 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Championship Manager 2007 Oct 13 2006 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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The F.A. Premier League Footba... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
The F.A. Premier League Football Manager 2001 Sep 01 2000 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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Blood Bowl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Blood Bowl 1995 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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Total Club Manager 2005 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Total Club Manager 2005 2004 Total Club Manager 2005 is the second sequel to Total Club Manager 2003. It was developed by EA Canada and released October 22, 2004. This game also seen the new feature, Create a Club. This ...more

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FIFA Manager is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
FIFA Manager Nov 11 2006 FIFA Manager was an association football series of sport management games published by Electronic Arts. The games were developed by the German studio Bright Future GmbH and EA Sports. The game ...more

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Formula One is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Formula One 1985 Formula One is a Formula One racing management videogame published in 1985 by CRL Group PLC, developed by G.B. Munday and B.P. Wheelhouse for the ZX Spectrum, and converted to Amstrad CPC by ...more

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Player Manager is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Player Manager 1990 Player Manager was a football management game, released in 1990. It was notable for being the first game to combine both managing the team and playing as a single player. The match engine ...more

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Grand Prix Racing Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
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Extreme Warfare is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Extreme Warfare Extreme Warfare is a series of professional wrestling management text simulators created by British programmer Adam Ryland for the PC since 1995.

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FIFA Manager 10 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
FIFA Manager 10 Oct 30 2009 FIFA Manager 10 is the 2010 successor to the FIFA Manager series from EA's sports brand, EA Sports, following up FIFA Manager 09. FIFA Manager 10 was developed by Bright Future and published by ...more

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Championship Manager 2006 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Championship Manager 2006 2006 Championship Manager 2006 is a computer game in Eidos' Championship Manager series. It is essentially a seasonal update for Championship Manager 5. The game was developed by Beautiful Game ...more

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Let's Make a Soccer Team! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Let's Make a Soccer Team! 2006 Let's Make a Soccer Team!, known in Japan as Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! Euro Championship, is a PlayStation 2 football management game, released by Sega and Konami in 2006.

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Football Manager is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Football Manager Jan 01 1982

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Hattrick is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Hattrick 1997 Hattrick is a browser-based massively multiplayer online football management game developed in Sweden and started in 1997. Currently the game contains 128 different countries, each with its own ...more

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Multi-Player Soccer Manager is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Multi-Player Soccer Manager Jan 01 1991 Multi-Player Soccer Manager is football management computer game released for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC in 1991.

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Baseball Mogul is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Baseball Mogul 2008 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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Football Manager Live is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Football Manager Live Jan 01 2008 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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Football Director is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked

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Track Suit Manager is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Track Suit Manager 1988 Tracksuit Manager is a sports management video game that takes the conventional Football Manager game style from the 1980s in a various number of methods.

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O'Leary Manager 2000 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
O'Leary Manager 2000 2000 O'Leary Manager 2000 is a football player-manager game released in 2000 for the Game Boy Color. The player can choose whether they want to focus on the management side of football, play the ...more

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FIFA Manager 07 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
FIFA Manager 07 Nov 03 2006 FIFA Manager 07 is the 2007 successor to the now annual FIFA Manager series from EA's sports brand, EA Sports. It is the follow-up to FIFA Manager 06.

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Volleyball manager is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
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Total Club Manager 2003 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Total Club Manager 2003 2002 Total Club Manager 2003 is a football-oriented computer game in the FIFA Manager series, the first game to be released in the Total Club Manager series. It was developed by Electronic Arts and ...more

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The F.A. Premier League Footba... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
The F.A. Premier League Football Manager 2002 Jan 17 2002 The FA Premier League Football Manager 2002 is a football sports management game. It is the third sequel to The FA Premier League Football Manager 99. It was developed by Electronic Arts and ...more

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Eastside Hockey Manager is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked
Eastside Hockey Manager Eastside Hockey Manager, commonly known as EHM or EHM2g is a freeware video game about managing an ice hockey team. Complete with computer controlled AI teams and the possibility to set up ...more