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The Best Sports Management Games of All Time, Ranked

List RulesThe 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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    DeveloperSports 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 Sports  ...more
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    DeveloperSports Interactive

    Championship Manager 93/94 refers to the second installment in the Championship Manager series of football management computer games.  ...more
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    DeveloperSports 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 Interactive  ...more
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    DeveloperSports 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 released  ...more
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    DeveloperEidos Interactive, Sports 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 last  ...more
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    DeveloperSports 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 Heinsohn  ...more
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    DeveloperElectronic Arts, Budcat Creations

    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 21,  ...more
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    FIFA Manager 10

    2009
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    DeveloperBright Future

    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 EA  ...more
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    DeveloperEA Canada, Budcat Creations

    FIFA Manager (short: FIFAM) was an association football series of sports management games published by Electronic Arts. The games were developed by the German studio Bright Future GmbH and EA Sports.  ...more
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    DeveloperSports 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 1997.  ...more
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    FIFA Manager 09

    2008
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    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 published  ...more
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  • 12
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    DeveloperSports 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 and  ...more
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    DeveloperElectronic Arts

    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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  • 14
    Jun 20 2006
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    DeveloperElectronic 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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    DeveloperSports 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 October  ...more
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    DeveloperSports 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, Apple–Intel  ...more
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    DeveloperSports 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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    Ultimate Soccer Manager

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    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 was a  ...more
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    Jan 01 1995
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    DeveloperStrategic Simulations, Inc.

    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.  ...more
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    DeveloperElectronic 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 in  ...more
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    DeveloperSports 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 based,  ...more
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    Premier Manager

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    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 company  ...more
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    DeveloperSports Interactive

    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 version  ...more
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  • 24
    Mar 01 2008
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    DeveloperSports 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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    Football Manager 2012

    2011
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    DeveloperSports Interactive

    Football Manager 2012 is a football management-simulation video game. It was released on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X on 21 October 2011.  ...more
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