Football Manager 2018 is the latest release in the best-selling, smash-hit series. Putting you in the hot seat of any soccer club in more than 50 countries across the world, Football Manager 2018 is the closest thing to doing the job for real.
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Mixed (2,164) - 61% of the 2,164 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 9, 2017

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December 14

Football Manager 18.2.0 Update OUT NOW!

We're happy to announce the release of Update 18.2.0 for Football Manager 2018. Included are a number of fixes within the game which are listed within a change list below.

As with all previous updates, it's save game compatible meaning you'll be able to continue any existing save game.

We'd recommend if you have the game open, save any save before exiting, then close FM down and relaunch Steam to make sure the update is downloaded and installed. If you're unsure if it's downloaded, on the game's main menu the version number appears in the top-left hand corner.

If you encounter any issues at all, please use the relevant section of our FM18 Bugs Forum.

On behalf of everyone at Sports Interactive, just want to take this early opportunity to wish everyone happy holidays and to recommend what better way to celebrate them than by putting the feet up and playing Football Manager?

Changelist includes but is not limited to those listed below:



- Fixed crash during match
- Fixed crash during processing
- Fixed crash entering match with large number of hotseat managers in save
- Fixed crash during Fantasy Draft setup
- Fixed crash on exiting game
- Fixed crashes when using edited data

- Optimised processing speed during scouting assignments
- Optimised match performance when running high number of leagues
- Optimised performance and stability of match controller

- Improved highlight selection for red cards and penalties
- Improved player ratings balance in background leagues
- Fixed 3D cut scenes appearing when playing in 2D or commentary only
- Fixed instances of crowd kits being carried over between matches
- Fixed issue where user could not take off an injured player and go down to 10 men when they have used all 3 subs
- Fixed user being unable to make Half-Time Team Talk
- Improved the functionality for the user to use their 4th sub in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup in extra time
- Improved substitution decisions by AI Managers
- Improved balance of crosses going too close to the goalkeeper
- Improved free kicks
- Fixed player clearing ball at kick off
- Improved on ball decisions
- Fixed issues with keeper saving ball at near post
- Fixed player slide tackling nobody
- Fixed keeper standing in the wrong place after taking a penalty in the ABBA format penalty shootout
- Improved keeper position when backpass option needed by ball player
- Fixed bug where keeper may go for unattainable ball that his team mate is already favourite for
- Fixed bug where keeper may try to pick up ball while in his own goalmouth causing it to be carried over line
- Fixed some instances of players trying to control or tackle ball that is far from their feet
- Fixed penalty taker change not being applied
- Fixed instances of the assist player being wrongly set
- Fixed instances of players being considered to have an injury when they didn't
- Improved marking of ball player
- Fixed keeper coming for ball and not using feet when easier than a save
- Fixed keeper making unrealistic and impossible effort to save again when he himself just made a save
- Various animation fixes

- Added ability to undertake multiple actions on scout reports
- Balanced time taken to gain knowledge of players during scouting assignments
- Balanced progression of scouting assignments via scouting queue
- Balanced amount players will complain about first team football
- Fixed instances of clubs not having league expectations set
- Fixed rare issue where users would be sacked for failing an unachievable promise made via a board request
- Fixed rare issue where a player would not enter contract talks despite being happy to do so according to their agent
- Fixed deadline day not appearing for winter window in Greece
- Fixed missing transfer window closing news items in March for Vanarama leagues
- Fixed manager being asked who will win the title when it has already been decided
- Fixed journalist not recognising that a match went to penalties
- Fixed record transfer narrative incorrectly triggering when record breaks from empty/missing data
- Fixed national squad selection changing randomly after submission
- Various award fixes and improvements
- Fixed Turkish clubs paying excessive rent
- Fixed problems with forced stadium expansions reducing capacity

- Combined List and Pitch view on in-match tactics in resolutions of 1600 and wider
- Added Opposition Instructions to in-match quick tactics bar
- Added attributes pop-up to player names on between highlights panel
- Match widget headers now clickable links to provide quicker access to full panels
- Added player stats to post-match review screen in wide enough resolutions
- Added tickboxes for ‘Add to Shortlist’ and ‘Add as Transfer Target’ to Scouting Centre so user can do these alongside other actions
- Fixed view being forgotten on player search screen upon exiting the game
- Fixed column size increasing on a custom view when you expand/reduce the tactics pitch
- Fixed custom view column sizes changing when continuing
- Fixed rare issue where match widgets would disappear but remain selected
- Fixed issue where tactics analysis would stop recognising a player with personalised instructions
- Fixed issue where text would overlap on happiness section of Player Information panel
- Fixed being unable to change formation via quick tactics bar in match
- Fixed match widgets not becoming transparent when the action is occurring behind them
- Fixed issue where player suitability circles would remain black if changes made when tactics pitch was hidden
- Fixed missing stats for youth and reserve competitions

– Fixed Spanish first team squad registrations making some players unnecessarily ineligible for the B team
– Fixed Spanish B team players being marked as unavailable despite being eligible to play
– Fixed default nation advanced rules errors for Austria & Portugal
– Fixed Slovenian Second League team would not get promoted if they won the promotion playoff
- Fixed scenario that would cause the U20 leagues in Italy to stop being scheduled
- Improved AI club registration in Brazil (new games only)
- Amended registration rules for some Brexit scenarios
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November 23

Football Manager 18.1.3 Hotfix OUT NOW!

Another quick message to say we’ve released a hotfix today to address the issues listed below. As with previously the hotfix is save game compatible.

We’d recommend exiting Football Manager, then restarting Steam to make sure the download and installation occurs.

Again we want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has raised any issue, left us any feedback or left us any kind of review. We really appreciate all contributions from our community and with your help we continue to try and make Football Manager the best possible game it can be,

Changes include but are not limited to:



- Fixed crash during processing
- Addressed rare crash when hovering over player role on quick sub panel
- Fixed rare crash occurring during post-match team talk
- Addressed match freezing when multiple players are in online match
- Fixed issue with certain editor files creating saves which cannot be reloaded

- Fixed rare issue of substituted player appearing on bench and pitch at same time on tactics screen
- Reduces incidences of cross/shots highlights
- Fixed rare case of ball not re-entering play after a throw in
- Further fixes for player names not appearing correctly within match

- Fixed players being re-suggested in scouting inbox despite having already been acknowledged
- Fixes so Carabao Cup 2nd round draw is completed correctly

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About This Game

They say football is a game of opinions and everyone has theirs, but it’s only yours that counts around here.

You make the decisions now, from who you sign and who you sell, to how you manage your budget. Will you build tactics around the players at your disposal or train them in your vision of how the game should be played? Who you pick and who you bench will affect squad harmony, and it’s up to you to manage it. Every decision comes back to you.

Get it right and you’ll be the star of the show, grabbing the newspaper headlines and dominating trends on social media. They’ll write your name in footballing folklore…if you succeed, of course.

With unparalleled choices both on and off the pitch, all within the immersive footballing world, it’s time to decide what kind of manager do you want to be?

  • Try your hand in 50 of the biggest footballing countries
  • Win the title with any one of world’s top 2500 clubs
  • Play the transfer market with over 600,000 real players and staff
  • Watch your football vision come to life before your very eyes

All purchases of Football Manager 2018 also include a free copy of Football Manager Touch 2018 for PC/Mac and Linux.

New for this season!

Dynamics – A harmonious squad produces better results on the pitch. By building partnerships amongst your players – both on and off the pitch – and maintaining a good dressing room atmosphere you’ll get the best performances out of your squad.

Matchday Live – A brand new graphics engine produces the best lighting, stadiums and player models in the series’ history, alongside a sleeker match interface and modernised presentation that bring your fixtures to life.

Real World Scouting System – A true-to-life representation of the techniques used by the world’s biggest clubs including more detailed data analysis that, combined with a wider range of scouting options, give you a better overview of any potential signing.

Sports Science – The new Medical Centre gives you a more complete overview of your squad’s injury situation, with your medical team providing advice on feedback on individual players’ injury risks and how to avoid injuries occurring during training.

Tactics – A redesigned tactics screen puts analysis at its heart, giving you a clear view of whether your tactic is working. The new pre-match briefing allows you to be better prepared for your upcoming fixtures, while new player roles give you more ways to exploit your players’ abilities.

Fantasy Draft – Redesigned with a new interface that is perfect for streaming and with several new setup options that help tailor the Fantasy Draft experience to you, including a bigger squad budget and a Quick Start option.

Football Intelligence – A realistic transfer market that reflects the inflated transfer fees and contract values, more clauses to help finalise that blockbuster deal and the more intelligent transfer and board AI that take into account more contextual information from the game world.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows Vista (SP2), 7 (SP1), 8/8.1, 10 (1703/Creators Update) - 64-bit or 32-bit
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4, Intel Core or AMD Athlon – 2.2 GHz +
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 – 256MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • OS: 10.8.5, 10.9.5, 10.10.5, 10.11.6, 10.12.5, 10.13 – 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 – 1.8 GHz +
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 – 256MB VRAM
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL: 2.1
    • OS: SteamOS, Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS – 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4, Intel Core or AMD Athlon – 2.2 GHz +
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000/4000, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 – 256MB VRAM
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL: 2.1
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