You are more than a coach. You are the undisputed club boss. Are you ready to dominate the league with your team in this re-imagining of the classic sports management franchise? Could you be the next manager sensation? Prove it!
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Release Date:
Nov 2, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We know that the expectations for the reboot of the renowned series are very high. We are going into Early Access with GOAL! The Club Manager (aka Anstoss in Germany) in order to work together with the community to optimize the complex game systems.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The duration of the Early Access phase can’t be defined in terms of time necessarily. The deciding factors will be that A) we have included all the content we have in mind and B) we are working closely with the community to ensure that this content fulfills its potential.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“New features such as the online multiplayer mode or the option to train national teams will be added in the course of the next weeks and months. In addition, some areas of the game will be visually enhanced. Voice-overs will be added in all supported languages and much more. Of course, we will also be bug-fixing and further optimizing GOAL! The Club Manager. The roadmap is full to the brim.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“For Early Access we focus on delivering the core of the single-player experience. We plan on adding many more features like national teams and international cup competitions as soon as possible. Also the balancing will be constantly checked and finetuned, if needed.

For more info on the features available in Early Access and which ones will follow after the Early Access release, you can check out the 'About the Game' section.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes. We acknowledge that for the intitial release not all content and features are not fully integrated, so we decided to lower the price for the start of Early Access. We value patronage from each and every player that starts with us on our journey. When we eventually release into version 1.0 the price for GOAL! will be raised.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The community and its feedback have played a major role since the start of development. The motto "By fans. For fans. With fans." is not an empty phrase. During the Early Access phase, we want to use the feedback from all players (whether franchise veterans or newcomers) to turn our vision into a football management experience that does justice to the renowned series.”
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About This Game

Get ready for classic management gameplay, adapted to the increased demands on coaches and managers as well as the developments of modern soccer . GOAL offers depth and realism and confronts you with the complexity of being a manager without getting lost in micromanagement and spreadsheets. You are the coach, the manager, sports director and club CEO in one. You take care of the team, tactics, lineup, transfer market, club grounds, finances and much more. Create your dream team – if you can afford it!

GOAL is designed not only to reflect the modern demands of an all around club boss, but also to cater to the gamer’s needs.
We respect the time you have at your disposal: Whether you want to enjoy your gaming experience in depth, optimizing every aspect of your team down to the smallest detail or prefer to play a whole season in one afternoon - GOAL is the flexible football manager that caters towards your preferences.

Additionally you will enjoy the tongue-in-cheek humor, taking a poke at the sometimes all-too-serious affair that is today’s football, making GOAL a worthwhile alternative to more time-consuming manager games. Regardless of this, a career with an in-depth skill system, finances, sponsoring, squad management, contract negotiations and extensive statistics give GOAL everything managers need to dive in, including stadium environment and expansion, transfer market, scouting and youth work. Are you ready to lead your squad to victory?


  • The tactics engine unites classic management gameplay and the latest development, methods and rule changes in modern football.
  • With the heatmap you can analyze and evaluate both the teams‘ and the individual players‘ performance. Make changes, optimize tactics and directly see the impact of your decision.
  • Scouting and data analytics are the key to every club’s long term success. Develop a world-wide network and discover new talents.
  • They are personalities: Each player has dozens of abilities and a multitude of character traits influencing their development and playstyle. Know them to improve them.
  • Your character’s abilities as a coach and manager are enhanced via an extensive skill tree, giving you more options and choices to specialize. Are you a football scientist or an old-school manager relying on the hairdryer treatment?
  • Optional 3D scenes bring the text mode to life
  • Simple and intuitive: The new edition of the beloved franchise offers a slick user interface with a clear and efficient menu structure.
  • Help is only a click away: Tutorials and tooltips offer help and advice for all newcomers to the challenging job as a club manager. (*will be implemented during Early Access)
  • Become the coach of your favorite national team. (*will be implemented during Early Access)
  • Multiplayer mode: There’s nothing like the Old Firm or the Classico with your online buddies. (*will be implemented during Early Access)

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 / 11
    • Processor: AMD / Intel processor running at 2.6 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated graphics card, with at least 1GB of dedicated VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9 compatible soundcard
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
    • Processor: AMD / Intel processor running at 3.3 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 32 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated graphics card, with at least 2GB of dedicated VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9 compatible soundcard

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