The award-winning football management series returns, fully updated for the 2008/09 season with revolutionary new features.

New Football Manager 2009 features include:

3D Match Engine - This year's match engine has seen more testing than ever before with an extensive beta test in Football Managerâ„¢ Live for the past year.

The famous Football Manager match engine can now be viewed in full 3D with motion captured animations the players. Sports Interactive has been working on the 3D match engine with the support of SEGA Japan's football development team, who provided the motion capture data and some of the animations.

You can now watch your matches in 3D from multiple camera angles and re-watch any part of the match by fast forwarding and rewinding the action using a new match time bar that flags the key moments in the game. The old 2D view of the match engine is still there, especially for those people whose computers aren't powerful enough to take advantage of the 3D views.


  • TV View - Watch your matches in new full screen TV view and customise your match day screen with widgets to view the information you need as a football manager, be it player performance, match action zones, pitch radar, latest scores and many more.

  • Assistant Manager Feedback - Pre-match and in-match feedback from your Assistant Manager on how the team is performing and your player's motivation levels, as well as hints on how your tactics are working and how you can outwit the opposition.

  • Press Conferences - Attend pre-match and post-match press conferences with local and national journalists and build up relationships with them over time. Choose your answers carefully because they could come back to haunt you.

  • Transfer System - Completely new and re-written transfer system code, providing an even more realistic simulation of real-life football transfers. You can now also view the latest news on what players are being speculated on, and who's said to be interested in securing their services.

  • Female Manager - For the very first time you can now play as a female manager. All of the text in the game now also has a female gender so the game represents female managers and staff in the correct gender.

  • New Football Manager Handheld 2009 features include:

    2D Match Display - For the first time ever on PSP, Football Manager Handheld now features a 2D match engine with two camera angles, allowing you to view the full match or zoom in on the action.

  • Multiple Leagues - Run up to four top tier playable divisions at any one time so you can move your career around the continent just like you can in the PC version.

  • Updated Competitions - All leagues, club and player updated for the new 2008/09 season.

  • New Skins - Featuring two brand new skins, a light and a dark tone, so you can choose the look that suits you best.