Championship Manager: Season 02/03 is a football management video game in the Championship Manager series, developed by Eidos Interactive and published by Sports Interactive, released exclusively for Xbox on 6 December 2002 in Europe only. The game featured up-to-date team and player data for over 100,000 footballers and staff, 27 worldwide leagues, and an updated FIFA transfer system.
The game received generally positive reviews upon release. The game received an aggregate score of 87% from GameRankings based on 13 reviews.
Gamer.tv stated "Championship Manager is, just like real football, endlessly frustrating... But, just like real football, can also be really, truly, utterly fantastic. Electrifying. A hoot".Eurogamer noted "it’s one of the most insanely alluring gameplay experiences ever". While TotalGames.net commented "There is one enhancement - the joypad rumbles when a goal is scored. Woopee-freakin-do. And they've also included the new FIFA transfer regulations, so you now only get specific transfer windows. But it's hardly an enhancement that really improves your experience... Still a great game".