Collyer brothers (game designers)

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Paul Edward Collyer MBE and Oliver Charles Collyer MBE, collectively known as the Collyer brothers, are two British video game designers and programmers. In July 1994, they founded London-based video game developer Sports Interactive, under which they created popular video game franchises of football-based sports games, such as Championship Manager and Football Manager. The Collyer brothers often inserted themselves into their games as below-average players, not good enough to play for even the worst teams.[citation needed]

The Collyer brothers are avid supporters of the Liverpool football club Everton F.C.[1] and were, in 2006, rumoured to be considering a takeover bid for the club.[2] Both Collyers were appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours for services to the video game industry.[3]


  1. ^ Keith Stuart (23 April 2007). "Football Manager goes MMO". Games. Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved 17 January 2008.
  2. ^ Wikinews:Collyer brothers to bid for Everton F.C.?
  3. ^ "No. 59282". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2009. p. 14.