Collyer brothers (game designers)
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.
The Collyer brothers are avid supporters of the Liverpool football club Everton F.C. and were, in 2006, rumoured to be considering a takeover bid for the club. 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.
- Keith Stuart (23 April 2007). "Football Manager goes MMO". Games. Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved 17 January 2008.
- Wikinews:Collyer brothers to bid for Everton F.C.?
- "No. 59282". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2009. p. 14.
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