Football Manager 2019

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Football Manager 2019
Football Manager 19 cover art.jpg
Developer(s)Sports Interactive
SeriesFootball Manager
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, macOS, Nintendo Switch
  • Windows, macOS
    • WW: 2 November 2018[1]
  • Nintendo Switch
    • EU: 27 November 2018
    • AU: 27 November 2018
    • NA: 6 December 2018
Genre(s)Sport simulations

Football Manager 2019[a] is a football management simulation video game developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega which was released worldwide in 2018[2][3] for Microsoft Windows, macOS and Nintendo Switch.


FM19 features similar gameplay to that of the Football Manager series. Gameplay consists of taking charge of a professional[b] association football team, as the team manager. Players can sign football players to contracts, manage finances for the club, and give team talks to players. FM19 is a simulation of real world management, with the player being judged on various factors by the club's AI owners and board.[4]

In FM19, the game features new expanded modes, featuring the addition of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) in tournaments where VAR is used; such as the FIFA World Cup 2022.[5][6] FM19, also features an overhaul to the existing training mechanic, allowing more in-depth training abilities. This version will also feature updated teams, such as a first for the series, the licence to the Bundesliga.[7][8]

FM19 is the first game in the series to feature a female manager, with Chelsea F.C. Women's manager Emma Hayes appearing in the game.[9]


On 6 August 2018, developer Sports Interactive released a trailer for the release of the game,[10] which announced the game's release date as 2 November 2018.[11] Although the series had a regular Linux edition since November 2013, Football Manager 2019 will not have a Linux release.[12] A beta release of the game was made available on 21 October 2018.[13] The Personal Computer versions for Mac and Windows was later released on 2 November 2018; and later FM Touch released for Nintendo Switch on 27 November 2018 in Europe and Australia.[14]

A mobile and tablet version of the game entitled Football Manager Mobile 2019 was also released with the PC version, on 2 November 2018.[15]


  1. ^ abbreviated as FM19
  2. ^ FM19 also includes semi-professional, amateur and international teams
  1. ^ "Football Manager 2019 – Out 2 Nov". Sports Interactive. Archived from the original on 7 August 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Football Manager 2019 release date confirmed and there are some BIG changes". Archived from the original on 6 August 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Football Manager 2019 is all change as release date and rebrand details revealed". Archived from the original on 6 August 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  4. ^ Boxer, Steve. "A league of their own: six of the best football video games". the Guardian. Archived from the original on 5 September 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Football Manager 2019 NEW Features: VAR, Tactics Overhaul and more FM 19 release date news". Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Football Manager 2019 will have VAR while tactics and training are revamped for new game". The Telegraph. 29 September 2018. Archived from the original on 1 October 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Football Manager 2019: release date, new features, beta and more". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  8. ^ Pringle, Ben. "Football Manager 2019: Best teams to manage on FM19 – Liverpool, Betis, Grimsby, Monaco". Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Women's football added to Football Manager 2019, as Chelsea boss Emma Hayes is featured in the famous franchise". The Sun. Retrieved 25 October 2018. Hayes becomes the first British female manager to feature in the smash-hit series, with the latest edition out next week
  10. ^ "#FM19 | Welcome To The Job | Football Manager 2019 - YouTube". Archived from the original on 9 August 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Football Manager 2019: Release date, devices, cost & new features |". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Football Manager 2019 announced and sadly it's not coming to Linux". 6 August 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  13. ^ Polden, Jake (11 October 2018). "Football Manager 2019 BETA: How to download FM19". mirror. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Nintendo Switch version of Football Manager 2019 Touch confirmed". Archived from the original on 23 August 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Football Manager 2019 Mobile | Win anywhere, anytime". Archived from the original on 13 October 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.

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