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Full name: Sports Interactive
Established: 1 Jan 1995

Sports Interactive is the company responsible for developing the Championship Manager brand for Eidos Interactive. Founded in 1994 by Paul and Oliver Collyer, Sports Interactive now has it's headquarters in Islington, London and is supported by hundreds of researchers around the world.

Software Highlights from Credited Titles

Sports Interactive's first work that SPOnG is aware of is the 1992 title, "Championship Manager" (Amiga).

The company has been involved titles released on the PC, PSVita, Xbox 360, Power Mac, PSP, Xbox, Amiga, ST and Mac. Of these, "Football Manager 2005" (PC), "Championship Manager Season 03/04" (PC), "Football Manager 2009" (PC), "Football Manager 2007" (PC), "Football Manager 2008" (PC) has been a best selling title.

The company's most recent involvement was on the 2018 release "Football Manager 2019" (Mac).

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Related Press Releases

World's Greatest Management Sim Returns with Most Authentic Release To Date

More than 1,000 improvements and enhancements make Sports Interactive and SEGA®’s tenth Football Manager™ the most compelling and realistic to date

14 Aug 2013

Football Manager 2013: Kick-Off Set For November 2Nd…or Even Earlier For Fans Who Pre-Order

Fans who pre-order Football Manager 2013 to be rewarded with access to a fully-playable Beta version of the game roughly two weeks before launch

28 Sep 2012

Sports Interactive Set To Score Again with Football Manager 2012

First Details for Football Manager 2012 Revealed.

15 Aug 2011

Football Manager Handheld™ 2008 Set For Christmas Release

Take your managing skills on the road with the third iteration of the most realistic representation of the challenging world of football on PSP

12 Sep 2007

'Back Of The Net' As Football ManagerTM Live Is Revealed

Sports Interactive announce brand new massively multiplayer online football management game.

20 Apr 2007

Football Manager 2007 Data Update Available

Transfer window deals and all that.

21 Feb 2007

Football Manager Arriving on PC and Console for Christmas 2007!

Skill, luck and the tactics you employ will ultimately decide your fate in this year's unmissable Football Manager 2007.

08 Jun 2006

Football Manager Does the Treble!

Football Manager confirms Xbox 360 release.

12 Aug 2005

Football Manager 2005 Release Date Announced

New football management game from Sports Interactive, the creators of the Championship Manager series, to hit the shelves in early November.

23 Sep 2004

Be a Player with Football Manager 2005!

Football Fans to 'Get into the Game' in Sports Interactive's forthcoming management simulation.

13 Aug 2004

Football Manager 2005 to debut at EIGF

Scottish football fans in for a rare treat as Football Manager 2005 is set to make public debut at this year’s Edinburgh International Games Festival.

22 Jul 2004

SI gets its skates on

Sports Interactive swaps the football pitch for the ice rink for its first non-football release, NHL Eastside Hockey Manager.

23 Jun 2004

BBC joins SI on WWW

Corporation to provide news and feature content to

18 Jun 2004

Sports Interactive books physio

Football Manager 2005 to feature unprecedented realism through partnership with online sports injury specialist,

28 May 2004

Eastside goes Worldwide with Acquisition of NHL Licence

Sports Interactive secures high-profile licences for forthcoming ice hockey management simulation.

11 May 2004

Sports Interactive gets Out of The Park and Into the Swing

Signing of acclaimed independent developer adds Baseball to Sports Interactive’s growing roster of management simulations.

07 May 2004

Football Manager Logo Revealed

And the winner is...

07 May 2004

And then there were ten...

Football Manager logo competition shortlist is published – winner to be found by process of elimination over the next 14 days.

21 Apr 2004

SI to spend another year at the racers

Sports Interactive anticipates launch of first ice hockey title with an agreement to continue sponsorship of prominent London-based hockey team.

16 Apr 2004

Football Manager news bursts the net

Sports Interactive website attracts more than 25,000,000 hits in seven days as news of its next football management game is unveiled.

20 Feb 2004

SEGA and Sports Interactive announce five year partnership

Sports Interactive’s New Football Management Game to be Published by SEGA.

12 Feb 2004

Miyamoto enters ‘Golden Halls’

Mario creator becomes the first entrant to the Computer and Video Games Golden Joystick Hall of Fame at today’s awards ceremony.

28 Nov 2003

Sports Interactive breaks the ice with SEGA Europe

Leading sports management game developer signs global publishing deal with SEGA for forthcoming Ice Hockey management game.

28 Nov 2003

Eidos announces Championship Manager: Season 03/04

The beautiful game just got a whole lot better!

29 Sep 2003

Championship Manager inspires Watford FC for the cup

Sports Interactive, Luther Blissett in Vicarage Road fundraiser.

16 May 2003

Be a real Championship Manager for the day

Aberdeen FC fans chance to be behind the scenes for Dons v Southampton match.

13 May 2003

New manager for Juventus

Eidos signs up with the Serie A champions to promote the forthcoming Italian version of Championship Manager - Scudetto 4 Championship Manager.

22 Apr 2003

Championship Manager 4 tops the table

Fourth incarnation of the footy management game becomes fastest-selling PC game of all time, breaks PS2’s domination of the All-Formats sales charts.

01 Apr 2003

Kick Off!

The virtual season kicks off on Friday, 28 March when the highly anticipated football management simulation, Championship Manager 4, goes on sale.

24 Mar 2003

Champ Mag II

Second issue of The Official Championship Manager Magazine to hit the streets, complete with world exclusive playable demo of CM4.

25 Feb 2003

Sports Interactive gains new aura

Digital sports agency Aura Sports to take over advertising of

10 Dec 2002

A Christmas Cracker

Release date announced for exclusive Championship Manager update on Xbox.

27 Nov 2002

File Transfer Window Revealed

Sports Interactive announces date for first Championship Manager 4 details.

28 Oct 2002

Sports Interactive confirms Championship Manager 4 release date

Speculation finally put to bed.

24 Oct 2002

Sports Interactive tops Developers’ League in Sunday Times survey

Techtrack 100 list salutes Champ Man boys.

30 Sep 2002

Sports Interactive and Eidos to create Championship Players

New sponsorship deal will benefit the next generation of footballers.

28 Aug 2002

Champ Man put on ice

Sports Interactive establishes new team to create hockey management simulation.

26 Jul 2002

Sports Interactive plays at Wimbledon

Three-year sponsorship deal for League’s newest football club.

11 Jul 2002

Champ Chimp

Sports Interactive makes bid for ITV Digital’s Monkey.

28 May 2002

Champion Managers

Sports Interactive’s management team are nominated for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2002.

14 May 2002

Management Xperience Required

Championship Manager: Season 01/02 is confirmed for Xbox for April.

09 Apr 2002

Ray of Inspiration

Sports Interactive signs Liverpool and Ireland hero Ray Houghton as consultant for Championship Manager 4.

22 Mar 2002

New York Times

Sports Interactive supports the York City Supporters Trust fight to save their club.

12 Feb 2002

Football Crazy

Championship Manager: Season 01/02 is Family Toys and Games magazine most wanted sports title for Christmas.

27 Nov 2001

Champions League

Sports Interactive makes The Sunday Times ARM Tech Track 100, ahead of all other games companies listed.

13 Nov 2001

Eidos Scores England Hat Trick

Eidos Interactive secures top England players to advertise Championship Manager Quiz.

29 Oct 2001

Greece is the Word for Championship Manager Debut

Championship Manager: Season 01/02 will be advertised on the perimeter boards at the forthcoming England World Cup Qualifier.

28 Oct 2001

Championship Manager: Season 01/02 - Top of the League

Championship Manager: Season 01/02 secures new sales record for Sports Interactive and Eidos Interactive.

18 Oct 2001

Champ Man Demo Goes Live Tonight

The demo for the world’s best football management simulation goes live at 6PM this evening.

14 Sep 2001

Who is the Champ Man?

Sports Interactive is preparing Championship Manager Quiz for the PSOne and PC in time for Christmas.

14 Sep 2001

Championship Manager Clothing Line Launches

Sports Interactive Signs Merchandising Deal With UMBRO.COM.

28 Aug 2001

CM Enters The Realms Of Fantasy with Telegraph Promotion

Daily Telegraph offers special edition of Championship Manager: Season 00/01 to all registered Telegraph Fantasy Football players.

31 Jul 2001

Winning Streak

Middlesboro fans hold onto Sports Interactive Cup.

17 Jul 2001

Next Season’s Championship is Already Decided

October launch date announced for the final season update of Championship Manager 3 – Season 01/02.

28 Jun 2001

Championship Manager To Score For Xbox

Best-selling football management simulation to be available on a video games console for the first time.

28 May 2001

It's 4.45 On A Saturday Afternoon, You're In The Middle Of Nowhere, and Your Team is In Relegation Trouble

Let's just hope you had the foresight to take your mobile with you.

12 Apr 2001

SI Appoints New MD

Championship Manager development team appoints Miles Jacobson as new MD.

27 Mar 2001

Sports Interactive Are Here To Sell You More Stuff

The Islington-based team behind the best-selling Championship Manager games, has launched an online shop offering its own branded merchandise.

23 Feb 2001

Eidos Launch 2 New Titles and a New Look Premier Range

The new titles are Thief 2: The Metal Age and Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation.

22 Feb 2001

Championship Manager Woos Polish Boss

Championship Manager continues to woo the football fraternity.

16 Feb 2001

Championship Manager Updated In Accordance with Fans' Wishes

Sports Interactive makes an update available for Championship Manager 00/01 Edition, as a result of customer feedback.

31 Jan 2001

Sports Interactive Host IRC

Sports Interactive is going online on March 1st for the first Internet Relay Chat (IRC) to be hosted from its new-look web site.

24 Jan 2001

Hold The Back Page - Championship Manager News

Sports Interactive secures partnerships with major media players.

28 Oct 2000

Sports Interactive Kicks Off New Web Site

Wives and girlfriends prepare for lives in isolation: Another Championship Manager season approaches.

29 Sep 2000

Sports Interactive Backs 'Kick it Out' Campaign in CM 00/01 Edition

Sports Interactive announces a partnership with Kick it Out, which will see the 'Kick Racism Out of Football' logo displayed within the game.

22 Sep 2000

Championship Manager: Season 00/01

Football season to begin in earnest on November 10th with the launch of Championship Manager: Season 00/01.

18 Aug 2000

Sports Interactive Signs Deal with Express Newspapers.

Sports Interactive is delighted to be in partnership with the Daily Express, Sunday Express and Daily Star newspapers for the duration of Euro 2000.

16 Jun 2000

Sports Interactive Goes Fourth with Eidos.

Championship Manager team re-signs with Eidos to continue the best-selling series.

24 May 2000

Bassett Becomes Zookeeper

Tykes manager begins challenge for Premiership honours at least four months early.

28 Apr 2000

Sports Interactive Takes VSA Silver Award

Paul and Oliver Collyer from Sports Interactive were proud to accept an award last night from ELSPA.

20 Apr 2000

Shooting For The Net!

Sports Interactive, creators of the best-selling Championship Manager series of games, announces sponsorship of the Worldnet football tournament.

19 Apr 2000

Championship Manager 3

CM3 broke all records, it was the retailers game of 1999 and was the UKs fastest selling PC game shifting 55,000 units in it's first week

20 Dec 1999

Championship Manager: Season 99/00

A seasonal update for Championship Manager 3. The best CM version ever....

03 Dec 1999

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