Football Manager has been a game that football fans have been obsessed with for years, and it’s no surprise that it’s mainly played by men. But the game is about to take a massive leap forward with the introduction of women’s football and, as a female Football Manager player, I couldn’t be more excited!
I’ve been playing Football Manager for more years than I sometimes care to remember and it always used to frustrate me that I had to play as a male. But then, Sports Interactive introduced the option to play as a female manager and I was ecstatic!
What’s got me really excited about having women’s football in Football Manager is the impact it will have on the sport itself. This game is super influential and including women’s football will help boost its profile and attract new fans. Even though women’s football has been making waves in recent years with increased coverage and investment, it still needs more recognition to be on par with men’s football.
Adding women’s football to Football Manager is an amazing opportunity to showcase the fantastic talent that exists in the sport. Players like Sam Kerr and Marta, and teams like Olympique Lyonnais Féminin and England Lionesses will be at our fingertips, allowing us to experience their skills first hand. With the upcoming World Cup too, we’ll be able to see even more talented players and teams brought into the spotlight.
It’s not just the players and teams that will be different with the addition of women’s football in Football Manager, but we could see the gameplay mechanics change as well due to the physical differences between male and female players. It’s going to be interesting to see how Sports Interactive tackles this challenge.
Another area that I’m curious about is whether the attributes of female players will be weighted the same as male players or if they’ll be lower. It would be fantastic to see the female players represented accurately in the game, with their abilities given the same level of respect as male players.
While I’m excited about women’s football being added to Football Manager, I’m also aware some won’t react as positively. Unfortunately, there are still those who hold sexist and misogynistic views and might dismiss the idea. But honestly, who needs that negativity? Women’s football is just as deserving of a place in the game as men’s football, and I’m confident that it will bring a new level of excitement and diversity for most of us.
And let’s not forget, the Spice Girls walked so we could run.
It’s all about girl power and stuff like that ✌🏻
Football Manager has always been an incredible way to immerse yourself in the world of football management, and adding women’s teams is only going to make it better. It’s a huge step towards equality in football, and I can’t wait to experience it!