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FIFA Manager 09

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FIFA Manager 09
FIFA Manager 09 cover
Bright Future
EA Sports
Release dates
Windows October 30, 2008
Metacritic 69
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives Text-based, Bird's-eye view
Controls Menu-based
Genres Sports, Strategy
Sports Football (Soccer)
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Series FIFA Manager
FIFA Manager 09 on IGDB
FIFA Manager 09 on MobyGames
FIFA Manager 09 on Wikipedia
Subseries of FIFA
FIFA Soccer Manager 1997
The F.A. Premier League Football Manager (series)
Total Club Manager (series)
FIFA Manager 06 2005
FIFA Manager 07 2006
FIFA Manager 08 2007
FIFA Manager 09 2008
FIFA Manager 10 2009
FIFA Manager 11 2010
FIFA Manager 12 2011
FIFA Manager 13 2012
FIFA Manager 14 2013

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
Requires online activation
SecuROM 7 and SecuROM PA DRM. A De-Authorization Tool is available.
Steam (unavailable)
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CD key
Origin (unavailable)
This game is no longer available digitally.

Essential improvements

Disable league limitation

Edit user.ini
Only if you have more 4GB of free RAM and CPU is significantly more powerful than the recommended one.
Simulation of more than conceived by developers amount of leagues may cause game crash due to limit of using only 2 GB of RAM by 32-bit application. Patch game for using more of RAM.
If you start new game with simulation of absolutely all leagues in the game (including reserve ones), each individual save file will be 300+ megabytes in size. Many of them will take up a lot of memory on your drives.
  1. Open <path-to-game>\user.ini with Notepad.
  2. Add IGNORE_LEAGUE_LIMITATION=1 to very end of file.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/17400/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/17400/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud




Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues unresolved

Crash on loading of manager desktop

After all the steps of creating a new game - when main game screen starts loading, game crashes with no error messages.


Multiplayer types

Issues fixed

Crash with "Runtime Error!" message

Use 4GB Patch.
  1. Download NTCore 4GB patch from here
  2. Unpack archive in any convenient place and launch portable 4gb_patch.exe, and search for Manager09.exe in the game folder.
  3. Apply the patch and close the window when "Executable successfully patched" is showed.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Shader model 3.0 support


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/17400/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (17400) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.