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Football Manager 2020

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Football Manager 2020
Football Manager 2020 cover
Sports Interactive
Release dates
Windows November 19, 2019
macOS (OS X) November 19, 2019
Metacritic 84
OpenCritic 86
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives Text-based, Bird's-eye view
Controls Menu-based
Genres Sports, Strategy, Business
Sports Football (Soccer)
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Series Football Manager
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Key points

Steam Workshop support.
Active modding community.

General information

Official forums
Technical support page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store (unavailable)
Epic Games Launcher
macOS (OS X)
Microsoft Store (unavailable)
Microsoft Store
Steam (unavailable)
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macOS (OS X)
All macOS versions require Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[citation needed]
Steam version comes with a free copy of Football Manager 2020 Touch.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename video files
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\data\game\movies
  2. Delete or rename license.ogv, sega.ogv, partners.ogv, si.ogv and loading_in.ogv

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020\Preferences\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\SportsInteractive.FootballManager2020_5w3tn6tb6stnm\LocalCache\Local\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020\Gamepass\Preferences
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1100600/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020\games\
Microsoft Store %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020\Gamepass\games\
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1100600/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Defaults to local storage. Save location must be manually selected. Game remains frozen while upload is processing after saving.
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


General Preferences
General Preferences
Match Preference
Match Preference

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Game works in 21:9 with the ability to scale text and images between 50% and 175%.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Choice between multiple camera angles and zoom levels during a match.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Options to choose are Low, Medium & High.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Maximum in-game FPS is 100.
High dynamic range display (HDR)


Key Shortcuts
Key Shortcuts


Audio Preferences
Audio Preferences

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound plays during matches only.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Text-based game.
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
No music present.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
32 Versus
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 10093, 10094
UDP 10093, 10094
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed

Performance issues

Encountering lag or poor FPS when running matches on Nvidia graphics cards[4]

If you find that during matches your gameplay is lagging or suffering from low FPS, try the following:

Open Nvidia control panel (Right click on desktop and click Nvidia control panel) > Go to Manage 3D settings under 3D Settings > Select Program settings > Select Football Manager 2020 under Step 1 (If you do not find it, click Add and add the game to the list)> Change the following settings under Option 2.

  • Power management mode - Prefer maximum performance
  • Threaded optimization - ON
  • Triple buffering - Off
  • Vertical Sync - Off

Click on "Apply" to save the changes.

If you find this hasn't made any difference, go back to the above location and make the following change:

  • Vertical Sync - Fastest

If the above hasn't helped, try this second recommendation instead:

From the Nvidia control panel, click "manage 3D settings"

  • Once the page is opened, click on "program setting" tab
  • Structure filter - Trilinear optimization - DEACTIVATED / OFF
  • Structure filter - Quality - HIGH PERFORMANCE
  • V-Sync - FAST

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
OpenGL 2.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10 (1803 or later)
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.2 GHz
Intel Core 2 2.2 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 2.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Intel GMA X4500
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.11.6, 10.12.6, 10.13.6, 10.14.6, 10.15
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Intel GMA X4500
256 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 2.1 compatible
A 64-bit system is required.
Metal 1 is required for OS X 10.14+.


  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>/1100600/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1100600) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2019-11-14
    Verified by testing the game with a Microsoft Xbox One Controller with a USB cable
  2. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2019-11-14
    Verified by testing the game with a Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 V2 Controller with a USB cable
  3. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2019-11-14
    Verified by hot-plugging 2 different controllers
  4. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2019-11-14