Getting Started






Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

Minimum Requirements Windows macOS
Operating System Windows 7 (SP1) macOS Big Sur (11)

Intel Core 2

AMD Athlon 64 X2

Apple M1

Intel Core M

Memory 4GB RAM 4GB RAM

Intel GMA X4500

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT

AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650

Apple M1

Intel HD Graphics 5000

NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M - 256MB VRAM - Metal

DirectX Version 11 -
Storage 7GB 7GB
 Steam Deck

Football Manager 2023 is Deck Verified




So, you’ve got a boxed copy of Football Manager 2023 and want to get started. We’re now going to take you through the process of getting the game downloaded and installed so you can begin your managerial journey.




Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
Go to to enter the code printed in your box.

Make sure to enter it exactly as displayed, then enter the email address you want your activation key to be sent to. Please also ensure that your email address is entered correctly so that your activation key it’s delivered to the right place.


Once you’ve done so, click ‘Continue’.

If you find you have any issues with your redemption, please visit for support and further information.

If you have bought the game digitally not directly via Steam, Microsoft or Epic, you should receive an Activation Key directly from your retailer. If you have not received your Activation Key, you will need to contact your retailer directly.


 Internet connection required

If you don’t have access to an Internet connection, you will not be able to activate and play the game. Likewise, you can only update the game via Epic, Microsoft Store or Steam being connected to the Internet.



Hints and Tips

We have several places you can go to access help for gameplay elements of Football Manager.

Game Manual

View the game manual.

The Byline

Access The Byline, our home for original FM content including hints, tips, features and interviews.

SI Community

Join our community forum, which has an abundance of content from technical support, general game discussions, tactics & training, specific playing styles and more!

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