*** New - now with an updated English datapack for the 2021/22 season!

Build your own football empire!

Create a football club from scratch, starting as a tiny non-league team, and see if you can make it through seven divisions to the very top.

Hire and fire managers, develop your stadium, negotiate transfers, contracts and sponsorship deals... while keeping the fans and the bank manager happy.

Over two million users have downloaded the Football Chairman games since launch, and they have won multiple app store awards, including the Apple Editor’s "Best of 2017", "Best of 2016", "Best of 2014" and "Best of 2013".

This free version is a full, completely playable game with a few of the non-essential "Pro" features disabled. Your chairman career lasts 30 seasons before you have to retire - can you make it to the top before that happens?

Features include:

- Fast-paced, addictive gameplay
- Seven English divisions to conquer
- Hire and fire managers
- Build your stadium and facilities
- Interact with the supporters
- Take control of transfers and contract negotiations
- Develop the club's youth and training facilities
- Set the prices of tickets
- Offer bonuses to the players
- Negotiate sponsorship deals
- Transfer-list or loan unwanted players
- Pre-season friendlies
- And much more!

Good luck... you'll need it!

What’s New

Version 1.5.3

* Please note, if you're in the middle of a game, we'd advise saving your game to our servers before installing any update.

- Technical improvements to ensure compatibility with future operating system updates.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Tyler Labrousse ,

Not a pay to win app

I absolutely love this game the fact that you can get the game and watch your team as it grows into a top team is incredible. Myself I have an all time profit of 186M and I’ve not spent a penny, I’ve won 39 trophies including the premier league on three separate occasions. I believe that the only reason other people may say the game is pay to win or that you’re destined to fail is because they haven’t put enough time and effort into the game I have played over 80 years as chairman with my club and I’m happy with the progression I have made over that time. The only thing that I would say they should add is that there should be more depth in the records held by players and the players in general there should be an overall record sheet with every player that has broken a record at anytime in your career.

roymomd ,

Great idea, p2w execution tho...

The overall idea and gameplay is really good... I like the gameplay is unpredictable. Getting promoted is hard. I like that. Staying up next season even harder. I like that. Staying financially solvent and not making one of a few mistakes that will bankrupt you (upgrading stadium, training, youth, overspending wages). Also good. This game is a real challenge and needs a long term view with very incremental changes. It’s much more realistic than the manager games where players improve well, you can sell off, and you can never really go backwards. Here, you are stuck in a division for a while and can go backwards fast...

The best I managed in the free 30 seasons was to get to league 1. Not a bad feat. Yet this game advertises itself as think long term but it doesn’t allow you to play long term unless you pay.

Overall pretty decent. Great, simple idea but the limit on years makes it a p2w execution. Ultimately you’re pushed to buy the game if you want to progress... Getting to the premier league is virtually impossible for freebies... if you are willing to buy and like this game, you will enjoy the challenge as even a clear overall squad way ahead of its league is not guaranteed the title. If you’re after freebie, this will frustrate you.


Fun/ Addictive

Been playing this for over 5 years, spent near 48 hours on a coach crossing Australia, time just fell away it is so addictive. Sometimes you can become a little fed up and just sell all your best players, upset the fans and make your team bankrupt, then a couple of days go by and you miss it and start all over again with a renewed enthusiasm to make the premier league. I have only managed the championship once in 5 years on the free app, I’m considering buying the upgrade version which will give me forever to achieve success rather than 30 years on the free game.

App Privacy

The developer, Underground Creative, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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