The FM League is a joint effort from Sam Cunningham and Ben McManus, two enthusiastic FM players who fancy themselves to be able to run a great online league!


To cut a long story short, I’m one of those guys who has been playing this series of games for a long time. I started in 1996 when a friend at school copied CM2 onto about 12 floppy disks, and have owned each game since then! I’ve been active in the FM Community since 2010 when I started making Manchester United Legend databases (bennymc on the SI forums), and was also an admin for FMCentral on Facebook for over a year until 2016. I helped set up The FM League because I think Sam and I have created a fantastic base for the Community’s best FM players to compete against each other.


Compared to my colleague, I am a relative newcomer to Football Manager having only started in 2008. Since 2008, I have played every game since including FM Live (will always hold a special place in my heart).  I only became active in the FM Community last year where I worked as an admin for FMCentral. Despite having a comparatively minimal amount of experience in the FM community compared to my colleague, I have been involved in many other large online communities and ran social media for organisations (including one with over 2,500,000 Facebook page likes and just under 500,000 twitter followers).  Working with Ben to The FM League I believe we have been able to create the best online league experience for managers around the world.