In days gone by I was mad keen on playing computer games which were based upon the beautiful game. Actually, that's stretching the truth to say 'games' it was actually one game - Kevin Toms' Football Manager.
I had a Commodore 64 and this game was on constantly during my formative years. I didn't even whinge when the thing wouldn't save my current game and I'd have to go back to Division 4 and start all over again such was its appeal. There was very little sophistication in the graphics (well it was the 80s) but the rest of the package was very realistic. You were the manager and your decisions made things happen...
Anyway, the current crop of computer football games (doesn't computer sound like such an old word?) revolves around the likes of the FIFA series and Pro Evolution Soccer (PES). There is a game called Football Manager, although it isn't the grandson of the original one.