Build a 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!

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Lite Version - Free

iPhone/iPad - Android - Kindle/Blackberry 10

Full Version - £2.99

iPhone/iPad - Android - Kindle/Blackberry 10

Help and FAQs

If you're stuck or think you have found a bug, check our FAQs below to see if we already have the answer to your problem.

Can I load a game from the Lite version into the Full version?

Yes, you can - although we would ideally recommend starting a brand new game on the full app so you can explore all the new features! But if you do want to carry on a Lite game, follow these steps:

  1. From the main summary screen on the Lite app, click the 'Spanner' icon in the top right corner
  2. Enter an email and password and save your game
  3. From the main summary screen of the new app, click the 'Spanner' icon in the top right corner
  4. Enter the same email and password as before, then choose 'Load Game', and then 'Import FC Lite game'

Please note that all imported games will begin at the start of a new season, even if your game was saved mid-season. This is so that the full game can add cup competitions and so on.

Can I save the game on one device and then load it to play on a different device?

Yes, you can. Save games are compatible between different devices, including from Android to iOS and vice-versa. There is one important rule though - only save and load games from the main summary screen. A small minority of users have found that saving from other screens (especially the match/results/league screens) can cause problems.

My saved games have gone missing!

If you saved the game on our servers then the saved game(s) will definitely still be there - the only reason they wouldn't show is if the email or password were spelt incorrectly either when you originally typed them or the second time round.

The most common reason for this happening is when people mis-type their original password without realising. If you've tried various combinations and still can't find your saved games, fill in our contact form and we'll check the database for you.

I'm having trouble with the in-app purchases (iOS users)

The first thing to check is whether in-app purchases are actually allowed on your device. To do this, go to Settings > General > Restrictions.

If there are no restrictions in place, then rebooting your phone often solves the problem. You may also need to sign out and back in to your iTunes account.

If that still hasn't fixed things, then try the following steps:

  1. Save your game (from the main summary screen only)
  2. Uninstall the app completely
  3. Reboot your phone
  4. Re-install the app from the app store
  5. Start a new game and progress until you get to the main summary screen.
  6. From the main screen, load the game you saved earlier.
  7. Then try the in-app purchases

Some of the buttons or game details have disappeared!

As mentioned above, a small number of users have reported that saving or loading a game during the match/results/league table pages can sometimes cause issues. So the main advice is to make sure you only save or load games from the main summary screen.

To try to get things back to normal:

  1. Save your game (from the main summary screen only)
  2. Uninstall the app completely
  3. Reboot your phone
  4. Re-install the app from the app store
  5. Start a new game and progress until you get to the main summary screen.
  6. From the main screen, load the game you saved earlier.

The app just shuts down as soon as I try to run it (iOS4)

Unfortunately there is an error in Apple's app store listing which mistakenly says it will work on iOS 4. The app actually only works on iOS 5 or above.

My text won't type into some of the input boxes (Android)

There seems to be a glitch in some versions of Swiftkey which can cause the text boxes not to accept your input. Switching to the default device keyboard should fix the issue.

How do I exit the game? (Android)

Although the game disables your device's 'back' button, most Android devices have a 'Home' button somewhere that allows you to return to your main phone screen. Alternatively your device may also have a 'task manager' button that enables you to switch between apps.

How do I renew player contracts?

To offer players a new contract:

  1. From the main summary screen, click the "Squad" box
  2. From here, click a player's name
  3. You should now see their profile, and one of the buttons at the bottom should allow you to offer them a new deal.

*PLEASE NOTE* You can only access player profiles from the squad box on the main summary screen - not from the "View squad" button during news items.

Lite Version

Football Chairman Lite is the original, hugely popular, free version of the app.

It's 100% free and has no annoying adverts or pop-ups.

Unlike the full version, there are no play-offs or cup competitions, but it's still a complete game that allows you to build a non-league club and take it all the way to the top flight.

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

Football Chairman Lite is available to download free of charge for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle devices.

Android app on Google Play Android/Kindle app on Amazon App Store

Full Version

The full version has all the features we didn't get chance to put in the Lite app, such as:

  • Cup competitions
  • Play offs
  • European tournaments
  • Manager/fan interaction
  • Transfer-list unwanted players
  • Loan deals
  • View available managers before sacking your old one
  • Set ticket prices
  • Set price and quality of food and drink
  • Negotiate shirt sponsorship deals
  • Build a 120,000-capacity 'super stadium'
  • 35 in-game achievements to aim for
  • 4 new 'challenge scenarios' to test your chairman skills:
  • "Worst Club In Football" Challenge
  • "Fallen Giant" Challenge
  • "Transfer Embargo" Challenge
  • "Fans Are The Boss" Challenge
  • Improved graphical interface
  • Plus thousands of tiny improvements to make the game better!

The full version of Football Chairman is available to download for £2.99 for iPhone, iPad, Android and Amazon Kindle devices.

Android app on Google Play Android/Kindle app on Amazon App Store


  • Over 1 million downloads worldwide
  • Number 1 in UK Apple Paid App Chart, March-April 2014
  • "Best of 2014", Apple App Store Editors Choice, December 2014
  • "Best of 2013", Apple App Store Editors Choice, December 2013
  • Featured App, Amazon App Store, March 2014

Olly Murs, Singer/Songwriter
"Any footy fan.... Has got to purchase this game!" (via Twitter)

Mark Watson, Comedian, TV presenter and novelist
"If you like football, and you're prepared to give up hundreds of hours of your once valuable life to be enslaved by a game, try Football Chairman" (via Twitter)

Top Game
"I've always wanted a game like this and you've delivered. It's a very good game, and I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys football and wants a change from just playing it yourself all the time!" - smackinnon7

Most Addictive Game Ever
"Forget football management simulators, this is the future! This has to be the most addictive app I have ever had, simple quick and fun!" - Maplo16

"Thought this game was going to be one I kept for a day, it been 2 weeks and I'm still addicted. Seasons go quickly and there's no waiting for things to happen. Very very good game and I've already recommended it to my friends who have also downloaded and are now addicted." - Wizzyhizzy

"Great game, love the chance to be the chairman and great to see your team reach the football league!" - Riki100

"I have been playing the Lite version of this, which was just brilliant. So I downloaded the full version for £2.99 and, I cannot put into words just how exceptional this has been for me. Conclusively, I would recommend this app to all footy lovers out there. Do not hesitate to buy! You won't want to stop once you've started." - Mark W



Version 1.2

Released 19th August 2013
  • FIX Fixed bugs which caused a small number of users to experience incorrect results and teams playing the wrong number of games

Version 1.1.2

Released 12th August 2013
  • NEW Improvements and bug fixes based on user feedback

Version 1.1.1

Released 7th August 2013
  • NEW Improved social media integration
  • NEW Other improvements and bug fixes based on user feedback

Version 1.1

Released 25th July 2013
  • NEW Now iPad compatible!
  • NEW Improved retina graphics

Version 1.0.1

Released 21st July 2013
  • NEW Updated iPhone app with minor bugfixes and usability improvements

Version 1.0

Released 5th July 2013
  • NEW Initial release of Football Chairman Lite for iPhone


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