Football Manager 2021 system requirements

Dear Football Manager Guru readers, as you know the new edition of our favourite football manager game is just around the corner and it’s time to get ready to buy it.

The 24th of November is the official release date for Football Manager 2021 and for that reason those of you who don’t have a latest generation PC will have to check the system requirements and make sure they are sufficient for the new edition of FM.

In this article we are going to detail the Football Manager 2021 system requirements needed to get the game up and running and launch your teams to success.




Be careful, therefore, to avoid nipping your next FM career in the bud.


Football Manager 2021 system requirements

Below are the minimum system requirements for your computer to run Football Manager 2021.

One of the things I’ve personally always appreciated about the various editions of Football Manager is that you’ve never had to have the latest generation computer to get the most out of the game. And once again, this will be the case this year.

That said, we list in detail the requirements needed to play FM 2021 on both Windows and Mac PCs.


Windows system requirements

  • Operating system Windows 7 (SPI), Windows 8/8.1, 10 (update 1903/May 2019 or later) in 64-bit version
  • Processor – Intel Core 2 or AMD Athlon 64 – 1.8 GHz +
  • Memory – 4 GB RAM
  • Available memory – 7 GB
  • Direct X – 11
  • Graphics with video cards equal to or better than the following: Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 – 256MB VRAM DirectX API: Version 11


MAC OS system requirements

As with Windows, the minimum requirements for the Mac are the same as the recommended ones. To wit:

  • Operating System: 10.13.6, 12.14.6, 10.15.5, 11 – 64-bit
  • Processor – Intel Core 2 Duo – 1.8 GHz +
  • Memory – 4 GB Ram
  • Available Memory – 7 GB
  • Graphics – Intel GMA X4500, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 – 256MB VRAM
  • Other – macOS 10.14 and later requires Metal API: Version 1 of macOS 10.13 requires OpenGL: Version 2.1



We hope you’re interested in this article about the technical requirements for Football Manager 2021 and we’ll be happy to keep you updated.

As always you can write to us through the contact page.

In case your PC is unfortunately not so powerful and you still want to play FM, we suggest you to have a look at the post dedicated to discover the technical requirements of Football Manager 2020, wishing you from now on to be more lucky.

See you next time!

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