FMS is now 4 years old!


written by Johnny Karp

Hello friends, I’m writing today to thank all of you for the last four years. Football Manager Stories started on December 28th 2008 and I never thought back then that it will keep going for 4 whole years. Moreover, I never thought that we’d serve more than 3 million people in those 4 years!


This 4th year has been the best of them all in terms of traffic, as we’ve broken the records we have previously set for most visits in a day/month/year. But what’s more pleasing is that we were able to give away no less than 8 free copies of FM 2013 this year, making 8 people happy, which, obviously, makes us 8-times very happy!

In other news, I’m pleased to let you know that Darren Smith is back as co-owner of FMS after taking a small step back last year. This decision means that we’ll be taking care of the future of this website together, and that can only be good news.

Thank you again for your support, we hope we won’t disappoint you from now on!

Have a great New Year!

The founder and co-owner of the website, a Romanian Football Manager addict. He’s been playing the game since CM ’97-’98, never missed any of the versions since then. His footballing career stopped before it began, he liked playing the game but disliked having to run around like crazy during the pretty harsh training sessions. He’s a supporter of the Romanian national team, Universitatea Craiova, Arsenal, Barcelona and… the Blyth Spartans! You can contact him at johnny[at]footballmanagerstory[dot]com

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Only 3 million? Poor :D
Seriously Johnny it has been my honor to visit this site and realise I’m not the only addict :). I’ve visited many other FM blogs and none has the same community feel and atmosphere that this site has. You’ve created a very successful website and my accidental discovery of this FMS was one of the best mistakes I ever made. Here’s to another 4 years!

Darren Smith

Its been a crazy ride thats for certain, I’ve seen this site grow even from before I was involved, so its a pleasure to be back alongside you Johnny…here’s to steady progression for four more years ;)


How could I forget such an important date! Oh wait a minute I’ve been shoveling 15cm of snow which totally sucks. They had 50cm in Montreal!

Congratulations on this remarkable achievement and I’m just delighted to still be a part of this site and the community. I think my 3rd year anniversary with FMS is coming up in Janaury?


Big congratulations are in order I think :). I’ve been coming to this site now for 2-3 years and it is honestly the best FM site around by a country mile. Keep up the good work it’s much appreciated by all that visit.

Miles Smith

Honestly guys this is the best FM site by far. I read every article, look at every player that is added to the scouting network and listen to all the podcasts & I rarely even play football manager, although this past week has been the exception I have played lots.

Gaurav Chaddah

Been following for a couple of years now and never fails to dissapoint. After finding this site the you guys have really helped me become a better player on fm and inspired me with all your great stories. I hope you guys continue for at least another few years and I look forward to what you have to offer in 2013!

Nice to see Darren back as co owner and Happy New Year.


Hi Johnny

Hope you’re well. Congratulations on this magnificent achievement. Good luck for the new year!

By the way, I can’t find the log-in button anywhere?

Ryan Daly
Ryan Daly

Fantastic achievement :D

You have created the best website for FM players around the world, to build it from where it started to making it into this is remarkable. The people that are part of the community here are welcoming, kind-hearted and great people, its fantastic to be a part of it !