Posted: 17.11.23

Yokohama F. Marinos signed as Official Football Manager Partner

Yokohama F. Marinos signed as Official Football Manager Partner
Deal with five-time J. League winners is studio’s first with a Japanese club

In another momentous milestone for the studio, Sports Interactive are honoured to announce a new club partnership with Yokohama F. Marinos.

The agreement will support the studio's first official launch in Japan with Football Manager 2024 through shared content initiatives and will also see FM branding appear on club interview backdrops. 

Yokohama F. Marinos are one of the J. League’s original 10 founding clubs and currently the longest-serving side in the Japanese top flight. Last year, they claimed their fifth J. League championship.

Richard Trafford, Sports Interactive’s Head of Business Development & Partnerships, said: “Signing this official partnership with Yokohama F. Marinos is a deeply proud moment for the studio.

“Launching FM24 in Japan is a significant milestone for us and we wanted to support that debut by extending our family of partnerships to include a Japanese club.

“Yokohama F. Marinos are fantastic on and off the pitch and we’re honoured to be working with them.”

Akihiro Nakayama, President of Yokohama Marinos Ltd, said: “It is my pleasure to welcome Football Manager, the world-class football management game, to the Yokohama F. Marinos family as an official partner. With the J-league debuting on their latest title, Football Manager 2024, this is a hugely exciting time for the club as it unlocks the extraordinary potential of engaging with millions of enthusiastic fans who play the game globally.

“I hope our supporters will enjoy playing Football Manager as they develop their own ultimate F. Marinos with our signature attacking style of football.”

Fans around the world can play with Yokohama F. Marinos in Football Manager 2024, now available on a wide variety of platforms. More information on this year’s releases is available on the official Football Manager website.