Football Manager 2022 was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows and macOS on November 8 2021. Football Manager 2022 Xbox Edition was released on Xbox Game Pass, and Football Manager 2022 Mobile for iOS and Android on the same day. 

Football Manager 2022 with a variety of new features, including a revamp of the data system with the introduction of the Data Hub, which gives players information about match momentum, pass maps and the ability to request a data analyst to compile specific pieces of information. The match engine is being tweaked in FM22 as it is every year.

Football Manager 2022’s Winter Update is just around the corner, with the significant overhaul expected to arrive towards the end of February. With the major overhaul of the database, players can have a new save that will be exactly like it is now, and it will have a vast difference when we look at how it was when this season started. 

The Winter Update’s attracting part will be the addition and updating of all the players that were transferred from one club to another during the winter transfer window in January. So several clubs which had weaker squads before the update will have a boost. 

Some sides that will have a better squad after the update are:

Newcastle United

Newcastle United splashed money all the way in the winter transfer window under their new owners. Their recent top performances in the English Premier League is a result of all the money they have spent.

This reinforcement will also have an effect on Football Manager. The addition of Chris Wood, Dan Burn, Kieran Trippier and Bruno Guimaraes will make them a strong squad in FM22. 

Aston Villa

Steven Gerrard added Phillipe Coutinho and Lucas Digne to his squad, and it will indeed help them have a better team in FM22. 


The third Premier League team that will have a better squad after the Winter Update. After Rafa Benitez’s departure, they have strengthened their team. Donny Van de Beek and Dele Alli can make a difference for the Toffees.

Release Date: We can expect the Winter Update release at the end of February or at the start of March. Every year, Football Manager does not have a precise release date, and this year also, the situation will be the same. 

In 2021, the update came out on February 22, and 2020’s release date was February 20, but 2019’s update came a little later on March 1. So expect the unexpected release.