Dan Walker presents a 5 live Sport special from the National Football Museum in Manchester looking at the growth of football gaming on computers and games consoles over the last four decades.
He explores the culture surrounding the games, their continued development, huge popularity and their important relationship with the very sport they're trying to imitate.
Hear from footballers who play the games, huge social media stars who have made a living from playing football online, and Dan also looks at how the games themselves are evolving to meet the ever-changing demands of their fans.
This is a live BBC Red Button stream starting at 19:30 GMT
Available to UK users only