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Football Manager 2017 Real Names License Fix

Daniel's FM17 real names fix. Fix fake name of competitions, clubs and awards with their real names in Football Manager 2017. Fix works with your current saves.

By on Oct 19, 2016   Mar 06, 2017   439754 views   157 comments
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Football Manager 2017 Data Updates - Football Manager 2017 Real Names License Fix
Welcome to Daniel's Real Names License Fix for Football Manager 2017.
You don't have to start a new saved-game for this to work, except for Brazilian clubs. Will explain that later.
Support for ALL languages.


This is an absolute essential add-on for your game. Due to licensing issues, there are certain clubs and competitions having a fake name. With this add-on you can fix that and enjoy FM 17 with real names.

Last Updated: 1 March 2017 - Updated instructions for 17.3

FM17 Real Names Corrected

  • All playable clubs names from all continents
  • All major leagues names
  • All non-playable Europe Top Leagues club names
  • Almost all minor leagues names
  • All Continental, National and National Cups names

Why Brazilian teams have 3-letter names and how to fix that?
If you started a save before applying this fix, Brazilian clubs will have a 3-letter name (e.g. AMG instead of América Mineiro). Even though Brazilian names are fixed in our files, the game will continue to show the 3-letter name instead of the full name. That is due to certain dbc files that affect them when you save your game for the first time.
You need to start a new save AFTER applying this fix, for Brazilian team names to be correct.

FM 2017 Name Fix Preview

Daniel (original author of this creative) has been unreachable since FM15, so I have taken over the difficult task of keeping this project up to date and enable you to use this brilliant license fix with FM 2017.

If you find some error in translation/names or need a fix for other club/league/competition name, please send a comment below and I'll try my best to update these files.

How to fix fake club and competition names in FM17

  1. Quit the game.

  2. Find the "1730" folder.
    \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2017\data\db\1730\
    /Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2017/data/db/1730/

  3. Open the "lnc" folder and then enter the "all" sub-folder. It will look like this:

  4. Delete the highlighted 3 files:
    • fake.lnc
    • lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
    • nleague.lnc

  5. Place "Daniel FM17 Fix.lnc" and "Daniel FM17 Club Names.lnc" inside this folder, so it will look like this:

  6. Go 2 folders back to find the "edt" folder. Open it and then enter the "permanent" sub-folder. It will look like this:

  7. Delete the highlighted file "fake.edt".
    This will fix Danny Blind from getting renamed to Jan Jansen.

  8. Again go 2 folders back, this time to find the "dbc" folder. Open it and then enter the "permanent" sub-folder. It will look like this:

  9. Delete the 3 highlighted files:
    • brazil_kits.dbc
    • forbidden names.dbc
    • Licensing2.dbc
    This will prevent Brazilian clubs from reverting to 3-letter names and will allow certain kits to be visible again.

  10. Important: I have updated screenshots and instructions for the last database update (1730), so they apply only if you start a new save with the 17.3.0 Data Update. If your saved game is older, you need to apply the same steps to the 1710 folder as well.

  11. Open Football Manager 2017 and enjoy real names.

Please note that when you try to start a new save, you will still see wrong names for 3 Spanish clubs during the career setup, but once you select club and actually start playing, the names will be correct.

Where is Application Support folder on Mac OS X

Mac users who have trouble locating their Application Support folder, please follow these steps:

Open the "Go to Folder" menu

Enter the path of the Application Support folder

Copy the following path and paste it into the "Go to Folder" input field.

~/Library/Application Support

Finally click "Go" to go to the folder.

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Discussion: Football Manager 2017 Real Names License Fix

157 comments have been posted so far.

  • Joey Numbaz's avatar
    Will this also have the German national team select real players? Also, Step 10 actually is important for those who are saying it isn't working. I updated 1710 and 1712 just in case, as well as 1730, since I have an older save and that did the trick.
  • RyanvanDongen's avatar
    I still have the old names (FM 09)
  • LPCrooks's avatar
    avi07 Look at the shaded text, after point 11...
  • avi07's avatar
    my real betis still reads as real hispalis
  • falcaojuve's avatar
    Diskispor must be Amed SK (full name Amed Sportif Faaliyetler)
  • Toffee1878's avatar
    shouldn't you also delete the the SI_holland file in the sub folder?
  • Cansoi's avatar
    Hey, I tried to use this on a save I've already got running, and it hasn't changed anything, but it looks like when I start a new game it has fixed things. How do I get this to fix my already running saves?
  • convoyer's avatar
    to Stam:

    By any chance, can you change some of the Indonesian club names? because we have lots of ownership changes so some of the names are kinda invalid

    if you can change and update it, I will provide the clubs' ID and name change.

    thanks in advance :)
  • Diogo André's avatar
    boas no meu fm nao aparece nenhuma pasta 1730 o que devo fazer?
  • DonSems's avatar
    Hi I have a problem which I'm not sure if its caused by this fix but I thought ill post anyway. The Fifa club world cup did not give me the option to register any players.
  • Periklis's avatar
    I don't have Steam folder hence no steam apps and no Inc folder ??
    My FM17 is saved directly in my SSD. How can I make this fix??
  • kgami's avatar
    im put your file in 1730 and 1710, why isnt working?
  • varano's avatar
    Clubs, brazilian teams have 3 letter names.
  • Stam's avatar
    Quick update: Now that 17.3.0 is out, you need to apply the fix to the new 1730 folder as well. I'll make sure to grab fresh screenshots for the installation steps during the weekend.
  • LeozinhoI's avatar
    Hey Stam, isn't working on 17.2.1 anymore, even if i get it back to the 17.1 :/.
  • sl1234's avatar
    Czech ligue is not Synot Liga anymore it is liga
  • Robinho77's avatar
    Cannot get this working
  • ahmedsalahais's avatar
    Wow, this is great, thanks !!
  • Dunul's avatar
    Anyway that I can avoid start a new save AND get full Brazilian club names?
  • TheCed's avatar
    Which one's better? Or more complete? Sortitoutsi's or this one?
  • MAS-FM's avatar
    It worked thankfully :-)
  • Patje!'s avatar
    Is it possible to use this real names fix in Football Manager Touch 2017?
  • Rory's avatar
    Also, can you remove "Calcio" or "FC" from every Italian club name....none of them have those in their names in real life. e.g. Cagliari is just that on it's own, not Cagliari Calcio
  • cafimartins's avatar
    Ive done everything, 1710 and 1712 - Deleted what i had to and put the 2 fixes there.

    Im with Benfica, and another thing that ive noticed is that in the player´s history, he only has this season, is this a bug from this pack or a game feature?
  • peterparker621's avatar
    I have followed the process step by step, and cheked it twice, but nothing have changed in the game. What can I do?

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