This version contains 700 legendary players and 35 legendary managers. There are 1000 players and 50 managers on my to do list from pre-war players to recent superstar. I will update regularly every new 100 players + 5 managers created.
ABOUT THIS DATABASE:
This legendary database is my long-term project that began in late 2018 as I read dozens of articles and watched hundreds of hours from every players footage, thanks to footballia.net. There are five criteria that implemented to compile all the best players, specified as follows:
1. Attributes/skills of players in their peak performances,
2. Individual achievements of players,
3. Performances and participation of players in club competitions,
4. Performances and participation of players in national team competitions,
5. The longevity and consistency of players in playing in high level competitions.
The results of the calculations will be categorized in nine positions, specified as follows:
2. Centre Back/Libero/Sweeper
3. Full Back/Wing Back/Half Back
4. Defensive Midfielder/Holding Midfielder/Box to Box Midfielder
5. Central Midfielder/Deep Lying Playmaker/Advanced Playmaker
6. Advanced Midfielder/Trequartista
7. Side Midfielder/Winger
8. Inside Forward/Shadows Striker/False Nine
9. Target Striker/Poacher
The best players in each positional category will be picked with good proportion from each era/decades to get into this FM 2020 custom database (1000 players).
DATABASE MAIN FEATURES:
All players born in the same decade will have the same birth year. Every difference of a decade means a difference of one year.
Here's the logic:
Players who were born in 1940s will start the game at the age of 22. (e.g Pelé and Cruyff)
Players who were born in 1950s will start the game at the age of 21. (e.g Zico and Platini)
Players who were born in 1960s will start the game at the age of 20. (e.g Maradona and van Basten)
Players who were born in 1970s will start the game at the age of 19. (e.g Ronaldo and Zidane)
Players who were born in 1980s will start the game at the age of 18. (e.g Messi and CR7)
This database contains even players who were born in 1880s.
Contract and International Data
There is no Maradona at Napoli or van Basten at AC Milan, where the legends play in their famous playing club. All players will play at their real playing club history based on their age when the game started. So, Maradona will play at Argentinos Jrs and van Basten at Ajax, because they were there at the age of 20; Ronaldo will play at PSV and Zidane will play at AS Cannes, because they were there at the age of 19.
Because most of us tend not to load the game into lower leagues, some players that play in there will have a set a future transfer to their next club with random transfer fee. (e.g Zidane will join Bordeaux in 2020)
This applies also to legendary managers. (e.g Alex Ferguson will manage Aberdeen in his final season at the age of 45)
Furthermore, all players will have internatinal data included. (e.g Pelé has 32 int. apps and 33 goals at the age of 22, maradona has 20 int. apps and 8 goals at the age of 20)
Career Plans and Playing/Non Playing History
Most players and managers have a set career plans to play/manage their next club. All of them have a set playing/non playing history. This is very important to the club dynamics because make them more influential players.
In addition, players who play abroad will have an additional languages that are used in their based nation.
DATABASE MINOR FEATURES:
Major club and competition reputation adjustments.
Major club finances adjustments.
Nation transfers and weekly wage values adjustments. (Pelé transfer values will be around €100M rather than €25M because playing in Brazilian League)
Continental competition registered teams adjustments. (Man. Utd, AC Milan, etc will be back in UCL)
If you like and want to support the hours of work you can donate HERE.
Download OptionsThe database alone is available on Steam Workshop.
It's also available as a direct download bundled with the relevant facepack and shortlist files.
Direct Download (DB+Faces)
Thanks to the author of DF11 faces that allow me to share this, all player/managers are equipped with a unique DF11 style facepack.
You can download it exclusively on the DF11 faces website.
Install instruction1 Download the file
2 Extract the file
3 Move the folders to the main FM location on your pc.
4 Start your Football Manager 20** game:
5 Select to start a new "Career" game.
6 Choose the Football Manager database on the top right.
7 Select the file 'The Legends Of The Beautiful Games'.