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Panini Faces Megapack for FM13 (over 160.000 faces!)

Panini portrait picture megapack adds over 160,000 faces in Football Manager 2013. It's the largest facepack available.

By Updated on Jul 18, 2013   15 comments
This superpack contains nearly 160.000 pictures in classic Panini portrait style.

Panini style is created by Meister Trainer Forum and produced by various authors from both and

It's by far the biggest collection of Football Manager Player Faces available.
Original Thread (in German and English)


The FmFaces team is looking for some help to translate our Service to other languages, especially portuguese. For more information look on our site or write us an E-mail to [email protected]


This is a stand-alone pack intended for use with FM13, but it will work with all versions of the game from FM09 onward.

All updates appear at the beginning of a month on

The Superpack takes unpacked space of about 6,7 GB.
There are pictures for all national teams, all playable leagues (only a few pictures are missing), lots of lower league pictures, many pictures from free agents, and of course not only players but staff as well.


You have to download all 8 parts of base pack first!
We have published the pack at FM Faces, it is a website founded to host the Panini megapack, so you can download all parts with fullspeed!
Click the big red "Download Now" button to the top right side of the screen.
If you have any further questions or want to talk with us, just write an E-Mail to: support {at} fmfaces {dot} net

Installation Instructions

What does the Megapack contain?

The Panini Portrait Pictures & Icons Megapack 14 contains all the graphics which have been created until the 30th of June 2013. The Megapack also contains the pictures as icons.

What are the icons about?

The icons are resized, very small versions of the normal Panini pictures. There are used in the search screen for example. In this way you get a first impression what the player looks like without having to switch to the individual profile page.

What about the Update Packages?

Update packages are usually released at the beginning of the each month. They contain the pictures which have been edited or updated during the last month.

There are a lot of different links? What do I have to download?

In order to have the complete set of Panini pictures, you will have to download all the 8 parts of the Megapack.
The Update Package as well as the Icon Megapack only consist of one file. You don’t need to download the icon megapack if you downloaded the Panini Portrait Pictures megapack because it’s already included there.

How to unzip the files?

Use a proper program to unzip the files. We recommend to use WinRar. Alternativly The Unarchiver for Mac users. You have to unzip the first part *.part1.rar only! The following parts of the Megapack will be unzipped automatically afterwards.

Where to put the unzipped folder?

The Panini Pictures folder needs to be put in to the user-folder of the Football Manager, which is typically located at *user-folder*/graphics/players.

What do i have to do now in order to see the pictures ingame?

Having just downloaded, unzipped and put the Megapack to the right folder for the first time, it is not difficult to complete the procedure from there on:
Step 1: Start the FM
Step 2: Wipe the cache
Step 3: Reload the skin
Check if the pictures should be displayed correctly, then move to step 4.
Step 4: Tick “Use skin cache” to improve loading times drastically.

If you have installed an Update pack, there is one additional step you need to follow, and that is to refresh the config.xml file. Just follow these steps:
Step 1: Refresh the config.xml file Videotutorial by Octavianus
Step 2: Start the FM
Step 3: Wipe the cache
Step 4: Reload the skin
Check if the pictures should be displayed correctly, then move to step 4.
Step 5: Tick “Use skin cache” to improve loading times drastically.

Why to use a Download Manager?

Even though being zipped, the Panini Megapack is very large. That is why we recommend a Download Manager to download the parts. The weapon of our choice is the JDownlaoder.
Using a Downloadmanager, you are able to download the Megapack automatically after adding all links to it.. You’ll also be able to resume downloads, which is really comfortable because the files got a size of about 1 GB. JDownloader is also able to unzip the files automatically, repair broken files and to identify corrupt files.

There are error messages during the unzip process. What to do now?

Most of the problems can be identified following the next steps of diagnosis:
- The files have not been downloaded completely. Please check the size of the parts: Part 1 to 7 do have a size of exactly 950 MB each, Part 8 is 110,41 MB big. Try to download the parts again which do not match the target filesize.
-If one of the files is broken your downloadmanager or unarchiver will report which part it is. You’ll have to download it again


Made by many authors on Meister Trainer Forum and FM View.

Massive thanks to all authors who made these fantastic pictures!! These are:
@Guismoso, Aachen4ever, Alidance, Anderkopuolos, andrebocao, armagedon55, Asket, AXA, Bärenmarke, BBB Croatia, bbds, beggar, Benno, Bernardo', Bill xanthi, Cairbre, calcioplayer, CanCann, Chuscentro92, Cimmi, core_zsul, CountVladimir, crocodile, Cubano, dan99, Daniel Ferreira, Daniel Lozano, Daur, Diogo, djalma8, dNs, Don-Muchacho, Enigmatic Heart,, fgtv, FiNcH, fireblade, foxer114, garynsmon, Geromel_21, ggpofm, GodofSheep, guih12, Hambugerjung, harryhausen, IndioBAIANO, IvanRakitic, izzax, Jake13, James, jeanjunim, jira17, jojo_cat, Joílson, Júnior_SpAwN.d, Kaliumchlorid, karamel, lamser, Leo Miguel, lukas.87, maalivahti, Madman99, Mariscador, Markitos, Marwijk, Matheus Bruno, matze616, Meistermacher, MiNDmaZing, mineral, Mortiis, motoclub, Mysterio, nadeshiko, noor73, NUNOKOPIO, Octavianus, P-Jo, Pedriiin Fedayin, prilli_brilli, Prof. Barata, ralf95, redemptor, Reitmeier, remus, rettke, RuffRyder, Ruslanincha, Salvador, Sanogo24, savvie, scott123, sebrof77, SERGI, sheduardo, SM2212, smedhult, smithjjustin, Spanish, Stay Heavy, SteFF, stefg, Steifus, Stiff-Meister, svennos, TheBoyFromDownUnder, ThisIsAnfield, Tobi, tommotommo, tpakmopucm, Trickstyler, Tua, TuNdRaLoWeR, Urban Classic, Veyron, VirginDreams, Vitaloop, Waldi98, warchlaczyk, White, yveslaessig.

If I've missed anyone, please contact me!

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Discussion: Panini Faces Megapack for FM13 (over 160.000 faces!)

15 comments have been posted so far.

  • Don-Muchacho's avatar
    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Panini-users and especially Panini-creators.

    I've taken control of the Panini Portrait Pictures Facepack 9 months ago. It was a hard time. We released 2 new megapacks, some big updates but had also a time in which nothing happend.

    At 1st of July we released the new megapack. But it was, again, really difficult to offer the download free for everyone without waiting a week to download all the files. The megapack contains nearly 7 GB of data and we found no satisfying solution.

    So what should we do? It was a big question and we had no clue. But born from a stupid idea we started a project two weeks ago. And now I am proud to present you the result. We now officially launch a new website,, where we offer the Panini megapack.

    What is FM Faces?
    Well, we have an own server, stored the megapack on it, made a nice webpage, et voila. FM Faces was born.

    Why are we doing this?
    We want to offer fullspeed downloads to everyone and not just only to the few person which have an Premium Account for any of our hosters.

    We have no clue how long the website is able to run. We have monthly costs and no income, so we offered a possibility to donate to us. But be sure, no one will have to donate if he doesn't want to, our full service is free. Also we won’t collect any money for our services in the future.

    And finally: A very special thanks to:
    White, for writing all the Articles
    Favre, for helping build the website and spending a lot of hours
    Kaliumchlorid, for doing such a great job with the graphics for the website.

    So, visit, the new way to download Paninis!
  • PNSPK012's avatar
    thanks for the full package!! it's beautiful!!
    What's going on with "update I & II"??? missing xml files and not loaded inside the game...can we fix it??? i use an xml creator but can not load images into the game...

    thanks in advance...
  • FunkyFlirt's avatar
    after extracting megapack 1 a folder was created called Panini Megapack v 2.0, i then extracted the updates and cut/pasted the pictures into Panini Megapack v 2.0. i then downloaded the config XML file and cut pasted that into Panini Megapack v 2.0. after clearing cache and reloading skin i still have my old pictures. Am i doing something wrong?
  • FunkyFlirt's avatar
    keep trying to download and it stops halfway through the 1st part on all the links. i know its probably my internet. it would be so much easier is these large files were available as torrents...
  • madserj's avatar
    I tried to download this pack and had an issue. It required me to go through Utorrent (although it's not listed here now) to download which I was happy to do until it asked if I wanted the Conduit toolbar. Despite me ticking boxes to say I did not want to, it still installed it and hijacked my homepage. It was very difficult to uninstall and caused me a whole load of issues. Just to make you aware!!
  • jpkrmarshall's avatar
    Hi. I'm having problems too. I have many kits and logo packs that load up fine in the game but for some reason the faces from this facepack simply do not load up.
    Can anyone suggest any reasons why the faces are not loading up ????
  • HS10's avatar
    Hi guys thank you for the upload.

    I am a mac user and i can't load the players faces on the game.

    I only see the logos (the little pictures). The ones that are the face of the player in their profile i cant see them.

    Anyone can help me?

    Best Regards
  • silentjay's avatar
    After the 3rd update, Pogba's picture is completely blurry.
    Just to give you a head up when the next update comes along.

    Thanks a ton!
  • deda's avatar
    it wont work for me... i did everything from install instructions but still it wont load faces to FM2013
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