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FM14 Legends of 80s

A database of 8220 footballers of the golden 80s era, including real rosters, leagues, rules and countries from back then. Plus all the old graphics from faces to logos and stadiums. A trip down memory lane for Football Manager 2014.

By Updated on Nov 16, 2014   122906 views   58 comments
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Downloads: 13385 / Size: 14.1 MB / Added: 2014-01-20
FM 2014 Data Updates - FM14 Legends of 80s
  • editor data-missing players
  • fix finance
  • update faces folder
  • update stadium folder
  • add new competition
  • European Super cup
  • Toyota Cup
  • Metropolitano & Nacional Argentino

The following patch regards leagues and teams dating from the season 1979 onward. This date was used as a reference point to catch up with some players at the dawning of their careers such as Gerd Muller, and some others at their beginnings such as Maradona. We're talking about players born approximately between 1948-1964, and not above. It would be foolish to see Platini as a teammate of Zidane (the purpose is to conquer titles with the good teams back then). The database covers around 7,000 footballers of that golden era.

The rosters are real, there are leagues with teams of that era, the three European cups involving the participating countries back then (for example there are no teams from Ukraine, Slovakia, Croatia) but they're included in countries like USSR, Yugoslavia, West Germany etc. We have in place the limit of 2 or 3 foreign players, the old point system of 2-1-0 and maximum roster limit from 23 to 25 individuals, as well as some future transfers remained in history.

The database was created over the existing one to prevent crashing, so it's important that you add photos of 80s players (around 3,800) in order for their profiles to not show the pics of players from today.

We have the old club logos, using stadiums of that era such as Comunale-Juventus, coaches from that time, as well as the pics of the old kits.
Included for the first time the NASL with teams in the likes of NY Cosmos with Pele, Beckenbauer, and other major aces.


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How to install

Download the basic editor data file using the big red "Download Now" button on this page. Extract its contents to your "editor data" folder:
...\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2014\editor data

This file contains all of the changes I talked about above.

When starting a new save with this database, do not select small or large database size, but instead go to "Advanced" and load all players from top division clubs of the following nations: Czech, E.Germany, W.Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Greece, USSR, Yugoslavia, Italy, England, Scotland, Romania, Poland, Austria, Spain, Bulgaria, Turkia, Portugal, Hungary.

Have fun!

Extra Content Downloads


As a basic skin will use the opz_elite MODIFIED enough. Please download and put it in your "skins" folder:
...\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2014\skins


Download and extract the next file in your "faces" folder:


Download and extract the next files in your "logos" folder:
...\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2014\graphics\logos


Download and extract the next file in your "kits" folder:
...\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2014\graphics\kits


Download and extract the next 2 files in your "stadium" folder:
...\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2014\graphics\pictures\stadium

Backgrounds (Optional)

Download and extract the next 2 files in your "backgrounds" folder:
...\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2014\graphics\pictures\backgrounds
This is optional because some backgrounds have intense colors and make reading hard. And even though it looks quite impressive, for some teams it's not relaxing to the eye.

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Downloads: 13385 / Size: 14.1 MB / Added: 2014-01-20
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Discussion: FM14 Legends of 80s

58 comments have been posted so far.

  • filippoT's avatar
    its very simple.Unzip all images from 9 files(faces+update) in folder faces(empty)in path 'Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2014\graphics\faces "..where is the problem??
  • FMScrapbook's avatar
    Hmm I'm confused. I get the 'Football Legends' image for every legends' face even though I have all the faces in graphics/ faces and I've removed the modern faces.
  • filippoT's avatar
    must get out the folder faces (with the modern faces) and to put in the following path 'Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2014\graphics\faces ,9 files "faces+update" all together with old faces
  • FMScrapbook's avatar
    Hi. Why am I seeing modern footballers' faces not the old ones?
  • filippoT's avatar
    First time seeing this mesage.Are you sure to appear only when you put the "patch" or before that??!!!.the game continues to run without it;I've test it countless times and I do not is stuck, do not think related to it.FIRST TRY to put the files in the folder "editor data" run the game and then you start putting all but one by one(graphics,kts,etc), to see which will crash.....
  • basketpresse's avatar
    Thanks for this.
    But can you help me ?
    I think i don't install well, because when i charge the game, there are some error messages "parsing error"
    have you got an idea to help me ?
    sorry for my bad english, i'm french.
    Have a good day
  • filippoT's avatar
  • The_Dark_Side's avatar
    Are Celtic in it?

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