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Football Manager 2016 Real Names License Fix

Daniel's real names fix for FM16. Updated competitions, clubs and awards with their real names to use with Football Manager 2016. Works with your current saved-games.

By Updated on Nov 19, 2015   536363 views   79 comments
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FM 2016 Data Updates - Football Manager 2016 Real Names License Fix
Welcome to Daniel's Real Names License Fix for Football Manager 2016.
You don't have to start a new saved-game for this to work.
Support for ALL languages.


Last Updated: 19 November

  • 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

If you find some error in translation/names or want me to fix other club/league/competition name, please send me an e-mail with corrected name.
Contact e-mail: [email protected]

How to fix fake club and competition names in FM16

  1. Quit the game.

  2. IMPORTANT: Delete all files in these folder:
    \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2016\data\db\1600\lnc\all
    \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2016\data\db\1601\lnc\all
    \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2016\data\db\1630\lnc\all
    Macintosh HD/Users/"your computers name"/Library/Application Support/Steam/Steam Apps/common/Football Manager 16/data/db/1600/lnc
    Macintosh HD/Users/"your computers name"/Library/Application Support/Steam/Steam Apps/common/Football Manager 16/data/db/1601/lnc
  3. Macintosh HD/Users/"your computers name"/Library/Application Support/Steam/Steam Apps/common/Football Manager 16/data/db/1630/lnc

  4. Place "Daniel FM16 Fix.lnc" and "Daniel FM16 Club Names.lnc" to these folders.
    Alternatively you could use "Daniel FM16 Club Names FC Version.lnc" instead of "Daniel FM16 Club Names.lnc" in case you prefer clubs having FC added to their name.

  5. Run the game with real names.

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Discussion: Football Manager 2016 Real Names License Fix

79 comments have been posted so far.

  • piku1302's avatar
    I have the opposite problem! I got the 1603 or 1704 but Where can I find the names for 1600, 1601 +
  • SIRMartin's avatar
    I'm trying to gather some of the best graphic-downloads Football manager 2017. I would love to use this namepack, as I think it is the best and most complete one out there.
    However, can I use this namepack in FM 17, or will I have to download an completely updated version of the pack within a few weeks for FM17? Is it worth it starting the download right now, or will I have to download it all over again in a few weeks?

    Thanks for helping this n00b out.
  • dully's avatar
    dully6 years ago
    Can the awards be in english?
  • GMCG178's avatar
    Is the Brazil clubs names fixed yet?
  • hollis1007's avatar
    Hello, This file is good.
    But, I find some error. I used this file in first day, it's OK.
    But in next day, it's some team name return again.
    How can fix it?
  • Vegi's avatar
    Search for the Real Name Fix on Sortitoutsi, that's last updated in April
  • mgriffin2012's avatar
    have just realised that whilst this file works brilliantly for most teams, all the clubs in Brazil only have the three letter version of their names as the club names? how do i fix this?
  • Nts's avatar
    I dont have the original names yet... Also have the latest transfer update, Can anyone help?
  • AKaaterud's avatar
    In the application support folder, there isn't a folder called Steam. What do I do? I'm on Mac btw
  • convoyer's avatar
    waiting for the 16.3 update patiently ;-;
  • jerzu21's avatar
    I have problems getting the changes working in the winter update for the game. Any ideas how to fix it, Its working fine when I'm using the old database.
  • Rourke24's avatar

    I can't work it because in the folder data/db I have 1600 , 1601 + 1630.

    What do I do with the info in 1630? I deleted the whole folder and the game crash dumps on start up. Any advice?

  • monttiå's avatar
    It works. Nvm
  • Waltencyr's avatar
    I'm glad you came this file to correct the name of the Japan team. he corrected straight. that good just needed it for my game has been completed. He gave me an angry look at the emblem of Kashima antlers and see the name Yokohama FC. earned !!!
  • BootlegBill's avatar
    I'm still having issues with a few certain Russian and Ukrainian teams, on the actual Profile page for that team or any other menu they come up fine; except on the Inbox screen, where they come up with some '?''s in their names.

    Would anyone know a fix for this, rather minor, yet annoying issue?

    Thanks in advance.

    Yours sincerely,
  • afleiding's avatar
    In Sweden, AIK does NOT have Solna in their name. Their name is just "AIK", or "Allmänna Idrottsklubben". They're normally just called AIK though.
  • jockstein67's avatar
    Celtic are "The Celtic Football Club" even short. Just " Celtic" Please?
  • Alfonsus's avatar
    i have done as the instructions have said but it hasn't worked any ideas?
  • Stam's avatar
    @DANNYJAMES: It works with your current saves. You can edit the file to "fix" the names you don't like using a text editor (I recommend Notepad+).

    @Simen: Thanks for your comment.
  • DANNYJAMES's avatar
    Removing the FC file doesn't remove the FC ending for me also. Is there a way to edit while in game? if not then i take it ill have to start a new game ?
  • Simen's avatar
    The 2nd tier in Norway is not called Adeccoligaen anymore, it's called OBOS-ligaen, just a minor error.
  • Stam's avatar
    @Lancelot59: Not sure about Deschamps, but for German nt you need to start a new save or wait until the next international call-up.
    Also if you didn't have these folders, where are the fake license files that you need to remove? Doesn't make sense.

    @RichardManuel: You are right. Sadly I don't currently have time to update this properly, so if anyone is willing to help please let me know.

    @NickeFM: Any chance you have an older version? This was a problem with version 1.93. Please download again and replace your files.
  • Lancelot59's avatar
    Hello Stam. Thank you for this usefull fix. I've got a question : I did everything in the right way but I've still the German national team in grey with fake names and no picture for Didier Deschamps.

    It's a known problem seen in the former FM.

    Otherwise, everything is good.

    Do you have a solution for this ? Thank you.

    PS : weirdly, I didn't have \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2016\data\db\1600\lnc\all

    \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2016\data\db\1601\lnc\all

    So, I created them.
  • RichardManuel's avatar
    Removing the FC file doesn't remove the FC ending for me. And again: all the names are too long...
  • NickeFM's avatar
    I have problems with Russian and Ukrainian names, they show up as "Anzhi? Machakala?" They show up as question marks.

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