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FM17 France Lower Leagues to Level 5

Unlock the French football pyramid down to the 5th division “CFA2” with this FM 2017 database by

By Updated on Nov 09, 2016   18827 views   15 comments
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Football Manager 2017 League Updates - FM17 France Lower Leagues to Level 5
It follows the pyramid organisational structure of the French championship and for the first time clubs are entering the French Cup (CDF) and League Cup (CDL) competitions according to their divisions!

  • 1.0 Version launched 8th November, 2016
  • 2.0 Version launched 10th November, 2016
  • Compatible with the last version of Football Manager 17.1.1
  • Be careful, you have to start a new game to have access to the update.


  • NEW: French Cup : clubs enter the competition according to their divisions (Ex: L1 clubs take part in the competition in 1/32-finals)
  • NEW : French Cup: if there is a 2-division difference between two teams, the smaller will automatically host the match (as in reality)
  • NEW : League Cup :clubs also enter this competition according to their divisions
  • Some missing teams were created with their own colours and stadiums (but the players were not, you may understand that it takes too much time)
  • The pyramid organisational structure of the French championship is the real one:
    • Ligue 1
    • Ligue 2
    • National
    • CFA (4 playable groups made of 16 clubs)
    • CFA 2 (8 groups made of 14 clubs)
  • Not any teams or players had been modified or added.
  • The Ligue 1 fixtures is like the real one (teams host every two matches)
  • NEW : Fine of 80 € and 230 € by yellow and red card until National.
  • NEW : Fine of 15 € and 30 € by yellow and red card from the CFA.
  • NEW (BÊTA) : Geographical draw option for the French Cup in order to limit travel costs for low teams before professional teams enter in Cup.
  • NEW : The French Overseas Territory are in the French Cup.
  • NEW : True rules for loans and transfers (restrictions and quotas and the transfer window period with addition of transfer out mercato (joker, seriously injured during national team matches, etc.).Respected winter break.

How to unlock France Level 5 in FM 2017

  1. Move the downloaded .fmf file to:
    \Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2017\editor data\
    Create folder "editor data" if it doesn't exist already.

  2. Run Football Manager 2017 and start new save with this database enabled.


  • Don’t use Real Fixtures
  • Disabled Do not Add Key Staff
  • Add players to Playable Teams (In order not to have unavailable players)
  • Play with a large or huge database
  • Add an extended database (All the French players/divisions)
    • NEW : You can download this tool and not to have to tick all the boxes : CFA2MO tool, put it in Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2017\db setups and follow this help


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Discussion: FM17 France Lower Leagues to Level 5

15 comments have been posted so far.

  • Vulrak's avatar
    Level 9 is coming soon, a days questions now
  • Dfektor's avatar
    where is level 6 ???been patiently waithing this will be the first year since 2007 i havent played as as cannes comeon reignite the fire!!!
  • Vulrak's avatar
    Hope before 2017 if no its early 2017. We don't know.
  • SurfTaco389's avatar
    when will the update for 6th tiers and below be out? great database btw! Really wanna play as as cannes
  • Vulrak's avatar
    You can't play with Cannes for moment.
    We will release 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th division.
    Cannes is in 6th div.
  • Dfektor's avatar
    So I can't as play cannes??
  • Vulrak's avatar
    My Updaters will see this
  • kbnba8's avatar
    @Vulrak That's exactly what i did with large database but they are still in grey
    Any idea?
  • Vulrak's avatar
    Add players to Playable Teams (In order not to have unavailable players)"
  • AlexBowe's avatar
    Sorry. All perfect with prize money
  • kbnba8's avatar
    Hi! Nice work but does this deblock INF Clairefontaine's squad??
    Because every player is in grey
  • Vulrak's avatar
    About Cups or Championship ?
  • AlexBowe's avatar
    Great Job! Thank you!
    What about adding prize money to all levels?
  • Vulrak's avatar
    Update Available!
    Thank you for your patience.
    In case of problems, thank you to tell us immediately.
  • Vulrak's avatar
    File Error.
    Update temporarily unavailable.
    Please excuse us.
    Back to normal in the day, hopefully.
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