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Football Manager 2019 Real Names Licence Fix

FM19 real names fix. Fix fake name of competitions, clubs and awards with their real names in Football Manager 2019. Fix works with your current saves.

By Updated on Mar 02, 2019   1072685 views   161 comments
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Football Manager 2019 Data Updates - Football Manager 2019 Real Names Licence Fix
Welcome to Real Names License Fix for Football Manager 2019 by FM Scout.
You don't have to start a new save for this to work, except for Brazilian clubs.

This is an essential add-on for FM 2019. Due to licensing issues, FM19 contains fake names for a number of competitions, clubs and awards. With this add-on, you can fix that and enjoy FM 19 with real names.

FM19 Real Names Corrected

  • 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

FM 2019 Name Fix Preview

If you find errors in translation / names or need a fix for other club / league / competition names, please post a comment below and I'll try my best to update these files.

Real Names Fix Instructions

How to fix fake competition and club names in FM 2019

  1. Quit the game (if it's open).

  2. Extract the contents of the pack you downloaded from here to a temporary location. You'll need them for step 6.

  3. Find the 1930 folder.
    \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2019\data\database\db\1930\
    /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2019/database/data/db/1930/

  4. Open the lnc folder and then enter the all sub-folder.

  5. Delete the following 3 files:
    • fake.lnc
    • lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
    • nleague.lnc

  6. Move Daniel-Stam FM19 Fix.lnc and Daniel-Stam FM19 Club Names.lnc inside this all folder.

  7. Go 2 folders back to find the edt folder.
    Open it and then enter the permanent sub-folder.

  8. Delete the file "fake.edt".
    This will fix Danny Blind from getting renamed to Jan Jansen.

  9. Again go 2 folders back, this time to find the dbc folder.
    Open it and then enter the permanent sub-folder.

  10. Delete the following 3 files:
    • brazil_kits.dbc
    • forbidden names.dbc
    • Licensing2.dbc
    This will prevent Brazilian clubs from reverting to 3-letter names and will allow certain kits to be visible again.

  11. Open the game and enjoy Football Manager 2019 with real names.

IMPORTANT: If your saved game was started before the 19.3.0 patch, you need to apply this fix to the 1910 folder as well! In similar fashion, if your saved game was started before the 19.1.0 patch, you need to apply this fix to the 1901 folder too!

For reference, the folder structure of the path you need to apply the fix is as follows:
  • 1930
    • 1930_fm
    • dbc
      • permanent
        • brazil_kits.dbc
        • forbidden names.dbc
        • Licensing2.dbc
        • ...
      • temp league fixes
    • edt
      • permanent
        • fake.edt
        • ...
    • lnc
      • all
        • fake.lnc
        • lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
        • nleague.lnc
        • ...
      • greek

Brazilian clubs have three-letter names in my game. How to fix?
Even though Brazilian club names are fixed in our files, the game will continue to show the 3-letter name instead of the full name. That is due to certain dbc files that affect them when you save your game for the first time. You need to start a new save AFTER applying this fix (in full), for Brazilian team names to be correct.

I applied the fix, but I'm still seeing some wrong club names.
During career game set up, you will still see incorrect names for three Spanish clubs, but once you select your club and start playing, the names will be correct.

Don't like a name? Change it!
Open the fix file in a text editor such as Notepad, search for the name you want to change, change it, and save. It's really that simple. The fix will apply the next time you start FM19.

Where is Application Support folder on Mac OS X
Mac users who have trouble locating their Application Support folder, please follow these steps:
  1. Open the "Go to Folder" menu
  2. Enter the path of the Application Support folder
  3. Copy the following path and paste it into the "Go to Folder" input field.
    ~/Library/Application Support
  4. Finally click "Go" to go to the folder.

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Discussion: Football Manager 2019 Real Names Licence Fix

161 comments have been posted so far.

  • IsthmianCorinthian14's avatar
    Anybody knows if/how to fix a nickname in the files?

    As mentioned by others they are not in the license fix, for a lot of clubs.
  • egolgeli's avatar
    awesome as always. Thanks
  • bellidne's avatar
    @mabdelkrim because you are using an illegal game it wont work.. I you pay for it it will work.
  • mabdelkrim's avatar
    Dear All,
    I'm really frustrated, because I followed all the steps you mentioned before but still nothing change and only fake names (teams and players)
    NB: I'm using a cracked file
  • hashtagJR7's avatar
    hi id just like to ask how to change the names of clubs that arent in the fix file? for example in Hong Kong, Fuli (R&F) should just be R&F
  • staggytank's avatar
    thanks for this its awesome. Only issue i have is club nick names have vanished. any way to fix ?
  • RedPandaRebel's avatar
    Just a note for next update:

    Lyon are incorrectly named in this, the correct name is "Olympique Lyonnais" Not "Olympique Lyon" nobody calls it that. The short name then should be "Lyon" or "OL".
  • rybo9120's avatar
    Thanks Rebo, hopefully it works but I really wanted to fix it while in a saved game.
  • Dwellson's avatar
    GrumpyBonsai - Try go to steam library, right click on "Football Manager 2019" then go "Properties - Local files - Browse local files". This will take you directly to the fm19 folder and worked for me.
  • Gibson's avatar
    Hello all I've tried to get the real names and kits but not succeeding so far. I've followed all the instructions to the letter, i mean really line by line. somebody please help!!!
  • Rebo's avatar
  • rybo9120's avatar
    How do you fix the Brazilian league, so that the colours match the club? Anybody help?
  • batiron's avatar
    Nicknames of teams which originally in overview panel seems all gone after applying this License Fix.
    Is there a way to fix it??
  • Natha's avatar
    I have problem with the players name, they are still fake..
  • Lachamczun's avatar
    I have problem with copa del rey in Spanish league. In my game the main name of this trophy is "Copa De Su Majestad El Rey". But in calendar name is correct "Copa del Rey.
  • Diogueta's avatar
    You need to update the portuguese league cup to Taça da Liga Allianz Cup
  • alexd47's avatar
    Hi, in France the name of championnat de France amateur having change. now, the name is National 2.

    Thank's for your job
  • Stam's avatar
    Quick update: I'll be rolling out the next update tomorrow. :)
  • FMX's avatar
    Remove all German club names in "Daniel-Stam FM19 Club Names.lnc". They already have a correct German club name in Default database (19.1.0).
  • anders.bohm's avatar
    Hi, great patch but I want to give som feedback. Some of the Swedish clubs dont have the right name. Like my favouriteteam IFK Göteborg are named IFK Gothenburg - the english name of the city my team come from but the correct name are IFK Göteborg. It the same if you have changed Napolis name to Neapels. AIK Stockholm are wrong to, they are from a community just outside Stockhom named Solna, so the correct name are AIK Solna. Malmo are not right it is Malmö.
    Thanks for a great patch.
  • SportsScientist's avatar
  • LaFlamePT's avatar
    i'm having problems , i don't have the folders needed to put it... where can i put or do i create the folders if they dont exist ?
  • dalmatinozd's avatar
    can somebody tell me why brazilian clubs have wrong colors...Cruezeiro is red, Flamengo is blue

    in club information all clubs have right colours
  • Redzac31's avatar

    Stadium Name of Eintracht Frankfurt in Game is ''Stadion Frankfurt''

    Please change it to ''Commerzbank-Arena'' or ''Waldstadion'' in German

  • danymatrix's avatar
    Hi. I copy a correction for a future version:
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1301397 "Copa Mundial de la FIFA" "spanish"
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1301397 "Copa Mundial" "spanish"
    The correction is as follows:
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1301397 "Super Copa Europea UEFA"
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1301397 "Super Copa Europea UEFA" "spanish"

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