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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   1072673 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.

  • PANG7's avatar
    I don't know much about this. Is there any way to modify the wrong name of a football player?
  • Redzac31's avatar
    @Stam: Thank you!
  • ryantsyiu's avatar
    @Stam: But Premier League is the highest division since 2014 in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, the game shown Hong Kong competition name, "Hong Kong First Division League". Please fix "BOCG Life Hong Kong Premier League". Thx!
  • Stam's avatar
    @Redzac31: For English it's already there. Will add the German one.

    @ryantsyiu: But First Division is not Premier League...

    @FMX: I'll remove the multiple comments from here. Please send me your suggestions via private message instead.
  • Redzac31's avatar
    first of all.. -> Great Work.

    can you please fix the ''Euro Cup'' into ''UEFA Europa League'' long and ''Europa League'' short? in English and German please.

  • ryantsyiu's avatar
    hi, please change the "Hong Kong First Division League" to "BOC Life Hong Kong Premier League".

  • JoaoNeveSevenN7's avatar
    @DimLou you can download the "brazilian team colors fix".
  • DimLou's avatar
    I have fixed only the brazilians teams as I have done in previous fm too but this year apart from logos and kits which are correct now, the text in each team has remained with the wrong colour. Any ideas why?
  • FMX's avatar
    Sorry, I got it wrong competition name again
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 130931 "Ping An CFA Super League" ""
  • Justice's avatar
    @Gilbino, this is the file path using a windows 10 laptop:
  • Gilbino81's avatar
    Hi. I have been looking everywhere for my steam folder on my windows 10 laptop, and I can't find it anywhere. I found my Fm19 folder, but I cant find the Data folder as well. All that is there is the editor data folder and there's nothing in it.
  • FMX's avatar
    Spain Competitions
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 121091 "2ªB" ""
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 121091 "Segunda B" ""
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 69 "2ªB Grupo I" ""
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 69 "Segunda B Grupo I" ""
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 70 "2ªB Grupo II" ""
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 70 "Segunda B Grupo II" ""
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 71 "2ªB Grupo III" ""
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 71 "Segunda B Grupo III" ""
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 72 "2ªB Grupo IV" ""
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 72 "Segunda B Grupo IV" ""
    Source: Link 1 Link 2

    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 7449905 "3ªB" ""
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 7449905 "Tercera" ""
  • FMX's avatar
    #China Competitions
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 130931 "Ping An Insurance CSL" ""
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 130931 "CSL" ""
    Source:Logo 1 Logo 2

    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 131126 " Jia League" ""
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 131126 "Jia League" ""

    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 135941 "Yanjing Beer CFA Cup" ""
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 135941 "CFA Cup" ""

    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 135942 "Weshare Wealth CFA Super Cup" ""
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 135942 "CFA Super Cup" ""
  • FMX's avatar
    #South Africa Competitions
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 65013268 "Carling Black Label Cup" ""


    #Africa Club Competitions
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 127299 "Total CAF Champions League" ""
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 127299 "CAF Champions League" ""

    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 12017574 "Total CAF Confederation Cup" ""
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 12017574 "CAF Confederation Cup" ""

    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 131273 "Total CAF Super Cup" ""
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 131273 "CAF Super Cup" ""
  • ParanoidBuddha's avatar
    Hi, at first I wanted to say thanks for everything you do :)

    I just downloaded and applied properly this update but for example the serie B name didn't change in my current save
  • Stam's avatar
    @chilly86: OK, will change with my next repack later this week :)
  • chilly86's avatar
    @Stam: The third division is mostly called "3. Liga" which means "Third League". The addition "football" is normally not used and even the DFB isn't using it. So it seems wrong in this place, especially when playing "Football Manager".

    Here you can find the information about the "brand"
  • Stam's avatar
    New version 2.18 now available.

    @repetition: If you need the older anglicized version by carlos, you can find it here:

    @chilly86: I tried to balance between the two.
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 35010926 "3. Fußball-Liga" ""
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 35010926 "3. Liga" ""
    Also added the Champions League entry for German.

    @Samwelly: Thanks for spotting. I used this now:
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 30 "Keuken Kampioen Divisie" ""
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 30 "Eerste Divisie" "

    @Ukrainian_Fanatic: There were 10 instances which I have now replaced with FK initials.
  • repetition's avatar
    The former licence fix(carlos fm19) file is delete?
  • chilly86's avatar
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 35024476 "Schleswig-Holstein-Liga" ""
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 35024476 "Schleswig-Holstein-Liga" ""

    should be

    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 35024476 "Oberliga Schleswig-Holstein" ""
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 35024476 "Oberliga SH" ""
  • chilly86's avatar
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 35010926 "3. Fußball-Liga" ""
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 35010926 "3. Fußball-Liga" ""

    should be

    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 35010926 "3. Liga" ""
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 35010926 "3. Liga" ""
  • chilly86's avatar

    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1301394 "UEFA Champions League" "German"
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1301394 "Champions League" "german"
  • Samwelly 25's avatar
    Hi the dutch second division is called : Keuken Kampioen Divisie. Not Jupiler Leaque
  • Stam's avatar
    @Peranco: What do you mean?
    "COMP_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" 1301394 "UEFA Champions League" "english"
    "COMP_SHORT_NAME_CHANGE" 1301394 "Champions League" "english"

    @Ukrainian_Fanatic: Can you pm me a list of Ukrainian names you'd change to be in a better format?

    @limar950: Name fix is just name fix. For Brazilian team colors, get the relevant fix. I don't want to mix that with name fix.

    @FMX: Thanks, will update in next repack.
  • Peranco's avatar
    champions cup already included. please revert it to champions league. thx

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