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FM20 Legendary Wonderkids - Play Against the Best

370 Legendary Players. Realistic attributes, traits, likes/dislikes, skills, relationships, dreams, entire personalities. A database for FM 2020.

By on Jan 31, 2020   30616 views   9 comments
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FM 2020 Fantasy Scenarios - FM20 Legendary Wonderkids - Play Against the Best
In Football Manager 2020, there are only 70 players under 30 in the entire world that are top quality. Only 10 clubs have more than 3 of these top players. Only 2 players come close to the 200 Potential Ability the database allows.

Sometimes, it is nice to play against the best of the best. Against a stacked team of immensely formidable opponents, that make you shake in your managerial boots. To watch elite players dribble and pass their way to a goal, like no others can.

To re-pave history and watch legendary careers unfold again. To manage a player with a personality more unique than almost any default database player.

Database Features:

140 players added by DarthFurion originally + 230 additional players = 370 total players

Complete Player Details Information:
Name, Ethnicity, Hair, Skin, City of Birth, Date of Birth, Nationality

Realistic Club Contracts:
All players start at a club. It may be the one they first played for, or a club they spent the majority of their career with. Some players have Future Transfers, for those who started at a smaller club, then transferred to a club they are known for.
Each players has a Preferred Squad Number, the one they are most known for.

Minimum Fee Release Clause:
Some players spent their entire careers at one club. In an effort to recreate this in FM, those ones have been given extremely long contracts, with impossibly high Release Clauses.

Complete Personality Information:
Adaptability, Ambition, Controversy, Loyalty, Pressure, Professionalism, Sportsmanship, Temperament have all been filled out for every player, according to their real life careers, actions, life events, etc.

Job Preferences:
Some players went on to be Managers, Coaches, or Scouts. These ones have a preference for those jobs when they retire.

Career Plans:
Every player has Career Plans set, based on clubs they played at in real life, nations they avoided, clubs they fell out with, or rivals of their favorite clubs.

Current Ability/Potential Ability:
Every player has an individual CA/PA, based on their specific skill set

Reputations set based on a combination of their real life career popularity, starting clubs, and CA/PA. For example, Messi playing at Barcelona as the highest PA, has the highest reputation. But Edward Szymkowiak, a Goalkeeper playing in a 3rd division Polish club, would be much more obscure.

Other information:
Height, Weight
Foot Preference
Trained at Nation and Club

The main positions they played are set, along with a Preferred Central Position, if they had a preferred side, or were very one-footed.

Completed Player Attributes:
All Mental, Physical, and Technical Attributes filled out, according to their real life play style. Many articles were read on their style of play, along with videos watched to get a better idea.
As these players are starting as youth, some attributes like Teamwork, Consistency, Leadership, and Mental Attributes had minor reductions. This makes it more realistic, that the players must learn and grow into better players. They are young, inexperienced, and unproven in the world of FM.

Realistic Injury Proneness:
Every player is still human, and susceptible to injuries. If they were plagued by injuries during their career, they will have high injury proneness in FM.

Preferred Moves:
Every player has individually assigned skills, based on their style of play, personality, attributes, and careers.
For example, a player with brilliant dribbling, endless speed, and lots of flair may also Try Tricks and Run with the Ball Often. Another player, who had many fouls, was prone to temper tantrums, and aggressive may Wind Up Opponents and Argue with Officials.

Favorite/Disliked People:
Players often created bonds with those they came in contact with during their careers. Some of the more important relationships were added. While this isn't always realistic(they may not know these people yet), it helps to recreate and encourage the friendships for FM.

Favorited/Disliked Clubs:
Clubs were added to these sections based on a few things: Statements made by the player, clubs they played at, or rivals of their favorite clubs. This will help to keep their transfer movements realistic, so you should not see Puyol move to Real Madrid. But, some players had no loyalties, and no disliked clubs, so they may move to club rivals.

FM20 Updates:

  • FM20's new preferred moves were also assessed and assigned to some players.
  • Updated players for new database.
  • Re-applied IDs for every player to match new database.
  • Fixed some minor errors.
  • Updated ages to keep them at 17/18 range.

In-Game, after 2 seasons:

Optional: FACEPACK

1. Make sure the file is placed at the top of the list when you select all your editor data files. This prevents ID changes when loading multiple files that add people.

2. Extract images to Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020\graphics\faces. Overwrite any current images. Run the fmXML setup. Open fmXML. Click Browse, and select the Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020\graphics\faces folder. Select "All filenames are IDs". Press GO! Say Yes to overwriting the current config.xml file. This will add the players faces, while keeping your previous downloaded facepacks.

3. Load your save, clear the cache, reload the skin.


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Discussion: FM20 Legendary Wonderkids - Play Against the Best

9 comments have been posted so far.

  • Victorhugo4222's avatar
    Think i will download this and give it a try. 1 question though why is Tommy Gemmill at Spurs? I may be qwrong but only English club he played for was Forest near the end of his career
  • BigMO's avatar
    Help!!! why in 2.4 version some photos do not fit the players? what to do?
  • Indiana's avatar
    I love this database. Thank you for your hard work. Besides, could you redo this with the 20.3.0 database? I cannot play a new save after the update.
  • Georgos's avatar
    Maybe I understand where the problem is. Looking at your facepack missing some photos of players you have created and FM uses the ID of photos already present in the facepacks that I previously installed (sourtousi facepack). Missing some photos in your facepack, I will inevitably find many players without photos or with different photos.
  • Georgos's avatar
    thanks for the work done friend, but the problem with the photos remains. Unfortunately for some players I get a wrong vote even modifying the file with FMXML, are you sure it works with other already installed facepacks?
  • Tsony's avatar
    @majesticeternity thank you very much dude ! I didn't understand the part with the fmXML at first! Thanks again for the help!
  • Den1s's avatar
    Very nice work gonna try it now
  • majesticeternity's avatar
    @Tsony. Download fmXML from here - Open the program and run the setup.

    Download the facepack, and extract the images to Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020\graphics\faces. Overwrite any current images. Open fmXML. Click Browse, and select the Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020\graphics\faces folder. Select "All filenames are IDs". Press GO! Say Yes to overwriting the current config.xml file.

    Then, in FM, clear the cache and reload the skin. That should be it.
  • Tsony's avatar
    I didn't understand how to load the faces. Some more help would be great. Thanks in advance !
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