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FM21 Legends of the Beautiful Games

Looking back the entire history of the beautiful games through its very finest players and managers. A database for FM 2021.

By Updated on Oct 08, 2021   68892 views   16 comments
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Downloads: 10153 / Size: 1.6 MB / Added: 2021-04-19
FM 2021 Fantasy Scenarios - FM21 Legends of the Beautiful Games
V 21.4.0 (900 players & 45 managers)


This database conclude the set of the best ever in the entire history of the beautiful game. With this extra data-set the most legendary players and managers from football history will appear in your Football Manager game.

There are five criteria that implemented to compile all the best players, specified as follows:
1. Attributes/skills of players in their peak performances,
2. Individual achievements of players,
3. Performances and participation of players in club competitions,
4. Performances and participation of players in national team competitions,
5. The longevity and consistency of players in playing in high level competitions.

The results of the calculations will be categorized in nine positions, specified as follows:
1. Goalkeeper
2. Centre Back/Libero/Sweeper
3. Full Back/Wing Back/Half Back
4. Defensive Midfielder/Holding Midfielder/Box to Box Midfielder
5. Central Midfielder/Deep Lying Playmaker/Advanced Playmaker
6. Advanced Midfielder/Trequartista
7. Side Midfielder/Winger
8. Inside Forward/Shadows Striker/False Nine
9. Target Striker/Poacher

The best players in each positional category will be picked with good proportion from each era/decades to get into this FM 2021 custom database.


Details Information
All players born in the same decade will have the same birth year. Every difference of a decade means a difference of one year.
Players who were born in 1940s will start the game at the age of 22. (e.g Pelé and Cruyff)
Players who were born in 1950s will start the game at the age of 21. (e.g Zico and Platini)
Players who were born in 1960s will start the game at the age of 20. (e.g Maradona and van Basten)
Players who were born in 1970s will start the game at the age of 19. (e.g Ronaldo and Zidane)
Players who were born in 1980s will start the game at the age of 18. (e.g Messi and CR7)
This database contains even players who were born in 1880s

Contract and International Data
There is no Maradona at Napoli or van Basten at AC Milan, where the legends play in their famous playing club. All players will play at their real playing club history based on their age when the game started. So, Maradona will play at Argentinos Jrs and van Basten at Ajax, because they were there at the age of 20; Ronaldo will play at PSV and Zidane will play at AS Cannes, because they were there at the age of 19.
This applies also to legendary managers.
Some players that played in small reputation club and/or lower league will have a set a future transfer to their next club with random transfer fee. (e.g Zidane will join Bordeaux in 2021)

Furthermore, all players will have international data included. (e.g Pelé has 32 int. apps and 33 goals at the age of 22, maradona has 20 int. apps and 8 goals at the age of 20)

Personality and Attributes Data
All players and managers have completed and authentic value data between 1-20 with no PA overpowered (only 45 players who have 190+ Potential Ability with only 2 players have 200 Potential Ability)

Career Plans and Playing/Non Playing History
Most players and managers have a set career plans to play/manage their next club. All of them have a set playing/non playing history. This is very important to the club dynamics because make them more influential players.
In addition, players who play abroad will have an additional languages that are used in their based nation.

Thanks to the author of DF11 faces that allow me to share this, all player/managers are equipped with a unique DF11style facepack.
You can download it exclusively HERE
Choose 21.4.0 Database to make this works.


Major club and competition reputation adjustments.
Major club finances adjustments.
Nation transfers and weekly wage values adjustments. (Pelé transfer values will be around €100M rather than €25M because playing in Brazilian League)
UCL and UEL registered teams adjustments.

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Discussion: FM21 Legends of the Beautiful Games

16 comments have been posted so far.

  • dnzg66's avatar
    I've been having a lot of fun with this. Hoping for an expanded version for FM22!
  • aphill's avatar
    Have installed but no Tommy Taylor or Bill Foulkes and have this seasons team with the add ons so have wan bissaka and Johnny Carey for example is this correct i thought it would be stand alone like Return of the Legends
  • Alafgani's avatar
    @Rdf the database would be compatible, but for the facepack you have to rename all the ID to match the ID given by the FM20
  • dnzg66's avatar
    Thanks! This is a lot of fun to play with once you get it set up, by the way. The players seem to be created accurately, and it's fun to cheat and set up a super team.
  • Rdf's avatar
    @Alafgani yes I know, but since in this version there are more characters, I was wondering if it was backward compatible, just like LOTBG 2020 was for FM19 for example.
  • Alafgani's avatar
    @Rdf LOTBG for FM20:

    @smileads1 put the file you've downloaded to Editor Data folder on FM21 folder location; Start a new game with 21.4.0 database

    @dnzg66 You can see the list by visit Steam Workshop Page and see the change notes tab.
  • dnzg66's avatar
    There are a few problems, but otherwise this works well.

    The FMF wants to start creating players with UID 2000086546. However, in every single game I've tried to start, the game begins creating players with UID 2000088000. I'm not sure why this is the case.

    That screws up the shortlist and the photo pack, though both problems are relatively easy to fix. It took me about a half hour to make sure that the photos were connected with the right players, and it took a few minutes to create a new shortlist with the created players.

    It would have been nice if the creator would have given us a list of players outside the game as well.
  • smileadsl's avatar
    ı downloaded legends of beautiful games what am ı going to do after that
  • Rdf's avatar
    Awesome! Can this database also be used with older versions of FM? Just like the 2020 version database coud.
    I can't wait for it to be implemented with all other legends, especially from teams like Torino, Leeds or Nottingham, otherwise they will have yes some champions, their fantastic coaches, but still remain low ranking teams.
  • JosephBrown's avatar
    This is really awesome man can play with dream teams now
  • TIEL91's avatar
    The facepack doesn't work
  • Alafgani's avatar
    @bart3310 Will be available in future update.
  • bart3310's avatar
    Beatifull database mate. However, I can´t find Paulo Futre.
  • Alafgani's avatar
    @zxs replace the fmf file you've downloaded from DF11faces website with direct download from this page.
    On ver 21.1.0 R.Carlos dont show up because of playing in amateur club, so I decided to move him to Palmeiras on ver 21.1.1
  • zxs's avatar
    can't find roberto carlos
  • PequenoGenio's avatar
    I'de love to now two things:
    The fonts used and the colour scheme on the player's atributtes
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