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Football Manager 2021 Real Names Licence Fix

FM21 real names fix. Fix fake name of competitions, clubs and awards with their real names in Football Manager 2021. Fix works with your current FM 2021 saves. Updated on February 15th.

By Updated on Feb 15, 2021   589061 views   114 comments
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Football Manager 2021 Data Updates - Football Manager 2021 Real Names Licence Fix
Welcome to Real Names License Fix for Football Manager 2021 by FM Scout. This is an extremely comprehensive name fix that first appeared here since 2013.

You don't need to start a new save for this to take effect.
With the exception of Brazilian clubs and Juventus.

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This is an essential add-on for FM 2021. Due to licensing issues, FM21 contains fake names for a number of competitions, clubs and awards. With this add-on, you can fix that and enjoy FM 21 with real names.

Updated on February 15th, 2021.

FM21 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
  • Continental awards
  • Some stadium names

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Feedback
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 2021

  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 2140 folder.
    Windows:
    STEAM

    \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2021\data\database\db\2140\
    EPIC GAMES

    \Program Files\Epic Games\FootballManager2021\data\database\db\2140\
    Mac:
    STEAM

    /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2021/database/data/db/2140/
    EPIC GAMES

    /Users/Shared/Epic Games/FootballManager2021/database/data/db/2140/

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

  5. Delete all files you can find in there, particularly the following 3 files:
    • fake.lnc
    • lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
    • nleague.lnc

  6. Move FM21 Fix by FMScout.lnc and FM21 Club Names by FMScout.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 Niko Kovač from getting renamed to Max Freund, Oliver Kahn from getting renamed to Jens Freund, and a couple of more people.

  9. Again go 2 folders back, this time to find the dbc folder.
    Then enter the permanent sub-folder.
    Delete the following 6 files:
    • zebra award.dbc
    • zebra turin fake staff.dbc
    This will fix Juventus from getting renamed to Zebre and prevent fake staff for them.
    • brazil_kits.dbc
    • forbidden names.dbc
    • Licensing2.dbc
    • Licensing2_chn.dbc
    This will prevent Brazilian clubs from reverting to 3-letter names and will allow certain kits to be visible again.

  10. Open the game and enjoy Football Manager 2021 with real names.

IMPORTANT: The fix for Juventus and Brazilian clubs can only take effect with a new save because dbc files affect the saved game when it's first created.
IMPORTANT: If your saved game was started before the 21.4.0 patch, you need to apply this fix to the 2140 folder as well!

For reference, the folder structure of the path you need to apply the fix is as follows:
  • 2140
    • 2140_fm
    • dbc
      • permanent
        • zebra award.dbc
        • zebra turin fake staff.dbc
        • brazil_kits.dbc
        • forbidden names.dbc
        • Licensing2.dbc
        • Licensing2_chn.dbc
        • ...
    • edt
      • permanent
        • fake.edt
        • ...
    • lnc
      • all
        • fake.lnc
        • lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
        • nleague.lnc
        • ...



I want to help with proper real names for my country.
We welcome everyone to suggest and contribute changes to this name fix. Feel free to send a PM to Stam or to pr0.

Brazilian clubs have three-letter names and Juventus is called Zebre 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. The same applies to Juventus. 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.

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 a Finder window
  2. Press CMD + Shift + G on your keyboard to open the “Go to folder” window
  3. Type: ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2021 and press “Go” or hit enter

Don't agree with a name? You can change it.
If your opinion for a name change isn't widely accepted, it's advised to change the name yourself.
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 FM21.

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Discussion: Football Manager 2021 Real Names Licence Fix

114 comments have been posted so far.

  • pr0's avatar
    @Gluon, go to steam->games->library, find FM21, right click->manage->browse local files. This will take you to whichever folder your game is installed.

    @Kjev, I will create the whole staff in my personal pack once the full game is out.
  • gutoak's avatar
    Everytime you save the game, next time you load it brings another kit colors... lol
  • gutoak's avatar
    I loaded my save now and the game gave me other kits colors: home kit now is red and away kit now was white... Before i had home kit green and away kit red... Originally my team colors ar black and white... lol
  • Kjev's avatar
    Since Ajax staff is not in the game due to a licence issue, will there also be a fix for that?
  • iwabik's avatar
    Hi. So your file is messing with Wigan's administration status (their finances changes to fine and chairman status to "love club"). To fix this, you need to remove changes to Wigan in "Club names" file. I think it's worth a mention.
  • Gluon's avatar
    @ Il Marchese del Grillo
    I am playing on steam yes
  • guizmonster's avatar
    @gutoak nop.
  • Il Marchese del Grillo™'s avatar
    steam or epic? I know you are reporting steam but maybe you got this on epic
  • Gluon's avatar
    \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2021\data\database\db\2101
    I don't have the folder Football Manager 2021 in common, anyone else has this isue?
    Also FM 2020 i can't see there, while other games i can see.
  • gutoak's avatar
    @guizmonster aren't you using real images for brazilian clubs kits ?

    Anyway, Its exactly the same problem here

    The other thing is changing is the background color of selected menu (e.g. club info and profile in your picture, from blue to white with red text)
  • guizmonster's avatar
    before:

    after:
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  • gutoak's avatar
    @guizmonster yeah, same here... The funny thing is in the start screen of the game, before load, the standard (colors and style) of my team shirt is correct (on dressroom image)

    it's probably a bug
  • guizmonster's avatar
    @gutoak I deleted previous files from FM2020.
    When I created the game, it works. When I load the save, kits have issues.
  • gutoak's avatar
    @Tango and @guizmonster Are you guys using some file to correct the colors ? I used to have one in FM 2020 and when I try to use it in FM 2021 it show a warning message saying that the file is not verified, but at the first moment it works well... the problema really comes when I reload my save
  • guizmonster's avatar
    @Tango Same issue here
  • gutoak's avatar
    @Tango same problem here, mate... :(
  • Tango's avatar
    Whenever I start a new game I see that Brazilian kits are working nicely. However, if I close the game, kits will be messed up when I reload.

    I checked several times to see if there was anything I forgot to delete or what, but I keep getting the same problem over and over again. What else could be not working properly?

    It's a bummer for me because my favourite team gets the colours of our rivals
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  • DaibhogMcKee's avatar
    @pr0 yeah mate, just realised I had already a saved game, nice job!
  • Aimar91's avatar
    Many thx for the patch. However, I do not have real player names, is it due to the beta version ?
  • pr0's avatar
    Also please make sure you delete/add these files both in the "2100" folder and the "2101". The same changes you make in each folder, make the same changes to the other too.
  • pr0's avatar
    @DaibhogMcKee, I am pretty sure, either you made a new game and after that you made the modificiations in the game's folder, or you have missed a deleted file from the above. I checked it myself and everyone in Germany is there.

    @jasinfinitive, you didn't delete the "zebra turin fake staff" from inside the dbc folder if I am correct.

    @Aljeks, this was also an issue in last year's manager. It can only be changed through the game's editor, which we currently don't have.
  • Aljeks's avatar
    thanks mate, works like a charm!
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  • Il Marchese del Grillo™'s avatar
    put this in editor data folder https://www.mediafire.com/file/iqftkvjzo5ue8s7/Juventus_Stadium_name_fixed.xml/file

    the game says it needs to be verified by the editor but then in game it is read (maybe because it's a beta)

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  • Il Marchese del Grillo™'s avatar
    the name of the juventus stadium (and of the sports center) can only be changed with the pregame editor
  • Aljeks's avatar
    Allianz Arena is still Zebra Stadium

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