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FM21 Realistic Transfer Values

Real life transfermarkt data applied to 30 nations. This FM 2021 mod changes the way you build a squad, buy/sell players, how you approach competitions, manage money, etc.

By on Jan 16, 2021   46897 views   2 comments
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Downloads: 8547 / Size: 20.4 kB / Added: 2021-01-16
Football Manager 2021 Data Updates - FM21 Realistic Transfer Values

FM 2021 Better than default Transfer Values - Change the Way you Play

Please read everything below so you understand fully. Also, it does NOT add COVID effects/changes in the future.

This project was made as an attempt to provide a "better" experience in buying/selling, and a more realistic league landscape in the transfer market.

It's been a massive project, which started by extracting the information of every single player above 100 reputation, based in each of the 30 nations.
After that, extracting the current Transfermarkt values for all those players and comparing them for each reputation range.
Then coming up with a balanced, average increase/decrease based on the findings. Finally, testing the new values across the nations, to create a new, realistic representation.

Of course, market values are very subjective, constantly changing, and can never be fully accurate.
But in the end, this file seems to generally improve things.

Database Features:

Nations Changed: Austria, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Ireland, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA.

Important Info:

1. There will still be issues with the transfer market. This only changes values, so that it can hit the right target more often than default, but won't fix all issues. Only SI can change wonderkid's value not rising enough, older players' values drastically diminishing, or clubs not having the money to buy players.

2. A specific player's value can't be changed. Any changes affect all players in that reputation range. So one player's value may be wrong, but the overall values of similar reputation players in that league should be on average good.

3. You can use Daveincid's files together with this file, simply remove this one: Daveincids improved market values + salaries + sponsors

Before Using this Mod:

Because everyone has different view, run a test save beforehand.

Take a look at some clubs' squads. See if it looks good to you.

Keep in mind, some values may be very different, and not necessarily wrong! Just a new way to play, a new approach.

How to Make Your Own Changes:

If you find that you like the changes overall, but don't like a certain aspect, you can change this in the Editor!

For example, maybe you don't want top English Premier League players values to be so high.
Simply open the Editor, load the file, go to Nations. Add Condition > Name > type in the nation's name.
Then Transfers and Contracts > Transfer Values > go to the top 3 reputation slots, and reduce the amount. Save, of course.
If you need any help, feel free to PM me your questions.


Place in Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\editor data.
Start a new save.
When selecting the database (before Advanced Setup), be sure to select the checkbox to enable this file.

Consider Donating

If you like this creation, and wish to support the hours of work, you can donate below:
Donate via PayPal
Please know that it will be very appreciated, as everyone in my family have lost their jobs since March.

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Downloads: 8547 / Size: 20.4 kB / Added: 2021-01-16
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Discussion: FM21 Realistic Transfer Values

2 comments have been posted so far.

  • WiokingBln's avatar
    Hi guys, I came across the mod here and find it interesting. But now I have a question, there is another mod, namely the (FM21 Realistic Transfer Preferences v2) now my question about it, which is the better or more accurate, should you run them separately or can you activate both and play together. Am a bit confused, can you help me further?
  • janrzm's avatar
    Thank you. And thanks for clearly stating which file this replaces in Daveincids Mega pack.
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