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FM22 Unlock Germany & Japan national teams

How to unlock Germany and Japan national teams & make them playable in Football Manager 2022. This fix adds real players to these teams.

By Updated on Nov 08, 2021   89367 views   5 comments
FM Tutorials - FM22 Unlock Germany & Japan national teams
The national teams of Germany and Japan have fake players in Football Manager 2022 due to licensing issues that Sports Interactive and SEGA have been unable to resolve through the years.

As a result there are certain files within the FM22 installation folders that prevent you from managing the aforementioned national teams and also exclude real players showing up in their rosters.

Fixing this problem is as simple as deleting these files, but you will have to start a new save-game for the fix to take effect.


Go to:

Program Files (x86) \ Steam \ steamapps \ common \ football manager 2022 \ data \ db \ 2230 \ lnc \ all

[username] > library > Application Support > Steam > steamapps > common > football manager 2022 > data > db > 2230 > lnc > all

Here you will find 5 files:
  • fake.lnc
  • greek name change.lnc
  • korean name change.lnc
  • lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
  • nleague.lnc
Delete the 3 in bold.

Once you're done deleting the license files, start a new save game.

List of Corrections

Here is the complete list of what gets unlocked:
  • National teams of Germany and Japan become playable.
  • Enable player pics for national teams of The Netherlands and France.
  • Fix real name of Oliver Kahn (he's with nickname Jens Mustermann).
  • Fix names for various Danish, Swedish and French competitions.
  • Restore real players for the team Albirex Niigata (Singapore).
  • Fix colors and names for various clubs, stadiums, cities in Asian countries.

Enjoy :)

Tip: You might need to apply the same process for the 2201 and 2210 folders.

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Discussion: FM22 Unlock Germany & Japan national teams

5 comments have been posted so far.

  • Mauve's avatar
    Japan is not fixed in mine
  • Jorge Iglésias's avatar
    Does not work. In my game, the word fake to eliminate does not appear.
  • eduardo001's avatar
    Works fine for Japanese national team, thank you. Is there any way to fix Japanese clubs?
  • FzReal's avatar
    I did this but Japan is still not available. I see the German team now with real players but Japan aint fixed. Made the changes on 22 01 in those intructions. Guess not needed for 22 00 as im playing in 22 01 now. And German team is fixed now. What to do?
  • Arla2002's avatar
    Is it possible to unlock the Dutch national team somehow?
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