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FM23 Unlock Germany & Japan national teams

How to unlock Germany and Japan national teams & make them playable in Football Manager 2023. This fix adds real players to these teams.

By Updated on Mar 30, 2023   77295 views   3 comments
FM Tutorials - FM23 Unlock Germany & Japan national teams
The national teams of Germany and Japan have fake players in Football Manager 2023 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 FM23 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 2023 \ data \ db \ 2340 \ lnc \ all

[username] > library > Application Support > Steam > steamapps > common > football manager 2023 > data > db > 2340 > lnc > all

Here you will find 12 files:
  • carpi.lnc
  • chinese comps.lnc
  • chinese team names.lnc
  • euro and vanarama names.lnc
  • fake.lnc
  • greek name change.lnc
  • greek team names.lnc
  • korean name change.lnc
  • lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
  • nleague.lnc
  • roma.lnc
  • stage names.lnc
It's safe to delete all of them, but particularly the 4 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.
  • Fix real name of AS Roma (renamed to Capitoline after the 23.3 patch).

Enjoy :)

Tip: You might need to apply the same process for the 2300 and 2330 folders.

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Discussion: FM23 Unlock Germany & Japan national teams

3 comments have been posted so far.

  • ComplainingMan's avatar
    I have this HUGE problem!
    It wont work on my pc because of OneDrive did something to my computer and i dont know how to fux it. Anyone who can help?
  • Jordifarrar's avatar
    Hi thank you for this, I have got this working. I have made Cornwall an independent nation on the editor replacing Crimea, the leagues work fine, but the national team is un viewable. Is there a way to amend this?
  • Gibbs's avatar
    hi, i did all the step, but somehow japan and germany national team still missing when i want to start new international career. any idea why?
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