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Football Manager 2024 Real Names Licence Fix

FM24 real names fix. Fix fake name of competitions, clubs and awards with their real names in Football Manager 2024. Fix works with your current FM 2024 saves.

By Updated on Nov 13, 2023   348728 views   64 comments
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Football Manager 2024 Data Updates - Football Manager 2024 Real Names Licence Fix
Welcome to Real Names License Fix for Football Manager 2024 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.


This is an essential add-on for FM 2024. Due to licensing issues, FM24 contains fake names for a number of competitions, clubs and awards. With this add-on, you can fix that and enjoy FM 24 with real names.

FM24 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

2024 Name Fix Preview

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 2024

  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 2400 folder.

    \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2024\data\database\db\2400\

    \Program Files\Epic Games\FootballManager2024\data\database\db\2400\

    \XboxGames\Football Manager 2024\Content\data\database\db\2400\

    /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2024/database/data/db/2400/

    /Users/Shared/Epic Games/FootballManager2024/database/data/db/2400/

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

  5. Delete all files you can find in there, particularly the following 2 files:
    • fake.lnc
    • lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc

  6. Move FM24 Fix by FMScout.lnc and FM24 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 4 files:
    • 1_japan_removed_clubs.dbc
    • brazil_kits.dbc
    • forbidden names.dbc
    • japan_fake.dbc
    This will prevent Japanese clubs from getting removed and Brazilian clubs from reverting to 3-letter names. It will allow certain kits to be visible again.

  10. Now enter the language sub-folder.
    Delete the following 2 files:
    • Licensing2.dbc
    • Licensing2_chn.dbc

  11. Open the game and enjoy Football Manager 2024 with real names.

IMPORTANT: The fix for Brazilian clubs can only take effect with a new save because dbc files affect the saved game when it's first created.

For reference, the folder structure of the path you need to apply the fix is as follows:
  • 2400
    • 2400_fm
    • dbc
      • permanent
        • 1_japan_removed_clubs.dbc
        • brazil_kits.dbc
        • forbidden names.dbc
        • japan_fake.dbc
        • ...
    • edt
      • permanent
        • fake.edt
        • ...
        • language
          • Licensing2.dbc
          • Licensing2_chn.dbc
    • lnc
      • all
        • fake.lnc
        • lic_dan_swe_fra.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 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. 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 some 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 2024 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 FM24.

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Discussion: Football Manager 2024 Real Names Licence Fix

64 comments have been posted so far.

  • gggfunk's avatar
    I repeated the whole process but not sure if I should delete the new files called: japan.dbc ; japan_loans.dbc and license.dbc.
    While I don't play in Japan anyway so this doesnt bother me, I wonder what the file "license.dbc" covers? Should I delete it or not?
  • Ali_s10's avatar
    just 2400 folder? i have delete all files on 'All' Sub folder. But what about others folders, such as 2300, 2330 and 2340? do i need delete all files again or just 2400 folder. Please confirm thanks
  • Ali_s10's avatar
    does its include german and japan fix? after download it and their squad shows fake names.
  • gggfunk's avatar
    Please let us know if we should anything since the new update is out. I want to start a new save, should I reapply the fix?
  • calchas7's avatar
    Should we wait for an update or is this good to go with the new patch? Thanks.
  • lillettuce21's avatar
    A must have in all FM games
  • chelc's avatar
    my balon d'or still says world golden ball
  • pablito1515's avatar
    If I want to use the pre-game editor to change a club name, how do I get the new name in the game as well as this update?
  • re14's avatar
    @rawi009 you absolute hero thanks mate
  • rawi009's avatar
    @re14 if you will not delete
    \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2024\data\database\db\2400\edt\permanent\fake.edt
    but you have to edit it. If you add
    "CHANGE_PLAYER_NAME" 35015767 "Thomas" "" "Tuchel" Now, his name is correct.
    Of course Jens Freund and Hans-Dieter Flick must be deleted.
  • re14's avatar
    I added all the files per instruction everything is fine but Thomas tuchel still named some random shit please can someone tell me how to fix this? its driving me mad
  • AriCuervo's avatar
    I'm using my fm23 save on fm24, install the fix name but I see that the Italian team Roma appears as Capitoline. Any solution?
  • JordanSD's avatar
    Hi guy's, I deleted all the files that came back with the last update, but my save still has the wrong names for brazilian clubs...

    Everything was doing great before the update...Am I the only one having issues ?

    (Tried with a new save and it works...but not on the actual save I was playing on with the right names. Can't understand...)
  • Dosukoi's avatar
    These files are also eligible.

    j league non player.db ---> fake name of j.league club non-player
    japan.dbc ---> delete youth player of j.league club
    japan_loans.db ---> delete loan contract of j.league club

    \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2024\data\database\db\2400\lnc\all\

    japanese names.lnc ---> fake name of japanese club
  • hyp0's avatar
    so what exactly are the files that need deleting
  • Stam's avatar
    Updated instructions as the 24.1.1 patch added some new files. You only need to find and remove those extra files if you're starting a new save. Existing saves shouldn't be affected.
    @Dosukoi: Are you sure the japan_loans.dbc file needs to be deleted as well?
  • Dosukoi's avatar
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2024\data\database\db\2400\dbc\permanent


    If these files are not deleted, the Japanese club name will become a fake name and the staff's name will become a fake name.

    Regional league competitions and clubs will also be removed.
  • gggfunk's avatar
    again, no need to reply the fix after the today's update?
  • Paracoolo's avatar
    so dbc and then permanent and remove the japan files
  • Paracoolo's avatar
    I think for japanese teams you need to go in dbc and remove all the japan things. Not sure tho but yeah
  • tautau's avatar
    Brazil club names worked for me in an existing save. One season in, but I didn't add the league from start(just loaded the players from region at start) It just autoadded the league and now the club names are corrected.
  • rawi009's avatar
    @Stam All teams from 1J League to 3J League has fake names managers first team. Probably a few players does not exist due to licensing reasons.
  • Stam's avatar
    @Niichname: I've added the folder for Game Pass in the instructions above.

    @gggfunk: This works fine; 'full release' was just a patch and the db folder hasn't changed.

    @idycor: You might need to re-apply it because the game updated a couple of days ago and probably restored the files you removed during beta.

    @rawi0009: 150 Japanese players exist but have wrong names? Do you have some examples please?

    @jaspergie: I think the plan is to release his initial FM24 pack on November 10th.
  • Niichname's avatar
    Hi guys! Anyone know how to do this with the game downloaded from gamepass? Thanks
  • gggfunk's avatar
    will there be any new version for the full release or we should just use this one and all will work?

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