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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 Mar 11, 2024   902495 views   110 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 2430 folder.

    \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2024\data\database\db\2430\

    \Program Files\Epic Games\FootballManager2024\data\database\db\2430\

    \XboxGames\Football Manager 2024\Content\data\database\db\2430\

    /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2024/database/data/db/2430/

    /Users/Shared/Epic Games/FootballManager2024/database/data/db/2430/

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

  5. Delete all files you can find in there, particularly the following 4 files:
    • fake.lnc
    • lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
    • japanese names.lnc
    • licensing club name_fm24.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 5 files:
    • 1_japan_removed_clubs.dbc
    • brazil_kits.dbc
    • forbidden names.dbc
    • japan_fake.dbc
    • j league non player.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.
IMPORTANT: If your saved game was started during the 24.3.0 patch, you need to apply this fix to the 2430 folder as well! And if started before the 24.3.0 patch, you need to apply this fix to the 2400 folder!

For reference, the folder structure of the path you need to apply the fix is as follows:
  • 2430
    • 2430_fm
    • dbc
      • permanent
        • 1_japan_removed_clubs.dbc
        • brazil_kits.dbc
        • forbidden names.dbc
        • japan_fake.dbc
        • j league non player.dbc
        • ...
    • edt
      • permanent
        • fake.edt
        • ...
        • language
          • Licensing2.dbc
          • Licensing2_chn.dbc
    • lnc
      • all
        • fake.lnc
        • lic_dan_swe_fra.lnc
        • japanese names
        • licensing club name_fm24
        • ...

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

110 comments have been posted so far.

  •'s avatar
    Hi, I have the following doubt, when I finish doing all the steps and return to the game, everything goes well, even if I add some changes, but when I exit and re-enter, the names change, why is this?
  • Jamie Aubrey's avatar
    At least for me, I didn't have to do anything as the files are still the same
  • TheNotoriousPr0's avatar
    There is a big possibility, that with the newest patch, all deleted files are back. Make sure to read & apply the same steps again.

    In case you have already applied the 2 files, they will most likely be there among the ones that need to be deleted. Delete the other files and keep 2 ones that you have already downloaded and applied.
  • NAIM79's avatar
    do this name fix needs to start a new save?
  • Drachz's avatar
    is this also fix germany and japan national team?
  • rajds89's avatar
    I've deleted all of the files listed above but for whatever reason, Thomas Tuchel amongst others still have the wrong name. Any ideas as to how to resolve this?
  • Jamie Aubrey's avatar
    @JJJJ you can't it's one of the drawbacks of using this sadly
  • DavidMarch209's avatar
    Is there any way to change the 3 letter names for teams on this fix? I've started a save that I've put a lot of time into, and as soon as I got into the first game I realised that the 3 letter name for my team is just weird
  • PaddyJ's avatar
    Hi, I have the same issue - all nicknames are gone. Has anyone found a solution?
  • JJJJ's avatar
    Downloaded this and it's worked, but it's removed all the club nicknames for every club.. how do I get the nicknames back?
  •'s avatar
    i have done everything step by step but still the brazilian teams are only 3 letters can anyonme plz help
  • DRMoreira04's avatar
    Fixed =D
  • DRMoreira04's avatar
    I simply can't adjust the Brazilian teams in the new update =/.

    Normally, I play with an FM23 save (until today). Do I need to do something different?
  • Marooned's avatar
    @lijieneo Just follow the instructions in this article above. It's not any different. And yes check every folders of course.
  • Carlos Flamino's avatar
    Just need to do the same process again for 2400 & 2430 folder and everything is fine.
  • lijieneo's avatar
    @Marooned Do we need to delete Licensing2.dbc & Licensing2_chn.dbc in permanent folder under 23XX/dbc ?
  • Csiz30's avatar
    When will the new real names license be available?
  • Marooned's avatar
    @lijieneo Read the comments below. Nothing wrong with the update.
  • lijieneo's avatar
    Should we delete all the files listed in every 2XXX folder? I thinks something wrong after this update.
  • IKaraoglan14's avatar
    Guys , after the new update, I applied the fix and I got the Brazilian names correct but the pictures for players of France and Holland still aren't showing. Anybody knows why?
  • Marooned's avatar
    There is no need for a new release of this. You only need to delete the new files added with the update.

    Look in all of the folders (not only 2340) and delete what it says in the fake names info above.

  • Alvios's avatar
    Is there any way to solve the Ajax staff issue please?
  • AriCuervo's avatar
    @Scorpious You have to reinstall the fix name and check that everything is correct in all the db folders
  • AriCuervo's avatar
    @Steffo I solved the problem of the Roma club name by deleting the Roma.Inc file from all db folders
  • FCV21's avatar
    I'm having the same issue of Brazilian names reverting back three letters again. Do I have to start ANOTHER new game to refresh that after following the steps above

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