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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   348703 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.

  • idycor's avatar
    it was working for one day, but, after having load a different skin it stopped to work and also going back to the official skin it did not work anymore
  • rawi009's avatar
    Japan is missing correct names around 150 players in FM24 due to licensing reasons.
  • jaspergie's avatar

    @TheNotoriousPr0, any idea when your database update containing the Ajax Staff will be available?

    Or is there anyone else that knows a database fix for the Ajax Staff in FM24?

  • boonetic's avatar
    Hi there, I can find the database folder for FM23 but not for FM24. Is it possible that the folder is overlapped?

    I opened steam> steamapps> common> but there is only Football Manager 2023 folder and not Football Manager 2024.
  • AriCuervo's avatar
    I am using a save from fm23 in fm24. I installed the fix name but it doesn't seem to work. I see the names of Brazilian clubs with 3 letters and I see errors in the names of some clubs in Spain. Any solution?
  • FlashChu's avatar
    Hi I'd like to thank the team.
    However, here's one little problem here and I can't figuer it out.
    I played FM24 on PC Game Pass. There's no such folder "data" so I cant move on the next step. I tried every folder but it just don't work.
  • mitza8's avatar
    Once again I'd like to thank the team at FMScout for this tutorial, it's probably the clearest and easiest to apply tutorial I know
  • Appdsc13's avatar
    Portuguese league has the wrong name. it's no longer called " LigaBwin" it's called " Liga BetClic"
  • Squidsie's avatar
    All the faces are working for me, except when i click on the dutch national team they're suddenly all gone. Anyone know how to fix this?
  • MarioDessuti's avatar
    il y a un bug dans les messages qui concerne l'OLYMPIQUE DE MARSEILLE.
    En effet, il est écrit l'MARSEILLE (voir photo)
    alors soit c'est :
    - l'O.M
    - l'Olympique de Marseille
  • Wutaaa's avatar
    Am I the only for whom it works fine for new saves, but saves taken from FM23 seem to ignore it, I have the wrong names again. Any way to make it work?
  • sceptiquebleu's avatar
    Was there any update???
  • rikkz's avatar
    Does this get Japan and German national teams to work proper?
  • michaelandrews's avatar
    Was there any update???
  • ShermWorm's avatar
    What was the update?
  • Nisylro's avatar
    How can the faces of the players from the French team appear?”.
    Your patch doesn't make this ?
  • Renys's avatar
    Thomas Tuchel has the wrong name in game, maybe it can be fixed.

    Club Name: (Greek Superleague): Olympiakos SFP (wrong) to Olympiacos CFP (correct). Olympiakos B' to Olympiacos B' as well.
  • miggs1818's avatar
    League Name
    Last years Sponsors
    FM 23 - Liga Portugal Bwin

    New League name Changed, New Sponsors
    FM 24 - Liga Portugal Betclic
  • miggs1818's avatar
    Portuguese League 2 Wrong Name
    AVS SAD - Real Name - AFS Vila Das Aves
    Wrong ID Number - 2480
    Correct ID Number - 2000263090
  • ivanlim90's avatar

    You can verify your files and any missing files will be reinstalled
  • Stevmon's avatar
    Anyone knows how to "start over" with the installation if you botched it?
    Feels like I've deleted the wrong files...
  • younes09gamer's avatar
    Thomas Tuchel is called " Matthias Dahme " or something ,this need fixing .
  • Ricky Spanish's avatar
    Ahhh thanks for letting me know thought i was going mad
  • Nbmody's avatar
    There is nothing at all in my "common" section, besides: Steam Controller Configs and Steamworks Shared. That's all.
  • TheNotoriousPr0's avatar
    @Ricky Spanish, they are just missing from the database. You have to wait for my personal pack which will include the staff from Ajax. That happens when the full game is out and the pre game editor becomes available.

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