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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   348686 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.

  • Ricky Spanish's avatar
    Ajax are showing as only having 2 staff members is there a fix for this?
  • Tropus's avatar
    getting real names and logos and all the other stuff is so damn hard ;(
  • TheNotoriousPr0's avatar
    Link updated with Maciej Skorza & Thomas Tuchel fixes. Please re-download.
  • TheNotoriousPr0's avatar
    For those using an FM23 save, you have to apply the same changes you make for the newest 2400 folder, also for the patch folders in which your old save was created. For instance if you created the save game in 23.4 patch you have to make the same changes you make also for that folder in FM24 data.

    @pdg90, thanks for that already found a solution along with Tuchel's, so you should wait for the next repack.

    Check in some hours, I will inform you (or Stam).
  • Hypershell's avatar
    Worked for me but I had to do it on all the folders starting in 2___

    I was using an FM23 Save.
  • Cyclingchef's avatar
    Thanks. I was using an FM23 save. Working for me now
  • downlow85's avatar
    looks like it has worked for me but i have noticed that thomas tuchel has his name as matthias dahm still even though other names have been changed. havent noticed anything else so far
  • klasse92's avatar
    It is working. If you use an FM23 save you need to do this with 2340 folder or the folder of the version of your save file.
  • pdg90's avatar
    Urawa Reds (J.League) coach Maciej Skorza is fake - in game Slawomir Olszak...
  • xxGinge130xx's avatar
    dont work on pc files aint there.
  • Cyclingchef's avatar
    Followed steps on MacBook but sadly Didn’t work for me.
  • Dite De Molay's avatar
    You should check this year file first because unlike previous version before there are some file that no longer exist to delete such as:

  • vinny peixoto's avatar
  • julkjulk's avatar
    HERE WE GO!!

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