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FM Lineup Tool - Exclusive Download

Get to know your squad, best lineup and scouted players in a blink of an eye with this super useful tool for Football Manager.

By Updated on Sep 20, 2021   30171 views   97 comments
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Downloads: 5911 / Size: 1.7 MB / Added: 2021-09-08
Football Manager 2021 Tools - FM Lineup Tool - Exclusive Download
Welcome to the official download page of FM Lineup Tool.
I've created this tool - mostly for the FM Players who are short on time - where you can see a lot of information about your team, and the perfect lineup for your tactic (based on player attributes) from a single export file that you make in FM.
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The story behind FM Lineup Tool

If you are like me and struggling when you are new to a team, your assistant rates half your team 3 stars, you go over the players to see their attributes, but one hour later you have lost track of how good someone was and you still don't know which player is actually the best in which position... and you actually don't have the time to study your players, because life has limited your FM gametime... and another evening is gone without playing a single match because you were lost doing things you don't want to spend time on...

Or when you change teams during a career, and the minute after you changed teams you feel your save is ruined, because all the players you are familiar with are gone, and you don't know anyone in the new team, how will you ever familiarize yourself with all the new players and sort out this new squad....

Well for that I've made this tool for myself (and am now opening it up to anyone). It uses no hidden features or data, everything the tool uses is available in FM itself.

It provides you a quick, and easy to understand lineup and information on your team so you can familiarize yourself very easily with new teams. It also makes a lineup for you based on the player attributes and what the game tells is important for the role/position, it actually replaces the manual steps that some people do of making excels or doing the attribute math in your head - because of course if your assistant rates 5 players the same number of stars in the same role, you want to use the attributes that are at your disposal)

Like the quote of my tool says, for me it's the tool "to get to know your squad, best lineup and scouted players in the blink of an eye" and no longer a process that takes to much time (for the way I play the game and for where I want to spend time on... )

FM Lineup Tool Features

There are two different modes the tool supports and shows different info for, normal Club Manager mode and International manager.

Club Manager
  • From a single export of your squad screen (with a view that comes with the tool) you can see all important information of your team, and the best lineup and subs for the tactic you are using.
  • See detail popup of individual players.
  • Filter per position or your entire squad on easy preset filters, and see ranking per position/role.
  • Make an export of your "Player Search" screen (with a view that comes with the tool) and you can see which players will be interesting to sign - also easy to filter with the same filter as in your squad view.

International Manager
  • From a single export of your squad screen (same view that can be used as for club manager) you can see all important information of your national team's selection and the best lineup + subs for the tactic you are using.
  • See detail popup of individual players.
  • Same as for club manager mode, filter per position or filter your entire squad.
  • Make an export of your National Pool or Player search screen to see which player you can consider to call up to the national squad (easy to filter as your own squad).
  • Or even easier, go to the "Selection Changes" page where based on your current squad + national pool export the tool says which players you better remove from your selection and which you should call up. (this is done by making 2 times a best eleven + 3rd best GK = proposal of 23 players to be called up).

Other features
  • You can configure your FM Graphics folder, this will allow the tool to load & show player faces and team logos.
  • You can add your own tactics or position definitions via the Configurator -> Tactics or Positions menu link on top of the tool.
  • The tool comes with view both for Full Fat FM21 and FM21 Touch.

It comes with an auto-updater

Important to know

  • For now the tool only works when the FM language is set to English (UK, not US) or Dutch.
  • Only Euro, Pound and Dollar is supported as currency setting of FM.
  • Check the date format used in the FM exports, you can configure the correct date format in the FM Lineup Tool (by default d/m/yyyy is configured, meaning dates are like 2/12/2003 or 26/4/2005).

How to use the FM Lineup Tool

This how to is also shown on startup (when you open the tool) and can be accessed via Help -> How To. It contains a lot of useful information on how to use the FM Lineup tool.

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Downloads: 5911 / Size: 1.7 MB / Added: 2021-09-08
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Discussion: FM Lineup Tool - Exclusive Download

97 comments have been posted so far.

  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    Yes will be included in next version :)
  • ScarletSovereign's avatar
    i love the changes you made :D So i started at a new club and i can´t meet the registration rules for the league with the tool. Any chance some registration feature is on your to do list? :D
  • MRJ2012's avatar
    so its not showing my left and right midfielders positions on some squads
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    Ice30, not at the moment sorry.... My russian is non-existing :D so if I add other languages it will first be French, German, Italian, Spanish... ;)
  • Ice30's avatar
    Is the program planned to work in Russian?
  • DexterHovis's avatar
    Hi Davy - Just discovered the Quick Pick and Rotated options - great additions!
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    @adkuppens check your installation directory (c:\davydepuydt\fmlineuptool by default) it should have the "views" subfolder)
  • adkuppens's avatar
    I have installed the last update, and I have still have to use the old view file.
    In the new zip file there is no folder with views, how can I get them
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    @lhsmith yes if you want to use it as "quick pick" tool, no if you just want to know your best lineup and get to know your team. Completely up to you how u use it
  • LHSmith's avatar
    Hi do you have to load the tool for every game you play as I guess with injuries and stuff it would make sense
  • Alfral's avatar
    Loving the new update! I have just a suggestion: in the Quick Pick selection, can you just don't select players that are unavaiable because of playing a match for u20 the same day?
  • FieryELLIOTT's avatar
    I wasn't being unfair with the comment buddy i honestly think you have done a brilliant job with tool i just didn't see that you replied to me and i appreciate that it's a free tool to use sorry for the misunderstanding
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    I replied to you earlier today via PM already that I Will take a look at it at latest next week (which is i think a Nice promise for a free tool), that first new features had priority and the tool just renders fine on 80% of most used resolutions nowadays, so I feel your comment is really unfair mate
  • FieryELLIOTT's avatar
    Still no joy with fm lineup tool it's seams to big on my screen it doesn't fit like the pics on yours and there's no way to resize it to fit perfectly iam missing most of the bottom bit any help would be appreciated thanks
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    Version (Sept 20 2021)
    * All ingame roles are now available
    * NEW VIEWS TO EXPORT DATA -> needed to support new features of the tool
    * Choose between 3 lineups: Best, Quick Pick or Rotated
    * Condition is now visible and used in features like Quick Pick or Rotated Squad
    * Support for 30-men national preselection instead of 23 selection only
    * Various UI redesigns for both club & international manager mode
    * Various fixes for issues people reported
    * A lot of quality of life (QOL) improvements so it's easier and more comfortable for people to use the tool
    * A lot of behind the scenes optimization of the code and making it easier to extend certain parts in the future
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    Another sneak preview
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    @LHSmith, mail it to [email protected]
  • LHSmith's avatar
    Hi I still get an error with loading my squad followed all instructions and still not working, i cant find anywhere to upload my web file which wont load up if you can help pls
  • CBP's avatar
    No need to apologise Davy, can I ask what the new features will be?
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    Sorry for the update taking a bit of time, but I've done a bit of a redesign for a few new features which require me to implement all the features first before doing a release :) so, a few days waiting, but with much more extra features/stability :)
  • poirotketchup's avatar
    @DavyDepuydt The custom created positions was definitely the issue for me. Once I got rid of them, my sheet loaded just fine.

    This is a fantastic tool by the way -- thank you!
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    @dawnicide, you are correct, there is an issue with people custom created positions.... I will fix that :) + I will add the FB - A and FB - D positions, I forgot them but they should be in the tool by default
  • Irish_Man's avatar
    I really like the tool. I wish if you can make one for Mac.
  • CBP's avatar
    Just wanted to give you some Kudos for this tool mate, looking forward to where you can take it
  • DavyDepuydt's avatar
    Dawnicide that is useful info, could you mail me the squad file you are trying to import that crashes with fb a

    [email protected]

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