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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   237897 views   198 comments
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Downloads: 33447 / Size: 1.7 MB / Added: 2021-09-08
Football Manager 2023 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: 33447 / Size: 1.7 MB / Added: 2021-09-08
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Discussion: FM Lineup Tool - Exclusive Download

198 comments have been posted so far.

  • iwabik's avatar
    @JoseBourinho56 Thank you soo much for this, it works!
  • JoseBourinho56's avatar
    If you're receiving an error with this for FM23, I have found a fix. It's a bit of a pain.

    Under the "Time Out" column, if it says "Awaiting Treatment" this is causing the error. Save your squad list like you normally would and then open it in Notepad. Press "CTRL+F" and search for "Awaiting Treatment". Replace any lines with a "-". Save the file and open it in the FMLineupTool. This should now work for you. You can also download Notepad++ and search for all lines that say "Awaiting Treatment" and replace them with a "-" symbol. This is a lot quicker than just using normal Notepad.
  • DexterHovis's avatar
    Sadly no longer works - I'm getting an "input string was not in a correct format" error message
  • iwabik's avatar
    You, doesn't work for Beta sadly
  • Tompoller's avatar
    Dosen't work on FM 23
  • MosLeonte's avatar
    Hello. Whenever I try to update the tool from to I get this message: Illegal characters in path

    Edit: Fixed it!
  • Olgin's avatar
    im also having an issue with the date
  • richs's avatar
    hi Veeyron. I tried a number of things to fix it. I think what did it for me was closing the game, deleting the FM Lineup Tool - Own Team view (if that is the one you are using) in Explorer from the Fm22 Views folder. Removing it from within the game too. Then copying it again from the C:\DavyDepuydt\FMLineupTool\Views\FM21\FullFat location to the FM22 views folder. Then relaunch the game and import the view. Hope that works for you and it makes sense!

    (prior to doing the above i deleted the FM Lineup tool completely and re-installed it but that didnt make any difference)
  • Veeyron_'s avatar
    I keep having an issue with fm lineup tool "Issue converting a date. Please check the date format in the options of this tool matches the date format in the FM preferences." but there are no date format in the options of this tool, anyone knows what i'm supposed to do or how to fix this ?
  • Insuranseguy's avatar
    Oh no, another "You-should-play-the-game-the-way-I-play-it-Messiah".
  • Toxilord's avatar
    Hello, a translation planned in French for the software? thanks in advance
  • AndreasBW1978's avatar
    You have to take FM Lineup Tool - Own Team. You have to take the English-Language for the game.
  • Thalawesdir's avatar
    "Failed to load the export. Make sure you have selected the correct "FM Lineup Tool view" This error is what I get from trying to use the tool in FM22
  • Phildw's avatar
    Seems like this cheat tool is totally useless with FM22 (which is not a bad thing!).
  • DexterHovis's avatar
    Works perfectly well for me on FM22
  • Adolin's avatar
    Hey! Is this expected not to work on FM22? Upon trying to load my squad, I get an error "Failed to load the export. Make sure you have selected the correct "FM Lineup Tool view" in Football Manager before exporting as a web page."
  • deb10er0's avatar
    I also cannot use this tool with FM22. Can someone write a detailed guide? I already have the html file. But I cannot import the data.
  • kenan's avatar
    Hello, will the application be available in French and on Mac?
  • Jason1302's avatar
    I got my version to work by simply going into general settings-
    - UNTICK both try to load logo/face & use player photo
    then save and it worked straight away, hope this helps
  • Chunky0585's avatar
    Has anyone got a fix for this yet or any update on a way to fix?
  • ben_allen76's avatar

    When is this getting updated for all the features to work with FM22?
  • GodAtum's avatar
    v1.0.0.8 breaks the view import as others have mentioned in fm21
  • GodAtum's avatar
    How do I load a tactic .fml file, its a PITA manually config tactics?
  • CBP's avatar
    It is working on FM22. Working fine for me
  • samikaz's avatar
    Do you think you will get it working with FM22?

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