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FM16 France Championship Level 9

This update unlocks the French football pyramid down to the 9th division “Promotion d’Honneur”. Created by for FM 2016.

By on Jun 19, 2016   13865 views   7 comments
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FM 2016 New Leagues - FM16 France Championship Level 9
This database for Football Manager 2016 follows the pyramid organisational structure of the French championship. For the first time, clubs are entering the French Cup (CDF) and League Cup (CDL) according to their divisions!

Released: 5 May 2016 - v1.0.0
Updated: 7 May 2016 - v1.0.1

Compatible with the last version of Football Manager 16.3.1.

Original thread in French.

Database Features

The pyramid organisational structure of the French championship is the real one:
- League 1 (play-off for the 18th, hosts the 1st match)
- League 2 becomes the Domino's Ligue 2 (play-off for the 3rd, hosts the 2nd match)
- CFA (4 playable groups made of 16 clubs)
- CFA 2 (8 groups made of 14 clubs)
- DH, DSR, DHR, PH (based on this model)

No teams or players have been modified or added.

  • CDF : clubs enter the competition according to their divisions (Ex: L1 clubs take part in the competition in 1/32-finals)
  • CDL : clubs also enter this competition according to their divisions
  • Some missing teams were created with their own colours and stadiums (but the players were not, you may understand that it takes too much time)
  • The affiliation of the FC Rouen with Quevilly is cancelled (the problem about relegation is over)
  • The « League Cup » winner will have a place in Europa League
  • The finalist of the “French Cup” is not qualified in if the winner is already qualified in a European cup. As in “League Cup” , it is the 5th or 6th ranked of the “League 1” which is qualified.
  • French Cup: if there is a 2-division difference between two teams, the smaller will automatically host the match (as in reality)
  • The League 1 fixtures is like the real one (teams host every two matches)
  • Some regions do not have a 9th level, but to make the project working better, we had to add one. So these 9th levels are fictional, the concerned regions are: Bourgogne, Centre, Champagne-Ardenne, Franche-Comté, Normandie, Picardie and Rhône-Alpes.
  • For two of the regions, we also created a 8th level. These two regions are: Méditerranée and Languedoc-Roussillon.
  • Première Division district du Centre-Val De Loire and Première Division District du Languedoc-Roussillon are unavailable : all teams are reserves.
  • The regional cups are in this update.

Recommended settings when starting a save with this database

  • Don’t use Real Fixtures
  • Disabled Do not Add Key Staff
  • Add players to Playable Teams (In order not to have unavailable players)
  • Play with a large or huge database
  • Add an extended database:
  • You can download the PHMO tool to integrate the logos and cities and not to have to tick all the boxes; put it in Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2016\db setups and follow these tips
  • PHMO logos are available to improve your game
  • PHMO Cities are also available to improve your game

How to install the France Level 9 database to FM16

  1. Move the downloaded file Update PH-MO - v1.0.1.fmf file to your editor data folder:
    Windows: Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2016/editor data
    MAC: Users/"Name"/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2016/editor data

  2. Create the folder "editor data" if it doesn't exist already

  3. Run Football Manager 2016 and start new save with this database enabled.

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Discussion: FM16 France Championship Level 9

7 comments have been posted so far.

  • Vulrak's avatar
    We have updated our Site and the links have changed. It is restored, you will find the current version on the red button and at the bottom of the page the old versions up to FM2016.
  • Talisvs's avatar
    how to download FM16 France Championship Level 9
  • boscolam1234's avatar
  • Vulrak's avatar
    Hello, it is mainly the work of my team which is the result of this Update.
    Concerning the names they are the originals, and as we want to be as realistic as possible.
    But I will tell them your message, see what they think.
    Thank you in any case for the return.
  • Qvordrup's avatar
    Hi Vulrak
    love your work.... but I think you should consider using short names for your custom made leagues, and use long and short names for custom clubs from here:
  • Vulrak's avatar
    It's the final version. Next for FM17 ;)

    "No teams or players have been modified or added." in description
  • SniperScoutHD's avatar
    Can you please update Annecy's squad?
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