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Return Of The Legends for FM17

Be a part of history with 3000 greatest legends of football and lead your team to glory. The largest database with legends of football for FM so far.

By on Apr 11, 2017   92425 views   43 comments
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Downloads: 12380 / Size: 254.5 MB / Added: 2017-04-11
FM 2017 Fantasy Scenarios - Return Of The Legends for FM17
After last year's great success of this database, I decided to publish an expanded version that will include even more legendary clubs and players. If you ever wanted to see Paul Gasoigne, Hristo Stoichkov, Franz Beckenbauer, Zico, Marco van Basten, Duncan Edwards, Hugo Sanchez, Gabriel Batistuta all of them in one place and facing each other? Well, now you can. In Football Manager 2017 and with an update “Return Of The Legends for FM17”, you will have an opportunity to play and manage all of these stars and 3000 others spread all over the world in their respective teams.

All of the major and many minor leagues are filled with clubs which possess their all-time greats and are under the guidance of some the managers who ever graced the game.

Bob Paisley is in charge of Liverpool who has players such as Kevin Keegan, Alan Hansen, Kenny Dalglish & John Barnes amongst others.
Sir Alex Ferguson is leading Manchester United with George Best, Bobby Charlton, Ryan Giggs & Eric Cantona and is up to you stop him for dominating the Premier League again. In addition, there are great generations of Leeds, London giants and "crazy gang" from Wimbledon.

Or maybe you think you can do better than Helenio Herrera at Inter with the likes of Giacinto Facchetti, Ronaldo & Sandro Mazzola in your squad and win the battle for Scudetto against Arrigo Sacchi’s AC Milan and their formidable defense, against Juventus and their three-time Ballon d’Or winner Michel Platini and can you hold out against Fiorentina’s deadly duo – Baggio & Batistuta? Also, from the shadows seek a chance Grande Torino, Eriksson’s Lazio, Napoli with Maradona and Legendary Parma team. In new edition I include legendary Foggia team, led by Zdenek Zeman, and much more legends from lower italian clubs such as Triestina, Padova, Vicenza, Bari.

Winning anything in this update is a success, as many clubs and national teams have some of the best talent that ever appeared in history of football. German, Spanish and French clubs are great competitors. And not just the major ones. There are teams from Holland, Belgium, Scotland, Russia, Ukraine, Austria, former Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary or from Portugal who have good chances of winning the Champions League as much as the teams who are coming from the stronger leagues.

This year I added a lot of Asian and African legends, especially from Korea, Japan, Middle East, and some great legends of Fortuna Dusseldorf, Magdeburg, RW Essen, Achen, Mulhouse, Racing Club Paris, Las Palmas.

The players who are coming from the oldest eras of football are older than the ones who are appeared later and therefore are closer to their peak and reaching their full potential.

And don’t worry the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo & Neymar still exist, but are a younger versions of themselves and are relocated to their parent clubs. Because of that your task as a manager is even more challenging as it’s up to you to develop them into world-class players they are today and if you succeed to make them a part of your squad.

This is a thrilling update which can bring any Football Manager fan into an ecstatic state of nostalgia with no doubt that they will enjoy the game even more and find it refreshing and challenging like never before. Also were done and facepack for almost all players, which will further give the game interesting.

The man behind the whole project is David Salapura from Serbia. With a little help of some of his friends from Serbian FM Community after few months of work they created this update for every Football Manager fan to enjoy.

I owe special thanks to Victor Kalma Srica, who helped me this year.

FM16 Legends Preview

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Installation Instructions

  1. Extract the contents of the .zip file using the default zip utility of your OS or get a free tool such as 7-zip.

  2. Move the extracted "Return of the legends by David-FM17.fmf" file to the following location:
    Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2017 / editor data
    Create the "editor data" folder if it doesn't exist.

  3. To install the facepack, move the folder "Legends facepack" to your graphics folder:
    Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2017 > graphics > facepacks
    Create the "graphics" and "facepacks" folders if they don't exist.

  4. Go to Preferences screen and then into the Interface tab. Click on "Clear cache" and then "Reload skin".
    Now you can see pictures of all legends.

  5. Open FM 2017 and start a new save-game with 17.3.0 update and this database selected.

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Discussion: Return Of The Legends for FM17

43 comments have been posted so far.

  • Insp1rat0R's avatar
    Mislis li brate napravit i verziju za fm18?
  • TemaCash's avatar
    So waiting in Fm18
  • Greentrunk's avatar
    This looks awesome, but is there an 93/94 season database or earlier?
  • davidczv's avatar
    Work is in progress. FM18 version will be avaliable for around month or two.
  • SirMoshiko's avatar
    Hello, i was wandering if you'll be making the same DB for FM18?? really looking forward to one :))
  • flow's avatar
    Hi guys,
    I updated the config.xml to work with 17.3 db.
    Please feel free to download and provide feedback.Enter text for the link here...
  • flow's avatar
    Hi YukusaiX,
    this database is just an extension to the standard database.
    Therefore you still have the old players in place.
  • YukusaiX's avatar
    Hi, I'm playing on the Touch version and I followed the instructions perfectly but for no reason the normal players are still here.

    It is just me or it doesn't work on Touch ?
  • flow's avatar
    Even with selecting (without any other database) only the legends database
    the pictures are not right.
  • flow's avatar
    Hi, first of all great database.
    I'm also having a problem with the faces.
    I downloaded the db and facepack from this site.
    I checked with Maradona (1394632366):
    <record from="1394632174" to="graphics/pictures/person/1394632366/portrait"/>
    Complete different face. I used 17.3 database along with susie real name fixes.
    Should not be a problem because the record is from the config.xml supplied.
    Any advice?
  • FootballCrazy2017's avatar
    For some unknown reason, this file is not appearing in my game, yet i have it in my folder. I also have in there the England to Level 22 file and the League updates by Claassen.

    Has this happened to anybody else?
  • davidczv's avatar
    Thanks mate. I use the same config file as you and as you can see in screenshots above players match their pictures. So, I can't understand reason why is that happening.
  • Hamsikarmino's avatar
    Hey David. I am using your DB which is very awesome. Good job. Everything is working just fine. For the pictures, thats where the problem lies. I read almost all the comments and the answer you keep on replying is making sure no other editor data file is running alongside the Legends one, Clear cache, reload skin... I have done all that but keep seeing the same problem. I also have the 17.3.1 update. I really don't understand where the problem is after following all the instructions. Is it possible if you could upload your current config in the facepack file, mediafire probably, I see if it changes anything.
  • TrickyTree69's avatar
    Funnily enough, that game had Spain, England, German and Italian leagues; with lots of the Serbian/Brazilian, etc players all showing as English. Just started a new game as Brazil top division only and every player is in the right club. Not sure why, will try another new save game with English and Brazilian leagues only. See what happens.
  • TrickyTree69's avatar
    Hi, just downloaded the game and the database and followed the instructions perfectly. I have a lot of players (Pele/Cruyff/Shevchenko, etc) showing as a free agent in England/English nationality. Anyone know how to fix it?
  • davidczv's avatar
    Manceov otac je hrvat, Ferdinand, a majka srpkinja. Mance se izjasnjavao kao jugosloven, a posto ta nacionalnost ne postoji u FM-u onda je logicno da je hrvat. Isti slucaj kao sa Prosineckim i Mihajlovicem koji su iz mesanih brakova, gleda se oceva nacionalnost.
  • akki900's avatar
    Dragan Mance je Srbin druze, rodjen u Beogradu ;)
  • Halo's avatar
    Is there any way of fixing this problem? I have 6 nations with 6 leagues in my game 17.3 database and the pictures are still wrong?
  • davidczv's avatar
    I already explainded that problem, read comments bellow, database doesn't have any problem.

    In fm16 all numbers matched each other in config file, But It must be different numbers in fm17 between photos file names and person IDs, because when I converted database file from fm16 into fm17 editor, the game automaticly changed IDs from last year and make new. So I needed to change IDs in config file. And it works perfectly for most people, but some people have that problems.
  • gressart's avatar
    If you take Maradona, please compare my line from config to yours from the screenshot below:
    <record from="1394632365" to="graphics/pictures/person/1394632365/portrait"/>
  • gressart's avatar
    Hm. I turned all the editor files off and only ticked the Return database, cleared cache, reloaded skin and still photos are messed up. What's interesting - I tried 17.3 and Tony Adams had a pic of John Richie. When I tried FM without any updates, Cliff Bastin has a pic of John Richie...
    I see that some of the players, who have the same ID in the editor database and in the graphic file - they are correct. Like Buffon or Totti. But, many of the players have different IDs in the editor file and in the facepack file. For instance, Velibor Vasovic. Editor: 1394631887 and facepack: 1394631695. And they are bugged in the game.
  • davidczv's avatar
    Man, you're really stubborn, I guess I know better than you that everything is fine. Config file is correct, the numbers do not agree because the photos filenames from the previous FM16 series I didn't changed, but the FM17 editor change ID of legends when I convert database from FM16 file, so I must set config file and it's all taken care of and fits the game. Last year both numbers were the same, this year it must be different.
  • DANDY's avatar
    I dont added other dbs.
    I only use your db.
    The config.xml is not correct. I show in this screenshot.

    That's why I'm asking if you can re upload your config.xml, the one you use at the moment.
  • davidczv's avatar
    Thanks. That is because you are using other custom databases with this. You must choose only this db, and it will work without problems.
  • Den1s's avatar
    Amazing work, so many legends I almost can't believe it. I have one problem though, some attacking players have natural position in central defense, for example Stoichkov has natural abillity in AML, ST and CB. I see it's not like that in your screenshots, do you know why this is happening in my save?

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