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World Super League (WSL) - FM19 edition - v1.1

668 clubs; 62 countries; 10 divisions; all 160 playable clubs from England + over 500 of the best clubs from around the world

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FM 2019 Fantasy Scenarios - World Super League (WSL) - FM19 edition - v1.1

FM20 version - Updated on Feb 23

Work on the FM20 version has already begun. It will probably take 1 month to complete.

I expect the next version to be the best and most challenging I've ever created, as I've learnt a lot from this version.
The next version will include 832 clubs (160 more clubs).
There is also a revised division/league stucture, pushing more clubs to higher divisions will increase the overall challenge.

Please let me know what you enjoyed and also what you would change in the comments below.
I would like to get some feedback, especially what you enjoyed the most, it will motivate me.


It takes about 1 month of my personal free time to create this mod (every night and weekend); so if you loved playing this mod and have some money to spare, please consider supporting me, any size donation is welcome!


As the creator of the most downloaded and highly acclaimed Super Leagues of the last 2 years (with a combined total of 18,000 downloads); I'd like to welcome you to the best Super League I've ever created!

League Structure

Yes I know it looks weird! It's `top heavy` because after many seasons, the clubs at the bottom of the league are relatively useless! They just waste processing time (even though I start my games at the bottom, by the time you get to the top you have no more contact with bottom tier clubs); So I wanted to put more clubs higher up, this increases transfer market activity for higher clubs because there are more clubs to buy/sell players that will have money, and better clubs to send players out on loan! Just try it, it will blow your mind!

Premier League

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League 1a

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League 1b

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High Transfer Market activity

Note: These are relatively extreme examples, but generally there will be at least one or two players transferred for over 100M every transfer window!

Comments that inspired me:

  • "Your custom leagues are the best save I have ever played in all my years playing fm."
    - Delboy1983
  • "Tried some custom leagues for the 19, but after a couple o seasons they became dull and boring. I've played yours on 18 and it was on another level. Can't wait for this and appreciate your effort in deliver it 100% and making this year a lot better. Oh my."
    - halloween
  • "really looking forward to your release! Good work so far! :)"
    - boreman
  • "i cant wait for the 2019 version"
    - Koeleyoek11
  • "Can't wait for this update!"
    - az
  • "This was my favorite database/scenario. Really looking forward to it."
    - 8oh8aaron
  • "Hi world super league is brilliant thanks for making it available to all."

My goals for this edition:

  • To combine the `nation rules` of England, with `continental rules` of Europe into a new unified Super League format! England + UEFA = new World Super League
  • To move teams from qualifying rounds in one competition, into the rounds of another competition (like in the real world). This is an advanced technique!
  • Increase the variety of awards, teams, TV money, competitions and AI managers to create a rich, challenging, rewarding and immersive gameplay experience!
  • Enhance the existing AI managers! Mainly by increasing their `buying players` ability, squad rotation, training and overall tactical knowledge! Enhanced managers include Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Antonio Conte, Zinedine Zidane, Carlo Anchelotti and more.
  • Add a few high quality Legendary Managers back into the game! Currently I have: Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger (from early 2000's), Brian Clough, Rinus Michels, Helenio Herrero and Jock Stein. Each manager has a high quality cut-out face. I created the faces for all except Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger!
  • Create the PERFECT season schedule with minimal or NO schedule conflicts or congestion; giving teams at least 2 days rest between fixtures, and reduce or eliminate schedule conflicts with international fixtures!
  • Improve the Youth Training and Facilities of the largest clubs, so they produce world class talent!


  • Uses only the `Advanced Editor` mode to create the leagues, with many new techniques I taught myself through WEEKS of trial and error.
  • The UEFA Champions League is a TRUE continental tournament now, not based in England anymore! This is one of the best new features, because it's the ONLY Super League mod that combines continental rules (Europe) with nation rules (England) into a unified league!
  • 668 clubs in 10 levels from 62 countries; Premier League has 20 clubs, all other leagues have 24 clubs
  • Completely new league structure, focused on creating an immersive and challenging gameplay experience! Packed with more clubs in higher leagues will ensure there are more clubs to send players on loan, and creates a more competitive challenge!
  • Custom graphics; league logos and backgrounds
  • Add some support staff for the `Legendary Managers`; I've created Peter Taylor for Brian Clough and Sean Fallon for Jock Stein with high-quality cut-out faces made by me!
  • New TV date schedules and `TV Money` distribution based on club reputation to create a more immersive experience! `TV Money` scales with club reputation!
  • Very high Transfer window activity. I've seen 3 players sold for over 110M each in a single season! The highest transfer fee I've seen was 167M (Dybala) Much higher activity usually starts from 3 or 4 seasons!
  • 360 awards
  • 5 continental competitions: Champions League, Europa League, Europa League 2, Europa League 3, Europa League 4
  • 5 main competitions to win for the top teams in a single season; Premier League, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup, FA Super Cup and UEFA Super Cup
  • All playable clubs from England are included.
  • The top 170 clubs in the world are included (all clubs with 6300+ reputation). The remaining clubs were carefully chosen based on reputation, quality and diversity.
  • Every team has an Under 23 and Under 19 team; I moved all the staff and players from the original B teams into their parent club. (This took me about 2 weeks)
  • High quality, very well balanced (hundreds of hours of simulations to balance the leagues, teams have already undergone some rounds of promotion and relegation to find their natural league)
  • Re-balanced all clubs and nations Youth Ratings, Facilities; Players Wages, Transfer Values etc.
  • NO Brexit!
  • The main transfer window closes on 31 August, 25 player squads, under 21 players don't need to be registered, `3 from 7` subs etc.
  • All clubs are still `based` in their own native country!
  • ALL clubs in the WSL play in a UEFA League!
  • Near perfect league schedules ensure virtually NO schedule congestion. Your players should have at least 2 days rest between matches!

Legendary Managers (OPTIONAL)

By request, I've included two different versions of the mod. One WITH and one WITHOUT manager changes. Please only choose ONE of the two files when starting your game! You can have both files in the /editor data/ folder, but only choose one from the database drop-down when you start your game! Other than the manager changes, the two versions are identical!

Manchester United with Sir Alex Ferguson

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It's just cool to see him back in charge at United! I wanted to play against the best!
OPZ Elite Skin with extra opacity

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There are 6 new/returning managers! I took his stats from an old version of the game, and just `enhanced` him! :D

Believe me, this new and improved version of Sir Alex is very good!
Cut-out face was taken from a very old version of sortitoutsi facepack!

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Some stats taken from very old versions of FM; 2006 & 2008!
Cut-out face was taken from a very old version of sortitoutsi facepack!

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His assistant; Peter Taylor is also in the game!
I made the cut-out face!

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His assistant; Sean Fallon is also in the game!
I made the cut-out face!

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This is MY interpretation of his stats, and I had to adapt some stats to make him competitive with the other managers!
I made the cut-out face!

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This is MY interpretation of his stats, and I had to adapt some stats to make him competitive with the other managers!
I made the cut-out face!

Continental Competitions

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Just showing you that my custom UEFA Champions League is actually a continental competition, not a national one like in most Super Leagues (including last years edition)! This required me to create all the European competitions in the `Advanced Editor` mode!

Move clubs from one comp to another (advanced editor rules)

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This club was eliminated from the Europa League 3 qualifiers, but because they made it to the Fifth Round, they qualified to enter the Europa League 4 group stage!
This technique is only available in the `Advanced Editor` mode and was very challenging to get right! I literally spent my entire holiday season figuring it out!

TV Money

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Not all matches will be televised, the TV money is based on the reputation of the two clubs and varies greatly between matches and teams!

Update: 12 Jan 2019

I've decided to move the UEFA Champions League final to 1 week after the Premier League ends. This will solve 90% of the injury bug! This version should be good enough, even for long term games, because 1 week after your last league game is not so bad! Before this; the Champions League final was played 3 weeks after the last game, which I think is probably too much anyway, so this is a good compromise! 1 week should be more than enough for you to prepare and rest your squad! Good Luck!

How to Install WSL FM19

Extract files:

NOTE: By request, I've included two different versions; one WITH and one WITHOUT any manager changes. Only select ONE file in the database dropdown!

Copy the file: `World Super League FM19 v1.0.fmf` to:
C:\Users\[__USERNAME__]\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2019\editor data

NOTE: .fmf files must be placed directly in the `editor data` folder without sub-folders in `editor data` folder!

Copy the `graphics` folder to:
C:\Users\[__USERNAME__]\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2019\graphics

The custom graphics are compatible with other logo and background packs! Just make sure my pack is under /graphics/WSL/

Start new career game, select `World Super League FM19 v1.0` from the `Database` Drop down box on top right (or the version without manager changes, but only select ONE version!), then click `Advanced Setup` and select England (Division 4 should be selected by default).

NB NB NB: Please disable all other custom leagues and database changes in the `Database` Drop down box! This league has been heavily edited and tested, so other custom databases might break it!

Other nations are NOT necessary, all the clubs you need are contained within England.

It's normal to see the other countries are disabled! The mod is stable and won't crash (as long as you don't have other mods running), I've been simulating games for weeks already! So the game should be should be 100% stable!

If the custom graphics don't show, check the file paths again and then go to `Preferences` -> `Interface` -> click `Clear Cache` ... then go BACK into `Preferences` and click `Reload Skin` on the bottom. This can be done anytime during a game!

Final thoughts

This custom scenario has taken hundreds of hours of my free time, so I hope you appreciate the effort and attention to detail!
Please leave a comment if you enjoyed it! I like seeing feedback, it will motivate me for next year!

Good luck, I hope you enjoy the challenge and may the football gods be with you on your journey to world domination!

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Discussion: World Super League (WSL) - FM19 edition - v1.1

80 comments have been posted so far.

  • Fanane's avatar
    Good evening! I can see the FM20 version on Google, however the link as restricted access. Any timeframe for the FM20 version release?
  • Dennis05's avatar
    Is it possible to next time release a version without the increase in newgen PA? I personally wouldn't like to see countries like Albania and Namibia with incredible newgens. Maybe a small increase in the first 50 countries with more global reputation.
  • gmati98's avatar
    i've got those problem.
    Im using only those "mod"
  • az's avatar
    Hi @Darthfurion, any update on this year release? Thanks and looking forward to this
  • leverkuhn's avatar
    As long as the schedule allows it, I'd say go ahead with more teams. I love demanding seasons with lots of different fronts.

    I personally love the continental competition integration in your database. There are many superleagues out there, but very few have successfully added interesting cups to go along. The fact that every team plays around 60 games per season is amazing and makes room for creating big squads, developing players and earning more money.

    I've already said what I would add (mainly a more complex youth structure), but overall I love what you have done so far. Looking forward to the update.
  • Deancross69's avatar
    any ideas on fm20 release by far favourite db of fm19 cant wait to start the next
  • amildhd's avatar
    @Darthfurion help me
    im played 2nd season why my team [manutd] can play europa 4
  • Darthfurion's avatar
    Thanks everyone for the compliments and constructive criticism.

    @leverkuhn thanks for the ideas. All ideas are welcome and will be considered!

    If anyone else has other ideas, please let me know.

    Please also let me know what you enjoy from this release, and what you don't like, so I can also get a feeling for the features that I should keep and those I should try remove or change.

    The main league structure for this year will be the most amazing I've ever done. The ideas and league structure were already developed several months ago. But I'm still open to suggestions and improvements!

    I want to wait for the 20.3 release, so there is more stability and longevity for the mod, because I find if I make it too early, SI are releasing many bug fixes and updates, then the mod has issues after the 20.3 release.

    To make this mod, it takes me around 1000 hours of editing, because I edit the DB in advanced mode. Then I play the mod for about 3000 hours, but when the 20.3 release comes out, it affects the DB structure and data. And I can't start a new game in the 20.3 release as others have reported. I can't just `fix` or update the mod for the 20.3 release, I have to start from scratch. So this time, I'm only going to do it once! But I'm ready for the 20.3 release, so the day it's released, I will start my work, which might take around 1 month to complete, I will work on it every weekend and every evening, all my free time for 1 month.

    But this years version will be the most challenging and rewarding experience I've ever created. So get ready!

    PS: I'm not working on this version anymore, so I cannot say why it doesn't work for you. I don't have time or energy to debug this version, I already played my game with it. I'm a software developer with a family, so I have to try balance things a bit. So my energy is being reserved for the new version.
  • leverkuhn's avatar
    Some ideas for you to consider for the next edition of this magnificent extension:
    - Bring forward the transfer deadline date so it ends before the actual season starts.
    - Promotion play-offs for different leagues so that 3rd to 6th get a chance to go up (as long as it doesn't mess up the fixture schedule)
    - Youth players should appear a bit older (15-16 years old), because at 14 it seems a bit excessive.
    - Two players aged 24+ should be allowed to play for the U23s so that they can gain match fitness, just as in real life.
    - A bit of a revamp to the U23 and U18 competitions to make them more attractive: promotions and relegations independent from the first teams (just as in the current English system) and some continental competitions similar to UEFA Youth League / Premier International Cup (the fixture list gets very thin from december on).
  • leverkuhn's avatar
    @Darthfurion Amazing news. Really looking forward to that
  • Stazza83's avatar
    Any reason this continually crashes while setting up my game database?? I can't even begin a career using either database, and I have followed every instruction above to the letter.
    Using with 19.1.0 Update, no other leagues loaded and small database as specified. Please help!
  • Darthfurion's avatar
    FYI: I will create another WSL after the 20.3 update (after January transfers), so probably in February or March 2020.
  • Fresh Cake's avatar
    This is my fav extension to FM by far!
    Just wonder, which is main language since we have multi-nation team in a league? and do players have to adapt to new country?

    Thanks and keep up with your great work!
    Cheers :)
  • Legba's avatar
    Thanks very much for the enormous effort you put into this project. It is easily the best "world league" structure I've seen.

    Just one question: When I unpack your mod in the FM editor and retest the leagues, I always get a problem of having a team missing from the FA cup and the Euro Leagues (only 667 of 668 teams found). when I check each division manually, however, each seems to have the right number. Do you have any idea why this would be? All I want to do is reorder the starting divisions and increase the squad registration limit from 25 to something higher.
  • Dennis05's avatar
    Forget about my last post. everything is fine
  • Dennis05's avatar
    Ligue 1 does not have TV money per game nor Initial Tv money
  • Bobbyzoltan's avatar
    Great job man...but it doesn't work for my 19.1 game... Game crashes during 'setting up game database'
  • awopratee's avatar
    I very appreciate your hardwork very much.
    Thank alot for good hard challenge Super League.

    but some award don't show like manager of the month and player of the month
  • paddie37's avatar
    What’s the skin and facepacks used with this database?
  • dsulick's avatar
    Is this compatible with the latest release of the game?
  • Dennis05's avatar
    Thank you very much for your hard work. It's not easy to make something like this. I managed to buy the game yesterday (on special sale on steam) and I look forward to start playing this super league.
  • leverkuhn's avatar
    Finally, the icing on the cake would be to have promotions and relegations in U23 and U19 divisions.
  • leverkuhn's avatar
    It would also be cool to have a play-off promotion in lower leagues like in real life. Because currently 1st and 2nd in those leagues take all and finishing 3rd is really frustrating, plus can take away the interest in the final dates pretty early.
  • leverkuhn's avatar
    This is an amazing database, but first team players should be allowed in U19 and U23 games. Plus transfer window should close before the league start. Just minor points though.
  • Shamu's avatar
    i have tried to install this but it never comes up in game as a selectable databse even though i followed the install procedure in the text file

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