Unlock The Full English League System Down To Level 12 In Football Manager 2020
After last years success and several requests, we’re proud to present the brilliant English Lower Leagues Database created by @DanFMDatabases, back on the site!
Here you will be able to unlock the complete English Football League System down to level 11, while having the bonus of featuring a number of leagues down to the level 22 of the English football league pyramid (currently work in progress).
The FM20 English Lower Leagues Level 12 database created by Dan BHTFC will be the greatest Football Manager database for those of you who fancy starting the ultimate lower league management save, as you’ll be able to take up the managerial positions in the lower leagues of England and hunt for promotions under the worst conditions a manager may ever work under!
The FM20 English lower leagues level 10 database is close to 100% realistic featuring both cups and regional tournaments such as the FA Vase and FA Trophy, and gives you the ability to select from 242 leagues and nearly five hundred playable clubs below Vanarama Conference North/South.
Take on the ultimate Football Manager challenge and download Dan’s Football Manager 2020 English Lower League database which unlocks the complete English League System down to level 12(!).
NOTE! This file is currently under work in progress as Dan looks to deliver a complete English Level 22 database. A final date for release of the FM20 English Lower Leagues Level 22 database is currently NOT set. Please keep your patience.
An Introduction to Lower League Management
With an increased media coverage and more revenues to the top flights, the gap between the professional football leagues and amateur leagues has increased in the last decade. Some would claim that football has lost it soul and that the pure joy of football is in the magical wonder of lower league football, where the stands are filled with locals, your neighbors down the street, fellow co-workers or citizens of the same town as you. While the crowd can’t be compared to the 55,000 spectators at the stadium of Manchester City it’s an amazing atmosphere surrounding the local lads which makes up the starting XI of Maine Road FC, which plays in the level 9 division North West Counties League Premier Division and was founded in 1955 by Manchester City Supporters. It’s similar for every local clubs in regional divisions. Despite not competing for a FA Cup trophy or a place in the Champions League, there’s nothing more ‘serious’ than a regional division match, where friends or colleagues meet up hungover after a few hours of sleep to dress up in the club colors of their local club on a Sunday morning. What stands out may not be their technique or football intelligence but a passion for football which is revealed through work rate and determination to do your best for your team as you try to copy your idol.
Two completely different worlds you might say. The excitement surrounding the match might be the same either it’s Manchester City or Maine Road FC, but the conditions for a victory are different as the players are amateurs, the training facilities and stadium facilities are as worst as it gets. The only similarity you may find between the professional players of Manchester City and the local club at Maine Road is the colorful soccer boots that touches the grass.
It’s in the lower leagues real football is being played and it’s in a lower league management save the greatest challenge of Football Manager lays within. Either you start off your lower league journey as manager of Tooting & Mitcham of the Isthmian South Central Division at level 8 or in any club found deep down in the national league system, either it is England, which we will focus on here, or USA, Norway or Scotland for that matters, you are certain to test your managerial abilities. A Football Manager English Lower League save may take decades, as the difficulty of promoting from level 10 or below will take years and an extreme amount of dedication and patience, as the difficulty of earning money enough to improve your facilities and expand your stadium will be as major challenge as improving your squad depth outside the annual youth intake.
Frankly, an English lower leagues management journey is one of the greatest and hardest challenges of Football Manager, where the chance of taking one of the local clubs from the bottom of the English league system to the top is nearly impossible – but can you do it?
The Complete English League pyramid is one of the most honorable league systems in the world. The English football pyramid consists of 22 levels in total spread around the nation after its geographical location. The national league system found below League 2 is split up after the different counties to provide amateur clubs a suitable level of competition within their region. This custom Football Manager database is one of the biggest English lower league databases ever created and features the complete English league system down to the level 11, but will be build upon down to the level 22.
Here the absolute goal is to hunt for promotions, from the bottom level 22 at first to the next, or from the Isthmian Premier Division to Vanarama North / South depending on your choice of level of challenge. Here the amount of obstacles to succeed are too many, to avoid getting sacked at your first try. Here the excitement of simply winning the next match or reaching the round 1 of the FA Cup are as exciting as winning the English Premier League with a mid-table club – can you do better than Leicester, become a management legend, a hero for future generations?
Join in on the greatest Football Manager Challenge – Download the Football Manager 2019 English Lower leagues level 11 database by Dan BHTFC
About the FM20 English Lower Leagues Level 11 Database
The massive Football Manager 2020 English Lower Leagues Level 11 database created by Dan BHTFC of Sigames forum, looks to replicate the complete English league pyramid featuring promotions and relegation, cups and tournaments for all the football leagues of England including correct dates and prize money for them.
All the different non league tables contains real clubs and league names, and nearly 1422(!) English amateur clubs added with their stadiums and city of origin, to make it as realistic as possible.
Latest update features an amazing number of 93853 changes to clubs, competitions, stadiums and cities.
This FM20 database unlocks a high number of leagues below Conference North / South, from the four divisions of the Regional Premier Divisions in level 7 (Isthmian Premier, Southern League (south and central) and Northern Premier Division) to the 20 counties leagues of level 10. After the English lower league level 10 at least one league is added until the bottom level 22 of the English League Pyramid. A massive work has been done so far with this database and once finished, the current English lower leagues Level 10 database will be completed down to level 22. The full release will hopefully be released within a few months time – no specific date set.
Playing in the English lower leagues in Football Manager has never been better!
By downloading the Football Manager 2020 English Lower league database you’ll unlock new playable leagues below Vanarama North/South, and be able to take on the managerial position of Biggleswade United, the club where football expert Guillem Balagué is chairmen and sporting director of, and which was made famous for Norwegians football fans as Norwegian Football commentator Simen Stamsø Møller played half a year. You’ll find Biggleswade United in the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division at level 9.
For UK citizens, it finally gives you the chance to play with your English local club in Football Manager 2019. And for everyone else, it gives us the ability to take up the challenge of a new lower league club in a foreign nation. Playing in the English lower leagues has never been better!
No matter if you’re starting with a club you’ve never heard of, your local club or a more ‘famous’ club just below the non-league divisions of level 6 or you’ll start unemployed and wait for an offer, we’re sure it will be an eventful journey in LLM (aka lower leagues management).
Roll up your sleeves, find your notebook and pen and get ready for the ultimate Football Manager challenge as you begin your journey in the lower leagues of England.
The English League Pyramid Level 11 Database Features:
Here is a quick summary of all the changes made into the English database created by Dan BHTFC:
English Regional Premier Division Level 7 (4 leagues)
Southern League South Division
Southern League Central Division
English Regional First Division Level 8 (7 leagues)
Isthmian Division 1 North
Isthmian Division 1 South East
Isthmian Division 1 South Central
Southern League Division 1 Central
Southern League Division 1 South
Northern Premier Division 1 East
Northern Premier Division 1 West
English County Leagues Level 9 (14 leagues)
Combined Counties League Premier
Eastern Counties League Premier
Essex Senior League
Hellenic League Premier
Midland Football League Premier
Northern Counties East League Premier
Northern League Division One
North West Counties League Premier
Spartan South Midlands League Premier
Southern Combination League Premier Division
Southern Counties East League Premier
United Counties League Premier
Wessex League Premier
Western League Premier
English County Leagues Level 10 (20 leagues)
Combined Counties League Division One
East Midlands Counties League Premier Division
Eastern Counties League Division One North
Eastern Counties League Division One South
Hellenic League Division One East
Hellenic League Division One West
Midland Football League Division One
North West Counties League Division One North
North West Counties League Division One South
Northern Counties East League Division One
Northern Football League Division Two
South West Peninsula League Premier Division East
South West Peninsula League Premier Division West
Southern Combination League Division One
Spartan South Midlands League Division One
Southern Counties East League Division One
United Counties League Division One
Wessex League Division One
West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division
Western League Division One
Level 11 (47 leagues)
Anglian Combination Premier Division
Bedfordshire County League Premier Division
Cambridgeshire County League Premier Division
Central Midlands League Premier Division North
Central Midlands League Premier Division South
Cheshire League Premier Division
Devon Football League North & East Division
Devon Football League South & West Division
Dorset Premier League
Essex & Suffolk Border League Premier Division
Essex Olympian League Premier Division
Gloucestershire County League
Hampshire Premier League Senior Division
Hertfordshire Senior County League Premier Division
Humber Premier League Premier Division
Kent County League Premier Division
Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division
Liverpool Premier League Premier Division
Manchester League Premier Division
Middlesex County League Premier Division
Midland Football League Division Two
Mid Sussex League Premier Division
North Riding League Premier Division
Northamptonshire Combination League Premier Division
Northern Alliance Premier Division
Nottinghamshire Senior League Senior Division
Oxfordshire Senior League Premier Division
Peterborough & District League Premier Division
Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior League Premier Division
Somerset County League Premier Division
Southern Combination League Division Two
Spartan South Midlands League Division Two
St. Piran League East Division
St. Piran League West Division
Staffordshire Country Senior League Premier Division
Suffolk & Ipswich League Senior Division
Surrey Elite Intermediate League
Thames Valley Premier League Premier Division
Wearside League First Division
West Cheshire League Division One
West Lancashire League Premier Division
West Midlands (Regional) League Division One
West Yorkshire League Premier Division
Wiltshire Senior League Premier Division
York League Premier Division
Yorkshire Amateur League Supreme Division
Level 12 (59)
- Anglian Combination Division One
- Aylesbury & District league Premier Division
- Bedfordshire County League Division One
- Brighton, Worthing & District League Division One
- Bristol Premier Combination Premier Division
- Bristol & Suburban League Premier Division One
- Cambridgeshire County League Senior A Division
- Central Midlands League Division One North
- Central Midlands League Division One South
- Cheshire League Division One
- Cornwall Combination
- Devon & Exeter League Premier Division
- Dorset League Senior Division
- East Cornwall Leahue Premier Division
- East Sussex League Premier Division
- Essex & Suffolk Border League Division One
- Essex Olympian League Senior Division One
- Essex Alliance League Senior Division
- Gloucester Northern Senior League Division One
- Hampshire Premier League Division One
- Hertfordshire Senior County League Division One
- Humber Premier League Division One
- Kent County League Division One East
- Kent County League Division One West
- Leicestershire Senior League Division One
- Liverpool Premier League Division One
- Manchester League Division One
- Mid Sussex League Championship
- Middlesex County League Division One Central & East
- Middlesex County League Division One West
- Midland League Division Three
- North Berks League Division One
- North Bucks & District League Premier Division
- North Devon League Premier Division
- Northamptonshire Combination League Division One Northern Alliance Division One
- Nottinghamshire Senior League Division One
- Oxfordshire SXenior League Division One
- Peterborough & District League Division One
- Plymouth & West Devon League Premier Division
- Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior League Division One
- Somerset County League Division One
- South Devon Football League Premier Division
- Staffordshire County Senior League Division One
- Suffolk & Ipswich League Division One
- Surrey County Intermediate League (Western) Premier Division
- Surrey South Eastern Combination Intermediate Division One
- Swindon & District League Premier Division
- Thames Valley Premier League Division One
- Trowbridge & District League Division One
- Wearside League First Division
- West Cheshire League Division Two
- West Lancashire League Division One
- West Sussex League Premier Division
- West Yorkshire League Division One
- York League Division One
- Yorkshire Amateur League Premier Division
- Aldershot & District League Senior Division
- Altrincham & District Amateur League Division One
PS. Current version does not include league cups for level 9 to 13.
A Summary of Added Cups & Tournaments
Additional League Cups
A custom database which unlocks the lower leagues of England down to level 12 featuring FA Cup, Trophy and Vase.
Level 10 – Download
The file (Level 12) above are currently in work in progress and are ‘untested’. This means that you might find bugs and other minor issues. These files features in the progress to release the full English lower level 22 database which Dan BHTFC is famed for.
- Download the English database above.
- Put the files into folder :
My Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2020 / Editor Data
- Quit and Re-start Football Manager if you’re playing it
- Start a NEW Save
- Locate ‘Database’ – Click on the down menu 19.X Update
- View under
Editor Data Files
- Tick the English Database
- Un-tick any files that may conflict
- Click Confirm
- Add England and Confirm
- Click the drop down menu under Active Leagues
- Select Level 12 and above
- Locate Approximate Player Count in Right sidebar
- Click the drop down menu : X players
- To experience more players, select either;
- Nations – England – Players based in nation
- or, Regions – UK – Players based in nations
- Experience an even more realistic Football Manager 2019!
A big applaud and a sincerely thanks to Dan BHTFC of Sigames forum, who has created this Football Manager database.
For troubleshooting or specific requests about the FM20 English Lower Leagues Level 20 database by Dan, please contact him at:
We at Passion4FM would like to thank Dan for letting us publish his amazing work to our dedicated readers.