Passion4FM’s FM20 Real Names fix has finally arrived! Remove fake names of competitions and clubs, and replace it with their real names in Football Manager 2020 with some easy steps. Welcome to our Football Manager 2020 real name licence fix guide which let’s you remove specific licensing issues in FM20, and download the Passion4FM’s Football Manager 2020 real names fix files and database.
Ever wondered how to remove fake names of competition and clubs, and enable the real name of competitions, clubs and managers, or activate the German national team in Football Manager? This article will help you to not only enable the German national team and make the squads full of real players, but sort other licensing issues, such as removing abbreviations of Brazilian clubs, unlocking the Japanese league and the national team of Japan, China and South Korea, and experience the real player pics of the French and Dutch National team, as well as enable real names of clubs, competitions and managers.
By downloading our Football Manager 2020 real name licence fix, which alters the name of competitions of all nations within the world, worldwide cups and international competitions to its most common name or sponsorship name, you will be able to enjoy FM20 with real names of clubs and competitions.
Download the most essential add-on for FM20! Get our Football Manager 2020 Real Names Licence Fix or read our guide on how to unlock the German national team in Football Manager!
NB! The files are compatible for all versions of Football Manager, while the fixes are save-game compatible, which means you don’t need to start a new save, unless you do the Brazilian club name fix.
Football Manager 2020 Real Names Fix; German Nationality, Brazilian Clubs & Other Fake Names Fixed
How to unlock the German National Team | A German Licensing Fix
Despite Sports Interactive made an agreement with Bundesliga International for four seasons starting from the 2018-2019 season, the German national team is still “greyed out” displaying a squad full of fake names for the first team and Under-21 teams, due to licencing issues. Here we explain how you can overcome this and be able to manage or experience the German national team with real players.
Here we explain how to unlock the German national team in Football Manager 2019 (or earlier versions).
How to enable the German National Team by Default:
- Locate; Programfiles > Steam > Steamapps > Common > Football Manager 202X > data > Database > db > 20.X (or latest Database version) > Inc > All
- delete the file:
By deleting the fake.lnc file you will not only enable the German national team. It also removes fake names appearing for Oliver Kahn and current Dutch national manager, Ronald Koeman, appearing in the game. You will also enabe player pics of the French and Dutch national team by simply removing a file. This is something that can sort any errors you may have showing the player faces of the French and Dutch national team players, even though you may have downloaded the latest update to your preferred facepack.
IMPORTANT! It’s within the lnc folder the Football Manager 2020 Real Names Fix files by Passion4FM shall be imported into/extracted to after they have been downloaded from below!
How To Remove Fake National Teams of Japan, China & South Korea
It’s not only the German national team that is greyed out by default. Fake names appears on the national teams of Japan, south Korea and China. The Japanese N-League will feature fake names of clubs too. Here is how to enable the real names of the Japanese leagues and competitions, unlock the Japanese national team or the Chinese and South Korean, as well as enabling the real kit colours of clubs from these nations.
- Locate; Program Files or Program Files (x86) > Steam > Steamapps > Common > Football Manager 202X > data > Database > db > 20.X (or latest Database version) > Inc > All
- delete this specific file:
How To Remove Brazilian Clubs’ Three Letter Abbreviation
Once starting a new save in Football Manager all Brazilian clubs will feature a three letter abbreviation name, due to licensing issues which makes Sports Interactive not allowed to use the real name for Brazilian clubs. Luckily we have provided you with a fix for getting the real club names to appear in Football Manager – without the need to download a single file!
This simple step must be done, no matter if you download Passion4FM’s FM20 real name fix files.
In order to receive the real names of Brazilian clubs proceed with the steps below:
- Locate: Program Files or Program Files (x86) > Steam > Steamapps > Common > Football Manager 202X > data > Database > db > 20.X (or latest Database version) > dbc > permanent
- delete the files:
By deleting these files you will restore the real kits of Brazilian clubs and remove other licensing issues that’s involved.
How to Remove Fake Names of Bayern Munich Staff
It’s not only clubs and competitions which got fake names in Football Manager, also managers have been edited. The current FC Bayern Munich manager, Nico Kovac, and future board member and Bayern legend, Oliver Kahn, has received fake names in FM20.
To restores the real names of Nico Kovac and Oliver Kahn, there is one subtle fix to do. The solution is to delete an additional file.
- Locate: Program Files or Program Files (x86) > Steam > Steamapps > Common > Football Manager 202X > data > Database > db > 20.X (or latest Database version) > edt > permanent
- delete the file:
How to Remove Fake Names of Juventus
After Pro Evolution Soccer secured the exclusive rights for using the official name of Juventus, its crest and kits, the club will be known as Zebra Turin in FM20. Thankfully, it’s a quick fix to remove the fake name of Juventus Football Club. The solution is yet again to delete one simple file, as a database won’t fix it.
- Locate: Program Files or Program Files (x86) > Steam > Steamapps > Common > Football Manager 202X > data > Database > db > 20.X (or latest Database version) > dbc
- delete the files:
zebra turin fake staff.dbcand
zebra turin new.dbc
For every database update, you will need to delete the files highlighted above, since every new update to the database version will re-add these licensing files.
You can simply delete the folders
lnc if you wish to. These folders must be deleted for every database update and new version released. But we recommend to keep them as there are files within it that features translations and fixes to specific languages for awards and letters.
You will also need to re-add the Passion4FM Football Manager real names fix file to the newest database version, for example db 20.0.1 or update 19.3, which is the biggest official database update after game release. Simply copy and paste the files from the main database version 19.0.1 to the newest update.
About the Passion4FM Real Name Licence Fix Files
Want to see the English Premier Division changed to Premier League or the Portuguese Primeira Division changed to Liga Nos in Football Manager 2020? Download the Passion4FM real name fix files which alters competitions and clubs to their real sponsorship name and/or full name.
This year, the files are more powerful than ever before, as we have taken much care to improve our coverage!
For Football Manager 2020 we have made an huge makeover to the files in additional to broadening our horizon. Now, you’ll be able to experience the real competition name of competitions and clubs from minor inactive nations such as Ivory Coast to the biggest leagues around the world.
The FM20 real name fix files is an essential Football Manager add-on, and it’s truly a must-have for Football Manager 2020 release!
By downloading the real name fix files updated for FM20, you will be able to get the real names of competitions and clubs appearing in Football Manager. It’s compatible with all versions of FM, including FM20, as long as the ID’s are identical.
The current download features three files, one for competitions, one for club names and one for stadiums and other fixes. It makes leagues, competitions and cups 100% authentic in Football Manager 2020.
Real names of all competitions from every playable leagues have been fixed, plus quite a few nations that is not activated by default, such as San Marino, Latvia and Qatar. This means that you will get the official name of the English Premier League, experience the sponsorship name of the Austrian Bundesliga instead of seeing it labelled as Premier Division or get the real name of international competitions.
We have also included a real club name file, which sorts issues like removing the abbreviation used on some Portuguese clubs (SLB changed to SL Benfica) or remove fake names of clubs in Spain (e.g Atlético Pamplona to Club Atlético Osasuna). A long range of other clubs in the world has also received their original name, such as real club names of Albania, Spain, France and Serbia.
One of the biggest benefits of this file is that you don’t need to create a new save for the files to be working! Simply add the files to the correct folder and restart Football Manager, and the real names will appear!
Here is a brief summary of what you can experience by downloading the files:
- Real Name of Major Competitions (Europe, Asia, Africa and America) by adding the continental federations of FIFA
- Real name of several youth competitions around the world incl. youth divisions in some nations
- Real competition name (full name or sponsorship name) of all worldwide nations (e.g. Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Albania, Mexico and Norway.
- Real Stadium names
We will continue the work on these files to update Football Manager with more real names of competitions and clubs from unplayable leagues too! Stay tuned!
A file that removes fake names and licensing issues in Football Manager 2020. Passion4FM’s FM20 real names licence fix lets you get the real name of competitions and clubs, cups and tournaments in every playable league appear in Football Manager. It’s compatible for all versions of Football Manager!
Complete Database Feat. Brazilian Colour Fix: DOWNLOAD
- Download the latest version of Passion4FM’s real names fix files.
- Use a tool such as 7-zip, or WinRar for Windows to extract its contents. Mac users need The Unarchiver in order to extract the content.
- Extract the files to:
Program Files or Program Files (x86) > Steam > Steamapps > Common > Football Manager 202X > data > Database > db > 20.X (or latest Database version)
- Quit and Re-start Football Manager if you’re playing it
- Experience an even more realistic Football Manager 2020!
NB! Make sure to carefully read the readme.md file for complete instructions.
Football Manager 2020 Brazilian Colour Fix Database
We’re also proud to announce, after a lot of work and many weeks working on this project, that our real name fix files will be incorporated into a database for Football Manager 2020!
The Passion4FM Football Manager 2020 real name licence fix database applies the same changes as the files, but will include major changes to the Brazilian leagues. Here we have added the real names of Brazilian clubs as well as including the correct club colours down to Serie C!
NB! The Brazilian Club Fix is also available as a stand-alone file which is available below, as well as within the complete database available to download above.
As with all databases, you will need to create a new save and enable it before you start a new save. Since it only makes corrections to clubs and competitions, the database is compatible with all other databases, no matter if it’s activation of new leagues, talents databases or transfer updates.
This file will be available in our Football Manager 2020 Steam Workshop library!
The FM20 Brazilian color fix removes the Brazilian three letter abbreviations and replaces it with their real name and adds their correct club colors.Brazilian Color Fix
- Download or Subscribe to the database(s) above.
- Put the files into folder :
My Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2020 / Editor Data
- or watch it appear there once you subscribe to it.
- Quit and Re-start Football Manager if you’re playing it
- Start a NEW Save
- Locate ‘Database’ – Click on the down menu 20.X Update
- View under
Editor Data Files
- Tick the Database
- Click Confirm
- Select the leagues of preference
- Wait for your new save to load. Experience an even more realistic Football Manager 2020!