Re-discover the nostalgia of the last century with the magnificent and detailed 1999-2000 database for Football Manager 2021 which let’s you take on the footballing world into the 2000s century.
The Football Manager 1999-2000 retro database for FM20 is created by a group of creators, graphic designers, face pack finders who are constantly adapting and growing! The FM Retro Group let you head back in time where Manchester United had just won the treble, or enjoy Ronaldo 9, Rivaldo, Thierry Henry and Hernan Crespo in their prime time!
The FM20 1999-2000 retro database by the TheFMRetroGroup boasts being The Most Detailed Retro Database Created, with many more playable leagues to come. With 11 active leagues available to manage in, you’ll able to experience some of the greatest footballers of 1999-2000 season, as well as young legends who have made a huge influence through the 2010s and beyond.
Included with this retro database comes to the addition of football stars, wonderkids and youngsters such as Kylian Mbappe, which means you can carry on playing the database 20 years into a save to see the alternative 2019-20 season with the real players of today!
Jump onboard and rediscover the nostalgia of the last century with the FM20 1999-2000 season and what’s becoming to be the greatest retro database ever created!
What happened in the 1999-2000 Season?
To give you a feel of how the footballing world looked like back then, let’s look at what happened in the 1999-2000 season which let you feel the nostalgia!
1999-2000 season was the time where…
… Leeds were in the Premier Division featuring legendary players like Harry Kewell, Lucas Radebe, a young Ian Harte and Jonathan Woodgate. Also in the ranks were Alf-Inge Haaland, the father of current wonderkid Erling Håland.
… Parma was one of the big guns in football Europe having Gianluigi Buffon, Lilian Thuram, Fabio Cannavaro, Dino Baggio, Ariel Ortega and Hernan Crespo.
… in May 1999, Manchester United famously lifted the Champions League trophy. Who doesn’t remember their historic treble winning season, when Dwight Yorke was written off at the start of the year as being ‘too expensive’.
… talking about Manchester United, Peter Schmeichel decided to leave the club and was replaced by Massimo Taibi and Mark Bosnich… I wonder what happened to them?
… on the other side of Manchester, Manchester City had just been promoted from Division 2 to Division 1. Playing in what we now know as the Sky Bet Championship.
… current Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was still playing for Barcelona.
… the Ballon D’Or was awarded to Rivaldo (Barcelona).
Speaking of Barcelona… 1999-2000 where when Barcelona went Dutch! Louis van Gaal as manager, Ronald Koeman as assistant manager. 8 dutch players affecting the style of play Barca would later on be recognized for under the leadership of Josep Guardiola. The most famous Dutch players at Barcelona were Frank de Boer, Ronald de Boer and Patrick Kluivert.
… also in the ranks of Barcelona the young wonderkid Mikel Arteta was emerging.
… Jose Mourinho was a coach at Barcelona.
… Real Madrid was managed by John Toshack before he was sacked and replaced by B team Manager Vincente Del Bosque.
About FMRetroGroup’s FM20 1999-2000 Database v2
FMRetrogroup’s 1999-2000 database is one of the most detailed classic databases ever released! With over 1.4million changes, hundred of thousand players and staff, it brings the realism of 1999-00 season into Football Manager 2020 and the perfect environments for a long term save. Below you’ll find all details about the FM20 & FM21 1999-2000 retro database and what to expect from it.
Active Nations & Leagues
With 11 active leagues from 10 playable nations for the BETA release, you’ll be able to manage in the top leagues of Europe plus Argentine and the MLS.
England (Premiership & First Division)
Italy (Serie A and Serie B)
Scotland (Premier League and First Division)
1999-2000 seasons was the time when Gabriel Batistuta, Dennis Bergkamp, Alessandro Del Piero, Ronaldo, Marc Overmars and Christian Vieri all bagged in goals and were in their prime! Who doesn’t remember the sublime technique of Rivaldo, Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane and David Beckham, or the aggression and tackles of Roy Keane.
Then you had excellent defenders in the Italian squad with Fabio Cannavaro, Alessandro Nesta, Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Costacurta, great leadership in Lothar Matthäus, Jürgen Kohler, Antonio Conte, Oliver Kahn and Edgar Davids.
Wonderkids that year were Nicolas Anelka, Ronaldinho, Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard and Juan Roman Riquelme, while Dirk Kuyt, Joe Cole, Adriano, Pablo Aimar, Gareth Barry and Xabi Alonso were all in their teens knocking on the doors to the first team.
Future Wonderkids of Current stars Added
With future wonderkids patches for further updates, it gives you the chance to get all the stars of today coming through the Academy again for you to develop according to your preferences. You’ll discover over 1,000 youngsters created who will come to their teams when they turn 14, meaning you can carry on playing this save until 2040 (which would be 2020 season) to find Kylian Mbappe in your save at the age he is now!
This means that you will experience the likes of Trent Alexander Arnold, Lionel Messi, Mason Greenwood and many more coming through in your save as regens!
Other Clubs Added:
In addition to the playable leagues, the database includes a number of clubs from these nations;
Coming patches include the playable leagues of;
- England (Div 2 to Conference)
- Spain (Div 2)
and extend on the amount of clubs with teams from;
- South Korea
+ many more looking to be patched for the future!
Download Graphics: Facepacks, Logopack & Kits
Featured along with this Football Manager retro database comes downloadable face packs, logo packs and kit packs to enhance the realism of 1999-2000 season. Download the graphics pack here:
Experience the 1999-2000 season in Football Manager 2020
Re-discover the football nostalgia of the 2000s decade with FMRetroGroups 1999-2000 retro database – the definitive classic database for Football Manager!
- Download the file
- Move the downloaded file into folder :
My Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2020 / games
- Open Football Manager 2020
- Start a NEW Save
'The FMRetroGroup 1999-00 DB'
- Add your manager and select the club you want to manage.
- Rename & Save the File:
Menu - Save As
- Enjoy this classic database!
- 9900 NO TW IGE = No transfer window & in-game editor enabled
- 9900 NO TW NO IGE = No Transfer window & no in-game editor
- 9900 TW IGE = Transfer window and in-game editor enabled
- 9900 TW NO IGE = Transfer window enabled, but no in-game editor allowed
The FMRetroGroup was established in April 2020, consisting of Football Manager creators with a love for the FM editor, have skills in graphic design or just want to collect player and staff photos for our database. We pride ourselves in creating the most detailed and realistic databases, with only three months being spent creating the 1999-2000 BETA version.
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