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FM 2014 Real Names Fix

Get real names in Football Manager 2014, replacing «Premier Division» with «Premier League«, «Champions Cup» with «UEFA Champions League» and so on. Several real competition names are included in this fix, along with real award names, real names for Japanese teams and real players in the Germany national team.

After you install this fix you have to restart FM 2014 and your game should change to something similar to the following screen shots:

FM 2014 real competition names FM 2014 Premier League name FM 2014 Europa League name FM 2014 Champions League name FM 2014 real Germany team

Please note that the Germany national team will feature real players only after a squad is selected for an international match.

Here’s a quick glimpse of the most important things that are included in this download:

FM 2014 Real Competition Names

  • UEFA Champions League
  • UEFA Europa League
  • UEFA Super Cup
  • UEFA Youth League
  • Barclays Premier League
  • FA Cup Budweiser
  • Capital One Cup
  • Serie A TIM
  • Serie B Eurobet
  • Liga Zon Sagres
  • Liga Revoluçao by Cabovisao
  • Bundesliga
  • Raiffeisen Super League

FM 2014 Real Club Names

  • FC Porto
  • Benfica
  • Sporting Lisbon
  • Real names for Japanese clubs

FM 2014 Real Award Names

  • FIFA Ballon d’Or
  • Several nation-specific awards

If you want to download the FM 2014 real names fix, please click the button below:

FM 2014 Download

How to install FM 2014 real names fix

1. After downloading the file, which is a zip archive, you will have to extract it to this folder: Program Files>Steam>steamapps>common>Football Manager 2014>data>db>1400>lnc

(basically you replace the «all» folder with the new one, along with all the files in it)

After patch 14.3 you also have to replace the «all» folder in Program Files>Steam>steamapps>common>Football Manager 2014>data>db>1430>lnc

2. If asked whether you want to overwrite any existing files in that folder, select “yes”.

3. That’s it, start or re-start your game and enjoy!

If you found this useful please share it with your friends! Also, if you spot any teams or competitions in FM 2014 that need name changing, please let me know and I will work on a new version of this download to fix them.

158 комментариев


  1. Valdemar

    16 октября, 2013 at 16:26

    Sporting Lisbon is in fact Sporting Clube de Portugal.

    Or Sporting CP, in short.

    Sporting Lisbon doesn’t exist.

    • Johnny Karp

      16 октября, 2013 at 16:30

      It does in English. Same as FC Koln is Colonia in Italian.

      • bigtukker

        16 октября, 2013 at 16:56

        I don’t know how it’s done in English or Italian, but in Dutch we use Keulen for the city and the original name for the club. We also use Sporting Portugal, Sporting Lisbon, PSV Eindhoven etc. is like calling Arsenal «Arsenal London».

        • Johnny Karp

          16 октября, 2013 at 16:59

          You are comparing two different things. Bottom line is the fix replaces SCP with Sporting Lisbon, which is the name most English-speaking football fans know.

          • Pedro

            19 октября, 2013 at 20:43

            FC Koln is german and its real name is FC Koln, so I can’t get where you were going with that example. In Portugal we call the city Colónia, but I prefer to use the team real name.

            I am a Sporting supporter and I hate that Sporting Lisbon thing. As said, the real name is Sporting Clube de Portugal; Sporting CP or even SCP would be more correct.

          • Johnny Karp

            19 октября, 2013 at 20:55

            Just delete the portugal.lnc file from the download and let’s get on with our lives. Or open it with Notepad and modify the Sporting name to whatever your preference is.
            The example was quite simple: have you ever heard Sporting Clube de Portugal in a BBC report, SkySports, CNN? I guess not. Just like I never heard FC Koln in Italian broadcasts or newspapers, every time it was FC Colonia. Sporting Lisbon is the name that is the most known and recognizable by the international English-speaking audience, that is my point.

          • Pedro

            19 октября, 2013 at 22:02

            Johny fisrt thing, thank you for having this file for us.

            Second, thank you for the tip about editing with note pad. I will do it.

            Third, Sporting supporters, generally speaking, hate when its team is refered as Sporting Lisbon. We know that Sporting Lisbon is commonly used by english speakers, but if we don’t try to correct it, the error will persist.


          • Johnny Karp

            19 октября, 2013 at 22:09

            I know and I fully understand. It’s just a matter of «clash of cultures» if you want, it’s a lot easier for non-Portuguese people to refer to SCP as Sporting Lisbon. Just as it’s easier to say Benfica instead of Sport Lisboa e Benfica.

          • Valdemar

            22 октября, 2013 at 19:20

            1- thank you, Johhny Karp for the creation of these files.
            2- I think we go back to the FML beta, am I right?
            3- Yes, the file is easy to edit, so Sporting Lisbon, becomes Sporting CP, as I myself have done in previous Football Manager games.
            4- I only pointed out that the sporting fans don’t like the club being called Sporting Lisbon. We prefer only Sporting, Sporting CP, or Sporting Portugal, to differenciate from the Sporting Gijón, of the Spanish second league.
            5- as any Benfica fan wouldn’t like to have the club called Benfica Lisbon. It sounds just as ridiculous.
            6- or Chelsea London/Arsenal London/Aston Villa Birmingham/Juventus Turim/Lazio Roma/etc.
            7- but of course you can edit the name of any team on the game. You could easly call them «The dirty dozen» if you fancied it.
            8- having each one of us pointed out our point ov view, I think we can call the discussion ended.


          • Johnny Karp

            22 октября, 2013 at 19:28

            Don’t know what FML beta is but I know you’ve been around this site for a while know. As for Sporting, I have explained my point of you, you have stated yours, I have indicated an easy way to modify that file so I agree, that discussion is pretty much over. But I have to say that nobody in the English-speaking world ever says Benfica Lisbon, they do say Sporting Lisbon quite a lot though. No need to be ironic with «the dirty dozen» or the like, I can do irony too but I don’t see the point in this case.

          • Darren Smith

            22 октября, 2013 at 19:41

            Valdemar your point is taken, accepted and even agreed with. That has been done a few comments ago. Having said that it is impossible for it to change the download, unfortunately that is life, not exactly fair considering your views but there is no way, categorically, that any point you re-write will change that. So this exchange can now end there, as any other comments won’t be relevant to other readers looking for help with how to download etc, I would rather they didn’t have to read through loads of irrelevant comments to the subject they are looking for. Thanks

    • Alex

      4 мая, 2014 at 11:23

      I’m sorry, but nobody cares if ‘Sporting Lisbon’ is factually incorrect. For anyone who isn’t based in Portugal, that name is what gives them the most information. Bayern München will be continued to be referred to as ‘Bayern Munich’, even though it’s obviously ‘incorrect’. Nobody would know what the heck is HJK (Helsinki Football Club) unless it was referred to internationally as ‘HJK Helsinki’, which is obviously both redundant and incorrect.

      Furthermore, Sporting needs to be distinguished from the other clubs with the same name, for example Sporting Gijon. ‘Sporting CP’ or ‘SCP’ tells a wide audience absolutely nothing at all. And for obvious reasons, ‘Sporting Clube de Portugal’ does not work as a common name for the club any more than ‘Sport Lisboa e Benfica’, or ‘Braunschweiger Turn- und Sportverein Eintracht von 1895’ does.

      • Valdemar

        4 мая, 2014 at 12:49

        Your name is Alex. Everybody in your house knows you as Alex. You like being called Alex and feel some pride in your name.

        Now imagine you have another Alex in your work or class. Imagine they would start calling you Alex the fat because the other guy is very thin compaired to you.

        The fact that you choose to raise que point again, 7 months after it’s closed, is what puzzles me.

        • Johnny Karp

          4 мая, 2014 at 12:55

          Oh nooo, not this endless discussion again! For FM 15 I might consider doing two versions of the real names fix, one for Portugal and another for the rest of the world.

          • Valdemar

            4 мая, 2014 at 23:22

            Nah. No need. I think Alex was just taunting one of the 3 big clubs in Portugal.

  2. Bruno Jacinto

    16 октября, 2013 at 17:45

    This doesnt count as an editor change, so you still keep all the leaderboards, or not?

    • Johnny Karp

      16 октября, 2013 at 17:46

      It has nothing to do with the Editor.

      • Bruno Jacinto

        16 октября, 2013 at 17:48

        Thanks a lot then!

        On the other hand…. Sporting is Sporting Clube de Portugal, and its pretty dear to the portuguese supporters that name…

        • Johnny Karp

          16 октября, 2013 at 17:51

          I know but this is an international and mostly English-speaking community. You can edit that name out if you want or delete the portugal.lnc file from the downloaded folder.

  3. Atrick

    16 октября, 2013 at 19:03

    Is there a link available not on mediafire? Can’t access mediafire at all.

  4. JackHayes89

    16 октября, 2013 at 23:45

    Can’t find the folder to extract this to, any help?

    • Johnny Karp

      17 октября, 2013 at 06:04

      If you’re on Windows just open your C drive in Windows Explorer and follow the path that is listed in the post.

      • Johnny Karp

        17 октября, 2013 at 06:24

        There’s also a video that might help you:

      • milos.radenkovic9

        13 марта, 2014 at 19:08

        I also coudln’t find the folder, then I did what you said here, went in windows explorer, in C drive, but i can’t find it. It’s not there. Do you know maybe how to find it or is it there another way?

        • Johnny Karp

          13 марта, 2014 at 19:15

          I’m sorry but I can’t know where a program is on your computer. Try to search the other drives, I don’t know.

          • milos.radenkovic9

            13 марта, 2014 at 21:02

            Ok. I found it, but now, when i get in steam/steamapps- there is no common folder, just sourcemods folder which is empty. Do you maybe know something about that? Thanks

          • Johnny Karp

            13 марта, 2014 at 21:52

            Maybe you haven’t installed the game through Steam?

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  6. JackHayes89

    17 октября, 2013 at 16:18

    Thanks for the help. :)

  7. k9

    18 октября, 2013 at 05:00

    help for a mac user?

    • Johnny Karp

      18 октября, 2013 at 11:55

      Folder location is a bit different on macs, should be somewhere in Macintosh HD > Users > YOURACCOUNTNAME > Library > Application Support > Steam. Or something similar, I guess you could also use search to find the folder?

      • k9

        18 октября, 2013 at 23:29

        yeah after the users bit i have no «library»

        and if i got to the «library» after macintosh HD and go into the application support there’s no steam

        • k9

          18 октября, 2013 at 23:48

          found it, you have to hit the option key when on «go» in finder to get the library you’re looking for

          • deksaint1

            21 октября, 2013 at 01:00

            how do you get the option key ;(

          • Johnny Karp

            21 октября, 2013 at 06:21

            What option key?

  8. Niels

    19 октября, 2013 at 09:35

    Thank you so much for this.

    Although the Japanese national team still have fake players in the national team. How can I change that?

    • Johnny Karp

      19 октября, 2013 at 10:05

      There should be real players in there but only after they pick a squad for a match.

      • Niels

        19 октября, 2013 at 10:25

        Im at the World Championship 2014, Germany is fine, Japan isn’t.

        • Johnny Karp

          19 октября, 2013 at 10:44

          Strange, I will look into that in a few minutes and see what can be done.

        • Johnny Karp

          19 октября, 2013 at 11:00

          There are real players for Japan in my game. Moreover, it has nothing to do with the real name fix as far as I can tell. Maybe you have loaded a small database and those players are just not in there?

          • Niels

            19 октября, 2013 at 11:04

            Thanks for the effort.
            I don’t know what is wrong here. It behaves like the german team because it finds the players under top players and they are present in teams like Man Utd, Schalke etc.

          • Johnny Karp

            19 октября, 2013 at 11:08

            Quite strange indeed. But again, it has nothing to do with this fix simply because there’s nothing to be fixed, there is no Germany-like restriction for the Japan team as far as I can tell.

  9. Yohan Cabbage

    21 октября, 2013 at 04:39

    does this change the awards to their native language? Last year i downloaded one and then I managed in Ligue 1, all the awards were in french and i didn’t understand what the awards were for

    • Johnny Karp

      21 октября, 2013 at 06:20

      No, it doesn’t. There are some changes to awards names but none for France.

      • Yohan Cabbage

        21 октября, 2013 at 15:02

        all in english?

        • Johnny Karp

          21 октября, 2013 at 15:18

          They are in whatever way the game has them, I repeat that this download doesn’t change any names for French awards.

  10. Sam

    31 октября, 2013 at 19:19


    New to Mac and don’t have a clue how to go about this.

    Help would be appreciated?


    • Johnny Karp

      31 октября, 2013 at 19:40

      I have already replied to a similar question:
      «Folder location is a bit different on macs, should be somewhere in Macintosh HD > Users > YOURACCOUNTNAME > Library > Application Support > Steam.»
      Let me know if you need further help but keep in mind I don’t have a Mac so my knowledge of that Operating System is fairly limited.

  11. Pedro Fontan

    31 октября, 2013 at 23:23

    Top work again Johnny thanks for the tip on how to change the name in the notepad i;m sure you understand the point of view as it is true that when i got to England and heard them calling it Sporting Lisbon i though » what the hell??» xD
    But let’s not get into that again xD

  12. Franas

    1 ноября, 2013 at 09:30

    Is it fully working with the full game ? :)

  13. Strangelet

    1 ноября, 2013 at 12:13

    I think you forgot to comment out line «»FAKE_NATIONAL_TEAM» 116 1″ in nleague.lnc, which makes Japan team fake.

    • Johnny Karp

      1 ноября, 2013 at 17:54

      I will look into that. But the Japan national team was showing just fine in my game with the fix installed as it is now.

  14. w00ties

    6 ноября, 2013 at 01:55

    Can you upload this to the Steam Workshop?

    • Johnny Karp

      6 ноября, 2013 at 07:16

      If that would help you I would. But since you can easily download it from here, I don’t see why I would upload it there.

  15. PredOborG

    11 ноября, 2013 at 22:01

    This screwed up every name in the game for me… I tried preinstalling it couple times, deleted the main folder and the Sports Interactive folder in C:/Users and still it gives me random names for players, stuff and even my couch name now !!! Is there something to fix your fix ?!

    • Johnny Karp

      12 ноября, 2013 at 07:22

      It deleted? Maybe you deleted. If you can follow the instructions on how to install it then it will work, if not I’m not responsible for what you delete in your computer.

      • PredOborG

        12 ноября, 2013 at 11:56

        After I tried the fix it randomized every name in the game, even my profile name. Tried to reroll the changes with placing the original files back in the folder- didn’t work. Then uninstalled the game and installed it again- still same. 3rd thing I did was to completely remove every trace of the game and the fix from my PC (deleted all folders with Sports Interactive and registries containing Football Manager) and the random names are still occuring. For example Brendan Rodgers from Liverpool is now named Yusuf Ali Delgado…. The fake players option in preferences is ticked off.
        I know I made mistake when I put the files in the db folder without renaming the leagues but somehow the Editor is not working for me , it just stays on black screen and nothing happens even when I wait for 1 hour….
        Is there something I miss? Maybe the game sends all options to a cloud?

        • Johnny Karp

          12 ноября, 2013 at 16:11

          Again, installing this fix according to the instructions can never ever cause what you describe is happening there. I’m not sure what you did there to be honest but I repeat for one last time: this fix does not and will not change the names of real players and staff like Brendan Rodgers. For all other problems you have with the Editor and so on, please ask SI tech for help, that also has absolutely nothing to do with our fix.

  16. HZ

    12 ноября, 2013 at 14:46

    Works like a charm.

    Thank you very much! :Þ

  17. shizzle

    12 ноября, 2013 at 15:46

    Where can i find the real names of the players ?