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Real Competition Names for Football Manager 2009

Due to legal reasons Sports Interactive doesn’t use the real names for some competitions. For instance, the Premier League is called “Premier Division”. But you can change that easily. Let me show you how.

Download this file. It is made by the Italian website called Panoz. If you unpack the rar file you will have a folder named “lnc”. Now I’ll tell you what to do with the folder, depending on your game configuration.

If you are using the original game database you should replace the “lnc” folder located in C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\data\db\900 with the “lnc” folder you extracted from the rar file. If you bought the game through Steam, like I did, the folder should be located in C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\football manager 2009\data\db\900.

If you are using the database from patch 9.1.0 you should find the “lnc” folder to be replaced in C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\data\updates\update-910\db\910 or if you bought the game through Steam look in  C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\football manager 2009\data\updates\update-910\db\910.

If you are using the database from patch 9.2.0 you should find the “lnc” folder to be replaced in C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\data\updates\update-920\db\920 or if you bought the game through Steam look in  C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\football manager 2009\data\updates\update-920\db\920.

After replacing the “lnc” folder as instructed you shoud have a nice “Barclays Premier League” name for the English top division.

premier-league

If you have any problems with the whole process just leave a comment and I’ll try to help you out.

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browar
browar
11 years ago

Why my competition names don’t change? I use 9.3.0 patch

browar
browar
11 years ago

I paste ‘lnc’ folder in right place (Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\data\updates\update-930\db\930). It do nothing, I have wrong names

Heartburn Home Remedy
11 years ago

After reading through this article, I just feel that I need more info. Could you suggest some more resources ?

DeBate
DeBate
11 years ago

thanks very much, i absolutely hate not having official names!! it’s all good now though :D

Aunlead
Aunlead
11 years ago

this might help someone –
i got steam version of FM09 with 9.3.0 patch. Initially after replacing the “Inc” folder (Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\data\updates\update-930\db\930), it did not work for me either but then i replaced “Inc” folder in all the updates (\data\updates\update-910\db\910) & (\data\updates\update-920\db\920) & it worked!!!

Vag
Vag
11 years ago

i have the basic version 9.1 and it does not work. any suggestions?

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