FM 2014 Real Names Fix

FM 2014 Downloads

written by Johnny Karp

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.

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October 16, 2013 16:26

Sporting Lisbon is in fact Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Or Sporting CP, in short.

Sporting Lisbon doesn’t exist.

May 4, 2014 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.

May 4, 2014 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.

October 16, 2013 17:45

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

October 16, 2013 19:03

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

October 16, 2013 23:45

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


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October 17, 2013 16:18

Thanks for the help. :)

October 18, 2013 05:00

help for a mac user?

October 19, 2013 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?

Yohan Cabbage
October 21, 2013 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

October 31, 2013 19:19


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

Help would be appreciated?


Pedro Fontan
October 31, 2013 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

November 1, 2013 09:30

Is it fully working with the full game ? :)

November 1, 2013 10:35

Certainly is for me.

November 1, 2013 12:13

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

November 6, 2013 01:55

Can you upload this to the Steam Workshop?

November 11, 2013 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 ?!

November 12, 2013 14:46

Works like a charm.

Thank you very much! :Þ

November 12, 2013 15:46

Where can i find the real names of the players ?

November 12, 2013 16:23

I installed the game and I saw fake names… I did nothing

November 12, 2013 20:36

Hi, I downloaded the game but ; ALL players and personals names are diffirent ( I don’t select the fake names on the start ) How can ı fix this , also names are changing everytime …

omar bassiony
November 13, 2013 15:57

i replaced the files but nothing

names of players are not right

November 16, 2013 06:11

does this resolve japanese national team players call up?

November 18, 2013 12:13

its not work

November 25, 2013 09:01

why my player names in my squads such as manchester united is not a real name….how to fix it ?????

November 26, 2013 20:07

In my program files I can’t find “Steam” , what should I do ?

November 26, 2013 23:24

Hi Johnny, wanted to say thanks a lot for a great download, but one thing I found wrong is that in the English leagues some of the awards are wrong. For example in the championship an award is listed as a Powerade award, and the Championship manager of the month is actually listed as League 1 manager of the season. Also in League 1 and 2 some awards are still listed as Coca Cola awards.

November 29, 2013 17:15

Hi bro, I started my game and I have all fake players. I’ve unticked the ‘use fake player’ box before starting the game. Does this patch solve that problem or it just helps renaming the leagues and awards only?
Please help me :((

James L
December 1, 2013 16:56

You’ve named the FA Cup the FA Trophy. Deary me….

December 6, 2013 18:40

i don’t find the “steam” folder.. where can i find it? i have searched it in program files and other files.

Gabriel James
December 8, 2013 00:29

Please answer me if you can: I have a huge, huge problem with my Football Manager 2014.I tried shifting it to my D drive since my C drive was getting full and that was where the problem started. When it couldn’t work on the D drive, I installed back on the C drive after deleting some files on it.

Now, the “Sports Interactive” folder just won’t come up any more under “Documents.” I created another one and can now save my game but I can’t install logo and face packs. How can I make the game generate this folder instead of me creating it? Please help, I will appreciate it.

December 9, 2013 15:24

It still says ECC when a team places for the Champions League?????

Gabriel James
December 9, 2013 16:22

You didn’t do it right then. Everything has the correct name in mine.

December 10, 2013 17:31

I applied this fix, but it didn’t make the Japanese team appear, same with the J-League team names. I noticed there was no file in the download. The German & Korean names all were right once they their squads were called up, but not for Japan.

December 10, 2013 23:47

bonsoir. j’ai telecharger fm 2014 mais les noms des joueurs sont en russe, korean…… comment dois je faire pour retablir

Jimmy Wong
December 11, 2013 13:42

I applied the fix. But after I restart the game, delete the initial save, and create a new game, the problem is still there

January 4, 2014 12:48

Why is there a fake.Inc file in there? Isn’t that the file that keeps the german national team fake? In my game I have just deleted all the files in the ‘all’ folder, but I am afraid of that not holding up once the next patch is released?

Thanks in advance.

January 5, 2014 11:33

Since adding this ‘Fix’ I have been unable to click on many of the award links i.e. the underline won’t appear when hovering over the award title/name meaning it won’t allow me to see past winners. I also can’t access the past winner list through the awards section under each competition.

Any suggestions?

January 8, 2014 13:02

I haven’t install steam. so i can’t use this in my game? is that it?

January 18, 2014 19:55

Hi mate, after I downloaded it, I clicked to load my most recent saved game and it wouldn’t load, so I tried to go on ‘Load Game’ and load the game I selected but it wouldn’t load. I was wondering whether you knew anything I could do to get my game back?

January 18, 2014 21:34

Sorry faults like that aren’t as a result of this download, so not sure what the problem is. I guess the first question is have you bought the game legally or downloaded a pirated copy?

January 18, 2014 21:52

I’ve had it since it came out as a BETA version, so yeah, as legally as is possible! It must be something else, I’ve had a few problems with it lately.Do you know any way in which I can get back a game that’s no longer able to load? Thank you for any help you can give.

January 18, 2014 22:31

Sorry mate, that is an issue for SI to solve. You should visit the SI forum and report your problem there, they will be able to offer technical help we can’t.

January 18, 2014 22:37

Will do, cheers mate!

January 19, 2014 07:00


January 19, 2014 08:41

I think the instructions are very simple but to clarify it should be in your program files or program files (X86) unless you have illegally downloaded the game of course.

January 29, 2014 23:05

but if you bought a cd you can install it in any place you want

January 30, 2014 12:04

I don’t think that is correct actually. You still have to activate through Steam and setup the game through steam regardless and to change these files it can be done through steam, which is very simple to do, hence the instructions, hence the comment. When you say any place you want, exactly what place are you talking about?

January 28, 2014 00:26

I have a pirated version and everything works just fine! Thank you.

August 11, 2014 00:46

how did u get the player names sorted?

January 30, 2014 16:28

Did everything correct, but it still shows the fake names. Did it twice, actually. This is frustrating! Can someone, anyone, help me, please?

January 30, 2014 18:25


February 28, 2014 23:16

Hello mate!

After the 14.3 update the names went back to the old and wrong ones and i can’t find a way to put them back to the real ones. Any idea on this one?

Best wishes
João Reis

March 1, 2014 10:09

Just figured it out. I was updating the 1400 folder instead of the 1430 one. Feeling quite stupid right now -_-‘

beyram chommakh
April 19, 2014 21:42

Doesn’t work, no changes after patch :(

April 26, 2014 19:43

Hey man it’s not working and I don’t have 1430 folder on db. I have 1400.

April 30, 2014 18:28

Does this fix the names of players in the premier league?

Abex Umar
June 29, 2014 14:09

my football manager 2014 reloaded have wrong player names and d “use fake player” box is unticked i need help please

Cameron Brown
July 30, 2014 18:32

Does this work on mac? It works with .dbc files but your download is .inc? Thanks.