FM 2016 Real Names Fix

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Due to licensing issues some competitions and clubs have fake names in FM 2016. For instance all the clubs in the German Bundesliga have fake names, the English Premier League is called “Premier Division”, the German national team has fake players and so does the Japanese one. All these issues can be solved easily with our FM 2016 Real Names Fix, all you have to do is download it and then install it with our step by step instructions.

Get real names in Football Manager 2016, replacing “Premier Division” with “Premier League“, “Champions Cup” with “UEFA Champions League” and much more. Several real competition names are included in this fix, along with real award names and real players in the Germany national team, South Korea national team and Japan national team. 

After you install this fix you have to restart FM 2016 and you should be able to see the real names in your game. They should look like this:

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

FM 2016 Real Competition Names

  • UEFA Champions League
  • UEFA Europa League
  • UEFA Youth League
  • Barclays Premier League
  • Bundesliga
  • 2. Bundesliga
  • 3. Bundesliga
  • And many more, including real names for all European and South American domestic competitions.

FM 2016 Real Club Names

  • FC Porto
  • Benfica
  • Sporting CP
  • Real names for Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga clubs, including FC Bayern Munchen, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04.

FM 2016 Real Players*

  • Real players in Germany national team.
  • Real players in Japan national team.
  • Real players in South Korea national team.

* – Real players might not appear immediately after installing the fix, but they will appear after a squad is selected for an international match. 

Download FM 2016 Real Names Fix

Download the file by clicking the button below:

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Please note: If you want to share this download on your website you will have to link back to this page, do not host the file elsewhere or post the direct download link! Thanks. 

How to install FM 2016 real names fix

1. Navigate to Program Files>Steam>steamapps>common>Football Manager 2016>data>db>1600>lnc and delete the “all” folder. (Make a backup of it in case you want to revert to the original fake names at some point). Do the same thing with the “all” folder in Program Files>Steam>steamapps>common>Football Manager 2016>data>db>1601>lnc.

After patch 16.3, you will also have to apply the fix to the following folder: Program Files>Steam>steamapps>common>Football Manager 2016>data>db>1630>lnc.

2. Download our file, which is a zip archive, then you will have to extract it to this folder: Program Files>Steam>steamapps>common>Football Manager 2016>data>db>1600>lnc and also to Program Files>Steam>steamapps>common>Football Manager 2016>data>db>1601>lnc.

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

If you spot any more teams or competitions in FM 2016 that need name changing, please let me know and I will release a new version of this download to fix them.

Update

Useful comment from Michael for Mac users:

Just a heads up for everyone who’s trying to install this on Mac and can’t find the folder mentioned in the guide:

On Steam on Mac you have to do this:

Go to FM 16 in Steam right click it and go Properties -> Local Files -> Browse Local Files and in the data -> db you will find 1600 and 1601

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Faizal Zainal
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Could you fix Nertherlands/Holland. for example Jan Jensen

Johnny Karp
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Yes, I can do that. Can you help me a bit by telling me if there are any other issues apart from the Holland national team coach name? (if you could name them individually it would be excellent)

BolajiFuga
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The name fix works up until i start a match, how do i fix that ?

Johnny Karp
Guest

Not sure I understand what you mean, you have to give me more details or a specific example.

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Jordy Salman Zirtaf
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How to Install this on Macbook Pro?
thx :D

Johnny Karp
Guest

As far as I know on a Mac you should find this folder: Macintosh HD/Users/”your computers name”/Library/Application Support/Steam/Steam Apps/common/Football Manager 16/data/db/1600/lnc

Gaurav Chaddah
Guest

Just if you didn’t know Johnny when you start a new game this doesn’t seem to be working, I think it might be after the update tonight. Do you know what to change in order for it to work?

Johnny Karp
Guest

Sorry, I’m not at home until Saturday and I can’t test. See if there’s a new folder in data>db after the update (possibly 1610), if so you will have to do the same thing in there with the lnc>all folder.

Logan
Guest

I dont see Inc folder under /Library/Application Support/Steam/Steam Apps/common/Football Manager 16/data/db/1600/lnc. In fact I dont event have Football manager 16 folder under that path. Anyone knows how to fix this issue? I have reinstalled the game like 3 times

Johnny Karp
Guest

Have you tried using the “search” feature on your Mac, you might find the folder. I don’t have a Mac so can’t do much more to help.

baransja
Guest

The German national team doesn’t have the real names after applying the fix. This is even after new callups are done for the national team. Is there anything else that needs to be done to fix it?

Johnny Karp
Guest

That’s strange, I will try to find a way as soon as possible.

Johnny Karp
Guest

Made a new version of the download, should be working fine now.

baransja
Guest

It worked, thanks

Divolinon
Guest

The Belgian cup is no longer called “Cofidis cup”, but is now called “Croky cup”. The name clearly wasn’t ridiculous enough.

Johnny Karp
Guest

Croky Cup, really? LOL

Johnny Karp
Guest

Made a new version of the download, thanks for the information.

Michael Harlung-Jensen
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Michael Harlung-Jensen

Just a heads up for everyone who’s trying to install this on Mac and can’t find the folder mentioned in the guide:

On Steam on Mac you have to do this:

Go to FM 16 in Steam right click it and go Properties -> Local Files -> Browse Local Files and in the data -> db you will find 1600 and 1601.

Michael
Guest

Just a heads up for everyone who’s trying to install this on Mac and can’t find the folder mentioned in the guide:

On Steam on Mac you have to do this:

Go to FM 16 in Steam right click it and go Properties -> Local Files -> Browse Local Files and in the data -> db you will find 1600 and 1601

Johnny Karp
Guest

Thanks!

Michael
Guest

No worries, mate. It was the very least I could do ;) Great job on the fix.

However I have a correction/addition for the Danish second division (third tier). It’s called Kanal Sport Divisionen: http://www.2division.dk/

Michael
Guest

As mentioned before, great job on the fix.

One thing though: Japan doesn’t seem to be calling up real players for me. South Korea has a mix of fake players and real players while Germany works perfectly and has called up only real players. Any idea why that is? Is it a waiting game and Japan will call up real players next time?

Johnny Karp
Guest

There’s nothing wrong with South Korea, you probably have a small database loaded and that’s why the team has only a few real players. Japan is a tricky one, don’t have a solution yet but I will try something.

Michael
Guest

Ahh, so Japan just isn’t working at the moment and it’s just not for me? (If so fair enough).

I am playing with a large database in my current save, but only European leagues loaded. Dunno if that does it with South Korea.

Very happy to see Germany working so well :) (with all due respect to Japan and South Korea, Germany really is the main thing for me with this fix – both club names and national side).

Johnny Karp
Guest

You are right. Just uploaded a new version of the fix, which includes Japan, correct Ballon d’Or and Kanal Sport Divisionen. So please download and install the latest version and let me know if there are any other errors ;)

Michael
Guest

Just noticed another thing (sorry to be bombarding you with comments here): I’ve now got FIFA Ballon D’or and World Golden Ball. The World Golden Ball seem to be the actual Ballon D’or (looking at who’s won it in game). I might be mistaken though so correct me if I’m wrong.

Johnny Karp
Guest

The Ballon d’Or is there, just checked. Currently working on something to fix Japan.

Michael
Guest

Yeah the Ballon D’or is there. But I think (please do correct me if I’m wrong) that the names of the two major world’s best player awards are switched.

The one called World Golden Ball in the game (with your fix applied) seems to be Ballon D’or for two reasons: a) the list of winners is identical to the real life Ballon D’or and b) the winners of this award has been voted for (says how many voting points they’ve recieved).

Whereas the one called Ballon D’or in your fix seems to be the other major award (can’t remember the actual name of it) since there is no voting for this award and the winners list isn’t consistent with the real life Ballon D’or award.

Hope I’m making sense.

Johnny Karp
Guest

You are right. I have just uploaded a new version of the fix, which includes Japan, correct Ballon d’Or and Kanal Sport Divisionen. So please download and install the latest version and let me know if there are any other errors ;)

Michael
Guest

That is hella good service, mate ;) Looks great with Ballon D’or now and World Player of The Year. Will have to wait a wee bit for the next Japanese national team call up to see if that has been fixed (but I take your word for it).

I feel bad for telling you about a missing name and then writing a mistake when correcting it, but it’s KanalSport Divisionen not Kanal Sport Divisionen >.< Sorry.

Johnny Karp
Guest

Oh well, I’ll fix it next time. Japan is fine, trust me :)

Michael
Guest

Fair enough. Might as well add that the Superliga (top Danish tier) is officially called Alka Superliga so you can get that in the next update as well :)

Again wanna add that I think you’re doing a really great job on this fix. It makes the game that much more enjoyable with the real national sides and club and competitions names. I mean what’s the World Cup without the likes of Neuer and Müller.

Dan
Guest

I don’t have an “all” folder? Just 1600 and 1601

Johnny Karp
Guest

Inside 1600 and 1601 there should be a “lnc” folder, inside that folder you will find the “all” folder.

Michael
Guest

Japan and South Korea now both work perfectly :) Full of real players. I really appreciate your work on this.

Stefan
Guest

DOESN’T WORK FOR ME. ALL PLAYERS IN FM16 HAVE FAKE NAMES. PLEASE HELP ME! IT’S PIRATE VERSION FM

Johnny Karp
Guest

There’s only one solution to your problem: buy a legal version of the game.

Ray Coates
Guest

Do I have to re-start my game or will this work for a preexsisiting game?

Johnny Karp
Guest

You don’t have to start a new save.

Mainakh Banerjee
Guest

pirated versions have all wrong player names…amazing fact is that when u search the real player name on the top search bar…a funny name arises in the search result and the player with the funny name has all the real player stats…e.g. search Petr Cech … u get Bio Kalogeracos… with awesome goalkeeping stats and is a 33 yr old Czech… There must be a way to fix this ?

Johnny Karp
Guest

Yes, there is a way to fix this: BUY THE GAME!

Darren
Guest

Lol, got to be one of the best things SI introduced.

Stan
Guest

Well,I replaced the files and went into my save and it was all fine,then after 4-5 days names bugged again..Any solution?

Johnny Karp
Guest

Maybe you reinstalled the game or sn update? Check the respective folder and see if you need to repeat the fix installation.

Stan
Guest

installed it again,same thing.After some days they become bugged again.
Will try on another save now and im gonna tell the results.

Johnny Karp
Guest

I’m sorry but I can’t understand what’s going wrong there, never encountered a similar situation. Normally it should work just fine, competition names and everything else that is regarded by this fix should not change while the game is running.

Stan
Guest

Still the same problem

Frank
Guest

hey. I installed everything but the Portuguese teams haven’t changed their names… I check the competitions and yes the Champions naming is there…Germany is fine…but not Benfica or any of the other clubs in that league – the club logo is still the “fake” one. And yes, it’s an official game, not a pirate copy. Can you help please?

Johnny Karp
Guest

This fixes club names, not their logos.

Muhammad istaftaa ghiframa
Guest
Muhammad istaftaa ghiframa

Hey. I ‘ve tried the way but still the same result, his name was not attempted at all. thx

Johnny Karp
Guest

Exactly which name are you talking about?

Muhammad istaftaa ghiframa
Guest
Muhammad istaftaa ghiframa

yes, i try with step but dosn’t work. why ?

Johnny Karp
Guest

Sorry, I’m not a mind reader. If you can make some sense I might be able to help.

constantineo
Guest

success but when i play it,in revert no fake names.but,thanks for your work dude,but i hope it will fix soon with your new release :)

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Istvan
Guest

works perfect untill 1st jan 2016,…when all fakes are back
testing it 3rd time now, but i fear it will have same result.

Scunny
Guest

If I am in the middle of a save and I do this will I lose the save or can I continue?

Jonny
Guest

Does this download still work? When I click the link I just get a new tab open with a white screen and it just loads indefinitely?

chris
Guest

Not having any success with this (Window 10). I’ve deleted the ‘all’ folder in all three destinations and extracted the downloaded file via WinRAR, but doesn’t seem to have changed anything. Any ideas?

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