This is the complete football ladder from France, all the way down to level 13! Created by Manager Online.
Created for the first time on FM23, the FRMO Update gives you the possibility to control more than 3400 real French clubs, within a new pyramid structure of French football. It replaces until further notice , our R1MO and R3MO Updates, the French Updates being among the best known in the Football Manager community .
- About 100 hours of work on the editor.
- Data recovery work started in August 2022.
- Configuration of the update started in November 2022.
- First version released on January 6, 2023.
- Update tested without bugs in the editor until 2050.
- NO PLAYERS HAVE BEEN CREATED OR MODIFIED.
- 415655 database changes.
- 3410 French clubs present.
- 163 championships on 13 levels. (3410 playable teams).
- 33 U19 championships on 9 levels. (3410 playable teams).
- French Cup.
- Champions Trophy.
- Gambardella Cup.
- 13 regional cups.
- All the cities of Metropolitan France (34,838) present in the database with real coordinates.
- All clubs created:
Respect the colors given on the FFF website.
Have jerseys that respect these colors.
Have a reserve team and an U19 team.
- All districts have at least 20 clubs represented in the database.
- All the clubs playing from Ligue 1 to Regional 3 in the real 2022/2023 season are present.
- The allocation of clubs within the new structure has been made based on their actual rankings as of November 8, 2022 (FM23 release date).
- In order to have a certain regional equality in the high divisions, all the regional leagues are represented by 26 clubs (8 for Corsica), from Ligue 1 (D1) to National 4 (D8) and 64 clubs (31 for Corsica ) from Regional 1 (D9) to Regional 4 (D12).
IMPORTANT: If you don't have a powerful PC, the game may slow down considerably if you select Departmental. If this is the case, we advise you to select Regional 4 at the start of the game.
- Ligue 1, Ligue 2, Ligue 3, Ligue 4: 16 teams per league. (2 ascents/2 descents).
- Ligue 4/National 1 play-offs: The 4 National 1 champions meet (1 vs 4/2 vs 3) in a round-trip match. The two winners go up to Ligue 4.
- National 1, National 2, National 3, National 4: 4 groups of 16 teams per championship. (2 ascents/2 descents).
- National 4/Regional 1 play-offs: The Regional 1 champions meet the worst team in their region in National 4 in a round trip match. The winner goes up or stays in National 4.
- Regional 1, Regional 2, Regional 3, Regional 4: 13 groups of 16 teams per championship. (except in Corsica, with 8 clubs and 7 clubs in Regional 4). (2 ascents/2 descents and 1 ascent/1 descent for Corsica).
- Regional 4/Departmental play-offs: Each district champion in the region meets once on neutral ground. The first 2 of each region go up to Regional 4.
- Departmental: Number of variable teams. Variable groups, then final phase cup format to define the champion.
- Maximum 99 registered players.
- Maximum 10 loaned players per season (arrivals).
- L1/L4: Maximum 4 non-EU players – Minimum 2 club-trained players (3 years between 0 and 21).
- N1/N4: Maximum 3 non-EU players – Minimum 1 player trained at the club (3 years between 0 and 21 years old).
- R1/R4: Maximum 2 non-EU players.
- DEP: Maximum 1 non-EU player.
- All clubs participate in the Coupe de France.
- All regions have a Regional Cup which opposes all the clubs of Regional 1, Regional 2, Regional 3, Regional 4 and Departmental of the region.
- The Regional Cup finals are played on neutral ground, in a random stadium in the region.
- The Trophée des Champions takes place on neutral ground, in a random stadium in Metropolitan France.
- Ligue 1 U19, Ligue 2 U19, Ligue 3 U19, Ligue 4 U19: 16 teams per league. (2 ascents/2 descents).
- Ligue 4 U19/National 1 U19 play-offs: The 4 National 1 U19 champions meet (1 vs 4/2 vs 3) in a round-trip match. The two winners go up to Ligue 4 U19.
- National 1 U19, National 2 U19, National 3 U19, National 4 U19: 4 groups of 16 teams per championship. (2 ascents/2 descents).
- National 4 U19/Regional U19 play-offs: The Regional U19 champions meet the worst team in their region in National 4 U19. The winner goes up or stays in National 4 U19.
- Regional U19: Number of teams varies. Variable groups, then final phase cup format to define the champion.
- All U19 teams participate in the Gambardella Cup.
Recommended options when creating the game
First, don't forget to activate the 'Update France New Structure #FRMO (level 13)' database when configuring your career.
We therefore advise you to check the boxes corresponding to the list below, and leave the others unchecked:
- First, add players to playable teams (so you don't have any “greyed out” players).
- Then deactivate the first transfer window (optional: make the immersion more realistic).
- Regarding the box “Prevent taking control of teams with a manager already in place. This is to be checked only for realism, otherwise it risks blocking your entry.
- Finally, prevent the use of the game editor (optional: avoid any temptation).
- Then we recommend playing with an extended database.
- Finally, we can only urge you to add an extended database with all players of French nationality and all French divisions.
- Last point, play the game and put yourself at the lowest in qualification and coaching experience, or at least check the 2 boxes depending on the club selected.
How to install France Football Pyramid to level 13
- Download the file
- Make sure the .fmf file is stored in \Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2023\editor data
- Start Football Manager and start a new career.
- When selecting your database files, make sure the editor file is ticked
- Continue to Advanced Settings (see above for tips)
- Once you have selected your Nations & Leagues you can start your game.
Having troubles installing the file? Have a look at our guide on how to start a new save in Football Manager.