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Football Manager Update - Transfer Deadline

FMInside Sep 6, 2023 Last modified: 13 Nov 42,286 views 11,069 downloads

The big Transfer Deadline version of the Football Manager Update for FM23!

HOTFIX - Sept 6th

This is a hotfix for the FMUpdate Transfer Deadline V1. WE noticed a lot of transfers from England had gone missing due to merging 2 transfer files. We have fixed the issue and have checked all the moves in the Premier League, Championship, L1 & L2.

Please remove the old version and download this new one!

Also removed the double update, which caused the database to be corrupt

The Football Manager Update - Transfer Deadline

Released on: September 5th - Includes 97007 changes

This is the first version of of our major transfer deadline update! We have been working on this update for weeks and we can honestly say that this is our best update this year. With over 15.000 new changes compared to the previous update, this is the one you have been waiting for!

*Disclaimer - This is version 1 of the update, meaning it is not complete nor is it perfect. If you spot a mistake, please report it to us instead of posting angry or aggressive comments.

The FMUpdate standard features

There are some standard features we push in every update we release. We always monitor the player weight and height and add or change these. We also keep track of captains and vice captains and make changaes if needed.

  • Missing players & staff (Ajax & Hansi Flick)
  • Updated heights & weights
  • Stadium name & capacity changes
  • Updated captains & vice captains
  • New League formats for:
    • France
    • Belgium
    • Switzerland
  • Skip the World Cup file
    • Including a file to fix the European fixture schedules

FMU - FM23 Add-on Packs

Use our add-ons to enhance your game experience even further. The add-ons we have for you in the FMU are:

  • Real Cup & Competition Names (10.305 changes)
  • Real Club names (10000 changes) (121k if you count the removal of the ugly Six Lettre Names)
  • Media Pack (39498 changes)
  • Brazilian Club Color Fix (1000 changes)
  • Non League Players & Staff (1108 changes) (to use with the England lvl 10 database)
  • Agent Pack Light (2034 changes)

The FMU - League add-ons

In the FMU we also have several new leagues to discover!

  • Estonia to Lvl 3
  • Hungary to Lvl 3
  • Lithuania to Lvl 3
  • Luxembourg to Lvl 3
  • Malaysia to Lvl 3
  • Northern Ireland to Lvl 7
  • Poland to Lvl 4
  • Ukraine to Lvl 3
  • Saudi Arabia to Lvl 2 - Created by Dave
    • Including file to increase wages in Saudi Arabia

The FMU - Frequently Asked Questions

On which version of Football Manager can I use the FMU?

The Football Manager Update is compatible with the 23.4 database of the full version of Football Manager 2023 and will support the following platforms:

  • Steam
  • Epic
  • Gamepass

This update is NOT compatible with Football Manager mobile or the versions on Nintendo Switch, Playstation or Xbox. Also, this update can’t be used with older versions of the game like Football Manager 2022.

My game starts in 2022 is that correct?

Yes. It is not possible to offer you the full experience without starting in 2022. If your start date is June/July 2022 it is correct.

Why doesn't the FMU use a custom start date?

We follow the same strategy as the official updates from Football Manager, meaning we do not complete transfers on a future transfer and always place a new player directly at his new club. By using a custom start date we can't guarantee the transfers being 100% accurate. Also, loans can't be given a future start date and could not be added to the game if we use a custom start date.

Is the FMU Compatible with other add-ons?

The FMU transfer file should be compatible with most add-ons as we don't change league structures. However, we have not tested the FMU with every available add-on. We can't assure you your save will work properly.


Are you a fan of our update and would you like to share it? Please point the download link to this very page and NOT the direct or steam link. You cannot host the files on your own website unless you have permission from FMInside or TheFMEditor.

How-To video How to install the update

Want to help?

Are you a big fan of using the editor and are you interested in joining the update team, please send an email to [email protected]

How to install Football Manager Update - Transfer Deadline

  1. Download the zipped file
  2. Unzip the contents of the folder using an unpacking software tool like 7Zip of Winrar
  3. Place The Football Manager Update and other files in \Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2023\editor data
  4. Remove old versions of the update pack! (Very important)
  5. Start Football Manager and start a new career.
  6. Make sure to select the 23.4 database
  7. When selecting your database files, make sure the editor files you want to use are all ticked.
  8. Continue to Advanced Settings
  9. Once you have selected your Nations & Leagues you can start your game.

Having troubles installing The Football Manager Update? Have a look at our guide on how to start a new save in Football Manager or watch the instructional video on our YouTube Channel


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