Mad Scientist 03/04 Database

This is the 2003/04 season database. Everything in the FM19 database, has been reverted back to 2003. All the leagues is as they where back in 2003, with all the teams from back then. The players attributes is copied from CM4 (2003/04 season).

So now you have the chance to train and coach all the legends from the beginning of the century, in the best football management simulation game ever. To get the full experience please read the instructions below.

Play with some of football’s biggest legends like Thierry Henry (Arsenal), Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid), Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus), Ryan Giggs (Manchester United) and bring back those memories of the 2003/2004 season!

Download the 2003/2004 Database:

Playable Leagues :

  • France (Ligue 1+2)
  • England (Premier + 1.Div)
  • Italy (Serie A+B)
  • Spain (Primera)
  • Germany (Bundesliga)
  • Scotland (Premier)
  • Denmark (Superliga)

Setup instructions for downloading Steam

  1. After subscribing and the database has been downloaded, start Football Manager 2019 and start a new career.
  2. IMPORTANT: Make sure to select the default FM 19.1.0 Database.
  3. Then tick the box saying 2003/04 DB and make sure no other boxes are ticked.
  4. Press confirm and choose advanced setup.
  5. Choose how many of the playable leagues you want to load (see which leagues are available above).
  6. Then press Approximate Player Count and choose Advanced.
  7. Then choose as many nations as you want to load players from besides the leagues you have loaded. Tick the boxes saying Players Based In Nation. Even if your computer says that the number of players exceeds the recommended level it will only load the 10.000 players which is created in the DB.
  8. Finally press Start Game and enjoy.

Setup instructions for the Direct Download

  1. Download the file > 2003 04 DB (Full).fm
  2. Move the file to
    Windows : Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2019/games
    Mac : User/ »Usename »/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2019/games
  3. Start Football Manager 2019 > Press Load Game and pick the  2003 04 DB (Full) » game.



  1. Outstanding work, but I can’t help but be a bit sad that portuguese league is not playable. Any chance you’ll might do it in a future update? Champions League winner that season was FC Porto, with Jose Mourinho, Deco, Ricardo Carvalho, Vitor Baía… would be so, so amazing to be able to play with them!

    Thanks a lot.

  2. how come nobody noticed that Man city has suggar daddy owners??? and chelsea not??? its the year when abramovic bought chelsea and start pumping money in the club, while city has to wait another 5 years for sheikh owners 🙂

  3. Mat Scientist. You are an absolute genius. FM should employ you immediately. You brought back my childhood and my love for Football Manager. You are definitely a true source of inspiration

  4. @TheMadScientist FM

    Not sure if your interested, but I’ve added the real fixtures (and results) for the Championship (Divison 1) that season, along with changing all Championship teams average attendance to what they were irl that season.

    I’m more than happy to send you the link if you wish to add it with fixtures too. I am thinking about doing Premiership fixtures/results too for that season. Took me over 12 hours to do all of the Championship fixtures/results.. so just want a break and bit of play for now 😀

  5. Very nice work mate, thanks!!
    One minor issue, Richard Chaplow at Burnley (a very promising young midfielder at the time) is set as a coach and not a player.

  6. When I downloaded the direct link and tryed to load it in the game, I acctually waited for 6 hours to load and it still didn’t. By the way I have very strong machine ( runs AC Odyssey, FarCry 5 on highest specs) . Do you know what’s the problem?

  7. hi i have downloaded this awesome file when i load the game and file in game how long do i need to wait for tit to load the game

    • Lots of clubs around the world is complete, but not entire leagues. I believe the top 6 teams in Holland is pretty complete, but it wont be enough to be a playable league

      • Yeah i played Ajax on this and the Squad Seems to be correct for the most part only thing that i noticed is that Rafael van der Vaart is missing.


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