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FMI Update 21.12

Richard Aug 15, 2021 Last modified: 13 Nov 39,349 views 9,254 downloads

This is the FMI Update version 21.12, which includes ALL summer transfers up to August 15 2021.

Highlights FMI Update V21.12

This update includes every promotion and relegation for every playable league in the desktop version of Football Manager 2021.

  • ALL squads are up to date as of August 15 2021 (including the latest transfers)
  • ALL leagues are updated with teams for 2021/2022 season

DISCLAIMER: Promotions and relegations won't be an exact copy of the real life situation. This due to some leagues expanding or reducing the amount of teams. We have done what we think is the best solution.

The same applies to the Champions and Europa League. Due to the introduction of the Conference League, we cannot recreate the real life situation as the Conference League in FM starts in season two. The same applies to here; we have done what we think is best.

Changes: 159.413


Highlights of the transfers we have completed in this update. Obviously there are many more transfers included in this update...

  • Lionel Messi > Paris Saint-Germain
  • Romelu Lukaku > Chelsea
  • Jack Grealish > Manchester City
  • Cristian Romero > Tottenham Hotspur
  • Jannik Vestergaard > Leicester City
  • Joe Willock > Newcastle United
  • Kaio Jorge > Juventus
  • Leon Bailey, Axel Tuanzebe & Danny Ings > Aston Villa
  • Adam Armstrong, Armando Broja & Valentino Livramento > Southampton
  • Josh Sargent & Christos Tzolis > Norwich City
  • Yoane Wissa > Brentford
  • Kristoffer Klaesson > Leeds
  • Jens Petter Hauge > Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Arne Maier > FC Augsburg
  • Myron Boadu > AS Monaco
  • Amadou Onana > LOSC Lille
  • Denzel Dumfries & Edin Dzeko > Internazionale
  • Eldor Shomurodov & Matias Viña > AS Roma
  • Merih Demiral > Atalanta
  • Gianluca Busio > Venezia
  • Marko Arnautovic > Bologna
  • Salvatore Sirigu > Genoa
  • Jean Lucas > AS Monaco
  • Gonzalo Montiel & Ludwig Augustinsson > Sevilla
  • Javi Galán > Celta de Vigo
  • Roman Yaremchuk > Benfica
  • Manuel Ugarte > Sporting CP
  • Joe Hart & James McCarthy > Celtic
  • Kim Min-Jae, Burak Kapacak & Cagtay Kurukalip > Fenerbahce
  • Alex Teixeira, Rachid Ghezzal & Mert Günok > Besiktas
  • Victor Nelsson > Galatasaray
  • Claudinho > Zenit St. Petersburg
  • Radja Nainggolan, Johannes Eggestein & Sam Vines > Antwerp
  • Joshua Zirkzee > Anderlecht
  • Diego Costa > Atlético Mineiro

Staff transfers

  • Louis van Gaal > The Netherlands
  • Dick Advocaat > Iraq
  • Russell Martin > Swansea City

Contract extensions

  • John Stones
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Alisson
  • José María Giménez
  • Gerard Moreno
  • Lucas Alario
  • Illan Meslier
  • Fabinho
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Stefan Savic
  • Dedryck Boyata
  • Goran Pandev
  • Marcelo Bielsa

Standard key features in the FMI Update

There are several key features we include in all our updates and below we present you with a list of all these features:

  • The latest transfers
  • Added missing players / managers
  • New wonderkids to discover
  • Managerial changes
  • Contract renewals terminations
  • Updated captains and vice-captains
  • Corrected club kit colors
  • Real competition and league names
  • Added new clubs / Removed old clubs Merged clubs
  • Correct award trophy names
  • Added/Removed legends/icons/favoured personnel
  • Added real life media pundits
  • PA CA Updates / Upgrades / Downgrades
  • Promotion Relegation from leagues that have already finished

The update is free to download, but if you want to support me ánd the future of the FMInside Update you can donate and be an absolute hero;

How-To video How to install the update


This update is compatible with the 21.4 database of the full version of Football Manager 2021 and can't be used for Football Manager Touch and Mobile or the versions on the Nintendo Switch and/or Xbox.

Also, this update is not compatible with older versions of the game like Football Manager 2020 and previous versions.

Redistribution Policy

Want to share the FMI Update on other sites? Please point the download link to this very page. You cannot host any files yourself, unless you have written permission from the authors.

How to install FMI Update 21.12

  1. Download the file
  2. Make sure the .fmf file is stored in \Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\editor data
  3. Start Football Manager and start a new career.
  4. When selecting your database files, make sure the editor file is ticked
  5. Continue to Advanced Settings
  6. 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.


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