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Football Manager 2019 Patch 19.3.0 Winterupdate

Sports Interactive and Football Manager have released the long awaited winter patch. This is the third ‘big’ patch for Football Manager 2019 and contains all sorts of fixes for the game. However, the biggest new feature is the Database update, which includes all the winter window signings!

In order to install the update you will have to exit Football Manager 2019. Your Steam Client will now be downloading and installing the update automatically. Restart Football Manager 2019 once the update has been completed.

As always: the update is save game compatible, but with all the major improvements to league structures it is advised that you start a new save. Also: for the winter transfers and updated squads you will need to start a new save.

And don’t forget to apply a real name fix before starting a new game to make sure that all the league names, team names, team colors and fake national teams are fixed. Read our guide how to install it.



  • Added database 19.3 to include winter transfer & data updates


  • Fixed rare issue where some promises would incorrectly complete or cancel immediately after being made
  • Happiness changes regarding players wanting new contract too frequently
  • Travelling tweaks with regards to training schedules
  • Fixed cases of certain facilities or youth levels not upgrading correctly
  • Toned down the extent to which players pick up traits from methods outside of mentoring
  • Tweaks to AI injury numbers
  • Tweaks to training ratings
  • Fixed case of FFP failure being reported incorrectly
  • Continue Game Timeout fixes
  • Various UI fixes


Various competition and rule group fixes including (but not limited to):

  • French Ligue 1 prize money corrected
  • English FA Cup 5th round replays scrapped from first season (18/19)
  • Belgium Home grown issues addressed
  • VAR changes for European competitions
  • U23 only rule applied to Dutch Jong teams
  • Danish leagues’ substitutes rule corrected to “7 subs named, maximum 3 used”
  • Can now play players registered for Portuguese senior teams in B Team 2nd tier games
  • Italian title and relegation decider games being played simultaneously
  • Italian Serie B expanded to 20 teams from 19/20 season
  • Licensed Northern Ireland PIL fixtures corrected
  • Greek National B Division Maximum foreign player rules corrected


Various Match Engine (version 1930) tweaks including (but not limited to):

  • Fixed bug with keeper reach on some high shots
  • Improved keeper reactions to free kick and penalty shots
  • Fixed rare instances of keepers picking up back passes or not reacting to them
  • Fixed keeper controlling ball then never moving to pick it up or kick it
  • Removed a restriction on striker and creative attackers offering out ball
  • Fixed incorrect offside example
  • Fixed couple of issues related to VAR
  • Adjusted attacking player marking when preventing GK distribution at goal kicks
  • Adjusted marking of players coming short for throw-ins
  • Fixed instances of central midfielders bunching close to ball
  • Made players cross slightly earlier when possible
  • Slight encouragement to pass ball forward more when optimal
  • Fixed issue where player marking edge of area at set piece doesn’t always engage ball player who receives it outside area
  • Fine-tuned shot and pass accuracy

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  1. Towards the end of the season you get a screen shot that says “such& such team will have another season in such and such a league due to avoiding relegation. The team in question is usally around 10 points above the drop zone and lying close to mid table.


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