fmi update 2020 – January Deadline Update

Football Manager 2020 Downloads Data Updates fmi update 2020 - January Deadline Update

The fmi update has returned for the Football Manager 2020 season. This update is the most accurate and up to date database for Football Manager 2020 and we are planning to set new records!

After we broke our own record with our FM19 version (400k downloads), we are keen on setting new standards for the FM20 season! We will be releasing updates on a monthly basis, while we will release multiple updates during the transfer windows in January and ahead of the 2020/2021 season.

Updated on: 02-02-2020 – Transfer Deadline Update

Download the fmi update 2020 (direct)

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Download the fmi update 2020 (Steam)

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What is in this version?

Total changes: 57.730


  • Bruno Fernandes, Odion Ighalo & Nathan Bishop > Manchester United
  • Pablo Mari & Cédric > Arsenal
  • Steven Bergwijn & Giovani Lo Celso > Spurs
  • Daniel Podence & Leonardo Campana > Wolves
  • Tomas Soucek & Jarrod Bowen > West Ham
  • Aaron Mooy & Tariq Lamptey > Brighton
  • Josh Brownhill > Burnley
  • Danny Rose, Nabil Bentaleb & Valentino Lazaro > Newcastle
  • Sander Berge, Panagiotis Retsos, Richairo Zivkovic & Jack Robinson > Sheffield United
  • Mbwana Samatta & Borja Baston > Aston Villa
  • Kyle Walker-Peters & Jacob Maddox > Southampton
  • Reinier & Hugo Vallejo > Real Madrid
  • Francisco Trincão & Matheus Fernandes > Barcelona
  • Yannick Carrasco > Atletico Madrid
  • Suso > Sevilla
  • Paco Alcácer > Villarreal
  • Alessandro Florenzi > Valencia
  • Ibrahim Amadou, Bryan Gil & Roger Assalé > Leganés
  • Adrián Embarba > Espanyol
  • Hatem Ben Arfa > Real Valladolid
  • Alvaro Odriozola > Bayern
  • Emre Can > Borussia Dortmund
  • Edmond Tapsoba > Bayer Leverkusen
  • Angelino, Dani Olmo & Josep Martínez > RB Leipzig
  • Krzysztof Piatek, Matheus Cunha & Lucas Tousart > Hertha BSC
  • Jacob Bruun Larsen > Hoffenheim
  • Jeffrey Bruma > Mainz 05
  • Samúel Fridjónsson, Dennis Jastrzembski & Antony Evans > Paderborn
  • Christian Eriksen & Victor Moses > Internazionale
  • Roger Ibañez, Gonzalo Villar & Carles Perez > AS Roma
  • Matteo Politano & Andrea Petagna > Napoli
  • Alexis Saelemaekers > A.C. Milan
  • Adrien Tameze, Lennart Czyborra, Raoul Bellanova & Bosko Sutalo > Atalanta
  • Birkir Bjarnason > Brescia
  • Bruno Guimarães, Camilo, Karl Toko Ekambi & Tino Kadewere > Olympique Lyon
  • Aurélien Tchouaméni, Youssouf Fofana, Jean Marcelin & Radoslaw Majecki > As Monaco
  • Nicolás Gaitán & Jean Onana > Lille
  • Lovre Kalinic > Toulouse
  • Steven Nzonzi > Stade Rennais
  • Gabigol, Pedro & Thiago Maia > Flamengo
  • Gabriel Boschilia > Internacional
  • Marcos Rojo > Estudiantes de La Plata
  • Carlos Zambrano > Boca Juniors
  • Róbert Bozeník & Oğuzhan Özyakup > Feyenoord
  • Ricardo Rodriguez > PSV
  • Michael Krmencik > Club Brugge
  • Kevin-Prince Boateng > Besiktas
  • Lukas Podolski & Ersan Gülüm > Antalyaspor
  • Chicharito > LA Galaxy
  • Lewis Morgan, Will Trapp & Jorge Figal > Inter Miami
  • Robert Beric > Chicago Fire
  • Jaroslaw Niezgoda & Felipe Mora > Portland Timbers
  • Andraz Sporar > Sporting CP
  • Mohanad Ali > Portimonense
  • Ismaila Soro > Celtic
  • Ianis Hagi > Rangers
  • Yoon Bit-Garam > Ulsan Hyundai

Staff transfers

  • Zeljko Buvac > Dinamo Moscow (d.o.F.)
  • Uwe Rösler > Fortuna Düsseldorf

Contract extensions

  • Fernandinho
  • Dan Burn
  • Borna Barisic
  • Mathias Normann

Standard features fmi update 2020

  • 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

How to install the fmi update 2020

These are instructions for when you download it directly. If you choose to download it from Steam, the game will automatically add the update to your editor data folder.

  1. Download the fmi update 2020 by clicking the download button.
  2. Move the .fmf file to the following location:Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2019/editor data/
  3. If the editor data folder doesn’t exist you can create it yourself.
  4. Open FM20 and start a new career.
  5. When selecting your database make sure the fmi update 2020 is selected.
  6. After you have selected your database, pick the nations & leagues and start your game!
  7. Have fun!!

IMPORTANT!: Using multiple data updates could result in unexpected errors and possible corrupt save games and/or crashes. We do not test our update alongside any other data updates and are not able to recommend any updates or files to use.

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  1. Those are all the transfers? Could you tell me if in this update Cutrone, Agudelo, Duncan, Igor and Kouame are already moved to Fiorentina or not?

  2. Hi
    I can’t download this update in steam. I downloaded this page, direct. But some leagues (Brazilian, Chinese.. etc) doesn’t work. So how can ı fix it? Can you help me please?

    • If leagues don’t work it is because you have additional files loaded next to our update. As you can read in the description of the download we advice against using multiple add-ons at the same time.

        • Due to a change on Mac OSX with Catalina regarding permissions, Sports Interactive made a substantial change to how Mac FM documents are stored. Previously the files would automatically be generated in the Documents folder here:

          Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Documents/Sports Interactive

          Now the files will instead appear in the following location:

          Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive

          By default this folder is hidden, so to access you need to do as follows:

          Open Finder
          Click ‘Go’ from the menubar
          Press and hold down the ‘Option’ (Alt) key
          This will bring up the ‘Library’, click to enter then go to ‘Application Support’ -> ‘Sports Interactive’ -> ‘Football Manager 2020’

  3. Hi,

    I just downloaded this. Great work guys, but the Belarus league was unavailable. Apparently the league thinks it should have 17 teams in it and as it only has 16 it wouldn’t work. I’m not planning to play in that league, but just bugs me that everything else is up to date except for that league. Could this be a Beta issue or an error within the update? Apparently you cannot modify the number of teams in a league in the editor as its locked in.

    • It’s OK I found the problem. I have a real results download too and the 2 files weren’t compatible with each other. I simply deselected the Belarus real results file and problem solved.

      • Hi Adam, Glad you have solved the issue.

        It could perhaps be because we have also updated club rosters and added/removed/merged some clubs in our database.

  4. Transfers , example to January 2020
    with your Files the Transfers are set to Start of Game ( JUne/July 2019) or to real Transfers Date, in Winter, Example to 1.1.2020
    Because in my Case, o want to play with real Situation.
    Start a new Game
    Example, Play with Dortmund and i see in Transfer History – cool, Haarland comes in january to our Club ( real Life)
    When i see, Haarland is today here, Start of the Game
    for me not good.

    Thanks for help

    • Hi Marc. Depends on the activtity on the market this week. If there are big moves, we will consider a new update on friday. Otherwise it will probably be Sunday Feb 2nd.

      • Hey, thank you for the reply. Yes, a lot of things happen before the weekend or on both Sundays, if it were perfect and then on Sunday.

        For me in Germany, there are always a lot of changes every week and on weekends.

        Thank you

  5. Hi! I wonder if the new club of Red Bull in Brazil, called “RB Bragantino” is already inserted in the game? Thank you for your attention!

  6. Any plans to make an update that includes expected goals and expected conceded goals? Maybe even a stat on that for each player?


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