fmi update 20.4.0

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!

This update has been created using the 20.4.0 database of Football Manager 2020.

Updated on: 08-03-2020

fmi update 2020 (direct)

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fmi update 2020 (Steam)

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Total changes (20.0.4 database): 69.194 (12k changes to the 20.4.0 database)


  • Hakim Ziyech > Chelsea
  • Emre Can > Borussia Dortmund
  • Martin Braithwaite & Santiago Ramos Mingo > Barcelona
  • Victor Wanyama > Montreal Impact
  • Marcus McGuane > Nottingham Forest
  • Sebastian Prödl > Udinese
  • Giannelli Imbula > Sochi
  • Antony & Giovanni > Ajax
  • Emmanuel Adebayor > Olimpia
  • Adil Rami > Sochi
  • Jordan Lefort > Young Boys
  • Rodolfo Pizarro & Andrés Reyes > Inter Miami
  • Nicolás Acevedo > NYCFC
  • Erik Sorga > D.C. United
  • Manuel Castro > Atlanta United
  • Pablo Piatti > Toronto FC
  • Jürgen Locadia & Adrien Regattin > FC Cincinnati
  • Giuseppe Rossi > Real Salt Lake
  • Yohan Croizet > OH Leuven
  • Elias Abouchabaka > Vitória Guimarães
  • Lorenzo Crisetig > Mirandés
  • Lirim Kastrati > Dinamo Zagreb
  • Efe Ambrose > Livingston
  • Tony Watt > Motherwell
  • Jose Baxter & Tim Howard > Memphis 901

Staff transfers

  • Rúben Amorim > Sporting Portugal
  • Robin van Persie > Feyenoord
  • Neil Critchley > Blackpool
  • Jorge Sampaoli > Atletico Mineiro
  • José Peseiro > Venezuela
  • Luigi Di Biagio > SPAL
  • Diego López > Brescia
  • Peter Hyballa > NAC Breda

Contract extensions

  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin
  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Jonjo Shelvey
  • Matt Ritchie
  • Mason Holgate
  • Lee Grant
  • Davy Propper
  • Tyler Adams
  • John Fleck
  • Alexander Tettey
  • Glenn Murray
  • Troy Parrott
  • Brad Guzan
  • Nicola Murru

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. Start FM20 and start a new career.
  5. When selecting your database make sure the fmi update 2020 is ticked.
  6. Select the 20.4.0 database before continuing to the advanced settings.
  7. After you have selected your database, pick the nations & leagues and start your game!
  8. Have fun!!

IMPORTANT!: Using multiple or different 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. Also: don’t forget to remove older versions of the fmi update before you start a new save.

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You are not allowed to download the update, make changes and the upload under your own name.

You are allowed to make changes on the update for personal use, but not for commercial use.

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  1. Might have been answered, but I downloaded the update and all my save files have corrupted and come up with the error message ‘save game could not be loaded’. Is there any fix?

  2. I’ve downloaded and installed this, enabled it in-game before starting the advanced settings but I still have fake logos. Real names but fake badges. Why? Does this not add real badges?

    • Hi. This update does not add real logos and kits. You will need to download these separately. You can find these int he download area here on the website.

  3. This is my first version of FM, but some of the transfers I have already got in my squad, what happens to them following the update?

  4. 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?

  5. 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’

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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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