TheFMEditor – Data Updates/League Packs | Football Manager 2017

Being able to play Football Manager with up-to-date squads, additional competitions and a whole raft of other accuracies is a way of adding an additional layer of realism to your save – and we are delighted to be able to bring you TheFMEditor’s updates for the 2016/17 season!

This page will be updated throughout the year, offering you examples of changes that Steve has made to each of his transfer updates – but also offering you links to divisional updates, as was the case on previous editions when Steve added lower tears to the Football Manager database in England, Scotland and Wales. Although this post will act as the central place for TheFMEditor’s updates, you will also be able to find update specific posts as soon as his work goes live.

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The further away from the merry month of November we move, the less up-to-date the default Football Manager 2017 database is – so why not use one that is entirely up-to-date, adding a new level of realism to more leagues than ever before!? Throughout the season updates will be made to rosters, coaching teams, contracts and injuries – therefore ensuring the TheFMEditors database is amongst the most accurate available to download for Football Manager 2017…

Included Changes:

  • Managerial
  • Staff
  • Transfers
  • Free Transfers
  • Contract Renewals
  • Retirements
  • English Level 22 File!
  • 384 non-league transfers
  • 11 created non-league members of staff
  • 7 created young players from England and abroad
  • 18 budget changes
  • Additional youth players from around the globe!

Just as in real life, Gareth Bale has been handed an extension of his Real Madrid contract that could see his stay at the club increase to nine years!


English Level 22 Add-On: 

Football Manager is one of the most in-depth games you could possibly play – in terms of detail, the FM researches delve deeper than anyone else in order to deliver a true representation of the globe’s many interconnected league systems, but Steve has gone even further. Time-and-time again!

If managing in the ninth tier of English football sounds like your idea of an exhilarating save: this download is most certainly for you because it enables you to manage in the depths of English football, including the many lower league cups that the FA host!


Northern Irish Level 7 Add-On:

Few people opt to go to the depths of Northern Irish football when starting their managerial career, but if you are up for what could turn out to be one long slog to the top: this could be the save for you. If you want to show Cliftonville and their fellow Danske Bank Premiership teams how it is done starting in the amateurish level seven could be for you!


Welsh Level 4 Add-On:

Cardiff Metropolitain University play in the top flight of Welsh football, a football club that will never – under no circumstances – become a professional outfit, so just imagine what the Welsh fourth tier is like. If you are in for the long haul and want a save that will be exceptionally difficult to master – maybe give Wales’s lower leagues a go!


Scottish Level 10 Add-On:

Scottish football is often belittled on forums and in comment sections, but is it really that bad? Well, even if it is – you now have the opportunity to change it for the better. Starting in the Scottish tenth division will be one of the most challenging saves you could choose to start… sounds perfect!?



In order to start your new save with the data updates mentioned above, simply follow the instructions stated below:

  • Follow the link to MediaFire – a fantastic, safe data sharing site – and download the file.
  • Place the FMF document into: Sports Interactive – Football Manager 2016 – Editor Data
  • Finally, load up FM17; click ‘New Career Game’; allow the use of the data file; start your database!

Starting a new Football Manager 2017 save is always an exciting time and I would like to wish you all the best for your managerial ventures this year! ! Moreover, if you would like to get in touch with myself, or my fellow admins,you can find us through the links below…

The FM Addicts Community | Luke’s Stories of An FM Addict | @thefmaddicts | Slack @TheFMEditor85

First Published: 4th November, 2016.

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