Custom database for FM2022 (version 22.2.0)


'Azzam Alafgani'

You can donate to Azzam for his amazing work via a small cup of coffee or more.

For questions about this LOTBG database, please contact Azzam.


The LOTBG pack is recently reviewed by FMGaruda.

If you like, have a look at his review to learn more about the LOTBG pack.

About the LOTBG Database

This custom database project started about 3 years ago when Azzam started his long term research

to create many legendary players from scratch as real as possible for use in Football Manager.

Thanks to his hard work, LOTBG versions are available for FM20, FM21 and now also for FM22!

With this extra data-set the most legendary players from football history will appear

in your Football Manager game. How cool is that!

At the start all legendary players will play for the club where their career started.

Also career wishes have been added, so that the players can end up at the club where

they became a true legend.

This means that you can buy these players for your club,

but sooner or later their most favorite club might want to buy them from you for the right price.

In short, enjoy these players as long as you have them!

| Read the complete FAQ below for all information about this unique LOTBG experience |

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Information / Most frequently asked questions

How many legendary players are included?

There are 1050 legendary players and 45 managers included for use in FM2022.

Maradona, Pelé, Cruyff, Ronaldo, Schumacher, Van Basten, Romario, Platini and Thierry Henry

are a few of many legends that will appear in your game!

DF11 Legends facepack:

Around 1050 legends are equipped with a unique DF11 face so far.

More faces will follow up in the upcoming updates for this 'Legends project'.

Is it save game compatible?

No. Just like any other custom database update, you will have to start a new career

every time you add a new (updated) database to your Football Manager game.

What are the 'player wishes'?

The wishes of 'Legendary players' are related to their favorite club.
These wishes ensure that the player may be approached by that club in the future.

For example  > Diego Maradona

Starts his career in Argentina while playing for Argentinos Juniors.

He wishes to play for Napoli in the future.

How old are these legends in my game?

Azzam has created a simple logical link to the year of born.

Players who were born in 1940s will start the game at the age of 22. (For example Pele and Cruyff)

Players who were born in 1950s will start the game at the age of 21. (For example Zico and Platini)

Players who were born in 1970s will start the game at the age of 19. (For example Ronaldo and Zidane)

Players who were born in 1980s will start the game at the age of 18. (For example Messi and CR7)

The database contains even players who are born in 1880.

Now you can do the math....

Does this database and facepack work with other databases and facepacks in FM?


It is not likely that it will work 100% with other custom databases.

This is because of the new ID numbers that are regularly been added by FM2022.

You can contact the author in case you experience any issues related to the LOTBG files.

LOTBG Update packs

Azzam will release update packs to extend the LOTBG pack on a regular base.

How to make the updates work?

1 - Remove the old LOTBG files first before installing the new LOTBG pack.

2 - Follow the LOTBG install guide.

3 - Start a new career game.

How to install the LOTBG pack?

It's easy!

1 - Download the file (Post updated July 10, 2022)

2 - Extract the file

Windows >> Use 7zip (or winrar)

Mac >> Use Decompressor.

After the extraction you will receive 3 folders named as 'editor data' - 'graphics' - 'shortlists'.

- The 'editor data' contains the custom database.

- The 'graphics' folder contains the DF11 Legends facepack.

- The 'shortlist' file is for easy searching.

3 - Add the 3 files (editor data + graphics + shortlists)

to the Football Manager location on your computer:

WINDOWS >>   Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2022\

MAC >>   Users\Username\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2022\

 MAC CATALINA >>   Username\Library\Application Support\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2022\

4 - Start your Football Manager 2022 game:

- Select to start a new "Career" game.

- Choose the Football Manager database on the top right.

- Select the file 'The Legends Of The Beautiful Games'.

- Click the 'Confirm' button.




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Redistribution Policy


Want to share LOTBG on other websites?

Please point the download link to this very page.

You can not host any of these files yourself.