FM21 Licences: Beta, Official Team Editions, Exclusives, Leagues & more

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FM 21 has arrived! Well, the Beta version has anyway!

There are little changes still to come, but for the most part, this is the game that you will be playing come November 24.

But how does the title shape up in terms of licences? Here is what we know.

Official Team Editions

As always, there is likely to be some exclusive team editions as we head towards the full release of FM 21.

We've had one confirmed side already, but who else could we see?

Southampton FC

Its quite the time to be a Saints fan!

Ralph Hasenhuttl's side are sitting pretty at the top end of the Premier League table and you'll be able to try to recreate that success in FM 21!

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SAINTS! What you waiting for Southampton fans? Get it ordered!

The official Southampton FC edition of FM 21 is available to pre-purchase now. It includes exclusive access to the club crest, kits and player faces that you will not find in the standard edition of the title.

Leicester City

Now there has been no official confirmation of a Leicester City edition of FM 21, but it's one that we reckon could be coming soon.

The Foxes are sponsored by Football Manager and if you've played the Beta already, you'll have noticed that Leicester are the only licensed Premier League team so far.


Another Premier League side who could have a Team Edition announced in the coming days is Arsenal.

The Gunners had their own edition of Football Manager 20 which went down a treat with their fans, another could well be in store for FM 21.

Exclusives Remain Few and Far Between

One area which is still of slight concern for FM fans is the issue of exclusive deals between some of Europe's elite and other flagship footballing titles.

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ZEBRE! Zebra are back in FM 21.

Juventus are midway through their three-year deal with Pro Evolution Soccer - so we expect that Zebre will be heading back to FM 21 - whilst LaLiga has signed an exclusive deal with EA Sports and FIFA.

Licensed Leagues in FM 21

Now that we have access to the Beta, here is the full list of licensed leagues in FM 21.

  • Australia - A-League
  • Croatia - Dinamo Zagreb ONLY
  • Denmark - Superliga 
  • England - Leicester City, EFL (Championship, League One and League Two)
  • France - LFP (Ligue 1 and Ligue 2)
  • Germany – Bundesliga (Bundesliga, 2. Bundesliga and 3. Liga), DFB
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BUNDESLIGA! Every team in Germany's top flight are licensed in FM 21
  • Italy - Serie A (except Juventus).
  • Netherlands – Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie, National Team
  • South Korea - K-League
  • USA – MLS, including new franchises Inter Miami and Nashville 
  • Northern Ireland – Northern Ireland Football League (Premiership, Championship, Intermediate League)
  • Poland - Ekstraklasa
  • Scotland - SPFL (Scottish Premiership, Scottish Championship, Scottish League One, Scottish League Two)
  • Wales – Cymru Premier, Cymru North, Cymru South, Cymru Cup 

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