Football Manager 2023 Licenses - Leagues, Teams & More



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Football Manager 2023 is here, which means you can jump in now and get started in your managerial career.

With that in mind, we want to take a look at every officially licensed league team and competition that you can use in this year's game.

FM23 Licenses

The Football Manager franchise doesn't languish behind other football games when it comes to licences.

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BETTER THAN EVER - Football Manager 2023 will launch across multiple platforms

With the Russian Leagues' inclusion in the game still up in the air, here's what we are expecting to see in Football Manager 2023 - based on the leagues we saw featured in FM22.


  • A-League


  • Dinamo Zagreb ONLY


  •  Superliga


  • Manchester City
  • EFL Championship
  • EFL League One
  • EFL League Two
  • EFL Cup
  • EFL Trophy
  • National League (including North and South)
  • Watford
  • Hashtag United (non-playable)


  • LFP Ligue 1
  • LFP Ligue 2


  • Bundesliga
  • 2. Bundesliga
  • 3. LigaSupercup
  • DFB 3. Liga
  • DFB-Pokal


  • Gibraltar National League (post-release)
  • National Team


  • Benevento
  • Bologna
  • Cagliari
  • Crotone
  • Chievo Verona
  • Empoli
  • Fiorentina
  • Genoa
  • Inter Milan
  • Lazio
  • Lecce
  • AC Milan
  • Juventus (?)
  • Parma
  • Sampdoria
  • Sassuolo
  • SPAL
  • Spezia
  • Torino
  • Udinese
  • Hellas Verona


  • Eredivisie
  • Eerste Divisie
  • National Team

Northern Ireland

  • Northern Ireland Premiership
  • Northern Ireland Championship
  • Intermediate League


  • Ekstraklasa


  • Scottish Premiership
  • Scottish Championship
  • Scottish League One
  • Scottish League Two
  • Scottish League Cup
  • Scottish Challenge Cup

South Korea

  • K League 1
  • K League 2


  • MLS (including new franchises Austin FC and Charlotte FC)


  • Cymru Premier
  • Cymru North
  • Cymru South
  • Cymru Cup
  • Cymru League Cup
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GAME CHANGER - Women's football could arrive in FM23

With the ever-changing landscape of football gaming licenses set to bite FM23, we could see a change in some of the divisions included, but we are still expecting this year's offering to be more immersive than ever.


We already knew that Football Manager 2023 will have new licenses for all UEFA Club Competitions, but now the full extent of implementation has been confirmed.

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This will change things on a deeper level in the game for things like club walkouts heading into the match, trophy celebrations, music, sleeve patches, and more to match the real things.

And yes, FM fans, that iconic Champions League anthem will also feature in this year's game.

Man City X Football Manager 2023

The current Premier League title holders have confirmed a new deal with Sports Interactive, which will see the Citizens be fully licensed in Football Manager 2023.

Haaland - FM23
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NEW STAR - Haaland will be better than ever in FM23

The deal will see Sports Interactive, developers of Football Manager, becoming an official partner of Manchester City, bringing new eyes to the blossoming product.

As many FM players will know, the Premier League is NOT officially licensed in FM23 and, currently, Manchester City will be the only team that will appear in authentic form in this year's game.

Champions League Coming to FM23!

The brand new Football Manager 2023 release date announcement may not have given us too much new information, but it certainly confirmed one brand new license coming to the year's game.

You may notice the fancy new kits or slogans, but what about that Champions League badge?!

Eagle-eyed fans have noticed that Sports Interactive has used official Champions League branding in their release date trailer, meaning that the major European competition WILL be fully licensed in this year's game.

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