Whilst it may only feel like Football Manager 2022 has just arrived, you can be certain that Football Manager 2023 is just around the corner.
With that in mind, we want to take a look at which teams you'll be able to use in FM23.
Football Manager 2023 Licenses
The Football Manager franchise doesn't languish behind other football games when it comes to licences.
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.
- Dinamo Zagreb ONLY
- EFL Championship
- EFL League One
- EFL League Two
- EFL Cup
- EFL Trophy
- National League (including North and South)
- Hashtag United (non-playable)
- LFP Ligue 1
- LFP Ligue 2
- 2. Bundesliga
- 3. LigaSupercup
- DFB 3. Liga
- Gibraltar National League (post-release)
- National Team
- Chievo Verona
- Inter Milan
- AC Milan
- Hellas Verona
- Eerste Divisie
- National Team
- Northern Ireland Premiership
- Northern Ireland Championship
- Intermediate League
- Scottish Premiership
- Scottish Championship
- Scottish League One
- Scottish League Two
- Scottish League Cup
- Scottish Challenge Cup
- 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
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.
Russia included in FM23?
With the ongoing conflict in Ukraine still present, it's looking incredibly unlikely that Russia will feature in any capacity in Football Manager 2023.
Sports Interactive made its stance known following the beginning of the conflict, with Russia immediately removed from Football Manager 2022.
Whilst some fans may bemoan the reflection of real-world events into a game, it's clear to see why SI have taken this action.
Women's Football in Football Manager 2023?
Women's football is confirmed to be arriving in Football Manager, we just don't know when.
Football Manager 2023 was mooted as a potential point of arrival for the women's game, but we'll have to wait and see if that comes to fruition.
Integrating women's football into the database will take some time, with discussions with women's leagues around the world commencing.
Check out our interview with two of the team at Football Manager here.