25 Sep 2020 5:20 PM +00:00

FM 16 Cheats: 3 Ways To Cheat On FM 16

FM 16 Cheats - We've all been there. So you've just taken Bromley FC to their first ever Champions League final after 10 seasons of serious graft. You're knee-deep into a two week bender of Football Manager, a time so blurry you've forgotten what the shower looks like, but the demands of sanity pale in comparison to the need for greatness, so that doesn't matter.

You're almost on the cusp of glory, but somehow, Real Madrid found a way past you. Devastated doesn't even come close. 10 seasons of hard-work taking Bromley to big time, wasted, just like that.

So what do you do?

Quit the game and revert back to your last saved game (which would've been on the day of Champions League final) and play until you win.

Welcome ladies and gentlemen, to the world of cheating on Football Manager.

Cheating in Football Manager is probably nothing new to the avid fan, but in the event that your current game save is giving you a few problems, here are three of the best ways to cheat on FM 16:

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1 - The Money Cheat

The old 'take over another side and spend their whole transfer budget' cheat is perhaps the most well-known of the lot, and ridiculously easy to implement. Check out our list of the top 20 teams with the biggest transfer budgets

Step 1 - Become manager of a second, wealthy club, and bid for one of the players at your first club.

Let's suppose you start a career game with Norwich, but you're not too happy about their starting budget of £11.8m. You can take over Arsenal with another manager, and bid their entire transfer budget on one of your reserve players, as shown below:


As if I was ever going to select 'protest transfer'.

STEP 2 - Enjoy your new-found fortune

Go through the formalities of the deal (offering the contract etc.), wait a few days and once the deal is completed, enjoy your new-found riches.


Step 3 - Retire As Manager Of the club you took over

Now retire as manager of Arsenal (or whichever rich club you picked) and continue as normal. Before, Norwich had just £11.8m, but after selling Lafferty for £70m, they now have £64.67m to use.



2 - The "Quit Before You Save" Cheat


This one does pretty much what it says on the tin. If you ever find yourself in a must-win game, save your game just before kick-off.

If you lose, then select 'quit to start screen' (to quit) and then the 'no' option (to make sure the game doesn't save), then re-load your game, and go again.

3 - The FM Editor Cheat

Seeing as the in-game editor costs £3.99 and doesn't offer you as many options for customisation as the normal Editor tool, I've focused purely on the full version, rather than the Football Manager’s in-game editor tool. (Take a look at our handy guide explaining how to download FM Editor and the best ways to use it.)

The possibilities with the editor tool are endless and it’s the mastermind behind our 'FM Stories' series, which saw us put Barcelona in League 2Ronaldo Back at Man UtdCeltic in the Premier League and the world's two best players at Aston Villa.

You can customise anything from the level of money a club has, how good each player is, to how big you want your home ground to be. It's literally a cheaters paradise, and is a really fun tool to play around with once you've exhausted all the game-saves you can think of.

Why not create your Sunday league team on FM, or even add yourself to your favourite team? Why not make your Altrincham Town side as good as Barcelona? Heck, why not create a European super league of all the best teams in the world and see who comes out on top?!


Like I said, you can pretty much do whatever you like with the editor tool. So let your imagination run wild!

Here's a handy guide explaining how to download FM Editor and the best ways to use it.

More gaming guides:

FM 16:

Wonderkids Guides

Premier League Best Wonderkids

Europe's Best Wonderkids

La Liga Wonderkids

Bundesliga Wonderkids

Best Wonderkids From Smaller European Leagues


Best XI's

Premier League Wonderkids Best XI

The 11 Best ‘Big Budget’ Signings On FM15

Europe's Best Wonderkids XI

La Liga Wonderkids Best XI

The 11 Best Signings On FM15

Bundesliga Wonderkids Best XI

Smaller European Leagues Wonderkids XI

The Premier League On-Loan XI

The Best FM15 Signings Under £5m



FM 16 Stories

Celtic In The Premier League

Barcelona In League 2

Ronaldo & Messi At Aston Villa

Barcelona In The Premier League

Messi On A Cold Night In Stoke


General Guides

How To Sign Any Player For Cheap On FM16


6 Reasons To Buy FM16 

5 Bargains You Won't Find In FM16

6 Teams To Try On FM16

What Happened When We Played FM16 For The First Time

The 5 Best Free Transfers At Every Position

Best Signings From Relegation-Prone Teams 


Transfer Budgets

Premier League Teams Transfer/Wage Budgets Revealed


Every European Team's Transfer/Wage Budgets Revealed

La Liga Teams Transfer/Wage Budgets Revealed

Serie A Teams Transfer/Wage Budgets Revealed

Bundesliga Transfer/Wage Budget Revealed

Smaller European Teams Transfer/Wage Budget Revealed

The 20 Teams With The Highest Transfer/Wage Budgets


FIFA 16:

Complete Team-By-Team Guide To Starting A Career Mode (Premier League)


Top 5 FIFA 16 Goals

The Real Picture: What FIFA 16 Needs To Fix


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