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Find out which real-life teams will be included in PES 2022

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PES 2021 action is winding down, and attentions are starting to turn towards Konami's next release.

So, we're taking a look at which real teams will be included in PES 2022.

Does PES 2022 have all teams?

In short, no - PES 2022 will only hold the license to certain real-life teams.

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However, Konami has been working hard in securing the rights to more and more teams, ahead of next year's release, with Italian club Atalanta the latest to join the PES party!

Atalanta has signed an exclusive deal with PES, meaning they will no longer feature in FIFA 22.

Current PES licensed clubs

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As things stand, Konami still has deals in place with plenty of footballing heavyweights.

The flagship club is Juventus, who do not appear in any other game thanks to their agreement with Konami.

Barcelona and Bayern Munich have also been strong flagbearers for PES over the years, with both club's stadiums - the Nou Camp and Allianz Arena, exclusive to PES 2021.

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If they were to secure another exclusive club, one of these would be the most likely - but whether Konami can get around EA's deals with La Liga and the Bundesliga remains to be seen.

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Despite losing deals for AC Milan and Inter Milan last year, Konami did manage to secure AS Roma on an exclusive deal, with Lazio now also a partner club for the PES brand.

Similar deals are in place for English giants Manchester United and Arsenal, but an exclusive deal here is pretty much impossible due to EA's relationship with the Premier League.

PES 2021 Partner Clubs

  • Barcelona (stadium exclusive)
  • Bayern Munich (stadium exclusive)
  • Juventus (exclusive)
  • Atalanta (exclusive)
  • Manchester United
  • Arsenal
  • Schalke
  • Roma (exclusive)
  • Lazio (stadium exclusive)
  • Napoli (*NEW*)
  • Celtic (stadium exclusive)
  • Rangers (stadium exclusive)
  • Zenit St Petersburg (exclusive)
  • River Plate (exclusive)
  • Boca Juniors (exclusive)
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Other licensed clubs include Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke, Olympiakos, Panathinaikos and Shakhtar Donetsk.

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