eFootball 2022: All the latest information on Konami's new franchise

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Konami's eFootball 2022 has not gotten off to the best of starts, to say the least... But could there finally be a light at the end of the tunnel for fans of the formerly PES franchise?

Find out all the latest news about Konami's brand new title.


Latest - What licences will eFootball 2022 have?

PES fans will be now be wondering, will eFootball 2022 have the rights to the same clubs as PES?

Well, we think so.

With Konami recently adding Italian clubs Atalanta and Napoli to their roster, we shouldn't see too much change in the licenses.

You can check out more information about the new licences below.


eFootball is available on PlayStation5, PlayStation4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 and PC Steam.

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COUNTDOWN - Cross platform access will arrive on mobile this winter

The game will become available on iOS and Android in the near future.

Konami secure rights to MLS players


eFootball's official Twitter page has confirmed that Konami has secured the rights to the MLS Players' Association.

It must be noted there is no confirmation of Konami securing the rights to any MLS clubs at this point.

So we expect to see MLS players licensed in eFootball, somewhat like the Spanish league in previous PES titles.

Napoli & Atalanta join the franchise


Napoli became the first club to sign-on for PES 2022, in a licence agreement that will become exclusive from the 2022/23 season.


Konami has also signed a long-term, exclusive partnership agreement with Atalanta.

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PES PARTNER: Atalanta signs exclusive deal with Konami

This exclusive deal means that FIFA 22 will no longer include the official Atalanta team name, crest, kits and player names.

PES 2021 Licensed Clubs

Here's a selection of the licensed clubs that were on PES 2021:

  • Juventus (Exclusive)
  • AS Roma (Exclusive)
  • Barcelona (Camp Nou Exclusive)
  • Bayern Munich (Allianz Arena Exclusive)
  • Arsenal
  • Manchester United
  • AS Monaco
  • Bayer Leverkusen
  • Schalke
  • Lazio
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FORZA MAGICA - Roma were the latest club to become a PES exclusive
  • Rangers
  • Zenit St Petersburg
  • Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Corinthians
  • Flamengo
  • SC Internacional
  • Santos
  • Sao Paulo
  • Boca Juniors
  • River Plate

PES 2021 Licensed Leagues & Tournaments

Check out some of the tournaments that were available last year:

  • UEFA EURO 2020
  • Italian Serie A (Excluding AC Milan & Inter Milan)
  • Italian Serie B (Excluding Brescia)
  • French Ligue 1
  • French Ligue 2
  • Portuguese Liga NOS (Excluding CD Nacional)
  • Turkish Super Lig
  • Russian Premier Liga (Exclusive)
  • Dutch Eredivisie
  • Belgian Pro League
  • Danish Superliga
  • Scottish Premiership
  • Swiss Super League
  • Brazilian Brasilierao Assai 2020 (Excluding Palmeiras)
  • Chinese Super League
  • AFC Champions League

Master League

Despite all the changes and the game now being free to play, Master League will still be available.


However, the offline mode will NOT be free to play but can be bought as an optional DLC.

By the looks of the official Twitter page, the DLC may not be ready when the game is first released either.

We expect the Player Career "Become a Legend" will also become available in the DLC.


This is a bit of a tricky point for PES/eFootball, with the game struggling to compete with the dominance of FIFA Ultimate Team.

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ONLINE CHALLENGE - Can PES 2022 attack FIFA Ultimate Team?

The move to go free-to-play offers up the game to the masses - but it's worth pointing out this has been available on PES Lite in recent years, and hasn't been able to move the needle.