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Football Manager 2023: Every official league & team licence on the game

Football Manager 2023 will be released on November 8, 2022, and fans have already started the countdown in anticipation. The beta version of the game will be released a few weeks earlier than the global launch with pre-purchase and this time it will be available for download around October 25, 2022.

The upcoming edition is set to get more exciting as Sports Interactive and SEGA have managed to obtain licences from UEFA for its club competitions which means that the continent's premier tournaments will now feature proper logos and themes in Football Manager 2023.

GOAL brings you all of the details of the full list of leagues and cup competitions in Football Manager 2023.

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Which leagues & competitions are in Football Manager 2023?

The biggest additions are definitely the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, UEFA Super Cup, and UEFA Youth League.

Gamers can now try their hands at the fully licensed editions of the aforementioned competitions, which is a major positive for the franchise.

They have also managed to strike deals with Manchester City, Juventus and the Belgian Pro League which means that the official kits and logos will be used.

Below are all of the leagues in the game, as well as the licensed clubs from the respective countries.

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Country / region



Champions League, Europa League, Europa Conference League, Super Cup, UEFA Youth League




Pro League, Challenger Pro League


Canadian Premier League


GNK Dinamo Zagreb


Superliga, NordicBet Liga, 2. Division.


Brighton, Manchester City, EFL Championship, League One, League Two, Carabao Cup and Papa Johns Trophy, National League (Vanarama National League, Vanarama National League North and Vanarama National League South)


Ligue 1, Ligue 2


Bundesliga, 2. Bundesliga, Super Cup, 3. Liga and DFB-Pokal.


Gibraltar National League & National Team


Serie A: Atalanta, Bologna, Empoli, Fiorentina, Hellas Verona, Internazionale, Juventus, Lazio, AC Milan, AS Roma, Salernitana, Sampdoria, Sassuolo, Spezia, Torino, Udinese

Serie B: Genoa, Cagliari




Eredivisie, Keuken Kampioen Divisie, Netherlands National Team

Northern Ireland

Premiership, Lough41 Championship and Lough41 Intermediate League




Porto, Benfica, Sporting


Scottish Premiership, Scottish Championship, Scottish League One, Scottish League Two, Premier Sports Cup and SPFL Trust Trophy

South Korea

K League 1 & K League 2




Cymru Premier, Cymru North, Cymru South, FAW Welsh Cup and Nathaniel MG Cup

No more Zebre as Juventus returns in Football Manager 2023

Juventus fans were deprived of playing with the official name as the Serie A outfit had an exclusive license deal with Konami's eFootball. However, with that contract coming to an end, the Bianconeri will no longer be known as 'Zebre' in Football manager 2023 and will return in full glory as 'Juventus FC' with the player names, original logos and kits.

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Why are Manchester United called 'Man UFC' in Football Manager?

Manchester United will continue to be known as 'Man UFC' in Football Manager 2023 as it was in Football Manager 2022. A legal dispute between Manchester United and the makers of the Football Manager games forced the franchise to refrain from using the original name.

The Premier League club filed a legal complaint against SEGA and Sports Interactive in May 2020 for an infringement of trademark. While Sega and Sports Interactive maintained that they did not need a licence to use the club's name in their game, they confirmed in August 2021 that they had agreed to an amicable compromise.

"Manchester United and Sega have agreed a settlement to amicably resolve their trademark dispute relating to Football Manager. Both parties are pleased to resolve this matter to their mutual satisfaction," a statement posted on the Football Manager Twitter page explained.

"From FM22 onwards, the Manchester United football club will be named ‘Manchester UFC’ or ‘Man UFC’. These name changes have been made purely to settle the dispute on a no-admissions basis.

"SEGA and Sports Interactive maintain that they do not need a licence to use the ‘Manchester United’ name but have made the change as a gesture of goodwill so that both parties can move on."

Can you fix 'Man UFC' on Football Manager 2023 to get the real name?

Yes. With a little bit of technical wizardry, you can turn 'Man UFC' into 'Manchester United'.

Websites such as SortItOutSI and FMScout provide files that can be downloaded and step-by-step instructions on how to apply the real names fix.