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Complete real life transfer data applied to top 35 nations, and more realistic transfer preferences for all 228 nations.



Intro:

The real life transfer market is extremely complex, and every nation has their own tendencies. These tendencies vary greatly.

For example, Northern Ireland may get their players mostly from within their own nation, or from Ireland, and never from South America.

Whereas Scotland may get more players from England than their own nation, and randomly in small numbers from all over the European continent.

This "transfer flow" for each nation is poorly represented in FM.

In the default database, there are 3 sections regarding transfers, yet England has nation preferences set for only 2 out of 228 nations, and the continent and region sections are completely empty.

This file changes that.

We have compiled huge amounts of research/data/charts/etc and combined our work, to create the largest and most realistic set of transfer preferences ever created for FM.



Features:

Increased number of transfers within the same nation, for all 228 nations
Reduced overall number of transfers
Reduced China's strength in buying too many good players
Removed every nation's ability to scout everywhere at any time
Applied data for incoming transfers and loans for past 2 decades(if possible) to top 35 nations
Top 35 Nations have individual transfer preferences applied for 65-70 nations
Top 35 Nations have individual transfer preferences applied for all 21 regions
Top 35 Nations have individual transfer preferences applied for all continents
Added age restrictions for a few nations (USA, China, Japan, Turkey, Ireland, Serbia, Switzerland)
Minor increase in Scotland/Ireland to encourage English transfers to those countries
Affiliations increased within the same nation
Affiliation tendencies applied to top 20 nations




Guides for a Realistic Setup:

Any nations not loaded as playable are hardly used for transfers. This means your save setup could be unrealistic.

For example, you want to manage in Portugal, and load England, Spain, Italy, and France also. This means Brazil is left out, the nation that Portugal most often gets players.

So, here is a list of basic guides by nation, to help you set up a decent save.

The most important nations are listed first, then gradually less important, followed by optional ones.



England:
France, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal. Optional - Belgium, Norway, Greece, Ireland, Argentina, Denmark

Spain:
England, Italy, Portugal, France, Argentina. Optional - Germany, Netherlands, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Russia

Germany:
England, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Italy. Optional - Poland, Belgium, Turkey, Greece, Norway

Italy:
Spain, England, France, Argentina. Optional - Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Nigeria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Senegal

France:
England, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Senegal, Cameroon, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland. Optional - Argentina, Netherlands, Mali, Ivory Coast, Algeria

Portugal:
Brazil, Spain, France, Italy, England. Optional - Argentina, Romania, Greece, Russia, Belgium, Nigeria, Senegal

Argentina:
Uruguay, Mexico, Chile, Colombia. Optional - Italy, Spain, Brazil, USA, Portugal, Ecuador

Australia:
England, New Zealand. Optional - Netherlands, Germany, Japan, China, Scotland, South Korea

Austria:
Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland, Czech. Optional - Belgium, France, Norway, Greece, Turkey, Russia

Belgium:
France, Netherlands, England, Italy, Portugal. Optional - Germany, Spain, Norway, Senegal, Turkey, Greece, Serbia, Croatia

Brazil:
Portugal, Mexico, Argentina, Japan, Spain, Italy. Optional - Uruguay, Germany, Ukraine, France, Turkey, Russia, Colombia

Chile:
Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru. Optional - USA, Colombia, Brazil

China
- Brazil, South Korea, Portugal, England, Australia, Serbia, Germany. Optional - Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Bulgaria

Colombia
- Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay. Optional - Chile, USA, Brazil, Ecuador

Croatia
- Bosnia, Italy, Slovenia, Belgium, Austria. Optional - Germany, Portugal, Turkey, Poland, Ukraine, Greece

Czech
- Slovakia, Russia, Germany, Turkey, Italy. Optional - Poland, Belgium, Austria, Greece, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia

Denmark
- Norway, Sweden, Germany, England, Netherlands. Optional - Belgium, France, Italy

Greece
- Spain, France, Argentina, Italy, Portugal, Germany, England, Cyprus. Optional - Serbia, Poland

Hong Kong
- China, Spain, South Korea. Optional - Serbia, Bosnia, Australia, Indonesia, Japan

Ireland:
England, Scotland, Northern Ireland. Optional - USA

Japan:
Brazil, South Korea. Optional - Germany, Portugal, Thailand, Australia, China

Mexico:
Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil. Optional - USA, Spain, Peru, Ecuador

Netherlands:
England, Belgium, Germany. Optional - France, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Sweden, Japan

Northern Ireland:
Ireland, England, Scotland

Norway:
Denmark, England, Sweden. Optional - Iceland, Germany, USA, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria

Poland
- Germany, Slovakia, Portugal, Greece, Russia, Czech. Optional - Serbia, Netherlands

Russia
- Georgia, Belarus. Optional - Portugal, Germany, Czech, France, Italy, Romania, Poland, Brazil, Belgium

Scotland
- England. Optional - Netherlands, France, Lithuania, Italy

Serbia
- Bosnia, Greece, Montenegro. Optional - Russia, Hungary, Portugal, North Macedonia, Romania, Spain, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Slovenia

South Africa
- Ghana, Israel. Optional - Netherlands, Nigeria, Belgium, Germany

Sweden
- Norway, Denmark, England, Finland, Netherlands. Optional - Iceland, Turkey, Belgium, Brazil, USA

Switzerland
- Germany, France, Italy. Optional - Spain, Austria, England, Netherlands

Turkey
- Germany, France, England, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Italy. Optional - Netherlands, Brazil, Russia

Ukraine
- Russia, Belarus, Brazil, Georgia. Optional - Romania, Poland, Serbia, Croatia, Belgium, Italy

Uruguay
- Argentina, Mexico. Optional - Chile, Peru, Italy, Spain, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil

USA
- Mexico, England, Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica. Optional - Spain, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Norway, Switzerland, France, Netherlands

Wales
- England, Scotland. Optional - New Zealand

Place in Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020\editor data folder. Start a new save. When selecting the database(before Advanced Setup), be sure to select the checkbox to enable this file.


Testing:

Overall: This has been thoroughly tested by both of us, but considering there are so many nations and aspect to this, as well as variation in each save, there can be issues remaining. Any feedback you have would be great!

African nations: There is less data to help determine destinations of players born in African nations, and it is very tedious to compile. Data has been compiled for Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Cameroon, Morocco, and South Africa. This data has then been applied to Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Norway, France, England, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, USA, Turkey. As there are very few default playable African leagues, testers that load custom African leagues would be needed to ensure this information represents real life data accurately.

Affiliations: It's hard to find the data and research to determine affiliation tendencies for nations, and is also hard to know the mechanics FM uses. A few outside-of-nation tendencies have been applied, but more information could be used.

Ages: Age data is a huge task, and difficult to acquire, as well FM does not really apply the rules, but varies as it wishes. But any additional information is helpful.
Comments
Tommy Hughes
8 years ago
2 hours ago
477
ronaldinho4life
7 years ago
4 weeks ago
4
Awesome idea guys !!!

pls keep it up for next FM's <333 .. i love immersive gameplay like this !!!
kaisertatsumi
9 years ago
21 hours ago
1
hi, any ideas for updating to update 20.3? or is it working normally?
MajesticEternity
4 years ago
1 day ago
89
hi, any ideas for updating to update 20.3? or is it working normally?

It should work just fine, it's only simple database changes, but I haven't tested it.
Cjames14
12 years ago
1 week ago
34
Premium
Will this work on the latest update? Only just bought the game today
bigpole
8 years ago
2 hours ago
8,655
Will this work on the latest update? Only just bought the game today


yes, no problems
Aljo24
7 years ago
9 hours ago
234
Did u test it if u manage a slovenian team?
Which countries should i choose?

Thanks
Murraymintzz
2 years ago
4 months ago
11
archonn
1 year ago
8 hours ago
8
my brother .. thank you .. just i want to ask .. many player transfer happening between of teams .. is it normal ? for example man city makes 10 player transfer they sell 10 player .. all team change every year .. i tested like this .. can you fix it ?
bigpole
8 years ago
2 hours ago
8,655
I think the best method is to post all your problems in main forum, that way the author will respond faster
https://community.sigames.com/topic/511263-fm20-realistic-transfer-preferences-20-a-collab-by-daveincid-and-majesticeternity/
A11_Smithy
7 years ago
18 minutes ago
966
Premium
Wow that's a fantastic idea, top work guys. Often bugged me about the transfers sometimes being a bit.. out there. Does this change transfers that usually happen? When managers get sacked it always seems to be the same managers being hired by the same clubs for instance.
teuf
8 years ago
1 day ago
11
bonjour

y aura t il une version ce super patch pour fOOTBALL mANAGER 2021 svp??
MajesticEternity
4 years ago
1 day ago
89
bonjour

y aura t il une version ce super patch pour fOOTBALL mANAGER 2021 svp??


Nous y travaillons, en testant pour voir si c'est nécessaire.
Envoyez-moi un message, si vous voulez aider à tester.
teuf
8 years ago
1 day ago
11
comment vous aidez a tester?? Car j 'aperçois déjà quelque transferts un peux irréaliste par exemple:cristante as roma signe au real madrid pour 13 millions.
tombazzlez
4 years ago
4 hours ago
579
Brilliant work. Any plans to update this for FM21?
MajesticEternity
4 years ago
1 day ago
89
Brilliant work. Any plans to update this for FM21?


Yes, It's in testing now.
StuartNG
6 years ago
1 hour ago
1,961
Premium


Any chance of adding Malta into the mix? Would be great, as I know a large number of users on here play the Malta leagues patch that is put out by mons every year.
FM Bard
5 years ago
4 hours ago
41
Premium


Really appreciate this, it made a huge difference to my saves last year. It's an immersion killer for me without it. How long do you anticipate the testing will run before you release for FM21?

Cheers.
DemonSoul
2 years ago
1 hour ago
51
I refuse to start a save without this ill be waiting xD
FM Bard
5 years ago
4 hours ago
41
Premium
I refuse to start a save without this ill be waiting xD


Good to know I am not alone in my fastidiousness...... 😂😊
Cjames14
12 years ago
1 week ago
34
Premium
Hey guys I've just downloaded your Smarter AI and Derbies files, just waiting for this one now too to start my next save. Your work is amazing and really enhances the game! How long do you estimate it may take?
Thanks in advance
Cjames14
12 years ago
1 week ago
34
Premium
Add Awards Overhaul and Realistic Weather to this list I've downloaded! EDIT, I found ALL your other mods, they're all great 🙂

Hey guys I've just downloaded your Smarter AI and Derbies files, just waiting for this one now too to start my next save. Your work is amazing and really enhances the game! How long do you estimate it may take?
Thanks in advance

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