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If you are playing an FM23 save in FM24, then this fix needs to be also installed in the below folders:

 

If you have any issues, first read the FAQ.

 

This file will need to be re-applied if/when official patches/updates are released to ensure full compatibility. This is due to the fact that some files which are removed when installing this file are automatically re-installed by Steam when official patches come out.
 

Some of these changes, ESPECIALLY THE CLUB NAMES, do NOT apply in existing save-games. There's a workaround for that in the first post.

 

The sortitoutsi real names fix changes the instances of fake names in Football Manager 2024 to the proper, real life names for awards, cities, stadiums and competitions, in cases where the actual name is not licensed, such as  Premier League displaying instead of Premier Division. It will also fix the fact that the German National team doesn't call up real players. These fixes are all fully save-game compatible.
 

The following are not included in the beta version of this file. There is also a club name changes file, which changes the names of clubs in a way which ensures that any nicknames entered in the default database are retained. This file includes the proper names for Brazilian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian (including Napoli) and French clubs, as well as Manchester Utd, to circumvent licensing restrictions. It also adds real-life media and journalists, encompassing most major footballing nations and continents. Brazilian clubs' text colours are also changed through an editor data file. Another editor data file creates the Ajax non-playing staff missing from the database due to licensing restrictions. Finally, it includes a small file which corrects the 3-Letter competition names to correspond with any changes made in the lnc files. For all the files in this paragraph to work, however, you will need to start a new game.

 

Follow the below instructions to install this version of this file

 

STEP 1.

If you are playing an FM23 save in FM24, then this fix needs to be also installed in the folders in the below image IN ADDITION TO THOSE INDICATED BELOW the image:


OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2024\data\database\db\2400


DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders
 

OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Football Manager 2024\data\database\db\2430


DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

Notes: \Program Files (x86)\ could be \Program Files\ depending on your set up.

 

Equivalent folders for PC players on Gamepass

PC players on Gamepass

 

I am led to understand that mods are enabled by default this year, so nothing needs to be done other than the below

 

OPEN 

Xboxgames\Football Manager 2024\data\database\db\2400
 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

OPEN 

Xboxgames\Football Manager 2024\data\database\db\2430
 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

Equivalent folders for PC players on Epic Games

Epic Games Installation


OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\FootballManager2024\data\database\db\2400


DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders


OPEN 

Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\FootballManager2024\data\database\db\2440


DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

Notes: \Program Files (x86)\ could be \Program Files\ depending on your set up.

 

Equivalent folders for Mac users

Mac installation

 

OPEN 

/ Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / steamapps / common / Football Manager 2024 / data / database / db / 2400 
 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

OPEN 

/ Users / username / Library / Application Support / Steam / steamapps / common / Football Manager 2024 / data / database / db / 2430 
 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

The easiest way to get to these folders is by going to Finder > Go > Go to Folder and copy and paste these exact paths and you will be taken to the right places  ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2024/data/database/db/2400/

 

Alternatively you can get to the Library folder by simply selecting Go from the top bar and holding "alt" key - The Library folder suddenly appears on the drop down menu

 

For Mac Lion users, the Library folder will be hidden. Use this link to find out how to show it.

 

For those struggling to find the Steam and Steam Apps folder etc using Mac with the new OS High Sierra, this link below shows how you can unhide your Library folder which will then let you find the other folders.

 

Equivalent folders for Xbox players on Gamepass

Xbox on Gamepass installation

 

OPEN 

navigate to drive it was installed in (C: or D🙂

Xboxgames>Football manager 2024>content>data>database>db>2400

 

OPEN 

navigate to drive it was installed in (C: or D🙂

Xboxgames>Football manager 2024>content>data>database>db>2430

 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

If you can't find where your Xboxgames folder is, you can find it by clicking on “More actions” button (three dots that appears when you move your mouse cursor over Football Manager 2024 on Xbox app), then “Manage” → “Files” tab → “Browse…” button.

 

Equivalent folders for FM TOUCH 24 on Mac users

FM TOUCH 24 Mac Os installation

 

OPEN 

/ Applications / fm.app / Contents / Resources / data / database / db / 2400
 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

OPEN 

/ Applications / fm.app / Contents / Resources / data / database / db / 2430
 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

Equivalent folders for Steam Deck users

Steam Deck installation

 

if game is store on external micro SD card

OPEN 

devices / rootfs / run / media / mmcblk0p1 / steamapps / common / Football Manager 2024 / data / database / db / 2400 
 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

OPEN 

devices / rootfs / run / media / mmcblk0p1 / steamapps / common / Football Manager 2024 / data / database / db / 2430 
 

DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

if game is stored on internal storage

OPEN 

devices / home / deck / .local / share / Steam / steamapps / compatdata / 2252570 / pfx / drive_c / users / steamuser / My Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2024 / editor data


DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

OPEN 

devices / home / deck / .local / share / Steam / steamapps / compatdata / 2252570 / pfx / drive_c / users / steamuser / My Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2024 / editor data


DELETE only the dbc , edt and lnc folders

 

STEP 2:
COPY the dbc, edt and lnc folders from the downloaded pack 

STEP 3: 
PASTE them into each of your respective folders mentioned in step 1.

 

These are what the respective folder structures should look like in the 2430 folder:

 

dbc: 

 

dbc/permanent: 

 

edt/permanent: 

 

lnc: 

 

STEP 4:
COPY the 9 files located in the EDITOR DATA FILES folder in the downloaded pack

 

STEP 5
PASTE to \Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2024\editor data

 

This is also the same folder to be used for Gamepass.

 

Equivalent folder for Mac

Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive

By default this folder is hidden, so to access you need to do as follows:

Open Finder
Click ‘Go’ from the menubar
Press and hold down the ‘Option’ (Alt) key
This will bring up the ‘Library’, click to enter then go to ‘Application Support’ -> ‘Sports Interactive’ -> ‘Football Manager 2024’

 

Equivalent folder for Steam Deck

devices / home / deck / .local / share / Steam / steamapps / compatdata / 1904540 / pfx / drive_c / users / steamuser / My Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2024 / editor data

 

Equivalent folder for Epic Games

/Users / [your user] / Library / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2024 / editor data

 

This should be what your editor data folder looks like now. There may initially be a config.xml file in this folder and it can be safely overwritten; it is generated by FM every time the game starts.

 

 

To make sure the files have been applied correctly, go to English Premier Division in your saved game, and it should be renamed to Premier League. If you are in the middle of a save-game when you install this download, German national teams will be populated in the next instance that players are called up, and not immediately. 
 

Club names are only changed if you apply the editor data files before starting a new game. For a workaround if you've already started a new save-game, then please read the opening post of this thread.

 

The final version of this download for the default database can be downloaded from here.

Comments
bagigino
12 years ago
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Great work as always …..thanks! 

PequenoGenio88
12 years ago
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One question:
It's just the files from “Editor Data” that need a new save to appear in game or all the files are like that?

Kepakemapa
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By sydney666 11 November 2023 - 04:58 AM UTC 

Anyone else getting crashes on FM2023 saves on FM2024? Sometimes when I remove things like graphics or even real name fixes I can get past the date. Then it happens again without mods.

 

I have logged a ticket with SEGA/SI but curious if anyone has run into issues. This is the first FM I have not been able to play or mod EVER. 

I'm not playing a carry over save, but my beta save is having these same issues too. Also been playing for a decade and never had crashing like this. Sega said to just play without modded files, but still getting crashes…

 

mons
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By PequenoGenio88 13 November 2023 - 19:07 PM UTC 

One question:
It's just the files from “Editor Data” that need a new save to appear in game or all the files are like that?

 

Yes.

Jack Merriman
5 years ago
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french and dutch faces no longer appear even when I downloaded the update?

mons
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By Jack Merriman 14 November 2023 - 03:04 AM UTC 

french and dutch faces no longer appear even when I downloaded the update?

 

Download the fix again, making sure the folders at your end look exactly the same as they do in the screenshots in the main post.

rootcoors
17 years ago
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Thanks for updating.

 

When trying to unzip (on Mac), I get a message saying the file is corrupted and it won't unzip.

 

Never seen this before and been using the file(s) for years now, any ideas? Cheers.

rootcoors
17 years ago
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Tried it again, third time lucky and all that and it worked - sorry for the above, but all is good now. Thanks.

oooJohnooo
11 years ago
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Do you still need to install the update even if just carrying on with save game from before the patch update? I've downloaded the patch for the game and opened save file and all the names haven't changed back, do this mean I don't need to install the updated name fix?

mons
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By oooJohnooo 14 November 2023 - 08:48 AM UTC 

Do you still need to install the update even if just carrying on with save game from before the patch update? I've downloaded the patch for the game and opened save file and all the names haven't changed back, do this mean I don't need to install the updated name fix?

 

From the main post:

 

This file will need to be re-applied if/when official patches/updates are released to ensure full compatibility. This is due to the fact that some files which are removed when installing this file are automatically re-installed by Steam when official patches come out.

bakizp
17 years ago
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"CLUB_LONG_NAME_CHANGE" XXXXXX “Mons The Legend” “”

SergiCska
7 years ago
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why doesnt Ajax have a coach?

Doddo04
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Hi to All

stuttgart stadium name is no longer mercedes benz arena the new name is MHP Arena

Shieldzy1988
11 months ago
5 days ago
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Not sure if I'm missing something but I've applied the fix to all folders in the guide and the editor data files in to the FM24 location however when I load a FM23 save I'm not seeing team names like Napoli, Lecce, Real Sociedad, Real Betis. Competition names appear to have updated but not club names do I need to apply the workaround for FM23 saves or does this only apply to FM24 beta saves?

mons
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By Shieldzy1988 14 November 2023 - 21:29 PM UTC 

Not sure if I'm missing something but I've applied the fix to all folders in the guide and the editor data files in to the FM24 location however when I load a FM23 save I'm not seeing team names like Napoli, Lecce, Real Sociedad, Real Betis. Competition names appear to have updated but not club names do I need to apply the workaround for FM23 saves or does this only apply to FM24 beta saves?

 

Read the first entry in the FAQ.

Shieldzy1988
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By mons 15 November 2023 - 08:04 AM UTC 

Read the first entry in the FAQ.

I did but wanted to clarify whether that applied to FM23 saves as well as FM24 beta saves. If its just a case of applying to workaround to the FM23 folders it seems straightforward enough.

 

mons
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By Shieldzy1988 15 November 2023 - 08:10 AM UTC 

I did but wanted to clarify whether that applied to FM23 saves as well as FM24 beta saves. If its just a case of applying to workaround to the FM23 folders it seems straightforward enough.

 

Think so, yes.

artktp
7 years ago
4 months ago
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Sorry, Can this work with FM24 Touch Arcade

Shieldzy1988
11 months ago
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By mons 15 November 2023 - 08:16 AM UTC 

Think so, yes.

 

Just updated the file and it works. Thanks for your efforts. 

mons
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By artktp 15 November 2023 - 08:18 AM UTC 

Sorry, Can this work with FM24 Touch Arcade

 

I suspect that at least some parts of it will. But given I don't have access to that game mode and its file structure, I am simply unable to tell 😢

Johannes45
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If I want to edit the abbreviations of EPL clubs, how to do that?

Copywriter
14 years ago
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@mons  Austria Stadiums:

 

Changes

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 1300079 “Innviertel Arena" ""

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 16101366 "Ertl Glas-Stadion" ""

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 136561 "DATENPOL ARENA" ""

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 16000898 “MGG Arena" ""

 

 

New

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16005324 “28 Black Arena” “”

“STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  5604965 “Sparkasse Arena Birkenwiese” “”

“STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  6002481 “ImmoAgentur Stadion” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  136552 “Monte Schlacko Arena” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16046856 “Max Aicher Stadion” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16073746 “Saalfelden Arena” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16122436 “Innstadion Mötz” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16073716 “Emma & Eugen Arena” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16000884 “Münzer Bioindustrie Sportpark Voitsberg” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16116486 “Park21-Arena” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16116535 “STAHLBAU MÜLLER ARENA”  “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16011265 “Klaus Roitinger Stadion” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16000841 “In Krems Stadion” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16103158 “ARBÖ-Arena” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16001017 “SPARKASSEN Stadion” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16116556 “Glonner Arena” “’

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16073586 “Achenstadion” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16265479 “Raffeisen-Arena” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  5603614 “Stadion Haller Lend” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  1626678 “Donau Arena” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16114504 “Sauritschnig Arena Frauenstein” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16116532 “GREMSL Parkett GPT Stadion” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16116518 “sanSirro Stadion” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16116526 “Pfeifer Real Arena” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16265421 “Hohenhaus Tenne Arena” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16073742 “Andreas Wimmer Arena” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16068440 “Hallein Gamp” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16116498 “Smaragdarena” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16073741 “28 BLACK ARENA-Nonntal” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16238344 “Bruno Pezzey Stadion” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16079236 “Sportplatz Hofen Göfis” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  5605050 “Red Star Auto” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16114362 “SVETA-GROUP Sportpark Siegendorf” “’

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16266036 “druckmittel.at-Arena” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16001021 “ELK”Arena” “’

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16069566 “Krammer Arena” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE" 16042267 “Waldviertler Sparkasse Arena” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16001217 “Haidlmair Arena” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16116485 “BWT Arena Mondseeland” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16000873 “WIMTECH-Arena” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  16116491 “Cafe+Co Arena” “”

"STADIUM_NAME_CHANGE"  136554 “Naturarena Hohe Warte” “”

Jamaicaman90
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Bit of feedback from me - there's a bit of inconsistency with the Prague clubs' B teams.

 

For example:
SK Slavia Praha (474) has SK Slavia Praha B.

However:
AC Sparta Praha (476) has Sparta Prague B.

Bohemians Praha 1905 (462) has FC Bohemians 1905 B.

FK Dukla Praha (5640780) has Dukla Prague B.


It stands out a bit more as Sparta Prague B are in the second tier.

raumdeuter13
6 years ago
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Northwest Player of The Season :cry

mons
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By Johannes45 15 November 2023 - 12:58 PM UTC 

If I want to edit the abbreviations of EPL clubs, how to do that?

 

Try


"COMP_3LETTER_NAME_CHANGE" xx "YYY" ""

 

 

where xx is the UID and YYY is the 3 letter abbreviation.

 

Same for the 6 letter abbreviation.

 

 

 

By Jamaicaman90 15 November 2023 - 20:51 PM UTC 

Bit of feedback from me - there's a bit of inconsistency with the Prague clubs' B teams.

 

For example:
SK Slavia Praha (474) has SK Slavia Praha B.

However:
AC Sparta Praha (476) has Sparta Prague B.

Bohemians Praha 1905 (462) has FC Bohemians 1905 B.

FK Dukla Praha (5640780) has Dukla Prague B.


It stands out a bit more as Sparta Prague B are in the second tier.

 

This is the kind of niche thing I love when the community points out. Will fix it for v1.2 👍

 

 

 

By raumdeuter13 16 November 2023 - 06:08 AM UTC 

Northwest Player of The Season :cry

 

You are using an editor data file which adds this award, got nothing to do with this file.

raumdeuter13
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By mons 16 November 2023 - 07:43 AM UTC 

 

 

You are using an editor data file which adds this award, got nothing to do with this file.

 

which file?
because I use only editor data from fix file 1.1
and when I check pre-editor, it already there

 

Johannes45
11 years ago
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By mons 16 November 2023 - 07:43 AM UTC 

Try


"COMP_3LETTER_NAME_CHANGE" xx "YYY" ""

 

 

where xx is the UID and YYY is the 3 letter abbreviation.

 

Same for the 6 letter abbreviation.

 

 

 

 

This is the kind of niche thing I love when the community points out. Will fix it for v1.2 👍

 

 

 

 

You are using an editor data file which adds this award, got nothing to do with this file.

 

But what lnc file? Can't find it. I can only find a file that changes Manchester United 

Jamaicaman90
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By mons 16 November 2023 - 07:43 AM UTC 

Try


"COMP_3LETTER_NAME_CHANGE" xx "YYY" ""

 

 

where xx is the UID and YYY is the 3 letter abbreviation.

 

Same for the 6 letter abbreviation.

 

 

 

 

This is the kind of niche thing I love when the community points out. Will fix it for v1.2 👍

 

 

 

 

You are using an editor data file which adds this award, got nothing to do with this file.

 

Cheers @mons. It says a lot about the quality of the work that I have to dive so deep to find something wrong!

I think a handful of other Czech teams have similar naming inconsistencies in their B teams, but I haven't identified them all - I was flying through them due to a kit editor data file I'm working on. It might be worth bouncing through them all quickly for a sweep at the same time you look at those Prague ones.

 

mons
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By raumdeuter13 16 November 2023 - 08:03 AM UTC 

which file?
because I use only editor data from fix file 1.1
and when I check pre-editor, it already there

 

I've checked and you're actually right. It's an award added in the official data by SI - not much we can do about it however 😕

 

 

 

By Johannes45 16 November 2023 - 08:12 AM UTC 

But what lnc file? Can't find it. I can only find a file that changes Manchester United 

 

Any lnc file will do, just create a new one.

 

 

 

 

By Jamaicaman90 16 November 2023 - 08:59 AM UTC 

Cheers @mons. It says a lot about the quality of the work that I have to dive so deep to find something wrong!

I think a handful of other Czech teams have similar naming inconsistencies in their B teams, but I haven't identified them all - I was flying through them due to a kit editor data file I'm working on. It might be worth bouncing through them all quickly for a sweep at the same time you look at those Prague ones.

 

I'm afraid I don't have the time to go through the Czech B teams to check myself, but if you (or someone else) tells me what lines need to be added and fixed, I'll certainly add them 👍

Jamaicaman90
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By mons 16 November 2023 - 09:25 AM UTC 

I've checked and you're actually right. It's an award added in the official data by SI - not much we can do about it however 😕

 

 

 

 

Any lnc file will do, just create a new one.

 

 

 

 

 

I'm afraid I don't have the time to go through the Czech B teams to check myself, but if you (or someone else) tells me what lines need to be added and fixed, I'll certainly add them 👍

 

Fair enough!

In that case, I've done the sweep. Here are the B teams that need a fix to both the Name and Short Name to match their main teams:
476 - AC Sparta Praha B
1300301 - FC Baník Ostrava B
468 - FK Jablonec B
463 - Bohemians Praha 1905 B
465 - FC Zbrojovka Brno B
5640780 - FK Dukla Praha B
130859 - Slezský FC Opava B
5652987 - SK Líšeň 2019 B
478 - FK Viktoria Žižkov B
25001307 - FC Sellier & Bellot Vlašim B
136210 - Slavoj Vyšehrad B
25004974 - Jiskra Domažlice B

Also, here are two teams that need fixes for the main team name (and B team in Admira's case):
136196 - FK Admira Praha & FK Admira Praha B
136239 - FK Motorlet Praha

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