Football Manager

Final Data Update for Football Manager 2024 Released

In a significant update that will excite football management simulation enthusiasts around the globe, the final data update for Football Manager 2024 is now available across all platforms. This update is a game-changer, incorporating recent transfer activities from the USA and China and significant non-transfer events. Here’s everything you need to know about this crucial update.

What’s New?

The latest update brings to the table an impressive array of more than 400,000 database changes. These changes span across player transfers, team updates, and much more, making for an even more immersive and realistic football management experience. But that’s not all – the update also includes minor gameplay fixes to enhance the overall game mechanics.

Immediate Gameplay Adjustments

For the avid Football Manager 2024 gamers, it’s worth noting that all gameplay adjustments will take effect immediately in existing careers. However, to experience the latest player and team data, you’ll need to start a new save game. This ensures that players can dive straight into the updated world of football management without missing a beat.

Key Changes in the 24.4 Update

The 24.4 update for Football Manager 2024, particularly for PC and Mac users, brings several noteworthy changes:

Gameplay, UI and Technical 

  • Crash fixes and general optimisation
  • Save game compatibility optimisation
  • Fixed an issue when users manage a German club and cannot process the game past June
  • Fixed issue where user managers who are over 70 years old and unemployed can’t get a managerial role
  • Fixed homegrown status not displaying for players that play in non-European nations and clubs
  • [Your World Mode] Adjusted the club’s budget in the first transfer window

Competitions and Rulegroups 

  • Points deduction updated/applied for applicable English, Scottish and Welsh clubs*
  • [Japan] Fixed a rare issue where users can only select squad numbers 1-25
  • [Turkey] Removed ‘the match squad cannot have any players aged over 33’ rule in the Turkish Cup
  • Foreign player match and registration rules updated for Chile, Peru and Uruguay
  • Fixed issue where ‘U21-players trained in the nation do not have to be registered’ rule wasn’t working in Singapore and Chile


  • [Pre-Game Editor] Fixed issue where fixture files can’t be imported
  • Updated licenced assets

It’s important to note that rosters for certain licensed leagues, which follow the calendar year, will reflect data only up until the end of the 2023 season. This means that any transfers made for the 2024 season won’t be included in these rosters.

Most updates of Football Manager 2024 will download automatically, making it hassle-free for players to stay up-to-date. If your game doesn’t update automatically, the developers have a dedicated FAQs page to help troubleshoot and ensure you get the latest update seamlessly.

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