Football Manager 2018 – RFN’s Russian Data Update

We’re back again! As with the last two years, we are coming at you with a large data update for the Russian Leagues, to enrich your experience on Football Manager 2018.

Every year when the game is released, we at RFN always pick at the little mistakes which we think are wrong. So we fix these and release them to the public to share.

With over 1800 pieces of information changed in the database, we hope that by including this file in your game, we can further add to the realism of Football Manager. The changes include:

  • Disputed translation of names changed (e.g. Yerokhin becomes Erokhin, and Anji becomes Anzhi).
  • Amended transfer preferences to prevent too many inter-rival transfers.
  • CA/PA (current and potential ability) changes for a handful of players. Underrated and overrated players changed accordingly.
  • Tactical preferences updated to the team’s most common formation in real life (E.G Rostov will use 5-3-2 WB)
  • Adjustments to attributes.
  • Unlocking the 3rd tier of Russian football – the PFL.
  • Updated recent transfers and managerial changes.

Now for the part you’ve all been waiting for. The downloads. We’ve selected a free host site, so please don’t pay anything as it’s likely an advert. We have also uploaded to the Steam Workshop, just search “RFN Data Update”.

For novices to downloading a data update, you will need to add the file to the following folder. Then when you start a new game on FM18, the file will be automatically included in your save.

My Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 2018 > editor data

Any further questions, please leave a comment here, or contact us on Twitter or Facebook!

READ MORE: Football Manager 2018 – Which Russian club should you play with?

Author: David Sansun

Arsenal and Rubin Kazan fan. Possibly too optimistic for Russian football which means I’m left disappointed a lot.


  1. Glad to see this. Time to start a new save with Lokomotiv Moscow!

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