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FM21 Backgrounds: Managers/Staff & Referee's Pack

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Hi all,

I’ve been working on a number of background projects, this one is adding manager/staff & referee pictures to the backgrounds throughout the game from all over the world, I’ve been doing this for my own personal use, but decided to share with the community, something I've built up over 2-3 years now.

All are 2560x1600 at 227px, which is basically MacBook Pro Retina size, so the quality is superb in most instances. They have been compressed to their smallest file size possible without loss of quality. It currently covers 2663 managers/staff and 276 referee backgrounds over the world so it's pretty extensive (1.12Gb in file size) but I am however happy to update this over time, likewise if you notice any errors or any additions you'd like please let me know in this thread and I'll correct/add them.

Steps to add to your game;

1. Download here

2. Unzip and place here: ‎⁨ 

[PC] Documents⁩ ▸ ⁨Sports Interactive⁩ ▸ ⁨Football Manager 2021 ▸ ⁨graphics⁩ ▸ ⁨backgrounds⁩ ▸ ⁨staff

[MAC] Users ▸ YOURNAME ▸Library ▸ Application Support ▸ Sports Interactive ▸ Football Manager 2021 ▸ graphics ▸ backgrounds ▸ staff

3. Go to preferences (advanced and select interface) and ensure "Reload Skin" is ticked (you may need to clear your cache too) and click "confirm".


Please note: For these to work you'll need to use a custom or Base Skin with a transparency that supports backgrounds.

I have set one up here, but all credit is Michaeltmurrayukhttp://www.mediafire.com/file/qj7ebhz2eu067k4/base21_dark20_tr.zip/file


If you are going to redistribute these, please ask permission.




Update v1: https://www.mediafire.com/file/7q4i81v979h9fsv/update-1.zip/file


Some examples below:















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  • 2 weeks later...
1 minute ago, ShashiKiran said:

Is there any updates for player backgrounds ?

I don't do player backgrounds, far too much work to create and keep up with a pack that size.

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I've made an update to this pack, adding a further 159 staff backgrounds.

You can download it below, uncompress, drag all the assets in the folder into the staff folder and accept any overwrites.

Update v1: https://www.mediafire.com/file/7q4i81v979h9fsv/update-1.zip/file

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13 hours ago, bitzu_rock said:


Question...when overwriting your packs usually i do not need to create a new config.xml file to contain previous images ?


The config in update v1 is the latest one.

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