PES 2020: All the Real Names of the Unlicensed Teams and Leagues of eFootball PES 2020

In eFootball PES 2020 there are 19 officially licensed leagues out of 24 total leagues, the most ever featured in a Pro Evolution Soccer title. This year the game also comes with many additional licenses, such as the ones for BarcelonaBayern Munich and Manchester United, the exclusive partnership with Juventus, and the whole UEFA Euro 2020 competition and national teams.

However, five of the leagues included in PES 2020 are unlicensed, meaning that they don't feature the official team names, and have fictional emblems and uniforms. The player names and likeness are real, though.

Thanks to the brillant and comprehensive Edit Mode in PES 2020, as soon as you get your hands on the game you can immediately customize the names of these teams to match their real life ones. And you can even use Options Files made by the community to directly import the real emblems and uniforms of the teams, perfectly textured, essentially making the unlicensed teams just as official as the licensed ones.

To give you an easier time to find and recognize the fake names of the unlicensed teams, and edit them into their real life counterparts, we've put together this handy guide.

PES 2020 Licensed Leagues

Before we get into that, here is the list of the fully licensed leagues in PES 2020. These leagues feature official Team Names for all clubs, along with their real emblems, uniforms and players. So you don't need to worry about customizing these:

  1. 3F Superliga 3F Superliga ( Denmark)
  2. AFC Champions League AFC Champions League
  3. Campeonato Brasileiro A Campeonato Brasileiro A ( Brazil)
  4. Campeonato Brasileiro B Campeonato Brasileiro B ( Brazil)
  5. Campeonato Nacional Campeonato Nacional ( Chile)
  6. Chinese Super League Chinese Super League ( China)
  7. Eredivisie Eredivisie ( Netherlands)
  8. Jupiler Pro League Jupiler Pro League ( Belgium)
  9. Ladbrokes Premiership Ladbrokes Premiership ( Scotland)
  10. Liga Águila Liga Águila ( Colombia)
  11. Liga NOS Liga NOS ( Portugal)
  12. Ligue 1 Ligue 1 ( France)
  13. Ligue 2 Ligue 2 ( France)
  14. Raiffeisen Super League Raiffeisen Super League ( Switzerland)
  15. Russian Premier Liga Russian Premier Liga ( Russia)
  16. Serie A Serie A ( Italy)
  17. Serie B Serie B ( Italy)
  18. Süper Lig Süper Lig ( Turkey)
  19. Superliga Argentina Superliga Argentina ( Argentina)
  20. Thai League Thai League ( Thailand)
  21. UEFA Euro 2020 UEFA Euro 2020

PES 2020 Unlicensed Leagues - Real Team Names

In the tables below, you find the full list of teams for all the unlicensed leagues, with the fake names used in-game in PES 2020 along with their respective real names.

Luckly, this year most team names are a lot more easily recognizable, because Konami realized they could name the teams based on the city and/or neighbourhood they play in, without incurring in any copyright infringment.

English League (English Premier League) - Real Team Names

In the English Premier League, Arsenal and Manchester United make exception and are the only two teams to be officially licensed.

Real Team NamePES Fake Name (in-Game)
Arsenal Arsenal (Team Officially Licensed)
Aston Villa Aston Villa Aston RB
Bournemouth Bournemouth Bournemouth RB
Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton WB
Burnley Burnley Burnley RB
Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea B
Crystal Palace Crystal Palace Crystal Palace RB
Everton Everton Everton B
Leicester City Leicester City Leicester B
Liverpool Liverpool Liverpool R
Manchester City Manchester City Manchester B
Manchester United Manchester United (Team Officially Licensed)
Newcastle United Newcastle United Newcastle WB
Norwich City Norwich City Norwich YG
Sheffield United Sheffield United Sheffield RB
Southampton Southampton Southampton RW
Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham WB
Watford Watford Watford BY
West Ham United West Ham United West Ham RB
Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton YB

English 2nd Division (English Championship) - Real Team Names

Real Team NamePES Fake Name (in-Game)
Barnsley Barnsley Barnsley R
Birmingham City Birmingham City Birmingham B
Blackburn Rovers Blackburn Rovers Blackburn BW
Brentford Brentford Brentford RW
Bristol City Bristol City Bristol R
Cardiff City Cardiff City Cardiff B
Charlton Athletic Charlton Athletic Charlton RW
Derby County Derby County Derby WB
Fulham Fulham Fulham W
Huddersfield Town Huddersfield Town Huddersfield BW
Hull City Hull City Hull OB
Leeds United Leeds United Leeds W
Luton Town Luton Town Luton WO
Middlesbrough Middlesbrough Middlesbrough RW
Millwall Millwall Millwall BW
Nottingham Forest Nottingham Forest Nottingham RW
Preston North End Preston North End Preston WB
QPR QPR Queen's Park BW
Reading Reading Reading BW
Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield BW
Stoke City Stoke City Stoke RW
Swansea City Swansea City Swansea W
West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich WB
Wigan Athletic Wigan Athletic Wigan BW

Italian Serie A - Real Team Names

Despite the italian Serie A league being officially licensed, there is one team that makes exception and is unlicensed, it being Brescia. This is just temporary though, as Its official License will be implemented after launch via free DLC Update.

Real Team NamePES Fake Name (in-Game)
Brescia Brescia Brutie

Italian 2nd Division (Serie B) - Real Team Names

Note: The Official License for Serie B in PES 2020 was implemented after launch via free DLC Update. These were the fake names of the teams before Data Pack 2.0:

Real Team NamePES Fake Name (in-Game)
Ascoli Ascoli MA Zebra
Benevento Benevento CM Yellow Red
Chievo Chievo DL Yellow
Cittadella Cittadella DL Crimson
Cosenza Cosenza AJ Red Blue
Cremonese Cremonese LB Red Grey
Crotone Crotone BK Red Blue
Empoli Empoli TO Blue
Frosinone Frosinone TI Yellow Blue
Juve Stabia Juve Stabia CM Blue Yellow
Livorno Livorno TO Brown
Perugia Perugia Prastogna
Pescara Pescara AB White Light Blue
Pisa Pisa TO Blue Black
Pordenone Pordenone FV Green Black
Salernitana Salernitana CM Burgundy
Spezia Spezia Spremonese
Trapani Trapani Drepanumese
Venezia Venezia DL Green Black Orange
Virtus Entella Virtus Entella LR White Blue

Spanish League (La Liga) - Real Team Names

Barcelona is the only team that makes exception in the Spanish Liga, and is the only one to be officially licensed.

Real Team NamePES Fake Name (in-Game)
Athletic Club Bilbao Athletic Club Bilbao Bilbao BR
Atlético de Madrid Atlético de Madrid Madrid Rosas RB
Barcelona Barcelona (Team Officially Licensed)
Celta de Vigo Celta de Vigo Vigo AB
Deportivo Alavés Deportivo Alavés Álava AB
Espanyol Espanyol Llobregat AB
Getafe CF Getafe CF Getafe A
Granada Granada Granada RB
Leganés Leganés Leganés AB
Levante UD Levante UD Levante RA
Mallorca Mallorca Mallorca RN
Osasuna Osasuna Pamplona RA
Real Betis Real Betis Sevilla Triana VB
Real Madrid Real Madrid Madrid Chamartin B
Real Sociedad Real Sociedad Vasco Gipuzkoa AB
Real Valladolid Real Valladolid Valladolid MB
SD Eibar SD Eibar Eibar AR
Sevilla FC Sevilla FC Sevilla Nervión BR
Valencia Valencia Valencia BN
Villarreal Villarreal Villarreal A

Spanish 2nd Division (La Liga 2) - Real Team Names

Real Team NamePES Fake Name (in-Game)
Albacete Albacete Albacete BN
Alcorcón Alcorcón Alcorcón AA
Almería Almería Almería RB
Cádiz Cádiz Cádiz AA
Deportivo La Coruña Deportivo La Coruña La Coruña AB
Elche Elche Elche BV
Extremadura Extremadura Extremadura AR
Fuenlabrada Fuenlabrada Fuenlabrada A
Girona Girona Girona R
Huesca Huesca Huesca RA
Las Palmas Las Palmas Las Palmas AA
Lugo Lugo Lugo RB
Málaga Málaga Málaga AB
Mirandés Mirandés Miranda de Ebro RN
Numancia Numancia Numancia R
Ponferradina Ponferradina Ponferrada AB
Racing Santander Racing Santander Santander VB
Rayo Vallecano Rayo Vallecano Vallecas BR
Real Oviedo Real Oviedo Oviedo A
Real Zaragoza Real Zaragoza Zaragoza BA
Sporting Gijón Sporting Gijón Gijón RB
Tenerife Tenerife Tenerife AB

Other European Teams - Real Team Names

Unfortunately, the German Bundesliga is still absent from Pro Evolution Soccer, as FIFA holds exclusive rights to the league. However, PES 2020 does feature three licensed German teams in the "Other European Teams" league.

In this extra league, there are also two additional teams which are completely unlicensed, meaning the players names and likeness are also fake, originally made-up.

Real Team NamePES Fake Name (in-Game)
Beerschot Wilrijk Beerschot Wilrijk Wilrijk PW
Palermo Palermo SI Pink Black

To browse through all the Clubs and National Teams included in Pro Evolution Soccer 2020, with custom filters and ability to sort them by any statistics, see the complete PES 2020 Teams Database.


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