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PES 2020 real team names lists - Real Madrid, Liverpool, and other teams' official names

A list of the real team names for all major leagues in PES 2019.

PES 2020 real team names are useful if you're not onboard with the idea of downloading yourself a pre-built PES option patch - or worse, the option doesn't exist because you're playing on Xbox One.

If that's the case, and you still want to play PES 2020 as though it's a fully licensed game, you need to spend time in the game's editor menus and change things for yourself.

The process can be somewhat time consuming - with players claiming that changing every piece of data, including creating customised kits and renaming stadia, leagues, cups and so on, can take as much as 40 hours.

If you're only interested in the team names, however - so that you're not playing with Madrid Chamartin B in a local derby against Madrid Rosas RB - then you can achieve the desired results fairly quickly and painlessly.

Thankfully players themselves don't need changing - and if you want to know who is top this year, our PES 2020 player ratings page can help.

On this page:

PES 2020 Gameplay Trailer - E3 2019, MessiWatch on YouTube

Which leagues have official licenses in PES 2020?

Fortunately, this year's Pro Evo does have a fairly comprehensive collection of officially licensed competitions, totalling 19 of an apparent 24 total (although those five missing ones are fairly significant). Here's a list of the leagues that you do not need to edit:

  • Jupiler Pro League - Belgium 1
  • 3F Superliga - Denmark 1
  • Ligue 1 - France 1
  • Ligue 2 - France 2.
  • Serie A - Italy 1
  • Eredivisie - Netherlands 1
  • Liga NOS - Portugal 1
  • Russian Premier Liga - Russia 1
  • Ladrbokes Premiership - Scotland 1
  • Raiffeisen Super League - Switzerland 1
  • Super Lig - Turkey 1
  • Superliga Argentina - Argentina 1
  • Campeonato Brasileiro A - Brazil 1
  • Campeonato Brasileiro B - Brazil 2
  • Campeonato Nacional - Chile 1
  • Liga Aguila - Colombia 1
  • Chinese Super League - China 1
  • Thai League - Thailand 1
  • AFC Champions League - Europe
  • UEFA Euro 2020 - International

PES 2020 real team names list

To assist you in renaming unlicensed teams, we've put together a table that contains all relevant teams and their real-world names. Change these in-game and you'll at least understand who is who when Llobregat AB best Vasco Gipuzkoa AB in the Spanish league.

Note: teams for which PES 2020 has the official license for - such as Manchester United, most of Serie A, or Barcelona - have been excluded from the following lists.

PES 2020 English League / Premier League team names

Arsenal and Manchester United are the only English Premier League sides officially licensed this season, but the remaining 18 clubs need editing.

PES Team NameReal Team Name
Aston RBAston Villa
Bournemouth RBBournemouth
Brighton WBBrighton and Hove Albion
Burnley RBBurnley
Chelsea BChelsea
Crystal Palace RBCrystal Palace
Everton BEverton
Leicester BLeicester City
Liverpool RLiverpool
Manchester BManchester City
Newcastle WBNewcastle United
Norwich YGNorwich City
Sheffield RBSheffield United
Southampton RWSouthampton
Tottenham WBTottenham Hotspur
Watford BYWatford
West Ham RBWest Ham United
Wolverhampton YBWolves

PES 2020 English 2nd Division / The Championship

No official licenses for the Championship this year, so the full 24 team names are as follows:

PES Team NameReal Team Name
Barnsley RBarnsley
Birmingham BBirmingham City
Blackburn BWBlackburn Rovers
Brentford RWBrentford
Bristol RBristol City
Cardiff BCardiff City
Charlton RWCharlton Athletic
Derby WBDerby County
Fulham WFulham
Huddersfield BWHuddersfield Town
Hull OBHull City
Leeds WLeeds United
Luton WOLuton Town
Middlesbrough RWMiddlesbrough
Millwall BWMillwall
Nottingham RWNottingham Forest
Preston WBPreston North End
Queen's Park BWQPR
Reading BWReading
Sheffield BWSheffield Wednesday
Stoke RWStoke City
Swansea WSwansea City
West Bromwich WBWest Bromwich Albion
Wigan BWWigan Athletic

PES 2020 Spanish League / La Liga

Within Spain's La Liga, PES 2020 features official licenses for just Barcelona this time, losing out on Atletico Madrid and Valencia from last year. Current league and Champions League holders Real Madrid are again the highest profile Spanish club requiring an edit.

PES Team NameReal Team Name
Bilbao BRAthletic Club Bilbao
Madrid Rosas RBAtlético de Madrid
(Team Officially Licensed)Barcelona
Vigo ABCelta de Vigo
Álava ABDeportivo Alavés
Llobregat ABEspanyol
Getafe AGetafe CF
Granada RBGranada
Leganés ABLeganés
Levante RALevante UD
Mallorca RNMallorca
Pamplona RAOsasuna
Sevilla Triana VBReal Betis
Madrid Chamartin BReal Madrid
Vasco Gipuzkoa ABReal Sociedad
Valladolid MBReal Valladolid
Eibar ARSD Eibar
Sevilla Nervión BRSevilla FC
Valencia BNValencia
Villarreal AVillarreal

PES 2020 Spanish Second Division / Segunda Division

PES Team NameReal Team Name
Albacete BNAlbacete
Alcorcón AAAlcorcón
Almería RBAlmería
Cádiz AACádiz
La Coruña ABDeportivo La Coruña
Elche BVElche
Extremadura ARExtremadura
Fuenlabrada AFuenlabrada
Girona RGirona
Huesca RAHuesca
Las Palmas AALas Palmas
Lugo RBLugo
Málaga ABMálaga
Miranda de Ebro RNMirandés
Numancia RNumancia
Ponferrada ABPonferradina
Santander VBRacing Santander
Vallecas BRRayo Vallecano
Oviedo AReal Oviedo
Zaragoza BAReal Zaragoza
Gijón RBSporting Gijón
Tenerife ABTenerife

PES 2020 Italian League / Serie A

The only Italian side that needs changing this time is Brescia, until a free update that's due out soon after launch. Juventus' rights are even eclusive, meaning FIFA 20 can't use the side's real name, which is quite something.

PES Team NameReal Team Name
BrutieBrescia

PES 2020 Italian 2nd Division/ Serie B

PES Team NameReal Team Name
MA ZebraAscoli
CM Yellow RedBenevento
DL YellowChievo
DL CrimsonCittadella
AJ Red BlueCosenza
LB Red GreyCremonese
BK Red BlueCrotone
TO BlueEmpoli
TI Yellow BlueFrosinone
CM Blue YellowJuve Stabia
TO BrownLivorno
PrastognaPerugia
AB White Light BluePescara
TO Blue BlackPisa
FV Green BlackPordenone
CM BurgundySalernitana
SpremoneseSpezia
DrepanumeseTrapani
DL Green Black OrangeVenezia
LR White BlueVirtus Entella

PES 2020 Other European teams and their real names

Finally, there are just a couple of other teams without their own names in PES 2020:

PES Team NameReal Team Name
Wilrijk PWBeerschot Wilrijk
SI Pink BlackPalermo

Additional reporting by Chris Tapsell.