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, Messi

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 RB Aston Villa
Bournemouth RB Bournemouth
Brighton WB Brighton and Hove Albion
Burnley RB Burnley
Chelsea B Chelsea
Crystal Palace RB Crystal Palace
Everton B Everton
Leicester B Leicester City
Liverpool R Liverpool
Manchester B Manchester City
Newcastle WB Newcastle United
Norwich YG Norwich City
Sheffield RB Sheffield United
Southampton RW Southampton
Tottenham WB Tottenham Hotspur
Watford BY Watford
West Ham RB West Ham United
Wolverhampton YB Wolves

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 R Barnsley
Birmingham B Birmingham City
Blackburn BW Blackburn Rovers
Brentford RW Brentford
Bristol R Bristol City
Cardiff B Cardiff City
Charlton RW Charlton Athletic
Derby WB Derby County
Fulham W Fulham
Huddersfield BW Huddersfield Town
Hull OB Hull City
Leeds W Leeds United
Luton WO Luton Town
Middlesbrough RW Middlesbrough
Millwall BW Millwall
Nottingham RW Nottingham Forest
Preston WB Preston North End
Queen's Park BW QPR
Reading BW Reading
Sheffield BW Sheffield Wednesday
Stoke RW Stoke City
Swansea W Swansea City
West Bromwich WB West Bromwich Albion
Wigan BW Wigan 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 BR Athletic Club Bilbao
Madrid Rosas RB Atlético de Madrid
(Team Officially Licensed) Barcelona
Vigo AB Celta de Vigo
Álava AB Deportivo Alavés
Llobregat AB Espanyol
Getafe A Getafe CF
Granada RB Granada
Leganés AB Leganés
Levante RA Levante UD
Mallorca RN Mallorca
Pamplona RA Osasuna
Sevilla Triana VB Real Betis
Madrid Chamartin B Real Madrid
Vasco Gipuzkoa AB Real Sociedad
Valladolid MB Real Valladolid
Eibar AR SD Eibar
Sevilla Nervión BR Sevilla FC
Valencia BN Valencia
Villarreal A Villarreal

PES 2020 Spanish Second Division / Segunda Division

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

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
Brutie Brescia

PES 2020 Italian 2nd Division/ Serie B

PES Team NameReal Team Name
MA Zebra Ascoli
CM Yellow Red Benevento
DL Yellow Chievo
DL Crimson Cittadella
AJ Red Blue Cosenza
LB Red Grey Cremonese
BK Red Blue Crotone
TO Blue Empoli
TI Yellow Blue Frosinone
CM Blue Yellow Juve Stabia
TO Brown Livorno
Prastogna Perugia
AB White Light Blue Pescara
TO Blue Black Pisa
FV Green Black Pordenone
CM Burgundy Salernitana
Spremonese Spezia
Drepanumese Trapani
DL Green Black Orange Venezia
LR White Blue Virtus 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 PW Beerschot Wilrijk
SI Pink Black Palermo

Additional reporting by Chris Tapsell.

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