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PES 2018 real team names lists - Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Man Utd and other teams

A list of the real team names for all major leagues in PES 2018.

PES 2018 real team names are useful if you're not onboard with the idea of downloading yourself a pre-built option patch - or worse, the option doesn't exist because you're playing on Xbox One.

If you want to play PES 2018 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 Man Red in a local derby against Man Blue - 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 in the latest edition, PES 2019, our PES 2019 best players page can help.

Which leagues have official licenses in PES 2018?

Fortunately, this year's Pro Evo does have a fairly comprehensive collection of officially licensed competitions. A handful of leagues are realised in-game, either fully or very close to it. Here's a list of the leagues that you do not need to edit:

  • Ligue 1 Conforma
  • Domino's Ligue 2
  • Eredivisie
  • Serie A - aside from Juventus and the league's own official name.
  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
  • Liga De Chile
  • Liga De Argentina
  • AFC Champions League

Crucially, note that German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich aren't represented in the game at all. The only clubs teams available this season being official versions of Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and FC Schalke 04 - all of which are listed under "Other European Teams".

PES 2018 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 PM Black White knock out London FC in the Champions League.

Note: teams for which PES 2018 has the official license for - such as Liverpool, most of Serie A, FC Porto and Barcelona - have been excluded from the following lists.

English League / Premier League

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

PES Team NameReal Team Name
East DorsetshireAFC Bournemouth
East SussexBrighton and Hove Albion
Lancashire ClaretBurnley
London FCChelsea
South NorwoodCrystal Palace
Merseyside BlueEverton
West Yorkshire TownHuddlesfield
East MidlandsLeicester City
Man BlueManchester City
Man RedManchester United
TynesideNewcastle United
Hampshire RedSouthampton
St RedStoke City
West Glamorgan CitySwansea City
North East LondonTottenham Hotspur
West Midlands StripesWest Bromwich Albion
East LondonWest Ham United

English 2nd Division / The Championship

Fulham FC is officially licensed this season, so no need to edit the West London side. The remaining 23 as follows:

PES Team NameReal Team Name
West Midlands VillageAston Villa
SY RedBarnsley
West Midlands CityBirmingham City
NW White BlackBolton Wanderers
SW RedBristol City
ST YellowBurton Albion
South WalesCardiff City
DerbyshireDerby County
Yorkshire OrangeHull City
East Anglia TownIpswich Town
Yorkshire WhitesLeeds United
GL Blue WhiteMillwall
Norfolk CityNorwich City
Notts RedsNottingham Forest
LN WhitePreston North End
North West LondonQueens Park Rangers
Berkshire BluesReading
South Yorkshire BluesSheffield Wednesday
YH Red BlackSheffield United
WM GoldWolverhampton Wanderers

Spanish League / La Liga

Within Spain's La Liga, PES 2018 features official licenses for Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia. Current league and Champions League holders Real Madrid are the highest profile Spanish club requiring an edit.

PES Team NameReal Team Name
PV Sky Blue WhiteAlaves
PV White RedAthletic Bilbao
GA CyanCelta Vigo
GA Blue WhitesDerpotivo La Coruna
PV Blue RedEibar
CT Blue WhiteEspanyol
MD Cobalt BlueGetafe
Ct Carmine WhiteGorona
CN Yellow BlueLas Palmas
MD Blue WhiteLeganes
ED Blue BurgundyLevante
AN Cyan WhiteMalaga
AN Green WhiteReal Betis
MD WhiteReal Madrid
PV Blue WhiteReal Socedad
AN White RedSevilla
ED YellowVillareal

Spanish Second Division / Segunda Division

PES Team NameReal Team Name
MD Canary YellowAlcorcon
AN Scarlet WhiteAlmeria
AN Yellow BlueCadiz
AN Viridian WhiteCordoba
ED White GreenElche
CT RedGimnastic
AN Red WhiteGranada
AR Burgundy BlueHuesca
GA Red WhiteLugo
IB Red BlackMallorca
CL Red BlackMirandes
CL RedNumancia
NC RedOsasuna
AS BlueOviedo
MD Scarlet WhiteRao Vallecano
CT Red BlackReus Deportiu
AN White Red BSevilla Atletico
AS Red WhiteSporting Gijon
CN White BlueTenerife
MC Navy BlueUCAM Murcia
CL PurpleValladolid
AR White BlueZaragoza

Italian League / Serie A

Only Italian champions Juventus require changing here.

PES Team NameReal Team Name
PM Black WhiteJuventus

Looking for more help? See our resources on PES 2018 potential wonderkids and best young players, real team names, and, for those playing PES 19, PS4 and PC owners can read how to download option files in PES 2019 and likewise the highest rated best players in PES 19, too.

Italian 2nd Division/ Serie B

PES Team NameReal Team Name
MA ZebraAscoli
ER White RedCarpi
ER Black WhiteCesena
DL CrimsonCittadella
LB Red GreyU.S. Cremonse
TO BlueEmpoli
PL Red BlackFoggia Calcio
TI Yellow BlueFrosinone
PM Blue WhiteNovara
SI Pink BlackU.S.C. Palermo
ER Yellow BlueParma
AB White Light BluePescara
PailamundoveliPro Vercelli
CM BurgundySalernitana
DL Green Black OrangeVenezia FC
LR White BlueVirtus Entella

Portugal League / Primeira Liga

In the Portugese League, PES 2018 features official licenses for FC Porto, SL Benfica and Sporting CP.

PES Team NameReal Team Name
BJ RedAcademica de Coimbra
TM Blue RedChaves
DL Azure BlueFeirense
AL Black WhiteOlhanense
PodeftezaPacos de Ferreira
RovanecheRio Ave
BA Yellow GreenTondela
VisicutaoVitoria de Guimaraes
VerfolcaoVitoria de Setubal

Additional reporting by Chris Tapsell.

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