PES 2019: The ‘Real’ Names of the Unlicensed Teams and Leagues

Licensing has always been one of Pro Evolution Soccer’s biggest downfalls, with team names such Man Red or London FC filling in Manchester United and Chelsea, it’s no wonder that so many players are still yet to make that switch from FIFA. While licensing has never really been an issue for many dedicated PES players, there is no denying that these fake team names are definitely a deterrent for many players as it ruins the overall atmosphere of the game.  

Thankfully though, in an attempt to help combat their licensing woes, Konami has created a complete customization system that allows players to not only create and edit teams, but to also alter kits, logos, and even stadiums. While it’s understandable that some players may take to creating their very own teams and kits, it is definitely no easy feat. Especially, when it can reportedly take players upwards of 40+ hours to manually edit and change all of the teams, leagues, kits, and stadiums within the game.

So if you’re still looking for favorite teams, but can’t manage to find them among the list of fake names, we have you covered in our Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 licensing guide below.

EditWhich Official Teams and Leagues Are Missing From PES 2019?

When it comes to licenses, it’s no secret that Konami has struggled for years to gain the exclusive rights to a number of teams and leagues against their behemoth competitor, FIFA.

So, you can only imagine how fans reacted when it was revealed earlier this year that Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 would be losing their biggest partnership to date – the UEFA. Having first appeared in PES 2009, the Champions League, along with the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup, ended their successful 10 year run just short of their initial contract which was to supposedly end in 2019. With the UEFA now featured in FIFA 19, there is no doubt that the league’s loss is one of PES’ biggest blows yet.

Along with losing the UEFA license, EA has also managed to snag the official licensing for the Serie A and Serie B Leagues. Unfortunately, licensing woes don’t stop there, as PES 2019 will also see the removal of both the Spanish and Italian Second Divisions.

Much like previous years, the German Bundesliga league is once again absent from Pro Evolution Soccer 2019, with FIFA still holding the exclusive rights to the league. While Borussia Dortmund had initially been included in the promotional work for PES 2019, they have since terminated their contract with Konami two years before their original end date in 2020. Along with Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, and Guillermo Brown will also be missing from this year’s Pro Evolution Soccer.

EditWhich Leagues Are Officially Licensed in PES 2019?

Despite having lost a number of key partnerships this year, Konami has proven that Pro Evolution Soccer isn’t going to give up anytime soon, as PES 2019 is set to feature their largest number of authentic leagues to date. Complete with official teams, kits, and players, here are the fourteen different leagues you’ll have the chance to play in PES 2019.

  • Russia – Russian Premier League
  • Argentina – Superliga Quilmes Clasica
  • Turkey – Spor Toto Super Lig
  • Denmark – Superliga
  • Portugal – Liga NOS
  • Switzerland – Raiffeisen Super League
  • Scotland – Ladbrokes Premiership
  • Belgium – Jupiler Pro League
  • Chile – Campeonato Nacional Scotiabank
  • Brazil – Campeonato Brasileiro
  • France – Ligue 1 Conforama
  • France – Domino’s Ligue 2
  • Netherlands – Eredivisie
  • AFC Champions League

EditWhich Teams Are Official Partners In PES 2019

Complete with official team names, kits, players, stadiums, and chants, here are the 18 officially partnered clubs in Pro Evolution Soccer 2019.

  • FC Barcelona
  • Liverpool FC
  • Arsenal FC
  • FC Schalke 04
  • AC Milan
  • Inter
  • Monaco
  • Celtic
  • Rangers
  • Corinthians
  • CR Flamengo
  • SE Palmeiras
  • Sao Paulo CR Vasco Da Gama
  • Colo-Colo
  • Club Atletico River Plate 
  • Club Alianza Lima
  • Sporting Cristal
  • CA Independiente

EditWhich Stadiums Are Officially Licensed In PES 2019

  • Camp Nou
  • VELTINS-Arena
  • Anfield
  • Emirates Stadium
  • Giuseppe Meazza
  • San Siro
  • Stadio Olimpico
  • St. Jakob-Park
  • Ülker Stadyumu Fenerbahçe Şükrü Saracoğlu Spor Kompleksi
  • Estádio José Alvalade
  • Johan Cruijff ArenA
  • Estádio do Maracanã
  • Estádio São Januário
  • Allianz Parque
  • Toca da Raposa III
  • Arena Corinthians
  • Estádio Beira-Rio
  • Estádio do Morumbi
  • Estadio Urbano Caldeira
  • El Monumental
  • Estádio Alberto J. Armando
  • Estadio Monumental
  • Estadio Nacional de Chile
  • Estadio Alejandro Villanueva
  • Saitama Stadium 2002

EditUnderstanding The Real Names Of The Fake Teams and Leagues In PES 2019

Still confused as to which team is which in PES 2019? Don’t worry, as we have created a list of all of the unlicensed teams within PES 2019 and paired them with their real-life counterparts in the tables below to make finding your favorite teams easier among the list of fake team names.

Don’t forget though, Option Files are still very much a thing in PES 2019 and make the process of altering all of the teams and leagues within the game so much easier and faster than manually changing them yourself.

EditEnglish League / English Premier League

Arsenal and Liverpool are the only two teams to be officially licensed in PES 2019 and have been excluded from the list below.

PES Team Name Real Team Name
East Dorsetshire AFC Bournemouth
East London West Ham United
East Midlands Leicester City
East Sussex Brighton and Hove Albion
Hampshire Red Southhampton
Hertfordshire Watford
Lancashire Claret Burnley
London FC Chelsea
Man Blue Manchester City
Man Red Manchester United
Merseyside Blue Everton
North East London Tottenham Hotspur
South Norwood Crystal Palace
South Wales Cardiff City
Tyneside Newcastle United
West London White Fullham
West Yorkshire Town Huddlesfield Town
WM Gold Wolverhampton Wanderers

EditEnglish 2nd Division / The Championship

PES Team Name Real Team Name
Berkshire Blues Reading
Derbyshire Derby County
East Anglia Town Ipswich Town
GL Blue White Millwall
Hounslow Brentford FC
Lancashire Blue Blackburn Rovers
LN Azure Blue White Wigan Athletic
LN White Preston North End
Norfolk City Norwich City
North West London Queens Park Rangers
Notts Reds Nottingham Forest
NW White Black Bolton Wanderers
South Yorkshire Blues Sheffield Wednesday
ST Red Stoke City
SW Red Bristol City
Teesside Middlesbrough
West Glamorgan City Swansea City
West Midlands City Birmingham City
West Midlands Stripes West Bromwich Albion
West Midlands Village Aston Villa
YH Red Black Sheffield United
Yorkshire Orange Hull City
Yorkshire Reds Rotherham United
Yorkshire Whites Leeds United

EditLega Italia / Serie A

While FIFA 19 may own the official licensing to the Italian Serie A division, PES 2019 will still all of your favorite licensed teams, with the exception of Juventus.

PES Team Name Real Team Name
PM Black White Juventus

EditSpanish League / La Liga

With FIFA 19 obtaining the official licensing for the Spanish Liga BBVA league, all teams will appear unlicensed with the exception of Barcelona.

PES Team Name Real Team Name
AN Green White Real Betis
AN White Red Sevilla
AR Burgundy Blue SD Huesca
CL Purple Real Valladolid
CT Blue White RCD Espanyol
CT Carmine White Girona
ED Blue Burgundy Levante
ED White Orange Valencia
ED Yellow Villareal
GA Cyan Celta De Vigo
KB Red White Atletico De Madrid
MD Blue White Leganes
MD Cobalt Blue Getafe
MD Scarlet White Rayo Vallecano
MD White Real Madrid
PV Blue Red Eibar
PV Blue White Real Sociedad
PV Sky Blue White Deportivo Alaves
PV White Red Athletic Bilbao

With all of the non-licensed teams and leagues in Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 now covered, don’t forget to check out our guide to understanding which legendary players are which in the Classic Teams. 

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