PES 2017 Team names, Stadiums and Manager guide

PES 2017It’s been a long time since I bought a PES game but this year’s demo, for all its faults, was enough to convince me . In true PES fashion my first few hours with the game weren’t spent playing football, oh no, instead I spent the first couple of hours editing team names and kits. Now if you are on PlayStation 4 then you are in luck as we have a quick way to sort the issue, but for Xbox One users it’s going to take you a bit longer to sort out those team names I’m afraid.

The main reason I hear for people not buying PES is the lack of licences and that’s understandable given that we just want to play as our favourite team and thrash our rivals. PES gets many things right but unfortunately the game still lacks many licences and you’ll probably want to do a bit of editing.

PES 2017

If you are playing PES on PS4 and PC, which I’m told this works on too, then you are in luck as there is an option file that you can download for PES that will give you real team names, kits and club badges plus a few other bits and bobs.

Simply follow the steps below if you want to  miss out on all that editing fun.

  1. Format a USB drive to FAT32
  2. Create a folder on the USB called WEPES
  3. Find yourself the desired option files with a spot of internet sleuthing – popular ones include the  this one linked by YouTuber Mad Gamer BD
  4. If they come in the form of a zipped folder, unzip that folder into your WEPES folder on the USB. If not, simply make sure all contents of the download are in the WEPES folder either way.
  5. Plug the USB drive into your PS4 or PC and open up the PES 2017 menu.
  6. Head to the Edit option, then Data Management, then Import/Export.
  7. Then, select Import Team, tick all of the boxes on the following, ‘Select File’ page, and on the ‘Detailed Settings’ page after that, leave both boxes unticked.
  8. The files will then automatically be added, taking a few minutes to process.
  9. Be sure to select the ‘Save’ option on the ‘Data Management’ page which pops up at the end of the process, and you’re all set for most of the details.
  10. The tournament logos still need to be added manually however, so head back to ‘Data Management’, then ‘Import/Export’, and select ‘Import Images’.
  11. Next, select the ‘Competition Emblems’ option in the ‘Import Images’ screen.
  12. Tick all of the individual images (not the folders), and press OK.
  13. Finally, you need to edit each competition manually with their newly imported logos, by burrowing down through the ‘Competition Category’ pages which will follow the logo import.
  14. With those steps followed, you should now have a complete set of teams with official names, logos, tournaments, kits and badges, just as if you were playing a fully licensed version of the game.

This video by YouTuber Mad Gamer BD shows the process well should you get stuck.


Now for those who are playing PES on Xbox One, I’m really sorry but for some ludicrous and no doubt political reason the option file download doesn’t work for you so it’s back to manually editing team names and kits etc. Fortunately we have the list here and I’ve added in some more information to the Premiere league that you may wish to include for that more authentic feel.

PES 2017 Teams – Real Names

English League – Premier League

Arsenal- Licenced

East Dorsetshire – Bournemouth (BOU) Manager: Eddie Howe. 

Stadium: Dean Court


Lancashire Claret – Burnley (BUR) Manager: Sam Dyche. 

Stadium: Turf Moor


London FC – Chelsea (CHE) Manager: Antonio Conte. 

Stadium: Stamford Bridge


South Norwood – Crystal Palace (CRY) Manager: Alan Pardew. 

Stadium: Selhurst Park


Merseyside Blue – Everton (EVE) Manager: Ronald Koeman.

Stadium: Goodison Park


Yorkshire Orange – Hull (HUL) Manager: Mike Phelan (caretaker). Stadium: KCOM Stadium


East Midlands – Leicester (LEI) Manager: Claudio Ranieri.

Stadium: King Power Stadium


Liverpool FC (LIV) – Licenced


Man Blue – Manchester City (MCI) Manager: Pep Guardiola.

Stadium: The Etihad Stadium


Man Red – Manchester United (MUN) Manager: Jose Mourinho. Stadium: Old Trafford


Teesside – Middlesbrough (MID) Manager: Aitor Karanka. Stadium: Riverside Stadium


Hampshire Red – Southampton (SOU) Manager: Claude Puel.

Stadium: St Mary’s Stadium


St Red – Stoke (STK) Manager: Mark Hughes.

Stadium: Bet365 Stadium


Wearside – Sunderland (SUN) Manager: David Moyes.

Stadium: Stadium of Light


West Glamorgan City – Swansea (SWA) Manager: Francesco Guidolin.

Stadium: Liberty Stadium


North East London – Tottenham (TOT) Manager: Mauricio Pochettino.

Stadium: White Heart Lane


Hertfordshire – Watford (WAT) Manager: Walter Mazzarri.

Stadium: Vicarage Road


West Midlands Stripes – West Bromwich Albion (WBA) Manager: Tony Pulis.

Stadium: The Hawthorns


East London – West Ham (WHU) Manager: Slaven Bilic.

Stadium: Olympic Stadium


English 2nd Division – The Championship

West Midlands Village – Aston Villa

SY Red – Barnsley

West Midlands City – Birmingham

Lancashire Blue – Blackburn Rovers

Hounslow – Brentford

East Sussex – Brighton and Hove Albion

SW Red – Bristol City

ST Yellow – Burton Albion

South Wales – Cardiff City

Derbyshire – Derby County

West London White – Fulham

West Yorkshire Town – Huddersfield

East Anglia Town – Ipswich Town

Yorkshire Whites – Leeds

Tyneside – Newcastle

Norfolk City – Norwich City

Notts Reds – Nottingham Forest

LN White – Preston North End

North West London – QPR

Berkshire Blues – Reading

Yorkshire Reds – Rotherham United

South Yorkshire Blues – Sheffield Wednesday

LN Azure Blue White – Wigan Athletic

WM Gold – Wolverhampton


Italian League – Serie A

PM Black White – Juventus

Sansagiulo – Sassuolo

Italian 2nd Division – Serie B

MA Zebra – Ascoli

Alvegiaro- Avellino


CM Yellow Red – Benevento

Brutie- Brescia

ER White Red – Carpi

ER Black White – Cesena

DL Crimson – Cittadella

TI Yellow Blue – Frosinone

Litolizano – Latina

PM Blue White – Novara

Prastogna – Perugia

TO Blue Black – Pisa

Pailamudoveli – Pro Vercelli

CM Bergundy – Salernitana

ER Sky Bly – SPAL

Spremonese – Spezia

Teccarina – Ternana

Drepanumese – Trapani

DL Blue – Verona

Vocchaioni – Vicenza

LR Blue White – Virtus Entella

Spanish League – La Liga

PV Sky Blue White – Alaves

PV White Red – Athletic Bilbao

Atletico Madrid


GA Cyan – Celta Vigo

GA Blue White – Deportivo La Coruna

PV Blue Red – Eibar

CT Blue White – Espanyol

AN Red White – Granada

CN Yellow Blue – Las Palmas

MD Blue White – Leganes

AN Cyan White – Malaga

NC Red – Osasuna

AN Green White – Real Betis

MD White – Real Madrid

PV Blue White – Real Sociedad

AN White Red – Sevilla

AS Red White – Sporting Gijon

ED White Orange – Valencia

ED Yellow – Villareal


Spanish second division – Segunda Division

MD Canary Yellow – Alcorcon

AN Scarlet White – Almeria

AN Yellow Blue – Cadiz

AN Viridian White – Cordoba

ED White Green – Elche

MD Cobalt Blue – Getafe

CT Red – Gimnastic

CT Carmine White – Girona

AR Burgundy Blue – Huesca

ED Blue Burgundy – Levante

GA Red White – Lugo

IB Red Black – Mallorca

CL Red Black – Mirandes

CL Red – Numancia

AS Blue – Oviedo

MD Scarlet White – Rayo Vallecano

CT Red Black – Reus Deportiu

AN White red B – Sevilla Atletico

CN White Blue – Tenerife

MC Navy Blue – UCAM Murcia

CL Purple – Valladolid

AR White Blue – Zaragoza


Portugal League – Primeira Liga

Arimelcao – Arouca

Blemotao – Belenenses

SL Benfica

Borfecao – Boavista

Bresigne – Braga

T M Blue Red – Chaves

Estralpao – Estoril

DL Azure Blue – Feirense

Maseadeira – Maritimo

Meraszilho – Moreirense

Nardimcol – Nacional

Podefteza – Pacos de Ferreira

DL Blue White – Porto

Rovaneche – Rio Ave

Sporting CP

BA Yellow Green – Tondela

Visicutao – Vitoria de Guimaraes

Verfolcao – Vitoria de Setubal

How’s everyone enjoying PES 2017 so far? Expect our review sometime this week to hear our thoughts.


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