Football Manager Skins

Have you grown bored of looking at the same standard default skin for Football Manager? Well if you fancy a change but you can’t be doing with the hassle of sifting through the numerous websites and forums to find your perfect match then fear not because Soccerlens Games is here to help.

Whether you’re looking for something plain and easy on the eye or something completely outrageous and full of colour, this guide will hopefully point you in the right direction.

Popular FM Skin sites


This dedicated Football Manager website boasts a whole host of FM skins where you will be sure to find something that will tickle your fancy. Popular downloads on the site include the Dark Horizon, Blackin09 and Tumma skins.

For a full list of the various skins available on Sortitoutsi, head over here.


FM-Base is a fantastic Football Manager fansite that will cater for all your graphical needs. Although if it is specifically skins that you’re looking for, you’ve come to just the right place as you’ll find plenty to choose from. Of the most popular downloaded skins on FM-Base there is the Flex09 skin,  the Three skin and the Champions League skin.

For a more comprehensive list of all the downloadable skins on offer at FM-Base, make sure you pay them a visit and get signed up for unlimited downloads.

Putting Your Skin on the Game

Once you’ve downloaded your shiny new skin what’s the last you want to be doing? Faffing around trying to get it working that’s what! So I’ve devised a mini tutorial on how to correctly implement an FM skin onto your game to save you some time and hassle.

  1. First of all you will need to download the skin but don’t worry too much about the location you save it to, just remember where you put it!
  2. For the majority of skin downloads you will need WinRAR to be able to install the files. So if you don’t already have it, you can find it here.
  3. Once downloaded, right click on the file, choose the WinRAR option and then click ‘Extract Files…’
  4. You will need to set the destination path as this: ‘C:Documents and SettingsYour Account NameMy DocumentsSports InteractiveFootball Manager 2010skins’
  5. Click ‘OK’ to extract the files to the specified folder.
  6. Once all the files have been extracted, you can now load up FM 2010!
  7. Once FM has loaded up, go to ‘Preferences’ and then the ‘Display and Sound’ section and hopefully the skin you have just downloaded will now be available next to the ‘Skins’ tab.
  8. Once you have selected your desired skin, make sure ‘Use Skin Cache’ is unticked, click confirm and voila!

If you know of any other decent sites that have a variety of FM skins available or even if you just want to tell us your personal favourite skins then do let us know in the comments bar below!

The above article applies to FM 2010 but is also valid for earlier or future versions of the game.

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