Football Manager 2008 – Facepacks, Kits, Logos & Skins

For the best facepacks for Football Manager 2010 – View our post about them.

Installing new graphics in Football Manager 2008 isn’t as easy as it used to be. Here is a pretty rough guide outlining how to install the facepacks, kits, logos and skins in Football Manager 2008:

Firstly we need to create some folders. First folder is “graphics”. Go to My Documents, you will see Sports Interactive folder followed by Football Manager 2008 which were pre-created when you install the game.

C:\…\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2008\graphics\

Installing Club/Country Kits

And now, if you wish to install Club/Country Kits, create 2 folders, “pictures” and “kits” folder in graphics folder like below:

C:\…\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2008\graphics\pictures\kits\

Go into “kits” folder. Extract all kits files you downloaded in there. Look at the screen shot of how you can organise it.

Installing Player Pictures

As for Player Pictures, you need to create “players” folder under graphics.

C:\…\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2008\graphics\players\

Go into “players” folder. Extract all player files you downloaded in there. Look at the screen shot of how you can organise it.

Installing Club/Competition Logos

If you wish to install small, huge logos of clubs and competitions, you may do so by creating “logos” under graphics.

C:\…\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2008\graphics\logos\

And in “logos” folder, take a look at the screen shot how you can organise it.

Game Settings for graphics to appear

Load your game in FM 2008, go to Preferences > Display & Sound > Untick Skin Cache

Then you should be ready to rock and roll.

If you haven’t got any graphics to install then these links should get you started:

A nice way to add an extra bit of functionality of Football Manager 2008 is to install some extra graphics such as player faces (facepacks), team kits, team logos and skins for the look of the site.

Here is a selection of links that should help you get you started with the graphics:

Thanks for reading and I’d really like to point you in the direction of my Football Manager 2009 to get your thoughts on what you would like to see in Football Manager 2009 :)

50 Responses to Football Manager 2008 – Facepacks, Kits, Logos & Skins
  1. Ertan Reply


  2. Ben Reply

    WHere is the screenshot, please helppp. :'(

  3. lukasoln Reply

    Am i suposed to start new game,after I make faces?.
    Or what .
    Sorry for double post and my bad english

  4. lukasoln Reply

    hi.I am wondering about players.I did all I had to
    C:\…\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2008\graphics\players\
    and I unticked the thing.
    But it doesnt work.
    What is wrong with it?

  5. aek21 Reply

    ty :)

  6. knot Reply

    can I do it in same time ??
    ex:i extract logos and kits then i load both

  7. aziz Reply

    where do you extract all kits files ?

  8. aziz Reply

    where do you extract all kits files ?

  9. willo Reply

    hey so do i put the facepack in the /graphics/players or just /graphics

  10. Simon Reply

    I recently put some facepacks into the graphics folder as stated. I then clicked on the reload skin button (i think) in the preferences section.

    However, it messed the game up. The game will not load properly and just gives me a white screen. When i try and exit i get a grey screen and a message saying exit game but no options to select.

    I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling with no success.

    Any ideas?

  11. Mith Reply

    Ok nvm.. I found out, i put a tick outside the box with “unique id’s” when experimenting with the first facepacks :S Don’t mind my 2 comments then, all sorted out again :)

  12. mcfc Reply

    this helped me a lot, thanks very much

  13. Arjen Reply

    Took me a while to figure it out because I didn't have the standard directory for the files. Thing is that you have to check ingame under preferences what directory is used for your user data (options->preferences->user data folder)
    In that location (using windows explorer) you need to create a directory called Graphics. And there you copy all the logos (and untick USE SKIN CACHE and do tick "Always reload skin on confirm", and then click CONFIRM. Did the trick for me (FM2008).

  14. AnT Reply

    I have got everything working fine. I wondered does anyone know how to add a players picture to the database that hasn’t got one? I’ve managed to work out how to replace a picture if they have one already but I want to add pictures to the people that dont? I assume it must involve editing the config.xlm file which I have tried?? Thanks in advance.

  15. brad Reply

    hey m8 it dont work ok mine i dun wt ya sed help plz

  16. Addikt Reply

    thanks for your help. i was fed up with my default skin .. and now i can also see the players and managers' pics :)

  17. Enrico Reply

    It occurred to me to install FM2008 on a PC which has 2 partitions: in the first (C:) the game is installed, in the second (D:) were prepared all the folders for saved games, graphics, etc. I have all the skins for logos, kits, faces, but the game does not see them.. is there something I can do to choose to put the folders in the C partition? please help

  18. endo Reply

    thank you very much sir
    this works for me
    it makes me even more excited to play

  19. El Zilcho Reply

    I cant get the face packs to work. I've tried everything, can someone hwlp? PLZ?

  20. Sbomb Reply

    does this work for worldwide soccer also?

  21. Niall Reply

    @ Mini

    You just need to dump the logos in C:…My DocumentsSports InteractiveFootball Manager 2008graphicslogos

    Oh regarding extraction you just need to use winzip or something!

  22. Mini Carra Reply

    I cant find a screenshot for the installing team logos, can you tell me where it is please

  23. bla bla Reply

    i dont c how this changes the skin

  24. homa Reply

    this sounds stupid but how u do the extract bit,ive made the files n tht but i dunny ken how te extract the kits ect. any chance you cud gi us a lil hand,

  25. paul Reply

    I did all that you told me but the facepacks and kits aren't in my game

  26. elber Reply

    please can some one contact me and show me how to put facepacks in game… i make every folder that they told in Guide but it won`t work… please help mee!!!!!!??????

  27. JordanP Reply

    i downloaded the noche skin from…

    and saved it into the skins file, but when i loaded footy manager up (the game) but couldn't use the skin. Have i saved it right? or do i have to create a new file and save it in there? Please help, thanks. Jordan

  28. steven Reply

    the players faces one doesn't work. i have extracted a facepack file into the folder which i created and un-ticked the cache thing and it doesn't load any of the downloaded faces. i really can't work out why

  29. Niall Reply

    @ Piku

    My grahics are located at C:…My DocumentsSports InteractiveFootball Manager 2008graphics

    Then in that graphics folder I have a folder called Premiership. In that premership folder I have a separate folder for each club with the players picture in.

    So when you unzip your package you just need /premiership/Man Utd/RONALDO.png

    The Super_Facepack_v2/inghilterra/ just complicates the paths.

  30. piku Reply

    i've downloaded shervin90's super facepack v2…when i unpack, the file paths for all the player pictures are in the following form: for example, for cristiano ronaldo-

    Super_Facepack_v2/inghilterra/premiership/Man Utd/RONALDO.png

    would i just copy and paste the entire Superpack folder into the players folder u mentioned? and would i have to translate all the folder names into english?


  31. Aik Reply

    instructions i followed em, but i still can't get the faces up.
    i've been through a lot of websites or forum teaching me how to get the faces loaded up but it just doesn't seems to work for me.

    hope that u can give me a clearer guide.

  32. Chrissy Reply

    Thanks for these, very cool!

  33. Cliff Reply

    Ahhh thanks for these, my bad :p

  34. Robbo Reply

    Yeah where is the screenshot?

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  36. dom Reply

    Where is the screen shot??

  37. kwame Reply

    i dont know how to put the skin in, and when i unticked skin cache it came up wid XML parsing error…HELP :s

  38. Matt Reply

    how do u create skins?

  39. aphoe Reply

    just downloaded your article. i pray it works. biut from the looks of thing i guess its gonna work

  40. Stephen Reply

    Hi, could you please inform me of how to upload 3D nets to the FM 2008 game??

  41. Niall Reply

    @ Matt

    The article covers everything that you need. The only thing I can think of is you are not following the last step:

    Load your game in FM 2008, go to Preferences > Display & Sound > Untick Skin Cache

  42. matt Reply

    i can only get the skins to work nothing else does!

    can anyone help please…


  43. dan Reply

    great help thanks alot

  44. craig ringham Reply

    i did everything u said about installing the facepacks but they still dont show on my screen.

  45. henry Reply

    ah thanks niall!
    …i missed the part "to create" -.-' lol
    btw those links are very good! x)

  46. Niall Reply


    If you read the guide you have to create the folder named 'graphics' yourself in:

    C:…My DocumentsSports InteractiveFootball Manager 2008

    The game knows then to look here for facepacks etc…

  47. henry Reply

    i can't find that folder named "graphics" :S looks like it disappeared! please help…i think it could be some installation problem…help me!
    p.s.:sorry for my bad english

  48. Footie Lord Reply

    Great help, thanks :D

  49. Daniel Reply

    I couldn't understand some parts of this article l Manager 2008 – Facepacks, Kits, Logos and Skins Installation Guide |, but I guess I just need to check some more resources regarding this, because it sounds interesting.

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