; edited by: Michael Hartman
; updated: 4/17/2012
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The issue of team licenses often comes up when talking about Pro Evolution Soccer in comparison to its main rival FIFA. The fake names in the game are often an annoying inconvenience for most. However, with the edit mode, players can input the real player names into the game.
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PES 2011 Real Names List
Pro Evolution Soccer, as a series, suffers from several minor complaints that often beseech players to buy from the pool of FIFA releases instead. The subsequent chastisement of PES has continued for several years and has hurt its once glistening reputation. One of the problems even PES players will agree upon is the lack of licensed teams or names. It is sometimes harrowing for newer players to find themselves looking at fake names of real players throughout the database.
This article provides a listing - which can be manually input into the game - of the real player names. PES 2011 is the latest release, hence these names will fit with this years game. Due to the sheer amount of names that need changing, the first part of this article will focus on the European & six of the nine African national teams. The players will be listed in the order they are shown while viewing them in edit mode - for ease of input to users of this real player names list. PES 2011 real names that have brackets next to them are an indication that the player is already in the database. Use the search function during edit mode, with the Square or X button, to find them.