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Full PES 2016 License List Revealed

Konami have tonight revealed the official license list for PES 2016.

Here are the official licenses that will feature in PES 2016:

Exclusive Competitions in PES 2016

  • UEFA – Champions League, Europa League, Super Cup
  • AFC – Asia Champions League 
  • Copa –  Libertadores, Sudamericana
  • Recopa – Sudamericana

AFC – Asia Champions League teams

  • Australia – Brisbane Roar, Western Sydney Wanderers
  • China –  Beijing Guoan, Guangzhou Evergrande, Guangzhou R&F, Shandong Luneng FC
  • Iran – Foolad Khouzestan, Naft Tehran, Persepolis, Tractorsazi Tabriz
  • Japan – Gamba Osaka, Kashima Antlers, Kashiwa Reysol, Urawa Red Diamonds
  • Korea – Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Seongnam FC, FC Seoul, Suwon Samsung FC
  • Qatar – Al Sadd, Lekhwiya
  • Saudi – Al Ahli, Al Hilal, Al Nassr, Al Shabab
  • Thailand -Buriram United
  • UAE – Al Ahli, Al Ain
  • Uzbekistan – Bunyodkor, Lokomotiv, Nasaf, Pakhtakor
  • Vietnam – Binh Duong

Copa Libertadores 2015 teams

  • ARGENTINA –  San Lorenzo de Almagro, River Plate, Boca Juniors, Racing Club, Huracán, Estudiantes de La Plata
  • BOLIVIA –  Universitario de Sucre, San José, The Strongest
  • BRAZIL – Cruzeiro, Atlético Mineiro, São Paulo FC, SC Internacional, Corinthians
  • CHILE – Colo-Colo, Universidad de CHILE, Palestino
  • COLOMBIA – Atlético Nacional, Santa Fe, Once Caldas
  • ECUADOR – Emelec, Barcelona S.C., Independiente del Valle
  • MEXICO – Tigres UANL, Atlas, Monarcas Morelia
  • PARAGUAY – Libertad, Guaraní, Cerro Porteño
  • PERU – Juan Aurich, Sporting Cristal, Alianza Lima
  • URUGUAY – Danubio F.C., Montevideo Wanderers, Nacional
  • VENEZUELA – Mineros de Guayana, Zamora FC, Deportivo Táchira

Copa Sudamericana 2014 teams

  • ARGENTINA Lanús, River Plate, Boca Juniors, Estudiantes de La Plata, Gimnasia y Esgrima, Godoy Cruz, Rosario Central
  • BOLIVIA – San José, Jorge Wilstermann, Nacional Potosí, Universitario de Sucre
  • BRAZIL – Vitória, Goiás, São Paulo FC, Bahía, SC Internacional, Criciúma E.C, Fluminense FC, Sport Recife
  • CHILE – Deportes Iquique, Cobresal, Universidad Católica, Huachipato
  • COLOMBIA – Atlético Nacional, Deportivo Cali, Millonarios, Águilas Doradas
  • ECUADOR – Emelec, Independiente del Valle, Universidad Católica, Barcelona S.C.
  • PARAGUAY – Cerro Porteño, Libertad, General Díaz, Deportivo Capiatá
  • PERU – Alianza Lima, Univ. César Vallejo, Univ. Técnica Cajamarca, Inti Gas
  • URUGUAY – Danubio F.C, River Plate, Peñarol, Rentistas
  • VENEZUELA – Caracas F.C., Deportivo Anzoátegui, Trujillanos F.C., Deportivo La Guaira

Fully Licensed Leagues

  • Spain – La Liga, Liga Adelante
  • France – LFP Ligue 1, LFP Ligue 2
  • Netherlands – Dutch Eredivisie

European Leagues

  • England Division 1 – 20 teams with real player names and likeness, Manchester United fully licensed. Division 2 – 20 teams with real player names and likeness
  • Italy Division 1 – 19/20 fully licensed teams, 1 team with real player names and likeness. Division 2 – 20 teams with real player names and likeness
  • Portugal Division 1 – 18 teams with real player names and likeness, Benfica, FC Porto and Sporting CP fully licensed
  • Individual European teams – Olympiacos, Bayern Munich, Zenit Petersburg, FC BaselI, AC Sparta Praha, KAA Gent, FC Dynamo Kyiv, VfL Wolfsburg, VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach

South American Leagues

  • Argentina Division 1 – 4/30 teams fully licensed (including the 10 Argentinian teams in the Copa Libertadors / Sudamericana), Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, Club Atlético Belgrano, Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys, Club Atlético Banfield. 2 teams will be added as an update of Sudamericana2015.
  • Chile Division 1 – 9 teams with real player names and likeness (including the 7 Chilean teams in the Copa Libertadors / Sudamericana)

International Teams

  • 34 European teams. Licensed teams are KNVB Netherland, FFF France, FIGC Italy, RFEF Spain. DFB Germany
  • 10 South American teams. Licensed team is CBF Brasil
  • 6 North & Central American teams
  • 14 African teams
  • 17 Asian teams


  • Licensed: Giuseppe Meazza / San Siro, St. Jakob-Park, Old Trafford, Allianz Arena, Juventus Stadium, Estadio Mineiro, Arena Corinthians, Estadio Beira-Rio, Estadio do Morumbi, Estadio Urbano Caldeira, Saitama Stadium 2002
  • PES Original Stadiums: Konami Stadium, Metropole Arena, Estadio de Escorpiao, Estadio del Nuevo Triunfo, Stade de Sagittaire, Stadio Orione, Burg Stadion, Estadio del Martingal, Rose Park Stadium, Coliseo de los Deportes

Coming Soon via Datapack

  • Additonal teams:  Galatasaray, APOEL, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Panathinaikos, Qarabağ, HJK, Partizan Belgrade, Independiente
  • Competition Updates: Copa Sudamericana 2015
  • New Stadium: Maracana – with unique intro

Are you happy with the licenses this year? Let us know in the comment section below.

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56 thoughts on “Full PES 2016 License List Revealed
  1. I agree with that. It’s better to have the license of all the competitions instead of the EU champions league without stadiums and licensed teams.

  2. they lied to us about image importing they said that is for both ps4&ps3 and such fetuare is not in ps3 so ps3 same editing fetuare as pes15 THIS WAS A GREAT LIE TO US

  3. Where is Besiktas J.K. & Fenerbahce ? They are taking part in UEFA Europa Leauge and considering PES has licence for UEFA why these teams are not inside the game?

    Its 20th year of PES series and we cannot even buy physical copy of the game in Turkey…

    I am a big fan of PES series and I was really hoping to buy 20th year limited edition steelbook version of PES 2016 phsyical copy but you are only selling digital version via PS-Store in Turkey…

    Look I completely understand FIFA has most of the licences taken away from you…

    Thats understandable. They are financially stronger or maybe they have better connections…

    The real problem is PES cant even release some of the teams they have licence for already…

    You are launching the game with “0“ Turkish teams…

  4. The problem is that it looks that they do exactly that right now but they fail. Gameplay has tons of issues this year, starting from glitchy animations that players sliding across the pitch and ending with stupid goalkeepers as every shot in bottom corner is a goal.

  5. I’ll still buy the game because it will still be miles better than FIFA to play with. What is dissapointing though is that I expected a lot more licensed teams and stadiums – or at the very least, a lot more generic stadiums. And I really don’t understand the reasons behind why we cannot see the return of the stadium editor?

    PES 2015 was a huge success and made a lot of money for KONAMI. As a result I would have expected KONAMI to be a bit more bolder with PES 2016 and invest more in licences and stadiums. It seems to me that in some areas they have lost more rather than actually make gains. We appear to have even more fake names and less numbers in licenced teams from the major leagues around the world.

  6. is it me or is there only 20 teams in division 2 for the English league? I know it says that there is but correct me if I’m wrong but there are 24 teams in that league so where are the other 4? Hope it is just a typo but really strange if it isn’t and there are teams missing from the league

  7. True. Only the Brazilian teams from the licensed competitions have been mentioned so lets hope but must admit it is great to see the kits that can be made for the unlicensed teams. Kits should be amazing on the ps4 version this time out

  8. Guys stop complaining…and finally lets all be happy about the return of the king of football video games. This game has been bad for almost a decade ( Pes 2013 was a fantastic game) I want to congratulate Adam Bhatti and the Konami team for this years pro evo. The gameplay is so good and solid..it can last me at least 3 more years. Last year i bought Fifa 15 with full ultimate team package…i ended up playing 3 exibition games and did not play the game again…yes fifa is that crap! I am 100 percent convinced that when you play fifa you are controlling 60 percent and the remaing 40 percent EA is controlling for you. If you want to pass to a certain player, you can not as EA feels it more suitable to pass to another player! How many times have you seen your players in defence literally run out of their positions deliberately just to screw you over?
    When your opponent has a corner why does EA choose your shortest players to manmark the tallest players( Marcelo manmarking Dzeko). How many times have you seen the ball hit the post deliberately, as if some invincible power is guiding the ball to the post? The passing game is ping pong, by the way in Fifa 16 you can do a new pass called passing with purpose. So guess what guys all the previous Fifa editions were a waste of time as we could not pass with purpose!! This game is so scripted that i really do not want to go into details, or i will keep typing for hours. Back to pes 2016, eat your heart out EA and all the Fifa pimps out there dissing pes on a daily basis. Pes is back and it is kicking some booty!!

  9. I’m so disappointed I don’t know where to begin, from the speaker to missing clubs and license I thought this year would be much better then 2015 but know, it’s really fucking sad, because I haved swear that I would never play fifa ever, but I slowly think about the way to find excuse. Because konami does nothing for us gamers!!!!!

  10. I genuinely hoped to see 3 teams this year. Brøndby, FC Copenhagen and FC Midtjylland didn’t seem that unrealistic to me.

  11. No Besiktas? Last year fully licenced after the update and this year yet again not in the game.. And also no other turkish teams.. Pes is very big in Turkey and Besiktas,Galatasaray and Fenerbahce have a multi million fanbase but Konami rather puts teams like AA Gent and Qarabag..

    We dont ask for more licences , but now Konami takes away teams that are always fully licenced..

    I will wait and see if Besiktas will be licenced with an update again, otherwise no PES for me..

  12. This game wont go any futher with a few unknown south american stadiums and leagues. They better stop producing soccer game if they cant compete for licenses, rising complaints year by year about graphics difference between PC and console versions, boringness of playing with a very few stadiums and leagues, even loosing the licenses of existing stadiums such as Camp Nou,Santiago Bernabeu …and how can you dare to say the pitch is yours !

  13. So they should stop competing because EA has a boat load of money?, If the world worked like that we would all be f’ed.
    By the way now one cares about the stadiums(I don’t), it’s nice to play in these historic stadiums but that’s an afterthought for me and I’m assuming many others but if you’re buying a football game because of the stadium then I think you have issues. The players is what’s important and as long as user generated kits and emblems are still an option they(Konami) will do okay as long as the gameplay on the pitch is done right.

    It’s easy to see that they don’t develop for PC as they do for consoles and with the recent announcement that Konami is stopping all AAA developments except for PES to focus on mobile games, no one should buy this game for PC.

    I think we can all agree that Konami should be upfront about the disparity between PC and consoles.

  14. so if you dont care about the variety in games such as stadiums,leagues so just speak for yourself,..you re the one of those who enjoy playing multiplayer,online matches. But in fact i and lots of people like me love to play ML(master league) or CM in fifa more than multiplayer matches, how do you think the fifa reaches the sale records year by year. Firstly,This kind of soccer games are played because of giving the
    opportunity to gamers to feel themselves as a manager or a legendary
    soccer player thats the main point of these games, so i wanna play at my favor team’s home ground and there are only 3 teams’ official stadium in the game..furthermore, wtf will i do with just 3 licensed leagues if i’d want to make transfers? ….Just take off your rose tinted-glasses !!

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