FM17 | The Tempo Skin

When the full version of new Football Manager game is released, many new custom skins are produced around the FM community through various forums and sites.

There are skins with size more than 100MB with plenty of custom graphics, background pictures, icons and many panels.

I used default skin almost whole FM16 time, only for the last two or three months I used one custom skin as I wanted the new look of my long-term to save in Denmark.

When Football Manager 2017 was officially released, there are more and newer custom skins. One of them is CFM skin from a user called “pikawa”.

I liked player and club panels made by him so I decided I will use them for my own “default” skin.

There are some other changes in this skin from the original one. I resized the club panel and moved kits panel from centre to right what means the kits panel is bigger.

Club panel overview includes key employees, club details or honours and last starting 11.


Player profile screen was improved with player picture panel including picture option so you can change it and you can have player picture in a bigger size. The non-player screen for staff in the game remained almost the same but I changed the high of the upper panel so the staff picture is bigger than in default skin.

Another addition to the default skin is matches are divided into schedule screen by different colours.

I also use “Match In-Between Highlights Mod” from michaeltmurrayuk what means you have much more information in full pitch view during match. And with this, I use also “Match Screen Kits Mod”. I only made kits bigger because.


The picture of Team of the week pitch in the mailbox was also edited and made bigger so you are able to see kits, not only blurred small pictures of kits. Many thanks for this to @FMPressure.

Probably the last two modifications to the default skin are Instant result button and edited league table. If you open the screen with league table in the game you can see overall stats like wins, draws or points but there also home match stats (green colour) and away match stats (yellow colours).

I use this skin on my laptop with 1600×900 resolution and 85% zoom out (you can change it in-game preferences/interface). If you will use this skin with the higher resolution you don’t need to zoom out, all the panels will display with no issues.

Download the latest version here! (3/1/17)

DOWNLOAD Bigger pictures VERSION

How to install:

  • Download the .rar archive and unzip it.
  • Move the extracted folder “The Tempo Skin” to your skins folder:
    DocumentsSports InteractiveFootball Manager 2017skins
  • Run Football Manager 2017 and go to Preferences > Interface.
  • Choose “The Tempo Skin” and hit the confirm button.

A Football Manager addict and lover for many years. You can follow me on Twitter or in Football Manager Slack – #fmrensie channel.

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