Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (also known as Winning Eleven 9 in Japan and World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 in the US) is the fifth installment of Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer football video game series. The PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions were released on October 21 2005 with the PC version released a week later on the 28th.
PES5 is the first in the series to include some officially licensed British teams: Arsenal, Chelsea (was later unlicensed), Celtic and Rangers. The game does include some fully licensed leagues: Spain's (La Liga), Holland's (Eredivisie) and Italy's (Serie A) (although not Cagliari). Only Japan and Korea's national teams are fully licensed. As with previous versions, PES5 features an editing mode allowing the player to edit virtually anything within the game (e.g. player, team, and stadium names as well as kit and logos).
The PlayStation 2 version was the first to feature online play (currently free of charge). Within online play, statistics and league points are stored on the server for each game played. These points determine a team's (player's) position within the 5 online divisions.
Problems exist in the Xbox version regarding the netcode and online play.
There is currently a limited PC demo of this game available here
Patches are available for the game to add correct kits, footballs, logos etc.
Unlicensed means, that the clubnames are not licensed, but the player have their real names, faces etc.