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Best scouts in Football Manager 2021

Lazy Dec 16, 2020 Last modified: 24 Nov 13,740 views 2,928 downloads

A shortlist for Football Manager 2021 with the best scouts in the game.

Who doesn't love to find the best wonderkids in Football Manager? We are all looking to find that perfect new player for our team, the one that will win us the Premier League or the Champions League at some point during our careers. Will you find these on your own? Possibly. But, we all know that takes too much time.

A team of scouts could help you with that problem and this list will make it even easier as these are the best available scouts in Football Manager 2021!

Criteria to make the list

Every person on the list has Scout or Chief Scout as their preferred job set in Football Manager 2021. This way you won't be trying to sign Pep Guardiola as your new Chief Scout.


  • Judging Player Ability - 15 or higher
  • Judging Player Potential - 15 or higher
  • Adaptability - 15 or higher

With these attributes set you will only be able to sign the best scouts for your team in FM21.

Would you like to read more on signing scouts in Football Manager or how to set up a scouting network? Have a look at our special scouting guides.

How to install Best scouts in Football Manager 2021

  1. Download the .fmf file 
  2. Move the file to \Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020\shortlists
  3. Load Football Manager
  4. Go to Staff > Staff Shortlist
  5. Open the menu under the GEAR icon
  6. Press Load Shortlist
  7. Pick the FMI Scouts Shortlist and press Load to finish


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