Being a football scout

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How can you become a football scout for a football club?
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Unless you were a former professional footballer at a high level it won't happen im afraid mate.

My mate's Dad scouts for a premier league club and he use to play in the Championship and he said it is virtually impossible to get a job as a scout unless you was a professional footballer.
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So there is no training course that leads to gaining a licence to become a football scout?
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So there is no training course that leads to gaining a licence to become a football scout?
Yeah thats pretty much what he said.
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So there is no training course that leads to gaining a licence to become a football scout?
Haha no! You may as well give up trying to get into the football business unless A/ You was a respected professional footballer B/ You have the UEFA A Licence coaching badge (still won't get a good job unless you have experiance of playing high standard football, the conference league at least) or C/ You are a multi-millionaire and can buy a football club

Good luck
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There is one other way...

...volunteer for Sports Interactive on Football Manager.

You'll then effectively be scouting for Everton.
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start your own football team
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How can you become a football scout for a football club?
you could scout for me on the tsr fm network game...

Just tell me some good players for around 5mil...

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It's all about connections I'm afraid. However, you don't need to have played at a high level.

At Fulham, every one of their coaches are scouts. On their football in the community schemes, if a coach spots a player and tells an official scout in the club, they will go watch him. If the player makes it through a trial and into the academy, the coach gets a cash reward.
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There's a World Cup scouting thing on United's website. It's obviously nothing professional, but it may be the closest feeling to it. :manutd:
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No point being a scout in England because the system is flawed. All you need to do is look out for six foot plus players, extremely athletic and lots of upper body weight. Essentially, future Stoke City players.
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No point being a scout in England because the system is flawed. All you need to do is look out for six foot plus players, extremely athletic and lots of upper body weight. Essentially, future Stoke City players.
Couldn't have put it better myself.
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No point being a scout in England because the system is flawed. All you need to do is look out for six foot plus players, extremely athletic and lots of upper body weight. Essentially, future Stoke City players.
That is so true! Premier League standard is going down fast with these type of players.

The Micah Richard's type players. They have the ball control and vision of a drunk donkey!
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No point being a scout in England because the system is flawed. All you need to do is look out for six foot plus players, extremely athletic and lots of upper body weight. Essentially, future Stoke City players.
Ah this made me laugh

You couldnt hit the nail anymore on the head !

England doesn't look for skillful talented players, we scout for players like.... Emille Heskey (dare i say it ? )
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You would need to scout independently and refer said players to local semi pro clubs to land a small poorly paid part time job at a club, and spend a long time working your way up.

or become a translator at barcelona like a certain special manager.
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So there is no training course that leads to gaining a licence to become a football scout?
Best bet in Italy. I'm picking up some Italian as I type. :cool:
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Whoever said you need to have been a professional footballer to be a scout is completely wrong, I'm a scout for Brentford F.C and have never played professionally in my life, only Sunday league, and I'm only 17.
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You would need many years coaching experience, you would also need to know the academy systems, and know your way around match analysis. Match analysis is key - it is the difference between "he had a good game" and "he created four scoring chances for his team by retaining possession in the opponent's defensive third".
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All these people that say experience in the game is needed is stupid. Its not what you know its who you know. Get to know some other scouts etc. See if you can go with them. Go to youth games. Even under 15s etc. Alot of the time there's local clubs who send scouts to them. Identify who they are and go introduce yourself. Get to know people.
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Unless you were a former professional footballer at a high level it won't happen im afraid mate.
This.
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