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FM Genie Scout 17 - Exclusive

World's best scouting tool returns for FM17. Extend the possibilities of finding, sorting & shortlisting players & staff on Football Manager 2017. Works with the 17.2.1 patch.

By on Nov 25, 2016   Jan 11, 2017   185486 views   87 comments
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Downloads: 92344 / Size: 7.4 MB / Added: 2016-11-25
Football Manager 2017 Tools - FM Genie Scout 17 - Exclusive
Welcome to the official download page of FM Genie Scout 17, the best real-time scout tool for Football Manager 2017. Exclusively available from since 2009.

FM Genie Scout (or Genie Scout in short) is world's most popular scouting tool for Football Manager, created to extend the possibilities of finding, sorting and shortlisting players and staff, controlling their progress, making "first 11" and tactics choice easier and observing attributes invisible in FM.

Released: 25 November 2016 - build 708
Updated: 11 January 2017 - build 711

Redistribution Policy

We don't allow sharing Genie Scout 17 directly on other sites. Please point the download link to this very page. You cannot host any files yourself.


OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
FM17: 17.2.1, 17.2.0, 17.1.2, 17.1.1, 17.1.0, 17.0.2

Does it work for Mac or Linux?
No. However, we exclusively release another scouting tool for Mac OS X users:
MacAssistant RT for FM17

How to run GS17

  1. Extract the downloaded .zip file and run the setup .exe file.

  2. Follow instructions until installation is finished.

  3. Run Football Manager 2017 and load your saved game.

  4. Launch Genie Scout 17 and from main menu click "Load Game".

We have a detailed instructional guide to Genie Scout. Make sure to read it.

Donate to Eugene to get the "g" edition

As usual, Genie Scout 17 comes in two editions:
The public edition comes with 2 banner ads.
The "g" edition has no ads and includes a couple of minor extra features.

In order to get the "g" edition, you need to donate to Eugene. Refer to Genie Scout 17g FAQ if you have further questions.

Eugene has automatized the process of distribution for the "g" edition, so you will have to wait just a few minutes before you receive a download link and a key file. But only if they have sent correct contact email, correct Unique ID alongside your donation.

Make sure you check your Spam folder too.
It might take up to 24 hours though. In case of problem with your donation, please contact Eugene using the email address you'll see in the message after donation.

FM Scout (the site) is not involved in the donations towards Eugene, neither has any responsibility delivering the ad-free version to you after donation. This is a process handled solely by Eugene himself.

Bug Reports

During closed beta stage for supporters, Eugene fixed most bugs that came to surface. As a result, the public edition should be quite stable from its very first version.

Should you find a bug, please report it to the Genie Scout forum.
Read this before submitting any bugs!

Known issue: Sale value for players is not accurate and sadly we have no way of making it work as it used to be before GS13.

Any comment including bug report posted on this page will be removed on sight!

Please understand it is forbidden by the EULA from SI and SEGA to export all the data from the results. You should be able to export only basic information such as player name, club, age, etc.


Genie Scout 17 is created by Eugene Tarabanovsky.
He has been developing this amazing scout utility for the past 11 years!

Genie Scout logo made by Stam.


January 11: Beta 10 build 711
  • Compatible with FM 17.2.1
  • Shortlist import issue resolved
  • 'Date encode' error fixed
  • History Auto-Tracking fixed
  • Minimum fee release issue fixed
  • Other minor fixes

December 15: Beta 9 build 709
  • Compatible with 17.2.0
  • Minor fixes

November 30: First release - beta 8 build 708
  • Compatible with 17.1.2
  • Compatible with FM Touch
  • Minor fixes

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Downloads: 92344 / Size: 7.4 MB / Added: 2016-11-25
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Discussion: FM Genie Scout 17 - Exclusive

87 comments have been posted so far.

  • regiblinker's avatar
    When trying to start the app for the first time, also getting the error: List index out of bounds ( 6920528 )

    If you OK that, the email box comes up as expected, but then nothing happens. I tried saving my game and rebooting and trying again. Still not working.
  • Omar Kordy's avatar
    does the Genie Scout not work if I'm playing an online game and I'm not the host?
  • zoppi_'s avatar
    HI guys,

    Malware byte's said that there's a ransomware in that version....
  • Notler's avatar
    Will there be an update anytime soon?
  • Rekoshooter's avatar
    When I want to open the player to see his characteristics, it shows :
    Can not allocate the DIB handle.
    What does it mean?
  • Stam's avatar
    Regarding shortlist issues, Eugene told me it's supposedly fixed but it's also complicated, which means that it may happen to some users but not all. Perhaps he can come up with a better solution in the next version.

    @Thomas59540: But there's no new official patch out yet?

    @mattcox_25: It can help you massively. Load your saved game on FM17, then fire up GS17 and load it there. Use the search filters to find players specifically in your save who would be a good match for your team. Check reputation of players already in your team and set that number in the filter search as the up limit. There are many more options to narrow down your search for most targeted findings.

    @Gui12SD: I think that usually happens when you have GS17 open for hours idling, and then try to do a search. Restarting the app should do the trick.

    @forzaroma: Hmm, any chance you've added any custom databases?

    @pjh1029 @TheJofSpades @GeunwonKim: Simply email Eugene to explain the situation and pass him your new unique ID.

    @Juventus223: It's not possible to run GS directly on iPad. If you own both FM Touch for PC and FM Touch for iPad, you can use a cloud save to cross play. And when you're on PC, you can then use GS there.
  • Thomas59540's avatar
    New patch please :(
  • mattcox_25's avatar
    Can someone explain how this improves as I am not 100% sure it will help me as a lower league club?
  • Gui12SD's avatar
    i have a error : List index out of bounds ( 6920528 )
  • Sugar Beast's avatar
    The method from badeflue works just fine. Thanks mate ;)
  • forzaroma's avatar
    can't load my saved game.. saying "your version of football manager is not supported: football manager 2017 17.2.1.f919512"..
    confused, because i'm playing with current version..
  • badeflue's avatar
    To everyone who has been frustrated about the lack of being able to import shortlists, i found a workaround, cant remember who posted it first tho :/ but, what you need to do is, get fmrte (dont need to be the payed for version), go to fmscout and save the shortlist you want, go into fmrte and load the shortlist you saved from fmscout, mark every player with (ctrl+a), right click and save shortlist, now you can open the new shortlist in fm with your players!
  • Sugar Beast's avatar
    Any news about shortlist import? How can we work it out??
  • pjh1029's avatar
    I buy a new computer. Then i need a new key file.
  • Juventus223's avatar
    Hello, is it possible to run FM Genie Scout on iPad for FM 2017 Touch?
  • gridley1982's avatar
    Yeah shortlist problems too
  • DanGeun's avatar
    thank you for update. but I can't import shortlists(.slf). plz fix it.
  • zemroque's avatar
    I still cant import shortlists. What is happening?
  • TheJofSpades's avatar
    How to contact Eugene? Need a new key for new laptop and having other issues too.
  • GeunwonKim's avatar
    i need new key. send me plz...
  • lightostekmegi's avatar
    Thank you very much for new version.
  • hanzom's avatar
    I still can not import the shortlist file (.sfl-file) from Genie Scout. Is it fixet?
  • simbo11's avatar
    how can i fix genie it just started saying its not sopported
  • Daniel_FN's avatar
    Thank you very much!
  • Stam's avatar
    New version now available, compatible with the 17.2.1 patch, plus various other bug fixes. Enjoy!

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