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Best Clubs for Newgens in Football Manager

Looking to start an affiliation or want to be more specific in a region to find good talent? This guide will help you find those clubs. Updated for FM22.

By on May 25, 2022   3618 views   0 comments
Football Manager Guides - Best Clubs for Newgens in Football Manager
- UPDATED FOR FM22 -

CLUBS

There are 4 main factors in youth development for clubs to consider when scouting for newgens; Youth Importance, Youth Facilities, Youth Coaching and Youth Recruitment. Every category is rated from 0-20 with 20 being the absolute best.

YOUTH IMPORTANCE

One of the first things to consider is does a club put any emphasis on youth?

We would put together a table to show all clubs who have max youth importance, but there are simply too many clubs. In truth so many more clubs have a rating of 20 – especially secondary or youth clubs as their whole purpose is to develop and work with youngsters.

Is there much we can learn then?

Maybe a little, we can understand how some clubs operate in terms of bringing in players and balancing their expectations accordingly – some expect silverware even with youngsters, while others sole purpose is to bring through young prospects and sell for a profit to operate.

We can spot this while looking at first team squads and of course focusing on common footballing knowledge such as which leagues and clubs emphasize youth.

What we as managers can glean is that some of these clubs put an emphasis on youth players and are more likely to invest in their youngsters via development and play them compared to other teams.

Therefore, some of these teams may be worth looking at, however this is not an indicator for quality newgens. This is strictly a point on how a club views developing youths.

Note: This rating is flexible, meaning that over periods of time and as owners, managers and player’s change – this can impact the youth importance rating as a club’s overall view may change over time.


Youth Facilities

Youth facilities are one of the key factors which contribute to the development and production of newgens. This numerical value which is given between 0-20 (but only displayed as text) describes the level a club’s training facilities are at from a global standpoint at their academy.

  • 0 - 3 = Poor
  • 4 - 5 = Basic
  • 6 - 7 = Below Average
  • 8 - 9 = Adequate
  • 10 - 11 = Average
  • 12 - 13 = Good
  • 14 - 15 = Great
  • 16 - 17 = Excellent
  • 18 - 19 = Superb
  • 20 = State of the Art

Better youth facilities mean you are more likely to see Youth Candidates with higher current abilities and possibly influence potential ability when coming through the Academy.

This is a flexible attribute – naturally as you simulate, overtime your facilities will become outdated and start to drop compared to the development of the world, meaning that after every few years some investment may be needed.

Also, while we have tabled below the best clubs – investment, changes at board level, new managers and changes in ethos of a club can manipulate the standard of a club’s youth facilities either for the good or worse.

AFC
CountryClubRating
AustraliaMelbourne City FC18

CAF
CountryClubRating
South AfricaAjax Cape Town FC18

CONCACAF
CountryClubRating
MexicoPachuca18
United StatesToronto FC19
United StatesLA Galaxy18
United StatesNew York City FC18
United StatesPhiladelphia Union18
United StatesSporting Kansas City18

CONMEBOL
CountryClubRating
ArgentinaVelez Sarsfield18

OFC
None

UEFA
CountryClubRating
AustriaFC Red Bull Salzburg19
AustriaAdmira Wacker18
BelgiumClub Brugge20
BelgiumStandard Liege19
BelgiumGenk19
Czech RepublicFC Banik Ostrava18
EnglandManchester City20
EnglandChelsea20
EnglandManchester United19
EnglandTottenham Hotspur20
EnglandBurton Albion20
EnglandLiverpool20
EnglandEverton18
EnglandSouthampton18
EnglandBrighton & Hove Albion18
EnglandMiddlesbrough18
EnglandAston Villa18
FrancePSG18
FranceOlympique Lyonnais18
GermanyBayern Munich19
GermanyRB Leipzig19
GermanyBorussia Dortmund18
GermanyHoffenheim18
HollandPSV Eindhoven18
HollandAZ Alkmaar18
ItalyAS Roma20
ItalyAtalanta18
PolandLegia Warszawa18
PortugalBenfica20
PortugalSporting Club19
RussiaKrasnodar20
SpainFC Barcelona19
SpainReal Madrid18
SpainAthletic Club Bilbao18
SpainReal Sociedad18
SpainEspanyol18
SwitzerlandFC Basel19
UkraineDynamo Kyiv18
UkraineShakhtar Donetsk18

Youth Coaching

The youth coaching is a second key factor - describing the quality and quantity of your coaching team at your academy. As is typical of all these attributes they rank between 0-20, (however only displayed as text).

  • 0 - 2 = Minimal/Basic
  • 3 - 5 = Fairly Basic
  • 6 - 9 = Average
  • 10 - 13 = Adequate
  • 14 - 16 = Good
  • 17 - 19 = Excellent
  • 20 = Exceptional

The direct link is rather straightforward – the higher the quality of youth coaching the more players that will quickly reach their potential ability once entering the club on a newgen / youth intake date.

Note: This does not guarantee reaching potential ability.

AFC
None

CAF
None

CONCACAF
CountryClubRating
HondurasCD Olimpia19
HondurasCD Marathon18

CONMEBOL
CountryClubRating
ColombiaEnvigado FC18
UruguayDefensor Sporting Club19
UruguayDanubio FC18

OFC
None

UEFA
CountryClubRating
AustriaRed Bull Salzburg19
AustriaAustria Wien18
BelarusFC Smena Minsk18
BelgiumAnderlecht18
BelgiumGenk18
EnglandChelsea20
EnglandManchester United18
HollandAjax19
ItalyAtalanta18
PortugalFC Porto18
PortugalSporting19
RussiaAkademia Dimitrovgrad19
RussiaFC Togliatti19
SpainFC Barcelona20
SpainReal Madrid18


Youth Recruitment

Similarly – attributes are between 0-20 and only displayed by text. Now in this category it is quite common to have high values as this describes how far and wide your reach is into recruiting players not only from your home nation – but also from foreign ones.

  • 0 - 2 = Limited
  • 3 - 5 = Basic
  • 6 - 8 = Fairly Basic
  • 9 - 11 = Adequate
  • 12 - 14 = Average
  • 15 - 16 = Good
  • 17 - 18 = Excellent
  • 19 - 20 = Exceptional

This can be considered like a tiered system, where the best of the best gets to choose… well the best youngsters from the best pools of talent while other clubs are at the bottom of the pecking order. A clubs’ youth recruitment is almost directly tied to their reputation (self explanatory) and a higher reputation will mean more players from all over the world will look to those clubs to become the best player they can be.

AFC
CountryClubRating
AfghanistanKabul SC20
AustraliaWestern City Wanderers FC20
AustraliaSouth Melbourne FC20
AustraliaSydney United 58 FC20
AustraliaSydney Olympic FCC20
BahrainAl-Muharraq Club20
BruneiTabuan Muda20
CambodiaBati Youth Football Academy20
ChinaShandong Luneng20
ChinaShandong Taishan20
Chinese TaipeiThunderird SC20
Guinea-BissauSporting Clube de Bissau20
Hong KongHong Kong FC20
Hong KongHong Kong Rangers20
Hong KongSham Shui Po Sports Association20
IranPersepolis Tehran20
IranFoolad Hkuzestan20
IranKIA Football Academy20
IraqAl-Zawra’a Sports Club20
IraqAl-Quwa Al-Jawiya20
JapanKyoto Sanga FC20
JapanTokyo Verdy20
JapanHarimau Muda20
JapanAomori Yamada High School20
JapanFunabashi Municipal High School20
JordanAl-Wehdat20
JordanAl-Jazeera Club (JOR)20
JordanAmman FC20
KuwaitAl-Qasida20
LebanonAl-Ahed20
MalaysiaFAM-MSN Project20
MalaysiaAkademi Bola Sepak Negara20
MalaysiaSekolah Sukan Bukit Jalil20
MongoliaKhaan Khuns Erchim FC20
MyanmarJunior Lions20
MyanmarInstitute of Sport and Physical Education20
North KoreaApril 25 Sports Group20
OmanDhofar Sports Cultural & Social Club20
QatarAl-Sadd20
Saudi ArabiaAl-Shabab20
SingaporeYoung Lions20
South KoreaUlsan Hyundai20
South KoreaPohang Steelers20
ThailandMuangthong United20
UAEAl-Ain20
UAEAl-Jazira20
VietnamHa Noi FC20
VietnamSong Lam Nghe An20

CAF
CountryClubRating
AlgeriaJMG Paradou20
CongoRacing Club de Brazzaville20
Ivory CoastAcademie de Football Amadou Diallo20
NigeriaRight2Win Football Academy20

CONCACAF
CountryClubRating
AnguillaKicks United20
AnguillaAFA Development Team20
AnguillaAttackers (AIA)20
Antigua & BarbudaGreen Bay Hoppers FC20
ArubaSV Racing Club Aruba20
BahamasWestside Sporting Club Renegades20
BahamasDynamos FC20
BahamasBears FC20
BarbadosBarbados Defence Force20
BarbadosWeymouth Wales20
BarbadosBrittons Hill20
BarbadosNotre Dame20
BelizeBelmopan Bandits FSC20
BelizeReal Verdes FC20
BermudaNorth Village Community Club Rams20
BermudaDandy Town Hornets20
British Virgin IslandsIslanders FC20
Cayman IslandsBodden Town FC20
Costa RicaMunicipal Garabito20
Costa RicaC.S. Once de Abril20
CubaFC Villa Clara20
CuracaoSV Centro Social Deportivo Barber20
CuracaoRKSV Centro Dominguito20
DominicaBath Estate FC20
Dominican RepublicCibao Futbol Club20
Dominican RepublicClub Atletico Pantoja20
French GuianaASC Le Geldar de Kourou20
GrenadaParadise FC International20
GrenadaHard Rock FC20
GuadeloupeClub Sportif Moulien20
GuyanaAlpha United20
GuyanaGuyana Defence Force20
HaitiAssociation Sportive Capoise20
HaitiBaltimore Sportif Club20
JamaicaPortmore United20
JamaicaWaterhouse FC20
JamaicaArnett Gardens FC20
JamaicaHarbour View FC20
JamaicaTivoli Gardens FC20
JamaicaMount Pleasant FC20
JamaicaCavalier FC20
JamaicaMontego Bay United20
JamaicaBoys Town FC20
JamaicaSporting Central Academy FC20
MartiniqueLe Club Franciscain20
MexicoGuadalajara20
MontserratRoyal Montserrat Police Force20
Puerto RicoBayamon FC20
Saint BarthelemyPortuguese Sports Association20
Saint BarthelemyAS Gustavia20
Sint MaartenC&D Connection20
Sint MaartenFlames United20
St. Kitts & NevisVillage Superstars FC20
St. Kitts & NevisNewtown United FC20
St. LuciaVempers Sports Athletic Dramatic Club20
St. LuciaNorthern United All Stars20
St. MartinFC Marigot20
St. VincentSt. Vincent Motors System Three20
St. VincentAvenues United20
SurinameSV Inter Moengotapoe20
Trinidad & TobagoWilliams Connection20
Trinidad & TobagoCentral FC20
Trinidad & TobagoJabloteh Sports Club20
Trinidad & TobagoQueen’s Royal College20
Turks & Caicos IslandsAcademy Jaguars20
United StatesLA Galaxy20
United StatesLos Angeles FC20
United StatesFC Dallas20
US Virgin IslandsHelenites Sports Club20

CONMEBOL
CountryClubRating
ArgentinaRiver Plate20
BrazilSantos FC20
BrazilSao Paulo FC20
ChileColo-Colo20
ColombiaDeportivo Cali20
ColombiaEnvigado FC20
UruguayClub Nacional20
UruguayDenfsor Sporting Club20

OFC
None

UEFA
CountryClubRating
AustriaFC Red Bull Salzburg20
Bosnia & HerzegovinaZeljeznicar Sarajevo20
BulgariaLudogorets20
BulgariaCSKA-Sofia20
BulgariaLevski-Sofia20
CroatiaDinamo Zagreb20
DenmarkFC Midtjylland20
EnglandManchester City20
GeorgiaDinamo Tbilisi20
GibraltarLincoln Red Imps20
GreecePAOK20
HungaryMTK Budapest20
IcelandBreioablik Ungmennafelag20
ItalyAtalanta20
KazakhstanKairat20
KazakhstanAstana20
LuxembourgFola Esch20
LuxembourgRacing FC Union Luxembourg20
NorwayMolde FK20
NorwayFK Bodo/Glimt20
NorwayValarenga20
NorwayStabaek20
PolandEscola Varsovia20
PolandLegia Warszawa20
PolandLech Poznan20
PortugalBenfica20
RomaniaViitorul20
RomaniaVoluntari20
ScotlandCeltic20
ScotlandRangers20
SerbiaRed Star Belgrade20
SerbiaFK Partizan20
SpainEscola Nacional Federacio Andorrana de Futbol20
SwitzerlandFC Basel20


Other Notes

All these factors contribute to producing high class newgens and can help you to find them accordingly. However, it is not a guarantee that world class talents will constantly be produced out of these nations nor is it a guarantee that they will reach their potential.

The better a club's attributes are as noted above means that there is an increased chance of producing newgens with higher abilities and potential. Some luck is needed at times to find these players and using this guide along with the previous Scouting Regions guide can help you find promising new regens to sign.

What you should also learn from this guide is that it is important to invest in your own infrastructure. Developing strong youth coaching, facilities, recruitment and putting more emphasis on youth can help not just bring in more top class newgens - but develop them when they are at your club.



The best of luck in your search for the next world-beater. It’s not always easy and it may take time, but this guide we hope will help you in your endeavours.

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