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FM Genie Scout 20 - Exclusive

World's best scouting tool for FM20. Extend the possibilities of finding, sorting & shortlisting players & staff on Football Manager 2020. Last updated: August 8th

By Updated on Aug 08, 2020   580832 views   238 comments
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Downloads: 221735 / Size: 9.8 MB / Added: 2019-12-09
Football Manager 2020 Tools - FM Genie Scout 20 - Exclusive
Welcome to the official download page of FM Genie Scout 20, the best real-time scout tool for Football Manager 2020. 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: 9 December 2019 - build 1015
Updated: 8 August 2020 - build 1026

Redistribution Policy

We don't allow sharing Genie Scout 20 directly on other sites. Please point the download link to this very page. You cannot host any files yourself.


OS: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP
FM20: 20.4.1 (current), 20.4.0, 20.2.4, 20.2.3, 20.2.1, 20.2.0, 20.1.4, 20.1.3, 20.1.2, 20.1.0, 20.0.4, 20.0.3, 20.0.2, 20.0.1

Does it work for Mac or Linux?
No. However, we exclusively release another scouting tool for Mac OS X users:
MacAssistant RT for FM20
Can I use it to edit attributes and other details?
No. However, we exclusively release a real time editor:
FMS Editor 20

How to run GS20

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

  2. Follow instructions until installation is finished.

  3. Run Football Manager 2020 and load your saved game.

  4. Launch Genie Scout 20 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 20 comes in two editions:
The public edition comes with 2 banner ads.
The "g" edition has no ads and includes a few minor extra features.

In order to get the "g" edition, you need to donate to Eugene.

Genie Scout 20g Explained

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. Another email containing the key file might take a while though. 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.

Donations are handled by Eugene. He will deliver the ad-free version to you after donation.

Bug Reports

During closed beta stage for supporters, Eugene fixed most bugs that came to surface. As a result, the public edition should be reasonably 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 20 is created by Eugene Tarabanovsky.
He has been developing this amazing scout utility for the past 14 years!

Genie Scout logo made by Stam.


August 8: Final Update - build 1026
  • Fixed font encoding issue with Cyrillic languages
  • Compatible with FM 20.4.1 Game Pass version
  • Missing staff jobs added to search
  • Added Junior Coaching and Youth Recruitment to the club
  • GS STATS data updated
  • Other minor fixes

March 19: 20.4 Update - build 1024
  • Compatible with FM 20.4.0
  • Compatible with FM Touch 20.4.0
  • Other minor fixes

December 9: First release - build 1016
  • Compatible with FM 20.2.1
  • Compatible with FM Touch 20.1.4
  • Shortlist loading issue resolved
  • Other minor fixes

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Downloads: 221735 / Size: 9.8 MB / Added: 2019-12-09
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Discussion: FM Genie Scout 20 - Exclusive

238 comments have been posted so far.

  • Pancas's avatar

    When trying to instal this error happens.

    Any help?
  • Testandoolixo's avatar
    The link is broken
  • Stam's avatar
    Stam Page Author Staff2 days ago
    GS20 has been updated! In what is likely the final update for Genie Scout 2020, Eugene has added the missing staff jobs to search, as well as Junior Coaching and Youth Recruitment to the club.
  • trig338's avatar
    Most of the Data analysts in Genie are in fact Lone Managers in the game.
  • brandon628's avatar
    Hey, have recently got a new computer, and have got the g edition, how to you get a new key to work with new computer or if you need a new key where do you get it from. Cheers
  • robi_bo's avatar
    [img][/img]I downloaded update 20g (1026). Doesn't show letters, squares instead. Russian version of the program
  • ALX's avatar
    Getting this error. "Football Manager is not found. Please, make sure you are using Football Manager 2020 20.0 or higher. If you're sure, and the problem persists, try to run FM Genie Scout with Administrator rights."

    I've got Genie Scout 20 v1.0 20.4.1 beta 25 running. I opened as admin.

    Running Xbox Game Pass FM 20 version 20.4.1-1373994 (m.e v2040)

    FMSE is working fine.
  •'s avatar
    Hi. I have "g" version and search does not work, not all players are visible and most players are GKs. Is this ok?
  • ruuddude73's avatar
    Hi. The free version of Genie Scout is giving me errors. When I open up GS, and load up the game, it gives me out of memory error message before the player DB has finished loading up. IS this a problem from my end or is Genie Scout not working anymore?
  • gazmlrs's avatar
    any reason why you cannot search for players and staff by a specific club?
  • iSwithy's avatar
    no I'm using version 20
  • googoodolls's avatar
    How to launch in-game scout?
  • Stam's avatar
    Stam Page Author Staff3 weeks ago
    @iSwithy: Ermm, any chance you're trying to use Genie Scout 18 on FM20? That error message suggests as much.
  • iSwithy's avatar
    Hello, I have football manager 2020 on win 10 through the windows store but I can't load my game. I have the following message: "FM is not found please make sure you are using FM 2018 18.1.3 and higher" even with an administrator start it does not work please help me
  • Stam's avatar
    Stam Page Author Staff3 weeks ago
    @sthen_man: Please try again, it should work.
  • sthen_man's avatar
    Get this message when i try to update Stam
    Restricted Access
    Downloading files directly on our download servers is only allowed for FM Scout users. Go to to find the relevant download page of the file you're trying to grab.
  • Stam's avatar
    Stam Page Author Staff3 weeks ago
    GS20g has been updated today to build 1026. The public edition will also be updated later this week. I'll post another comment when that happens. Enjoy!

    Here's a list of the changes included:
    - Added compatibility with the game pass version
    - Updated GS STATS data
    - Added new staff jobs
    - Added Junior Coaching and Youth Recruitment to clubs
    - Some other minor changes
  • ruifcp's avatar
    since the release of this year GS it just don't work, try to load it ant when it reaches "loading clubs" it crushes, i know it's the free edition and i can't/shouldn't be demanding anything, but it's just the lack of response or even try to fix this problem to help us use this wonderful tool, more, something strange happend to me, i was on the mood the go back and play FM2012 a bit, and now the same problema with GS happens also with this game something that didn't happend back in 2012 when i played the game, maybe it's the Windows 10??? i don't know, just think if no one cares the GS days are about to be over, for my pitty
  • danibutcher's avatar
    Heya! I'm having issues opening FM Scout 20g at the moment. It will load up onto the taskbar but won't appear on the screen. If I scroll across the icon on the task bar to preview the programme just a white screen appears. Had FMs20g for a long time but its never done this before.Any ideas how to fix this? (Yes I've turned the CP off and on again)
  • Justice's avatar
    Justice Staff1 month ago
    gaspotts, see here
  • gazpotts's avatar
    Has anyone else experienced the problem with the 'g' version of the scout where the player names are correct but countries are wrong and the position column says every one is a GK.......when you search for a player it says he is a GK but then when you click on him it shows him playing in every position making it impossible to use the tool effectively.........any suggestions on how i can fix this would be a great help......ive tried installing and re installing the scout to no avail
  • charmander's avatar
    Staff Changes:
    This year, new staff roles such as Loan Manager, Technical Director, etc have not been added.

    Respective attributes for these staff such as Judging Staff Ability, Negotiating have not been added this year.

    Staff roles such as Data Analyst, General Manager, Director of Football, Under 23/18/Reserves Staff are still incorrectly displayed in Staff search results.

    Player Changes:
    Vision attribute is still wrongly named as Creativity since Genie Scout 18 and is also misplaced alphabetically in player search and player profile when searching for mental attributes.

    Aerial Reach attribute is still wrongly named as Aerial Ability since Genie Scout 18.

    Consistency, Dirtiness, Important Matches, Injury Proneness and Versatility still appear under Mental and Physical attribute lists in Player Search, instead of Hidden Attributes.

    Hidden Attributes is still wrongly named as Mental Traits since Genie Scout 18.

    Finally, default weightage to some attributes such as Eccentricity being -1 should be changed.

    Even player roles have been the same since Genie Scout 14. Target Man, Fast Striker, etc are no longer being used in game. Genie scout was supposed to make it easier to search for players according to their roles. At least select the highlighted attributes for each role, rather than the user having to Alt+Tab between Genie Scout and FM. We are not asking for a lot, just a basic UI redesign that has not been done in a long time for a stale product by a lazy programmer.

    Club Changes:
    Youth Facilities, Junior Coaching, Youth Recruitment are incorrectly worded.

    So, all these changes that you promised will be fixed in a minor update soon, will not be fixed anymore? Can I get a refund? I am definitely not buying this in the future
  • MICASYT's avatar
    mine simply says not responding after loading the Database and trying to load people, how to fix this???
    unistalled , installed again and nothing
    simply not working
  • Buvver's avatar
    I seen my issue already posted earlier ! I am having the same issue ! :(

    I searched the forums and saw that I did not have this problem alone. But I did not find any solution. The problem is that immediately after loading the game, with admin rights, obvious, I get the message "out of memory" and "out of system resources". The computer does not have to be the problem here, I have an I7 8700, RTX 2070, 16 GB RAM, Samsung SSD. The Task Manager shows me that FM Genie Scout uses 1.7 GB of RAM and all the memory used (with the other programs used in parallel, is 68%). And this error occurs to me from the first edition launched in Fm 2020. The difference is that before it appeared after looking at 10-15 players. I had to close the program, start it again and i could use it to see 10-15 players. Now it doesn't work anymore. It loads, it appears "out of memory" and I can do nothing but stop it. Is there a solution here?
  • Seanbeag's avatar
    Is there a way to search by potential attributes?

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