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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: March 27th

By Updated on Mar 27, 2020   483082 views   214 comments
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Downloads: 182783 / Size: 9.7 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: 27 March 2020 - build 1025

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.


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: 182783 / Size: 9.7 MB / Added: 2019-12-09
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Discussion: FM Genie Scout 20 - Exclusive

214 comments have been posted so far.

  • IchimV79's avatar
    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?
  • charmander's avatar
    Thank you Stam, much appreciated
  • Stam's avatar
    @bluebirds: I think it might be related to a server migration which took place today. All should be fine now.

    @charmander: Thanks for the detailed remarks. I believe Eugene should be able to address these minor issues in the next update.

    @Rols574: If you changed computer, your unique ID must have changed which means you need a new key file. Send an email to Eugene with your new ID.

    @IchimV79: Have you reported your issue in the GS forum? What error are you getting?

    @fellippo10: I haven't noticed slower loading speed compared to last year's version for example. Are you referring to really old versions where loading the actual saved game file was possible?

    @Cram: No, it shouldn't work in online games where you are a guest because you're essentially 'streaming' the game and don't have the game data locally.

    @Loverboymk: Eugene is still trying to figure out a more stable solution for the in-game scout. I noticed some interesting feedback in the GS forum about it recently, so I'm hoping that might help him.
  • Bluebirds's avatar
    @Rols574 I'm getting an out of bounds error today, won't even load
    edit: complete uninstall/reinstall and it's running fine again.
  • charmander's avatar
    @Eugene @Stam

    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.

    Yearly, I buy your product. I would expect it to be updated accordingly with regards to the changes in Football Manager.
  • Rols574's avatar
    My key no longer works?
  • IchimV79's avatar
    I'm sorry I have to say this, but, this year, Genie Scout was a total disaster. Since launch and until now 6 months have passed and I could not normally use any version (by the way, I also bought it last year, and not just last year). Finally, I do not know what happened but it is sad that you can no longer use this tool. It was very useful.
  • fellippo10's avatar
    I downloaded the Genie Scout 20g, but unlike previous versions, this version is taking too long to load the game. Is there anything I can do to make this process faster?
  • bengaltygrysi's avatar
    Genie, please add font size in the options. On a laptop in 1920x1080 resolution it looks very bad. Letters are very small.
  • joaquin87's avatar
    Thanks so much Eugene!
  • Cram's avatar
    Does the genie scout work in online careers that are not hosted by me?
    And if so, are there any issues ingame?
  • Loverboymk's avatar
    OK, so we've got finally current update for Genie Scout. But...

    Yes, there is "but".

    Have anyone fixed the problems of "in-game" stats showing by Genie? I can't make it work. It worked for me just once before update and then it's gone.

    Any solutions?
  • jonasgreken's avatar
    Genie Scout loads the wrong date for me. In-game the date is 03.01.2021 but in Genie Scout the date says 02.01.2021. I have restarted both FM and Genie Scout but with the same result.
  • idek0k's avatar
    If the Genie Scout says that the PA of a player is, for example, 140, can it get any higher if the player performs and trains very well or is that the maximum possible?

    Edit: Answered.
  • cakdemir01's avatar
    Hello, FM Genie Scout doesnt work. It says "Football Manager is not found..."
    I have the last updated game 20.4.1. And I run the FM Genie Scout as Administrator. But still doesnt work. Please help!!
  • FatihAkkaya54's avatar
    @Stam Hello ı take a error it say ''range check error on people'' how can ı solve this problem ? thanks.
  • adhs's avatar
    @Stam: Thanks for the quick answer, and you are right. It is the g edition. I wasn't aware that using the editor on a new computer could lead to this behavior.
    I will contact Eugene.
    Cheers, and have a nice weekend!
  • Stam's avatar
    @adhs: I assume you're on the g edition and you either changed or formatted your computer. If that's the case, your unique ID has changed and you need a new key file. Email Eugene and pass him your new ID.

    @canot.speak: I forwarded the reports and files to Eugene. Not much else I can do.
  • Bluebirds's avatar
    All working well, thanks for the quick update
  • adhs's avatar
    I have experienced in the last couple of updates, that all players have position Goalkeeper and for instance Jadon Sancho has nationality Israel/Trinidad & Tobago.
    Am I doing something wrong or do I need to clear a cache or a temp folder somehow?

    PS. Thanks for a otherwise super program.
  • Giaco's avatar
    Thanhs for the new version
  • grifos's avatar
    everything is fine!!!!!works!!!
  • AmitH1's avatar
    thank you for your work and trouble Eugene
  • canot.speak's avatar
    @Stam still no fix for the no memory error.
  • Douglass's avatar
    Thanks you very much from France

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