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FM Scout Editor 2023 - Exclusive Download

The first real-time editor for Football Manager 2023. A powerful alternative to the official In-Game Editor. Comes with basic scouting features too. Updated on April 10th.

By Updated on Apr 10, 2023   827435 views   413 comments
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Football Manager 2023 Tools - FM Scout Editor 2023 - Exclusive Download
FM Scout Editor 2023 (FMSE23 for short) is a utility with powerful real time editing capabilities and some basic scouting features for Football Manager 2023. It currently works with Windows 7+ and the latest 23.4.0 Steam, Epic and Game Pass versions of FM 2023.
Exclusively available from

Released: 21 October - v6.0.0
Updated: 10 April - v6.5.0 (patchfix for 23.5.0)

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FMSE Features

FMSE23 is packed with a plethora of options and running lightning fast. The focus is on the editing side of things. The scouting capabilities are limited. For more advanced scouting, it's recommended to try Genie Scout 23.

Whenever there's a new official patch out, we'll make an effort to update FMSE asap. And while update time is dependent on external factors (such as patch complexity), we'll do our best to deliver updates as quickly as possible.

Here's an overview of the key features...

Become unsackable! No matter what happens, the board will never fire you. Have no fear of getting sacked ever again!
Nation Editing
Edit Nation general data, teams, Kits and Agreements. For example, you can disable Brexit by adding England back to EU.
In-Game Assistant
See hidden player attributes, CA/PA & actual left/right foot values right in the game (attributes screen). This is an exclusive feature no other tool for Windows is offering!
Edit Club Finances
Edit all kinds of club finances, such as budgets, ticket prices, sugar daddy, sponsors, debts and more.
Edit Club Info
Fiddle with year founded, facilities, youth recruitment, morale, attendances.
Edit Players
A vast amount of player details can be edited, including value, all attributes, abilities, contract data, reputation, positions, preferred moves and so on. You can also heal injuries, destroy a player (fitness to 1%) and remove bans.
Freeze Player Attributes
You can now freeze attributes so they remain unaffected by CA, PA or training.
Edit Staff
Scout for and Edit Non-Playing staff like Coaches, Assistant Managers, etc.
Mass Edit Teams
Quick-actions to Heal Team, Remove Unhappy, Remove Bans and Destroy Team.
Edit Club Kits
Change kit style and colours every new season and see these changes apply to the 3D match as well!
Edit Cities
Edit city details such as coordinates, attraction, altitude and amount of inhabitants.
Mass Edit Players, Staff, Clubs, Awards & Cities
Advanced Mass Edit dedicated panel you can access after selecting 2 or more entities in search results. Multi-select entities using Shift-click, Ctrl-click or click-drag.

FMSE doesn't work with network saves, and it never will. Because that'd turn it into a hacking tool and we don't want that.

Known Issues

  • Competitions and Awards are not yet available

How to use FMSE

Current version 6.5.0 is compatible with the following Windows editions: Steam, Epic & Game Pass.

  1. Unzip and install by running the .exe file.
  2. Open Football Manager 2023 and load your saved game.
  3. Open FMSE 2023.
  4. Click on the load icon (small folder, top left).
  5. Search for awards, cities, clubs, players...
  6. Double-click on an item from the results.
  7. A new window will pop-up and you can edit data there.
  8. Once done editing click on the save icon (small disk, top left) for the changes to take effect.

Support FM Scout Editor

You can support the development of this tool by purchasing a license which unlocks the ability to save your edits for the 2023 version. This is an one time upgrade which costs £5.99 / €5.99 / $5.99 (VAT is included!).

Software licenses issued for FMSE23 are NON-refundable. Please make sure the app and the features provided are what you are looking for, before purchasing. If you have any questions about purchasing a license, you can contact [email protected] prior to your purchase.

Bug Reports

If you encounter any bugs, please report them in the official FMSE forum, or by sending an email to [email protected].

Please keep a backup of your save game before using FMSE 23 to edit your game’s data. AppCake Ltd and cannot be held liable for any corrupt game files, or any other issue caused by the use of FMSE 23. A backup will make sure that whatever happens, you will still have your saved game.


For support queries regarding licenses, please contact [email protected]. For any other support queries, please contact [email protected].

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Discussion: FM Scout Editor 2023 - Exclusive Download

413 comments have been posted so far.

  • Tarzans Reds's avatar
    Hey Stam, purchased FMSE23 today (I get it every year) and it works great except 'allow squad registration' doesn't work at all. Just trying to register 3 players for Bundesliga that I forgot to register, it's only 4 games into season too.
    Despite setting my manager and my Steam profile name to 'always allow registration', and then clicking save, when I add the players to the team for the season, the 'confirm selection' button remains faded out and unclickable.
    I've exited and reloaded game to see if that was it. Fixable?
  • kaanyaldz's avatar
    Hi,even though I trade players, she doesn't come to my team in the game
  • Stam's avatar
    So many comments in the past few days. I'll try to answer all of them now.

    @crasp: Not currently possible with FMSE.

    @simbo11: The download button works fine here. Try again?

    @haniobaid: I'll pass this on to Thanos for consideration. Thank you.

    @Foley: You'll be able to find and edit his staff attributes once he becomes pure staff and not player/staff.

    @HannaHer: Which attributes did you try to edit exactly? It would help to know more details in order to be able to replicate the issue.

    @vmarques: Correct. FMSE can't read people with a combined player/staff status.

    @ABlevrai: I'm struggling to understand what you're trying to say.

    @HJWilko @ignacastrov: It's for Windows only. I don't own a Mac to test if this can actually work using something called Parallels, but I've read that someone could do it.

    @JLK: No, transfers are not supported. Only player swaps.

    @mneto_8: Open FMSE, go to File (blue button, top left) > Options > Registration (tab). You'll find the import button, browse to your license file, click OK.

    @Ryanmin99 @Slim_Buddha: I'll try to prepare a mini tutorial about the player swap feature and to deal with possible registration problems.
    FMSE23 is still in beta, so it's not unlikely for a certain feature to not function as intended.

    @mcetli: The only possible explanation is that he has turned into player/staff.

    @Dru1927: If you mean that Trippier is still in the game but has turned into player/staff and not just player, that can explain it. FMSE doesn't read people with player/staff status.

    @doctorhjorth: Thanks, we appreciate the kind words!

    @jacobmatthews1993: What do you expect the change of CA to do in-game? If you have another tool for reading CA, you might need to reload the game on that tool to read that change.

    @craftygamer558: Yes, condition should change immediately. But you'll need to change a screen in-game to actually see the change. Just change screen and return, no need to press Continue.
    You can't swap player/staff, only players.

    @AnfieldSouth: I just tried to change Newcastle's transfer budget and it worked at once. Make sure you change Rem. Transfer Budget and not (just) Season Transfer Budget.
  • crasp's avatar
    How can I move Celtic into the English Prem?
  • simbo11's avatar
    wont download
  • Slim_Buddha's avatar
    Hi all, everything is working great, apart from the few times I swap players from one team to my team, they go into a black-hole of swapped purgatory, not to be detected or usable within my squad. Can only be viewed through a player search by name.
  • ignacastrov's avatar
    Hi!! is possible instal the editor for Mac???
  • haniobaid's avatar
    It would be great if you can add (contract end date) (i.e. expiry) to the mass edit screen. Thanks
  • Foley's avatar
    Hey there,

    I've bought the license and everything works. Nice job!

    However I have an issue that after searching Google seems to also have happened on fmse 19 and 20 which is Cristiano Ronaldo not showing anywhere ahah. I want to edit his terrible staff attributes but he is doesn't appear on my team, on player search, on staff search, anywhere. Currently he will retire at the end of the year, plays for me and just signed up a staff contract when his current ends.
    Can you help?

    Thanks for the app anyway. Cheers
  • HannaHer's avatar
    I used FMSE23 to edit some player attributes, but after I close the game and load it, My players attributes become a random mess? what happen?
  • vmarques's avatar
    I confirm, players with staff stats are not displaying even if searched with the unique ID.
  • vmarques's avatar
    I think there is a problem with player that already have staff profile (older ones) not displaying.

    For example, I can't find Cristiano Ronaldo on year 2.
  • ABlevrai's avatar
    it does not work there is written user only although I am already registered
  • HJWilko's avatar
    Does this work for Mac?
  • Lugenhimer's avatar
    Just bought the license but still wont enable me to save any changes. Do I need to put the license in a certain folder?

    *Edit* - Proper brain fog today - all sorted
  • JLK's avatar
    Can I force the transfers of players with this tool? And make it so I can sell for money and not free.
  • mneto_8's avatar

    I bought the license

    Now I have the file, but I don't know how to install the file, in which format or where (which folder) to put the file.

    Can you help me ?
  • Ryanmin99's avatar
    i cant seem to register new players that i swapped for my Champions League squad. i can only seem to change player numbers
    during the course of the season. Does the unsackable option really work or does it have bugs?
  • mcetli's avatar
    Why are there players missing from it? Casemiro doesnt exist in fmse
  • craftygamer558's avatar
    How do you swap players/staff to my team?
  • Dru1927's avatar
    I am managing Newcastle. Starting second season and Trippier isnt showing up in the database at all?
  • doctorhjorth's avatar
    Hello i just wanna say that i just buy this and i love it, thanks so much for this awsome app so fast. i will support you forward in the future!.. Brian
  • jacobmatthews1993's avatar
    im changing players ca in the editor but its doing nothing in game after i save it on the editor. am i doing something wrong?
  • craftygamer558's avatar
    Just tried editing my teams condition. Does it change straight away or do I have to go back a screen in the game to take effect?
  • AnfieldSouth's avatar
    I'm having an issue with some of the features of FMSE23 not working. I have the latest version and have my game in FM23 loaded before opening FMSE23. I can heal my team, remove unhappiness etc but any change to finances etc do not transfer to the game. Am I missing something or does anyone else have this issue?

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