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Best Youth Academies in Football Manager 2024

FM 2024 best youth academies in world football. A list of over 250 clubs with the best youth recruitment, best youth facilities & best junior coaching in FM24.

By on Nov 05, 2023   20265 views   0 comments
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Ranking the best youth academies in Football Manager 2024. Discover the TOP 250 football academies and wonderkid factories in FM24.

FM2024 list of clubs with the best youth recruitment, youth facilities, junior coaching and training facilities in Football Manager 24.

Find out the world's top football academies where it's most likely to find newgen wonderkids.

Developing Youth and 'Stealing' Wonderkids

Developing young players from your own academy into the first team is one of the most gratifying things in-game.

Managing a team with excellent grades when it comes to the quality of newgens being recruited can make that a lot easier.

Or if you can monitor the youth intakes of these clubs and raid them whenever you spot any extraordinary talents.

Date Published: November 5th, 2023

For the initial version of this list, I'm only listing professional clubs.

Youth Recruitment vs Youth Facilities vs Training Facilities

It's important to know the difference between YR, YF, JC and TF.

Training Facilities (TF) are used to train every player within your club. Every player being just that, senior and youth teams. Youth facilities are not used to train youth squads, a common misconception.

Youth facilities (YF) impact the development of newgens you are not yet aware of, they do not impact players already visible at your club.

Youth Recruitment (YR) impacts the quality of newgens entering your club.

To improve the quality of newgens entering your club, you need to improve the youth recruitment, junior coaching (JC) and youth facilities. To improve the development of youth already at your club, you need to improve the training facilities.

FM24 Best Youth Academies

So without further ado, let's dive into the list of the clubs with top youth academies.

Click on the table headers (name, YF, etc) for easy sorting.
You can also sort by multiple columns if you press and hold Shift while clicking the headers.
YR Name YF JC TF Nation / Division
20 River Plate 16 16 16 Argentina Liga Profesional de Fútbol
20 Red Bull Salzburg 19 18 19 Austria Bundesliga
20 Cortuluá 13 13 11 Colombia Torneo BetPlay
20 SAN 13 14 16 Brazil Série A
20 SPO 13 14 17 Brazil Série A
20 Levski Sofia 13 15 13 Bulgaria efbet League
20 Colo-Colo 16 15 16 Chile Campeonato AFP PlanVital
20 América de Cali 13 12 13 Colombia Liga BetPlay
20 Junior FC 13 12 13 Colombia Liga BetPlay
20 Deportivo Cali 14 13 13 Colombia Liga BetPlay
20 Independiente Santa Fe 12 12 12 Colombia Liga BetPlay
20 Independiente Medellín 13 12 12 Colombia Liga BetPlay
20 Millonarios 11 12 12 Colombia Liga BetPlay
20 Atlético Nacional 16 14 16 Colombia Liga BetPlay
20 Dinamo Zagreb 16 19 15 Croatia SuperSport HNL
20 FC København 15 17 15 Denmark 3F Superliga
20 FC Midtjylland 16 16 15 Denmark 3F Superliga
20 Man City 20 19 20 England Premier League
20 Dinamo Tbilisi 10 13 8 Georgia Erovnuli Liga
20 PAOK 15 14 14 Greece Super League 1
20 MTK Budapest 11 13 12 Hungary OTP Bank Liga
20 Kyoto Sanga 14 14 15 Japan J1 League
20 Club América 14 13 15 Mexico Liga MX
20 Molde 15 13 15 Norway Eliteserien
20 Stabæk 16 16 15 Norway Eliteserien
20 Vålerenga 16 17 17 Norway Eliteserien
20 Lech Poznan 18 16 18 Poland Ekstraklasa
20 Legia Warszawa 18 16 18 Poland Ekstraklasa
20 Benfica 20 17 20 Portugal Liga Portugal Bwin
20 Celtic 14 14 17 Scotland Premiership
20 Rangers 15 14 17 Scotland Premiership
20 Barcelona 19 20 19 Spain LaLiga
20 Basel 17 18 17 Switzerland Raiffeisen Super League
20 Shakhtar 17 15 17 Ukraine FavBet Liha
20 FC Dallas 17 13 17 U.S.A. MLS
20 LA Galaxy 18 12 20 U.S.A. MLS
20 Defensor Sporting 15 19 9 Uruguay Liga Profesional de Primera División
20 Nacional 14 17 10 Uruguay Liga Profesional de Primera División
20 FK Partizan 16 16 16 Serbia SuperLiga
20 Crvena zvezda 16 16 16 Serbia SuperLiga
20 Al-Sadd 11 10 11 Qatar QNB Stars League
20 Esteghlal 12 12 10 Iran Iran Pro League
20 Muharraq 7 7 10 Bahrain Premier League
20 Ahed 8 6 9 Lebanon Lebanese Premier League
20 Shandong Taishan 14 7 15 China Chinese Super League
20 Envigado 14 15 12 Colombia Liga BetPlay
20 Jabloteh 9 9 8 Trinidad & Tobago Pro League
20 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 9 9 11 Iraq Dawri Al-Nokhba
20 Al-Zawra'a 9 10 10 Iraq Dawri Al-Nokhba
20 Wehdat 8 8 8 Jordan Al-Manaseer Jordanian Pro League 1st Division
20 Dhofar 12 12 13 Oman Omantel League
20 SLNA 4 8 3 Vietnam Eximbank V.League
20 Al-Jazira 16 13 15 U.A.E. Pro League
20 Machine Sazi 5 7 6 Iran Lower Division
20 Portmore Utd 8 8 8 Jamaica Red Stripe Premier League
20 Kairat 15 12 16 Kazakhstan Priemjer Ligasy
20 Waterhouse 8 7 8 Jamaica Red Stripe Premier League
20 Al-Ain 12 12 16 U.A.E. Pro League
20 Željeznicar Sarajevo 12 11 14 Bosnia & Herzegovina M:tel Premier League
20 Sepahan 13 13 14 Iran Iran Pro League
20 Sanat Naft 8 14 8 Iran Iran Pro League
20 Foolad 14 14 14 Iran Iran Pro League
20 Western Sydney Wanderers 16 10 16 Australia Isuzu UTE A-League
20 FC Liefering 19 19 19 Austria 2.liga
20 Ludogorets Razgrad 17 15 17 Bulgaria efbet League
20 CSKA-Sofia 13 15 13 Bulgaria efbet League
20 Muangthong Utd 13 14 13 Thailand Toyota Thai League
20 Ha Noi FC 7 8 6 Vietnam Eximbank V.League
20 KIA FA 14 14 10 Iran Second Division B
20 Lincoln Red Imps 7 12 10 Gibraltar Football League
20 LAFC 14 12 16 U.S.A. MLS
20 Fortaleza C.E.I.F. 12 11 10 Colombia Torneo BetPlay
20 Independiente del Valle 16 20 15 Ecuador LigaPro Serie A
20 Cibao FC 15 15 15 Dominican Republic Liga Dominicana de Fútbol
20 Farul Constanta 17 16 16 Romania Liga I
19 Boca Juniors 15 15 17 Argentina Liga Profesional de Fútbol
19 Vélez 18 14 16 Argentina Liga Profesional de Fútbol
19 Pyunik 16 17 14 Armenia Premier League
19 Anderlecht 17 18 19 Belgium Jupiler Pro League
19 Genk 19 18 18 Belgium Jupiler Pro League
19 Slavia Sofia 13 15 13 Bulgaria efbet League
19 Universidad de Chile 17 14 17 Chile Campeonato AFP PlanVital
19 Paris Saint-Germain 20 17 20 France Ligue 1
19 Olympiacos 16 13 15 Greece Super League 1
19 AZ 18 18 18 Netherlands Eredivisie
19 Ajax 16 18 18 Netherlands Eredivisie
19 Ferencvárosi TC 12 9 12 Hungary OTP Bank Liga
19 Inter 18 15 18 Italy Serie A
19 Gamba Osaka 14 13 14 Japan J1 League
19 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 13 12 14 Japan J1 League
19 Deportivo Guadalajara 13 12 15 Mexico Liga MX
19 Bodø/Glimt 16 17 15 Norway Eliteserien
19 Sporting CP 19 19 20 Portugal Liga Portugal Bwin
19 FCSB 15 16 14 Romania Liga I
19 Maribor 15 14 14 Slovenia PrvaLiga
19 Real Madrid 18 18 18 Spain LaLiga
19 Danubio FC 11 18 8 Uruguay Liga Profesional de Primera División
19 Ulsan Hyundai 17 18 16 South Korea K League 1
19 Barcelona S.C. 11 13 12 Ecuador LigaPro Serie A
19 Nejmeh 8 8 8 Lebanon Lebanese Premier League
19 Septemvri Sofia 13 15 13 Bulgaria Vtora Liga
19 Domzale 15 14 14 Slovenia PrvaLiga
19 Kitchee SC 5 5 8 Hong Kong (China PR) Hong Kong First Division
19 Al-Orouba 8 7 7 Oman Omantel League
19 Al-Wahda (SYR) 7 10 9 Syria Syrian Premier League
19 Buducnost Podgorica 12 12 12 Montenegro 1.CFL
19 ASEC Mimosas 15 17 12 Ivory Coast Ligue 1
19 Liga de Quito 14 14 13 Ecuador LigaPro Serie A
19 Fajr Sepasi 11 11 10 Iran Azadegan League
19 Gia Lai 8 8 7 Vietnam Eximbank V.League
19 Shabab Ordon 11 11 10 Jordan Al-Manaseer Jordanian Pro League 1st Division
19 Buriram Utd 14 14 13 Thailand Toyota Thai League
19 Shabab Al-Ahli 12 9 14 U.A.E. Pro League
19 Voluntari 14 14 8 Romania Liga I
19 Universitatea Craiova 15 15 14 Romania Liga I
19 Saburtalo 13 14 12 Georgia Erovnuli Liga
19 New York City FC 18 12 19 U.S.A. MLS
19 Viettel FC 7 8 6 Vietnam Eximbank V.League
19 RSCA Futures 16 18 19 Belgium Challenger Pro League
18 Austria Wien 17 18 17 Austria Bundesliga
18 Standard Liège 19 17 17 Belgium Jupiler Pro League
18 FLU 13 14 13 Brazil Série A
18 Universidad Católica 16 16 16 Chile Campeonato AFP PlanVital
18 APOEL 12 10 14 Cyprus Cyta Championship
18 Chelsea 20 19 20 England Premier League
18 Man Utd 17 18 17 England Premier League
18 Rennes 17 17 16 France Ligue 1
18 Bayern München 19 16 19 Germany Bundesliga
18 Maccabi Petah Tikva 14 17 13 Israel Ligat Ha`Al
18 Maccabi Tel Aviv 17 17 15 Israel Ligat Ha`Al
18 Milan 18 15 19 Italy Serie A
18 Roma 18 15 18 Italy Serie A
18 Atalanta 18 17 17 Italy Serie A
18 Kashima Antlers 14 10 15 Japan J1 League
18 Nagoya Grampus 14 12 15 Japan J1 League
18 Shimizu S-Pulse 13 12 14 Japan J2 League
18 Urawa Red Diamonds 14 12 16 Japan J1 League
18 Yokohama F. Marinos 15 12 16 Japan J1 League
18 Rosenborg 15 14 15 Norway Eliteserien
18 Sporting Cristal 14 13 14 Peru Liga 1
18 Zaglebie Lubin 15 15 12 Poland Ekstraklasa
18 Porto 15 18 16 Portugal Liga Portugal Bwin
18 Universitatea Cluj 15 15 13 Romania Liga I
18 Aberdeen 14 14 14 Scotland Premiership
18 Zilina 14 16 14 Slovakia Fortuna Liga
18 Slovan Bratislava 12 13 13 Slovakia Fortuna Liga
18 Olimpija Lublana 14 14 14 Slovenia PrvaLiga
18 Villarreal 17 17 17 Spain LaLiga
18 Zürich 15 17 14 Switzerland Raiffeisen Super League
18 Grasshopper Zürich 15 17 15 Switzerland Raiffeisen Super League
18 Dynamo Kyiv 18 14 18 Ukraine FavBet Liha
18 IF Brommapojkarna 10 16 10 Sweden Allsvenskan
18 Al-Shorta 9 10 11 Iraq Dawri Al-Nokhba
18 Al-Ahli (KSA) 14 12 13 Saudi Arabia Saudi Pro League
18 Al-Hilal (KSA) 14 14 12 Saudi Arabia Saudi Pro League
18 Guaraní (PAR) 14 15 14 Paraguay Primera División
18 Sabah FA 4 6 6 Malaysia Astro Liga Super Malaysia
18 Ismaily 13 13 14 Egypt Premier League
18 Al-Ansar 9 8 9 Lebanon Lebanese Premier League
18 FC Tokyo 13 12 15 Japan J1 League
18 Caracas 13 13 13 Venezuela Primera División
18 Alianza Lima 13 13 13 Peru Liga 1
18 Zhejiang 10 9 11 China Chinese Super League
18 ES Sahel 12 12 13 Tunisia CLP-1
18 Al-Arabi 6 9 6 Kuwait Kuwaiti Premier League
18 Kuwait SC 10 12 10 Kuwait Kuwaiti Premier League
18 Erbil 8 7 9 Iraq Dawri Al-Nokhba
18 Al-Wahda 15 12 15 U.A.E. Pro League
18 Al-Wasl 12 12 15 U.A.E. Pro League
18 Tishreen 9 11 11 Syria Syrian Premier League
18 Sutjeska Nikšic 12 11 11 Montenegro 1.CFL
18 Jagiellonia Bialystok 14 12 14 Poland Ekstraklasa
18 FC Nordsjælland 16 17 14 Denmark 3F Superliga
18 Sydney FC 12 14 13 Australia Isuzu UTE A-League
18 Al-Rayyan 10 9 10 Qatar QNB Stars League
18 Young Africans 11 12 13 Tanzania Premier Division
18 KCCA 5 5 5 Uganda Premier League
18 Bayamón FC 5 5 5 Puerto Rico PRSL 2nd Div.
18 FC Admira Wacker Mödling 18 15 16 Austria 2.liga
18 Da Nang 6 7 7 Vietnam Eximbank V.League
18 Qatar SC 10 8 10 Qatar QNB Stars League
18 Caledonia Utd 7 7 7 Trinidad & Tobago Pro League
18 Riffa 5 6 8 Bahrain Premier League
18 Ho Chi Minh City 5 6 6 Vietnam Eximbank V.League
18 Chonburi 10 12 11 Thailand Toyota Thai League
18 Young Lions 5 5 5 Singapore Great Eastern Yeo's S League
18 Paradou AC 12 13 9 Algeria Ligue Professionnelle 1
18 Wellington Phoenix 15 14 15 New Zealand Isuzu UTE A-League
18 Forge FC 14 11 11 Canada Canadian Premier League
18 Johor Darul Ta'zim 6 6 12 Malaysia Astro Liga Super Malaysia
18 Police Tero 8 8 12 Thailand Toyota Thai League
18 BG Pathum Utd 14 14 13 Thailand Toyota Thai League
18 Samut Prakan City 11 13 11 Thailand Thai League 2 M-150 Championship
18 Puskás Akadémia 14 12 13 Hungary OTP Bank Liga
18 Concordia Chiajna 12 12 12 Romania Liga II
18 Politehnica Timisoara 15 16 10 Romania Liga III - Seria VIII
18 Astana 11 7 10 Kazakhstan Priemjer Ligasy
18 Houston Dynamo 14 10 14 U.S.A. MLS
18 Cantolao 10 13 6 Peru Liga 1
18 TLH Rangers 7 7 7 Trinidad & Tobago Pro League
18 Destroyer (ESA) 7 12 6 El Salvador Segunda División
18 SL16 FC 15 15 13 Belgium Challenger Pro League
17 Rapid Wien 17 17 17 Austria Bundesliga
17 Club Brugge 20 16 20 Belgium Jupiler Pro League
17 FLA 15 14 18 Brazil Série A
17 GRE 15 13 16 Brazil Série A
17 INT 11 12 16 Brazil Série A
17 SEP 15 15 18 Brazil Série A
17 Apollon Limassol 10 10 12 Cyprus Cyta Championship
17 Omonoia 10 10 12 Cyprus Cyta Championship
17 Sparta Prague 17 17 17 Czechia Fortuna liga
17 Brøndby IF 13 15 15 Denmark 3F Superliga
17 Aston Villa 18 14 20 England Premier League
17 Everton 18 14 18 England Premier League
17 Southampton 18 16 19 England EFL Championship
17 Lyon 18 16 17 France Ligue 1
17 Bayer Leverkusen 14 14 17 Germany Bundesliga
17 Dortmund 18 16 19 Germany Bundesliga
17 Feyenoord 17 17 17 Netherlands Eredivisie
17 PSV Eindhoven 18 17 18 Netherlands Eredivisie
17 Maccabi Haifa 17 16 15 Israel Ligat Ha`Al
17 Kashiwa Reysol 13 12 14 Japan J1 League
17 Tokyo Verdy 13 13 13 Japan J2 League
17 Lillestrøm 14 13 14 Norway Eliteserien
17 Tromsø 14 14 14 Norway Eliteserien
17 Cerro Porteño 16 15 15 Paraguay Primera División
17 Spartak Moscow 17 12 15 Russia RPL
17 Hibernian 16 17 16 Scotland Premiership
17 Atlético de Madrid 17 16 17 Spain LaLiga
17 Valencia 16 17 16 Spain LaLiga
17 Young Boys 10 15 10 Switzerland Raiffeisen Super League
17 Al-Nassr (KSA) 11 13 13 Saudi Arabia Saudi Pro League
17 Huachipato 11 13 12 Chile Campeonato AFP PlanVital
17 Atlas Guadalajara 12 12 16 Mexico Liga MX
17 Selangor FA 6 5 9 Malaysia Astro Liga Super Malaysia
17 Pohang Steelers 16 16 15 South Korea K League 1
17 Consadole Sapporo 13 12 14 Japan J1 League
17 Emelec 12 13 15 Ecuador LigaPro Serie A
17 Trencín 13 17 12 Slovakia Fortuna Liga
17 Al-Talaba 8 8 10 Iraq Dawri Al-Nokhba
17 Al-Karamah 11 13 10 Syria Syrian Premier League
17 Bogotá FC 11 11 10 Colombia Torneo BetPlay
17 Paxtakor 13 13 14 Uzbekistan Superleague
17 Široki Brijeg 10 10 10 Bosnia & Herzegovina M:tel Premier League
17 Girona 13 16 13 Spain LaLiga
17 Al-Gharafa 9 9 10 Qatar QNB Stars League
17 Jalil 5 5 3 Jordan Al-Manaseer Jordanian Pro League 1st Division
17 York United FC 12 10 12 Canada Canadian Premier League
17 Cavalry FC 14 10 14 Canada Canadian Premier League
17 Botev Plovdiv 16 15 16 Bulgaria efbet League
17 CSKA 1948 13 12 13 Bulgaria efbet League
17 Chiangrai Utd 13 13 12 Thailand Toyota Thai League
17 Bangkok Utd 13 14 12 Thailand Toyota Thai League
17 Csíkszereda 16 16 12 Romania Liga II
17 UTA Arad 13 14 10 Romania Liga I
17 Girona B 13 16 13 Spain Tercera Federación Grupo V
17 New York Red Bulls 16 13 14 U.S.A. MLS

Note that some of those clubs are not playable in the default database and you will need a custom database to unlock the leagues they compete in.



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