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The EA Talent Scout community has over 6000 active members and is constantly looking for individuals to assist in a number of different areas. This is a great opportunity to provide insightful data on clubs and players from around the world and help EA tweak the attributes, ratings, and formations in game.

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Perfect for those who have plenty of football knowledge but are limited on free time, Data Reviewers will examine data for clubs in-game and offer feedback to ensure that the information is correct. Those who do well in this role may eventually be offered a contract and promotion to become a Data Editor. This is a fantastic place to start for anyone who has wanted to be a part of the EA SPORTS FIFA Team, regardless of where you live in the world.

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Scout (association football)

A footballscout attends football matches on the behalf of clubs to collect intelligence. Primarily, there are two types of scouts: player scouts and tactical scouts.

Player scouts or physical scouts evaluate the talent of footballers with a view to signing them on a professional contract for their employers. Some scouts focus on discovering promising young players and future stars, others are employed to run the rule on potential signings. While smaller clubs might only scout within their own country or region, larger, richer clubs can have extensive international scouting networks.[1]

Tactical scouts assess the matches of upcoming opponents of the club and prepare dossiers for their teams' tactical preparations. Instead of identifying talent in these matches, the scout assesses the team and each individual player to identify the relative tactical threats and weaknesses in the opposition. Tactical scouts are typically full-time employees of clubs as their knowledge and findings are considered precious to clubs.

However, relatively few football scouts are employed full-time, even in the largest professional clubs. By and large, their numbers are made up by talent scouts,[2] the vast majority of which work part-time, and a club may hire several hundred - it has been reported, for example, that the Spanish Primera Liga team Sevilla FC has a global scouting network of about 700 player scouts.[3]

Not all scouts are actually employed by football clubs. For example, the makers of the Football Manager computer game have their own international network of scouts, and in 2008 signed an exclusive deal with Premier League side Everton to provide early access to their database of statistics and ratings.[4]

Finding players[edit]

A player scout typically attends as many football matches as possible to evaluate targets first hand. Scouts who wish to identify promising young players typically attend lower-league club games, where their talent can be compared to older peers, or under-16, 18 and 21 international tournaments. Scouts may also receive tips from agents, peers and club colleagues.[2] During 2010s, it has become quite common to use online tools like Wyscout to find football players.

Evaluating players[edit]

On the first evaluation, player scouts determine whether a player has the desired technical attributes to succeed at the sport. They then highlight this player to the club management. Some of the desired attributes that scouts look in players include:

  • Goalkeepers: good reflexes, communication with defence, one-on-one ability, command of the penalty area and aerial intelligence.[5]
  • Centre-backs: good heading and tackling ability, height, bravery in attempting challenges, concentration.[6]
  • Wingers: pace, technical ability like dribbling and close control, off-the-ball intelligence, creativity.[9]
  • Forwards: finishing ability, composure, technical ability, heading ability, pace, off-the-ball intelligence.[10]

Once a player has been recommended to a club, the club may continue to monitor his progress over a period from as little as a few months to as many as a few seasons. Scouts continue to evaluate whether a player has turned in consistent performances, if he has retained his appetite for team responsibilities, and so on.

When the club is satisfied that a player fits the requirements of the club, the club may extend the invitation to the player to attend a trial at the club, where scouts and coaching staff evaluate the player's suitability for the club in terms of his personality and training attitude. Clubs also tend to perform background checks on the player. A trial at the club allows the club to evaluate the standard of the player against players already on its roster. However, in the top leagues, players are typically not allowed to leave training to undertake trials unless they are already out of contract and need to prove their fitness and ability to any clubs interested. Smaller clubs in need of the cash for transfers may also be more amenable to allowing their players to leave on trials.

Once the player has passed these evaluations, the club then starts negotiations with a view to a transfer, either a permanent transfer, a loan, or co-ownership (as is common in the Italian leagues).

Tactical scouting[edit]

Tactical scouts watch the games of a club's upcoming opponents to assess their overall ability, as well as their specific threats and weaknesses. Almost every major club side in the world, including Chelsea FC,[11] is known to employ the extensive services of tactical scouts. From these assessments, tactical scouts compile dossiers with recommendations to club coaches and players on their actions on-field.

In major clubs, it is typical for scouts to assemble specific reports and DVDs on specific opponent players. These DVDs and reports are watched, read and reviewed by players a few days before the game. Nearer towards the game, it is typical for coaches to convene meetings to summarise the findings of these reports and the approach recommended to the players.[11]

More specifically, tactical scouts:

  • Offer advice on the team's general approach, for example, if the opposition team should be attacked with sustained pressure or to invite them onto the attack and strike on the counter. The scout also assesses the team's general passing pattern and playing tempo.
  • Identify the opposition's key threats and ways which they can be dealt with. For instance, a right winger who is very weak with his left foot may be marked in such a manner as to force him infield towards his weaker side.[12]
  • Highlight the opposition's key weaknesses, particularly weaknesses in strength, pace, stamina and concentration that can be exploited by the team's strengths.[13]
  • Wingers are assessed according to which parts of the field they cut in towards goal or cut out to stay wide, and their preferred moves.
  • Penalty kick takers are assessed according to which sides and corners they prefer aiming their kicks at. Famously, a scribbled scouting report on penalty kick takers aided Jens Lehmann's Germany to a victory over Argentina in a penalty shootout during the World Cup 2006 quarter-final.[14]
  • Identify the opposition team's favoured attack set piece movements, as well as their deficiencies when defending set pieces.

Tactical Scouting also involves the use of technology and analytics to assess movements of footballers both on and off the ball. Football itself has many variables which specific technologies can home in on and bring out. And as a result, clubs can even go as far as drawing up shortlists of desired players whose statistics match that of their desired objectives, all without the scout even leaving his/her training ground. Scout can gather the data, watch footage and save money on travelling the world to find talent. [15]

Importance of scouting[edit]

With the modernisation and globalisation of football and the football club economy, scouting has grown in stature and importance. Competition to search for young talents is extremely keen. Although it is difficult to quantify the prevalence of scouting in modern football, circumstantial evidence of its magnitude is readily available. The former Chelsea FCChief ScoutGwyn Williams is reported to have used a database containing up to 77,000 players while working there.[2] It has also been reported that home games of the French second division club Tours FC are attended by an average of 15 to 20 scouts per game.[16]

The importance of scouting offers football clubs with several distinct advantages:

  • Global reach. Scouting allows clubs to cast the largest possible net to find players from all around the world.
  • Cheap players. Players from lower leagues can be available at cheaper transfer prices, and command smaller wages. In particular, a talented cheap player can help a football club to progress in a league, knockout cup competition, or into continental cup competition, potentially even ahead of other clubs with superior financial clout.
  • Specialist tactical advice. Scouting opposition matches allows clubs to build up a knowledge base about opponents that club coaches would otherwise not have the time and resources to research on their own.[11]

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Main article: Professional Football Scouts Association

The Professional sports Football Scouts Association (PFSA) was formed in 2013 by 2 elite Premier League Football Scouts and is the only known representation for football scouts in the UK. They provide 4 scouting courses including Talent Identification in Football and Advanced Reporting[17] at Hotel Football, Old Trafford. Notable testimonials for the PFSA are Ryan Giggs, Shaun Goater, David Dunn and many heads of recruitment and talent identification professionals within the Premier and Football League. The PFSA currently help supply the Northern Premier League with a complimentary scouting network, providing newly qualified members the opportunity to provided detailed reports to all 68 clubs.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^Kay, Oliver (2007-11-03). "Alex Ferguson happy his investment in youth is paying off". The Times. London. Retrieved 2008-12-13.
  2. ^ abcHolt, Sarah (2006-07-25). "Scouting mission". BBC News. Retrieved 2008-12-12. BBC Sport interview with former Chelsea scout Gwyn Williams
  3. ^Lawrence, Amy (2008-10-25). "Ramos was the wrong man from Sevilla". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-12-12. Passing mention of the scouting team from Juande Ramos' old club Sevilla FC
  4. ^"Everton sign deal to scout for world's best players in Football Manager video game". The Daily Record. 2008-11-14. Retrieved 2008-12-13.
  5. ^Claridge, Steve (2007-05-08). "Scouting report: Colin Doyle, Birmingham City". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-12-13. Scouting report on the Birmingham City goalkeeper evaluates based on these attributes.
  6. ^Claridge, Steve (2008-04-22). "Scouting report: Mark Beevers, Sheffield Wednesday". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-12-13. Scouting report on the Sheffield Wednesday centre back evaluates based on these attributes.
  7. ^Claridge, Steve (2008-10-28). "Scouting report: Kyle Naughton, Sheffield United". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-12-13. Scouting report on the Sheffield United full back based on these attributes.
  8. ^Claridge, Steve (2008-10-07). "Scouting report: Ben Watson, Crystal Palace". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-12-13. Scouting report on the Crystal Palace central midfielder based on these attributes.
  9. ^Claridge, Steve (2007-10-30). "Michael Kightly, Wolverhampton Wanderers". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-12-13. Scouting report on the Wolverhampton Wanderers winger based on these attributes.
  10. ^Claridge, Steve (2007-10-30). "Sam Vokes, Wolves". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-12-13. Scouting report on the Wolverhampton Wanderers forward based on these attributes.
  11. ^ abcCastles, Duncan (2007-12-09). "Mourinho the man for all reasons". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-12-12. Details José Mourinho's coaching and tactical assessment methods while at Chelsea.
  12. ^"Lehmann's Argentina Penalty Notes up for Auction". Retrieved 2008-12-12. Details Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann's notes on Argentina's spot kick takers. In the event Lehmann saved two penalties to win the shootout.
  13. ^"How To Scout An Upcoming Opponent". Retrieved 2008-12-12. Football coach "Matt" explains the general principles of tactical scouting.
  14. ^"EXCLUSIVE: THIS IS WHY MOURINHO IS KNOWN AS SPECIAL ONE". Retrieved 2008-12-12. This Mirror article reports on a leaked tactical scouting report by José Mourinho's Chelsea on Newcastle United.
  15. ^Potter, Chris. "Football Scouts". thescoutingdirectory.com. Retrieved 2020-06-22.
  16. ^Hytner, David (2008-12-06). "Wenger had won round Ronaldo's mother before United stepped in". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-12-12. Interview with Arsene Wenger over the scouting of young players
  17. ^"The Professional Football Scouts Association® (PFSA)". The Professional Football Scouts Association® (PFSA). Retrieved 2016-03-31.
  18. ^"Scouts lined up to serve every club - The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier". www.evostikleague.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-14.
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TALENT OF THE DAY

Benjamín Rollheiser
Age: 21
Country: 🇦🇷
Club: River Plate
Position: AM/LW/RW
Player role: wide playmaker
Strengths: pace, dribbling, technique, ball control, passing, creativity
Foot: left
Similar type of player: Pablo Sarabia
Potential: 8/10

— Football Talent Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) October 15, 2021

TALENT OF THE DAY

Largie Ramazani
Age: 20
Country: 🇧🇪🇧🇮
Club: Almeria
Position: LW/RW/SS
Player role: inside forward
Strengths: pace, acceleration, dynamism, dribbling, technique, ball control, agility, flair
Foot: right
Similar type of player: Robinho
Potential: 8/10

— Football Talent Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) October 14, 2021

TALENT OF THE DAY

Mirko Topić
Age: 20
Country: 🇷🇸
Club: Vojvodina
Position: DM/CM
Player role: holding midfielder
Strengths: passing, vision, tackling, athleticism, heading, positioning
Foot: right
Similar type of player: Nemanja Matić
Potential: 7,5/10

— Football Talent Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) October 13, 2021

TALENT OF THE DAY

Marcel Wędrychowski
Age: 19
Country: 🇵🇱
Club: Pogoń Szczecin
Position: LW/RW
Player role: flamboyant winger
Strengths: pace, dynamism, dribbling, technique, ball control, flair, tackling
Foot: left
Similar type of player: Douglas Costa
Potential: 7,5/10

— Football Talent Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) October 12, 2021

TALENT OF THE DAY

Daniel Ruiz Rivera
Age: 20
Country: 🇨🇴
Club: Millonarios FC
Position: AM/LW/RW
Player role: advanced playmaker
Strengths: pace, dribbling, technique, ball control, first touch, creativity
Foot: left
Similar type of player: Andrés D’Alessandro
Potential: 8/10

— Football Talent Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) October 8, 2021

TALENT OF THE DAY

José López
Age: 20
Country: 🇦🇷
Club: Lanús
Position: CF
Player role: target man/complete forward
Strengths: finishing, instinct, movement, heading, technique, link-up play
Foot: left
Similar type of player: Arkadiusz Milik
Potential: 8,5/10

— Football Talent Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) October 7, 2021

TALENT OF THE DAY

Gavi
Age: 17
Country: 🇪🇸
Club: FC Barcelona
Position: CM/AM
Player role: playmaker
Strengths: passing, vision, technique, ball control, creativity, football IQ, teamwork, positional sense
Foot: right
Similar type of player: Thiago Alcântara
Potential: 10/10

— Football Talent Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) October 6, 2021

TALENT OF THE DAY

Ianis Stoica
Age: 18
Country: 🇷🇴
Club: FCSB
Position: LW/RW/CF
Player role: complete forward
Strengths: pace, finishing, instinct, dribbling, heading, ball control, movement, athleticism
Foot: right
Similar type of player: Ollie Watkins
Potential: 8/10

— Football Talent Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) October 5, 2021

TALENT OF THE DAY

Yayah Kallon
Age: 20
Country: 🇸🇱
Club: Genoa
Position: RW/SS/SC
Player role: auxiliary striker
Strengths: pace, dribbling, technique, ball control, flair, agility, creativity, movement
Foot: left
Similar type of player: Antoine Griezmann
Potential: 8,5/10

— Football Talent Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) October 4, 2021

TALENT OF THE DAY

Kelvin Yeboah
Age: 21
Country: 🇮🇹🇬🇭
Club: Sturm Graz
Position: LW/RW/CF
Player role: complete forward
Strengths: pace, acceleration power, finishing, movement, heading, athleticism
Foot: right
Similar type of player: Patson Daka
Potential: 8/10

— Football Talent Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) October 1, 2021

TALENT OF THE DAY

Emersonn
Age: 17
Country: 🇧🇷
Club: Athletico Paranaense
Position: LW/RW/CF
Player role: inside forward
Strengths: pace, dribbling, technique, ball control, first touch, heading, athleticism
Foot: right
Similar type of player: Marcus Rashford
Potential: 8,5/10

— Football Talent Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) September 30, 2021

TALENT OF THE DAY

Nicolás Castro
Age: 20
Country: 🇦🇷
Club: Newell's
Position: AM
Player role: advanced playmaker
Strengths: passing, vision, technique, ball control, creativity, first touch, long shots
Foot: right
Similar type of player: Juan Román Riquelme
Potential: 9/10

— Football Talent Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) September 29, 2021

TALENT OF THE DAY

Lorenzo Lucca
Age: 21
Country: 🇮🇹
Club: Pisa
Position: CF
Player role: target man
Strengths: finishing, instinct, movement, heading, athleticism, power
Foot: right
Similar type of player: Luca Toni
Potential: 9/10

— Football Talent Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) September 28, 2021

TALENT OF THE DAY

Nico Schlotterbeck
Age: 21
Country: 🇩🇪
Club: Freiburg
Position: CB/LB
Player role: complete & dominant CB
Strengths: pace, tackling, marking, aerial duels, technique, positioning, athleticism
Foot: left
Similar type of player: Daniel Agger
Potential: 9,5/10

— Football Talent Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) September 27, 2021

TALENT OF THE DAY

Vicente Pizarro
Age: 18
Country: 🇨🇱
Club: Colo Colo
Position: DM/CM
Player role: playmaker
Strengths: pace, passing, vision, tackling, technique, intelligence, positional sense
Foot: left
Similar type of player: Ismaël Bennacer
Potential: 8/10

— Football Talent Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) September 24, 2021

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"WorldFootball Domination--The Virtual Talent Scout: Volume 1 is a unique and imaginative book. It features an intriguing concept: using a drone and smart armbands to identify gifted athletes. The story is an uncommon blend of sports history, espionage, and technology fiction that explores themes of social responsibility and scientific exploitation. The ending leaves the door open to the next volume and indicates that Robby Denehy and Gunnar Grimsson will face more challenges as they attempt to utilize the Player Virtual Identification (PVI) system to find football players who deserve a chance to become professionals." - Kirkus Editorial

"A so-so football fan, I thought this was going to be a bit boring. I was wrong as this book is extremely intriguing and I could not put it down! I am intrigued by the idea of AI doing anything like talent-scouting and this is a fabulous mystery/fantasy!" - Dr. Patricia Eroh

"The principle that underpins the foundation of the system is fairness. Every football player has a right to showcase their talent if they feel motivated to do so."

In this first book in the author's series, it is the year 2050, and football as we know it no longer exists. A man named Gunnar Grimsson has invented the Player Virtual Identification System, which allows scouts from all over the world access to player information in even the most remote areas of the globe. The device collects information, which can be analyzed extensively, ostensibly to even out the playing field. In other words, even those players who cannot afford the time or money to travel to scouting locations can be recognized for their talent. Further, the system can recommend players for specific positions and even suggest player changes mid-game based on these algorithms. But once Gunnar and Robby notice that other nations are trying to mess with the intelligence, they set out on an adventure to support their dreams of an equal opportunity sport for people from all across the world.

This book is fast-paced and easy to read. It's a truly interesting story about a sport that is rarely written about in a futuristic, technology-enhanced world. The author seamlessly weaves the modern quest for gridiron glory into the future in this entertaining book. The new technology is kept just on this side of believable, and the descriptions are precise enough to feel as if the Player Virtual Identification System could really be the new wave of sport recruiting. The author's novel should appeal to lovers of sports, science fiction, and technology alike, and it is sure to keep readers interested at every turn of the page.
Review by Cristen Fitzpatrick - The US Review of Books

I would like to thank my readers for their positive experiences reading the series of World Football Domination. When I first started the project I wanted to present an imaginative and unique expose of what will become of soccer in thirty years' time. A story that was different from other books in the same genre. It was also about projecting equality in sport and talent identification for inspiring young soccer players from all socio-economic backgrounds by creating new technologies to support it. The series can be read separately, however, I recommend you start with book 1 to get the foundation and storyline. Although the series is categorised as young adult, some of my best fans have been mature adults and they have thoroughly enjoyed the concept. It's a story for everyone that is a soccer aficionado!

From the Back Cover

It's 2050 and the renaissance of football (soccer) thinking has just begun. When Gunnar Grimsson's player identification drone goes missing on the outskirts of Iceland's Reykjavik airport, foul play is to blame. Ambitious nations bent on dominating world football at all costs embark on a mission to steal the revolutionary technology. Take a glimpse into the future of world football in this three-part series.

About the Author

Anthony Ranieri is a Melbourne based professional with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources. He has extensive experience working in senior corporate positions in human resources. Anthony's first book, How to Find a Job in 6 Weeks, was about job hunting and was published in 2003 by Tandem Press in Australia and New Zealand. He has written many articles on the topic of job search. Anthony is a football aficionado, and during his spare time was an active referee for over ten years before retiring from the profession. He has coached football at junior level and followed the careers of his children in the sport as a parent. The idea of writing a book about his passion for football commenced a long time ago, and this is his first work in the football genre.

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