The Scouted Football Handbook is your definitive guide to the world's most exciting talents.

Every February, May, August and November our team of dedicated scouts, writers and experts come together to collate a 25-strong collection of the moment's most explosive youth stars. Defensive stalwarts, mercurial midfielders, lethal forwards -  all are detailed in long-form, thoroughly researched prose.

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The Handbook looks great, wherever you're reading.

Every issue we enlist the talents of illustrator Federico Manasse to design a unique cover featuring one of the volume's stars. Fede's world-class designs make the Handbook a striking addition to any bookshelf, coffee table, office, bathroom (where we all do our reading, let's be honest) or anywhere else requiring a splash of colour and a dose of footballing aesthetics.

Fede is joined in each issue by the excellent Karl Thyer, who helps bring the chapter headings and pages of our books to life. Those pages also feature arresting full-page shirt designs for each of the players profiled, providing a bright companion to our long-form pieces of analysis.

Comprehensive prose, thoroughly researched.

Since our inception in 2014, Scouted Football have endeavoured to find the best scouts, writers and youth football experts in the world. In the Handbooks they come together to deliver the most comprehensively researched long-form pieces on youth football available anywhere.

Our core group of writers is joined by a selection of rotating guest authors to ensure coverage on stars from every corner of the footballing world. Accompanying the expected European top five we feature experts on the Brasileirão, the Russian Premier League, MLS and beyond.

Each profile is split into three sections: an introduction reviewing the player's career so far, a comprehensive section on their style of play, and a forecast for their future, so you know where to expect their development to head next.


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It would mean the world to us if you would consider purchasing a copy of the Handbook. Scouted is entirely self-funded, so every book we sell makes a huge difference.

Support independent print media by grabbing the physical Handbook today. Alternatively, digital editions of all our publications are available to download and keep for the price of a coffee.

However you choose to support us - thank you. We hope you love our work as much as we do putting it together.

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