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The future of football, direct to your inbox.

SCOUTED is the best way to discover the next generation of football talent.

A totally independent, employee-owned and reader-supported publication, we’ve been the leading voice in youth football journalism since 2014.

Through carefully curated analysis, quality writing and unparalleled expertise, we introduce you to the players who will define football’s future - before the rest of the world takes notice.

Get ahead of the game and support a future for football journalism without ads or corporate interests: join SCOUTED today.

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Our readers are ahead of the game.

Unlike other outlets, who shamelessly hype and make unfounded claims about obscure teenagers they’ve never watched, our coverage is based on deep research by experts who know the game inside out.

Among our readership are executives from Premier League clubs, scouts from top teams, recruitment experts, players and football professionals from across the industry.

When SCOUTED talk, football listens.

Here you’ll find:

  • Curated analysis and insight from our in-house team of experts

  • Long-form writing from a rotating cast of our industry friends and favourites

  • Coverage of youth tournaments not found on traditional outlets

  • Premium episodes of the Scouted Football podcast

Plus, Notebook subscribers will join our global community of football fans hunting for the next big thing. You’ll have access to our team and enjoy full transparency as we build our employee-owned, reader-supported publication.

Subscribers also get free digital copies of every print magazine we’ve ever published, yours to download and keep.

Join us in our effort to build a future for independent football journalism away from ads or corporate interests.

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We believe quality journalism is a service worth paying for - so most of our work is proudly behind a paywall.

But here’s a sample of what we do, so you can try before you buy.

Meet the team

Tomo Curren - Editor-in-Chief / Tom founded Scouted in 2014. He helps Scouted’s long-form writers find their stories and bridge the gap between analysis and narrative.

Stephen Ganavas - Content Editor / Stephen is an experienced writer, journalist and scout, and a long-suffering Juventus fan. He was a key force behind the Handbooks between 2016-2021.

Llew Davies - Social Editor / Llew is a writer, analyst and scout with a history of spotting top talent. He is also Scouted’s in-house graphic designer.

Phil Costa - Senior Journalist / Phil is a Senior Commercial Editor at OneFootball. He’s always searching for Scouted’s next scoop.

Joe Donnohue - Senior Journalist / Joe is a journalist with the Yorkshire Evening Post, covering Leeds United. He’s also the voice of Scouted’s podcast.

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