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FM18 Regen Guide: Countries and Clubs

Firstly his regen guide has been updated for Football Manager 2019 and you can find it here:

https://dictatethegame.com/2018/11/07/football-manager-2019-guides-youth-development/

Enjoy!


Many football manager players will spend countless hours searching the obscure leagues for the perfect regens and young players. As part of this guide I will be showing you how to speed up that process, find better players and look in some surprising places.

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This is actually something I made back in 2015, highlighting my favourite players from that years edition, the different between the real players and regens if fairly noticeable.

For those unaware, in football manager players will naturally retire due to old age in game. To compensate for this players are brought into each clubs youth academy on certain days each season. In older versions of the game the date was fixed but in later editions the date seems to fluctuate each year, for most European clubs its around early March. The players brought in are often referred to as ‘Regens’ or ‘Newgens’ due to their computer image.

Regen Guide – Countries:

Many players know that FM doesn’t just randomly give smaller countries good players, in fact each country is given a “Youth Rating” score which seems to affect the quality of the regens produced by this country. The value of the youth rating does not seem to change over time in game, as a result it implies that these scores are fixed. Here are all the teams that have scores over 100, for example the max score is 200 and the minimum is 0.

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Malcolm, Lucas Lima and Luan, 3 Brazilian Prospects https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/5-players-brazil-your-club-7157377
CountryYouth Rating (0-200)
Brazil163
Germany155
Italy144
Spain140
France140
Argentina140
Egypt138
Turkey124
Holland122
England120
Mexico120
Nigeria120
Russia118
Colombia117
Portugal114
Japan112
Belgium110
South Korea110
U.S.A.110
Jordan107

This should show you some countries that you should definitely be scouting, the higher up this list the better. It comes with some surprising results too, for instance England are lower on the list than Egypt and Turkey, and Nigeria and Mexico are higher than Portugal. The reason that this isn’t a list of how good the players are is because another factor is in play: the quality of the clubs in the country, which leads me nicely on!

Regen Guide – Clubs:

For this part of the guide it will be explaining different levels of each stat affecting youth prospects. In the next part of this guide I will look into exactly how each stat affects the players.

In the editor I have done a lot of my research so far, for each club there are four scores that I think affect how good the players are:

Youth Facilities

Youth Facilities Comment in game
1-3Poor
4-5Basic
6-7Below Average
8-9Adequate
10-11Average
12-13Good
14-15Great
16-17Excellent
18-19Superb
00:00State of the Art
Manchester-City-Etihad-Campus
Manchester Cities “State of the art” facilities
https://www.goalprofits.com/the-11-best-youth-academies-in-world-football-from-la-masia-to-la-fabrica/
List of teams with State of the Art Youth FacilitiesNation
FC Red Bull SalzburgAustria
Man UtdEngland
TottenhamEngland
ChleseaEngland
Man CityEngland
BurtonEngland
SLBPortugal
KrasnodarRussia
BarcelonaSpain
Dynamo KyivUkraine
 List of teams with Superb Youth Facilities Nation
VélezArgentina
Melbourne CityAustralia
KRC GenkBelgium
StandardBelgium
AnderlechtBelgium
EvertonEngland
SouthamptonEngland
BrightonEngland
MiddlesbroughEngland
LeverkusenGermany
BayernGermany
HoffenheimGermany
RBLGermany
DortmundGermany
München LionsGermany
AZHolland
AjaxHolland
FeyenoordHolland
RomaItaly
JuventusItaly
PachucaMexico
SportingPortugal
FCPPortugal
Ajax CTSouth Africa
Real MadridSpain
BaselSwitzerland
PhiladelphiaUSA
LA GalaxyUSA
Toronto FCUSA
Sporting Kansas CityUSA
ShakhtarUkraine
MetalistUkraine

Youth Importance

Youth importance has been harder to exactly pin down what it does, however I’m hoping that more on Youth importance will be revealed in my experiments in the next post. Also I think that this is the only stat which cannot be improved in the same way as facilities, recruitment and coaching as all can be improved via board requests.

Youth Coaching

Youth CoachingComment in game
1-2Minimal
3-5Fairly Basic
6-9Average
10-13Adequate
14-16Good
17-19Excellent
20Exceptional
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Ajax have produced some incredible players over the past few decades https://playerscout.co.uk/football-academies/dutch-football-academies/ajax-academy/
List of teams with Exceptional Junior coachingNation
AjaxHolland
 List of teams with Excellent Junior Coaching Nation
FC Red Bull SalazburgAustria
BATEBelarus
HajdukCroatia
DinamoCroatia
Brøndby IFDenmark
Man UtdEngland
ChelseaEngland
AZHolland
PSVHolland
FeyenoordHolland
Maccabi Tel-AvivIsrael
SportingPortugal
SLBPortugal
LeiriaPortugal
FCPPortugal
BragaPortugal
BarcelonaSpain
R. MadridSpain
Malmö FFSweden
BaselSwitzerland

Youth Recruitment

The wording in game for youth recruitment seems to be affected by youth importance but the general trend is:

“No youth recruitment -> Limited youth recruitment -> Basic youth recruitment -> Fairly Basic youth recruitment -> Average youth recruitment -> Above Average youth recruitment -> Established youth recruitment -> Well Established youth recruitment ->Extensive youth recruitment.”

List of teams with Extensive youth recruitmentNation
RiverArgentina
VélezArgentina
BocaArgentina
AnderlechtBelgium
SANBrazil
SPOBrazil
Brøndby IFDenmark
FC MidtyjllandDenmark
LeverkusenGermany
StuttgartGermany
OlympiakosGreece
PAOKGreece
AjaxHolland
RomaItaly
AtlantaItaly
ChivasMexico
Pumas MorelosMexico
SportingPortugal
SLBPortugal
PartizanSerbia
Red StarSerbia
BarcelonaSpain
A. BilbaoSpain
BaselSwitzerland

A lot of popular teams appear on these lists but some fly under the radar and could be producing your next top talents. Would definitely check out teams in the less popular leagues because they’re likely to be convinced to join your club. I hope you enjoyed this regen guide! Stay tuned for more.

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Posted by Dictate The Game on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Written by Dom

Dom has been a key part of the team since late 2016, writing articles and more recently producing podcasts. Proud supporter of Yeovil Town, with ties to Brighton and Hove Albion, Feyenoord Rotterdam and RB Leizpig.

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