Football Manager 2024: Best Youth Academies

Aryan Singh
Jeremy Doku, Josko Gvardiol, Kaoru Mitoma, and Ansu Fati in promotional images for Football Manager 2024

Developing youth players into superstars is a crucial part of the Football Manager 2024 experience. But before you can sketch out development plans, you need to recruit promising young talents. With this in mind, here are the best Youth Academies in FM24.

Football Manager 2024 is the latest iteration of the beloved series of football sim games from Sports Interactive. The title packs in some nifty new features and an updated database filled with stars from all over the world. FM24 also features notable tweaks to set-pieces making for more effective routines than before.

For players who enjoy long FM saves, developing youth players is a must. You can either upgrade your own youth facilities and promote players internally or send out scouts and ‘steal’ wonderkids from other Youth Academies. If you’re interested in the latter, it’s important to know about the best Youth Academies in the game.

On that note, here are the best Youth Academies in Football Manager 2024.

Football Manager 2024 signing holding shirt.
Developing youth talents is a great way to improve your squad in Football Manager 2024.

FM24: Best Youth Academies

Our picks for the best Youth Academies in Football Manager 2024 rank high in youth facilities, recruitment, and coaching. This makes it worth keeping an eye on their youth products and swooping in once you spot a great talent.

Here are the best Youth Academies in FM24:

River PlateArgentine Premier Division
Red Bull SalzburgAustrian Premier Division
FC LieferingAustrian Premier Division
FC BaselSwiss Super League
BenficaPortuguese Premier League
Dinamo ZagrebCroatian First League
AtalantaItalian Serie A
Sporting CPPortuguese Premier League
ChelseaEnglish Premier Division
RSC AnderlechtJupiler Pro League
Manchester CityEnglish Premier Division
Manchester UnitedEnglish Premier Division
PSGLigue 1 Uber Eats
BarcelonaSpanish First Division
Real MadridSpanish First Division
KRC GenkJupiler Pro League
VillarealSpanish First Division
RennesLigue 1 Uber Eats
Ulsan HyundaiK League 1
Austria WienAustrian Premier Division
Standard LiegeJupiler Pro League
Club BruggeJupiler Pro League
SouthamptonSky Bet Championship
Borussia DortmundBundesliga
InterItalian Serie A
Bayern MunichBundesliga

Those were the best Youth Academies in Football Manager 2024. For more FM24, check out our other guides:

Football Manager 2024: Best defenders to sign I Football Manager 2024: Best midfielders to sign I Football Manager 2024: Best strikers to sign I Football Manager 2024: Best goalkeepers to sign I How to score & defend corners in Football Manager 2024 I Football Manager 2024: Best formations & tactics I Football Manager 2024: How to avoid injuries I Is Football Manager 2024 crossplay?

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Aryan is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel who specializes in sports and racing games, including EA Sports FC, NBA 2K, and Forza. He's also a big fan of massive RPGs such as Starfield, Elden Ring, and Cyberpunk. Aryan has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and previously wrote for sports websites Pride of London, Sportsmanor, LWOF, and Thick Accent. You can contact him at [email protected].