Scouting Ladders

Scouting Ladders

Ok, if you came here from one of the challenges, you’ll already have some idea what Scouting Ladders are about. If not, let me explain. Plenty of people keep asking for ways to make career mode more difficult or keep it interesting months after it’s released. In my opinion, youth scouting is too easy once you have half decent scouts. One of the things I’ve done in previous games is set restrictions on where I can setup a scouting network, so it made sense to share that with you.

If you’re an experienced player or if you’ve read any of my guides on youth scouting, you probably go straight for the ‘top’ countries. By that I mean the ones that have historically had a better chance of producing platinum players. Using scouting ladders in career mode forces you to scout countries in a certain order. This means you won’t be able to go for your favourite countries straight away. There’s also the added benefit of maybe scouting players from countries you don’t often scout.

Scouting ladders for FIFA Career Made

How to Use Scouting Ladders

The general idea is to pick a coloured ladder and start at the bottom. So for example you could start by scouting New Zealand, then move on to Algeria and so on.

You can choose whatever ladder(s) you wish. I usually pick one with an end goal in mind (e.g. scouting Brazil).

Obviously if you have more than one available scout, you can ‘climb’ scouting ladders simultaneously.

A scout has to finish his scouting assignment in a country before you can dispatch a scout to the next country on the same ladder. This means you won’t be able to scout any countries at the top of a ladder until (at least) your third season.

Using this system it would take five seasons to complete all six ladders.

Scouting Ladders in Text

Just in case images aren’t being properly displayed on your device, here are the ladders written out in text format. I’ve written them out as numbered lists which should be easier to follow, you start at 1, finish at 9.

Ladder 1

  1. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland
  2. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Morocco
  3. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Saudi Arabia
  4. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Chile
  5. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway
  6. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ด Bolivia
  7. ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland
  8. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands
  9. ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain

Ladder 2

  1. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China PR
  2. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Northern Ireland
  3. ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South Africa
  4. ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช Venezuela
  5. ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia
  6. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ Ghana
  7. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ Uruguay
  8. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
  9. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy

Ladder 3

  1. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand
  2. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Algeria
  3. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia
  4. ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea
  5. ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ Paraguay
  6. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Cameroon
  7. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic
  8. ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ Scotland
  9. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil

Ladder 4

  1. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria
  2. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada
  3. ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Egypt
  4. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด Colombia
  5. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland
  6. ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia
  7. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark
  8. ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ England
  9. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany

Ladder 5

  1. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia
  2. ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ Serbia
  3. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden
  4. ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan
  5. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece
  6. ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Peru
  7. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria
  8. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium
  9. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท Argentina

Ladder 6

  1. ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania
  2. ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey
  3. ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ Ecuador
  4. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Republic of Ireland
  5. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia
  6. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ivory Coast
  7. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico
  8. ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal
  9. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France