This area helps in understanding the whys of each career within football. Scouting is the action of exploring, recognizing and observing. The work consists in the gathering of a series of information of different variables, in a holistic and integrated way in physical, psychological and social, cognitive, technical, tactical and strategic behaviors, referring to the player in the practice context inherent to the game (competition and / or training).
Scouting is performed in a systematic way and through a direct (live) and / or indirect (video) observational methodology, more or less technological, allows for an increase in the validity and objectivity of the talent, identifying the players with the best performances, depending on the contexts and projecting them into the future. This judicious process, together with the competent professionals responsible for analyzing players and producing reports about them, aims to increase knowledge about the “market” and promote future acquisitions.