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Academy Football in Europe

ACADEMY FOOTBALL Over the last few years there has been a mainstay argument in the world of football around the discussion of which league really is the best in Europe, or even the world. Although there is a huge amount of quality professional leagues around the world there are 3 standouts that are often coming from people's lips, those being the leagues of England, Germany and Spain. With these being some of the most talked about leagues around the world, we decided to take a look just how deep the quality lies within the teams that participate and how this reflects to their International counterparts. Data as based on Players with over 20 international appearances for their country since January 1st 1993. player the team chosen was that of the most represented club between the ages of 13-18. In the absence of a youth or academy team first Professional club has been chosen. the circumstance of over one Youth Team associated with a NUMBER OF ACADEMY & YOUTH TEAMS REPRESENTED AT NATIONAL LEVEL OSSBAL GERMANY SPAIN ENGLAND 37 28 23 MOST REPRESENTED YOUTH/ACADEMY TEAM 12 %3D VFB STUTTGART DYNAMO DRESDEN NOTTINGHAM FOREST ATHLETIC BILBAO Arsenal ENGLAND NATIONAL SQUAD YOUTH AND ACADEMY DISTRIBUTION 6 12 OTHERS Y MANCHESTER UNITED 3 WEST HAM UNITED MIDDLESBOROUGH 4 3. LIVERPOOL CRYSTAL PALACE 3 Arsenal S NEWCASTLE UNITED ARŞENAL SOUTHAMPTON TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3 NOTTINGHAM FOREST LEEDS UNITED FORST * Everton, Stowe Boys Club, Wealdstone, Leicester City, Chariton, Watford, Brighton, Leytonstone & Ilford, Oxford City, Calgary Foothills FC, St. Pauls, Shrewsbury Town NOTABLE YOUTH & ACADEMY FACILITIES PROGRAMMES CREWE AL FOOTBA ST. GEORGE'S PARK FOOTBALL CENYRE KANDRA TheFA ST. GEORGE'S PARK CREWE ALEXANDRA FA YOUTH ACADEMY Built by the English Football Association the complex at St. George's Park focuses on the next generation of players with a large emphasis on producing the best coaches and players for the future. The complex aims to produce 800 new coaches a year Crewe Alexandra F.C. do not really have a high dominance when it comes to developing players to an international level, however they do possess one of the most successful academies in the English and gives youth players a chance to train close to the English First Team posing a target for them to reach as they develop into professional footballers. St. Georges park offers around 40 courses specialising on different areas of coaching including age range, position and international development. league when it comes to producing first team professional players to a high level. Notable graduates of the Crewe Alexandra academy include Dean Ashton, Seth Johnson, Rob Jones, Danny Murphy, Nick Powell and David Vaughan. DID YOU KNOW? A Sunday League team from London can lay claim to helping the development of a selection of Premiership footballers. Senrab F.C. has been home to Jermain Defoe, John Terry, Lee Bowyer, Muzzy Izet, Ledley King, Leon Knight, Bobby Zamora, Sol Campbell and more! GERMANY NATIONAL SQUAD YOUTH TEAM DISTRIBUTION CAT 2 EINTRACHT FRANKFURT BAYERN MUNICH 96 VFB STUTTGART HANNOVER 96 DYNAMO DRESDEN O ETB SCHWARZ-WEIB ESSEN SIIW ESSEN STUTTGARTER KICKERS 2 LL-BU 2 BORUSSIA MÕNCHENGLADBACH KSC KARLSRUHER Sc 2 28 OTHERS * FC Herzogenaurach, SG Blaubach-Diedelkopf, TB Jahn Lambsheim, FC Koln, Reinickendorf Füchse, Chemnitzer FC, Kickers Offenbach, HSV Barmbek-Uhlenhorst, FC Gütersloh 2000, Carl Zeiss Jena, Alemannia Aachen, SV Wannweil, FC Hertha 03 Zehlendorf, US Gambarogno, SC Bad Salzuflen, TSV 1860 Dinkelsbühl, Waldhof Mannheim, Holstein Kiel, Hardtberg, Preußen Münster, FC Germania, Friedrichstal, SC Siemensstadt, FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt, Rot-Weiss Essen, TSV Ellhofen, VIR Osterode 08, MSV Duisburg, BSG Motor Rathenow WHAT DOES GERMANY HAVE TO OFFER? AL-BUN BAVERN AVERD FOOTBONAUT (BORUSSIA DORTMUND) MUN A revolutionary training device the Footbonaut is a 14 metre square 'pitch' with 64 targets around the arena. The Footbonaut helps aids players reactions, ball control and passing accuracy giving their players a leap forward on improving their technical BAYERN MUNICH SIHONDA skills. JUNIOR TEAM Bayern Munich Junior Team is the name given to the Youth Academy of Bayern Munich. The vision for the Junior Team is "to educate young players so that it will be possible for FCB to keep a global position in club football in the next millennium and it's mission is "to have the best youth development in club football." Over the years many players have took the step up to professional football including Dietmar Hamman, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Hitlsberger, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller and Holger Badstuber. SPAIN NATIONAL SQUAD YOUTH TEAM DISTRIBUTION 2 ALBACETE BARCELONA REAL MADRID CADIZ CF REAL SOCIEDAD VALENCIA SPORTING GIJON 2 2 SEVILLA ATHLETIC BILBAO 2 19 OTHERS * UD Aretxabaleta, Atletico Madrid, Velez C.F, UP Langreo, CD Manacor, UE Tarrega, Celta, Real Betis, UD Alzira, Racing Santander, UD Las Palmas, Real Oviedo, Real Valladolid, Real Zaragoza, Atletico Bilbao, CD Castellon, CA Osasuna, Levante UD, Rio Branco MOST SUCCESSFUL ACADEMY FACILITIES LA CIUDAD DEL FÚTBOL LA MASIA (FC BARCELONA) Spain are one of the most successful teams when it comes to La Masia is one of the most talked about academies around the International Football, but what people may not know is they are also one of the most successful teams in Futsal too. The successes in world and is the breeding ground of exceptional talents including Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernández and Andrés Iniesta. The complex is an 18th country residence that focusses on both sports are all helped by the work going on at the complex found at "Football City". Home to the Royal Spanish Football Federation (Governing body of Football in Spain), the Spanish national and youth teams, the complex is a high performance centre that is home to the development of players and coaches within Spain and hosts a large number of events throughout the year. Futsal is used as a primary tool in helping the progression of player's technical ability from a young age in Spain, often attributed to some of the most successful Football players that have passed through "Football City" in recent years. producing quality players from a young age. La Masia accepts 200 youngsters a year all who have to make sacrifices to train at one of the most successful academies today. TOP 20 APPEARANCES 150 138 Lothar Matthaus Iker Casillas ACADEMY FC Herzogenaurach ACADEMY Real Madrid 14/06/1980 - 20/06/2000 03/06/2000 - 16/10/2012 126 125 Andoni Zubizarreta Miroslav Klose ACADEMY UD Aretxabaleta ACADEMY SG Blaubach-Diedelkopf 23/01/1985 - 24/06/1998 24/03/2001 - 16/10/2012 116 115 Xavi David Beckham ACADEMY Barcelona ACADEMY Manchester Utd 15/11/2000 - 16/10/2012 01/09/1996 - 14/10/2009 108 105 Jurgen Klinsmann Jurgen Kohler ACADEMY Stuttgarter Kickers ACADEMY TB Jahn Lambsheim 12/12/1987 - 04/07/1998 24/09/1986 - 04/07/1998 104 103 Lukas Podolski Xabi Alonso ACADEMY FC Koln ACADEMY Real Sociedad 06/06/2004 - 16/10/2012 30/04/2003 - 16/10/2012 102 102 Steven Gerrard Raul ACADEMY Liverpool ACADEMY Real Madrid 31/05/2000 - 26/03/2013 09/10/1996 - 06/09/2006 101 101 Ashley Cole Thomas Häßler ACADEMY Arsenal ACADEMY Reinickendorf Füchse 28/03/2001 - 26/03/2013 31/08/1988 - 20/06/2000 99 99 Carlos Puyol Fernando Torres ACADEMY Barcelona ACADEMY Atletico Madrid 15/11/2000 - 29/02/2012 06/09/2003 - 16/10/2012 98 97 Michael Ballack Bastian Schweinsteiger ACADEMY Chemnitzer FC ACADEMY Bayern Munich 28/04/1999 - 03/03/2010 06/06/2004 - 16/10/2012 95 93 Frank Lampard Sergio Ramos ACADEMY West Hạm United ACADEMY Sevilla 10/10/1999 - 22/03/2013 26/03/2005 - 16/10/2012 Sources - · · · · · · · - - · · · · · - · · - the SOCCER STORE FC BARCELONA 111111111111 BAYERN MUNICH MANCHESTER UNITED WEST HAM LUNITED 5. REAL MADRID LIVERPOOL FC REAL SOCIEDAD 4 1111 ARSENAL 3 SOUTHAMPTON 3 an37

Academy Football in Europe

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A look into the football academies around Europe and how much of an affect they have had on their countries through the last 20 years.



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