Top 15 youth academies in the last decade by Football Talent Scout

Top 15 youth academies in the last decade (2010-2020) by Football Talent Scout

 

Requirements for clubs:

– quality of players produced

– quantity of players produced

 

Requirements for players:

– born in or after 1990

– joined the club at 17 or younger

– at least three years spent at the club before the age of 20

– debut in professional football

 

1. SL Benfica (Portugal)

notable academy graduates:

Bernardo Silva

Ederson

João Cancelo

João Félix

André Gomes

Nelson Semedo

Gonçalo Guedes

Rúben Dias

Florentino

Renato Sanches

Rony Lopes

Jota

Gedson Fernandes

Ricardo Horta

Tomás Tavares

Nuno Tavares

Buta

Hélder Costa

João Carvalho

Diogo Gonçalves

Ivan Cavaleiro

André Horta

Nélson Oliveira

Roderick Miranda

Paulo Bernardo

Rafael Brito

Ronaldo Camará

Úmaro Embaló

 

2. Olympique Lyonnais (France)

notable academy graduates:

Alexandre Lacazette

Houssem Aouar

Anthony Martial

Samuel Umtiti

Nabil Fekir

Corentin Tolisso

Alassane Plea

Anthony Lopes

Rayan Cherki

Amine Gouiri

Mouctar Diakhaby

Myziane Maolida

Maxence Caqueret

Clément Grenier

Willem Geubbels

Rachid Ghezzal

Romain Del Castillo

Jordan Ferri

Xavier Chavalerin

 

3. Paris Saint-Germain

notable academy graduates:

Mattéo Guendouzi

Kingsley Coman

Moussa Dembélé

Adrien Rabiot

Jonathan Ikoné

Presnel Kimpembe

Christopher Nkunku

Moussa Diaby

Odsonne Edouard

Boubakary Soumaré

Mike Maignan

Alphonse Areola

Stanley Nsoki

Timothy Weah

Tanguy Kouassi

Adil Aouchiche

Jean-Kévin Augustin

Yacine Adli

Antoine Bernede

Arthur Zagre

Jean-Christophe Bahebeck

Mamadou Sakho

Fodé Ballo-Touré

Youssouf Sabaly

 

4. Atletico Madrid (Spain)

notable academy graduates:

Saul Niguez

Rodri

Lucas Hernandez

Koke

David de Gea

Thomas

Theo Hernandez

Oliver Torres

Victor Mollejo

Rodrigo Riquelme

Francisco Montero

Javier Manquillo

Borja Baston

Manu Sanchez

Borja Garcés

Gustavo Assunçao

Jorge Pulido

Ignacio Camacho

Sergio Camello

Keko

 

5. Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands)

notable academy graduates:

Matthijs de Ligt

Donny van de Beek

Steven Bergwijn

Donyell Malen

Daley Blind

Justin Kluivert

Davy Klaassen

Ryan Gravenberch

Noussair Mazraoui

Joël Veltman

Anwar El Ghazi

Sergino Dest

Kenny Tete

Stefano Denswil

Naci Unuvar

Jairo Riedewald

Noa Lang

Kaj Sierhuis

Daishawn Redan

Sontje Hansen

 

6. FC Barcelona (Spain)

notable academy graduates:

Thiago

Sergi Roberto

Ansu Fati

Riqui Puig

Adama Traoré

Gerard Deulofeu

Carles Alená

Marc Cucurella

Rafinha

Marc Bartra

Munir El Haddadi

Takefusa Kubo

Carles Pérez

Martín Montoya

Iago Falque

Oriol Romeu

Cristian Tello

Abel Ruiz

Juan Miranda

Sandro Ramirez

Oriol Busquets

Alejandro Grimaldo

 

7. Manchester United (England)

notable academy graduates:

Paul Pogba

Mason Greenwood

Marcus Rashford

Scott McTominay

Michael Keane

Jesse Lingard

Dwight McNeil

Dean Henderson

Andreas Pereira

Brandon Williams

Axel Tuanzebe

Danny Welbeck

Paddy McNair

James Garner

Angel Gomes

Tyler Blackett

Ravel Morrison

 

8. Real Madrid (Spain)

notable academy graduates:

Dani Carvajal

Alvaro Morata

Achraf Hakimi

Pablo Sarabia

Sergio Reguillon

Marcos Alonso

Mario Hermoso

Diego Llorente

Marcos Llorente

Nacho

Lucas Vazquez

Raul de Tomas

Fernando Pacheco

Denis Cheryshev

Omar Mascarel

Oscar Rodriguez

Jesé

Borja Mayoral

 

9. RSC Anderlecht (Belgium)

notable academy graduates:

Romelu Lukaku

Dennis Praet

Youri Tielemans

Dodi Lukebakio

Leander Dendoncker

Orel Mangala

Yari Verschaeren

Sebastiaan Bornauw

Adnan Januzaj

Jérémy Doku

Dries Mertens

Alexis Saelemaekers

Albert Sambi Lokonga

Marco Kana

Killian Sardella

Jordan Lukaku

Samuel Bastien

Wout Faes

Aaron Leya Iseka

Francis Amuzu

Antoine Colassin

Mile Svilar

 

10. Chelsea (England)

notable academy graduates:

Declan Rice

Mason Mount

Tammy Abraham

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Andreas Christensen

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Reece James

Billy Gilmour

Nathaniel Chalobah

Jeremie Boga

Fikayo Tomori

Dominic Solanke

Eddie Nketiah

Chris Mepham

Ola Aina

Rhian Brewster

 

11. Valencia CF (Spain)

notable academy graduates:

Jose Gaya

Juan Bernat

Ferran Torres

Paco Alcacer

Carlos Soler

Isco

Portu

Borja Iglesias

Álex Centelles

Kang-in Lee

Roger Martí

Rafa Mir

Fran Villalba

Toni Lato

Fede Cartabia

Carles Gil

Toni Martínez

 

12. VfB Stuttgart (Germany)

notable academy graduates:

Serge Gnabry

Timo Werner

Joshua Kimmich

Bernd Leno

Thilo Kehrer

Odysseas Vlachodimos

Rani Khedira

Timo Baumgartl

Sebastian Rudy

Kevin Stöger

Loris Karius

Ermin Bicakcic

Berkay Özcan

Leon Dajaku

Daniel Didavi

Philipp Förster

 

13. Athletic Club (Spain)

notable academy graduates:

Aymeric Laporte

Inaki Williams

Kepa

Yeray Alvarez

Unai Nunez

Unai Simon

Iker Muniain

Ander Capa

Álex Remiro

Peru Nolaskoain

Unai Lopez

Oihan Sancet

Inigo Lekue

Inigo Ruiz de Galarreta

Unai Vencedor

 

14. RC Lens (France)

notable academy graduates:

Raphaël Varane

Thorgan Hazard

Geoffrey Kondogbia

Jeff Reine-Adélaïde

Jean-Philippe Gbamin

Serge Aurier

Wylan Cyprien

Benjamin Bourigeaud

Mounir Chouiar

Timothée Kolodziejczak

Jean-Ricner Bellegarde

Gaël Kakuta

Mehdi Abeid

William Bianda

Jean-Kevin Duverne

 

15. Sporting CP (Portugal)

notable academy graduates:

William Carvalho

Ricardo Pereira

Gelson Martins

Rafael Leão 

João Mário

Eric Dier

Daniel Podence

Rúben Vinagre

Cédric Soares

Bruma

Rúben Semedo

Tiago Djaló

Jovane Cabral

Thierry Correia

Rafael Camacho

Ricardo Esgaio

Miguel Luís

Luís Maximiano

Tiago Ilori

Eduardo Quaresma

Nuno Mendes

 

Special mentions:
AS Monaco
FC Porto
Stade Rennais
Partizan Belgrade
Arsenal
Atalanta
Dinamo Zagreb
Santos
KRC Genk
Schalke 04
Real Sociedad
São Paulo
AS Roma
RB Salzburg
PSV Eindhoven
Feyenoord
Flamengo
Valencia

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