“Derby, Aston Villa and Sheffield United’s academies all make the top 20 – despite the fact they weren’t in the Premier League”
A study by Press Association Sport has revealed the 20 clubs in the world whose academy graduates played the most Premier League minutes in 2016/17.
While some of England’s biggest top flight clubs are among the top 20, there also several teams who feature from abroad or the lower divisions.
One German club, two Dutch teams, a Belgian side and a Spanish giant all featured in the top 20, along with Derby, Aston Villa and Sheffield United.
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