Premier League clubs ranked by their greatest ever homegrown player – from worst to first

20 Jul

Homegrown players who progress through the academy are a rare thing in the Premier League nowadays; with the embarrassing riches for clubs meaning foreign players are often a more enticing option.

Jose Mourinho, in particular, has come under criticism of this, which led him to vehemently defend his record with youth players.

But how have the current Premier League clubs done with bringing through academy graduates?

Click the arrow above, right, as talkSPORT ranks the best academy graduates from each other the 20 top-flight clubs.

N.B. Only players who made their senior football debut during the Premier League era (1992/93 season onwards), having represented the same club at youth level, are included. The club cannot have paid any fee or compensation to sign them (for example, the compensation paid by Arsenal to Barcelona for Cesc Fabregas rules him out of consideration for this homegrown ranking).


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