A good football academy is the base of a well settled football club.With football transfer fees costing millions of pounds and wage demand becoming a bit too high,its important for a football club to have its own football academy.
Let us have a look at 10 ‘ Best Football Academies In The World ‘.
10.West Ham United
West Ham United have produced some really excellent players who have been integral for both club and country. In fact one of West Ham’s nicknames is “The Academy”. The Hammers Academy acquired a legendary status in England after they produced players like Geofff Hurst, Bobby Moore and Martin Peters who played a big part in England’s victorious 1966 World Cup campaign. West Ham produced an astonishing eight England internationals on par with Manchester United and one more than Arsenal.
More recently, West Ham have produced multi-million pound players, such as Paul Ince, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Glen Johnson, Jermain Defoe and Anton Ferdinand. Tony Carr, who has been with the club since 1973 and is currently the Director of Youth Development at West Ham, is one of the main reasons why their academy is so successful and they are one of the Best Football Academies In The World.
9.Anderlecht Youth Academy
In just the last few years, the Belgian club’s academy has produced some standout performers, including Vincent Kompany, Romelu Lukaku and Adnan Januzaj.
Due to the demand of Belgian players in countries like England, Anderlecht will probably see more of their stars play for one of Europe’s big clubs.Expect more Anderlecht stars to make headlines in the future.