Football development depends on the commitment of clubs especially when it comes to the youth system. No club can entirely and solely depend on buying players year in year out to keep challenging for titles. A functioning youth system must be able to produce a good percentage of players going on to play for the club in the first team.

Today, we therefore take a closer look at 10 of the very best clubs when it comes to producing stars;

10. RSC Anderlecht Youth Academy-Belgium


Belgium is currently enjoying a dream pool of stars in almost every department. They need to win something soon or live to regret it forever like England. Today we take a closer look at one of the academy making the stars. Anderlecht Youth Academy has produced some of the biggest stars in the game today including Vincent Kompany, Romelu Lukaku and Adnan Januzaj.

9. Dinamo Zagreb Academy- Croatia

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When you want to analyse Croatian football, you must mention Dinamo Zagreb Academy somewhere in your piece because the low budget academy has been churning out stars for years. The products include Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modric former Spurs midfielder Niko Kranjcar and current Liverpool centre back Dejan Lovren.

8. President Laudo Natel Athletes Formation Center- Brazil


Sao Paulo academy is one of the best not only in Brazil but also in the World. They have produced some of the best talents in the game today. They include Ballon d’Or winner Kaka who played for AC Milan and Real Madrid, Chelsea star Oscar and PSG winger Lucas Moura.

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