The Three Breakout Stars Of The Liverpool Academy

Gerrard, Dalglish, Rush, Carragher and Fowler are but a few of the famous names to have made an impact for Liverpool and written themselves into the history and fabric of the club. A new generation has now dawned on Merseyside and Jürgen Klopp’s outlook on football is sure to give hungry young players a chance[…]

The Five Young Stars Whose Careers Are Stalling This Season

Football is rich with tales of prodigious young players who burst onto the scene and announce themselves as the next big thing, only to slide rapidly into obscurity and mediocrity; burning brightly before quickly fading away. Whether it’s down to an inability to handle pressure, the dreaded ‘second season syndrome’ or early burnout, young players[…]

Profiling Luxembourg’s 16 Year Old Wonderkid – Vincent Thill

Luxembourg is not a country we normally associate with producing great talent but finally someone has arrived who has bags of potential, the youngest player ever to be capped by Luxembourg, 16-year-old Vincent Thill, who is attracting interest far beyond the Grand Duchy. Thill was born in Luxembourg and started his playing career at Fola[…]

The Five Best Young Goalkeepers In Europe

It may not be the most glamorous position on the field, with strikers and attacking midfielders often stealing the glory, but no good side is complete without a top-class goalkeeper. Here are five of the best young emerging keepers in Europe… Gianluigi Donnarumma – AC Milan When given his senior debut by Sinisa Mihajlovic last[…]

Moise Kean – The 16 Year Old Italy And Juventus Wonderkid Set For Superstardom

After 21 goals in 10 U15 games, 24 in 26 for the U17’s, six in 10 for Grosso’s Primavera and 10 in 21 games for Italy’s national youth sides Moise Kean has turned some heads around Europe. He made his first start for Juventus’ under-19’s against Bari in mid-September despite having only turned 16 in[…]

The Next Generation Of Manchester United Stars

Manchester United have a long and proud tradition of developing young prodigies into first-team stars. From the Busby Babes of the 1950s which included the likes of Bobby Charlton and Duncan Edwards, to Fergie’s Fledglings in the ‘90s — made up of club legends Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Paul Scholes and the Neville Brothers –[…]

Andre Silva – Portugal’s Next Great Number 9

It’s safe to say that Portugese football is in good shape right now, European Championship winners in the summer, runners up in the 2015 U21 European championship, and runners up in the U19 European championships the year before. Six of the key players from those youth teams have broken into the national team now –[…]

Future Stars – Tammy Abraham, Bristol City Ace and Chelsea Loanee

The last Chelsea player to graduate from their academy and become a first team regular was John Terry. Terry made his debut on 28 October 1998 as a substitute against Aston Villa in the League Cup. However, it wasn’t until the 2000/01 season that he began to establish himself in the Chelsea first team. Chelsea have[…]

Future Stars – Milan’s New Midfield Gem, Manuel Locatelli

Until recently, Milan had cultivated a reputation for selling off their finest young players. Stephan El Shaarawy, Bryan Cristante, Matteo Darmian, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Riccardo Saponara to name but a few departed the San Siro and fans argued that this was short-sighted planning. However, under the tutelage of Sinisa Mihajlovic the outlook changed. Not only were the young talents staying at[…]