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The Top 8 Youth Academies in World Football

BR - The year 2009 will be remembered as the year in which the global financial markets spiraled downward into the depths of doom, triggering the Great Recession, the effects of which can still be felt today (C'mon Greece). But in world football, the summer of '09 will be remembered for the shattering of the transfer fee world records. CR7, Ibra, and Kaka' (see above) together cost a whopping €234,500,000, making them the first, third and fourth most expensive players in history. While the Dow Jones was at 9069.29, and U.S unemployment was roughly 8%, the two Iberian clubs splashed $300,000,000 in the transfer window. Factor in the rest of the world's soccer clubs, and you get a figure that is more than the GDP of small developing countries.

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Energy-HL3819d ago (Edited 3819d ago )

Where is Southampton FC?

buddymagoo3819d ago

Very good point! Shearer is my shout for best Southampton have produced.

kulka3819d ago

Liverpool should be on this list having produced some very good players like Gerrard, Owen,Fowler, Carragher and few others

freeduck3818d ago

lol they "mention" Everton but not Liverpool.

Liverpool's academy is the best in the premiership at the moment. It is run by ex-Barca youth coaches, and Guardiola himself even praised the strength of it.