OTHER The Football Talent Scout website made a list of the 15 best clubs with the best youth academy in the last ten years. Anderlecht is in a nice nine place. Football Talent Scout observed both the quality and quantity of players produced.
Football Talent Scout took into account the players who were born after 1990, joined the club before their 18th birthday, played at the club on their 20th birthday for at least three years and made their professional football debut for the club.
Benfica Lisbon is the first, Lyon an PSG continue in secon and third place, Atletico de Madrid and Ajax complete the first five; then we find Barcelona, Manchester United, Real Madrid and... Anderlecht.
Footbal Talent Scout lists the following names as the fruits of Anderlecht's training: the brothers Lukaku, Praet, Tielemans, Lukebakio, Dendoncker, Mangala, Verschaeren, Bornauw, Januzaj, Doku, Mertens, Saelemaekers, Sambi Lokonga, Kana, Sardella, Bastien, Faes, Leya Iseka, Amuzu, Colassin and Svilar. We allow ourselves to point that Mangala, Januzaj and Mertens did not debut in professional football in Anderlecht.
Then ten fifteen places on the list go to Chelsea, Valencia, Stuttgart, Atletic Bilbao, Lens and Sporting Lisbon.
Source: Football Talent Scout