This is our second post in our series on the origins of players — previously we looked at the Premier League. La Liga is little different from the Premier League, both in terms of infrastructure (“B” squads can compete in lower divisions) and culturally (Athletic Bilbao has a policy to only sign players from the Basque region). The methodology for obtaining this data is discussed in our previous post. And now, the highlights:
Archive for Youth
Another summer is on its way out with Arsenal barely making a splash in the transfer market. Once again it looks like Arsenal will be relying on youth this season. It got me thinking — are Arsenal really good at producing players from their youth academy who are capable of playing in the Premier League?