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World Class Players Who Are the Graduates of Man City Youth Academy

Apart from being awarded many honors and a achievements, they have also produced many world-class footballers who have careers in various top European clubs

The Third Batch of #GarudaSelect's final opponent, Manchester City Youth Academy, is one of the best academies in the UK. Apart from being awarded many honours and a achievements, they have also produced many world-class footballers who have careers in various top European clubs.


Among the players who are still actively playing in the Premier League, perhaps no one is more famous than the talented young midfielder, Phil Foden, who joined the Man City academy team in 2009. Now, he is not only a mainstay of Pep Guardiola in Man City's senior team, but he has been trusted also to play for the England National Team.


Besides Foden, there is also Kasper Schemeichel (2002-2005) who is a Leicester City’ mainstay between the sticks when he recorded a historical achievement by winning the Premier League in the 2015/16 season. The Foxes striker who has so far scored 11 goals in the Premier League, Kelechi Iheanacho, also graduated from the Man City academy in 2015. He even played for the Citizens senior team before being sold to Leicester in 2017.


Meanwhile, in the Bundesliga, there are Jadon Sancho (2015-2017) and Angelino (2013-2014) who are both playing for top German clubs. Sancho plays for Borussia Dortmund, while Angelino has joined RB Leipzig. Defender Kieran Trippier (1999-2012), who is currently playing in La Liga with Atletico Madrid, also started his career as an academy player for the Citizens.


Another best graduate of the Man City Youth Academy is the former England winger, Shaun Wright-Phillips. Shaun Wright-Phillips was promoted to the senior team just two months after joining Man City's youth team in 1999, helping their promotion to the Premier League. After that he was transferred to Chelsea in 2005 winning the Premier League (2006), the FA Cup (2007) and the English League Cup (2007).


The match against Manchester City Youth can become a lesson for this season #GarudaSelect players. Footages of the players' actions when they faced against one of the best academy teams in the world can be watched through several Mola platforms such as the Mola application, Mola Polytron Box, Polytron TV, or on the website www.mola.tv