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Barca with Messi & Xavi, Man Utd with Giggs & Scholes - the best academy XIs in history

12:00 GMT 19/03/2019
Messi, Xavi, Iniesta - FC Barcelona
Which major clubs around the world have the best academies and what do their all-time best XIs look like?

  • Barcelona's Xavi, Iniesta and Messi

    The best academy XIs in history

    Barcelona's La Masia academy is probably the best known producer of talent in football, but it's not the only conveyor belt of brilliance. Major clubs around the world have a history of creating future stars. Here are the all-time best XIs of many of the world's biggest clubs, containing players developed for at least two years before turning professional.
  • GFX Academy XI AC Milan

    AC Milan

    Francesco Toldo; Mattia De Sciglio, Alessandro Costacurta, Franco Baresi, Paolo Maldini; Giovanni Stroppa, Demetrio Albertini, Alberigo Evani; Alessandro Matri, Marco Borriello, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  • GFX Academy XI Ajax

    Ajax

    Edwin van der Sar; Michael Reiziger, Frank Rijkaard, Frank de Boer, Ruud Krol; Clarence Seedorf, Dennis Bergkamp, Edgar Davids; Johan Cruyff, Marco van Basten, Piet Keizer.
  • GFX Academy XI Al-Ahly

    Al-Ahly

    Thabet El-Batal, Rabea Yassin, Hassan Hamdy, Hany Ramzy, Hossam Ashour, Mokhtar Mokhtar, Taher Abouzeid, Mostafa Abdou, Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet, Emad Moteab, Hossam Hassan
  • GFX Academy XI Al-Hilal

    Al-Hilal

    Mohamed Al-Deayea,  Ahmed Dokhi, Saleh Nu'eimeh,  Hussein El Habashy, Fahad Al-Musaibeah, Khamis Al-Owairan, Mohammad Al-Shalhoub, Yousuf Al-Thunayan, Nawaf Al-Temyat, Omar Abdulrahman, Sami Al-Jaber
  • GFX Academy XI Arsenal

    Arsenal

    Wojcech Szczesny; Hector Bellerin, Martin Keown, Tony Adams, Ashley Cole; Paul Merson, Jack Wilshere, Cesc Fabregas, Liam Brady; Charlie George, Andy Cole
  • GFX Academy XI Atalanta

    Atalanta

    Ivan Pelizzoli; Andrea Conti, Alessandro Bastoni, Mattia Caldara, Gianpolo Bellini; Giacomo Bonaventura, Riccardo Montolivo, Daniele Baselli, Roberto Donadoni; Giampaolo Pazzini, Manolo Gabbiadini
  • GFX Academy XI Atletico Madrid

    Atletico Madrid

    David De Gea; Juan Carlos Aguilera, Juanma Lopez, Roberto Solozabal, Antonio Lopez; Saul Niguez, Gabi, Koke; Adrian Escudero, Fernando Torres, Enrique Collar
  • GFX Academy XI Barcelona

    Barcelona

    Victor Valdes; Albert Ferrer, Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Xavi, Pep Guardiola, Andres Iniesta; Cesc Fabregas, Lionel Messi, Luis Garcia.
  • GFX Academy XI Bayern Munich

    Bayern Munich

    Sepp Maier; Philipp Lahm, Georg Schwarzenbeck, Mats Hummels, Frank Beckenbauer, Hans Pflügler; Toni Kroos, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Dietmar Hamann; Thomas Müller, Nicola Sansone
  • GFX Academy XI Boca Juniors

    Boca Juniors

    Willy Caballero; Nicolas Burdisso, Fabricio Coloccini, Oscar Ruggeri, Roberto Mouzo; Ever Banega, Antonio Rattin, Fernando Gago; Angel Clemente Rojas; Diego Latorre, Nicolas Gaitan
  • GFX Academy XI Borussia Dortmund

    Borussia Dortmund

    Eike Immel; Kevin Großkreutz, Dieter Kurrat, Antonio Rüdiger, Marcel Schmelzer; Thorsten Fink; Michael Zorc, Nuri Sahin; Mario Götze; Marco Reus, Lars Ricken
  • GFX Academy XI Chelsea

    Chelsea

    Peter Bonetti; Andreas Christensen, John Terry, Ron Harris, Nathan Ake; Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ray Wilkins, Declan Rice; Callum Hudson-Odoi, Jimmy Greaves, Peter Osgood
  • GFX Academy XI Dinamo Zagreb

    Dinamo Zagreb

    Zlatko Skoric; Vedran Corluka, Velimir Zajec, Dario Simic; Zvonimir Boban, Luka Modric, Robert Prosinecki, Marko Mlinaric; Zlatko Kranjcar, Drazen Jerkovic, Eduardo da Silva
  • GFX Academy XI Flamengo

    Flamengo

    Julio Cesar; Leandro, Carlos Mozer, Antonio Rondinelli, Leo Junior; Zico, Andrade, Adilio, Savio; Bebeto, Adriano
  • GFX Academy XI Galatasaray

    Galatasaray

    Turgay Seren; Bulent Eken, Coskun Ozari, Bulent Korkmaz; Okan Buruk, Tugay Kerimoglu, Suat Kaya, Emre Belozoglu; Isfendiyar Aciksoz, Gunduz Kilic, Arda Turan
  • GFX Academy XI Genk

    Genk

    Thibaut Courtois; Timothy Castagne, Kalidou Koulibaly, Christian Kabasele; Yannick Carrasco, Steven Defour, Wilfred Ndidi, Leon Bailey; Kevin de Bruyne; Divock Origi, Christian Benteke
  • GFX Academy XI Inter

    Inter

    Walter Zenga; Giuseppe Bergomi, Riccardo Ferri, Leonardo Bonucci, Giacinto Facchetti; Mario Corso, Gabriele Oriali, Sandro Mazzola; Goran Pandev, Marco Delvecchio, Mario Balotelli
  • GFX Academy XI Juventus

    Juventus

    Antonio Mirante; Mattia Cassani, Daniele Gastaldello, Sergio Brio, Domenico Criscito; Giuseppe Furino, Claudio Marchisio; Domenico Marocchino, Gianpiero Bonaperti, Sebastian Giovinco; Roberto Bettega
  • GFX Academy XI Liverpool

    Liverpool

    Tony Warner; Chris Lawler, Phil Thompson, Tommy Smith, Jamie Carragher; Steve McManaman ,Steven Gerrard, Ian Callaghan, Billy Liddell; Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler
  • GFX Academy XI Lyon

    Lyon

    Anthony Lopes; Vincent Clerc, Bruno N'Gotty, Samuel Umtiti, Jérémy Bréchet; Corentin Tolisso, Houssem Aouar; Hatem Ben Arfa, Nabil Fekir, Anthony Martial; Karim Benzema
  • GFX Academy XI Man City

    Man City

    Kasper Schmeichel; Kieran Trippier, Micah Richards, Ben Mee, Angelino; Shaun Wright-Phillips, Denis Suarez, Joey Barton, Phil Foden, Jadon Sancho; Daniel Sturridge 
  • GFX Academy XI Man Utd

    Man Utd

    Jimmy Rimmer; Gary Neville, John O'Shea, Bill Foulkes, Roger Byrne; George Best, Duncan Edwards, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs; Mark Hughes, Bobby Charlton
  • GFX Academy XI Monaco

    Monaco

    Stéphane Ruffier; Manuel Amoros, Lilian Thuram, Sébastien Squilacci, Layvin Kurzawa; Emmanuel Petit, Nampalys Mendy; Yannick Carrasco, Kylian Mbappé, Thierry Henry; David Trézéguet  
  • GFX Academy XI PSG

    PSG

    Alphonse Areola; Antoine Conte, Presnel Kimpembe, Mamadou Sakho, Boukary Drame; Jerome Leroy, Luis Fernandez, Adrien Rabiot, Francis Llacer; Moussa Dembele, Nicolas Anelka
  • GFX Academy XI PSV

    PSV

    Jeroen Zoet; Ernest Faber, Rob Wielaert, Wilfred Bouma, Patrick van Aanholt; Ibrahim Afellay, Riechedly Bazoer, Ismail Aissati; Zakaria Labyad, Klaas Jan Huntelaar, Memphis Depay
  • GFX Academy XI Real Madrid

    Real Madrid

    Iker Casillas; Dani Carvajal, Goyo Benito, Manolo Sanchis, Nacho; Michel, Juan Mata, Martin Vazquez; Raul, Alvaro Morata, Emilio Butragueno.
  • GFX Academy XI River Plate

    River Plate

    Ubaldo Fillol; Martin Demichelis, Javier Mascherano, Daniel Passarella; Pablo Aimar, Matias Almeyda, Alfredo Di Stefano, Ariel Ortega; Hernan Crespo, Gonzalo Higuain, Radamel Falcao
  • GFX Academy XI Roma

    Roma

    Angelo Peruzzi; Francesco Rocca, Agostino Di Bartolomei, Ubaldo Righetti; Daniele De Rossi; Bruno Conti, Alessandro Florenzi, Alberto Aquilani, Angelo Di Livio; Francesco Totti, Stefano Okaka
  • GFX Academy XI Santos

    Santos

    Rafael Cabral; Lima, Alex, Joel Camargo, Emerson Palmieri; Clodoaldo, Cesar Sampaio; Robinho, Pele, Pepe, Neymar
  • GFX Academy XI Schalke

    Schalke

    Manuel Neuer; Carlos Zambrano, Benedikt Howedes, Joel Matip, Sead Kolasinac; Olaf Thon; Leroy Sane, Mesut Ozil, Max Meyer, Julian Draxler; Mike Hanke.
  • GFX Academy XI Sporting CP

    Sporting CP

    Beto; Eric Dier, Rui Fonte, Daniel Carrico; Simao Sabrosa, Joao Moutinho, Miguel Veloso, Paulo Futre, Luis Figo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani
  • GFX Academy XI Tottenham

    Tottenham

    Ian Walker; Steve Carr, Sol Campbell, Ledley King, Charlie Daniels, David Beckham, Harry Winks, Nick Barmby, Andros Townsend, Harry Kane, Peter Crouch.
  • GFX Academy XI West Ham

    West Ham

    Mervyn Day; Michael Carrick, Bobby Moore, Rio Ferdinand; Glen Johnson, Trevor Booking, Paul Ince, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole; Martin Peters, Geoff Hurst