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Homegrown Talents In Europe’s Top Teams

In modern-day football, it’s rare to see players retiring at the clubs where it all started for them. The Fan Park has listed the more recognisable European football players who started at their club’s academy and still represent the same colours to this very date.

Barcelona

Xavi (35-years-old) – debuted in 1998

Andres Iniesta (30-years-old) – debuted in 2002

Lionel Messi (27-years-old) – debuted in 2004

Sergio Busquets (26-years-old) – debuted in 2008

Pedro (27-years-old) – debuted in 2008

Marc Bartra (24-years-old) – debuted in 2012

Martin Montoya (23-years-old) – debuted in 2012

Bayern Munich

Phillip Lahm (31-years-old) – debuted in 2002

Bastian Schweinsteiger (30-years-old) – debuted in 2002

Thomas Muller (25-years-old) – debuted in 2008

Real Madrid

Iker Casillas (33-years-old) – debuted in 1999

Jesé Rodriguez (21-years-old) – debuted in 2011

Dani Carvajal (23-years-old) – debuted in 2012

Chelsea

John Terry (33-years-old) – debuted in May 8, 2000

Juventus

Claudio Marchisio (29-years-old) – debuted in 2008

Arsenal

Kieran Gibbs (25-years-old) – debuted in 2008

Jack Wilshere (23-years-old) – debuted in 2010

Liverpool

Steven Gerrard (34-years-old) – debuted in 1998

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