The Prospects

The criteria for a place on the list is as follows

– A player must be a teenager as of August 1st of the start of a season
– A player must not have had significant exposure to professional football. A handful of substitute appearances does not exclude a player, but a few starts does.
– A player does not become ineligible for the list during a season where he breaks into first-team/professional football. He will, however, graduate at the end of the campaign.
– A player cannot enter the list during the mid-season update if it’s because of exposure to professional football. An example of this is Tom Cleverley of Manchester United, who did not make the list in August of 2008, but then impressed at Leicester on loan. He will thus be a graduate in August 2009, and his accelerated progression at Leicester means his place here would be distorted compared to the other prospects.
– Lists will be published in August and January of a season.

1. Daniel Welbeck
2. Gael Kakuta
3. Miroslav Stoch
4. Rafael Da Silva
5. Rodrigo Possebon
6. Jack Wilshere
7. Vladimir Weiss
8. Jordan Spence
9. Nathan Delfouneso
10. John Bostock
11. Fábio da Silva
12. Matthew Briggs
13. Davide Petrucci
14. Jake Thomson
15. Jose Baxter
16. Jeffrey Bruma
17. Jack Rodwell
18. Kyle Bartley
19. Patrick van Aanholt
20. Federico Macheda
21. Jacob Mellis
22. Ben Mee
23. Nacer Barazite
24. Barry Bannan
25. Matthew James
26. Sergio Tejera
27. Michael Woods
28. Dani Pacheco
29. Ciaran Clark
30. Dean Parrett
31. Mikel San Jose
32. Rhys Murphy
33. Ben Amos
34. Keanu Marsh-Brown
35. Henri Lansbury
36. Gael N’Lundulu
37. Jordon Mutch
38. Jonathan Obika
39. Rhys Taylor
40. Richie Smallwood
41. Alex Nimely-Tchuimeni
42. Nathan Baker
43. Gauthier Mahoto
44. Jason Steele
45. Paris Cowan-Hall
46. Kieran Trippier
47. Robbie Mak
48. Sam Hewson
49. Gerardo Bruna
50. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas

3 responses

3 06 2009
Scoham

No Jonjo Shelvey of England u17s and Charlton?

4 06 2009
philiprolfe

He had played more first team football than the criteria allowed when the list was produced, so he’s not in. Rest assured he would have been otherwise 😀

19 08 2009
J

I’ve just found this website and am really enjoying reading it so far. Excellent work piecing this list together and staying stringent to your own criteria.

Admittedly being slightly biased, Fulham being my club, but no Chris Smalling in this list after making his debut at the end of 08/09, regular in the reserves and earning a call up to u21’s?

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