Which country has the best collection of young talent in the world

Discussion in 'BigSoccer Polls' started by puertorricane, Jul 8, 2013.

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Top countries and some of their best young players feel free to add others with your posts.

  1. Germany: Gotze 21, Ter Stengen 21, Schurrle 22, Jung 23, Lewis Holtby 21, Julian Draxler 19

    19.2%
  2. Spain: Thiago 22, Isco 21, Canales 22, Rodrigo 22, Deulofeu 20, De Gea 22, Tello 21, Koke 21

    10.9%
  3. England: Wilshire 21, Chamberlain 19, Sterling 18, McEacharan 20, Phil Jones 21, Welbeck 22

    2.6%
  4. Brasil: Neymar 21, Moura 20, Bernard 20, Costa 22, Marquinhos 18, Coutinho 21, Nem 21, Piazon 19

    12.8%
  5. Colombia: Quintero 20, James 21, Luis Muriel 22, Jhon Cordoba 20, Brayan Perea 20

    3.2%
  6. Argentina: Lamela 21, Peruzzi 21, Centurion 20, Rogelio Funes 22, Iturbe 20, Ocampos 18, Araujo 21

    1.9%
  7. Belgium: Hazard 21, Lukaku 20, Courtis 21, De Bruyne 22, Benteke 22, Lestienne 21, Boyata 22

    23.1%
  8. Uruguay: Gaston 22, Coates 22, Abel 22, Rolan 20, Vecino 21, Texeira 22, Bueno 20, Aguirre 18

    0.6%
  9. Ghana: Jordan Ayew 21, Cofie 22, Atsu 21, Badu 22, Wakaso 22, Waris 21, Boakye 20, Frimpong 21

    0.6%
  10. Mexico:Bueno 19, Jonathan 23 , D Reyes 20, Aquino 23, Raul J. 22, Pulido 22, Araujo 21, U Davila 22

    7.7%
  11. France: Fofana 22, Varane 20, M'vila 23, Pogba 20, Sakho 23, Grenier 22, Niang 18, Guilavogui 22

    3.8%
  12. Nigeria: Moses 22, Oduamadi 22, Musa 20, Obi 22, Oboabona 22, Omeruro 19, Onazi 20

    0.6%
  13. Italy:Veratti 21, Balotelli 22, Sciglio 20, Shaarawy 20, Santon 22, Destro 22, Borini 22, Insigne 22

    6.4%
  14. Other: Explain on your post the country and list the players

    6.4%
  1. puertorricane

    puertorricane Red Card

    Feb 4, 2012
    Carolina PR
    Club:
    Santos FC
    Country:
    Brazil
    Simple question in your view and opinion which country has the best collection of young talent. On the verge of having a golden generation like spain just had to win or be close to winning one of the next three WCs. And in turn has the best and healthier outlook for the future. The cutoff is players born from 1990 forward.




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  2. JamesBH11

    JamesBH11 Member+

    Sep 17, 2004
    I think you should revise the AGE that defines YOUTH. I saw you put randomly some names at 23, but miss out some names for Germany NT: Reuss 24, Kroos 23, Muller 23 Hummel 24, Ozil 24 Basturber 24 ...

    Overall, I think Germany NT leading in term of young players with quality (under 25)
    Followed by Spain, Brazil, Begium and France
     
  3. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Country:
    Germany
    Brazil as always pumping out great young talent, but I think Spain has the best young talent, and the most balanced distribution of said young talent. Carvajal, Isco, Thiago, Morata, Oliver Torres, Illaramendi, Inigo Martinez, just to name a few of the U-23 talents Spain are producing. Are they headed for another Xaviesta generation of dominance? I doubt it, but I don't think that the current Spain generation was an accident or a one-off "golden generation" either. They'll be amongst the best in the world alongside the traditional powers of world football for a while now. Belgium, Colombia, Italy, Ghana, and France are a few other nations that have very bright futures as well IMO.
     
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  4. jared9999

    jared9999 Member+

    Jan 3, 2005
    Pachuca, Hidalgo
    Club:
    Club América
    Country:
    Mexico
    Mexico
     
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  5. puertorricane

    puertorricane Red Card

    Feb 4, 2012
    Carolina PR
    Club:
    Santos FC
    Country:
    Brazil

    If you look and learn to read a little bit you will see that I set the cut off age as to born in 1990 or later. Is a subjective year but I had to draw the line somewhere.


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  6. FROADS

    FROADS Member

    Jun 30, 2011
    Club:
    Alianza Lima
    Observation from Lima, Peru:

    i've seen street footballers around my father's neighborhood in lima with more skill than most pros. There's talent everywhere, especially around the urban areas where u have kids out there playing ball on a daily basis. But talent, as far as academies and canteras goes, is selective. Most kids can't afford to tryout for teams because it's time consuming and lucrative. Most pros that make it in Peru need support from their parents; i'm not saying every up and comer has to come from a rich background, but i do think they need support not only from relatives but through well established contacts. Also, there is plenty talent everywhere, especially in SA. The problem in some countries is the administration which promotes and handles the market at youth level and the lack of accessibility in venturing into the football business.
     
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  7. Cuppo

    Cuppo Member+

    May 27, 2012
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    The best collection goes to Spain. They have the largest quantity of players who are born 1990 and younger. MatthausSammer already named them.
    In other hand, the best young superstars has Belgium, Germany, Brasil and Italy with players like Hazard, Götze, Neymar and Balotelli.
     
  8. JamesBH11

    JamesBH11 Member+

    Sep 17, 2004
    I see that ... but 90 covered 12 months x 30days LOL .... and what the difference between one born DEC 31 1990 and the one Jan 01 1991

    Just KIDDING ... Lets' put the LINE like until WC18 or next WC14 to be more specific than year born.
     
  9. puertorricane

    puertorricane Red Card

    Feb 4, 2012
    Carolina PR
    Club:
    Santos FC
    Country:
    Brazil


    Neymar was discovered playing beach soccer, if you are good the clubs will find you and sign you.


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  10. puertorricane

    puertorricane Red Card

    Feb 4, 2012
    Carolina PR
    Club:
    Santos FC
    Country:
    Brazil

    There is no difference as it pertains to this poll, the players i listed are there as an example is not the entire list. Feel free to list all the players you want to make a case for certain country. I just listed some to give the people voting an idea of the players from those countries.


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  11. JamesBH11

    JamesBH11 Member+

    Sep 17, 2004
    I said j/k ... no right nor wrong mate

    Under 25 now: I said Germany and Spain had best then Brazil, France Argentina as TOP5
     
  12. canzano55

    canzano55 Member+

    Jun 23, 2003
    Toronto
    Club:
    AC Milan
    I was going to say its close between Germany and Spain but Belgium seems to be going through some kind of young golden age.

    Belgium has young stars coming out of their ears.
     
  13. BarraUru

    BarraUru Member

    Apr 18, 2011
    Montevideo
    Club:
    CA Peñarol
    Country:
    Uruguay
    Germany
    Brazil
    Spain
    Uruguay
    Belgium-France

    In that order
     
  14. wigglesworth

    wigglesworth Member

    Jun 9, 2013
    Club:
    AS Livorno Calcio
    It is cognitive dissonance. Regardless of the facts, people will always underrate Italy. But, that really helps Italy in competitions.
     
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  15. Maurice Dollars

    Maurice Dollars ¡Arriba Perú, carajo!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lima, Perú
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Country:
    Peru

    I think you're wrong with "most pros that make it in Peru need support from their parents". Most players are from really average, even humble backgrounds with no connections. I've seen many reports on footballers, Ruidiaz is from Villa Maria del Triunfo, Farfan used to steal hats, Manco spent his first paycheck on his father's medication, Vargas is from a humble neighborhood, Kukin is from los Barracones, etc. The only player I can think who had it easy is George Forsyth whose dad is pretty-well known and well-off. There may be a handful more, but I believe most Peruvian footballers aren't well-connected nor financially secure prior to going pro. Sorry to go overkill.
     
  16. puertorricane

    puertorricane Red Card

    Feb 4, 2012
    Carolina PR
    Club:
    Santos FC
    Country:
    Brazil
    What facts are those


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  17. axxess mundi

    axxess mundi Member

    Feb 4, 2013
    Argentina & Brazil look to be the most consistent.
     
  18. condor11

    condor11 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2002
    New Zealand
    Claudio Pizarro is one that came from a reasonably well of family there are a handfull of others

    Alvaro Ampuero, Saco Vertis, Schuller, Larrauri, Chemo Del Solar, Chino Pereda


    but yeah most came from lower middle class downwards
     
  19. epl2013fan

    epl2013fan New Member

    Aug 17, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Brazil, Brazil, Brazil, And Brazil................................................. there no doubt.
     
  20. jared9999

    jared9999 Member+

    Jan 3, 2005
    Pachuca, Hidalgo
    Club:
    Club América
    Country:
    Mexico
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  21. Guigs

    Guigs Member+

    Dec 9, 2011
    Club:
    Vasco da Gama Rio Janeiro
    That team plays that Olympic Final 10 times against the Brazil team they beat, and they would likely lose 8 out 10. Pointing out results really doesn't help the argument, because if there was a gun to your head and these teams were to play again but you had to pick 1 of them, you likely wouldn't pick against Brazil.
     
  22. jared9999

    jared9999 Member+

    Jan 3, 2005
    Pachuca, Hidalgo
    Club:
    Club América
    Country:
    Mexico
    wrong
     
  23. Guigs

    Guigs Member+

    Dec 9, 2011
    Club:
    Vasco da Gama Rio Janeiro
    Because you said so? Did you watch the game? 1 bone headed play for Brazil at the start decided that match. Brazil pressured all the way till the end almost scoring so many times. Brazil was the better team, Mexico was the winner. No doubts about that.
     
  24. jared9999

    jared9999 Member+

    Jan 3, 2005
    Pachuca, Hidalgo
    Club:
    Club América
    Country:
    Mexico
    No I didn`t watch the game :rolleyes:

    Brazil didn`t have a shot on goal until past the 30th minute and was an easy save for Corona. Neymar was nowhere to be found. Mexico had control of that game please.....
     
  25. Guigs

    Guigs Member+

    Dec 9, 2011
    Club:
    Vasco da Gama Rio Janeiro
    They had a scoring chance with Oscar right at the start of the game... it was cleared by the defense, also a couple of deflected shots which became corners and some headers out of bounds. The first shot on goal sure it was Oscar's shot around 20 minutes (not 30) into the game. And by then.. Mexico had 1 shot on goal and so did Brazil...

    Then they traded long distance shots while Brazil had more possession. At the end of the first half Brazil almost scored twice, with Oscar's pass intercepted which was going to have Damiao free, and then the Mexican GK making a save vs Damiao.

    On the second half Brazil was up to 15 shots while Mexico still had 3... Mexico had a total of 6 shots the whole game and 1 corner.. yeah they DOMINATED.. i didn't watch the game sure...

    Then Peralta had a set piece header for the second goal.. and Brazil went back into pressuring Mexico right after.

    They kept pressuring Mexico and eventually got the Goal from Hulk then Oscar missed a wide open header... he gets that header and you would be talking how great that final was....

    Yeah you really didn't watch the game. your comment of Mexico had control kind of proves it. Unless being pressured by your opponent the whole game giving up shots and close calls to the other team is a strategy. I can definitely see their coach coming towards the end of the game and yelling for their players

    GUYS GUYS!! LET OSCAR TAKE A FREE HEADER!! HE'LL BE OVER CONFIDENT AND MISS IT!! TRUST ME ON THIS ONE!!!
     

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