Kane - Ridgeway Rovers, Arsenal (released after 1 year for being "a bit chubby" and "not very athletic"), cut at Tottenham on trial, back to Ridgeway Rovers, Watford, then finally Tottenham at 16. Rashford - Fletcher Moss Rangers, Manchester United at 7 Dele Alli - MK Dons at 11, debut at 16 in FA Cup, league debut was in League One Sterling - Alpha & Omega (four years), Queens Park Rangers (seven years), Liverpool at 16 (debut at 18) Henderson - Sunderland at 8 and pro at 18 (10 years, in EPL 60% of the time), Liverpool at 21 Dier - Sporting CP debut with B at 18, Everton (loan), Tottenham at 20 Rose - Leeds United (joined at 15), Tottenham at 17 and debut at 20 Smalling - Walderslade Boys, Lordswood, Millwall at 13, Maidstone United at 17, Fulham at 19, Manchester United at 21 Cahill - AFC Dronfield until 15, Aston Villa at 15, loaned to Burnley and Sheffield United, Bolton at 23, Chelsea at 27 Walker - Sheffield United from 7 to 18, Tottenham at 19, loaned to Sheffield United, QPR, and Aston Villa, then Manchester City at 27 Pickford - Sunderland from 8 to 17 (loaned to Darlington, Alfreton Town, Burton Albion, Carlisle United, Bradford City, and Preston North End), then Everton at 23 There was a better breakdown of it on Twitter during the World Cup. This is one I concocted though. Rashford, Henderson, Pickford all spent major time at EPL clubs (or clubs that spent most of their time in EPL). That's 3 of 11. What sticks out is the non-major academies that are in their playing careers. No one needs to be at pro academies from 10 on. It guarantees nothing. Kids just need to play, and they need tested. Some of these guys spend major time with Sunday League sides playing with/against men from an early age that's so beneficial for development.