Figures for the how many 'homegrown' players each Premier League team have in their first-team squad have been revealed (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images for Premier League)

Where Newcastle United rank in homegrown players produced for the first team compared to Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City

Football fans love to see ‘homegrown’ players making their mark on the first-team - and new research has shown who are the best and worst at producing homegrown talent.

By Joe Buck
Thursday, 9th September 2021, 1:22 pm

Every football fan has dreamed of playing for their club.

Most Newcastle United fans dream of scoring at the Gallowgate or scoring at Wembley to win the FA Cup, however, very few actually get to live those dreams.

And in recent years, to the naked eye, it can appear that Newcastle have stalled in their production of ‘homegrown’ first-team players.

But, is this true? Does the data provided below agree with that perception?

Research, conducted by, has calculated the number of ‘homegrown’ players in each Premier League first-team squad - and it makes for fascinating reading.

Note: A ‘homegrown’ player is any player that has trained with the club for at least three years before their 21st birthday.

Here, we have listed the clubs from worst to best in their production of ‘homegrown’ talents:

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