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Sixteen UEFA Youth League graduates

Published: Tuesday 4 April 2017, 18.00CET
What have Alex Iwobi, Kingsley Coman, Leroy Sané, Marcus Rashford and Munir El Haddadi got in common? They have all displayed their talents in the UEFA Youth League.
Sixteen UEFA Youth League graduates
Leroy Sané has become a key player for Manchester City this season ©AFP/Getty Images
 
Published: Tuesday 4 April 2017, 18.00CET

Sixteen UEFA Youth League graduates

What have Alex Iwobi, Kingsley Coman, Leroy Sané, Marcus Rashford and Munir El Haddadi got in common? They have all displayed their talents in the UEFA Youth League.

As the UEFA Youth League nears the end of its fourth season, UEFA.com selects 16 players for whom the competition provided a platform to showcase their talents.

Alex Iwobi (Arsenal, forward)
UEFA Youth League appearances/goals: 15/4
Competition debut: 18 September 2013 v Marseille
First-team debut: 27 October 2015 v Sheffield Wednesday
UEFA Champions League debut: 4 November 2015 v Bayern München
Senior international debut: 8 October 2015, Nigeria v DR Congo

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Aleksandr Golovin (CSKA Moskva, midfielder)
UEFA Youth League appearances/goals: 12/3
Competition debut: 17 September 2013 v Bayern München
First-team debut: 24 September 2014 v Khimik Dzerzhinsk
UEFA Champions League debut: 3 November 2015 v Manchester United
Senior international debut: 7 June 2015, Russia v Belarus

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Borja Mayoral (Real Madrid, forward)
UEFA Youth League appearances/goals: 14/15
Competition debut: 16 September 2014 v Basel
First-team debut: 31 October 2015 v Las Palmas

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Breel Embolo (Basel, Schalke, forward)
UEFA Youth League appearances/goals: 4/0
Competition debut: 18 September 2013, Chelsea v Basel
First-team debut: 13 March 2014, Basel v Salzburg, UEFA Europa League round of 16
UEFA Champions League debut: 16 September 2014, Real Madrid v Basel
Senior international debut: 31 March 2015, Switzerland v United States

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Fedor Chalov (CSKA Moskva, forward)
UEFA Youth League appearances/goals: 11/6
Competition debut: 15 September 2015 v Wolfsburg
First-team debut: 21 September 2016 v Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
UEFA Champions League debut: 22 November 2016 v Bayer Leverkusen

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José Gomes (Benfica, forward)
UEFA Youth League appearances/goals: 9/8
Competition debut: 15 September 2015 v Astana
First-team debut: 9 September 2016 v Arouca
UEFA Champions League debut: 28 September 2016 v Napoli

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Justin Kluivert (Ajax, winger)
UEFA Youth League appearances/goals: 7/1
Competition debut: 15 March 2016 v Chelsea
First-team debut: 15 January 2017 v Zwolle
UEFA Europa League debut: 16 February 2017 v Legia Warszawa

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Kingsley Coman (Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Bayern München, winger)
UEFA Youth League appearances/goals: 6/1
Competition debut: 2 October 2013, Paris v Benfica
First-team debut: 17 February 2013, Sochaux v Paris
UEFA Champions League debut: 24 February 2015, Juventus v Borussia Dortmund
Senior international debut: 13 November 2015, France v Germany

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Leroy Sané (Schalke, Manchester City, midfielder)
UEFA Youth League appearances/goals: 12/4
Competition debut: 18 September 2013, Schalke v Steaua Bucureşti
First-team debut: 20 April 2014, Stuttgart v Schalke
UEFA Champions League debut: 10 March 2015, Real Madrid v Schalke
Senior international debut: 13 November 2015, France v Germany

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Lucas Hernández (Atlético Madrid, defender)
UEFA Youth League appearances/goals: 16/1
Competition debut: 18 September 2013 v Zenit
First-team debut: 3 December 2014 v Hospitalet
UEFA Champions League debut: 15 March 2016 v PSV Eindhoven

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Marcus Rashford (Manchester United, forward)
UEFA Youth League appearances/goals: 5/3
Competition debut: 15 September 2015 v PSV Eindhoven
First-team debut: 25 February 2016 v Midtjylland
UEFA Europa League debut: as above
Senior international debut: 27 May 2016, England v Australia

Marcus Rashford's dream Manchester United debut

Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax, defender)
UEFA Youth League appearances/goals: 10/2
Competition debut: 30 September 2015 v Schalke
First-team debut: 21 September 2016 v Willem II
UEFA Europa League debut: 24 November 2016 v Panathinaikos
Senior international debut: 25 March 2017, Bulgaria v Netherlands

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Munir El Haddadi (Barcelona, forward)
UEFA Youth League appearances/goals: 10/11
Competition debut: 17 September 2013 v Ajax
First-team debut: 24 August 2014 v Elche
UEFA Champions League debut: 17 September 2014 v APOEL
Senior international debut: 8 September 2014, Spain v FYR Macedonia

Watch Munir El Haddadi's stunner from the halfway line in the 2014 UEFA Youth League final

Renato Sanches (Benfica, Bayern Munchen, midfielder)
UEFA Youth League appearances/goals: 8/1
Competition debut: 16 September 2014, Benfica v Zenit
First-team debut: 30 October 2015, Tondela v Benfica
UEFA Champions League debut: 25 November 2015, Astana v Benfica
Senior international debut: 25 March 2016, Portugal v Bulgaria

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea, midfielder)
UEFA Youth League appearances/goals: 14/0
Competition debut: 18 September 2013 v Basel
First-team debut: 10 December 2014 v Sporting CP
UEFA Champions League debut: as above

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Viktor Kovalenko (Shakhtar Donetsk, midfielder)
UEFA Youth League appearances/goals: 16/6
Competition debut: 17 September 2013 v La Real
First-team debut: 27 October 2014 v Poltava
UEFA Champions League debut: 15 September 2015 v Real Madrid
Senior international debut: 24 March 2016, Ukraine v Cyprus

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Last updated: 04/04/17 18.08CET

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