Sheffield United F.C. Academy

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Sheffield United Academy
Sheffield United FC logo.svg
Full name Sheffield United Football Club Youth Academy
Nickname(s) The Blades, Red & White Wizards
Ground Shirecliffe Ground
Firshill Crescent
S4 7DW
Manager Travis Binnion
League Professional Development League 2
2013–14 Premier Academy League 2 North, 7th

Sheffield United Football Club Youth Academy are the youth team of Sheffield United. The Under-18 team play in Professional Development League 2.

The U18 team is the feeder team for the Reserves, where senior members of the team also make appearances. The Academy has also provided backup to the first team during player shortages. The Academy is currently run by Nick Cox.[1][2] Sheffield United's youth system was given Academy status in December 2002.[3] Sheffield United are one of the few clubs outside the top two tiers of English football to have Category 2 status Academy in the Elite Player Performance Plan.[4]

The team plays at the Shirecliffe Ground at Firshill Crescent.

Current squad[edit]

As of 3 July 2017.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Wales GK Jake Eastwood
England GK Hugo Warhurst
England DF Emmanuel Adebowale
Scotland DF Callum Semple
England DF Tom Charlesworth
England MF Danny Ramsey
England MF Oliver Greaves
No. Position Player
England MF Harvey Gilmour
England MF Jordan Hallam
England MF Nathanial Crofs
England FW Tyler Smith
England FW Brodie Litchfield
England FW Kimarni Smith
England FW Jake Wright
The Sheffield United F.C. Academy & Training ground at Shirecliffe

List of Academy managers[edit]

Name Nationality From To Notes
John Warnock and Ron Reid England England [5]
John Pemberton England England 23 March 2010 7 September 2012 [6][7]
Jamie Hoyland England England 25 September 2012 5 December 2012 [8][9]
Nick Cox England England 1 January 2013 12 May 2016


Notable Academy Graduates[edit]

Many players from the Sheffield United Academy go on to have careers in professional football, whether at Sheffield United or at other clubs. Current Sheffield United players are highlighted in green.

Phil Jagielka in his car
England International Phil Jagielka made over 250 appearances for United.
Phil Jagielka in his car
Defender Harry Maguire has made over 150 appearances.
Monty on the pitch
Midfielder Nick Montgomery made almost 400 appearances for United during a twelve-year spell.
Stephen Quinn during a match
Irish midfielder Stephen Quinn made over 250 appearances for United.
Walker playing for Tottenham Hotspur
Kyle Walker has played for the England national team.
Player Current Club Born International Honours Notes
Somalia Liban Abdi Norway Haugesund Somalia Burao
England Micky Adams Retired England Sheffield England Youth Former Manager
England Ben Algar England Sheffield FC England Dronfield -
England Jamie Annerson Free Agent England Sheffield England under-19
England James Ashmore Free Agent England Sheffield
England Frank Barlow Retired England Mexborough Former Assistant Manager
Republic of Ireland Aaron Barry Northern Ireland Derry City Republic of Ireland Dublin
England Alan Birchenall Retired England East Ham England under-23
England Connor Brown England Oldham Athletic England Sheffield
England Scott Boden Scotland Inverness CT England Sheffield
England Jordan Chapell England Chester England Sheffield
Northern Ireland Adam Chapman Wales Newport County England Doncaster Northern Ireland under-21
England Ryan Cresswell England Eastleigh England Rotherham
England Kevin Davies Retired England Sheffield Full England Cap
Republic of Ireland Connor Dimaio England Chesterfield England Chesterfield Ireland under-19
Italy Diego De Girolamo England Bristol City England Chesterfield Italy under-19
Northern Ireland Martin Donnelly Northern Ireland Cliftonville Northern Ireland Belfast Full Northern Ireland Cap
Barbados Jonathan Forte England Notts County England Sheffield Full Barbados Caps
Canada Ryan Gyaki Free Agent Canada Toronto Canada under-23
Republic of Ireland Matthew Harriott Free Agent England Luton
England Alan Hodgkinson Retired England Laughton-en-le-Morthen Full England Caps
England Evan Horwood England Chester England Billingham
England Kevan Hurst England Mansfield Town England Chesterfield
England Phil Jagielka England Everton England Sale Full England Caps
England Kingsley James England Macclesfield Town England Rotherham
England Mick Jones Retired England Worksop Full England Caps
England Joe Ironside England Nuneaton Town England Middlesbrough
England Terry Kennedy England Alfreton Town England Barnsley
England Otis Khan England Yeovil Town England Ashton-under-Lyne
England Nicky Law England Bradford City England Nottingham
England George Long England Oxford United (loan) England Sheffield England under-18
England Matthew Lowton England Burnley England Chesterfield
England Harry Maguire England Hull City England Sheffield England under-21
England Colin Marrison England Belper Town England Sheffield
Scotland Callum McFadzean Scotland Kilmarnock England Sheffield England under-16
England Kyle McFadzean England Burton Albion England Sheffield England C
England Jacob Mellis England Bury England Nottingham England under-19
Scotland Nick Montgomery Retired England Leeds Scotland Futures
England Kyle Naughton England Swansea City England Sheffield England under-21
England George Oghani Retired England Manchester
England Tony Philliskirk Retired England Sunderland
England Ben Purkiss England Port Vale England Sheffield
Republic of Ireland Keith Quinn Republic of Ireland Shelbourne Republic of Ireland Dublin
Republic of Ireland Stephen Quinn England Reading Republic of Ireland Clondalkin Full Ireland Caps
England Wayne Quinn Retired England Truro
England Louis Reed England Sheffield United England England
England Danny Reet Free Agent England Sheffield
Scotland Chris Robertson England AFC Wimbledon Scotland Dundee
England Jordan Robertson England Harrogate Town England Sheffield
England Phil Roe England Matlock Town England Chelmsford
England Ian Ross England Boston United England Sheffield
England Jordan Slew England Plymouth Argyle England Sheffield England under-19
England Billy Sharp England Sheffield United England Sheffield
England Graham Shaw Retired England Sheffield Full England Caps Deceased
England Jake Speight England Harrogate Town England Sheffield
Poland Ben Starosta England Nuneaton Town England Sheffield Poland under-20
Algeria Aymen Tahar Japan Sagan Tosu England Sheffield Algeria under-20
England Lee Thompson England Worksop Parramore England Sheffield
England Tyrone Thompson Retired England Sheffield
England Richard Tracey England Ossett Albion England Sheffield
England Nicky Travis England Matlock Town England Sheffield
England Michael Tonge England Stevenage England Manchester England under-21
England Kyle Walker England Manchester City England Sheffield Full England Caps
England Mark Ward England Belper Town F.C. England Sheffield
England Sam Wedgbury England Forest Green Rovers England Oldbury
England Alan Woodward Retired England Chapeltown
England Dane Whitehouse Retired England Sheffield
England Elliott Whitehouse England Lincoln City England Worksop
England Ben Whiteman England Sheffield United England Rochdale



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  2. ^ "Cautious Danny Wilson playing safe with Blades kids". The Sheffield Star. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "My kids are all right... we just need more time". Daily Mail. 4 December 2007. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Academy chief reveals Lane vision". The Sheffield Star. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sheffield United appoint new chief executive". Kick It Out. 28 September 2005. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Pemberton appointed". Sheffield United F.C. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Shield, James (7 September 2012). "Sheffield United's academy coach boss John Pemberton quits Blades". Sheffield Star. Johnston Press. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Academy make key appointments". sufc. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Hoyland leaves Academy". Sheffield United FC Official Website. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013.