From across Spain, but made in Miralcamp
From across Spain, but made in Miralcamp

A hundred academy players come from 15 autonomous communities and 27 provinces across Spain to live in the José Manuel Llaneza Training Ground

Villarreal’s training ground is the birthplace of many promising players in Spanish and world football. Talents were forged there who today dazzle for the Submarine competing in LaLiga and in Europe, such as Yeremy Pino, Nico Jackson, Samu Chukwueze or Manu Morlanes and many of them, such as Álex Baena, Diego Collado, Sergio Lozano or Antonio Pacheco, who completed their entire stage of residence, from 12 to 18 years of age.

In fact, Villarreal C have several players who spent their entire teenage years at Miralcamp, such as Jorge Pascual, who recently made his debut with the first team in Turkey, as well as Sergio Hinojosa and Álex Jiménez, among others. In addition, two of the B team’s goalkeepers, Iker Álvarez and Filip Jorgensen, regulars in the first-team squad, also passed through the home of the Training Ground.

Now, new talents continue to be forged in the Yellows Academy while living at Miralcamp. Approximately a hundred players from up to 15 autonomous communities and 27 different provinces make up the small family.

Málaga, a mine of talent for the Submarine

A total of players from the province of Málaga live in the residence, including youth players such as Caden McLoughlin, an Irish youth international despite being born on the Costa del Sol, and Óscar Gallardo, among others.

A la provincia andaluza le sigue Alicante, de donde llegaron un total de nueve jugadores a la residencia, como ya hicieron el callosino Pacheco (Villarreal B) y el ilicitano Hinojosa (Villarreal C), que dieron recientemente el paso a la vida autónoma en sus viviendas. En el Juvenil A, milita Pablo Navarro, mientras que el Juvenil B cuenta con dos alicantinos en sus filas, David Pastor y Marcos González.

The Andalusian province is followed by Alicante, from where a total of nine players arrived at the residence, following the steps of Pacheco from Callosa (Villarreal B) and Hinojosa from Elche (Villarreal C), who recently took the step to independent life in their own homes. Pablo Navarro plays for the U19s (Juvenil A), while the U17s (Juvenil B) has two players from Alicante in its ranks, David Pastor and Marcos González.

Granada and Murcia, with seven players each province, complete the podium at the José Manuel Llaneza Training Ground’s residence. Granada’s Víctor Moreno is the leading exponent of his province at Miralcamp, competing in the División de Honor with the U19s and being an U18 international with Spain. Dani Budesca, another of the Yellows Academy’s top players, represents Murcia.

The only autonomous communities without young players in the residence are Extremadura and La Rioja, as well as the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla. However, Joaquín Saavedra ‘Bachu’ plays for the U19s.