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What is the Home Grown Player rule?

The Premier League welcomes overseas players but remains aware of the need to sustain the development of home-grown talent.

Some of the world's biggest football stars compete in the Barclays Premier League, and while there are benefits in having overseas players in the competition, it is vital long-term youth policies are not affected.

Talented individuals can be role models for children and the more skillful players there are in the Barclays Premier League, wherever they are from, the better.

To ensure that Premier League Clubs continue to produce top home-grown talent, the 20 Clubs introduced a Home Grown Player rule from the start of the 2010/11 campaign. Clubs cannot name more than 17 non home grown players aged over 21. For example some clubs will have a squad list of 23 because they may have 17 over 21 non home grown players.

Visit the 'Squad' section within your selected club's profile to view its Home Grown and U21 players.


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