THE EFL have published data on the productivity of each Club in England, ranking Clubs on how many young players they see through their Academy and the development structure in reaching first-team football - with the Brewers making the top 15 out of the 72 EFL Clubs based on the past 3 seasons rankings.
The data ranked Burton Albion against three criteria; all 92 League Clubs (including Premier League), 72 EFL Clubs and Clubs in the same Academy category ranking as the Brewers (CAT 3), for the time periods of 12, 9, 6 and 3 years. The calculations for each time period only considers those players who have graduated within that timeframe.
The data has shown a considerable amount of progression for the Brewers in a 3 season ranking between 2016/17 - 2018/19, being placed 27th out of the 92 League Clubs, 15th out of the 72 EFL Clubs and 5th in Category 3.
Academy graduates have been key in Burton Albion’s progression, especially in more recent years, with Ben Fox, Matty Palmer and Marcus Harness in the overall top 3 of productivity points for Burton Albion. Current players and Academy graduates, Reece Hutchinson and Joe Sbarra are also amongst the more notable players to have earned a higher amount of productivity points.
Burton Albion Chairman, Ben Robinson MBE, said: “The statistics show that the club has always valued it’s youth programme and is a great inspiration to all the players and staff in the Academy.
“The Manager has provided an opportunity for those in the Academy and has given them the chance to show their potential, and these results reflect the hard work delivered by the Head of Academy Dan Robinson and his staff, in ensuring all their young players are ready to take the first team opportunities.”
Dan Robinson, Head of Academy, said: "We are all really proud of the progress we are making as a club in developing young players.
"It’s a credit to all our staff and especially the Gaffer (Nigel Clough), who will always give our young players an opportunity if they are good enough.
"It’s also great to see that through the productivity rating system, our progression against other clubs is recognised and is year on year improving!"
3 Season Comparison (2016/17 to 2018/19)
PL & EFL: 27th out of 92
EFL: 15th out of 72
Category 3: 5th
6 Season Comparison (2013/14 to 2018/19)
PL & EFL: 56th out of 92
EFL: 40th out of 72
Category 3: 13th
9 Season Comparison (2010/11 to 2018/19)
PL & EFL: 73rd out of 92
EFL: 53rd out of 72
Category 3: 29th
12 Season Comparison (2007/08 to 2018/19)
PL & EFL: 80th out of 92
EFL: 60th out of 72
Category 3: 35th