One might think that Bacup in Lancashire is more famous for Victorian houses and the great moors rather than football, however, we are mistaken.  Bacup in Lancashire leads the way for the top places for producing Premier League footballers based on the population size.

From researching all the 557 Premier League players registered this season, the ticket comparison website, Fan Seats, have calculated that the town with a population of just 13,500 is champion at producing top-flight footballers.

Two players born in Bacup currently play for a Premier League team, Marc Pugh (AFC Bournemouth) and Matty James (Leicester City) respectively. With this, the town has produced a Premier League player for every 6,750 people, with Leyton in East London coming a close second.

Outside of London, Liverpool and London lead the way in terms of total Premier League players produced with 8 currently registered in the top flight.   

 Fact: Bacup has produced a Premier League Player for every 6750 people.

Rank

Premier League Players

Place of Birth

Population

Players Per Population

1

2

Bacup

13500

6750

2

2

Leyton

14000

7000

3

2

Stevenage

87,100

43550

4

2

Hastings

92,200

46100

5

5

Southampton

254,300

50860

6

8

Liverpool

484,600

60575

7

5

Wandsworth

316,100

63220

8

2

Preston

141,800

70900

9

4

Stockport

290,600

72650

10

2

Bedford

168,800

84400

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We hope you like our findings and look forward to the next star being produced from the town.  Full infographic found here:

Where Are Premier League Players Born

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