Real Madrid Achraf the latest to leave
Achraf Hakimi is the latest academy graduate to fly the nest at Real Madrid.
The now Inter full-back is one of several high profile youngsters to earn Los Blancos a healthy profit after coming through La Fabrica.
We’ve put together an XI of La Fabrica graduates who have gone on to have successful careers away from the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Santiago Canizares: The goalkeeper spent four seasons at Real Madrid after spells away at Elche, Merida and Celta Vigo. After Los Blancos’ Champions League win in 1998, he left for Valencia.
Juanfran: The right-back left Real Madrid for Osasuna after a loan at Espanyol and was a big hit at El Sadar. From there, he moved on to play for Atletico Madrid, where he became a club legend under Diego Simeone.
Jose Garcia Calvo: Having had a lack of game time at the Bernabeu, the centre-back left for Real Valladolid in 1997 and would go on to sign for Atletico Madrid in 2001.
Diego Llorente: He came right up through the ranks at La Fabrica before leaving the club in 2015 after making his first team debut. After spells at Rayo Vallecano and Malaga, he’s now at Real Sociedad.
Julio Llorente: Marcos Llorente’s uncle left Real Madrid after two years of limited opportunities in the first team. He went on to have a successful career at Tenerife.
Marcos Llorente: Atletico paid 40 million euros to bring the midfielder to the Wanda Metropolitano last summer. He’s relished a new attacking role in the team under Simeone.
Dani Parejo: The current Valencia captain arrived at Mestalla in 2011 via QPR and Getafe after leaving Real Madrid.
Jose Luis Caminero: A very versatile player in his time, Caminero enjoyed success first at Valladolid and then Atletico during their double-wining campaign under Radomir Antic.
Juan Mata: The former Real Oviedo youngster was one of the most promising talents in the Real Madrid academy during his time there. However, in 2007, he left for Valencia and hasn’t looked back since, thriving at Mestalla and in the Premier League with Chelsea and Manchester United.
Miguel Pardeza: A member of the Quinta del Buitre alongside Manolo Sanchis, Martin Vazquez, Michel and Emilio Butragueno while at Real Madrid, Pardeza left on loan for Real Zaragoza in 1985 before signing permanently in 1987.
Alvaro Morata: After a youth career that was shared between Real Madrid, Getafe and Atletico, the forward broke into the first team under Jose Mourinho. In 2014, he left for Juventus but returned to Madrid in 2016. After just one season back in LaLiga Santander, Morata was on the move again, this time to Chelsea, before ending up back at Atletico in January 2019.
This XI doesn’t even include the likes of Santiago Aragon, Jose Manuel Jurado, Alfonso Perez, Juanmi, Victor Sanchez del Amo, Borja Valero, Alvaro Negredo, Roberto Soldado or Pablo Sarabia.
Jese Rodriguez was a strange case as he was such a revered talent during his time at Real Madrid.
The forward broke into the first team under Carlo Ancelotti, despite the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale, but never really flourished.
He ended up leaving for Paris Saint-Germain in 2016, where he’s been loaned out to Las Palmas, Stoke, Real Betis and Sporting CP.