Southampton quiz: Where did these St. Mary's stars begin their careers?

Southampton's Virgil van Dijk celebrates scoring their first goal

Southampton have produced copious big-name talents down the years, while they’ve purchased some real gems in the transfer market as well. 

The Saints’ academy programme is renowned for consistently generating stars of the future.

Players like Gareth Bale, Alan Shearer, Matt Le Tissier and Theo Walcott all came through Southampton’s youth setup before going onto greatness – whether on the south coast or elsewhere.

And those talents were often supplemented by shrewd additions in the transfer market, like Virgil van Dijk, Adam Lallana, Graziano Pelle and Jose Fonte. 

Fonte joined the club in League One but went on to win Euro 2016 as an important member of Portugal’s squad, while van Dijk helped turn Liverpool into title winners after leaving St. Mary’s.

But can you remember where some of Southampton’s best purchases actually started their footballing careers?

GIVEMESPORT has produced a quiz to test your knowledge on where it all began for these 15 former St. Mary’s stars. 

Why don’t you have a crack below and see if you can get full marks?

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