Footballers are often best remembered for what they do on the pitch, whether it be a devastating 30-yard strike, and inch-perfect through ball, a perfectly timed slide tackle, or a breathtaking fingertip save.
However, none of that would be possible without the work put in on the training ground. The efforts behind the scenes often goes unnoticed, but it’s in practice where players develop into superstars.
Here are some of the world’s most impressive training grounds.
St. George’s Park opened for the England national team in 2013. This action was quickly proceeded by the miserable failures at the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016. But hey, it looks pretty from the outside, and then the women’s team made consecutive World Cup semi-finals. And the men’s team made the 2018 World Cup semis. So.
8. Etihad Campus
6. Chennaiyin FC
Sure, the grass looks like something out of Sunday League, but those palm trees more than make up for it.
4. Power Training Complex
2. Guangzhou Evergrande Academy