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A wealth of professional footballers played district football as a youngster, including many who have gone on to represent their country, play abroad and lift silverware. Pictured are just some of the famous names from the world of football who pulled on a district jersey during their time at school. 

A few of those who have played schools' football include:

  • Eniola Aluko (Kings Norton) - Birmingham City, Chelsea, Juventus and England 

  • Daniel Sturridge (Aston) - Chelsea, Liverpool and England 

  • Darius Vassell (Erdington and Saltley) - Aston Villa, Manchester City and England 

  • Darren Moore (Aston) - WBA, Derby County and Jamaica 

  • Gabby Agbonlahor (Erdington and Saltley) - Aston Villa and England 

  • Gary Shaw (Erdington and Saltley) - Aston Villa; European Cup Winner 1982

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