Since moving to Pride Park Stadium in the summer of 1997, Derby County has had a number of players progress through its Academy set-up and into the first team.

Below, you will find an up to date list of those players to make the grade…

Steve Elliott

Year Graduated: 1997
First Team Debut: 16th September 1997 against Southend


Adam Murray

Year Graduated: 1998
First Team Debut: 17th April 1999 against West Ham


Chris Riggott

Year Graduated: 1999
First Team Debut: 14th May 2000 against Chelsea


Ian Evatt

Year Graduated: 1999
First Team Debut: 19th May 2001 against Ipswich


Lee Grant

Year Graduated: 2000
First Team Debut: 7th September 2002 against Burnley


Pablo Mills

Year Graduated: 2002
First Team Debut: 14th December 2002 Against Brighton & Hove Albion


Lee Camp

Year Graduated: 2002
First Team Debut: 26th April 2003 against Walsall


Marcus Tudgay

Year Graduated: 2002
First Team Debut: 13th August 2002 against Gillingham


Lee Holmes

Year Graduated: 2002
First Team Debut: 26th December 2002 against Grimsby Town


Tom Huddlestone

Year Graduated: 2003
First Team Debut: 9th August 2003 against Stoke City


Nathan Doyle

Year Graduated: 2003
First Team Debut: 1st November 2003 against Preston North End


Lewin Nyatanga

Year Graduated: 2005
First Team Debut: 24th August 2005


Giles Barnes

Year Graduated: 2005
First Team Debut: 24th August 2005 against Grimsby Town


Miles Addison

Year Graduated: 2006
First Team Debut: 17th April 2006 against Hull City


Mark O’Brien

Year Graduated: 2010
First Team Debut: 3rd May 2009 against Watford


Callum Ball

Year Graduated: 2010
First Team Debut: 2nd May 2010 against Cardiff City


Jeff Hendrick

Year Graduated: 2010
First Team Debut: 23rd April 2011 against Burnley


Mason Bennett

Year Graduated: 2011
First Team Debut: 22nd October 2011 against Middlesbrough


Will Hughes

Year Graduated: 2011
First Team Debut: 5th November 2011 against Peterborough United


Kwame Thomas

Year Graduated: 2014
First Team Debut: 29th November 2014 against Leeds United


Jamie Hanson

Year Graduated: 2014
First Team Debut: 14th March 2015 against Norwich City


Jonathan Mitchell

Year Graduated: 2015
First Team Debut: Saturday 9th January 2016 against Hartlepool United


Max Lowe

Year Graduated: 2016
First Team Debut: Tuesday 23rd August 2016 against Carlisle United


Timi Max-Elsnik

Year Graduated: 2016
First Team Debut: Tuesday 23rd August 2016 against Carlisle United


Charles Vernam

Year Graduated: 2017
First Team Debut: Saturday 7th January 2017 against West Bromwich Albion


Kellan Gordon

Year Graduated: 2017
First Team Debut: Tuesday 22nd August 2017 against Grimsby Town


Max Bird

Year Graduated: 2017
First Team Debut: Tuesday 12th September 2017 against Barnsley


Callum Guy

Year Graduated: 2017
First Team Debut: Tuesday 12th September 2017 against Barnsley


Luke Thomas

Year Graduated: 2017
First Team Debut: Tuesday 21st November 2017 against Queens Park Rangers


Jayden Bogle

Year Graduated: 2018
First Team Debut: Tuesday 14th August 2018 against Oldham Athletic