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Reddit users picked the 100 best young players in world football in 2017, the list is scarily accurate

Reddit users picked the 100 best young players in world football in 2017, the list is scarily accurate

Some of the players have gone on to hit unbelievable heights

The list of 100 best players in world football picked by Reddit users in 2017 has proved to be very accurate.

Football fans around the globe always love to predict which players will become the next big thing in the world of football.

On many occasions, predictions are often wrong when looking back at them a few years down the line.

However, having looked at the list of the top 100 youth players picked by Reddit users back in 2017, there were some very good shouts.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was Kylian Mbappe who came out on top as the top-ranked youngster. Back then, the 18-year-old was already playing for Paris Saint Germain and was always destined for the top.

Following the Frenchman is Gianluigi Donarumma, the Italian goalkeeper is now the no.1 at PSG having won the Euros with his country.

In third place was Marco Asensio, who ended up winning three Champions Leagues with Real Madrid before moving to PSG this summer.


The likes of Marcus Rashford, Phil Foden, Trent Alexander Arnold, Martin Odegaard and Vinicius Jr were all selected in the list and all of them have gone on to be successful at their respective clubs.

However, there were also some picks that did not turn out to be clever.

For example, former Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn was ranked 26th. Despite being the club’s youngest-ever goal scorer back in 2016, he has failed to break through to the first time and was playing for Preston North End last season.


Some of the players who perhaps didn’t live up to the hype include the likes of Youri Tielemans, Kasper Dolberg, Ryan Sessegnon, Moussa Dembele and Harry Winks.

Here is the full list of 100.

  1. Kylian Mbappe, 18, ST, Paris Saint-Germain
  2. Gianluigi Donarumma, 18, GK, AC Milan
  3. Marco Asensio, 21, LW, Real Madrid
  4. Gabriel Jesus, 20, ST, Manchester City
  5. Leroy Sane, 21, LW/RW, Manchester City
  6. Ousmane Dembele, 20, LW/RW, Barcelona
  7. Timo Werner, 21, ST, RB Leipzig
  8. Marcus Rashford, 20, ST/LW, Manchester United
  9. Christian Pulisic, 19, LW/RW, Borussia Dortmund
  10. Youri Tielemans, 20, CM, AS Monaco
  11. Matthijs De Ligt, 18, CB, Ajax
  12. Dele Alli, 21, CAM/CF, Tottenham Hotspur
  13. Anthony Martial, 21, ST/LW, Manchester United
  14. Richarlison, 20, LW, Watford
  15. Kasper Dolberg, 20, ST, Ajax
  16. Wilfried Ndidi, 20, DM, Leicester City
  17. Andreas Christensen, 21, CB, Chelsea
  18. Gonçalo Guedes, 20, LW, Valencia (l/f PSG)
  19. Ryan Sessegnon, 17, LB/LW, Fulham
  20. Amadou Diawara, 20, DM/CM, Napoli
  21. Davinson Sanchez, 21, CB, Tottenham Hotspur
  22. Kieran Tierney, 20, LB, Celtic
  23. Moussa Dembele, 21, ST, Celtic
  24. Malcom, 20, RW, Bordeaux
  25. Harry Winks, 21, CM, Tottenham Hotspur
  26. Ben Woodburn, 18, LW, Liverpool
  27. Tammy Abraham, 20, ST, Swansea (l/f Chelsea)
  28. Angel Gomes, 17, CAM, Manchester United
  29. Kingsley Coman, 21, LW/RW, Bayern Munich
  30. Phil Foden, 17, CAM, Manchester City
  31. Breel Embolo, 20, ST, Schalke 04
  32. Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 21, CM, Crystal Palace (l/f Chelsea)
  33. Alexander Isak, 18, ST, Borussia Dortmund
  34. Trent Alexander-Arnold, 19, RB, Liverpool
  35. Jonathan Tah, 21, CB, Bayer Leverkusen
  36. Ruben Neves, 20, CM, Wolverhampton Wanderers
  37. Martin Ødegaard, 18, RW, Heerenveen (l/f R. Madrid)
  38. Mahmoud Dahoud, 21, CM, Borussia Dortmund
  39. Joe Gomez, 20, CB/RB, Liverpool
  40. Dani Ceballos, 21, CM, Real Madrid
  41. Jadon Sancho, 17, LW, Borussia Dortmund
  42. Tom Davies, 18, CM, Everton
  43. Julian Brandt, 21, LW, Bayer Leverkusen
  44. Niklas Süle, 21, CB, Bayern Munich
  45. Dominic Solanke, 20, ST, Liverpool
  46. Manuel Locatelli, 19, DM/CM, AC Milan
  47. Reiss Nelson, 17, LW/RW, Arsenal
  48. Lucas Torreira, 21, CM, Sampdoria
  49. Jesús Vallejo, 20, CB, Real Madrid
  50. Rhian Brewster, 17, ST, Liverpool
  51. Kai Havertz, 18, CAM, Bayer Leverkusen
  52. Malang Sarr, 18, CB, OGC Nice
  53. Lucas Hernández, 21, CB/LB, Atlético Madrid
  54. Houssem Aouar, 19, LW/RW, Olympique Lyonnais
  55. Benjamin Henrichs, 20, LB/RB, Bayer Leverkusen
  56. Franck Kessie, 20, CM, AC Milan
  57. Pablo Maffeo, 20, RB, Girona (l/f Manchester City)
  58. Marcus Edwards, 18, RW/CAM, Tottenham Hotspur
  59. Pietro Pellegri, 16, ST, Genoa
  60. Weston McKennie, 19, DM/CM, Schalke 04
  61. Jean-Kévin Augustin, 20, ST, RB Leipzig
  62. Patrick Cutrone, 19, ST, AC Milan
  63. Dayot Upamecano, 19, CB, RB Leipzig
  64. Patrick Schick, 20, ST, AS Roma
  65. Axel Tuanzebe, 19, CB, Manchester United
  66. Moise Kean, 17, ST/LW, Juventus
  67. Eddie Nketiah, 18, ST, Arsenal
  68. Federico Chiesa, 20, RW/LW, Fiorentina
  69. Justin Kluivert, 18, ST/LW, Ajax
  70. Carles Aleñá, 19, CM, Barcelona
  71. Ethan Ampadu, 17, CM, Chelsea
  72. Renato Sanches, 20, CM, Swansea (l/f Bayern Munich)
  73. Leon Bailey, 20, LW/RW, Leverkusen
  74. Alex Iwobi, 21, CAM/RW, Arsenal
  75. Wuliker Fariñez, 19, GK, Caracas
  76. Tim Weah, 17, ST, Paris Saint-Germain
  77. Vinícius Júnior, 17, LW, Flamengo (f/t R. Madrid)
  78. Tim Fosu-Mensah, 19, RB/DM, Crystal Palace (l/f M. United)
  79. Amine Gouiri, 17, ST, Olympique Lyonnais
  80. Alban Lafont, 18, GK, Toulouse
  81. Kelechi Iheanacho, 21, ST, Leicester City
  82. Reece Oxford, 18, CB, B. Monchengladbach (l/f West Ham)
  83. Giovanni Lo Celso, 21, CM/CAM, Paris Saint-Germain
  84. Jann-Fiete Arp, 17, ST, Hamburger SV
  85. Enes Ünal, 20, ST, Levante UD (l/f Villareal)
  86. Theo Hernández, 20, LB/LW, Real Madrid
  87. Achraf Hakimi, 19, RB, Real Madrid
  88. Rodrigo Bentacur, 20, CM, Juventus
  89. Dan-Axel Zagadou, 18, CB, Borussia Dortmund
  90. Jose Juan Macias, 18, ST, Chivas
  91. Patrick Roberts, 20, RW, Celtic (l/f Manchester City)
  92. Juan Foyth, 19, CB, Tottenham Hotspur
  93. Douglas Luiz, 19, DM/CM, Girona (l/f Manchester City)
  94. Josh Onomah, 20, CM/CAM, Aston Villa (l/f Tottenham)
  95. Kyle Walker-Peters, 20, RB, Tottenham Hotspur
  96. Mikel Oyarzabal, 20, LW/CAM, Real Sociedad
  97. Allan Saint-Maximin, 20, RW, OGC Nice
  98. Diogo Dalot, 18, RB, FC Porto
  99. Ben Chilwell, 20, LB, Leicester City
  100. Arthur, 20, DM, Gremio
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