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The Final Top 20 For The 2019 Golden Boy Has Been Revealed

The Final Top 20 For The 2019 Golden Boy Has Been Revealed

The final 20 list of nominees for the 2019 Golden Boy award have been revealed.

The prestigious award, ran by Italian outlet Tuttosport, is given to the leading under 21 talent in a top European league and the latest batch of names includes several of the most exciting youngsters in world football.

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Matthias de Ligt is aiming to retain the award after claiming it in 2018 but he faces stern competition from Portugal hot-shot Joao Felix, Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior and England trio Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount and Phil Foden.

Red Bull Salzburg striker Erling Braut Haaland, who has scored 19 goals already this season, is also in the running along with Everton's Moise Kean, Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz, Arsenal's Matteo Guendouzi, Barcelona's Ansu Fati, Roma's Nicolo Zaniolo and AC Milan.

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Here is the list in full:

Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus, Holland)

Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich, Canada)

Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan, Italy)

Ansu Fati (Barcelona, Spain)

Phil Foden (Man City, England)

Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal, France)

Erling Haaland (RB Salzburg, Norway)

Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany)

Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid, Portugal)

Dejan Joveljic (Eintracht Frankfurt, Serbia)

Moise Kean (Everton, Italy)

Kang-in Lee (Valencia, South Korea)

Andrij Oleksiyovych (Valladolid, Ukraine)

Donyell Malen (PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands)

Mason Mount (Chelsea, England)

Rodrygo (Real Madrid, Brazil)

Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund, England)

Ferran Torres (Valencia, Spain)

Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid, Brazil)

Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma, Italy)

A star-studded list of past winners includes Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas Rafael van der Vaart, Anderson, Alexandre Pato, Mario Balotelli, Sergio Aguero, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Isco, Mario Balotelli, Raheem Sterling, Renato Sanches and Kylian Mbappe.

Who do you think you pick up this year's prize?

Sound off in the comments.

Topics: Phil Foden, Mason Mount, Football News, Vinicius Junior, Matthijs de Ligt, Football, Golden Boy

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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