These are the 20 best young soccer players on the planet right now

Jadon Sancho is one of the favorites for this year’s award.

The “Golden Boy” award, established by Italian sports newspaper Tuttosport in 2003, is the prize given to the best footballer under the age of 21 in Europe each year.
Its previous winners include Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, and most recently Matthijs de Ligt. This year’s winner will be announced in December. 
The shortlist has been cut down to a final 20, all of whom are listed below.
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The “Golden Boy” award is one of the most prestigious individual prizes in European football.

The award was established by Italian sports newspaper Tuttosport in 2003 and voted for by journalists and the public. It is presented to the player under the age of 21 adjudged to have had the most impressive calendar year.

Previous winners include Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, and most recently, Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt, who scooped the award in 2018.

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The young Juventus star is up for the coveted trophy, with the winner announced in December. However, he faces serious competition if he is to become the only player to win it twice in a row.

Jadon Sancho, Joao Felix, and Vinicius Junior are three of the star-studded names to make the final 20.

Keep scrolling for the updated list.

Alphonso Davies — FC Bayern Munich/Canada

Age: 18

Position: Winger

Davies has begun to establish himself as a regular feature at Bayern Munich this season, making four appearances and scoring one goal.

Matthijs de Ligt — Juventus/Netherlands

Age: 20

Position: Defender

Last year’s winner, De Ligt’s impressive 2018/19 campaign with Ajax earned him an $84.3 million move to Juventus in the summer, where …read more

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