The final shortlist for the 2020 Golden Boy award has been announced.
The 20-man shortlist includes Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland, who are considered by many pundits as the front runners for the award.
Sancho came second in the 2019 edition while Haaland came in fourth.
The list also includes Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich), Ansu Fati (Barcelona), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) and Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes).
The Golden Boy award is given to the most impressive young footballer playing in Europe during a calendar year. All nominees are under the age of 21.
Tuttosport, an Italian sports newspaper, came up with the award in 2003. The first player to win it was Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart.
Other winners of the award include Lionel Messi (2005), Mario Balotelli (2010), Paul Pogba (2013), and Kylian Mbappe (2017).
The award was last won by Atletico Madrid and Portugal forward João Félix.
Golden Boy 2020 final shortlist:
Mitchel Bakker – PSG
Eduardo Camavinga – Rennes
Jonathan David – Lille
Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munich
Sergino Dest – Barcelona
Fábio Silva – Wolverhampton
Ansu Fati – Barcelona
Phil Foden – Manchester City
Ryan Gravenberch – Ajax
Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund
Mason Greenwood – Manchester United
Callum Hudson-Odoi – Chelsea
Bukayo Saka – Arsenal
Dejan Kulusevski – Juventus
Rodrygo – Real Madrid
Jadon Sancho – Borussia Dortmund
Dominik Szoboszlai – Red Bull Salzburg
Sandro Tonali – Milan
Ferrán Torres – Manchester City
Vinícius Junior – Real Madrid
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