Each year, Tuttosport awards the Golden Boy to the best player under 21 playing on the Old Continent. This year, Erling Braut Håland won.
It is an annual meeting always eagerly awaited by football fans in Europe. The Italian newspaper Tuttosport thus awards, each year, the Golden Boy, a trophy which rewards the best young player playing in Europe. In recent years, it has notably been won by João Félix (2019), Matthijs de Ligt (2018) or Kylian Mbappé (2017).
In the past, players of the caliber of Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba, Raheem Sterling, Cesc Fabregas, Wayne Rooney or Sergio Agüero had also won this award. This season again, there were some great contenders, since several of them have burst the screen all over Europe. And it was finally Erling Braut Håland who won, with his 33 goals in 34 games between January 18 and today. He will receive his trophy in Turin on December 14.
Ansu Fati comes second
Behind the Norwegian colossus, there are a lot of people, since the panel of experts who award the award placed Ansu Fati in second position. No need to dwell on the exploits of the young Spaniard, who will probably be able to claim the title in the coming years. The Barcelonan is also number 1 in the ranking of Internet users. Alphonso Davies, Bayern’s Canadian left-back, comes in third and completes the podium.
Borussia Dortmund put a second player at the top of the table with fourth-placed Jadon Sancho. It should be noted that Eduardo Camavinga, the only Frenchman who still appeared in the last cut of 20 players, comes in fifth position. However, he is not the only representative of Ligue 1, since the new Lille recruit Jonathan David brings up the rear, with a small point obtained. Mitchel Bakker was also in the last 20 names but did not receive a single vote.
The complete ranking
- Erling Braut Håland (Borussia Dortmund), 302 points
- Ansu Fati (FC Barcelona), 239 points
- Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich), 226 points
- Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund, 80 points
- Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes), 50 points
- Dejan Kulusevski (Juventus), 41 points
- Phil Foden (Manchester City), 36 points
- Dominik Szoboszlai (Salzburg), 13 points
- Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), 13 points
- Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid), 9 points
- Ferran Torres (Manchester City), 8 points
- Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), 7 points
- Sandro Tonali (Milan), 6 points
- Sergino Dest (FC Barcelona), 3 points
- Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax), 1 point
- Rodrygo (Real Madrid), 1 point
- Jonathan David (Lille), 1 point