Top 5 footballers who have won the Golden Boy Award

As youngsters entering the Sport, everyone wants to dominate and have the spotlight on them with their performances and ability to win matches on their own. But it is only those who work extremely hard and keep showing improvement in their play along with the attitude of winning that take the cake and the cherry on top.
The Golden Boy is the award given by the sports journalists to a young performer under the age of 21 who is playing in Europe and been spectacular with his performances in the calender year.
Every young footballer dreams of getting his hands on this award and try their level best to captivate imaginations at such a young age.
The award was first given out in 2003 but we will be talking about the top 5 players who have received this award in recent times.
ImageThe Frenchman was bestowed with this honour in 2013 when playing for Juventus. The creativity, passing and ability to win crucial duals was highlighted very early during his performances and he has only elevated since then. Pogba won 4 consecutive Serie A titles as well as two Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italia trophies during his time with the Old Lady.
He has been playing at Manchester United since 2016 and has been a very influential player in their set up under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
ImageThe young Frenchman who has become a world beater today won this award in 2017 for his performances.
In the 2016/17 season, Mbappé scored 26 goals and provided 14 assists in 44 appearances across all competitions for Monaco to win the top prize.
A talismatic striker for France and Paris Saint Germain, who also holds the record for being the youngest ever player to score in a World Cup final when he scored in the 4-2 win against Croatia in 2018.
ImageThe Netherlands center back won the Golden award in 2018 for his exploits at Ajax. The defensive capabilities and strong hold up play coupled with his sharp mind and strong passing was the reason he was given the honour at such a young age.
He currently plays for Juventus where he is living up to his reputation as one of the best center backs in world football.
ImageThe Portuguese youngster won the coveted honour in 2019 for his amazing performances at Benfica. He is known for his speed, finishing and creativity which made him a world beater at such a young age.
His current club is Atlético Madrid, where Simeone believes in his skills and hopes he can fetch them the La Liga title this season.
The Norwegian enigma has lit up world football with his consistent performances and striking ability to take Borussia Dortmund back to the top.
He won the Golden Boy award in 2020 for his exploits at Borussia Dortmund and his national side, Norway.
Erling Haaland is the 2nd highest scorer in the Bundesliga this season as we speak.
The kid is an absolute beast in front of goal and his clean technique of finishing is almost like a painting which hits you in the most beautiful manner.


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