‘Golden Boy’ Award: List of 40 Nominations for 2020

Top Six contenders for Golden Boy 2020 award

Forty were shortlisted from top European leagues for Golden Boy 2020. The Golden Boy award is given by sports journalists to a young footballer playing in Europe perceived to have been the most impressive during a calendar year. The award was created by Italian newspaper Tuttosport in 2003. All players born after 1 January 2000 are eligible to participate.

Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix won last year’s award, while past winners also include Lionel MessiPaul Pogbaand Kylian Mbappé. 

NamePositionTeamCountryAgeMarket Value
Marco Carnesecchi Goal-keeper  Atalanta Italy  20 years   €2.1M
Mitchel Bakker  Left Back  PSG Netherlands  20 years   €900k
Alphonso Davies  Left Back  Bayern Munich Canada  19 years   €60M
Michal Karbownik  Left Back  Legia Warsaw Poland  19 years   €6M
Benoît Badiashile Centre Back  Monaco France  19 years   €20M
Ozan Kabak Centre Back  Schalke 04 Turkey  20 years   €29M
Tanguy Nianzou Centre Back  Bayern Munich France  18 years   €11M
Neco Williams Right Back  Liverpool Wales  19 years   €4M
Sergiño Dest Right Back  Ajax USA  19 years   €18M
Tomás Esteves Right Back  Porto Portugal 18 years   €8M
Tomás Tavares Right Back  Benfica  Portugal  19 years   €7.5M
Eduardo Camavinga Defensive Midfield  Rennes  France  17 years   €37.5M
Sandro Tonali Defensive Midfield  AC Milan  Italy  20 years   €32M
Marley Aké Left Winger  Marseille  France  19 years   €1.3M
Ansu Fati Left Winger  Barcelona  Spain  17 years   €50M
Callum Hudson-Odoi Left Winger  Chelsea  England  19 years   €31.5M
Bukayo Saka Left Winger  Arsenal  England  19 years   €35M
Christos Tzolis Left Winger  Salonika  Greece  18 years   €400k
Vinícius Júnior Left Winger  Real Madrid  Brazil  20 years   €45M
Marcos Antônio Central Midfield  Shakhtar  Brazil  20 years   €5M
Phil Foden Central Midfield  Manchester City  England  20 years   €40M
Ryan Gravenberch Central Midfield  Ajax Netherlands  18 years   €11M
Dominik Szoboszlai Central Midfield  Salzburg Hungary  19 years   €25M
Dejan Kulusevski Right Winger  Juventus  Sweden  20 years   €40M
Rafael Camacho Right Winger  Sporting  Portugal  20 years   €4M
Rodrygo Right Winger  Real Madrid  Brazil  19 years   €45M
Jadon Sancho Right Winger  Borussia Dortmund  England  20 years   €117M
Ferran Torres Right Winger  Manchester City  Spain  20 years   €45M
Adil Aouchiche Attacking Midfield  Saint-Étienne  France  18 years   €5.4M
Rayan Cherki Attacking Midfield  Lyon  France  17 years   €18M
Jonathan David Attacking Midfield  Lille  Canada  20 years   €25M
Mohamed Ihattaren Attacking Midfield  PSV Netherlands  18 years   €20M
Mason Greenwood Centre Forward Manchester United  England  18 years   €45M
Myron Boadu Centre Forward Alkmaar Netherlands  19 years   €18M
Dennis Borkowski Centre Forward RB Leipzig  Germany  18 years   €300k
Sebastiano Esposito Centre Forward Inter  Italy  18 years   €9M
Fábio Silva Centre Forward Wolverhampton  Portugal  18 years   €12M
Amine Gouiri Centre Forward Nice  France  20 years   €7M
Erling Haaland Centre Forward Borussia Dortmund  Norway  20 years   €72M
Vladyslav Supryaga Centre Forward Dynamo Kyiv  Ukraine  20 years   €7M