Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland was recently chosen as the 2020 Golden Boy award winner.
The Norwegian international has exploded onto the first team scene over the past year and he managed to score 44 goals in all competitions last season.
Before his move to Borussia Dortmund, Haaland was outstanding for RB Salzburg in the Austrian League and in the Champions League.
The young striker has started this season in sublime form as well and the 20 year old has scored 15 goals in 12 matches.
Haaland has beaten elite talents like Alphonso Davies and Ansu Fati to win the award. His Dortmund teammate Jadon Sancho and Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga finished in the top five as well.
Furthermore, Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden and Manchester United attacker Mason Greenwood were all named on the initial 20 man shortlist.
Other players from the Premier League include Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Haaland winning the award is hardly surprising. He has proven himself to be a world class talent and there is no doubt that he is the best 20 year old footballer in the world right now.
The Dortmund striker is already competing with world class players like Robert Lewandowski on a regular basis and he has the potential to develop into one of the superstars of his generation.
Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix won the award in 2019.
Top 5 players ranked in the Golden Boy 2020 standings
|1||Erling Haaland||Borussia Dortmund|
|3||Alphonso Davies||Bayern Munich|
|4||Jadon Sancho||Borussia Dortmund|
|7||Phil Foden||Manchester City|
|8||Dominik Szoboszlai||FC Salzburg|
|10||Vinicius Jr.||Real Madrid|