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25-Man Shortlist For 2017 Golden Boy Award Revealed

25-Man Shortlist For 2017 Golden Boy Award Revealed

By David Kappel - Sep 19, 2017 02:56 PM @kappilinho

The 25-man shortlist for the 2017 Golden Boy award has been released, and it features players from Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, among others, as well as the second most expensive player ever.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see who the favourites for the award are.

Italian newspaper Tuttosport, who founded the award in 2003, have announced their annual shortlist of the best young footballers under the age of 21.

Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford, who finished in second spot behind Renato Sanches last year, has been nominated once again, and is one of six Premier League players on the list.

Other high-profile names include Ousmane Dembele, who joined FC Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund for an initial fee of €105 million (R1.66 billion) during the recent transfer window, PSG's Kylian Mbappe and Real Madrid left back Theo Hernandez.

Mbappe is one of the strong favourites for the award after shining for Monaco last season, with 26 goals and 14 assists during that campaign.

Here is the complete 25-man shortlist:

Read: Mbappe Names His 3 Idols, Snubs Messi

The winner will be chosen by a panel of 30 journalists, and will be announced in October.

Who do you think has been the best U21 player in 2017 so far? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Thapza@K4l Sep 19, 2017 09:00 PM
This one is obvious
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Dancle Sep 19, 2017 06:01 PM
Mbappe already
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lulikho Sep 19, 2017 04:54 PM
Mbappe...
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Makarios Sep 19, 2017 04:49 PM
It's written Mbappe already.
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Sanchez Alexis Sep 19, 2017 04:09 PM
Who are these now...let me sip my Dan Up.
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Special*00 Sep 19, 2017 03:41 PM
Obviously Mbappe will take it...

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