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The 20 finalists for the 2019 Golden Boy Trophy

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The Italian sports newspaper Tuttosport from Turin, Italy just released its 20 finalists list for the 2019 Golden Boy trophy. The Award is attributed to the best U21 player evolving in Europe, Mattis De Ligt, the defender of both the Netherlands national team and Juventus Turin was last edition winner, the Dutchman is competing again for its own succession.

This year’s favorite is Joao Felix in spite of its recent difficulties with Portugal and Atletico Madrid, Ansu Fati, this season revelation from Barcelona during the recent weeks, is emerging as a serious contender.

The winner will be announced on 16 December at a gala event in Turin.

1. Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munich

Bundesliga – Bayern Munich v 1.FSV Mainz 05 – Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany – August 31, 2019 Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies scores their sixth goal

2. Mattéo Guendouzi – Arsenal

Premier League – Arsenal v Burnley – Emirates Stadium, London, Britain – August 17, 2019 Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi gestures

3. Gianluigi Donnarumma – AC Milan

Serie A – U.S Sassuolo v AC Milan – Mapei Stadium – Citta del Tricolore, Reggio Emilia, Italy – September 30, 2018 AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma

4. Ansu Fati – FC Barcelona

La Liga Santander – FC Barcelona v Villarreal – Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain – September 24, 2019 Barcelona’s Ansu Fati in action with Villarreal’s Ruben Pena

5. Joao Félix – Atletico Madrid

La Liga Santander – Atletico Madrid v Eibar – Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain – September 1, 2019 Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix celebrates scoring their first goal

6. Matthijs de Ligt – Juventus

UEFA Nations League Semi Final – Netherlands v England – Estadio D. Afonso Henriques, Guimaraes, Portugal – June 6, 2019 Netherlands’ Matthijs de Ligt celebrates scoring their first goal

7. Phil Foden – Manchester City

Premier League – Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur – Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain – April 20, 2019 Manchester City’s Phil Foden celebrates scoring their first goal

8. Erling Haland – Red Bull Salzburg

9. Kai Havertz – Bayer Leverkusen

Bundesliga – Bayer 04 Leverkusen v RB Leipzig – BayArena, Leverkusen, Germany – October 5, 2019 Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz in action

10. Moise Kean – Everton

Premier League – Everton v Watford – Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain – August 17, 2019 Everton’s Moise Kean looks on from the bench before the match

11. Dejan Joveljic – Eintracht Francfort

12. Kang-in Lee – Valence

Champions League – Group H – Valencia v Ajax Amsterdam – Mestalla, Valencia, Spain – October 2, 2019 Valencia’s Lee Kang-in on the bench before the match

13. Nicolò Zaniolo – Roma

Europa League – Group J – AS Roma v Istanbul Basaksehir F.K. – Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy – September 19, 2019 AS Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo celebrates scoring their third goal

14. Andrij Lunin – Valladolid

15. Danyell Malen – PSV

Soccer Football – Champions League Play-Offs First Leg – BATE Borisov v PSV Eindhoven – Borisov Arena, Barysaw, Belarus – August 21, 2018 PSV Eindhoven’s Donyell Malen celebrates scoring their third goal

16. Mason Mount – Chelsea

Premier League – Southampton v Chelsea – St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, Britain – October 6, 2019 Chelsea’s Mason Mount gestures

17. Rodrygo – Real Madrid

La Liga Santander – Real Madrid v Osasuna – Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain – September 25, 2019 Real Madrid’s Rodrygo celebrates scoring their second goal

18. Jadon Sancho – Borussia Dortmund

Bundesliga – Eintracht Frankfurt v Borussia Dortmund – Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany – September 22, 2019 Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho celebrates scoring their second goal

19. Ferran Torres – Valencia

20. Vinicius – Real Madrid

La Liga Santander – Real Madrid v Real Valladolid – Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain – August 24, 2019 Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior in action