The Dutchman Matthijs de ligt has the Golden Boy Award in the wait dragged. This honors the Italian sports Tuttosport the football talent of the year. The defender of Ajax is the successor of Kylian Mbappé, the French attacker of Paris Saint-Germain who, with his country the world title conquered.
Justin Kluivert, last summer moved from Ajax to AS Roma, also belonged to the five remaining candidates. Before the election, bring voetbaljournalisten of leading media their vote. The nineteen-year-old The Is located, has one Dutch predecessor. Rafael van der Vaart, who was also following his departure to chelsea, won the award in 2003.
To be eligible, a football player under the age of 21 years. The other three contenders were Patrick Cutrone (AC Milan), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) and Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid). On a list of forty nominees adorned this autumn is still Moussa Djenepo, the Malian attacker of Standard. Thus, he was the only player from the Jupiler Pro League on the shortlist for the charger. Over the past three years was Youri Tielemans each nominated. In the years preceding, there were also nominations for, among others, Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois, Zakaria Bakkali, Adnan Januzaj, Divock Origi and Jason Denayer. (belga)