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Golden Boy Award 2021 Nominees, Top 20 Golden Boy Nominees 2021

Golden Boy Award 2021 Nominees: The Golden Boy award is given for the best under-21 player in a European top-flight league in a record year. A list of 20 -men for this year's Golden Boy award was published on Friday.  The prize, which Tuttosport hands out, is given to the best player under 21 years in Europe's top leagues. In this article, you will find out the Golden Boy Award 2021 Nominees. 

by Rishavanthey Kamalak | Updated Oct 18, 2021 12:30 PM

Golden Boy Award 2021 Nominees, Top 20 Golden Boy Nominees 2021
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Golden Boy Award 2021 Nominees

There are four Spanish players, and three of England are nominated for this prestigious award. Gio Reyna, Pedri and Jude Bellingham are among the nominated 20 players shortlisted for the Golden Boy Awards that are given to the best player under the age of 21 in Europe's leagues. Last season, Erling Haaland won the Golden Boy Award for 2021 given out by Tuttosport. Many famous players now have won the Golden Boy award in their 20s like Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe and Matthijs de Ligt. For this season, the winner will be announced by December 13. 

Top 20 Golden Boy Nominees 2021

The 12 outstanding European newspapers nominate five nominees separately for this prestigious award. Ten points will be allotted for the top nominee, seven points for the second place, five points for third place, three points for the fourth and one point for the fifth. And then, a list will be announced entirely based on the total points collected by different players. Here is the list of top 20 golden boy nominees 2021

  1. Karim-David Adeyemi (RB Salzburg, Germany)

  2. Lucien Jefferson Agoume (Inter, France)

  3. Rayan Ait-Nouri (Wolverhampton, France-Algeria)

  4. Marley Ake (Juventus, France)

  5. Faustino Adebola Rasheed Anjorin (Chelsea, England-Nigeria)

  6. Adil Aouchiche (AS Saint-Étienne, France)

  7. Benoit Mukinayi Badiashile (AS Monaco, France)

  8. Youssouph Badji (Bruges, Senegal)

  9. Folarin Jerry Balogun (Arsenal, England-USA)

  10. Ander Muguruza Barrenetxea (Real Sociedad, Spain)

  11. Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund, England)

  12. Adrián Garcia Bernabe (Manchester City, Spain)

  13. Stipe Biuk (Hajduk Split, Croatian)

  14. Myron Boadu (AZ, Netherlands)

  15. Brian Ebenezer Adjei Brobbey (RB Leipzig, Netherlands)

  16. Armando Broja (Chelsea, England-Albania)

  17. Riccardo Calafiori (AS Roma, Italy)

  18. Eduardo Camavinga (Stade Rennais, France)

  19. Rayan Cherki (Olympique Lyonnais, France)

  20. Francisco Fernandes da Conceição (FC Porto, Portugal)

Golden Boy Award 2021 Nominees Top 10

The now star players have received this award in their career start and achieved more and more success. This award was introduced by an Italian newspaper named, Tuttosport and the first award was given in 2003. Players like Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Wayne Rooney, and Cesc Fabregas have received the Golden Boy Award in the past. Usually, the committee will announce the top 100 nominations by the time of June, and the winner is announced by the end of each year. 

  1. Karim Adeyemi  - RB Salzburg/Germany 

  2. Jude Bellingham - Borussia Dortmund/England 

  3. Eduardo Camavinga - Real Madrid/France 

  4. Charles De Ketelaere  - Club Brugge/Belgium 

  5. Gavi - Barcelona/Spain 

  6. Bryan Gil - Tottenham/Spain 

  7. Ryan Gravenberch - Ajax/Netherlands 

  8. Mason Greenwood - Manchester United/England 

  9. Daniel Maldini - AC Milan/Italy

  10. Jamal Musiala - Bayern Munich/Germany 

Golden Boy Award Nominees List

The nominees were announced in June by Italian sports magazine Tuttosport, founded the award in 2003 and have become one of the most renowned awards in football. Golden Boy award is given to the young footballer who is under the age of 21, playing in Europe's top leagues and who is seen to have an impressive game during that time of the year. One hundred names were published in June, with the list being clipped during September and then cut to the final 40 names on Friday, which will now be decided. Magazines that will vote for the award are The Times - United Kingdom, Bild - Germany, Blick - Switzerland, A Bola - Portugal, l'Équipe - France, France Football - France, Marca - Spain, Mundo Deportivo - Spain, Ta Nea - Greece, Sport Express - Russia and De Telegraaf - Netherlands. 

  1. Jude Bellingham - Borussia Dortmund

  2. Karim Adeyemi - RB Salzburg

  3. Rayan Ait-Nouri - Wolves

  4. Ander Barrenetxea - Real Sociedad

  5. Myron Boadu - Monaco

  6. Brian Brobbey - RB Leipzig

  7. Eduardo Camavinga - Real Madrid

  8. Rayan Cherki - Lyon

  9. Mohamed-Ali Cho - Angers

  10. Francisco Conceicao - Porto

  11. Jamal Musiala - Bayern Munich

  12. Charles De Ketelaere - Club Brugge

  13. Ersin Destanoglu - Besiktas

  14. Jeremy Doku - Rennes

  15. Eric Garcia - Barcelona

  16. Bryan Gil - Tottenham Hotspur

  17. Goncalo Ramos - Benfica

  18. Ryan Gravenberch - Ajax

  19. Mason Greenwood - Manchester United

  20. Josko Gvardiol - RB Leipzig

  21. Pedri - Barcelona

  22. Ilaix Moriba - RB Leipzig

  23. Odilon Kossounou - Bayer Leverkusen

  24. Noni Madueke - PSV

  25. Felix Mambimbi - Young Boys

  26. Gabriel Martinelli - Arsenal

  27. Mykhaylo Mudryk - Shakhtar Donetsk

  28. Mohamed Ihattaren - Sampdoria

  29. Nuno Mendes - Paris Saint-Germain

  30. Roberto Piccoli - Atalanta

  31. Bukayo Saka - Arsenal

  32. Yeremi Pino - Villarreal

  33. Gio Reyna - Borussia Dortmund

  34. William Saliba - Marseille

  35. Martin Satriano - Inter Milan

  36. Luke Thomas - Leicester City

  37. Khephren Thuram - OGC Nice

  38. Jurrien Timber - Ajax

  39. Florian Wirtz - Leverkusen

  40. Ilya Zabarnyi - Dynamo Kyiv

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Golden Boy Award 2021 Nominees - FAQs

1. How old do you have to be to win the Golden Boy award?    

Established in 2003 by Italian outlet Tuttosport, the Golden Boy is an annual award given by various representatives of numerous newspapers across Europe who select the most impressive young footballer - under 21 years of age - across the preceding calendar year.

2. Who is the most golden boot winner?    

Lionel Messi is the all-time record winner of the award, having won it six times overall.

3. Does Ronaldo have a Golden Boy award?    

England international Wayne Rooney has pipped Manchester United team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo, to the title of 'European Golden Boy'.

4. Who won Golden Boy 2020?    

Erling Haaland has won the 2020 Golden Boy Award. 

5. Why did Richard Schaefer leave Golden Boy?    

Richard Schaefer, the longtime partner with Oscar De La Hoya in Golden Boy Promotions, announced Monday he is leaving the company over disagreements he has had with the founder of the company that bears his nickname from his fighting days.

6. When does the Golden Boy Award 2021 winner will be announced?     

The Golden Boy Award 2021 winner will be announced on December 13 2021.