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20-man shortlist for the 2019 Golden Boy revealed

News24
15 Oct 2019, 23:13 GMT+10

Cape Town - The shortlist for the 2019 European Golden Boy Award has been announced with Joao Felix and Matteo Guendouzi among the names.

To make the cut all players have to be 21-years-old and younger.

Last year's winner Matthijs de Ligt made the shortlist again while 2017 recipient Kylian Mbappe was the surprise omission.

England stars Mason Mount, Jadon Sancho and Phil Foden made the cut along with Barcelona's 16-year-old Ansu Fati and Manchester United target Erling Haland.

A 40-man list was released last month before world governing body, FIFA, released the final 20 candidates up for the prize.

The winner will be announced in Turin on December 16.

GOLDEN BOY AWARD 2019 FINALISTS:

Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus, Netherlands)

Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich, Canada)

Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan, Italy)

Ansu Fati (Barcelona, Spain)

Philip Foden (Manchester City, England)

Matteo Guendozi (Arsenal, France)

Erling Haland (RB Salzburg, Norway)

Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany)

Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid, Portugal)

Dejan Joveljic (Eintracht Frankfurt, Serbia)

Moise Kean (Everton, Italy)

Kang-in Lee (Valencia, South Korea)

Andrij Oleksijovyc (Valladolid, Ukraine)

Danyell Malen (PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands)

Mason Mount (Chelsea, England)

Rodrygo (Real Madrid, Brazil)

Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund, England)

Ferran Torres (Valencia, Spain)

Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid, Brazil)

Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma, Italy)

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