Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood, Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi and Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli among 23 Premier League starlets on 100-man shortlist for 2020 Golden Boy award
Mason Greenwood, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Gabriel Martinelli have made a 100-man shortlist for the 2020 Golden Boy award.
The prestigious prize was won by Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix last year.
The annual award was created by Italian outlet Tuttosport in 2003 as all nominees must be under the age of 21 and play in a major European league
There are 23 starlets from the Premier League that feature on the list, while Borussia Dortmund duo Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland, along with Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies, are favourites to scoop the gong.
Greenwood has enjoyed a breakthrough season with Manchester United by scoring 12 goals in all competitions so far this season.
While Hudson-Odoi only has three goals and five assists to his name this term, he is highly-rated by Chelsea chiefs.
And Martinelli, 18, has impressed in his debut campaign in England with 10 goals for Arsenal.
Barcelona wonderkid Ansu Fati makes the list along with Arsenal defender William Saliba, who is on loan at Saint-Etienne.
Only four players have won the Golden Boy award while plying their trade in the Premier League.
Wayne Rooney (2004), Anderson (2008), Mario Balotelli (2010) and Raheem Sterling (2014) have all been grateful recipients in the past.
The Premier League players who made the 100-man shortlist for the 2020 Golden Boy award
- Max Aarons (Norwich)
- Tino Anjorin (Chelsea)
- Ethan Ampadu (Chelsea)
- Angel Gomes (Manchester United)
- Trae Coyle (Arsenal)
- Phil Foden (Man City)
- Eric Garcia (Man City)
- James Garner (Manchester United)
- Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolves)
- Billy Gilmour (Chelsea)
- Claudio Gomes (Man City)
- Mason Greenwood (Manchester United)
- Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea)
- Curtis Jones (Liverpool)
- Yasser Larouci (Liverpool)
- Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal)
- Michael Obafemi (Southampton)
- Pedro Neto (Wolves)
- Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
- William Saliba (Arsenal)
- Ryan Sessegnon (Tottenham)
- Oliver Skipp (Tottenham)
- Sepp van den Berg (Liverpool)
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