2020 Golden Boy Nominees

2020 Golden Boy Nominees

Could Sancho be lifting the prize this year? | Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

The 20-man shortlist for the 2020 Golden Boy award has been revealed.

Voted for every year by sports journalists from across Europe, the award recognises the best young player in the continent. Those nominated must be under the age of 21 and play in a top European division.

Last year, Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix scooped the gong, largely thanks to his performances for Benfica. Past winners have included Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi so the award can be used as a fairly good barometer of the ‘next big thing’ in world football.

But who’s going to win this year? 90min analysed all 20 candidates in order to find out.

Bakker arrived at PSG on a free transfer back in July 2019 | Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

19. Fábio Silva – Wolves

The worst haircut on the list surely? | Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images
Gravenberch is being tipped for superstardom | Soccrates Images/Getty Images

17. Callum Hudson-Odoi – Chelsea

Hudson-Odoi is lucky to be nominated at all to be honest | Visionhaus/Getty Images
Saka has been a breath of fresh air around the Emirates Stadium | KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/Getty Images

15. Sergino Dest – Barcelona

Dest is a real pest to opposition full-backs | David Ramos/Getty Images
Rodrygo enjoyed playing in the Champions League last season | Angel Martinez/Getty Images

13. Dominik Szoboszlai – Red Bull Salzburg

This man does not look 19 | Markus Tobisch/Getty Images
Jonathan David is on track to become the best Canadian striker since Iain Hume | DENIS CHARLET/Getty Images

11. Sandro Tonali – Milan

Tonali is Italy’s great hope for the future | Marco Luzzani/Getty Images
Camavinga recently marked his France debut with an audacious bicycle kick | FRANCK FIFE/Getty Images

9. Ferrán Torres – Manchester City

Good player, rubbish kit | Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images
The best ginger footballer on the planet? | Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

7. Vinicius Junior – Real Madrid

Early signs suggest Vini Jnr should be in for a big 2020/2021 season | Soccrates Images/Getty Images
Naughty hotel antics aside, it’s been a near perfect year for Greenwood | Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

5. Phil Foden – Manchester City

Foden is finally starting to establish himself in the Manchester City first team | James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images
Fati’s emergence has distracted Barcelona somewhat from a truly diaterous 2020 | David Ramos/Getty Images

3. Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munich

One of many trophies Davies has won in 2020 | Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images
Just how many goals will Erling Haaland finish the year on? | Lars Baron/Getty Images

1. Jadon Sancho – Borussia Dortmund

Our choice for the 2020 Golden Boy award | DeFodi Images/Getty Images

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