NxGn: The Top 50 wonderkids in the world!

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Goal revealed its list of the world's 50 best teenagers for 2019, with Jadon Sancho, Vinicius Junior and Callum Hudson-Odoi comprising the top three

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Every year, Goal unveils its list of the 50 best Under-19s in world football, with the players rated and ranked in terms of first-team experience, potential and overall ability by experts from 42 editions across the world.

Justin Kluivert took home the title in 2018 and the Ajax academy product subsequently sealed an €18.75 million (£16.2m/$21.3m) move to Roma.

The Netherlands international is still only 19 years of age but was ineligible for this year's accolade as he was not born on or after January 1, 2000.

So, who was in contention this time around?

Well, Real Madrid sensation Vinicius Junior has made a stunning start to his Blancos career, following last summer's €45m (£38.8m/$51.2m) move from Flamengo. The 18-year-old has been so good, in fact, that he is expected to imminently make his Brazil debut, after being forced to pull out of the Selecao's latest squad through injury.

Jadon Sancho, though, has already been capped at international level by England on the back of his stunning performances for Borussia Dortmund. In January, the Manchester City product even became the youngest player ever to net eight goals in the Bundesliga.

Speaking of City, Phil Foden continues to bewitch former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola with his midfield magic, with the Catalan of the belief that the Etihad outfit have unearthed a true "diamond" in the 'Stockport Iniesta'.

Vinicius Junior Real Madrid Copa del Rey 2018

This is certainly an exciting time for English football, which is still riding the crest of a wave after last year's surprise fourth-placed finish at the Russia World Cup, and Callum Hudson-Odoi has quickly become a fan favourite at Chelsea.

The only trouble is, though, the winger's performances have made the rest of Europe sit up and take notice, and Bayern Munich tried to sign him for £35m ($46.2m) during the January transfer window.

Still, the Bavarians can take comfort in the fact that they already have Alphonso Davies on board, with Canada's youngest ever international and goalscorer having arrived at the Allianz Arena from Vancouver Whitecaps during the winter break.

Madrid also moved swiftly to wrap up a deal for Vinicius Junior's fellow Brazilian prodigy Rodrygo, who will move to the Spanish capital from Santos this summer for €40m (£34.5m/$45.5m).

Jadon Sancho Borussia Dortmund 2018-19

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Meanwhile, Diego Lainez has already had his first taste of La Liga, after joining Betis in January, and has also made his mark in the Europa League, becoming the second-youngest Mexican ever to score in UEFA competition.

Sandro Tonali has not even appeared in Serie A yet – let alone Europe – but the classy midfielder has already received his first Italy call-up.

The final tallies have now been calculated and the complete list – along with the victor – and lots of great content, interviews, features and video have been revealed.

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