Justin Kluivert has won the 2018 NxGn, beating last year's winner, Gianluigi Donnarumma, to the prize for the game’s top teenage talent.
In Goal's annual list, the Ajax ace finished just ahead of Italian goalkeeping sensation Donnarumma, who was bidding for a second successive victory after strengthening his position as AC Milan's No.1.
Vinicius Junior ranked third, after a year in which he became the most expensive 16-year-old footballer of all time when Real Madrid agreed to pay Flamengo €45 million for the striker's services.
Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt came fourth after establishing himself in the Netherlands senior squad over the past year, not to mention attracting the interest of Europe's top clubs.
Kluivert, though, was a worthy victor of our global vote, which saw experts from across Goal's 37 editions rank the best players in the world born on or after January 1, 1999 in terms of experience, potential and overall ability.
The 18-year-old attacker has gone from strength to strength since netting his first senior goal last March, against Excelsior.
After being utilised primarily as an impact sub by former Ajax boss Peter Bosz, Kluivert was immediately installed as a starter by new coach Erik ten Hag for the 2017-18 campaign and the winger has rewarded his coach's faith in him with a string of sensational displays.
In November, against Roda JC, Kluivert hit a hat-trick – something not even his striking legend of a father, former Netherlands international Patrick, ever managed to do in the Eredivisie.
For now, though, Kluivert will be solely focused on Ajax, having now claimed his first major individual honour by winning the 2018 NxGn award.