NXGN: Matthijs de Ligt, Kai Havertz and where 2018's best wonderkids are now


Since NXGN's introduction in 2016, GOAL has profiled the 50 best footballing wonderkids on the planet on an annual basis, with the top-ranked player taking home the NXGN award.

Some of those recognised for their talent as teenagers are now household names, but others have not yet realised their potential.

So, after the NXGN 2023 list was revealed on Tuesday, March 21, check out where the stars of 2018 are now:

N.B.: The NXGN 2018 list did not include rankings for all 50 players. The top five players were ranked, with all others listed in alphabetical order.