2019 Golden Boy: Foden, Haaland, Mount & Joao Felix among nominees

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Tuttosport have trimmed their list of the best young players in the world to 20, with the likes of Matthijs de Ligt and Vinicius Junior nominated

The final 20 nominations for the 2019 Golden Boy have been announced, as some of Europe's top young players battle it out for the award.

The prize, which is distributed by Italian newspaper Tuttosport, rewards the most impressive player aged under the age of 21 to be playing in a European top tier in each calendar year.

Previous winners include Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, with the 2018 award picked up by Matthijs de Ligt.

The Juventus defender is back in the running 12 months on, but has some tough competition if he is to retain the title.

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Check out all the nominees below...

  1. Matthijs de Ligt
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    Matthijs de Ligt

    Age: 20

    Position: Centre-back

    Club: Juventus

  2. Alphonso Davies
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    Alphonso Davies

    Age: 18

    Position: Winger

    Club: Bayern Munich

  3. Gianluigi Donnarumma
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    Gianluigi Donnarumma

    Age: 20

    Position: Goalkeeper

    Club: AC Milan

  4. Ansu Fati
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    Ansu Fati

    Age: 16

    Position: Forward

    Club: Barcelona

  5. Phil Foden
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    Phil Foden

    Age: 19

    Position: Midfielder

    Club: Manchester City

  6. Matteo Guendouzi
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    Matteo Guendouzi

    Age: 20

    Position: Midfielder

    Club: Arsenal

  7. Erling Braut Haaland
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    Erling Braut Haaland

    Age: 19

    Position: Striker

    Club: RB Salzburg

  8. Kai Havertz
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    Kai Havertz

    Age: 20

    Position: Midfielder

    Club: Bayer Leverkusen

  9. Joao Felix
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    Joao Felix

    Age: 19

    Position: Forward

    Cliub: Atletico Madrid

  10. Dejan Joveljic
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    Dejan Joveljic

    Age: 20

    Position: Striker

    Club: Eintracht Frankfurt

  11. Moise Kean
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    Moise Kean

    Age: 19

    Position: Striker

    Club: Everton

  12. Lee Kang-in
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    Lee Kang-in

    Age: 18

    Position: Midfielder

    Club: Valencia

  13. Andriy Lunin
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    Andriy Lunin

    Age: 20

    Position: Goalkeeper

    Club: Real Madrid (on loan with Valladolid)

  14. Donyell Malen
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    Donyell Malen

    Age: 20

    Position: Forward

    Club: PSV

  15. Mason Mount
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    Mason Mount

    Age: 20

    Position: Midfielder

    Club: Chelsea

  16. Rodrygo
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    Rodrygo

    Age: 18

    Position: Winger

    Club: Real Madrid

  17. Jadon Sancho
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    Jadon Sancho

    Age: 19

    Position: Winger

    Club: Borussia Dortmund

  18. Ferran Torres
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    Ferran Torres

    Age: 19

    Position: Winger

    Club: Valencia

  19. Vinicius Junior
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    Vinicius Junior

    Age: 19

    Position: Winger

    Club: Real Madrid

  20. Nicolo Zaniolo
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    Nicolo Zaniolo

    Age: 20

    Position: Midfielder

    Club: Roma