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

4:40 AM EDT 10/15/19
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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.

Check out all the nominees below...

  • Matthijs de Ligt Juventus 2019-20

    Matthijs de Ligt

    Age: 20

    Position: Centre-back

    Club: Juventus

  • Alphonso Davies Bayern Munich 2019-20

    Alphonso Davies

    Age: 18

    Position: Winger

    Club: Bayern Munich

  • Gianluigi Donnarumma AC Milan

    Gianluigi Donnarumma

    Age: 20

    Position: Goalkeeper

    Club: AC Milan

  • Ansu Fati Barcelona 2019-20

    Ansu Fati

    Age: 16

    Position: Forward

    Club: Barcelona

  • Phil Foden Manchester City 2019-20

    Phil Foden

    Age: 19

    Position: Midfielder

    Club: Manchester City

  • Matteo Guendouzi Arsenal 2019-20

    Matteo Guendouzi

    Age: 20

    Position: Midfielder

    Club: Arsenal

  • Erling Braut Haaland Salzburg 2019-20

    Erling Braut Haaland

    Age: 19

    Position: Striker

    Club: RB Salzburg

  • Kai Havertz Bayer Leverkusen

    Kai Havertz

    Age: 20

    Position: Midfielder

    Club: Bayer Leverkusen

  • Joao Felix Atletico Madrid 2019-20

    Joao Felix

    Age: 19

    Position: Forward

    Cliub: Atletico Madrid

  • Dejan Joveljic Frankfurt

    Dejan Joveljic

    Age: 20

    Position: Striker

    Club: Eintracht Frankfurt

  • Moise Kean Everton2019-20

    Moise Kean

    Age: 19

    Position: Striker

    Club: Everton

  • Lee Kang-in Valencia 2019-20

    Lee Kang-in

    Age: 18

    Position: Midfielder

    Club: Valencia

  • Andriy Lunin Real Madrid

    Andriy Lunin

    Age: 20

    Position: Goalkeeper

    Club: Real Madrid (on loan with Valladolid)

  • Donyell Malen PSV Eindhoven

    Donyell Malen

    Age: 20

    Position: Forward

    Club: PSV

  • Mason Mount Chelsea 2019-20

    Mason Mount

    Age: 20

    Position: Midfielder

    Club: Chelsea

  • Rodrygo Real Madrid 2019-20

    Rodrygo

    Age: 18

    Position: Winger

    Club: Real Madrid

  • Jadon Sancho Borussia Dortmund 2019-20

    Jadon Sancho

    Age: 19

    Position: Winger

    Club: Borussia Dortmund

  • Ferran Torres Spain U-21

    Ferran Torres

    Age: 19

    Position: Winger

    Club: Valencia

  • Vinicius Junior Real Madrid 2019-20

    Vinicius Junior

    Age: 19

    Position: Winger

    Club: Real Madrid

  • Nicolo Zaniolo Roma 2019

    Nicolo Zaniolo

    Age: 20

    Position: Midfielder

    Club: Roma