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Super Eagles Winger, Sancho, Guendouzi Make 2019 Golden Boy Award Shortlist (Full list)

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Super Eagles and Villareal winger, Samuel Chukwueze has made the 40-man list of nominations for the 2019 Golden Boy award.

Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi, Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt also made the shortlist.

Naija News recalls that De Ligt was named the 2018 Golden Boy, by an international panel after beating off stiff competition from Kylian Mbappe and Justin Kluivert.

The Golden Boy prize is an annual award established by Italian newspaper Tuttosport which is handed to the best player in European football under the age of 21 over the previous calendar year.

2019 Golden Boy Shortlist

Benoit Badiashile (Monaco)

Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal)

Michael Cuisance (Bayern Munich)

Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)

Tom Dele-Bashiru (Watford)

Matthijs De Ligt (Juventus)

Krepin Diatta (Club Brugge)

Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan)

Denis Dragus (Standard Liege)

Eljif Elmas (Napoli)

Ibrain Florentino Luis (Benfica)

Phil Foden (Manchester City)

Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal)

Erling Haaland (Red Bull Salzburg)

Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen)

Alexander Isak (Real Sociedad)

Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid)

Dejan Joveljic (Frankfurt)

Boubacar Kamara (Marseille)

Moise Kean (Everton)

Justin Kluivert (Roma)

Ibrahima Konate (RB Leipzig)

Alban Lafont (Nantes)

Diego Lainez (Real Betis)

Kang-in Lee (Valencia)

Andriy Lunin (Valladolid)

Donyell Malen (PSV Eindhoven)

Mason Mount (Chelsea)

Nehuen Perez (Famalicao)

Reiss Nelson (Arsenal)

Abdulkadir Omur (Trabzonspor)

Strahinja Pavlovic (Partizan Belgrade)

Rafael Leao (AC Milan)

Rodrygo (Real Madrid)

Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)

Luis Sinisterra (Feyenoord)

Jean-Clair Todibo (Barcelona)

Ferran Garcia Torres (Valencia)

Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid)

Nicolo Zaniolo (Roma)

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.