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Arsenal’s Guendouzi, Chelsea Star Make Golden Boy 20-man Shortlist (Full List)

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Arsenal midfield maestro Matteo Guendouzi has made the 20-man shortlist for the 2019 Golden Boy award.

England youngsters, Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount and Phil Foden are among the contenders for the award.

Atletico Madrid and Portugal youngster, Joao Felix is among the favourites for the prize.

Naija News reports that Super Eagles and Villareal winger Samuel Chukwueze failed to make the final 20-man shortlist for the Golden Boy award.

Recall 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.

Golden Boy final shortlist:

Matthijs de Ligt (20) – Juventus

Alphonso Davies (18) – Bayern Munich

Gianluigi Donnarumma (20) – AC Milan

Ansu Fati (16) – Barcelona

Phil Foden (19) – Man City

Matteo Guendouzi (20) – Arsenal

Erling Braut Haaland (19) – RB Salzburg

Kai Haverts (20) – Bayer Leverkusen

Joao Felix (19) – Atletico Madrid

Dejan Joveljic (20) – Eintracht Frankfurt

Moise Kean (19) – Everton

Lee Kang-in (18) – Valencia

Andriy Lunin (20) – Real Madrid

Donyell Malen (20) – PSV

Mason Mount (20) – Chelsea

Rodrygo (18) – Real Madrid

Jadon Sancho (19) – Borussia Dortmund

Ferran Torres (19) – Valencia

Vinicius Junior (19) – Real Madrid

Nicolo Zaniolo (20) – Roma



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.