Erling Haaland Crowned 2020 Golden Boy as Ansu Fati and Alphonso Davies Complete Top Three

Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Golden Boy award.

The prestigious award, which is given to the best U21 footballer Europe, is decided by a panel of sports journalists across the continent.

Erling Haaland Becomes 2020 Golden Boy After Incredible Year for Borussia Dortmund

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Haaland has set the footballing world alight since his €20 million transfer to Borussia Dortmund from RB Salzburg last December.

The 20-year-old has scored 19 times in 21 Bundesliga matches, as well as continuing his remarkable run of scoring in every single Champions League he has played.

After scoring 44 goals in all competitions last season, Haaland has continued his superb run of form, netting 11 times in 11 matches so far in 2020/21. He also scored his first international hat-trick for Norway in a 4-0 win against Romania in October.

Ansu Fati and Alphonso Davies Complete List of Best Youngsters in Europe

Ansu Fati has broken numerous records since his emergence into the Barcelona first-team last season. Last season, Fati became the youngest goalscorer in the club’s history when he scored against Osasuna at the age of just 16 years and 304 days.

Unfortunately for the Spanish international, he suffered a serious knee injury earlier this month that is likely to keep him out of action for up to four months.

Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies completes the list after starring in his club’s Champions League-winning campaign in 2019/20. One of the world’s best attacking full-backs, the Canadian international registered four assists in eight appearances to help Bayern Munich become kings of Europe again.

The top five was rounded off by Jadon Sancho and Eduardo Camavinga, whilst England youngsters Phil Foden, Bukayo Saka, Mason Greenwood and Callum Hudson-Odoi all made the initial 2o-man shortlist for the award.

 

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