Eight Premier League stars up for coveted ‘Golden Boy’ award

Date published: Thursday 29th September 2016 1:41

Rashford, Iwobi & Alli: Nominated for award

Rashford, Iwobi & Alli: Nominated for award

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham have all had players selected in the list of 40 nominees for the prestigious ‘Golden Boy’ award.

The gong, given to the most promising young player in Europe, is voted on by sports journalists across the continent.

All nominees must be under the age of 21, and must also play in a top-flight league in Europe.

The Premier League nominees include Alex Iwobi of Arsenal, Chelsea’s Ruben Lofuts-Cheek, Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic, Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford, and Dele Alli of Tottenham.

Leicester and Manchester City are also represented, with Demarai Gray and Kelechi Iheanacho among the nominees.

The award has been won by Premier League players in the last two seasons, with Anthony Martial claiming the gong last year to follow in the footsteps of Raheem Sterling.


Which Premier League player do you think has the best chance of winning the Golden Boy award?

  • Alex Iwobi
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek
  • Demarai Gray
  • Marco Grujic
  • Kelechi Iheanacho
  • Leroy Sane
  • Marcus Rashford
  • Dele Alli


Premier League nominees

Ruben Loftus-Cheek: Striker?

Dele Alli (Tottenham), Demarai Gray (Leicester City), Marko Gruijic (Liverpool), Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Leroy Sane (Manchester City).


La Liga nominees

Marco Asensio

Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Carlos Fernandez (Sevilla), Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Antonio Sarabria (Real Betis).

Bundesliga nominees

Kingsley Coman: Catching the eye for Bayern

Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Andreas Christensen (Borussia Monchengladbach), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Mahmoud Dahoud (Gladbach), Ousmane Dembele (Borussia Dortmund), Breel Embolo (Schalke), Alen Halilovic (Hamburg), Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich), Jonathan Tah (Leverkusen).

Serie A nominees

Gianluigi Donnarumma: Rated in the £70m-bracket

Amadou Diawara (Napoli), Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan), Gabigol (Inter), Jules Ntcham (Genoa).

Eredivisie nominees

Riechedly Bazoer: Linked with City switch

(Ajax), Nathan (Vitesse), Jairo Riedewald (Ajax).

Ligue Un nominees

Gabriel Boschilia (Monaco), Emanuel Mammana (Lyon), Almamy Toure (Monaco).

Primeira Liga nominees

Ruben Neves: Linked with move to Liverpool

Danilo (Benfica), Goncalo Guedes (Benfica), Ruben Neves (Porto).

Nominees from other leagues

Leon Bailey: Linked with a move to Premier League

Leon Bailey (Racing Genk), Ante Coric (Dinamo Zagreb), Moussa Dembele (Celtic), Aleksandr Golovin (CSKA Moscow), Viktor Kovalenko (Shakhtar Donetsk), Youri Tielemans (Anderlecht).

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