Shortlist for 2021 Golden Boy award revealed

Stefan Bienkowski
Golden boy contenders: Jude Bellingham, Pedri and Eduardo Camavinga

Golden boy contenders: Jude Bellingham, Pedri and Eduardo Camavinga

The winner of the 2021 Golden Boy award is a step closer to being known, with Jude Bellingham, Eduardo Camavinga and Pedri among the leading contenders for the prize.

The Golden Boy award is given to the best player aged under 21 in European football, with Erling Haaland winning the gong last year.

Having had an initial shortlist of 100 players, it has been whittled down to 60, with 20 more to be cut each month until the final shortlist of 20 is created.

READ MORE: What is the Golden Boy award?

Here is the list of this year’s contenders:

What is the shortlist for the 2021 Golden Boy Award?

Karim-David Adeyemi - RB Salzburg

Rayan Ait-Nouri - Wolves

Ander Barrenetxea - Real Sociedad

Jude Bellingham - Borussia Dortmund

Stipe Biuk - Hajduk

Myron Boadu - Monaco

Jayden Braaf - Man City

Brian Brobbey - RB Leipzig

Armando Broja - Chelsea

Riccardo Calafiori - Rome

Edouard Camavinga - Real Madrid

Rayan Cherki - Lyon

Francisco Conceicao - Porto

Yusuf Demir - Barcelona

Ersin Destanoglu - Besiktas

Amad Traore Diallo - Manchester United

Jeremy Doku - Rennes

Sebastiano Esposito - Basel

Daniel Soares Fabio Silva - Wolves

Nicolo Fagioli - Juventus

Eric Garcia - Barcelona

Bryan Salvatierra Gil - Tottenham

Matias Ramos - Benfica

Ryan Gravenberch - Ajax

Mason Greenwood - Manchester United

Josko Gvardiol - RB Leipzig

Mohamed Ihattaren - PSV

Ilaix Moriba - RB Leipzig

Curtis Jones - Liverpool

Kaio Jorge - Juventus

Arnaud Kalimuendo - PSG

Odilon Kossounou - Club Brugge

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia - Rubin Kazan

Kang-In Lee - Valencia

Luis Henrique - Marseille

Noni Madueke - PSV

Marcos Paulo - Atletico Madrid

Gabriel Martinelli - Arsenal

Yunus Musah - Valencia

Jamal Musiala - Bayern Munich

Nuno Mendes - PSG

Pedro Pedri - Barcelona

Roberto Piccoli - Atalanta

Yeremi Pino - Villarreal

Fabio Ranocchia - Juventus

Reinier - Borussia Dortmund

Gio Reyna - Borussia Dortmund

Bryan Reynolds - Rome

Nicolo Rovella - Juventus

Bukayo Saka - Arsenal

William Saliba - Nice

Martin Satriano - Inter

Luke Thomas - Leicester City

Thiago Tomas - Sporting Lisbon

Jurrien Timber - Ajax

Konstantinos Tzolakis - Olympiakos

German Valera - Atletico Madrid

Florian Wirtz - Bayer Leverkusen

Nicola Zalewski - Roma

Joshua Zirkzee - Anderlecht

Who has dropped off the shortlist?

Lucien Agoume - Inter

Marley Ake - Juventus

Faustino Anjorin - Chelsea

Adil Aouchiche - Saint Etienne

Benoit Badiashile - Monaco

Youssouph Badji - Club Brugge

Folar Balogun - Arsenal

Adrian Bernabe - Manchester City

Tanguy Coulibaly - Stuttgart

Cosimo Da Graca - Juventus

Ebrima Darboe - Rome

Charles de Ketelaere - Club Brugge

Radu Matei Dragusin - Juventus

Umaro Embalo - Benfica

Alexandre Felix Correia - Juventus

Billy Gilmour - Chelsea

Miguel Gutierrez - Real Madrid

Aaron Hickey - Bologna

Adam Hlozek - Sparta Prague

Ivan Ilic - Verona

Augusto Fernandes - Sporting Lisbon

Tanguy Nianzou - Bayern Munich

Takefusha Kubo - Real Madrid

Isaac Lihadji - Lille

Daniel Maldini - Milan

Darian Males - Inter

Feliz Mambimbi - Young Boys

Filip Marchwinski - Lech Poznan

Antonio Marin - Dinamo Zagreb

Aimen Moueffek - Saint Etienne

Youssoufa Moukoko - Borussia Dortmund

Pietro Pellegri - Milan

Nicolas Raskin - Standard Liege

Devyne Rensch - Ajax

Rordrygo - Real Madrid

Georginio Rutter - Hoffenheim

Eddie Salcedo - Inter

Lazar Samardzic - RB Leipzig

Xavi Simons - PSG

Filip Stevanovic - Manchester City

Khephren Thuram-Ulien - Nice

Alex Andersson - Bayern Munich

El Bilal Toure - Stade Reims

Lassina Traore - Ajax

Anatoliy Trubin - Shakhtar Donetsk

Adrien Truffert - Rennes

Christos Tzolis - PAOK

Yari Verschaeren - Anderlecht

Illya Zabarnyj - Dynamo Kiev