Camavinga, Bellingham and Pedri - 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

On Tuesday the shortlist for the prestigious Golden Boy Award was released, documenting some of the best young players in European football over the last year.

Following Erling Haaland’s award in 2020, players from across Europe’s top divisions will be hoping they can be crowned the 2021 winner and bask in the attention and intrigue of the rest of the continent.

Each year Italian newspaper Tuttosport releases a shortlist of 100 players that must be under 21 and play in the top-tier of any European nations football league.

Here is the list of this year’s contenders:

The shortlist for the 2021 Golden Boy Award

Karim-David Edeyemi - RB Salzburg

Lucien Agoume - Inter

Rayan Ait-Nouri - Wolves

Marley Ake - Juventus

Faustino Anjorin - Chelsea

Adil Auchiche - Saint Etienne

Benoit Badiashile - Monaco

Youssouph Badji - Club Brugge

Folar Balogun - Arsenal

Ander Barrenetxea - Real Sociedad

Jude Bellingham - Borussia Dortmund

Adrian Bernabe - Manchester City

Stipe Biuk - Hajduk

Myron Boadu - AZ Alzkmaar

Brian Brobbey - RB Leipzig

Armando Broja - Chelsea

Riccardo Calafiori - Rome

Edouard Camavinga - Rennes

Rayan Cherki - Lyon

Francisco Conceicao - Porto

Tanguy Coulibaly - Stuttgart

Cosimo Da Graca - Juventus

Ebrima Darboe - Rome

Charles de Ketelaere - Club Brugge

Ersin Destanoglu - Besiktas

Amad Traore Diallo - Manchester United

Jeremy Doku - Rennes

Radu Matei Dragusin - Juventus

Umaro Embalo - Benfica

Sebastiano Esposito - Inter

Daniel Soares Fabio Silva - Wolves

Nicolo Fagioli - Juventus

Alexandre Felix Correia - Juventus

Eric Garcia - Barcelona

Bryan Salvatierra Gil - Seville

Billy Gilmour - Chelsea

Matias Ramos - Benfica

Ryan Gravenberch - Ajax

Mason Greenwood - Manchester United

Miguel Gutierrez - Real Madrid

Josko Gvardiol - RB Leipzig

Aaron Hickey - Bologna

Adam Hlozek - Sparta Prague

Mohamed Ihattaren - PSV

Kourouma Moriba - Barcelona

Ivan Ilic - Verona

Augusto Fernandes - Sporting Lisbon

Curtis Jones - Liverpool

Odilon Kossounou - Club Brugge

Tanguy Nianzou - Bayern Munich

Takefusha Kubo - Real Madrid

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia - Rubin Kazan

Kang-In Lee - Valencia

Isaac Lihadji - Lille

Luis Henrique - Marseille

Daniel Maldini - Milan

Darian Males - Inter

Feliz Mambimbi - Young Boys

Filip Marchwinski - Lech Poznan

Marcos Paulo - Atletico Madrid

Antonio Marin - Dinamo Zagreb

Gabriel Martinelli - Arsenal

Aimen Moueffek - Saint Etienne

Youssoufa Moukoko - Borussia Dortmund

Yunus Musah - Valencia

Jamal Musiala - Bayern Munich

Alexandre Mendes - Sporting Lisbon

Pedro Pedri - Barcelona

Pietro Pellegri - Monaco

Roberto Piccoli - Atalanta

Yeremi Pino - Villarreal

Nicolas Raskin - Standard Liege

Jesus Reinier - Borussia Dortmund

Devyne Rensch - Ajax

Gio Reyna - Borussia Dortmund

Bryan Reynolds - Rome

Rordrygo - Real Madrid

Nicolo Rovella - Juventus

Georginio Rutter - Hoffenheim

Bukayo Saka - Arsenal

Eddie Salcedo - Inter

William Saliba - Nice

Lazar Samardzic - RB Leipzig

Xavi Simons - PSG

Filip Stevanovic - Manchester City

Luke Thomas - Leicester City

Khephren Thuram-Ulien - Nice

Barreiros Tomas - Sporting Lisbon

Jurrien Timber - Ajax

Alex Andersson - Bayern Munich

El Bilal Toure - Stade Reims

Lassina Traore - Ajax

Anatoliy Trubin - Shakhtar Donetsk

Adrien Truffert - Rennes

Konstantinos Tzolakis - Olympiakos

Christos Tzolis - PAOK

German Valera - Atletico Madrid

Yari Verschaeren - Anderlecht

Florian Wirtz - Bayer Leverkusen

Illya Zabarnyj - Dynamo Kiev