Sancho, De Ligt, Vinicius and the 2019 Golden Boy nominees
00:20, Monday, 17 June, 2019
The countdown to Tuttosport naming the best young player on the planet has begun, with a number of household names among those in the running The longlist of nominees for the 2019 Golden Boy has been released, with the 100 best young players on the planet vying it out for the ultimate award.
The prize, which is distributed by Italian newspaper Tuttosport, rewards the most impressive player aged under the age of 21 to be playing in a European top tier in each calendar year.
Previous winners include Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, with the 2018 award picked up by Matthijs de Ligt.