Golden Boy 2017

The Golden Boy is an award that is given by sports journalists to a young football player playing in Europe perceived to have been the most impressive during a calendar year (two halves to two separate seasons). All nominees must be under the age of 21 and play in a European nation's top tier (source Wikipedia). The award has been introduced back in 2003 and players like Rafael van der Vaart (2003), Wayne Rooney (2004), Lionel Messi (2005) and Paulo Pogba (2013) have all won the Golden Boy Award. Last year FC Bayern and Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches was voted the winner. The young powerhouse has been nominated for this years' award as well.


The list has been published several days ago and we have noted all the players that are on the list for you to use with Football Manager 2017.


To help you on your way we have sorted the table on position and have created profiles for most of the players in our Scouting Database. If you want to sort the table on Name, Club, Nationality or Age, just click on the column-head to sort that column.


If the player has been reviewed  by our staff, you will see a 'Profile' link which will re-direct you towards the correct FM17 Player Profile.


Gianluigi Donnarumma AC Milan ita.png ITA 17 Goalkeeper Profile
Mile Svilar Anderlecht bel.png BEL 16 Goalkeeper Profile
Alban Lafont Toulouse fra.png FRA 17 Goalkeeper Profile
Lazar Carevic Grbalj mgo.png MGO 17 Goalkeeper  
Antonis Stergiakis Slavia Sofia gre.png GRE 17 Goalkeeper Profile
Luca Zidane Real Madrid fra.png FRA 18 Goalkeeper  
Julen Arellano  Osasuna esp.png ESP 19 Full-back  
Diogo Dalot Porto por.png POR 17 Full-back Profile
Theo Hernandez Atletico Madrid fra.png FRA 18 Full-back  
Pol Lirola Juventus esp.png ESP 18 Full-back Profile
Cristian Manea Excelsior Mouscroun rom.png ROM 18 Full-back  
Adrian Marin Villarreal esp.png ESP 19 Full-back  
Aaron Martin Espanyol esp.png ESP 19 Full-back  
Paolo Medina Real Madrid mex.png MEX 17 Full-back Profile
Felix Passlack Borussia Dortmund ger.png GER 18 Full-back Profile
Claud Adjapong Sassuolo ita.png ITA 18 Full-back  
Benjamin Henrichs Bayer Leverkusen ger.png GER 19 Full-back Profile
Pablo Maffeo Manchester City esp.png ESP 18 Full-back  
Borna Sosa Dinamo Zagreb cro.png CRO 18 Full-back  
Tosin Adarabioyo Manchester City eng.png ENG 18 Central Defender  
Cameron Carter-Vickers Tottenham Hotspur usa.png USA 18 Central Defender  
Matthijs De Ligt Ajax ned.png NED 16 Central Defender Profile
Timothy Fosu-Mensah Manchester United ned.png NED 18 Central Defender Profile
Jorge Meré Sporting Gijon esp.png  ESP 19 Central Defender Profile
Malang Sarr OGC Nice fra.png FRA 17 Central Defender Profile
Dayot Upamecano RB Leipzig fra.png FRA 17 Central Defender  
Erik Andersson Malmo swe.png SWE 19 Def Midfielder  
Nicolò Barella Cagliari ita.png  ITA 19 Def Midfielder  
Pape Cheikh Celta de Vigo esp.png  ESP 18 Def Midfielder  
Tom Davies Everton eng.png ENG 18 Def Midfielder  
Amadou Diawara Napoli gui.png GUI 18 Def Midfielder Profile
Kolbeinn Finnsson FC Groningen isl.png ISL 16 Def Midfielder Profile
Jean-Victor Makengo SM Caen fra.png FRA 18 Def Midfielder  
Manu Morlanes Villarreal esp.png  ESP 17 Def Midfielder  
Valentino Müller Altach aut.png AUT 17 Def Midfielder  
Ruben Neves FC Porto por.png POR 19 Def Midfielder Profile
Ferran Sarsanedas FC Barcelona esp.png  ESP 19 Def Midfielder  
Idrissa Touré Schalke 04 ger.png GER 18 Def Midfielder  
Daniil Utkin Kuban Krasnodar rus.png RUS 16 Def Midfielder Profile
Cristian Rivera Eibar esp.png  ESP 18 Def Midfielder  
Christopher Nkunku Paris Saint-Germain fra.png FRA 18 Def Midfielder  
Kai Havertz Bayer Leverkusen ger.png GER 17 Midfielder Profile
Manuel Locatelli AC Milan ita.png  ITA 18 Midfielder Profile
Abdulkhadir Omur Trabzonspor tur.png TUR 17 Midfielder Profile
Renato Sanches Bayern Munich por.png POR 18 Midfielder Profile
Youri Tielemans Anderlecht bel.png BEL 19 Midfielder Profile
Federico Chiesa Fiorentina ita.png  ITA 18 Winger  
Mikkel Duelund FC Midtjylland den.png DEN 19 Winger  
Ianis Hagi Fiorentina rom.png ROM 17 Winger  
Jonathan Ikoné Montpellier fra.png FRA 18 Winger  
Bozhidar Kraev Levski Sofia bul.png BUL 19 Winger  
Emre Mor Borussia Dortmund tur.png TUR 18 Winger Profile
Javier Ontiveros Malaga esp.png  ESP 18 Winger  
Mikel Oyarzabal Real Sociedad esp.png  ESP 19 Winger  
Gerson Santos Da Silva AS Roma bra.png BRA 19 Winger Profile
Fabian Benko Bayern Munich ger.png GER 18 Winger  
Joel Asoro Sunderland swe.png SWE 17 Winger Profile
Jean-Kevin Augustin Paris Saint-Germain fra.png FRA 19 Winger  
Ousmane Dembelé Borussia Dortmund fra.png FRA 19 Winger Profile
Malcom Filipe  Girondins Bordeaux bra.png BRA 19 Winger Profile
Alejandro Pozo Sevilla esp.png  ESP 17 Winger Profile
Sobhi Ramadan Stoke City egy.png EGY 19 Winger Profile
Thibaud Verlinden Stoke City bel.png BEL 16 Winger Profile
Justin Kluivert Ajax ned.png NED 17 Winger  
Kylian Mbappé AS Monaco fra.png FRA 17 Winger Profile
Maxime Lopez Olympique Marseille fra.png FRA 18 Attacking Midfielder  
Aymen Barkok Eintracht Frankfurt mar.png MAR 18 Attacking Midfielder  
Vahan Bichakhchyan Shirak arm.png ARM 16 Attacking Midfielder  
Ante Coric Dinamo Zagreb cro.png CRO 19 Attacking Midfielder Profile
Daniel De Silva Roda JC aus.png AUS 19 Attacking Midfielder  
Sergei Eremenko FC Basel fin.png FIN 17 Attacking Midfielder  
Christian Frydek Sparta Prague cze.png CZE 17 Attacking Midfielder  
Arne Maier Hertha BSC ger.png GER 17 Attacking Midfielder  
Abdelhak Nouri Ajax ned.png NED 19 Attacking Midfielder Profile
Jari Schuurman Willem II ned.png NED 19 Attacking Midfielder  
Nikola Vlasic  Hajduk Split cro.png CRO 18 Attacking Midfielder  
Sam Schreck Bayer Leverkusen ger.png GER 17 Attacking Midfielder  
Lazaros Labrou Panionios gre.png GRE 18 Attacking Midfielder  
Christian Pulisic Borussia Dortmund usa.png USA 17 Attacking Midfielder Profile
Sander Svendsen Molde FK nor.png NOR 18 Attacking Midfielder  
Kasper Dolberg Ajax den.png DEN 18 Striker Profile
Breel Embolo Schalke 04 sui.png SUI 19 Striker Profile
José Gomes Benfica por.png POR 17 Striker Profile
Nedim Hadzic  Sarajevo bih.png BIH 17 Striker  
Alexander Isak  Borussia Dortmund swe.png SWE 16 Striker Profile
Gabriel Jesus  Manchester City bra.png BRA 19 Striker Profile
Dejan Joveljic Red Star ser.png SER 16 Striker Profile
Dawid Kownacki Lech Poznan pol.png POL 19 Striker  
Jonathan Leko West Bromwich Albion eng.png ENG 17 Striker  
Jens Odgaard Lyngby den.png DEN 17 Striker Profile
Rui Pedro FC Porto por.png POR 18 Striker  
Ezequiel Ponce AS Roma arg.png ARG 19 Striker  
Marcus Rashford Manchester United eng.png ENG 18 Striker Profile
Dominic Solanke Chelsea eng.png ENG 18 Striker  
Enes Unal Manchester City tur.png TUR 19 Striker  
Timur Zhamaletdinov CSKA Moscow rus.png RUS 19 Striker  
Benjamin Woodburn Liverpool wal.png WAL 16 Striker Profile
Youssef En Nesyri Malaga mar.png MAR 19 Striker  

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