The award, handed out by Italian newspaper Tuttosport after an extensive voting process including experts from across the world, is designed to identify the best players aged 21 or younger in world football.
As such, the Norwegian striker has been rewarded for his form by finishing above second-placed Ansu Fati, Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies in third and Dortmund team mate Jadon Sancho in fourth. Eduardo Camavinga of Rennes took the final spot in the top five.
The rest of the top 10 was made up by Juventus player Dejan Kulusevski in sixth, followed by Manchester City’s Phil Foden, RB Salzburg’s Dominik Szoboszlai, Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Vinicius Jr of Real Madrid.
Last year’s award was handed to Joao Felix after a remarkable season with Atletico Madrid, with Matthjis de Ligt and Kylian Mbappe being awarded the title in 2018 and 2017 respectively.