Erling Haaland: Dortmund striker wins Golden Boy award

The Norwegian striker has been in fantastic form since moving to Germany with 27 goals in 29 games for Dortmund.

 
4:14pm on Saturday 21st November 2020
By
Stefan Bienkowski

Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland has won the prestigious Golden Boy award and is deemed to be the most promising player in the world.

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.

Haaland has been in tremendous form since joining Dortmund in January, with 27 goals and six assists in just 29 games for the Bundesliga club in all competitions.

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Passing
Attacking
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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.

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