Ranked: Best Golden Boys / Biggest talents in the world

Top 50 Best Young Players Under 21 Years

This is FC's list of the Ranked: Top 50 Best Golden Boys / Biggest talents in the world in the world at the moment according to our algorithm. It contains the most talented football players under 21 years. We update this list every Monday. If you want more information on how our algorithm is calculated, please click here.

We also have a list with the Top 50 football players under the age of 21 whose form is improving right now. Looking for transfervalues of the biggest talents under 21? FootballTransfers.com published a list of most valuable players under 21 years old.

These are the 50 best young soccer players on the planet right now:

Rank   Team Nationality Position Age Form
  • 1
    Jude Bellingham profile photo
    Jude Bellingham Real Madrid CF clublogo Real Madrid GBR AM, M (C) 20
    99
    2
    Florian Wirtz profile photo
    Florian Wirtz Bayer 04 Leverkusen clublogo Leverkusen DEU AM, F (C) 20
    94  
    3
    Xavi Simons profile photo
    Xavi Simons RB Leipzig clublogo RB Leipzig NLD AM, W (L) 20
    90  
    4
    Sávio  profile photo
    Sávio Girona FC clublogo Girona BRA AM (LR) 19
    83  
    5
    Matìas Soulé profile photo
    Matìas Soulé Frosinone Calcio clublogo Frosinone ARG AM (RC) 20
    82  
    6
    Warren Zaire-Emery profile photo
    Warren Zaire-Emery Paris Saint-Germain FC clublogo PSG FRA M (C) 17
    82
    7
    Gavi Paez profile photo
    Gavi Paez FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona ESP M (C), W (L) 19
    81  
    8
    Giorgio Scalvini profile photo
    Giorgio Scalvini Atalanta BC clublogo Atalanta ITA D (RL) 20
    80  
    9
    Leny Yoro profile photo
    Leny Yoro Lille OSC clublogo Lille FRA D (C) 18
    79
    10
    Johan Bakayoko profile photo
    Johan Bakayoko PSV clublogo PSV BEL W, AM (R) 20
    78  
    11
    Arnau Martínez profile photo
    Arnau Martínez Girona FC clublogo Girona ESP D (R) 20
    78  
    12
    Alejandro Balde profile photo
    Alejandro Balde FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona ESP D (L) 20
    77
    13
    Malo Gusto profile photo
    Malo Gusto Chelsea FC clublogo Chelsea FRA D, DM (R) 20
    77  
    14
    Alejandro Garnacho profile photo
    Alejandro Garnacho Manchester United FC clublogo Man Utd ARG AM (LR) 19
    77  
    15
    Pablo Barrios profile photo
    Pablo Barrios Club Atlético de Madrid clublogo Atletico Madrid ESP M (C) 20
    76  
    16
    Javier Guerra profile photo
    Javier Guerra Valencia CF clublogo Valencia ESP DM, M (C) 20
    75
    17
    Luca Netz profile photo
    Luca Netz Borussia Mönchengladbach clublogo M'gladbach DEU D, M (L) 20
    74  
    18
    Evan Ferguson profile photo
    Evan Ferguson Brighton & Hove Albion FC clublogo Brighton IRL S (C) 19
    73
    19
    Cristhian Mosquera profile photo
    Cristhian Mosquera Valencia CF clublogo Valencia COL D (C) 19
    73  
    20
    Rayan Cherki profile photo
    Rayan Cherki Olympique Lyonnais clublogo Lyon FRA AM (C), W (L) 20
    72  
    21
    Jamie Bynoe-Gittens profile photo
    Jamie Bynoe-Gittens BV Borussia 09 Dortmund clublogo Dortmund GBR AM (L) 19
    71
    22
    Jacopo Fazzini profile photo
    Jacopo Fazzini Empoli FC clublogo Empoli ITA M (C) 20
    71  
    23
    Souleymane Touré profile photo
    Souleymane Touré FC Lorient clublogo Lorient FRA D (LC) 20
    71
    24
    Sael Kumbedi profile photo
    Sael Kumbedi Olympique Lyonnais clublogo Lyon FRA D, DM (R) 18
    71
    25
    Kevin Paredes profile photo
    Kevin Paredes VfL Wolfsburg clublogo Wolfsburg USA M, DM (L) 20
    71
    26
    Fabio Miretti profile photo
    Fabio Miretti Juventus FC clublogo Juventus ITA M, AM (C) 20
    70
    27
    Mathys Tel profile photo
    Mathys Tel FC Bayern München clublogo Bayern FRA AM (L) 18
    70
    28
    Arne Engels profile photo
    Arne Engels FC Augsburg clublogo Augsburg BEL M (C), AM (R) 20
    70
    29
    Mouhamadou Diarra profile photo
    Mouhamadou Diarra RC Strasbourg Alsace clublogo Strasbourg SEN M, AM (C) 20
    70  
    30
    Ismaël Doukouré profile photo
    Ismaël Doukouré RC Strasbourg Alsace clublogo Strasbourg FRA D (RC) 20
    70
    31
    Tommaso Baldanzi profile photo
    Tommaso Baldanzi AS Roma clublogo Roma ITA AM (C) 20
    70
    32
    Milos Kerkez profile photo
    Milos Kerkez AFC Bournemouth clublogo Bournemouth HUN D, DM (L) 20
    70  
    33
    Benjamin Šeško profile photo
    Benjamin Šeško RB Leipzig clublogo RB Leipzig SVN ST (C) 20
    69  
    34
    Jorrel Hato profile photo
    Jorrel Hato AFC Ajax clublogo Ajax NLD D (CL) 17
    69
    35
    Khalil Fayad profile photo
    Khalil Fayad Montpellier HSC clublogo Montpellier FRA M (C), AM (L) 19
    68
    36
    Diego Coppola profile photo
    Diego Coppola Hellas Verona FC clublogo Verona ITA D (CL) 20
    68  
    37
    Ibrahim Sulemana  profile photo
    Ibrahim Sulemana Cagliari Calcio clublogo Cagliari GHA DM, M (C) 20
    67  
    38
    Désiré Doué profile photo
    Désiré Doué Stade Rennais FC 1901 clublogo Rennais FRA M (CL) 18
    66
    39
    Youssoufa Moukoko profile photo
    Youssoufa Moukoko BV Borussia 09 Dortmund clublogo Dortmund DEU ST (C) 19
    66
    40
    Lesley Ugochukwu profile photo
    Lesley Ugochukwu Chelsea FC clublogo Chelsea FRA M, DM (C) 19
    65
    41
    Mohamed Ali Cho profile photo
    Mohamed Ali Cho OGC Nice clublogo Nice FRA F (CR) 20
    64
    42
    Mio Backhaus profile photo
    Mio Backhaus FC Volendam clublogo Volendam DEU GK 19
    63  
    43
    Youri Regeer profile photo
    Youri Regeer FC Twente '65 clublogo Twente NLD D (R), M (C) 20
    62  
    44
    Oscar Fraulo profile photo
    Oscar Fraulo FC Utrecht clublogo Utrecht DNK DM, M (C) 20
    62
    45
    Myron van Brederode profile photo
    Myron van Brederode AZ clublogo AZ NLD AM, W (L) 20
    59
    46
    Kacper Kozłowski profile photo
    Kacper Kozłowski SBV Vitesse clublogo Vitesse POL M (C), AM (L) 20
    59
    47
    Casper Widell profile photo
    Casper Widell SBV Excelsior clublogo Excelsior SWE D (C) 20
    58
    48
    Mohamed Sankoh profile photo
    Mohamed Sankoh Heracles Almelo clublogo Heracles NLD S (C) 20
    56
    49
    Ibrahim Cissoko profile photo
    Ibrahim Cissoko Toulouse FC clublogo Toulouse NLD W, AM (L) 20
    52  

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