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Top 50 Best Young Players Under 21 Years

This is FC's list of the Top 50 Best Golden Boys 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
    Pedri profile photo
    Pedri FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona ESP M (C) 20
    81
    2
    Jeremy Doku profile photo
    Jeremy Doku Stade Rennais FC 1901 clublogo Rennais BEL AM, W (R) 20
    81
    3
    Ansu Fati profile photo
    Ansu Fati FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona ESP W, AM (L) 20
    80
    4
    Jamal Musiala profile photo
    Jamal Musiala FC Bayern München clublogo Bayern DEU AM (CL) 19
    79
    5
    Jude Bellingham profile photo
    Jude Bellingham BV Borussia 09 Dortmund clublogo Dortmund GBR DM, M (C) 19
    79
    6
    Eduardo Camavinga profile photo
    Eduardo Camavinga Real Madrid CF clublogo Real Madrid FRA M (C) 20
    78
    7
    Florian Wirtz profile photo
    Florian Wirtz Bayer 04 Leverkusen clublogo Leverkusen DEU AM, M (C) 19
    78
    8
    Yeremi Pino profile photo
    Yeremi Pino Villarreal CF clublogo Villarreal ESP M, W (R) 20
    77  
    9
    Pape Matar Sarr profile photo
    Pape Matar Sarr Tottenham Hotspur FC clublogo Tottenham SEN M, DM (C) 20
    77
    10
    Ryan Gravenberch profile photo
    Ryan Gravenberch FC Bayern München clublogo Bayern NLD M, DM (C) 20
    77
    11
    Illia Zabarnyi profile photo
    Illia Zabarnyi FK Dynamo Kyiv clublogo Dynamo Kyiv UKR D (C) 20
    75  
    12
    Renan profile photo
    Renan Shabab Al Ahli Dubai FC clublogo Shabab Al Ahli BRA D (LC) 20
    75  
    13
    Devyne Rensch profile photo
    Devyne Rensch AFC Ajax clublogo Ajax NLD D (RL) 19
    74
    14
    Lucas Calegari profile photo
    Lucas Calegari Fluminense FC clublogo Fluminense BRA D, DM (R) 20
    74
    15
    Nuno Mendes profile photo
    Nuno Mendes Paris Saint-Germain FC clublogo PSG PRT D, DM (L) 20
    74
    16
    Rayan Cherki profile photo
    Rayan Cherki Olympique Lyonnais clublogo Lyon FRA AM (R) 19
    73
    17
    Gio Reyna profile photo
    Gio Reyna BV Borussia 09 Dortmund clublogo Dortmund USA AM (RC) 20
    73
    18
    Gabriel Veron profile photo
    Gabriel Veron FC Porto clublogo Porto BRA AM (LR) 20
    72  
    19
    Sandry profile photo
    Sandry Santos FC clublogo Santos BRA M, DM (C) 20
    72
    20
    Adil Aouchiche profile photo
    Adil Aouchiche FC Lorient clublogo Lorient FRA AM (C), M (L) 20
    72
    21
    Gianluca Busio profile photo
    Gianluca Busio Venezia FC clublogo Venezia USA M, DM (C) 20
    72  
    22
    Doğan Alemdar profile photo
    Doğan Alemdar Stade Rennais FC 1901 clublogo Rennais TUR GK 20
    72
    23
    Karim Adeyemi profile photo
    Karim Adeyemi BV Borussia 09 Dortmund clublogo Dortmund DEU F (C), AM (R) 20
    72
    24
    Fábio Silva profile photo
    Fábio Silva RSC Anderlecht clublogo Anderlecht PRT S (C) 20
    71
    25
    Lucas Gourna Douath profile photo
    Lucas Gourna Douath FC Red Bull Salzburg clublogo RB Salzburg FRA DM, M (C) 19
    71
    26
    Michael Olise profile photo
    Michael Olise Crystal Palace FC clublogo Crystal Palace FRA AM (RC) 20
    71
    27
    Nathanael Mbuku profile photo
    Nathanael Mbuku Stade de Reims clublogo Reims FRA AM (RC) 20
    70
    28
    Bruno Praxedes profile photo
    Bruno Praxedes Red Bull Bragantino clublogo Bragantino BRA AM (C) 20
    70  
    29
    Brian Brobbey profile photo
    Brian Brobbey AFC Ajax clublogo Ajax NLD S (C) 20
    69
    30
    Arnaud Kalimuendo profile photo
    Arnaud Kalimuendo Stade Rennais FC 1901 clublogo Rennais FRA ST (C) 20
    69
    31
    Kaio Jorge profile photo
    Kaio Jorge Juventus FC clublogo Juventus BRA S (C) 20
    68  
    32
    Chukwunonso Madueke profile photo
    Chukwunonso Madueke PSV clublogo PSV GBR W, AM (R) 20
    68
    33
    Gabriel Pirani profile photo
    Gabriel Pirani Cuiabá EC clublogo Cuiabá EC BRA AM, M (C) 20
    68
    34
    Taylor Harwood-Bellis profile photo
    Taylor Harwood-Bellis Burnley FC clublogo Burnley GBR D (CL) 20
    67
    35
    Eric Martel profile photo
    Eric Martel 1. FC Köln clublogo Köln DEU DM, M (C) 20
    67
    36
    Kamaldeen profile photo
    Kamaldeen Stade Rennais FC 1901 clublogo Rennais GHA F (C), AM (L) 20
    66
    37
    Fabian Rieder profile photo
    Fabian Rieder BSC Young Boys clublogo Young Boys CHE M, AM (C) 20
    66
    38
    Yunus Musah profile photo
    Yunus Musah Valencia CF clublogo Valencia USA M (CR) 20
    66
    39
    Luis Henrique profile photo
    Luis Henrique Botafogo FR clublogo Botafogo BRA AM (LR) 20
    66
    40
    Ander Barrenetxea profile photo
    Ander Barrenetxea Real Sociedad de Fútbol clublogo Real Sociedad ESP AM (LR) 20
    66
    41
    Alejandro Francés profile photo
    Alejandro Francés Real Zaragoza clublogo Zaragoza ESP D (CR) 20
    66
    42
    Leonidas Stergiou profile photo
    Leonidas Stergiou FC St. Gallen clublogo St. Gallen CHE D (CL) 20
    65
    43
    Shinya Nakano profile photo
    Shinya Nakano Sagan Tosu clublogo Sagan JPN D (LR) 19
    64
    44
    Harvey Elliott profile photo
    Harvey Elliott Liverpool FC clublogo Liverpool GBR W (R), M (C) 19
    64
    45
    Kenneth Taylor profile photo
    Kenneth Taylor AFC Ajax clublogo Ajax NLD M, DM (C) 20
    64
    46
    George Bello profile photo
    George Bello DSC Arminia Bielefeld clublogo Bielefeld USA D, M (L) 20
    64  
    47
    Tomás Esteves profile photo
    Tomás Esteves Pisa SC clublogo Pisa PRT D (R) 20
    64
    48
    Talles Magno profile photo
    Talles Magno New York City FC clublogo New York City BRA AM (L), S (C) 20
    63  
    49
    Mohammed Ihattaren profile photo
    Mohammed Ihattaren Juventus FC clublogo Juventus NLD M (C), AM (L) 20
    63
    50
    Armel Bella Kotchap profile photo
    Armel Bella Kotchap Southampton FC clublogo Southampton DEU D (C) 20
    62

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