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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.

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

Rank   Team Nationality Position Age Form
  • 1
    Erling Haaland profile photo
    Erling Haaland BV Borussia 09 Dortmund clublogo Dortmund NOR S (C) 20
    94
    2
    Alphonso Davies profile photo
    Alphonso Davies FC Bayern München clublogo Bayern CAN D (L) 20
    88  
    3
    Phil Foden profile photo
    Phil Foden Manchester City FC clublogo Man City GBR AM, W (L) 20
    87
    4
    Eric Garcia profile photo
    Eric Garcia Manchester City FC clublogo Man City ESP D (C) 20
    86  
    5
    Gio Reyna profile photo
    Gio Reyna BV Borussia 09 Dortmund clublogo Dortmund USA AM (RC) 18
    84  
    6
    Ansu Fati profile photo
    Ansu Fati FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona ESP W, AM (L) 18
    83  
    7
    Khvicha Kvaratskhelia profile photo
    Khvicha Kvaratskhelia FK Rubin Kazan clublogo Rubin Kazan GEO AM, W (L) 20
    81
    8
    Wesley Fofana profile photo
    Wesley Fofana Leicester City FC clublogo Leicester City FRA D (CR) 20
    81  
    9
    Dominik Szoboszlai profile photo
    Dominik Szoboszlai RB Leipzig clublogo RB Leipzig HUN AM (L), M (C) 20
    81
    10
    Ryan Sessegnon profile photo
    Ryan Sessegnon TSG 1899 Hoffenheim clublogo Hoffenheim GBR D, AM (L) 20
    79  
    11
    Eduardo Camavinga profile photo
    Eduardo Camavinga Stade Rennais FC 1901 clublogo Stade Rennais FRA M, AM (C) 18
    79  
    12
    Vinicius Junior profile photo
    Vinicius Junior Real Madrid CF clublogo Real Madrid BRA W, AM (L) 20
    79  
    13
    Mason Greenwood profile photo
    Mason Greenwood Manchester United FC clublogo Man Utd GBR AM (R), S (C) 19
    78
    14
    Callum Hudson-Odoi profile photo
    Callum Hudson-Odoi Chelsea FC clublogo Chelsea GBR W (RL) 20
    78
    15
    Ethan Ampadu profile photo
    Ethan Ampadu Sheffield United FC clublogo Sheffield Utd WAL M, D (C) 20
    78
    16
    Florian Wirtz profile photo
    Florian Wirtz Bayer 04 Leverkusen clublogo Leverkusen DEU M, AM (C) 18
    78
    17
    Bukayo Saka profile photo
    Bukayo Saka Arsenal FC clublogo Arsenal GBR AM (R), M (L) 19
    77  
    18
    Benoît Mukinayi profile photo
    Benoît Mukinayi AS Monaco FC clublogo Monaco FRA D (CL) 20
    77  
    19
    Mitchel Bakker profile photo
    Mitchel Bakker Paris Saint-Germain FC clublogo PSG NLD D (L) 20
    77
    20
    Yacine Adli profile photo
    Yacine Adli FC Girondins de Bordeaux clublogo Bordeaux FRA AM, M (C) 20
    75
    21
    Brandon Williams profile photo
    Brandon Williams Manchester United FC clublogo Man Utd GBR D, DM (L) 20
    75
    22
    Yuri Alberto profile photo
    Yuri Alberto SC Internacional clublogo Internacional BRA S (C) 20
    75  
    23
    Ivan Ilić profile photo
    Ivan Ilić Hellas Verona FC clublogo Verona SRB DM, M (C) 20
    75
    24
    Benjamin Cabango profile photo
    Benjamin Cabango Swansea City AFC clublogo Swansea WAL D (CR) 20
    74
    25
    Rodrygo profile photo
    Rodrygo Real Madrid CF clublogo Real Madrid BRA W (RL) 20
    74
    26
    Emile Smith Rowe profile photo
    Emile Smith Rowe Arsenal FC clublogo Arsenal GBR AM (CL) 20
    74
    27
    Kosei Tani profile photo
    Kosei Tani Shōnan Bellmāre clublogo Bellmāre JPN GK 20
    74  
    28
    Jonathan Panzo profile photo
    Jonathan Panzo Dijon Football Côte d'Or clublogo Dijon GBR D (CL) 20
    73
    29
    Nehuén Pérez profile photo
    Nehuén Pérez Granada CF clublogo Granada ARG D (C) 20
    73  
    30
    Abner profile photo
    Abner CA Paranaense clublogo Paranaense BRA D (L) 20
    73
    31
    Jayden Bogle profile photo
    Jayden Bogle Sheffield United FC clublogo Sheffield Utd GBR D, M (R) 20
    72
    32
    Jonathan Burkardt profile photo
    Jonathan Burkardt 1. FSV Mainz 05 clublogo Mainz DEU F (C), AM (R) 20
    72
    33
    Flavius Daniliuc profile photo
    Flavius Daniliuc OGC Nice clublogo Nice AUT D (RC) 20
    72
    34
    Noah Katterbach profile photo
    Noah Katterbach 1. FC Köln clublogo 1. FC Köln DEU D (L) 20
    72
    35
    Takefusa Kubo profile photo
    Takefusa Kubo Getafe CF clublogo Getafe JPN M, AM (R) 19
    71
    36
    Gabriel Menino profile photo
    Gabriel Menino SE Palmeiras clublogo Palmeiras BRA AM, D (R) 20
    71
    37
    Mohammed Kudus profile photo
    Mohammed Kudus AFC Ajax clublogo Ajax GHA M, S (C) 20
    71  
    38
    Lee Kangin profile photo
    Lee Kangin Valencia CF clublogo Valencia KOR F, AM (C) 20
    71  
    39
    Oliver Skipp profile photo
    Oliver Skipp Norwich City FC clublogo Norwich GBR DM, M (C) 20
    70
    40
    Heitor profile photo
    Heitor SC Internacional clublogo Internacional BRA D (R) 20
    70
    41
    Gonzalo Plata profile photo
    Gonzalo Plata Sporting Clube de Portugal clublogo Sporting CP ECU AM, DM (R) 20
    70
    42
    Nail Umyarov profile photo
    Nail Umyarov FK Spartak Moskva clublogo Spartak Moskva RUS DM, M (C) 20
    69
    43
    Khéphren Thuram-Ulie profile photo
    Khéphren Thuram-Ulie OGC Nice clublogo Nice FRA M, DM (C) 20
    69  
    44
    Myron Boadu profile photo
    Myron Boadu AZ clublogo AZ NLD S (C) 20
    69
    45
    Sergiño Dest profile photo
    Sergiño Dest FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona USA D, AM (R) 20
    69  
    46
    William Saliba profile photo
    William Saliba OGC Nice clublogo Nice FRA D (CL) 20
    69
    47
    Nathan Collins profile photo
    Nathan Collins Stoke City FC clublogo Stoke IRL D (RC) 20
    69
    48
    Bryan profile photo
    Bryan SD Eibar clublogo Eibar ESP M, AM (L) 20
    69
    49
    Karim Adeyemi profile photo
    Karim Adeyemi FC Red Bull Salzburg clublogo RB Salzburg DEU ST (C) 19
    68
    50
    Angel Gomes profile photo
    Angel Gomes Boavista FC clublogo Boavista GBR F, AM (C) 20
    68

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