Best Golden Boys

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.

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

Rank   Team Nationality Position Age Form
  • 1
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    Jadon Sancho image description Dortmund GBR AM (RL) 20
    97
    2
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    Alphonso Davies image description Bayern CAN D, M (L) 19
    91
    3
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    Erling Haaland image description Dortmund NOR S (C) 19
    91
    4
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    Reece James image description Chelsea GBR D (R), DM (C) 20
    83
    5
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    Matthijs de Ligt image description Juventus NLD D (C) 20
    83
    6
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    Mason Greenwood image description Man Utd GBR F (C), AM (R) 18
    82
    7
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    Bukayo Saka image description Arsenal GBR D, AM (L) 18
    81
    8
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    Phil Foden image description Man City GBR M (C), AM (R) 20
    80
    9
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    Trincão image description Braga PRT AM (R) 20
    80
    10
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    Rodrygo image description Real Madrid BRA W (RL) 19
    79
    11
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    Eduardo Camavinga image description Stade Rennais FRA M (C) 17
    79
    12
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    Dejan Kulusevski image description Parma SWE F (RC) 20
    79
    13
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    Ozan Kabak image description Schalke TUR D (CR) 20
    78
    14
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    Marash Kumbulla image description Verona ALB D (CL) 20
    78
    15
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    Boubacar Kamara image description Marseille FRA D, M (C) 20
    78
    16
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    Vinicius Junior image description Real Madrid BRA W, AM (L) 19
    78
    17
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    Alexander Isak image description Real Sociedad SWE S (C) 20
    77
    18
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    Christoph Baumgartner image description Hoffenheim AUT AM, F (C) 20
    77
    19
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    Dominik Szoboszlai image description RB Salzburg HUN M (C), AM (L) 19
    77
    20
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    João Félix image description Atletico Madrid PRT ST (C) 20
    77
    21
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    Takefusa Kubo image description Mallorca JPN M (R), F (C) 19
    77
    22
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    Ansu Fati image description Barcelona ESP W (L) 17
    77
    23
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    Wesley Fofana image description Saint-Étienne FRA D (CR) 19
    77
    24
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    Callum Hudson-Odoi image description Chelsea GBR W (R), AM (L) 19
    76
    25
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    Antony image description Ajax BRA AM (R) 20
    76
    26
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    Dwight McNeil image description Burnley GBR M (L) 20
    76
    27
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    Owen Wijndal image description AZ NLD D (L) 20
    76
    28
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    Igor Diveev image description CSKA Moskva RUS D (CL) 20
    75
    29
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    Ferrán image description Valencia ESP M, AM (R) 20
    75
    30
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    Dušan Vlahović image description Fiorentina SRB S (C) 20
    74
    31
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    Bryan Mbeumo image description Brentford FRA F (RC) 20
    74
    32
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    William Saliba image description Arsenal FRA D (CR) 19
    74
    33
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    Evan N'Dicka image description Frankfurt FRA D (L) 20
    74
    34
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    Eljif Elmas image description Napoli MKD M, AM (C) 20
    74
    35
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    Sandro Tonali image description Brescia ITA DM, M (C) 20
    74
    36
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    Benoît Mukinayi image description Monaco FRA D (CL) 19
    74
    37
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    Pedro Neto image description Wolves PRT AM (L) 20
    73
    38
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    Hamed Traoré image description Sassuolo CIV M, AM (C) 20
    72
    39
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    Ismail Jakobs image description 1. FC Köln DEU AM (L) 20
    72
    40
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    Myron Boadu image description AZ NLD S (C) 19
    72
    41
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    Max Aarons image description Norwich GBR D (R) 20
    72
    42
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    Domagoj Bradarić image description Lille HRV D (L) 20
    72
    43
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    Florentino image description SL Benfica PRT M, DM (C) 20
    71
    44
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    Sven Botman image description Heerenveen NLD D (C) 20
    71
    45
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    Joe Willock image description Arsenal GBR AM, DM (C) 20
    71
    46
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    Zaydou Youssouf image description Saint-Étienne FRA DM, M (C) 20
    71
    47
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    Yacine Adli image description Bordeaux FRA AM, M (C) 19
    70
    48
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    Jean-Clair Todibo image description Barcelona FRA D (C) 20
    70
    49
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    Bafodé Diakité image description Toulouse FRA D (CR) 19
    70
    50
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    Heitor image description Internacional BRA D (R) 19
    70

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