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
    99
    2
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    Alphonso Davies image description Bayern CAN D, M (L) 19
    96
    3
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    Erling Haaland image description Dortmund NOR S (C) 19
    91
    4
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    Kai Havertz image description Leverkusen DEU AM (CR) 20
    91
    5
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    Moussa Diaby image description Leverkusen FRA AM (L), W (R) 20
    85
    6
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    Nicolò Zaniolo image description Roma ITA AM (RC) 20
    84
    7
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    Rodrygo image description Real Madrid BRA W (RL) 19
    84
    8
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    Ferrán image description Valencia ESP M, AM (R) 20
    84
    9
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    Mohammed Salisu image description Valladolid GHA D (C) 20
    83
    10
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    Matthijs de Ligt image description Juventus NLD D (C) 20
    83
    11
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    Reece James image description Chelsea GBR D (R), DM (C) 20
    83
    12
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    Dan-Axel Zagadou image description Dortmund FRA D (CL) 20
    83
    13
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    Bukayo Saka image description Arsenal GBR D, AM (L) 18
    82
    14
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    Mason Greenwood image description Man Utd GBR F (C), AM (R) 18
    81
    15
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    Dejan Kulusevski image description Parma SWE F (RC) 19
    81
    16
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    Eduardo Camavinga image description Stade Rennais COD M (C) 17
    80
    17
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    Vinicius Junior image description Real Madrid BRA W, AM (L) 19
    80
    18
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    Boubacar Kamara image description Marseille FRA D, M (C) 20
    79
    19
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    Antony image description São Paulo BRA AM (R) 20
    79
    20
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    Imran Louza image description Nantes FRA AM, M (C) 20
    79
    21
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    Dwight McNeil image description Burnley GBR M (L) 20
    79
    22
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    Alexander Isak image description Real Sociedad SWE S (C) 20
    78
    23
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    Wesley Fofana image description Saint-Étienne FRA D (CR) 19
    78
    24
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    Owen Wijndal image description AZ NLD D (L) 20
    78
    25
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    Eljif Elmas image description Napoli MKD M, AM (C) 20
    78
    26
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    Callum Hudson-Odoi image description Chelsea GBR W (R), AM (L) 19
    78
    27
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    Trincão image description Braga PRT AM (R) 20
    78
    28
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    Ozan Kabak image description Schalke TUR D (C) 20
    77
    29
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    William Saliba image description Saint-Étienne FRA D (CR) 19
    77
    30
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    Florentino Luís image description SL Benfica PRT M, DM (C) 20
    77
    31
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    Mattéo Guendouzi image description Arsenal FRA DM, M (C) 20
    77
    32
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    Alessandro Bastoni image description Inter ITA D (CL) 20
    77
    33
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    Phil Foden image description Man City GBR M, AM (C) 19
    76
    34
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    Igor Diveev image description CSKA Moskva RUS D (CL) 20
    76
    35
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    Benoît Mukinayi image description Monaco FRA D (CL) 19
    76
    36
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    Hamed Traoré image description Sassuolo CIV M, AM (C) 20
    76
    37
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    Ibrahima Konaté image description RB Leipzig FRA D (C) 20
    76
    38
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    Facundo Medina image description Talleres ARG D (CL) 20
    75
    39
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    Stanley Nsoki image description Nice FRA D (LC) 20
    75
    40
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    Takefusa Kubo image description Mallorca JPN M (R), F (C) 18
    74
    41
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    Dušan Vlahović image description Fiorentina SRB ST (C) 20
    74
    42
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    Justin Kluivert image description Roma NLD AM (LR) 20
    74
    43
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    Domagoj Bradarić image description Lille HRV D (L) 20
    74
    44
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    Sandro Tonali image description Brescia ITA DM, M (C) 19
    74
    45
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    Evan N'Dicka image description Frankfurt FRA D (L) 20
    74
    46
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    Zaydou Youssouf image description Saint-Étienne FRA DM, M (C) 20
    74
    47
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    Myron Boadu image description AZ NLD S (C) 19
    74
    48
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    Bryan Mbeumo image description Brentford FRA F (RC) 20
    74
    49
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    Sven Botman image description Heerenveen NLD D (C) 20
    74
    50
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    Pedro Neto image description Wolves PRT AM (L) 20
    73

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