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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
    97  
    2
    Alphonso Davies profile photo
    Alphonso Davies FC Bayern München clublogo Bayern CAN D, AM (L) 20
    87
    3
    Jadon Sancho profile photo
    Jadon Sancho BV Borussia 09 Dortmund clublogo Dortmund GBR AM (RL) 20
    86
    4
    Reece James profile photo
    Reece James Chelsea FC clublogo Chelsea GBR D (R), DM (C) 20
    84  
    5
    Phil Foden profile photo
    Phil Foden Manchester City FC clublogo Man City GBR M (C), AM (L) 20
    84  
    6
    Ansu Fati profile photo
    Ansu Fati FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona ESP W, AM (L) 18
    83  
    7
    Eric Garcia profile photo
    Eric Garcia Manchester City FC clublogo Man City ESP D (CR) 19
    82
    8
    Dominik Szoboszlai profile photo
    Dominik Szoboszlai FC Red Bull Salzburg clublogo RB Salzburg HUN AM (LC) 20
    82  
    9
    Dejan Kulusevski profile photo
    Dejan Kulusevski Juventus FC clublogo Juventus SWE F (RC) 20
    81
    10
    Wesley Fofana profile photo
    Wesley Fofana Leicester City FC clublogo Leicester City FRA D (CR) 19
    81  
    11
    Marash Kumbulla profile photo
    Marash Kumbulla AS Roma clublogo Roma ALB D (CL) 20
    81
    12
    Khvicha Kvaratskhelia profile photo
    Khvicha Kvaratskhelia FK Rubin Kazan clublogo Rubin Kazan GEO AM (LR) 19
    80
    13
    Ferrán profile photo
    Ferrán Manchester City FC clublogo Man City ESP M, AM (R) 20
    80  
    14
    Gio Reyna profile photo
    Gio Reyna BV Borussia 09 Dortmund clublogo Dortmund USA AM (C) 18
    80
    15
    Brenner profile photo
    Brenner São Paulo FC clublogo São Paulo BRA F (C), AM (L) 20
    80  
    16
    Takefusa Kubo profile photo
    Takefusa Kubo Villarreal CF clublogo Villarreal JPN M (R), F (C) 19
    79
    17
    Eduardo Camavinga profile photo
    Eduardo Camavinga Stade Rennais FC 1901 clublogo Stade Rennais FRA M, AM (C) 18
    79  
    18
    Domagoj Bradarić profile photo
    Domagoj Bradarić Lille OSC clublogo Lille HRV D (L) 20
    78  
    19
    Sven Botman profile photo
    Sven Botman Lille OSC clublogo Lille NLD D (C) 20
    78  
    20
    Mason Greenwood profile photo
    Mason Greenwood Manchester United FC clublogo Man Utd GBR AM (R), F (C) 19
    78
    21
    Bukayo Saka profile photo
    Bukayo Saka Arsenal FC clublogo Arsenal GBR D, M (L) 19
    77  
    22
    Vinicius Junior profile photo
    Vinicius Junior Real Madrid CF clublogo Real Madrid BRA W, AM (L) 20
    77  
    23
    Benoît Mukinayi profile photo
    Benoît Mukinayi AS Monaco FC clublogo Monaco FRA D (CL) 19
    76
    24
    Ethan Ampadu profile photo
    Ethan Ampadu Sheffield United FC clublogo Sheffield Utd WAL D, DM (C) 20
    76  
    25
    Antony profile photo
    Antony AFC Ajax clublogo Ajax BRA AM, W (R) 20
    76
    26
    Trincão profile photo
    Trincão FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona PRT AM, M (R) 20
    76  
    27
    Illan Meslier profile photo
    Illan Meslier Leeds United FC clublogo Leeds Utd FRA GK 20
    76  
    28
    Brandon Williams profile photo
    Brandon Williams Manchester United FC clublogo Man Utd GBR D, DM (L) 20
    75
    29
    Ozan Kabak profile photo
    Ozan Kabak FC Schalke 04 clublogo Schalke TUR D (CR) 20
    75  
    30
    Josh Sargent profile photo
    Josh Sargent SV Werder Bremen clublogo W. Bremen USA S (C) 20
    74  
    31
    Leandro Barreiro Martins profile photo
    Leandro Barreiro Martins 1. FSV Mainz 05 clublogo Mainz LUX M, DM (C) 20
    74  
    32
    Moise Kean profile photo
    Moise Kean Paris Saint-Germain FC clublogo PSG ITA ST (C) 20
    74
    33
    Rodrygo profile photo
    Rodrygo Real Madrid CF clublogo Real Madrid BRA W (RL) 19
    74
    34
    Benjamin Cabango profile photo
    Benjamin Cabango Swansea City AFC clublogo Swansea WAL D (CR) 20
    74  
    35
    Sandro Tonali profile photo
    Sandro Tonali AC Milan clublogo Milan ITA DM, M (C) 20
    73
    36
    Pavel Maslov profile photo
    Pavel Maslov FK Spartak Moskva clublogo Spartak Moskva RUS D (RC) 20
    73
    37
    Sebastian Walukiewicz profile photo
    Sebastian Walukiewicz Cagliari Calcio clublogo Cagliari POL D (CR) 20
    73  
    38
    Pedro Neto profile photo
    Pedro Neto Wolverhampton Wanderers FC clublogo Wolves PRT AM (LR) 20
    73
    39
    Maxence Caqueret profile photo
    Maxence Caqueret Olympique Lyonnais clublogo Lyon FRA M, DM (C) 20
    73  
    40
    Abner profile photo
    Abner CA Paranaense clublogo Paranaense BRA D (L) 20
    73
    41
    Callum Hudson-Odoi profile photo
    Callum Hudson-Odoi Chelsea FC clublogo Chelsea GBR W (RL) 20
    73
    42
    Mohamed Simakan profile photo
    Mohamed Simakan RC Strasbourg Alsace clublogo Strasbourg FRA D (RC) 20
    73
    43
    Mohamed Camara profile photo
    Mohamed Camara FC Red Bull Salzburg clublogo RB Salzburg MLI M, DM (C) 20
    72  
    44
    Konstantin Maradishvili profile photo
    Konstantin Maradishvili PFC CSKA Moskva clublogo CSKA Moskva RUS DM, M (C) 20
    71
    45
    Gabriel Menino profile photo
    Gabriel Menino SE Palmeiras clublogo Palmeiras BRA AM, D (R) 20
    71
    46
    Mohammed Kudus profile photo
    Mohammed Kudus AFC Ajax clublogo Ajax GHA M, S (C) 20
    71  
    47
    Lee Kangin profile photo
    Lee Kangin Valencia CF clublogo Valencia KOR F (C), M (L) 19
    71  
    48
    Marc Guéhi profile photo
    Marc Guéhi Swansea City AFC clublogo Swansea GBR D (CL) 20
    70
    49
    Aurélien Tchouameni profile photo
    Aurélien Tchouameni AS Monaco FC clublogo Monaco FRA M, DM (C) 20
    70
    50
    Gonzalo Plata profile photo
    Gonzalo Plata Sporting Clube de Portugal clublogo Sporting CP ECU AM, DM (R) 20
    70

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