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
    90
    2
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    Alphonso Davies image description Bayern CAN D, AM (L) 19
    90
    3
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    Erling Haaland image description Dortmund NOR ST (C) 20
    88
    4
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    Dejan Kulusevski image description Juventus SWE F (RC) 20
    82
    5
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    Phil Foden image description Man City GBR M (C), AM (R) 20
    82
    6
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    Reece James image description Chelsea GBR D (R), DM (C) 20
    82
    7
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    Trincão image description Barcelona PRT AM, M (R) 20
    79
    8
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    Jens Hauge image description Bodø/Glimt NOR W (LR) 20
    79
    9
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    Dominik Szoboszlai image description RB Salzburg HUN M (C), AM (L) 19
    78
    10
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    Mason Greenwood image description Man Utd GBR AM (R), F (C) 18
    78
    11
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    Rodrygo image description Real Madrid BRA W (RL) 19
    78
    12
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    Eduardo Camavinga image description Stade Rennais FRA M (C) 17
    78
    13
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    Takefusa Kubo image description Villarreal JPN M (R), F (C) 19
    78
    14
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    Bukayo Saka image description Arsenal GBR D, AM (L) 19
    77
    15
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    João Félix image description Atletico Madrid PRT S (C) 20
    77
    16
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    Brandon Williams image description Man Utd GBR D, DM (L) 20
    77
    17
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    Vinicius Junior image description Real Madrid BRA W, AM (L) 20
    76
    18
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    Benoît Mukinayi image description Monaco FRA D (CL) 19
    76
    19
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    Wesley Fofana image description Saint-Étienne FRA D (CR) 19
    76
    20
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    Igor Diveev image description CSKA Moskva RUS D (CL) 20
    76
    21
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    Ozan Kabak image description Schalke TUR D (CR) 20
    76
    22
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    Ansu Fati image description Barcelona ESP W (L) 17
    76
    23
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    Boubacar Kamara image description Marseille FRA D, M (C) 20
    75
    24
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    Dwight McNeil image description Burnley GBR M (L) 20
    75
    25
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    Pedro Neto image description Wolves PRT AM (LR) 20
    75
    26
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    Khvicha Kvaratskhelia image description Rubin Kazan GEO AM (LR) 19
    74
    27
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    Marash Kumbulla image description Roma ALB D (CL) 20
    74
    28
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    Sandro Tonali image description Milan ITA DM, M (C) 20
    74
    29
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    Ferrán image description Man City ESP M, AM (R) 20
    74
    30
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    Antony image description Ajax BRA AM, W (R) 20
    73
    31
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    Sven Botman image description Lille NLD D (C) 20
    73
    32
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    Callum Hudson-Odoi image description Chelsea GBR W (R), AM (L) 19
    73
    33
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    Eljif Elmas image description Napoli MKD M, AM (C) 20
    72
    34
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    Hamed Traoré image description Sassuolo CIV M, AM (C) 20
    72
    35
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    Domagoj Bradarić image description Lille HRV D (L) 20
    71
    36
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    Owen Wijndal image description AZ NLD D (L) 20
    71
    37
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    Mohamed Simakan image description Strasbourg FRA D (RC) 20
    70
    38
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    Nail Umyarov image description Spartak Moskva RUS DM, M (C) 20
    70
    39
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    William Saliba image description Arsenal FRA D (CR) 19
    70
    40
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    Leandro Barreiro Martins image description Mainz LUX M, DM (C) 20
    70
    41
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    Benjamin Cabango image description Swansea WAL D (CR) 20
    70
    42
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    Aurélien Tchouameni image description Monaco FRA DM, M (C) 20
    69
    43
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    Daniil Utkin image description Krasnodar-2 RUS AM, M (C) 20
    69
    44
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    Myron Boadu image description AZ NLD S (C) 19
    69
    45
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    Max Aarons image description Norwich GBR D (R) 20
    69
    46
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    Dušan Vlahović image description Fiorentina SRB ST (C) 20
    69
    47
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    Mohammed Kudus image description Ajax GHA M, S (C) 20
    69
    48
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    Bafodé Diakité image description Toulouse FRA D (CL) 19
    69
    49
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    Jean-Clair Todibo image description Barcelona FRA D (C) 20
    68
    50
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    Josh Sargent image description W. Bremen USA ST (C) 20
    68

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