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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
    99
    2
    Jadon Sancho profile photo
    Jadon Sancho BV Borussia 09 Dortmund clublogo Dortmund GBR AM (RL) 20
    99  
    3
    Phil Foden profile photo
    Phil Foden Manchester City FC clublogo Man City GBR AM (L), M (C) 20
    88  
    4
    Alphonso Davies profile photo
    Alphonso Davies FC Bayern München clublogo Bayern CAN D (L) 20
    87
    5
    Eric Garcia profile photo
    Eric Garcia Manchester City FC clublogo Man City ESP D (CR) 20
    86  
    6
    Gio Reyna profile photo
    Gio Reyna BV Borussia 09 Dortmund clublogo Dortmund USA AM (CL) 18
    84  
    7
    Mitchel Bakker profile photo
    Mitchel Bakker Paris Saint-Germain FC clublogo PSG NLD D (L) 20
    83  
    8
    Ansu Fati profile photo
    Ansu Fati FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona ESP W, AM (L) 18
    83  
    9
    Dominik Szoboszlai profile photo
    Dominik Szoboszlai RB Leipzig clublogo RB Leipzig HUN AM (L), M (C) 20
    82
    10
    Wesley Fofana profile photo
    Wesley Fofana Leicester City FC clublogo Leicester City FRA D (CR) 20
    81  
    11
    Florian Wirtz profile photo
    Florian Wirtz Bayer 04 Leverkusen clublogo Leverkusen DEU M, AM (C) 17
    81
    12
    Pedro Neto profile photo
    Pedro Neto Wolverhampton Wanderers FC clublogo Wolves PRT AM (LR) 20
    81  
    13
    Callum Hudson-Odoi profile photo
    Callum Hudson-Odoi Chelsea FC clublogo Chelsea GBR W (RL) 20
    80  
    14
    Ethan Ampadu profile photo
    Ethan Ampadu Sheffield United FC clublogo Sheffield Utd WAL D, M (C) 20
    79
    15
    Eduardo Camavinga profile photo
    Eduardo Camavinga Stade Rennais FC 1901 clublogo Stade Rennais FRA M, AM (C) 18
    79  
    16
    Khvicha Kvaratskhelia profile photo
    Khvicha Kvaratskhelia FK Rubin Kazan clublogo Rubin Kazan GEO AM, W (L) 20
    78  
    17
    Mason Greenwood profile photo
    Mason Greenwood Manchester United FC clublogo Man Utd GBR AM (R), S (C) 19
    78
    18
    Bukayo Saka profile photo
    Bukayo Saka Arsenal FC clublogo Arsenal GBR AM (R), M (L) 19
    77  
    19
    Benoît Mukinayi profile photo
    Benoît Mukinayi AS Monaco FC clublogo Monaco FRA D (CL) 19
    77  
    20
    Yacine Adli profile photo
    Yacine Adli FC Girondins de Bordeaux clublogo Bordeaux FRA AM, DM (C) 20
    77
    21
    Emile Smith Rowe profile photo
    Emile Smith Rowe Arsenal FC clublogo Arsenal GBR AM (CR) 20
    76  
    22
    Benjamin Cabango profile photo
    Benjamin Cabango Swansea City AFC clublogo Swansea WAL D (CR) 20
    75  
    23
    Brandon Williams profile photo
    Brandon Williams Manchester United FC clublogo Man Utd GBR D, DM (L) 20
    75
    24
    Yuri Alberto profile photo
    Yuri Alberto SC Internacional clublogo Internacional BRA S (C) 19
    75  
    25
    Maxence Lacroix profile photo
    Maxence Lacroix VfL Wolfsburg clublogo Wolfsburg FRA D (C) 20
    74  
    26
    Rodrygo profile photo
    Rodrygo Real Madrid CF clublogo Real Madrid BRA W (RL) 20
    74
    27
    Sandro Tonali profile photo
    Sandro Tonali AC Milan clublogo Milan ITA DM, M (C) 20
    74
    28
    Takefusa Kubo profile photo
    Takefusa Kubo Getafe CF clublogo Getafe JPN M, AM (R) 19
    74
    29
    Pavel Maslov profile photo
    Pavel Maslov FK Spartak Moskva clublogo Spartak Moskva RUS D (RC) 20
    73
    30
    Vinicius Junior profile photo
    Vinicius Junior Real Madrid CF clublogo Real Madrid BRA W, AM (L) 20
    73  
    31
    Ryan Sessegnon profile photo
    Ryan Sessegnon TSG 1899 Hoffenheim clublogo Hoffenheim GBR D, AM (L) 20
    73
    32
    Nehuén Pérez profile photo
    Nehuén Pérez Granada CF clublogo Granada ARG D (C) 20
    73  
    33
    Abner profile photo
    Abner CA Paranaense clublogo Paranaense BRA D (L) 20
    73
    34
    Mohamed Simakan profile photo
    Mohamed Simakan RC Strasbourg Alsace clublogo Strasbourg FRA D (CR) 20
    73
    35
    Ivan Ilić profile photo
    Ivan Ilić Hellas Verona FC clublogo Verona SRB DM, M (C) 19
    73  
    36
    Lutsharel Geertruida profile photo
    Lutsharel Geertruida Feyenoord Rotterdam clublogo Feyenoord NLD D (RC) 20
    72
    37
    Sebastian Walukiewicz profile photo
    Sebastian Walukiewicz Cagliari Calcio clublogo Cagliari POL D (CR) 20
    72
    38
    Marc Guéhi profile photo
    Marc Guéhi Swansea City AFC clublogo Swansea GBR D (LC) 20
    72  
    39
    Gabriel Menino profile photo
    Gabriel Menino SE Palmeiras clublogo Palmeiras BRA AM, D (R) 20
    71  
    40
    Dejan Kulusevski profile photo
    Dejan Kulusevski Juventus FC clublogo Juventus SWE F (CR) 20
    71  
    41
    Myron Boadu profile photo
    Myron Boadu AZ clublogo AZ NLD S (C) 20
    71  
    42
    Ozan Kabak profile photo
    Ozan Kabak Liverpool FC clublogo Liverpool TUR D (C) 20
    71  
    43
    Jayden Bogle profile photo
    Jayden Bogle Sheffield United FC clublogo Sheffield Utd GBR D, M (R) 20
    71
    44
    Mohammed Kudus profile photo
    Mohammed Kudus AFC Ajax clublogo Ajax GHA M, S (C) 20
    71  
    45
    Lee Kangin profile photo
    Lee Kangin Valencia CF clublogo Valencia KOR F, AM (C) 20
    71  
    46
    Gustavo Assunção profile photo
    Gustavo Assunção FC Famalicão clublogo Famalicão PRT M, DM (C) 20
    71  
    47
    Davide Bettella profile photo
    Davide Bettella AC Monza clublogo Monza ITA D (CR) 20
    70
    48
    Heitor profile photo
    Heitor SC Internacional clublogo Internacional BRA D (R) 20
    70  
    49
    Angel Gomes profile photo
    Angel Gomes Boavista FC clublogo Boavista GBR F, AM (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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