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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
    Wesley Fofana profile photo
    Wesley Fofana Leicester City FC clublogo Leicester City FRA D (CR) 20
    87
    2
    Eric Garcia profile photo
    Eric Garcia FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona ESP D (C) 20
    84
    3
    Curtis Jones profile photo
    Curtis Jones Liverpool FC clublogo Liverpool GBR M (C), W (L) 20
    83
    4
    Pedri profile photo
    Pedri FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona ESP M, AM (C) 19
    81
    5
    Benoît Badiashile profile photo
    Benoît Badiashile AS Monaco FC clublogo Monaco FRA D (CL) 20
    81
    6
    Jeremy Doku profile photo
    Jeremy Doku Stade Rennais FC 1901 clublogo Stade Rennais BEL AM (RL) 19
    81
    7
    Ansu Fati profile photo
    Ansu Fati FC Barcelona clublogo Barcelona ESP W, AM (L) 19
    80
    8
    Mason Greenwood profile photo
    Mason Greenwood Manchester United FC clublogo Man Utd GBR AM (R), F (C) 20
    80
    9
    Neco Williams profile photo
    Neco Williams Liverpool FC clublogo Liverpool WAL D, M (R) 20
    79  
    10
    Jamal Musiala profile photo
    Jamal Musiala FC Bayern München clublogo Bayern DEU AM (L) 18
    79
    11
    William Saliba profile photo
    William Saliba Olympique de Marseille clublogo Marseille FRA D, DM (C) 20
    79
    12
    Khvicha Kvaratskhelia profile photo
    Khvicha Kvaratskhelia FK Rubin Kazan clublogo Rubin Kazan GEO AM, W (L) 20
    79
    13
    Jude Bellingham profile photo
    Jude Bellingham BV Borussia 09 Dortmund clublogo Dortmund GBR DM, M (C) 18
    79
    14
    Eduardo Camavinga profile photo
    Eduardo Camavinga Real Madrid CF clublogo Real Madrid FRA M, AM (C) 19
    78
    15
    Florian Wirtz profile photo
    Florian Wirtz Bayer 04 Leverkusen clublogo Leverkusen DEU AM, M (C) 18
    78
    16
    Bryan profile photo
    Bryan Tottenham Hotspur FC clublogo Tottenham ESP M, AM (L) 20
    78
    17
    Yeremi Pino profile photo
    Yeremi Pino Villarreal CF clublogo Villarreal ESP W, M (R) 19
    77  
    18
    Pape Matar Sarr profile photo
    Pape Matar Sarr FC Metz clublogo FC Metz SEN M, DM (C) 19
    77
    19
    Ryan Gravenberch profile photo
    Ryan Gravenberch AFC Ajax clublogo Ajax NLD M, DM (C) 19
    77
    20
    Bukayo Saka profile photo
    Bukayo Saka Arsenal FC clublogo Arsenal GBR AM (RL) 20
    76
    21
    Jurrien Timber profile photo
    Jurrien Timber AFC Ajax clublogo Ajax NLD D (CR) 20
    76
    22
    Illia Zabarnyi profile photo
    Illia Zabarnyi FK Dynamo Kyiv clublogo Dynamo Kyiv UKR D (CR) 19
    75  
    23
    Renan profile photo
    Renan SE Palmeiras clublogo Palmeiras BRA D (LC) 19
    75  
    24
    Ivan Ilić profile photo
    Ivan Ilić Hellas Verona FC clublogo Hellas SRB DM, M (C) 20
    74
    25
    Matheus Martinelli profile photo
    Matheus Martinelli Fluminense FC clublogo Fluminense BRA DM, M (C) 20
    74  
    26
    Devyne Rensch profile photo
    Devyne Rensch AFC Ajax clublogo Ajax NLD D (RC) 18
    74
    27
    Lucas Felipe Calegari profile photo
    Lucas Felipe Calegari Fluminense FC clublogo Fluminense BRA D (R) 19
    74
    28
    Nuno Mendes profile photo
    Nuno Mendes Paris Saint-Germain FC clublogo PSG PRT DM, D (L) 19
    74
    29
    Khéphren Thuram-Ulie profile photo
    Khéphren Thuram-Ulie OGC Nice clublogo Nice FRA M, DM (C) 20
    73
    30
    Rayan Cherki profile photo
    Rayan Cherki Olympique Lyonnais clublogo Lyon FRA AM (R) 18
    73
    31
    Nicolò Rovella profile photo
    Nicolò Rovella Genoa CFC clublogo Genoa ITA M, DM (C) 20
    73
    32
    Matthew Hoppe profile photo
    Matthew Hoppe RCD Mallorca clublogo Mallorca USA S (C) 20
    73  
    33
    Luke Thomas profile photo
    Luke Thomas Leicester City FC clublogo Leicester City GBR D, DM (L) 20
    73
    34
    Gio Reyna profile photo
    Gio Reyna BV Borussia 09 Dortmund clublogo Dortmund USA AM (RC) 19
    73
    35
    Rodrygo profile photo
    Rodrygo Real Madrid CF clublogo Real Madrid BRA W (RL) 20
    73
    36
    Andrea Carboni profile photo
    Andrea Carboni Cagliari Calcio clublogo Cagliari ITA D (LC) 20
    73
    37
    Wilfried Singo profile photo
    Wilfried Singo Torino FC clublogo Torino CIV M, DM (R) 20
    72
    38
    Veron profile photo
    Veron SE Palmeiras clublogo Palmeiras BRA AM (RL) 19
    72  
    39
    Adrien Truffert profile photo
    Adrien Truffert Stade Rennais FC 1901 clublogo Stade Rennais FRA D (L) 20
    72
    40
    Noah Katterbach profile photo
    Noah Katterbach 1. FC Köln clublogo 1. FC Köln DEU D (L) 20
    72
    41
    Sandry profile photo
    Sandry Santos FC clublogo Santos BRA DM, M (C) 19
    72
    42
    Adil Aouchiche profile photo
    Adil Aouchiche AS Saint-Étienne clublogo Saint-Étienne FRA AM, M (C) 19
    72
    43
    Gianluca Busio profile photo
    Gianluca Busio Venezia FC clublogo Venezia FC USA M, DM (C) 19
    72  
    44
    Doğan Alemdar profile photo
    Doğan Alemdar Stade Rennais FC 1901 clublogo Stade Rennais TUR GK 19
    72
    45
    Karim Adeyemi profile photo
    Karim Adeyemi FC Red Bull Salzburg clublogo RB Salzburg DEU F, AM (C) 19
    72
    46
    Luiz Henrique profile photo
    Luiz Henrique Fluminense FC clublogo Fluminense BRA AM, W (R) 20
    71  
    47
    Malick Thiaw profile photo
    Malick Thiaw FC Schalke 04 clublogo Schalke DEU D (CR) 20
    71
    48
    Luiz Lúcio Reis Júnior profile photo
    Luiz Lúcio Reis Júnior FC Famalicão clublogo Famalicão BRA GK 20
    71
    49
    Cristian Devenish profile photo
    Cristian Devenish CDC Atlético Nacional clublogo CDC Atlético COL D (CR) 20
    71
    50
    Rayan Aït Nouri profile photo
    Rayan Aït Nouri Wolverhampton Wanderers FC clublogo Wolves FRA D, DM (L) 20
    71

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