Kylian Mbappe wins the Golden Boy award
PSG attacking sensation Kylian Mbappe was announced as the 2017 Golden Boy award winner on Monday.
It comes as not a huge surprise that Mbappe won the award following some sensational displays for Monaco in the Champions League.
Mbappe joins an all star list of former winners that include Leo Messi, Wayne Rooney, Sergio Agüero, Mario Götze and Paul Pogba.
Mbappe beats Dembele & Rashford
The French attacker is the 15th winner of the award which has become known as the “young Ballon d’Or.”
And, adds to the prestige around Mbappe who emerged in the second half of last season as Monaco reached the Champions League semi-finals and won Ligue 1.
It again makes you wonder how Mbappe was allowed to leave Monaco for PSG in a loan deal during the summer.
The top 10 young players in world football
In addition to naming Mbappe as the Golden Boy, Tuttosport have also named the top 10 young players in world football right now.
Barcelona’s summer signing from Borussia Dortmund, Ousmane Dembele, comes in second.
Whilst Marcus Rashford of Manchester United is third.
Considering he hasn’t lost a game of note for over a year, and scored and assisted plenty, Gabriel Jesus is a bit unlucky to be fourth on the Tuttosport list.
The final five players in the list are essentially players that were unlikely to win but have been super impressive in recent years.
Gianluigi Donnarumma will for sure be on this list again in the coming years. Whilst Christian Pulisic must still be smarting from the USA’s failure to reach the World Cup.
1. Kylian Mbappe – Paris Saint-Germain
2. Ousmane Dembele – Barcelona
3. Marcus Rashford – Manchester United
4. Gabriel Jesus – Manchester City
5. Gianluigi Donnarumma – AC Milan
6. Christian Pulisic – Borussia Dortmund
7. Kasper Dolberg – Ajax
8. Emre Mor – Celta Vigo
9. Federico Chiesa – Fiorentina
10. Rodrigo Bentancur – Juventus