2021 Golden Boy award: shortlist cut to 60

The list of nominations for the Golden Boy Award 2021 has been reduced from 80 to 60 in the search to nominate the best young talents currently playing in Europe.

Erling Haaland is the current holder of the prestigious award, which has also previously been won by Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba, Raheem Sterling and Kylian Mbappe.

The Italian newspaper Tuttosport is monitoring the process and started by naming 100 top talents in June, which was reduced to 80 last month and now stands at 60. It will be lowered further to 40 in September, before the last 20 are revealed in October.

The online public vote is responsible for removing the list, but an expert panel from Italy’s top sports magazines and TV channels will select the winner in November, while the award ceremony will take place in mid-December.

Karim Adeyemi (Red Bull Salzburg) Rayan Ait-Nouri (Wolves) Ander Barrenetxea (Real Sociedad) Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund) Stipe Biuk (Hajduk Split) Myron Boadu (Monaco) Jayden Braaf (Manchester City) Brian Brobbey (RB Leipzig) Armando Broja (Chelsea) Riccardo Calafiori (Roma) Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes) Rayan Cherki (Lyon) Francisco Conceicao (Porto) Yusuf Demir (Barcelona) Ersin Destanoglu (Besiktas) Amad Diallo (Manchester United) Jeremy Doku (Rennes) Sebastiano Esposito (Basel) Fabio Silva (Wolves) Nicolo Fagioli (Juventus) Eric Garcia (Barcelona) Bryan Gil (Tottenham) Goncalo Ramos (Benfica) Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax) Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) Josko Gvardiol (RB Leipzig) Mohamed Ihatteren (PSV Eindhoven) Ilaix Moriba (Barcelona) Curtis Jones (Liverpool) Kaio Jorge (Juventus) Arnaud Kalimuendo (Paris Saint-Germain) Odilon Kossounou (Bayer Leverkusen) Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Rubin Kazan) Lee Kang-in (Valencia) Luis Henrique (Marseille) Noni Madueke (PSV Eindhoven )) Marco s Paulo (Atletico Madrid) Gabriel Marti nelli (Arsenal) Yunus Musah (Valencia) Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich) Nuno Mendes (Sporting CP) Pedri (Barcelona) Roberto Piccoli (Atalanta) Yeremi Pino (Villarreal) Filippo Ranocchia (Juventus) Reinier ( Borussia Dortmund) Giovanni Reyna (Borussia Dortmund) Nicolo Rovella (Genoa) Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) William Saliba (Marseille) Martin Satriano (Inter) Luke Thomas (Leicester) Tiago Tomas (Sporting CP) Jurrien Timber (Ajax) Konstantinos Tzolakis (Olympiacos ) German Valera (Atletico Madrid) Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen) Nicola Zalewski (Roma) Joshua Zirkzee (Anderlecht)

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