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The Golden Boy is an award that is given by sports journalists to a young footballer playing in Europe perceived to have been the most impressive during a calendar year (two halves to two separate seasons). All nominees must be under the age of 21 and play in a European nation's top tier.

Golden Boy Award
Matthijs de Ligt 2018.jpg
Matthijs de Ligt won the award in 2018
SportAssociation football
CountryItaly
Presented byTuttosport
History
First award2003
Editions16
First winnerNetherlands Rafael van der Vaart
Most recentNetherlands Matthijs de Ligt
Websitetuttosport.com

Contents

SelectionEdit

The prize was established by Italian sports newspaper Tuttosport in 2003. Newspapers that now participate in voting include Bild (Germany), Blick (Switzerland), A Bola (Portugal), l'Équipe (France), France Football (France), Marca (Spain), Mundo Deportivo (Spain), Ta Nea (Greece), Sport Express (Russia), De Telegraaf (Netherlands), and The Times (United Kingdom). Each juror is allowed to nominate five players, the juror will allocate 10 points to the player that they perceive as the most impressive, 7 for second, 5 third, 3 fourth, and 1 point for fifth most impressive.

WinnersEdit

Awards won by positionEdit

As of 17 December 2018
Position Win(s)
Midfielder 8
Forward 7
Defender 1

Awards won by nationalityEdit

As of 17 December 2018
Country Win(s) Year(s)
  France 3 2013, 2015, 2017
  Netherlands 2 2003, 2018
  England 2004, 2014
  Argentina 2005, 2007
  Spain 2006, 2012
  Brazil 2008, 2009
  Italy 1 2010
  Germany 2011
  Portugal 2016

Awards won by clubEdit

As of 17 December 2018

Year in bold have shared the win with other clubs.

Club Win(s) Year(s)
  Manchester United 3 2004[A], 2008, 2015[B]
  Monaco 2 2015[C], 2017[D]
  Ajax 2003, 2018
  Everton 1 2004[C]
  Barcelona 2005
  Arsenal 2006
  Atlético Madrid 2007
  Milan 2009
  Manchester City 2010[E]
  Inter Milan 2010[F]
  Borussia Dortmund 2011
  Málaga 2012
  Juventus 2013
  Liverpool 2014
  Bayern Munich 2016[G]
  Benfica 2016[H]
  Paris Saint-Germain 2017[B]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Shared with Everton.
  2. ^ a b Shared with Monaco.
  3. ^ a b Shared with Manchester United.
  4. ^ Shared with Paris Saint-Germain.
  5. ^ Shared with Inter Milan.
  6. ^ Shared with Manchester City.
  7. ^ Shared with Benfica.
  8. ^ Shared with Bayern Munich.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Golden Boy: l'Albo d'Oro". tuttosport.com. 6 December 2008. Archived from the original on 1 November 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  2. ^ "È Anderson il Golden Boy 2008 di Tuttosport". tuttosport.com. 6 December 2008. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Pato vince il Golden Boy 2009: "Magari emulare Messi..."". tuttosport.com. 13 December 2009. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Balotelli, Golden Boy 2010: "Un giorno sarò del Milan"". tuttosport.com. 21 December 2010. Archived from the original on 3 January 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Borussia Dortmund's Mario Gotze lands 'Golden Boy' award for 2011". Goal.com. Dec 5, 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Isco wins the 2012 Golden Boy award". insidespanishfootball.com. 22 December 2012. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Pogba wins the 2013 Golden Boy award". tuttosport.com. 4 December 2013. Archived from the original on 7 December 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Raheem Sterling named Europe's Golden Boy after excellent year at Liverpool FC". Liverpool Echo. 20 December 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Anthony Martial élu Golden Boy 2015". L'Équipe (in French). 19 December 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Renato Sanches è il Golden Boy 2016 di Tuttosport" [Renato Sanches is Tuttosport's Golden Boy 2016] (in Italian). Tuttosport. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Golden Boy, "Le Roi" Mbappé: è il vincitore del 2017" [Mbappé wins Tuttosport's Golden Boy 2017 award] (in Italian). Tuttosport. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  12. ^ "De Ligt wins 2018 Golden Boy". Football Italia. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2018.