2020 Golden Boy Awards: Ghana’s Mohammed Kudus makes top 80 shortlist

first_imgBlack Stars and Ajax Amsterdam’s new signing, Mohammed Kudus has made it to the top 80 shortlists for the prestigious Golden Boy Award.The list includes Borussia Dortmund duo, Erling Braut Haaland and Jadon Sancho, Manchester City’s Phil Foden Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi among other top names.The Ghana international who has joined Dutch champions, Ajax made the cut after his impressive displays in the Danish Superliga during his time with FC Nordsjaelland.Italian newspaper Tuttosport came up with the award in 2003 to reward the best young player (under the age of 21) in Europe.Dutchman Rafael van der Vaart was the first winner 17 years ago and the former Tottenham Hotspur man was followed by Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas and Sergio Aguero.In recent times, Paul Pogba, Raheem Sterling, Kylian Mbappe and Matthijs de Ligt have all won the award.Below is the list of the players who made the list:Maximilian James Aarons (Norwich), Abel Ruiz (Braga), Karim-David Adeyemi (RB Salzburg) Yacine Adli (Bordeaux), Marley Ake (Marseille), Ethan Ampadu (RB Leipzig), Yan Couto (Manchester City)Adil Aouchiche (PSG), Benoît Badiashile (Monaco, Mitchel Bakker (PSG), Myron Boadu (AZ), Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes), Rayan Cherki (OL), Jayden Braaf (Manchester City), Nils Fröling (Kalmar FF)Jonathan David (La Gantoise), Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich), Karamoko Dembele (Celtic), Sergino Dest (Ajax), Tiago Djalo (Lille), Fabio Silva (FC Porto), Mohammed Kudus (FC Nordsjaelland, Ajax)Sebastiano Esposito (Inter Milan), Ansu Fati (FC Barcelona), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Zeljko Gavric (Red Star Belgrade), Lutsharel Geertruida (Feyenoord), Morgan Anthony Gibbs-White (Wolves)Matias Gonçalo Ramos (Benfica), Amine Gouiri (Lyon), Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), Erling Braut Haaland (Borussia Dortmund), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea)Mohamed Amine Ihattaren (PSV), Curtis Jones (Liverpool), Ozan Muhammed Kabak (Schalke 04), Takefusa Kubo (Mallorca, Real Madrid), Dejan Kulusevski (Parma, Juventus), Diego Lainez (Betis), Yasser Larouci (Liverpool), Daniel Maldini (AC Milan)Felix Khonde Mambimbi (YB Bern), Antonio Marin (Dinamo Zagreb), Alejandro José Méndez Marques (Juventus), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), Tanguy Kouassi (PSG, Bayern Munich)Nehuén Pérez (Famalicão, Atlético de Madrid), Michael Obafemi (Southampton), Paulinho (Bayer Leverkusen), Strahinja Pavlovic (Partizan, AS Monaco), Pedro Neto (Wolves)Eduardo Quaresma (Sporting CP), Rafael Camacho (Sporting CP), Reinier (Real Madrid), Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Ionut-Casian Rus (CFR Cluj), Luqman Hakim (KV Kortrijk)Thomas Sabitzer (LASK), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), William Saliba (St Etienne), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Ryan Sessegnon (Tottenham), Musa Juwara (Bologna), Luka Romero (RCD Mallorca)Dominik Szoboszlai (RB Salzburg), Tomás Tavarez (Benfica), Tetê (Shakhtar Donetsk), Sandro Tonali (Brescia), Ferrán Torres (Valencia FC), Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo), Kenny Rocha Santos (AS Saint-Etienne, AS Nancy)Lassina Traoré (Ajax), Heorhiy Tsitaishvili (Dynamo Kiev), Yari Verschaeren (Anderlecht), Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid), Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina), Joshua Zirkzee (Bayern Munich)Tomas Esteves (FC Porto), Juan Sanabria (Atletico Madrid), Tomas Tavares (Benfica), Antonio Marin (Dinamo Zagreb).last_img

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