Nominees for the 2020 Golden Boy award have been released.

The award which is meant for players not more than 21 years of age saw the likes of favorite Jadon Sancho, Kai Hervertz, Erling Halaand, Phil Foden nominated.

A total of 100 youngsters were nominated with just one goalkeeper Ionut-Casian Rus of CFR Cluj making the list, 24 defenders, 25 midfielders and 50 attackers.

The List In Full
Defenders
Max Aarons (Norwich City)
Ethan Ampadu (RB Leipzig)
Benoit Badiashile (Monaco)
Mitchel Bakker (PSG)
David Colina (Hajduk Split)
Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)
Sergino Dest (Ajax)
Tiago Djalo (Lille)
Eric Garcia (Manchester City)
Lutsharel Geertruida (Feyenoord)
Ozan Kabak (Schalke)
Yasser Larouci (Liverpool)
Svetozar Markmovic (Larisa)
Loic Mbe Soh (PSG)
Juan Miranda (Schalke)
Patricio Nehuen Perez (Famalicao)
Jean-Claude Ntenda (Juventus)
Strahinja Pavlovic (Partizan Belgrade)
Eduardo Quaresma (Sporting CP)
William Saliba (Saint-Etienne)
Ryan Sessegnon (Tottenham)
Yukinari Sugawara (AZ)
Tomas Tavares (Benfica)
Manuel Tiago Lopes (Porto)

Midfielders
Yacine Adli (Bordeaux)
Lucien Jefferson Agoume (Inter)
Faustino Anjorin (Chelsea)
Adil Aouchiche (PSG)
Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes)
Phil Foden (Manchester City)
James Garner (Manchester United)
Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolves)
Bryan Gil (Leganes)
Billy Gilmour (Chelsea)
Claudio Gomes (PSV)
Matias Goncalo Ramos (Benfica)
Ryan Jiro Gravenberch (Ajax)
Callum Hudson-Odoi
Mohamed Amine Ihattaren (PSV)
Curtis Jones (Liverpool)
Takefusa Kubo (Mallorca)
Dejan Kulusevski (Parma)
Alessio Riccardi (Roma)
Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
Oliver Skipp (Tottenham)
Dominik Szoboszlai (RB Salzburg)
Sandro Tonali (Brescia)
Hamed Traore (Sassuolo)
Sepp van den Berg (Liverpool)

Attackers
Abel Ruiz (Braga)
Karim-David Adeyemi (RB Salzburg)
Marley Ake (Marseille)
Angel Gomes (Manchester United)
Myron Boadu (Alkmaar)
Rayan Cherki (Lyon)
Facundo Colidio (Saint-Truiden)
Trae Bailey Coyle (Arsenal)
Leon Dajaku (Bayern Munich)
Jonathan David (Gent)
Karamoko Dembele (Celtic)
Sebastiano Esposito (Inter)
Daniel Fabio Silva (Porto)
Ansu Fati (Barcelona)
Lyle Foster (Cercle Brugge)
Zeljko Gavric (Red Star)
Willem Geubbels (Monaco)
Lorenzo Gonzalez (St Gallen)
Amine Gouiri (Lyon)
Mason Greenwood (Manchester United)
Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)
Mamadou Kaly Sene (Juventus)
Mohammed Kudus (Nordsjaelland)
Diego Lainez (Real Betis)
Kang-in Lee (Valencia)
Daniel Maldini (Milan)
Felix Khonde Mambimbi (Young Boys)
Antonio Marin (Dinamo Zagreb)
Alejandro Jose Mendez Marques (Juventus)
Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal)
Michael Obafemi (Southampton)
Paulinho (Bayer Leverkusen)
Pedro Neto (Wolves)
Euclides Rafael Camcho (Sporting CP)
Reinier (Real Madrid)
Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund)
Rodrygo (Real Madrid)
Miguel Romario Baro (Porto)
Thomas Sabitzer (LASK)
Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)
Martin Sergio Gomez (Borussia Dortmund)
Mathias Soule (Juventus)
Mateus Tete (Shakhtar)
Ferran Torres (Valencia)
Amad Traore (Atalanta)
Lassina Traore (Ajax)
Heorhiy Tsitaishvili (Dynamo Kiev)
Yari Verschaeren (Anderlecht)
Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid)
Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina)

The Golden Boy award started in 2003 and was established by Italian tabloid Tuttorsport. Other tabloids have however joined in participation of the voting. The newspapers are Bild (Germany), Blick (Switzerland), A Bola (Portugal), I’Equipe (France), France Football (France), Marca (Spain), Mundo Deportivo (Spain), Ta Nea (Greece), Sport Express Sport (Russia), De Telegraaf (Netherlands), and The Times (United Kingdom).
Dutchman Rafael Van Dar Vaart was the first winner of the award. The likes of Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe were former winners of the award.
Atletico Madrid and Portugal attacker Joao Felix is the current holder of the award.