Monday October 1 2018
Six in Golden Boy shortlist

Five Serie A players and Pietro Pellegri are among the 40 final candidates for the 2018 Golden Boy award.

From Serie A are Milan forward Patrick Cutrone, Juventus’ Moise Kean, Atalanta striker Musa Barrow, Roma pair Justin Kluivert and Nicolo Zaniolo, while Monaco teenager Pellegri is included.

However, Genoa youngster Lorenzo Callegari, Inter-owned Yann Karamoh and Cagliari attacker Han Kwang-song are among those cut from the original list of 100.

There have been 15 previous winners, going from Rafael van der Vaart in 2003 through to 2017 winner Kylian Mbappe, who is being heavily backed to defend the award.

European media come together to vote for their choices, including Corriere dello Sport, Gazzetta dello Sport, Marca, L’Equipe, Bild, The Times, Blick, De Telegraaf, A Bola, Sport-Express, Aftonbladet and SportDay.

List of final Golden Boy 2018 candidates:

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Kelvin Adou (Toulouse), Houssem Aouar (Olympique Lyonnais), Musa Barrow (Atalanta), Justin Bulow (Feyenoord), Josip Breaklo (Wolfsburg), Patrick Cutrone (Milan), Dani Olmo (Dinamo Zagreb), Tom Davies (Everton), Matthijs de Ligt (Alaves), Moussa Diaby (Paris Saint-Germain), Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Moussa Djenepo (Standard Liege), Ritsu Doan (Groningen), Eder Militao (Porto), Edouard (Celtic), Evander (Midtjylland), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Achraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund), Amadou Haidara (Red Bull Salzburg), Joao Felix (Benfica), Jota (Benfica), Jovane Cabral (Sporting CP), Dejan Joveljic (Red Star Belgrade), Boubacar Kamara (Olympique Marseille), Moise Kean (Juventus), Abdoulaye Keita (Dijon), Justin Kluivert (Roma), Manu Garcia (Real Oviedo), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Pietro Pellegri (Monaco), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Marcelo Saracchi (RB Leipzig), Ismaila Sarr (Stade Rennais), Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig), Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid), Moussa Wague (Barcelona), Timothy Weah (Paris Saint-Germain),Nicolo Zaniolo (Roma)

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