Saturday November 21 2020
Haaland wins Golden Boy Award

Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland has received the 2020 Golden Boy award as most promising young player in the world.

The trophy is handed out by newspaper Tuttosport after an intensive voting process, including a panel of global experts, to the player under the age of 21 who is most likely to break out and become a star.

Recent winners of the Golden Boy award have included Kylian Mbappé in 2017, Matthijs de Ligt in 2018 and Joao Felix in 2019.

Barcelona striker Ansu Fati came second – and won the popular vote on the Tuttosport website – with Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies in third.

Jadon Sancho, Edouard Camavinga, Juventus winger Dejan Kulusevski, Phil Foden, Dominik Szoboszlai, Bukayo Saka and Vinicius Junior complete the top 10.

Haaland is only 20 years old, but already earned a €20m transfer from RB Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund in January.

His scoring rate is astonishing, including six goals in just seven senior caps for Norway.

The son of former Leeds United forward Alf-Inge Haaland has 11 goals in 11 competitive games for Borussia Dortmund so far this season.

That includes four goals in three Champions League matches.