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TOP 10 youngsters ready to dominate world football

TOP 10 youngsters ready to dominate world football

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With the over a decade-long rivalry between Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – two of the best football players to ever grace the pitch at the same time – getting older and increasingly becoming unlikely to play further after the FIFA World Cup 2022, the football world should definitely get ready to witness the next generation of wonderkids taking their place.

 

However, world football is currently blessed with incredible number of young talents, whose futures look beyond bright.

Let’s take a look on the list of TOP 10 youngsters who are ready to dominate football after Messi-Ronaldo legacy.

 

10. Alphonso Davies

 

  • Age – 20
  • Club – Bayern Munich
  • National team – Canada

 

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Davies is one of the world’s most promising young football stars. The youngest player ever on Team Canada, he was named the Canadian Men’s Player of the Year in 2018 and 2020. During his 2020 season with FC Bayern, Davies broke the record for the fastest running speed recorded in the Bundesliga at 36.51 km per hour.

 

9. Harvey Elliott

 

  • Age – 18
  • Club – Liverpool/on loan at Blackburn Rovers
  • National team – England U17

 

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Liverpool forward Harvey Elliott’s excellent season on loan at Blackburn let him get nominated for the EFL Young Player of the Season award. His impressive play on the wing at Ewood Park has won him many admirers, and he has impressed enough to earn a Young Player of the Season nomination.

 

8. Phil Foden

 

  • Age – 21
  • Club – Manchester City
  • National team – England

 

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Phil Foden is just 21 years old and has already won the Premier League, the FA Cup and the League Cup. He was described as “The most talented player I’ve ever seen” by Pep Guardiola. And let’s take into account the fact, that the Spanish manager has also worked with Lionel Messi.

 

7. Vinicius Jr

 

  • Age – 21
  • Club – Real Madrid
  • National team – Brazil

 

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There are some players that are born with the talent and for sure he is one of them. The Real Madrid player – unpredictable and tricky, is undoubtedly one of the most talented youngsters in the world. As Dani Alves says, “Vinicius Junior is the best young player in world football.”

 

6. Eduardo Camavinga

 

  • Age – 18
  • Club – Rennes
  • National team – France

 

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The 18-year-old is a strong, smart and skillful midfielder who keeps improving himself game by game. Modern midfielders are often divided into neat categories, but defining Camavinga’s special role is a little bit tricky. He can do it all. The word “Versatile” still doesn’t do him justice!

 

5. Bukayo Saka

 

  • Age – 19
  • Club – Arsenal
  • National team – England

 

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Saka is the most exciting young talent Arsenal have currently, and according to the L’Equipe list, he is one of the most exciting talents in the world. The promising star enjoyed an outstanding recognition at EURO 2020, helping England reach their first European Championship final. His future is surely very bright!

 

4. Gianluigi Donnarumma

 

  • Age – 22
  • Club – PSG
  • National team – Italy

 

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It’s hard to believe Gianluigi Donnarumma is just 22, as he has already made 215 appearances for AC Milan, and 33 for Italy. After showing impressive play at EURO 2020, helping his team win the title, European Grands PSG surely couldn’t have not pay attention to the talented goalkeeper. A great replacement for legendary Gianluigi Buffon in the Italy’s XI!

 

3. Kylian Mbappé

 

  • Age – 22
  • Club – PSG
  • National team – France

 

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The Frenchman is only 22 years old and he has already achieved more than most players manage in their entire career. His short professional career, which he has successfully completed so far, is crowned with records. Since wearing the PSG jersey, the world champion is incredibly successful, breaking records after records and also securing a place in the French national team. A young sports superstar!

 

2. Ansu Fati

 

  • Age – 18
  • Club – FC Barcelona
  • National team – Spain

 

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On August 25, 2019 Fati became the second-youngest player since 1941 to debut for Barcelona. The La Masia star was only 16 years old when he made his debut against Real Betis. The spellbinding talent became Barca’s youngest goalscorer ever, and the third-youngest scorer in the history of La Liga, after netting against Osasuna in August 2019

 

1.  Pedri

 

  • Age – 18
  • Club – FC Barcelona
  • National team – Spain

 

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Another 18-year-old young talent, who can guarantee Barcelona’s bright future. Despite being just 18, the Canary Islander has been amazing in the Spanish midfield and was fairly recognised by UEFA. Pedri has been named best young player at EURO 2020, since he had spectacular tournament. And instead of having a rest ahead of 2021/22 season, he proudly represented his country at Tokyo 2020 and won a silver medal. Unbeliavably talented guy!

 

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