Friday, September 30, 2016

Iwobi, Iheanacho, Rashford make 40-man nominee list for 2016 Golden Boy Award

Two Super Eagles players, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi, have been named among 40 nominees, for the 2016 Golden Boy Award.
Others on the list include Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli, Bayern Munich duo of Kingsley Coman and Renato Sanches and Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele.
All nominees must be under the age of 21, player in the top tier in an European league and can only be included if they have never won it before.

The Golden Boy prize was established by Tuttosport in 2003 and the winner will be decided by journalists from 30 European newspapers.

Anthony Martial won the award last year . Previous winners include Raheem Sterling (2014), Paul Pogba (2013), Mario Balotelli (2010) and Lionel Messi (2005).

Full list of the 40 Golden Boy nominees for 2016:

Dele Alli (Tottenham), Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Leon Bailey (Racing Genk), Riechedly Bazoer (Ajax), Gabriel Boschilia (Monaco), Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Andreas Christensen (Borussia Monchengladbach, on loan from Chelsea), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich, on loan from Juventus), Ante Coric (Dinamo Zagreb), Amadou Diawara (Napoli), Mahmoud Dahoud (Gladbach), Danilo (Benfica), Moussa Dembele (Celtic), Ousmane Dembele (Borussia Dortmund) Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan), Breel Ambolo (Schalke), Carlos Fernandez (Sevilla), Gabigol (Inter), Aleksandr Golovin (CSKA Moscow), Demarai Gray (Leicester City), Marko Gruijic (Liverpool), Goncalo Guedes (Benfica), Alen Halilovic (Hamburg), Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal), Viktor Kovalenko (Shakhtar Donetsk), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Emanuel Mammana (Lyon), Nathan (Vitesse, on loan from Chelsea), Ruben Neves (Porto), Jules Ntcham (Genoa), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich), Jairo Riedewald (Ajax), Antonio Sarabria (Real Betis), Leroy Sane (Manchester City), Jonathan Tah (Leverkusen), Youri Tielemans (Anderlecht), Almamy Toure (Monaco).

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