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Gazzetta Dello Sport Rank The Top 50 U20 Players In European Football

Gazzetta Dello Sport Rank The Top 50 U20 Players In European Football
By Mikey Traynor
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Fondly remembered as the pink newspaper that James Richardson read from as he sipped his coffee on Channel 4's iconic 'Football Italia', La Gazzetta dello Sport have published their list of the top 50 players in European football that are under 20 years of age.

The list features 5 Brazilians, the most of any nation, the next closest being England with four players and Germany with three.

In terms of leagues that the players are currently playing in, La Liga comes out on top with nine compared to five from the Premier League, of which three are current Chelsea players.

Interestingly, Liverpool's recent acquisition Marko Grujic makes the list at #20.

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Here's the list in full:

1. Kingsley Coman - Bayern Munich
2. Leroy Sane - Schalke
3. Youri Tielemans - Anderlecht
4. Gianluigi Donnarumma - AC Milan
5. Breel Embolo - Basel
6. Alen Halilovic - Sporting Gijon (On loan from Barcelona)
7. Ruben Neves - Porto
8. Dele Alli - Spurs
9. Gerson - Roma
10. Kenedy- Chelsea
11. Mahmoud Dahoud - Borussia Monchengladbach
12. Gabigol - Santos
13. Danilo - Valencia
14. Ante Coric - Dinamo Zagreb
15. Almamy Toure - Monaco
16. Reece Oxford - West Ham
17. Andrija Zivkovic - Partizan Belgrade
18. Gabriel Jesus - Palmeiras
19. Martin Odegaard - Real Madrid
20. Marko Grujic - Red Star Belgrade (On loan from Liverpool)
21. Riechedly Bazoer - Ajax
22. Dom Solanke - Vitesse Arnhem (On loan from Chelsea)
23. Julian Brandt - Bayern Leverkusen
24. Sebastian Driussi - River Plate
25. Richario Zivkovic - Willem II
26. Adalberto Penaranda - Granada
27. Goncalo Guedes - Benfica
28. Abdou Diallo - Zulte Waregem (On loan from Monaco)
29. Borja Mayoral - Real Madrid
30. Gedion Zelalem - Rangers (On loan from Arsenal)
31. Antonio Sanabria - Sporting Gijon
32. Milot Rashica - Vitesse Arnhem
33. Marco Asensio - Espanyol (On loan from Real Madrid)
34. Alban Lafont - Toulouse
35. Viktor Kovalenko - Shakhtar
36. Kelechi Iheanacho - Manchester City
37. Andreas Christensen - Borussia Monchengladbach (On loan from Chelsea)
38. Lo Celso Giovani - Rosario
39. Ousmane Dembele - Rennes
40. Brendan Galloway - Everton
41. Olivier Nitcham - Genoa (On loan from Manchester City)
42. Amadou Diawara - Bologna
43. Jeisson Vargas - Universidad Católica
44. Renato Sanches - Benfica
45. Rodrigo Betancur - Boca Juniors
46. Leon Bailey - Genk
47. Lee-Seung Woo - Barcelona
48. Dani Ceballos - Real Betis
49. Laszlo Benes - Zilina
50. Jean-Kevin Augustin - PSG

Of course there will be a few on this list that will look seriously out of place in a few years due to the unpredictability of young talents, but there are a number of players there already having a major impact in their leagues such as Leroy Sane, Ruben Neves, and Gianliuigi Donnarumma, not to mention Dele Alli of Spurs.

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Extensive researched carried out by the Gazzetta team, let's see how many of these kids are linked with Premier League moves in the near future. Of the ones that haven't been already, that is.

[Gazzetta dello Sport]

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