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Mbappe, Kluivert make 2018 Golden Boy nominees’ list

A 100-man shortlist for the 2018 Golden Boy award has been released by the award’s founders, Tuttosport.

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, is the clear front-runner for the prize, which is handed to the best U-21 player in 2017.

Mbappe, who is at the 2018 World Cup with France, won the 2017 edition.

Other notable names on the long list released on Monday are Zinedine Zidane’s son Luca, who plays for Real Madrid, as well as Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt and new Roma signing Justin Kluivert.

The Golden Boy award has been handed out annually since 2003.

Full list:

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Carles Alena (Barcelona)
Jose Maria Amo (Sevilla Atletico)
Angel Gomes (Manchester United)
Mirko Antonucci (Roma)
Houssem Aouar (Lyon)
Giorgi Arabidze (Shakhtar Donetsk)
Joaquin Ardaiz (Royal Antwerp)
Ismail Azzaoui (Willem II)
Musa Barrow (Atalanta)
Fabian Benko (Bayern Munich)
Sander Berge (Racing Genk)
Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord)
Bilal Boutobba (Sevilla)
Brahim Diaz (Manchester City)
Lorenzo Callegari (Paris Saint-Germain)
Lazar Carevic (Barcelona)
Daniele Collinge (Stuttgart)
Patrick Cutrone (AC Milan)
Dani Olmo (Dinamo Zagreb)
Tom Davies (Everton)
Matthijs De Ligt (Ajax)
Abdou Diakhate (Fiorentina)
Krepin Diatta (Club Brugge)
Javairo Dilrosun (Hertha Berlin)
Diogo Dalot (Manchester United)
Moussa Djenepo (Standard Liege)
Ritsu Doan (Groningen)
Mamadou Doucoure (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Odsonne Edouard (Celtic)
Marcus Edwards (Tottenham)
Sergei Eremenko (Spartak Moscow)
Zackarias Faour (Osters)
Francisco Feuillassier (Real Madrid)
Phil Foden (Manchester City)
Mamadou Fofana (Alanyaspor)
Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Crystal Palace)
Juan Foyth (Tottenham)
Dennis Geiger (Hoffenheim)
Giorgos Giannoutsos (AEK Athens)
Ianis Hagi (Viitorul Constanta)
Achraf Hakimi (Real Madrid)
Amadou Haidara (Red Bull Salzburg)
Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen)
Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea)
Nanitamo Ikone (Montpellier)
Alexander Isak (Borussia Dortmund)
Arnel Jakupovic (Juventus)
Dejan Joveljic (Red Star Belgrade)
Herbie Kane (Liverpool)
Yann Karamoh (Inter Milan)
Teun Koopmeiners (AZ Alkmaar)
Han Kwang-Song (Cagliari)
Alban Lafont (Toulouse)
Leandrinho (Napoli)
Dimitris Limnios (PAOK)
Justin Kluivert (Roma)
Lincoln (Gremio)
Jordan Lotomba (Young Boys)
Davor Lovren (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Sandi Lovric (Sturm Graz)
Mikhail Lysov (Lokomotiv Moscow)
Arne Maier (Hertha Berlin)
Dennis Man (Steaua Bucharest)
Manu Garcia (Manchester City)
Faitout Maouassa (Rennes)
Mauro Junior (PSV Eindhoven)
Stephy Mavididi (Arsenal)
Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)
Weston McKennie (Schalke)
Jan Mlakar (Maribor)
Nikola Moro (Dinamo Zagreb)
Reiss Nelson (Arsenal)
Lukas Nmecha (Manchester City)
Martin Odegaard (Heerenveen)
Abdulkadir Omur (Trabzonspor)
Matej Oravec (Spartak Trnava)
Reece Oxford (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Pedro Pereira (Genoa)
Pietro Pellegri (Monaco)
Alejandro Pozo (Sevilla)
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Jeff Reine-Adelaide (Arsenal)
Panagiotis Retsos (Bayer Leverkusen)
Rui Pedro (Boavista)
Yusuf Sari (Marseille)
Ismaila Sarr (Rennes)
Malang Sarr (Nice)
Borna Sosa (Dinamo Zagreb)
Moussa Sylla (Monaco)
Antonio Moya Vega (Atletico Madrid)
Idrissa Toure (Werder Bremen)
Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig)
Moussa Wague (KAS Eupen)
Chris Willock (Benfica)
Ben Woodburn (Liverpool)
Rafik Zekhnini (Rosenborg)
Andi Zeqiri (Lausanne)
Baris Zeren (Galatasaray)
Luca Zidane (Real Madrid)
Zekhnini (Rosenborg)
Andi Zeqiri (Lausanne)
Baris Zeren (Galatasaray)
Luca Zidane (Real Madrid)

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