2019 Golden Boy: Joao Felix

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Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix has been named the 2019 Golden Boy!

Felix succeeds 2018 winner Matthijs de Ligt, who earned a summer move to Juventus.  He earned 332 points from the voting panel, made up of 40 sports journalists, comfortably beating Sancho (175) and Havertz (75) into second and third place respectively.

“Thanks to Tuttosport for the Golden Boy Award 2019, I am very proud,” Felix said. “It is the second time that a player from Atletico Madrid has won this award and I am happy. Thanks also to Benfica, in particular to coach Bruno Lage for all he has done for me and my family that is always close to me. A hug”. Felix

Former recipients include Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, Sergio Aguero and Kylian Mbappe.

Here is the 20-man shortlist – released last month.

The Complete 2019 Golden Boy Ranking

(*Each juror assigned 10 points to the first vote, 7 to the second, 5 to the third, 3 to the fourth and 1 to the fifth.)

​1.​Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid)
The youngest player to score a Champions League goal for Atletico Madrid.
​2.​Jadon Sancho (Dortmund)
Sancho has directly contributed to about 10 Bundesliga goals than any other Borussia Dortmund player this season.
​3.​Kai Havertz (Leverkusen)
Havertz has created 23 second-most chances of any Bayer Leverkusen player in the Bundesliga this season.
​4.​Erling Håland (Salzburg)
The only teenager to score in each of his first four Champions League appearances
​5.​Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus)
De Ligt became the youngest Dutch defender to score a Champions League goal in the competition’s history.
​6.​Ansu Fati (Barcelona)49pts​
​7.​Phil Foden (Man City)
He has made 20 first-team appearances across all competitions for Man City in 2019, while scooping a domestic treble last term as well.
​8.​Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan)37pts​
​9.​Nicolo Zaniolo (Roma)
Zaniolo has attempted more dribbles (47) in Serie A and has successfully completed the most as well (26).
​10.​Donyell Malen (PSV)
Donyell Malen has scored 16 goals and registered seven assists in 20 appearances for PSV across all competitions this season.
​11.​Mason Mount (Chelsea)
Mount has created more chances (23) than any other player.
​12.​Rodrygo (Real Madrid)
Rodrygo became the fastest player to score his first La Liga goal for Real Madrid (93 seconds) .
​13.​Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid)
The second-most dribbles (34) of any Real Madrid player in La Liga this season.
​14.​Moise Kean (Everton)
Kean had the best goals per 90 minutes ratio in Serie A of any Juventus player last season.
​15.​Andriy Lunin (Valladolid)
Lunin made 14 saves in five La liga apperances last season.
​16.Dejan Joveljic (Frankfurt)​
Joveljic registered 14 goals and picked up two assists for Red Star Belgrade across all competitions in 2018/19.
​17.​Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal)
Guendouzi (817) completed more passes for Arsenal.
​18.​Alphonso Davies (Bayern)
Davies has successfully completed the second-most dribbles per 90 minutes this season (over two appearances).
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