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See full list as Rashford, Mbappe & Dembele Among Golden Boy Nominees

The Golden Boy is an award that is given by sports journalists to a young football player playing in Europe perceived to have been the most impressive during a calendar year (two halves to two separate seasons). All nominees must be under the age of 21 and play in a European nation's top tier.

The Italian media has released a 25-man shortlist of candidates for the Golden Boy award. 
The best players on the planet under the age of 21 will battle it out to take the title, with the winner determined by a panel of 30 journalists.

Here is the full list:

Aaron Martin - Espanyol  
Jean-Kevin Augustin - RB Leipzig  
Rodrigo Bentacur - Juventus  
Steven Bergwijn - PSV  
Dominic Calvert-Lewin - Everton  
Federico Chiesa - Fiorentina  
Ousmane Dembele - Barcelona  
Amadou Diawara - Napoli  
Kasper Dolberg - Ajax  
Gianluigi Donnarumma - Milan  
Gabriel Jesus - Manchester City  
Joe Gomez - Liverpool  
Benjamin Henrichs - Bayer Leverkusen  
Borja Mayoral - Real Madrid  
Kylian Mbappé - Paris Saint-Germain  
Emre Mor - Celta Vigo  
Reece Oxford - Borussia Monchengladbach  
Christian Pulisic - Borussia Dortmund  
Marcus Rashford - Manchester United  
Allan Saint-Maximim - Nice  
Dominic Solanke - Liverpool  
Theo Hernandez - Real Madrid  
Youri Tielemans - Monaco  
Enes Unal - Villarreal  
Kyle Walker-Peters - Tottenham. 
The winner of the 2017 award will be announced in October.

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