Borussia Dortmund star Erling Halaand has been named the 2020 Golden Boy Award winner.
Haaland has beaten the likes of Dortmund team-mate Jadon Sancho, Manchester United's winger Mason Greenwood, Barcelona sensation Ansu Fati and Bayern Munich's Alphonso Davies. The prize, which is presented by the Italian newspaper Tuttosport, is given to the best player who is 21 years or below from a top-tier league in Europe.
The 20-year-old netted 44 goals in all competitions last season, 16 of the strikes came in 18 appearances after the mid-season switch from Salzburg to Dortmund.
The 'Golden Boy 2020' winner will be... Erling Haaland 🥇🌟— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 21, 2020
The decision has been made, here-we-go 😉
He'll be awarded as the best young player in the world right now. Last winners: 2017 Mbappé, 2018 de Ligt, 2019 Joao Felix.
Congrats @ErlingHaaland, the goal machine 🧘🏼♂️👏🏻