French Youngster Kylian Mbappe wins the Golden Boy Award beating off competition from Gabriel Jesus and Ousmane Dembele.
Kylian Mbappe has won the prestigious Golden Boy award for the best player in Europe under the age of 21. The 18-year-old, who has already won eight France caps, is currently on loan at Paris Saint Germain, and will officially join the club on a permanent basis next season, for a fee of €180 million.
Mbappe beats Jesus and Dembele to Golden Boy Award:
Mbappe won the award ahead of Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele and Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma.
He joins a list of illustrious previous winners, including Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and Isco.
The prize is voted on by journalists from across the world, with an Italian newspaper, Tuttosport, confirming the winner on Monday.
Last season Mbappe bagged 24 goals in all competitions. Man City’s Jesus and Barcelona’s injured winger Dembele will have to settle for the runners-up places.
The voting system for Golden Boy Award:
ALL nominees must be under the age of 21 and play in a European nation’s top tier.
Each voter is allowed to nominate five players, the juror will allocate 10 points to the player that they perceive as the most impressive, seven for the second, five third, three fourths, and one point for fifth most impressive.
The player with the most points wins, simple as that.
Kylian Mbappe has deservingly won the award. He had a tough competition from Gabriel Jesus and Ousmane Dembele who were in great form last season. Especially, Gabriel, he is doing well for Man City this season as well. He also proved his worth in absence of Aguero as well. Mbappe has also been good for the new club PSG and he deserves the award.