Barcelona FC’s young talent Lamine Yamal, who is from La Masia is now among the top 100 ranked under 21 players as released by the Italian news source Tuttosport using Football Benchmark Statistics.
The Golden Boy Award has been around beginning around 2003 and is introduced to the best under 21 players in Europe. Gavi holds the title of “Golden Boy” at the moment. His partner Pedri additionally won the award back in 2021. João Félix of Barça additionally emerged the winner in 2019.
Tuttosport, the coordinators of the award, will ultimately trim down the list to 40 players before pruning it down to 20. A jury of journalists from all over the continent will then, at that point, choose the winner. There is also the ‘Golden Boy Web’ award which is chosen by means of votes from the overall population.
In the current top 100 ranking, the highest placed Barça player is Gavi, who was the winner in 2022. The midfielder who showed up for the blaugranes in last end of the week’s win at Osasuna is currently in fourth position on the table.
Closely behind Gavi in 6th spot is the 19 year old Alejandro Balde, who has secured himself as best option in Xavi Hernández’s team because of his speed, quality and attacking prowess down the flank.
At the same time, Lamine Yamal, who is the youngest player ever to play for Barça in the league, is seen in 89th position in the current ranking for the Golden Boy Award.
After only five appearances for the blaugranes, the youthful forward has proactively grabbed the eye of the footballing public around Europe and the world with his speed, spilling and his trying in his incredible performance so far in the Barça shirt.
Should a Barcelona player win the award, it would be three in succession for FC Barcelona. In 2021, Pedri took the award with Gavi being delegated the Golden Boy ahead of his colleagues Pedri, Ansu Fati and Nico González.
In 2019 as an Atlético Madrid player, new kid João Félix was also picked as the best U21 player in Europe.
Other former Barcelona players who have also been winners of the award include Lionel Messi who won it in 2005, Cesc Fàbregas in 2006 and Sergio Agüero in 2007.