The nominees for the highly anticipated 2023 Golden Boy award have been officially announced, showcasing a remarkable lineup of talent including Jude Bellingham and Jamal Musiala, among others, vying for this prestigious accolade.
It’s important to note that the previous two winners of the award, Pedri and Gavi, both representing Barcelona, are not eligible for consideration this year, having claimed the title in 2021 and 2022 respectively.
The recipient of the Golden Boy award will be determined by a distinguished international jury consisting of 50 esteemed journalists from various parts of Europe. Each juror will allocate ten points to their first choice, seven points for the second, five points for the third, three points for the fourth, and one point for the fifth.
The much-awaited announcement of the winner will take place on December 4th in Turin, Italy, adding to the excitement surrounding this prestigious event.
Golden Boy Shortlist:
Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid), Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich), Xavi Simons (RB Leipzig), António Silva (Benfica), Alejandro Balde (Barcelona), Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen), Benjamin Sesko (RB Leipzig), Giorgio Scalvini (Atalanta), Rasmus Højlund (Manchester United), Levi Colwill (Chelsea), Johan Bakayoko (PSV Eindhoven), Milos Kerkez (Bournemouth), Arthur Vermeeren (Antwerp), Evan Ferguson (Brighton), Lucas Gourna-Douath (FC Salzburg), Warren Zaire-Emery (Paris Saint-Germain), Ousmane Diomande (Sporting Lisbon), Arnau Martínez (Girona), Mathys Tel (Bayern Munich), Andy Diouf (Lens), Arda Güler (Real Madrid), Bilal El Khannouss (Genk), Martin Baturina (Dinamo Zagreb), João Neves (Benifca), Lamine Yamal (Barcelona).