Haaland lifts 2020 Golden Boy European award

Written By: Bernard Okumu

 

Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Braut Haaland has won the 2020 Golden Boy award for the best under-21 player playing in a European country’s top division.

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The 20-year-old Norway international finished ahead of Barcelona and Spain’s Ansu Fati and Bayern Munich’s Canadian left-back Alphonso Davies.

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Haaland has scored 27 goals in 29 appearances for the Bundesliga side.

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Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix won the award in 2019.

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Also in contention for the top prize were Haaland’s club team-mate and England forward Jadon Sancho and Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood.

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Previous English winners of the award are Wayne Rooney in 2004 and Raheem Sterling in 2014.

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