The Tuttosport newspaper, which is responsible for awarding the Golden Boy, the prize that recognises the best Under-21 footballer in Europe, has today published the list of the 100 finalists for the year 2022. Five FC Barcelona players appear on the list.
Despite the fact that FC Barcelona have not won any titles, they have produced young players who have performed well for the first team.
The finalists are Pedri, the reigning champion, Gavi, Ansu Fati, Nico González and Balde.
Gavi was already on the list last season but this year he starts as favourite after having played many games for the Barça first team and becoming indispensable for Xavi and also being an important part of Luis Enrique’s Spanish national team.
Pedri and Ansu have been injured for a long time and the other two have not had much continuity.
Former Azulgrana Ilaix Moriba is also on the list and from Real Madrid only Camavinga appears.
The other youngsters playing in the Spanish league who are among the finalists are Athletic Club striker Nico Williams, Villarreal’s Yeremi Pino and Valencia midfielder Younes Moussa.