2022 Golden Boy: Reveal date, nominees and past winners of award

Here’s everything we know about this year’s Golden Boy Awards following the release of the shortlist.

Tuttosport have released their shortlist of 100 players for the much-anticipated Golden Boy Award 2022, including a number of Premier League stars.

The award selects the highest performing under-21 player of the year and often bodes well for the winner as many past holders go on to become some of football’s biggest stars.

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Here’s everything we know about this year’s Golden Boy Awards and who was nominated…

When will the winner be announced?

The official date for the award ceremony has not yet been confirmed.

It’s usually in the final months of the year, though, with Pedri accepting the award in November 2021.

2022 Golden Boy nominees

Current owner Pedri has once again competed for the award after a successful year for Barcelona.

Ten Premier League starlets have been nominated for the award – Amad Diallo, Anthony Elanga (Manchester United)Harvey Elliott, Fabio Carvalho (Liverpool), Fabio Silva, Ki-Jana Hoever (Wolves), Yan Couto (Man City), Joe Gelhardt (Leeds), Kacper Kozlowski (Brighton) and Pape Matar Sarr (Tottenham).

Meanwhile, England have four representatives among the nominees in Elliott, Gelhardt, Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund) and Noni Madueke (PSV), while Aaron Hickey from Bologna is the only Scottish representative.

  • Karim Adeyemi (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Felix Afena-Gyan (Roma)
  • Lucien Agoume (Inter)
  • Anouar Aït El Hadj (Anderlecht)
  • Janis Antiste (Spezia)
  • Alejandro Balde (Barcelona)
  • Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Stipe Biuk (HNK Hajduk Split)
  • Edoardo Bove (Roma)
  • Jayden Braaf (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Brian Brobby (Ajax)
  • Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid)
  • Rayan Cherki (Lyons)
  • Mohamed Ali Cho (Angers)
  • Francisco Conceicao (Oporto)
  • Yan Couto (Manchester City)
  • Mohamed Daramy (Ajax)
  • Amar Dedic (Red Bull Salzburg)
  • Amad Diallo (Manchester United)
  • Diego Moreira (Benfica)
  • Jeremy Documentary (Rennes)
  • Radu Dragusin (Juventus)
  • Hugo Ekitike (Reims)
  • Anthony Elanga (Manchester United)
  • Harvey Elliott (Liverpool)
  • Sebastiano Esposito (Inter)
  • Maxime Esteve (Montpellier)
  • Fabio Carvalho (Liverpool)
  • Fabio Silva (Wolves)
  • Ansu Fati (Barcelona)
  • Gavi (Barcelona)
  • Joe Gelhardt (Leeds)
  • Wilfried Gnonto (Zurich)
  • Ryan Gravenberch (Bayern Munich)
  • Malo Gusto (Lyon)
  • Josko Gvardiol (RB Leipzig)
  • Henrique Araujo (Benfica)
  • Aaron Hickey (Bologna)
  • Piero Hincapie (Bayer Leverkusen)
  • Adam Hlozek (Bayer Leverkusen)
  • Ki-Jana Hoever (Wolves)
  • Ilaix Moriba (RB Leipzig)
  • Joelson Fernandes (Sporting CP)
  • Isak Bergman Johannesson (Copenhagen)
  • Nemanja Jovic (Partizan Belgrade)
  • Arnaud Kalimuendo (Paris Saint Germain)
  • Jakob Kaminski (Wolfsburg)
  • Ansgar Knauff (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Kacper Kozlowski (Brighton)
  • Isaac Lihadji (Lille)
  • Lukeba Castle (Lyon)
  • Noni Madueke (PSV Eindhoven)
  • Eliot Matazo (Monaco)
  • Nathaniel Mbuku (Reims)
  • Fabio Miretti (Juventus)
  • Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Yunus Musah (Valencia)
  • Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich)
  • Cher Ndour (Benfica)
  • Luca Netz (Borussia Monchengladbach)
  • Tanguy Nianzou (Bayern Munich)
  • Nico (Barcelona)
  • Nico Williams (sports club)
  • Nuno Mendes (Paris Saint Germain)
  • Becir Omeragic (Zurich)
  • Simone Pafundi (Udinese)
  • Matias Palacios (Basel)
  • Paulo Bernardo (Benfica)
  • Pedri (Barcelona)
  • Yeremi Pino (Villarreal)
  • Devyne Rensch (Ajax)
  • Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Fabian Rieder (boys)
  • Rodrigo Ribeiro (Sporting CP)
  • Luka Romero (Lazio)
  • Georginio Rutter (Hoffenheim)
  • Lazar Samardzic (Udinese)
  • Cisse Sandra (Club Brugge)
  • Pape Matar Sarr (Tottenham)
  • Joe Scally (Borussia Monchengladbach)
  • Giorgio Scalvini (Atalanta)
  • Benjamin Sesko (Reb Bull Salzburg)
  • Brandon Soppy (Udinese)
  • Matthias Soule (Juventus)
  • Filip Stevanovic (Manchester City)
  • Lukas Sucic (Red Bull Salzburg)
  • Camaldeen Sulemana (Rennes)
  • Tomas Suslow (Groningen)
  • Jan Thielmann (Cologne)
  • Tiago Tomas (Sporting CP)
  • Malik Tillmann (Bayern Munich)
  • Destiny Udogie (Hellas Verona)
  • Maarten Vandevoordt (Genk)
  • Aster Vranckx (Wolfsburg)
  • Elye Wahi (Montpellier)
  • Ilya Zabarnyi (Dynamo Kyiv)
  • Nicola Zalewski (Roma)

Past Winners

Since 2003, Tuttosport has often been on the ball with its previous winners, some of whom have won the Ballon d’Ors, the Champions League and the Championship.

Premier League winners include Wayne Rooney, Cesc Fabregas and Raheem Sterling.

  • 2003 – Rafael van der Vaart (Ajax)
  • 2004 – Wayne Rooney (Everton/Manchester United)
  • 2005 – Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
  • 2006 – Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal)
  • 2007 – Sergio Aguero (Atlético Madrid)
  • 2008 – Anderson (Manchester United)
  • 2009 – Alexandre Pato (AC Milan)
  • 2010 – Mario Balotelli (Inter/Manchester City)
  • 2011 – Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund)
  • 2012 – Isco (Malaga)
  • 2013 – Paul Pogba (Juventus)
  • 2014 – Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)
  • 2015 – Anthony Martial (Monaco/Manchester United)
  • 2016 – Renato Sanches (Benfica/Bayern Munich)
  • 2017 – Kylian Mbappe (Monaco/Paris Saint Germain)
  • 2018 – Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax)
  • 2019 – Joao Felix (Benfica/Atlético Madrid)
  • 2020 – Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)
  • 2021 – Pedri (Barcelona)