Football’s rising stars to watch


Luckily, some of these young talents are already on the pitch and if you’re a bettor, chances are you’ll be seeing a lot more of these players in the coming years. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most promising youngsters gracing the world’s football pitches right now:

10 – Alfonso Davies

Hailing from Canada, the 21-year-old is the youngest player to ever grace the Canadian national team and managed to win the Canadian Player of the Year award in 2018 and later in 2020.

He currently plays for Bayern Munich and set a record for the fastest running speed – a whopping 36.51 km per hour – when he played for FC Bayern during the 2020 season.

9-Harvey Elliot

One of England’s most promising talents, Harvey Elliot represented England at the Under-17 level and was nominated for the EFL Young Player of the Year.

Currently playing for Liverpool, Harvey was loaned out to Blackburn – where he was nominated for the Young Player Award. He has many admirers who are just waiting to see what this young player has in store for him in the future.

8 – Phil Foden

At just 21, Phil Foden has achieved more than many other players his age – winning the League Cup, Fa Cup and Premier League.

Playing for the English national team and Manchester City, manager Pep Guardiola could only describe the youngster as the most talented player he has ever seen. Don’t forget that Pep also worked with the legendary Lionel Messi!

7 – Vinicius Jr.

Vinicius Jr is 21, plays for Real Madrid and showed clear signs he was made for the game from an early age, wowing people with his skill on the ball ever since he was a toddler.

Despite being only in his twenties, Vinicius Jr is well known for being a tricky and unpredictable player, being called the best young player in the world by Dani Alves.

6 – Eduardo Camavinga

This 19-year-old French superstar is quickly rising to the ranks of the best midfielders for his style of play.

Camavinga is known for its smart, skillful and strong gameplay. It was this incredible style – and his ability to improve almost every game – that earned him a place in the Real Madrid squad.

5 – Bukayo Saka

The 20-year-old has an incredibly bright future ahead of him, being described as one of the most exciting talents – not just for his current side Arsenal – but in the world.

Saka impressed many fans and rose to prominence with his performance at Euro 2020, where he helped England reach the final of the tournament for the first time ever.

4 – Gianluigi Donnarumma

The only goalkeeper to make the list, the impressive Italian keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma made his starting debut for AC Milan aged 16 and has been playing for top clubs ever since.

With over 200 appearances for AC Milan and 33 appearances for the Italian national team when he was just 22 years old, Donnarumma caught the world’s attention with his incredible performance during Euro 2020, where he kept his cool during the penalty shootout and secured a victory for Italy. .

3 – Kylian Mbappe

Arrived at only 23 years old, the Frenchman already has an incredible track record. Mbappe not only managed to win many awards and titles as a player, but he also won the World Cup.

Currently playing for PSG and the France national team, Mbappe is the youngest French footballer to score in a World Cup and also the second teenager to score in a World Cup final (after the legendary Pelé).

2 – Ansu Fati

Ansu Fati is only 19 years old, Fati managed to become the second youngest player to debut for FC Barcelona since 1941. The Spanish national was 16 when he first entered the pitch wearing a shirt from Barcelona when they played against Real. Betis.

To top it all off, he managed to become Barcelona’s youngest goalscorer and the third-youngest goalscorer in La Liga history – he’s incredibly promising!

1 – Pedri

Another Spanish national who has been making waves, Pedri currently plays for FC Barcelona and is looking to have a bright future at the club ahead of him – despite being just 19.

Pedri managed to win the Best Young Player award when he played at Euros in 2020 – after which he went on to represent Spain at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, where he helped them to a runners-up finish.


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