Top 10 best young football players in the World

There are lots of young players with high potential. Here is our list of the top 10 best young football players in the World.

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Abishek Goswami
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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are coming into the twilight of their illustrious careers after a decade-long rivalry. The question is who will be the next? However, world football is currently blessed with an incredible number of young talents, whose futures look beyond bright. Kylian Mbappé & Erling Haaland seem to be the next superstars but we are looking at players who are 21 or under. Let's have a look at the list of the top 10 best young football players in the World.

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Top 10 best young football players in the World

10. Alejandro Garnacho

  • Age – 18
  • Club –  Manchester United
  • National team – Argentina U20

We've Manchester United's Alejandro Garnacho in the 10th position. The 18-year-old Argentina Under-20 international has played with Cristiano Ronaldo at club level and been alongside Lionel Messi at international level so he's had the best guidance in the game. Garnacho is an exciting and tricky winger, who has already scored in the Premier League for United. He's getting regular game time under Erik ten Hag and he'll only improve with more minutes.

best young football players | Alejandro Garnacho | Sportz Point

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9. Youssoufa Moukoko

  • Age – 18
  • Club –  Borussia Dortmund
  • National team – Germany U20

Youssoufa Moukoko of Borussia Dortmund is in the 9th position on the list of best young football players. The 18-year-old burst onto the scene when he was just 13 after impressing in the Under 17 Bundesliga for Dortmund. Moukoko ended up scoring 141 times in just 88 games for Dortmund's Under 17 and Under 19 sides and he's already netted 11 goals for the senior side in the Bundesliga. The forward is already a regular starter for Dortmund and he'll soon be a common name in the German national team.

best young football players | Youssoufa Moukoko | Sportz Point

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8. Karim Adeyemi

  • Age – 21
  • Club –  Borussia Dortmund
  • National team – Germany

In May 2022, Borussia Dortmund announced the signing of Adeyemi from Red Bull Salzburg on a deal until the summer of 2027. The 21-year-old was the Austrian Bundesliga's top scorer with 19 goals last season and managed to make three appearances for the German International team. The German forward is arguably one of the most promising talents in the world, being compared to the likes of Kylian Mbappe in his style of play.

best young football players | Karim Adeyemi | Sportz Point

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7. Florian Wirtz

  • Age – 20
  • Club – Bayer 04 Leverkusen
  • National team – Germany

Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz has been honoured as the 2022/23 UEFA Europa League Young Player of the Season. The midfielder missed the first half of the season with a knee injury but returned to his brilliant best for Leverkusen. The German midfielder is one of the most promising talents in the world.

Florian Wirtz | Sportz Point

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6. Jamal Musiala

  • Age – 20
  • Club – Bayern Munich
  • National team – Germany

Musiala is 6th on the list of best young football players. Jamal Musiala has already made 90 Bundesliga appearances for Bayern Munich and he's only 20 years old. He's also scored 23 times in those games as well. His goal was the deciding one which helped Bayern defend their league title for 11 consecutive times. It's also worth noting he's already won the Bundesliga 4 times and the German Cup three times as well as having Champions League and UEFA Super Cup winners' medals. The German international played for England at the youth level but opted to snub the Three Lions. Musiala can do a job out wide but he's a superb No.10. He has the ability to find space in between the lines and he can create and score goals.

Best young football players: Jamal Musiala | Sportz Point

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5. Eduardo Camavinga

  • Age – 20
  • Club –  Real Madrid
  • National team – France

The midfielder probably deserves more minutes than he gets right now. However, he's a long-term replacement for the likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and the already departed Casemiro in that Real midfield, so he has to bide his time.

Camavinga is a strong presence in the middle of the park and he's got the technical ability to get out of tight spaces. He's a future superstar who has already won the Champions League, La Liga, UEFA Super Cup, and the Spanish Cup.

Eduardo Camavinga | Sportz Point

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4. Bukayo Saka

  • Age – 21
  • Club – Arsenal
  • National team – England

Despite his youth, Saka has already become an important player for both Arsenal and England. He has shown impressive maturity and composure on the field. His performances have been important for Londonders' title challenge as the winger has consistently been a threat on the right side and has displayed his range by appearing in numerous midfield and attack roles.

Overall, Saka is widely regarded as one of the most promising young football talents in football and has already established himself as a key man for both club and country.

3. Pablo Martín Páez Gavira

  • Age – 18
  • Club – FC Barcelona
  • National team – Spain

We're into our top three and Barcelona's Gavi has made his place in. The Spanish international has already made 58 appearances for Barcelona. Gavi has qualities of Barcelona legends Xavi and Andres Iniesta - and now lighting up the Nou Camp. Gavi mostly plays as a central midfielder and he chips in with his defensive work while also being silky and decisive when he's on the ball.

Best young football players: Pablo Martín Páez Gavira | Sportz Point

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2. Jude Bellingham

  • Age – 19
  • Club – Borussia Dortmund
  • National team – England

The midfielder became Birmingham City's youngest-ever first-team player at 16 years and 38 days and he went on to make 41 Championship appearances for his boyhood club before moving to Borussia Dortmund. Bellingham, 19 has dominated in the Bundesliga this season, the Champions League, and on the international stage for England.

He scored for England at the World Cup in Qatar. He really looks like a world-beater and we'll hopefully get to see him dominating in the La Liga & Premier League in the future.

Best young football players: Jude Bellingham | Sportz Point

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1. Pedri

  • Age – 20
  • Club – FC
  • National team – Spain

It had to be the generational talent, Pedri. There is no doubt about the potential of Pedri & he has been proving himself for the last 2-3 seasons for Barcelona & Spain. He is in the first position on our list of best young football players. Pedri is a hybrid of the Barcelona icons and he can play in central midfield, as a No.10, or even out wide if needed.

Barcelona play better when their play goes through Pedri and the 20-year-old has already scooped some prestigious individual honours including UEFA European Championship Young Player of the Tournament in 2020, 2021 Golden Boy, and being named in the La Liga Team of the Season for 2021–22.

Best young football players: Pedri | Sportz Point

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