Haaland follows in the footsteps of Van der Vaart and De Lit with Golden Boy Award

Erling Braut Haaland has been voted ‘Golden Boy’ of 2020, a prestigious award awarded each year to the greatest European football talent under 21.

This Saturday morning Haaland adorns the front page of the Italian newspaper Tuttosport, which always announces what talent is going to win with the prize. Haaland made the transition from RB Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund during the winter transfer period of last season and continued to score there.

De Norwegian follows in the footsteps of, among others, the Dutch winners Rafael van der Vaart (2003) and Matthijs de Lit (2018). Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi, Mario Balotelli, Mario Gรถtze, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappรฉ have also won the prize for the greatest talent.

Haaland takes over the title of Joao Felix, the Portuguese currently playing for Atletico Madrid. Ajacied Ryan Gravenberch, PSG defender Mitchel Bakker and current Barcelona player Sergiรฑo Dest were also among the last 20 contenders.