Erling Haaland wins 2020 Golden Boy Award

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Erling Haaland has beaten Borussia Dortmund team-mate Jadon Sancho to claim the 2020 Golden Boy award after a standout season for club and country.

The Golden Boy award was established by Italian newspaper Tuttosport and is given to the best young player under the age of 21 across the European leagues with the winner now decided by an intense voting process and panel of global experts.

Haaland scored 44 goals across all competitions in the 2019-2020 campaign, 28 of which came in RB Salzburg colours before the striker secured a January move to Dortmund.

Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix was the winner of the award in 2019 and Haaland overcame strong competition to land the prize for 2020.

As well as beating Dortmund team-mate Sancho, who came second last year, the striker came ahead of Barcelona star Ansu Fati, Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood and Arsenal’s wonderboy Bukayo Saka.

Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies and Manchester City’s Phil Foden were also in the running.

Matthijs de Ligt was crowned winner in 2018 and Kylian Mbappe scooped the prize in 2017.

Wayne Rooney, Paul Pogba and Lionel Messi are also former winners of the coveted trophy.

Haaland has 11 goals in 11 appearances across all competitions this season including six goals in six Bundesliga games and four goals in three Champions League matches.

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