Dortmund's Haaland wins Golden Boy award

21.11.2020 14:08

Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland was named the 2020 Golden Boy on Saturday.

The Norweigan striker received 302 votes to finish atop the list of talented young players after a tremendous debut season in Germany's top flight.

Barcelona's Ansu Fati finished second, while Haaland's teammate, Jadon Sancho, Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies, and Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga round out the top five.

# Player Team Votes
1 Erling Haaland Borussia Dortmund 302
2 Ansu Fati Barcelona 239
3 Alphonso Davies Bayern Munich 226
4 Jadon Sancho Borussia Dortmund 80
5 Eduardo Camavinga Rennes 50
6  Dejan Kulusevski Juventus 41
7 Phil Foden Manchester City 36
8  Dominik Szoboszlai RB Salzburg 13
9 Bukayo Saka Arsenal 13
10 Vinicius Junior Real Madrid 9

The award, presented by Italian outlet Tuttosport, is given annually to the top Under-21 player from one of Europe's best leagues.

Haaland burst onto the scene with a tremendous start to the 2019-20 campaign at Red Bull Salzburg, which earned him a move to Dortmund in January. He ended the season as BVB's second-highest scorer despite appearing in just 15 Bundesliga matches.

The 20-year-old leads all Dortmund scorers this season with a half-dozen goals in six league matches.

Haaland is the second Dortmund player to capture the award after Mario Gotze was named the Golden Boy in 2011.

Recent winners of the award include Kylian Mbappe (2017), Matthijs de Ligt (2018), and Joao Felix (2019).

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