Standardmam Djenepo nominated for the Golden Boy Award

The Malinese striker of Standard Moussa Djenepo is the only player in the Jupiler Pro League on the shortlist of 40 names selected for the Golden Boy Award, the trophy for the best player under 21 in Europe.

Moussa Djenepo, who scored two goals on Sunday in Oostende, is next to Moussa Wagué (this summer went from Eupen to Barcelona), Kylian Mbappé (PSG), Christian Pulisic (Dortmund) and the Dutch Matthijs van Ligt (Ajax) Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord) and Justin Kluivert (AS Roma). Mbappé had won the prize last year and is still the big favorite this year.

Yuri Tielemans was appointed in the past three years. Before, Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois, Zakaria Bakkali, Adnan Januzaj, Divock Origi and Jason Denayer was also appointed.

The Golden Boy Award has been awarded since 2003. The winner is chosen by an international jury of journalists. We find on the list Wayne Rooney (2004) Lionel Messi (2005) Cesc Fabregas (2006) Sergio Aguëro (2007) Mario Balotelli (2010) Paul Pogba (2013) Raheem Sterling (2014), Anthony Martial (2015) and Renato Sanches (2016).

The mentioned:

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Kelvin Adou Amian (Toulouse), Houssem Aouar (Olympique Lyon), Musa Barrow (Atalanta), Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord), Josip Brekalo (Wolfsburg), Patrick Cutrone (AC Milan), Daniel Carvajal ( Dinamo Zagreb), Thomas Davies (Everton), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax), Moussa Diaby (PSG), Teixeira Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Moussa Djenepo (Standard), Ritsu Doan (FC Groningen), Gabriel Eder Militao (FC Porto ), Odsonne Edouard (Celtic), Ferreira da Silva Evander (Midjylland), Philip Foden (Manchester City), Achraf Hakimi (Dortmund), Amadou Haidara (Salzburg), Joao Felix Sequeira (Benfica) and Joao Pedro Neves Filipe Jota (Benfica) , Dejan Joveljic (Red Star Belgrade), Boubacar Kamara (Olympique Marseille), Moise Bioty Kean (Juventus), Abdoulaye Jules Keita (Dijon), Justin Kluivert (AS Roma), Alban Lafont (Fiorentina), Manuel Alonso Manu Garcia (Toulouse) , Kylian Mbappé (PSG), Pietro Pellegri (Monaco), Christian Pulisic (Dortmund), Marcelo Josemir Pintos Saracch i (RB Leipzig), Ismaila Sarr (Rennes), Dayotchanculle Upamecano (RB Leipzig), Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid), Moussa Wagué (FC Barcelona), Timothy Weah (PSG), Nicolo Zaniolo (AS Roma).

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