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Myron Boadu, Hudson-Odoi join Kudus Mohammed on 2020 Golden Boy Award shortlist

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 Source: Ghana Soccernet

Dutch-born Ghanaian forward Myron Boadu, Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, and FC Nordsjaelland whizkid Mohammed Kudus have been shortlisted for the 2020 Golden Ball Award.

The trio has been in excellent form for their clubs in the 2019/20 season.

Boadu scored 14 goals in the Dutch Eredivisie and provided 8 assists before the season was ended due to Coronavirus.

Hudson-Odoi returns to the Chelsea team for the rest of the campaign that has seen him create four assists and scored a goal in the Premier League.

Kudus Mohammed, who earned his national team debut for Ghana last November, has netted 9 goals in 19 games for Danish side FC Nordsjaelland.

Italian newspaper Tuttosport came up with the award in 2003 to reward the best young player (under the age of 21) in Europe.

Dutchman Rafael van der Vaart was the first winner 17 years ago and the former Tottenham Hotspur man was followed by Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas, and Sergio Aguero.

In recent times, Paul Pogba, Raheem Sterling, Kylian Mbappe, and Matheus de Light have all won the award.

Below is the complete list of players shortlisted for the award:

Maximilian James Aarons (Norwich), Abel Ruiz (Braga), Karim-David Adeyemi (RB Salzburg) Yacine Adli (Bordeaux), Lucien Agoumé (Inter Milan), Marley Ake (Marseille), Faustino Anjorin (Chelsea), Ethan Ampadu (RB Leipzig).

Angel Gomes (Manchester United), Adil Aouchiche (PSG), Benoît Badiashile (Monaco, Mitchel Bakker (PSG), Myron Boadu (AZ), Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes), Rayan Cherki (OL), Facundo Colidio (Sint-Truiden), David Colina (Hajduk Split), Trae Bailey Coyle (Arsenal).

Leon Dajaku (Bayern Munich), Jonathan David (La Gantoise), Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich), Karamoko Dembele (Celtic), Sergino Dest (Ajax), Tiago Djalo (Lille).

Sebastiano Esposito (Inter Milan), Fabio Silva (FC Porto), Ansu Fati (FC Barcelona), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Lyle Foster (Circles Bruges, Monaco).

Eric Garcia (Manchester City), James Garner (Manchester United), Zeljko Gavric (Red Star Belgrade), Lutsharel Geertruida (Feyenoord), Willem Geubbels (Monaco), Morgan Anthony Gibbs-White (Wolves).

Bryan Salvatierra Gil (Leganés), Billy Gilmour (Chelsea), Claudio Gomes (PSV, Manchester City), Matias Gonçalo Ramos (Benfica), Lorenzo Gonzalez (St. Gallen).

Amine Gouiri (Lyon), Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), Erling Braut Haland (Borussia Dortmund), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea).

Mohamed Amine Ihattaren (PSV), Curtis Jones (Liverpool), Ozan Muhammed Kabak (Schalke 04), Mamadou Kaly Sène (Juventus), Takefusa Kubo (Mallorca, Real Madrid), Dejan Kulusevski (Parma, Juventus), Diego Lainez (Betis), Yasser Larouci (Liverpool), Kang-in Lee (Valencia FC), Daniel Maldini (AC Milan).

Felix Khonde Mambimbi (YB Bern), Antonio Marin (Dinamo Zagreb), Svetozar Markovic (Larisa), Alejandro José Méndez Marques (Juventus), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), Loïc Mbe Soh (PSG).

Juan Miranda (Schalke 04, FC Barcelona), Nehuén Pérez (Famalicão, Atlético de Madrid), Jean-Claude Junior Wa Dimbonda Ntenda (Juventus), Michael Obafemi (Southampton), Paulinho (Bayer Leverkusen), Strahinja Pavlovic (Partizan, AS Monaco), Pedro Neto (Wolves).

Eduardo Quaresma (Sporting CP), Rafael Camacho (Sporting CP), Reinier (Real Madrid),Giovanni Reyna (Borussia Dortmund), Alessio Riccardi (AS Roma), Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Ionut-Casian Rus (CFR Cluj).

Thomas Sabitzer (LASK), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), William Saliba (St Etienne), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Ryan Sessegnon (Tottenham), Sergio Gomez (Borussia Dortmund).

Oliver Skipp (Tottenham), Mathías Soulé (Juventus), Yukinari Sugawara (AZ), Dominik Szoboszlai (RB Salzburg), Tomás Tavarez (Benfica), Tetê (Shakhtar Donetsk), Tiago Lopes (FC Porto), Sandro Tonali (Brescia), Ferrán Torres (Valencia FC).

Amad Diallo Traoré (Atalanta), Hamed Junior Traoré (Sassuolo), Lassina Traoré (Ajax), Heorhiy Tsitaishvili (Dynamo Kiev), Sepp van den Berg (Liverpool), Yari Verschaeren (Anderlecht), Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid), Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina).

Source: Ghana Soccernet
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