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Youngsters in Football – The Future of the Sport

Much like everything else in society, the world of sports is ever changing and developing. Athletes constantly set new historical records and the bar is higher than ever before as the limits are pushed to the brink. Especially the youngsters of today have records and stats that make the stars of the past seem almost ridiculous.

Punters and sports bettors with their analytical thinking and constant scouting of rising star players have been able to spot massive changes in the pro scenes with every passing year. Sports analysis websites such as Indian and have been noticing a trend of younger and better players than ever. The trend is noticeable in a vast range of sports, but none as much as European professional football. These youngsters of modern football are suggesting an even brighter future for football. By watching them in the field we can also get an idea of what the football of tomorrow is going to look like. And it is looking very promising, to say the least.

So, who are some of these young stars on the rise?  Let’s have a look at some of the most promising youngsters in Football.

Youngsters star footballers of 20+ years of age

Kylian Mbappe 21, Paris Saint-Germain

Known as one of the best football players in the world, Mbappe plays forward for PSG and the French national team. Started his senior career in Monaco Ligue 1.

Mason Mount 21, Chelsea

Midfielder for Chelsea and the English national team. Began his senior career on loan before starting a promising career within his boyhood club.

Matthijs de Ligt 20, Juventus

Defender in Juventus and the Netherlands national team. Earned himself an $84 million dollar move to Juventus after an impressive youth career in Ajax.

Some honorable mentions in our 20+ category:

  • Romario Baro 20, Porto
  • Sandro Tonali 20, Brescia
  • Nicolo Zaniolo 20, Roma
  • Joao Felix 20, Atlético Madrid
  • Jadon Sancho 20, Borussia Dortmund

Rising stars at 19 years of age

Eric Garcia 19, Manchester City

Spanish Eric Garcia plays defender for Man City. He started his youth career in Man City and Barcelona after having attended La Masia football academy.

Erling Braut Håland 19, Borussia Dortmund

Son of Man City defender Alf-Inge Håland, this striker already has a reputation as a prolific and explosive goalscorer. Also plays in the Norwegian national team.

Honorable mentions:

  • Vinicius Junior 19, Real Madrid
  • Alphonso Davies 19, Bayern Munich

18 year old footballers with impressive records

Takefusa Kubo 18, Mallorca (loan from Real Madrid)

Nicknamed the Japanese Messi, Kubo was forced back to Japan after a promising youth career with Barcelona. Upon his return to European football he shocked the world by announcing his signing with Real Madrid.

Sergio Gomez 18, SD Husca (loan from Borussia Dortmund)

Left winger who made headlines worldwide after going from Barcelona to Dortmund. Nicknamed the new Iniesta.

Honorable mentions:

  • Kenneth Taylor 18, Jong Alax
  • Zito Luvumbo 18, Primeiro de Agosto

17 year olds that promise a bright future for football

Sebastiano Esposito 17, Inter Milan

This striker made his professional debut for the club at the age of 16 and became the youngest player ever to feature in one of Inter Milan’s European competition matches.

Eduardo Camavinga 17, Rennes

Part of the Rennes system since 11, Camavinga signed his first professional contract with the club at the age of 16, the youngest professional in club history.

Honorable mentions:

  • Ansu Fati 17, Barcelona
  • Xavi Simons 17, Paris Saint-Germain

Naturally there are too many promising young football players to list them all. These are some of our top picks between the age of 17 – 21 for our readers to keep an eye out for. We hope that you picked up at least one or two new names, and that following these football youngsters will be a thrilling and exciting journey into the future of the sport.

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