The Italian sports newspaper “Tuttosport” has chosen Erling Haaland, the striker of the German football club Borussia Dortmund, to win the “Golden Boy” award; To be the best player in Europe Under-21 in 2020.
The 20-year-old Norwegian player was ahead of his rival, Barcelona’s Anso Fati, who came in second place, Alfonso Davis, Bayern Munich, and then Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.
The newspaper wrote that “the boy coming from the ice and bays of Norway left everyone behind, and deservedly won the Golden Boy Award 2020.”
– Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) November 21, 2020
The newspaper has been awarded this prize since 2013, and journalists from all over Europe vote.
For its part, the club wrote on Twitter, “Erling Haaland won the award for best youngster under-21 awarded by Tuttosport, congratulations, Erling.”
Your 2020 Golden Boy Award Winner:
⭐️ ERRRRRLIIINNNGG HAAAALAAND ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/hphdKojUtd
– Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) November 21, 2020
It should be noted that Haaland is the first Norwegian and the first Scandinavian to win the award, is the third player from the German League to win it, after Mario Gotze in 2011 and Renato Sanchez in 2016.
Last year, Joao Felix of Portugal won this award.