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Kylian Mbappe beaten by AC Milan star Gianluigi Donnarumma named NxGn’s Best Under-19 Player

Premier League was best-represented national league making up a FIFTH of entries, with Manchester United ace finishing highest

THE best 50 youngsters in the world have been revealed – and Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe is NOT at No.1.

NxGn’s Best Under-19 Player for 2017 is AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who has already made sensational strides in his career.

Gianluigi Donnarumma has been named as the best Under-19 player for 2017

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AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma has been named as the best Under-19 player for 2017

The shot-stopper has been Milan’s first choice for almost two years and is also a regular in the Italian national squad.


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Mbappe himself comes in at No2, with Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic, Toulouse’s Alban Lafont and Dortmund’s Alexander Isak completing the top five.

Meanwhile, the Premier League is very well represented throughout – making up an impressive fifth of the entries.

Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe finished in second

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Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe finished in second
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Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah finished in the top 10

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Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah finished in the top 10

Manchester United’s Timothy Fosu-Mensah is the highest-ranked from England’s top flight and is joined by team-mate Angel Gomes.

Liverpool also have two representatives in Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn, with Everton’s Tom Davies, Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon, West Ham’s Reece Oxford, Manchester City’s Brahim Diaz, Tottenham’s Marcus Edwards and Chelsea’s Dujon Sterling involved as well.

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic came third

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Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic came third

Real Madrid ace Martin Odegaard finished in the top 10

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Real Madrid ace Martin Odegaard finished in the top 10

NxGn’s 50 best Under-19 players for 2017:

  1. Gianluigi Donnarumma – AC Milan – Italy
  2. Kylian Mbappe – Monaco – France
  3. Christian Pulisic – Borussia Dortmund – United States
  4. Alban Lafont – Toulouse – France
  5. Alexander Isak – Borussia Dortmund – Sweden
  6. Manuel Locatelli – AC Milan – Italy
  7. Malang Sarr – Nice – France
  8. Felix Passlack – Borussia Dortmund – Germany
  9. Martin Odegaard – Real Madrid – Norway
  10. Timothy Fosu-Mensah – Manchester United – Netherlands

Everton midfielder Tom Davies came in

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Everton midfielder Tom Davies came in 13th

Liverpool striker Ben Woodburn has been called up by Wales

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Liverpool striker Ben Woodburn has been called up by Wales
  1. Dayot Upamecano – RB Leipzig – France
  2. Josip Brekalo – Stuttgart – Croatia
  3. Tom Davies – Everton – England
  4. Kai Havertz – Bayer Leverkusen – Germany
  5. Ryan Sessegnon – Fulham – England
  6. Sergio Diaz – Real Madrid – Paraguay
  7. Reece Oxford – West Ham – England
  8. Vincent Thill – Metz – Luxembourg
  9. Moise Kean – Juventus – Italy
  10. Ben Woodburn – Liverpool – Wales

Justin Kluivert is the son of Ajax icon Patrick

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Justin Kluivert is the son of Ajax icon Patrick

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold makes the list

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Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold makes the list
  1. Justin Kluivert – Ajax – Netherlands
  2. Moussa Diaby – Paris Saint-Germain – France
  3. Trent Alexander-Arnold – Liverpool – England
  4. Ezequiel Barco – Independiente – Argentina
  5. Jonathan Ikone – Montpellier – France
  6. Yann Karamoh – Caen – France
  7. Lorenzo Callegari – Paris Saint-Germain – France
  8. Nicolas Schiappacasse – Atletico Madrid – Uruguay
  9. Matthijs De Ligt – Ajax – Netherlands
  10. Tomas Conechny – San Lorenzo – Argentina

Manchester United prodigy Angel Gomes is included

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Manchester United prodigy Angel Gomes is included

Manchester City teen Brahim Diaz is in the rankings

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Manchester City teen Brahim Diaz is in the rankings
  1. Carles Alena – Barcelona – Spain
  2. Ismaila Sarr – Metz – Senegal
  3. Lincoln – Gremio – Brazil
  4. Ianis Hagi – Fiorentina – Romania
  5. Rui Pedro – Porto – Portugal
  6. Joaquin Ardaiz – Danubio – Uruguay
  7. Angel Gomes – Manchester United – England
  8. Leandrinho – Napoli – Brazil
  9. Brahim Diaz – Manchester City – Spain
  10. Achraf Hakimi – Real Madrid – Morocco

Tottenham sensational Marcus Edwards has been recognised

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Tottenham sensation Marcus Edwards has been recognised

Chelsea teen Dujon Sterling is also included

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Chelsea teen Dujon Sterling is also included
  1. Andrea Pinamonti – Inter Milan – Italy
  2. Jose Gomes – Benfica – Portugal
  3. Marcus Edwards – Tottenham – England
  4. Dusan Vlahovic – Partizan – Serbia
  5. Pietro Pellegri – Genoa – Italy
  6. Kelechi Nwakali – MVV Maastricht – Nigeria
  7. Niklas Dorsch – Bayern Munich – Germany
  8. Dujon Sterling – Chelsea – England
  9. Takefusa Kubo – FC Tokyo – Japan
  10. Diego Lainez – Club America – Mexico