Haaland bags Golden Boy award

 Haaland bags Golden Boy award

By Modupe Shodeinde

Borussia Dortmund starlet Erling Haaland won the 2020 Golden Boy Award following his excellent debut season with Bundesliga side.

Haaland received more votes than Ansu Fati of Barcelona and Alphonso Davies of Bayern Munich, who placed second and third respectively, to win the award.

Another Dortmund star Jadon Sancho made the top five alongside Rennes player Eduardo Camavinga.

Other nominees for the award include Manchester City’s Phil Foden, Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood and Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Haaland, who also plays for the Norwegian national team, scored 44 goals in the 2019/2020 season. Sixteen of the goals were scored after he swapped Red Bull Salzburg for Borussia Dortmund in a mid-season move.

The Golden Boy is an award given to the most impressive young footballer in European football for a calendar year.

Nominees must be be under the age of 21 and must play in an European top tier league. The award is voted by sports journalists.

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