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Bayern Munich’s Cuisance and Davies named to Golden Boy shortlist

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Two young Bayern Munich players have been nominated for the Golden Boy Award.

Bayern Muenchen v Crvena Zvezda: Group B - UEFA Champions League Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images

Bayern Munich players Michaël Cuisance and Alphonso Davies have been named to the shortlist for the 2019 Golden Boy Award. The award is given to the best player in Europe under the age of 21.

In 2016, former Bayern midfielder Renato Sanches is the only former Bayern player to win the award. Former Bayern midfielder Mario Gotze won the award when he was a member of Borussia Dortmund the first time.

Former winners include Rafael Van der Vaart, Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas, Mario Balotelli, Paul Pogba, Raheem Sterling, Kylian Mbappe, and Matthijs De Ligt.

The award was created by Italian paper Tuttosport in 2003; however, it now is a collective award given by them in addition to Bild (Germany), Blick (Switzerland), A Bola (Portugal), l’Équipe (France), France Football (France), Marca (Spain), Mundo Deportivo (Spain), Ta Nea (Greece), Sport Express (Russia), De Telegraaf (Netherlands), and The Times (United Kingdom.

Full List

Austria

Erling Håland — Red Bull Salzburg

Belgium

Krépin Diatta — Club Brugge
Denis Drăguș — Standard Liège

England

Matteo Guendouzi — Arsenal
Reiss Nelson — Arsenal
Mason Mount — Chelsea
Moise Kean — Everton
Phil Foden — Manchester City
Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru — Watford

France

Boubacar Kamara — Marseille
Benoît Mukinayi — Monaco
Alban LaFont — Nantes

Germany

Kai Havertz — Bayer Leverkusen
Michaël Cuisance — Bayern Munich
Alphonso Davies — Bayern Munich
Jadon Sancho — Borussia Dortmund
Dejan Joveljić — Eintracht Frankfurt
Ibrahima Konaté — RB Leipzig

Italy

Gianluigi Donnarumma — AC Milan
Rafael Leão — AC Milan
Matthijs De Ligt — Juventus
Eljif Elmas — Napoli
Justin Kluivert — Roma
Nicolò Zaniolo — Roma

Netherlands

Luis Sinisterra — Feyenoord
Donyell Malen — PSV Eindhoven

Portugal

Florentino Luís — Benfica
Nehuén Pérez — Famalicão

Serbia

Strahinja Pavlović — Partizan

Spain

João Félix — Atletico Madrid
Jean-Clair Todibo — Barcelona
Diego Lainez — Real Betis
Rodrygo — Real Madrid
Vinícius Júnior — Real Madrid
Alexander Isak — Real Sociedad
Kang-in Lee — Valencia
Ferran Torres — Valencia
Samuel Chimerenka — Villarreal
Andriy Lunin — Vallodalid

Turkey

Abdülkadir Ömür — Trabzonspor