GOLDEN BOY

How many Golden Boy winners has FC Barcelona had?

Pedri González has been awarded the 2021 prize from Italian paper Tuttosport, but out of the 19 winners to date, how many have Barça provided?

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Barcelona's Pedri named Golden Boy winner 2021

Barcelona’s latest wonder kid, Pedri González, has won the award for the 2021 Golden Boy.

Pedri: Barça's latest Golden Boy

Ahead of the Ballon d’Or ceremony - which we’ll be bringing you live on Monday 29 November - Italian newspaper Tuttosport has named their Golden Boy winner. This is the prize awarded to the best under-21 player across Europe according to the paper.

Despite the much publicised issues at the Catalan club, troubles that saw the end of the Messi era there, the young Spaniard gave some sparkling performances for both Barça and Spain’s national team. Other contenders for the individual title were Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood, Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and Jamal Musiala, who has stepped up to the mark at Bayern Munich.

Pedri has been touted in Barcelona as the next big thing but his star showings against the likes of Juventus in the Champions League (the 0-2 victory in Turin) and his contribution in the 2-3 win away to Athletic ensured he attracted the gaze of a much wider audience.

The world is his footballing oyster.

Previous Golden Boys

The Golden Boy award began in 2003 and of the 19 winners to date, Pedri becomes just the second Barcelona player to take the title. The other, a certain young Argentine in 2005, went on to do rather well.

Golden Boy winners:

YearWinnerClub(s)PositionBirth year
2003Netherlands Rafael van der VaartNetherlands AjaxMidfielder1983
2004England Wayne Rooney

England Everton

England Manchester United

Forward1985
2005Argentina Lionel MessiSpain BarcelonaForward1987
2006Spain Cesc FàbregasEngland ArsenalMidfielder1987
2007Argentina Sergio AgüeroSpain Atlético MadridForward1988
2008Brazil AndersonEngland Manchester UnitedMidfielder1988
2009Brazil Alexandre PatoItaly MilanForward1989
2010Italy Mario Balotelli

Italy Inter Milan

England Manchester City

Forward1990
2011Germany Mario GötzeGermany Borussia DortmundMidfielder1992
2012Spain IscoSpain MálagaMidfielder1992
2013France Paul PogbaItaly JuventusMidfielder1993
2014England Raheem SterlingEngland LiverpoolForward1994
2015France Anthony Martial

France Monaco

England Manchester United

Forward1995
2016Portugal Renato Sanches

Portugal Benfica

Germany Bayern Munich

Midfielder1997
2017France Kylian Mbappé

France Monaco

France Paris Saint-Germain

Forward1998
2018Netherlands Matthijs de LigtNetherlands AjaxDefender1999
2019Portugal João Félix

Portugal Benfica

Spain Atlético Madrid

Forward1999
2020Norway Erling HaalandGermany Borussia DortmundForward2000
2021Spain PedriSpain BarcelonaMidfielder2002

Source: Wikipedia