Paris Saint-Germain Star Kylian Mbappe Wins Golden Boy Award

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has won the Golden Boy award for the best young player in Europe.

Kylian Mbappe continues meteoric rise by winning Golden Boy award

Mbappe, 18, beat off competition from Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, 20, and Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele, 20, to be named the standout player on the continent under the age of 21.

The French teenager had a breakthrough season at Monaco last term, scoring 26 goals in 44 appearances, before completing a loan move to the Parc des Princes ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

Mbappe has hit the ground running at PSG, scoring four goals and providing four assists in his opening 11 appearances for the Ligue 1 giants.

Kylian Mbappe’s France team-mate Ousmane Dembele came second in the vote (Picture: Getty)

 

Golden Boy winners

2012 – Isco

2013 – Paul Pogba

2014 – Raheem Sterling

2015 – Anthony Martial

2016 – Renato Sanches

2017 – Kylian Mbappe

Italian outlet Tuttosport announced the winner on Monday morning and the France international won by a landslide with 291 votes. Barca’s summer signing Dembele came second after receiving 149 votes.

Portugal and Swansea City starlet Renato Sanches was the last player to win the award.

 

 

 

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