Erling Haaland wins Golden Boy award

Erling Haaland has beaten his Borussia Dortmund team-mate Jadon Sancho to win the 2020 Golden Boy award after an absolutely brilliant season for club and country.

The Golden Boy award scheme was setup by Italian newspaper Tuttosport and is given to the best young player under the age of 21 across the European leagues with the winner now decided by an intense voting process and a panel of global experts.

The Norwegian young talent scored 44 goals in all competitions in the 2019/20 season with 28 of them during his spell at RB Salzburg before securing a January move to Dortmund.

Haaland scored a hatrick on his Borussia Dortmund derby going on to score 16 goals throughout the rest of the season.

The award was previously won by Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix but Haaland overcame the tough competition to win the 2020 awards.

The 20-year-old shrugged off competition from the likes of Jadon Sancho – his team-mate – who came second, Barcelona’s Ansu Fati and Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood.

Bayern’s Alphonso Davies and Manchester City’s Phil Foden were also among the contenders.

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