2020 Golden Boy Award - The 20 Finalists & Their Boots - Nike 'Destroys' Adidas, Puma Without Player

Saturday, 17 October 2020
Italian newspaper Tuttosport has revealed the 20-man final shortlist for the Golden Boy award, which is given to the calendar year's best Europe-based player under 21. We take a look at the boots of the 20 Finalists, in cooperation with Football Boots DB.



The Golden Boy is given to a young footballer playing in Europe perceived to have been the most impressive during a calendar year. All nominees must be under the age of 21 and play in a European nation's top tier. The 2020 Golden Boy Award winner is chosen by 40 journalists from the most famous European newspapers.



Last year, the Golden Boy winner was Portuguese talent João Félix of Atlético Madrid while the Franco-Moroccan Mattéo Guendouzi (loaned a few days ago from Arsenal to Hertha) won the Golden Boy Web Award - he was the most "clicked" for internet users.



🏆 Golden Boy Award 2020: Football Boots Of 20 Finalists





Nike clearly leads the race for the best young players with 14 players, followed by Adidas with 5 players. New Balance supplies one player (Arsenal's Bukayo Saka), while Puma does not have a single player under contract.



The Mercurial is by far the most popular boot of the 2020 Golden Boy Award finalists - 10 of 20 players are either wearing the Superfly or Vapor, including the favorites Haaland, Sancho and Ansu Fati.

  • Mitchel Bakker (PSG) - adidas X Ghosted.1
  • Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes) - Nike Phantom GT Elite
  • Jonathan David (Lille) - adidas X Ghosted.1
  • Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich) - Nike Mercurial Superfly VIII Elite
  • Sergiño Dest (Barcelona) - Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII Elite
  • Fábio Silva (Wolves) - Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII Elite
  • Ansu Fati (Barcelona) - Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII Elite
  • Phil Foden (Manchester City) - Nike Phantom VNM
  • Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax) - adidas Nemeziz 19.1
  • Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) - Nike Phantom GT Elite DF
  • Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) - Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII Elite
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) - adidas X Ghosted.1
  • Dejan Kulusevski (Juventus) - Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII Elite
  • Rodrygo Goes (Real Madrid) - Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII Elite
  • Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) - New Balance Furon v6
  • Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) - Nike Mercurial Superfly VIII Elite
  • Dominik Szoboszlai (RB Salzburg) - Nike Mercurial Superfly VII Elite
  • Sandro Tonali (AC Milan) - Nike Phantom GT Elite
  • Ferran Torres (Manchester City) - adidas X Ghosted.1
  • Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid) - Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII Elite

2020 Golden Boy Awards - Brands



Nike: 14 players

Adidas: 5 players

New Balance: 1 players

2020 Golden Boy Awards - Boot Silos



Mercurial:: 10 players [7 Vapor, 3 Superfly]

Adidas X: 4 players

Nike Phantom GT: 3 players

Adidas Nemeziz: 1 player

Nike Phantom VNM: 1 player

New Balance Furon: 1 player

The 2020 Golden Boy award gala in Turin is scheduled for Monday 14 December.



You can check out the boots of more than 4,000 players on Football Boots DB.

Who do you think will the Golden Boy award 2020? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and vote here for the 2020 Golden Boy Web award.
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