O CIES Football Observatory released this Wednesday a study evaluating which are the most promising young players in the world. The report, which took into account athletes up to 20 years old, placed in its top-10 strikers Marcos Leonardo and Ângelo, from Santosand Endrick, from palm trees.
The number 9 from Peixe appears in third place in the overall ranking and was elected the most promising striker in the study, with 3.16 points. Teammate of Marcos Leonardo, Ângelo is in ninth place, with 2.76, and stands out as the best right winger on the list.
Endrick managed to be eighth in the ranking, with 2.99 points. Other players from Brazilian clubs who stood out on the list were striker Vitor Roque, from Athletico-PRwho ranked 5th, and midfielder Andrey Santos, from Vascowhich is in 12th place.
New @CIES_Football ⚽ Weekly Post presents the 20 most promising U20 players per position as per the exclusive relative experience method 😁 #Gavi highest score overall; full lists 👉 https://t.co/oEXAABzXHq pic.twitter.com/3L6togJsiE
— CIES Football Obs (@CIES_Football) April 26, 2023
Another name that drew attention was Matheus Martins, formerly from Fluminense and currently at Watford. The left winger was only in 18th place overall, but he entered the ideal team for being the most promising athlete in his position.
The report named Barcelona midfielder Gavi as the world’s most promising under-20 player. The Spaniard reached a score of 4.37 and has a good lead over second-placed Jude Bellingham, from Borussia Dortmund, who adds up to 3.66.
The study took into account players from 75 leagues from different continents and had some criteria to evaluate the athletes. Age, experience and minutes played were some of the factors examined to build the ranking.
Check out the list of the most promising under-20 players in the world
1st – Gavi (Barcelona) – 18 years old – 4.37 pts
2nd – Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund) – 19 years old – 3.66 pts
3º – Marcos Leonardo (Saints) – 20 years – 3.16 pts
3rd – António Silva (Benfica) – 19 years old – 3.16 pts
5º – Vitor Roque (Athletic-PR) – 18 years – 3.15 pts
6th – Alejandro Balde (Barcelona) – 19 years old – 3.13 pts
7th – Milos Kerkez (AZ Alkmaar) – 19 years old – 3.01 pts
8º – Endrick (Palm trees) – 16 years – 2.99 points
9º – Angelo (Saints) – 18 years old – 2.76 pts
10th – Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund) – 18 years old – 2.70 pts
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