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In a nutshell:
Dodgy sounding award by Tuttosport (the Italian national sports newspaper), the Golden Boy is
given out to the top under 21 year old playing in Europe.
Awarded to: It's open to players under 21 who play in Europe.
Voted by: The Italian national sports newspaper Tuttosport.
At the end of each year.
Worth a mention: 1. It's similar to the Trofeo Bravo Award (awarded by a rival Italian publication), with both trying to get their awards as the U21 equivalent of the Ballon d'Or.
|2009||Alexandre Pato||AC Milan|
|2007||Sergio Aguero||Atletico Madrid|
|2004||Wayne Rooney||Man Utd|
|2003||Rafael van der Vaart||Ajax|