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Kylian Mbappe wins Golden Boy award

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Paris Saint Germain (PSG) striker Kylian Mbappe has won the 2017 Golden Boy Award ahead of Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele and Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus.

The PSG star has flourished at Parc des Princes and now joins a long line of players like Paul Pogba, Lionel Messi, Isco and Cesc Fabregas who have won the prize.

Mbappe won with 291 votes, ahead of second-placed Dembele by some distance – the Barcelona star earned 149 votes. Gabriel Jesus was third with 76 votes.

The 18-year-old, who already has eight France caps, is currently on loan at Parc des Princes, and will officially join the club on a permanent basis next season, for a fee of €180 million.

The French teenager had a breakthrough at Monaco last season bagging 24 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions and firing them to the Ligue 1 title.

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

The award is given to the best player under the age of 21 in Europe and is voted for by a panel of journalists from across the continent.

 

 

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