Most Handsome Young Footballers
1. Kylian Mbappé
Club: Paris Saint-Germain
What more can be said about the lad that hasn’t been done to death already?
Kylian Mbappé is the most obvious candidate who would still need to be ID’d at Tesco if they were buying a six pack of Stella Artois to win a Ballon d’Or one day, and despite some truly generational talent appearing on this list, it isn’t particularly close.
39 goals in 43 games in all competitions for PSG during the 2018/19 season is all the proof you need that his development is well on track, and Nike have spent the last year showcasing him around the globe before eventually releasing his signature collection in December. Forget being a global footballer, the guy is a global celebrity.
2. Jadon Sancho
Club: Borussia Dortmund
Sancho was Europe’s top provider last season with 23 assists, and he’s already added another six this term, as well as four goals in what’s been a blistering start to the new campaign.
Club: Real Madrid
Rodrygo made quite the mark on his Real Madrid debut last month when he came off the bench to score a scorcher in a 2-0 win over Osasuna. Zinedine Zidane will be hoping for plenty more of the same in the future from his $49.3 million talent.
3. Mason Mount
Club: Chelsea FC
After spending last season on-loan with Derby County, Mount followed new Chelsea boss Frank Lampard back to Stamford Bridge and has since been a star for his boyhood club, scoring three times in nine games.
5. Trent Alexander-Arnold
Club: Liverpool FC
Listen, you’ve got to be really bloody good to come in at number four while playing exclusively as a right-back. Fair play, Trent Alexander-Arnold.
So often the catalyst behind Liverpool’s attacks, whether through via a delightful cross-field ping or a pinpoint cross, the 21-year-old is one of world football’s most feared offensive weapons already, a key component behind Liverpool winning the Champions League.