Tuttosport release nominees list for 2010 Golden Boy award

Turin-based daily Tuttosport have named this year's shortlist for their Golden Boy trophy.

The trophy is awarded to the outstanding young player in Europe for the year and has been growing in prestige since it's introduction in 2003.

Similar to France Football's Ballon d'Or, Tuttosport brings together a panel of high calibre journalists from Europe's biggest sports and newspapers to consider the 40-man shortlist and elect their winner.

PAST WINNERS
2003 Rafael Van der Vaart (Hol) Ajax
2004 Wayne Rooney (Eng) Manchester U
2005 Lionel Messi (Arg) Barcelona 2005
2006 Francesc Fábregas (Spa) Arsenal
2007 Sergio Agüero (Arg) Atletico Madrid
2008 Luís Anderson (Bra) Manchester U
2009 Alexandre Pato (Bra) AC Milan&nbsp

NOMINEES FOR THE 2010 GOLDEN BOY

Ribeiro da Souza Andrè Felipe - Dinamo Kiev - Attacker

Mario Barwuah Balotelli - Manchester City - Attacker

Tiago Manuel Dias Correia Bebé - Manchester United - Attacker

Yacine Brahimi - Rennes - Midfielder

Sergio Madrazo Canales - Real Madrid - Midfielder

Diego Armando Contento - Bayern Munich - Defender

Philippe Correia Coutinho - Inter - Attacker

David Quintana De Gea - Atletico Madrid - Goalkeeper

Luuk De Jong - Twente - Attacker

Nathan Abayomi Delfouneso - Aston Villa - Attacker

Mattia Destro - Genoa - Attacker

De Souza Douglas Costa

Alan Elizbarovic Dzagoev - CSKA Moscow - Midfielder

Christian Dannemann Eriksen - Ajax - Midfielder

Mario Gotze - Borussia Dortmund - Midfielder

Eden Hazard - Lille - Midfielder

Abel Mathias Platero Hernandez - Palermo - Attacker

Gael Kakuta - Chelsea - Attacker

Bojan Perez Krkic - Barcelona - Attacker

Toni Kroos - Bayern Munich - Midfielder

Adem Ljajic - Fiorentina - Attacker

Romelu Lukaku - Anderlecht - Attacker

Federico Macheda - Manchester United - Attacker

Joel Job Matip - Schalke 04 - Defender

Francisco Perez Merida - Atletico Madrid - Midfielder

Ezequiel Matìas Munoz - Palermo - Defender

Mateo Pablo Musacchio - Villarreal - Defender

Yann M'Vila - Rennes - Midfielder

Sotiris Ninis - Panathinaikos - Attacker

Daniel Lobato Pacheco - Liverpool - Attacker

Marcus Pedersen - Vitesse Arhem - Attacker

Miralem Pjanic - Olympique Lione - Midfielder

Pereira da Silva Rafael - Manchester United - Defender

Gaston Pereyra Ramirez - Bologna - Midfielder

Emmanuel Riviere - Saint Etienne - Attacker

James David Rodriguez - Porto - Attacker

Mamadou Sakho - Paris Saint Germain - Defender

Eduardo Antonio Salvio - Benfica - Attacker

André Schurrle - Mainz - Attacker

Jack Andrew G. Wilshere - Arsenal - Midfielder

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