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Atletico Madrid whiz Joao Felix named 2019 Golden Boy

Atletico Madrid whiz Joao Felix has been named the 2019 Golden Boy.

The attacking midfielder will be officially present the title on December 16 - with the winners announced this morning.

Felix will be awarded the global Golden Boy award, while AC Milan goalkeeper Gigio Donnarumma wins the Italian version.

The Golden Boy is an award that is given by sports journalists to a young footballer playing in Europe perceived to have been the most impressive during a calendar year (two halves to two separate seasons). All nominees must be under the age of 21 and play in a European nation's top tier.

Last year's winner was Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt.

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