2017 saw some of the best young football players across the world take the centre stage and grab the headlines along with the usual suspects such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi. These young players proved that age indeed is no bar to judge a sportsman’s talent.

40-yard screamers, bending free-kicks, pin-point cross-field through balls, clutch saves, etc., these young guns can do it all and they proved their mettle in 2017 with some show-stopping performances for club and country.

Looking back and trodding down the memory lane as 2017 draws close, we look back at the best young football players worldwide who made 2017 a year to remember:

Honorable Mentions to Vinicius Jr., Gabriel Jesus and Theo Hernandez.

Disclaimer: The following players are ranked from #7 to #1, with #1 being the highest.

Staring off, our #7 player in the list of the best young football players is

Ousmane Dembele:

At #6, we have the Dortmund star boy

Christian Pulisic:

At #5, we have the only goalkeeper on this list (and deservedly so, even after all the controversy about his future) as his world-class performances have led him to be recognized as one of the best young football players to watch out for,

Gianluigi Donnarumma:

#4 goes to our favorite young Englishman as he continues to amaze us with his jaw-dropping pace and ability to perform in clutch games,

Marcus Rashford:


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Now, presenting our top 3:

#3 is a controversial figure for his gestures on the field which saw him get into trouble, but his performances as a player for club and country seem to be getting better and better by the year, he is

Dele Alli:

And for our top 2 best young football players, we bestow rank #2 to the man labeled as Thierry Henry’s successor in French football, the brilliant

Kylian Mbappe:

Rank #1 goes to the most promising youth prospect of Real Madrid and the man with the magical left foot, the one and only,


So there you have it, folks!

That was our list of the top 7 best young football players in world football who stormed 2017 with brilliant performances and look set to take over in 2018.

See you all in 2018, soon!

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