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Guinea’s Amadou Diawara Shortlisted Alongside Mbappe and Dembele for 2017 Award

Guinea and Napoli midfielder, Amadou Diawara has made the 25-player shortlist for the 2017 Golden Boy Award. He is nominated alongside PSG’s Kylian Mbappe, Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele and Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus.

Italian newspaper Tuttosport established the prize in 2003 with the aim to celebrate the efforts of the most impressive U-21 footballer in a top-tier European league over a calendar year.

The 20-year old made a total of 18 appearances last season and according to Squawka, created a total of 11 chances with a 90% pass accuracy.

Complete shortlist:

Aaron Martin (Espanyol), Jean-Kevin Augustin (RB Leipzig), Rodrigo Bentacur (Juventus), Steven Bergwijn (PSV Eindhoven), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Amadou Diawara (Napoli), Kasper Dolberg (Ajax), Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer Leverkusen), Borja Mayoral (Real Madrid),Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Emre Mor (Celta de Vigo), Reece Oxford (Borussia Monchengladbach), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Allan Saint-Maximin (OGC Nice), Dominic Solanke (Liverpool), Theo Hernandez (Real Madrid), Youri Tielemans (AS Monaco), Enes Unal (Villarreal), Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham)



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