Official: 2021 Golden Boy announced

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Scroll through the gallery to see some players Ped
Scroll through the gallery to see some players Pedri beat to the Golden Boy award
Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich)
Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich)
Mason Greenwood (Manchester United)
Mason Greenwood (Manchester United)
Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen)
Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen)
Gavi (Barcelona)
Gavi (Barcelona)
Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund)
Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund)
Giovanni Reyna (Borussia Dortmund)
Giovanni Reyna (Borussia Dortmund)

One of FC Barcelona's brightest young stars, Pedri, has been named the 2021 Golden Boy winner.

Scroll through the gallery above to see some players Pedri beat to the award

There were 20 players who made the final shortlist for the latest Golden Boy award, which is given by Tuttosport to the best player under the age of 21 in Europe's top leagues, and it is Pedri who has risen above all after he was confirmed as the winner by the Italian newspaper on Monday afternoon.

Other nominees included highly rated young players such as Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham and Giovanni Reyna, Real Madrid's Eduardo Camavinga, Bayern Munich's Jamal Musiala, Manchester United's Mason Greenwood, Arsenal's Bukayo Saka and more.

Of the 40 European-based journalists who voted, 24 placed Pedri in first place, another nine in second position and three in third. 

2021 was an eventful year for the Spanish midfielder as he became a regular for Barcelona, made his senior national team debut, won the 2020 UEFA European Championship Young Player of the Tournament prize, and has now been named the Golden boy. 

Previous winners of this award in recent years include Kylian Mbappe, Matthijs de Ligt, Joao Felix and Erling Haaland.

Here are the previous Golden Boy award winners since 2010

Scroll through the gallery to see every Golden Boy
Scroll through the gallery to see every Golden Boy Award winner since 2010 
Golden Boy 2020 - Erling Haaland
Golden Boy 2020 - Erling Haaland
Golden Boy 2019 - Joao Felix
Golden Boy 2019 - Joao Felix
Golden Boy 2018 - Matthijs de Ligt
Golden Boy 2018 - Matthijs de Ligt
Golden Boy 2017 - Kylian Mbappe
Golden Boy 2017 - Kylian Mbappe
Golden Boy 2016 - Renato Sanches
Golden Boy 2016 - Renato Sanches
Golden Boy 2015 - Anthony Martial
Golden Boy 2015 - Anthony Martial
Golden Boy 2014 - Raheem Sterling
Golden Boy 2014 - Raheem Sterling
Golden Boy 2013 - Paul Pogba
Golden Boy 2013 - Paul Pogba
Golden Boy 2012 - Isco
Golden Boy 2012 - Isco
Golden Boy 2011 - Mario Gotze
Golden Boy 2011 - Mario Gotze
Golden Boy 2010 - Mario Balotelli
Golden Boy 2010 - Mario Balotelli