Nowadays, football is a worldwide fan favorite and every other kid is playing this game. This is a good thing but on the other hand, there are some really demoralizing internet or cyber bullies who dishearten the young players in their fragile age. Because of the demotivation, the footballers withdraw from the game, no matter how much they are fond of it. This article goes to all the aspiring footballers who are ready to conquer the field in the coming years. Let’s check out the Top 10 Football Prodigies.
Top 10 Football Prodigies : The Ultimate Exclusive List
This is the list of most promising football players who have had their talent unraveled at very young age. They are definitely some of the best young footballers on the face of earth but they are also having amazing potential to be the best.
10. Iker Muniain
At number 10 of Top 10 Football Prodigies, we have Iker Muniain. At age of 23, he has so many achievements that even older athletes are jealous of him. His full name is Iker Muniain Goni and he was born in 1992. Iker is also nicknamed as the Spanish Messi, due to his style of playing and passing the ball. He is a Spanish professional football player and he plays for Athletic Bilbao as a left winger primarily. He was born in Pamplona, Spain but is potentially an international star.
9. Stephan El Shaarawy
At number 9 of Top 10 Football Prodigies, we have Stephan El Shaarawy. He was born in Italy in the year of 1992. He is currently 24 years old and like the most in this lot, he is a potential future football star too. Stephan is frequently considered as one of the most promising youngsters of his generation. In the year of 2012, El Shaarawy was named one of the top players born after 1991 by Don Balón. Additionally, he was listed 52nd in The Guardian’s list of the best footballers in the world.
8. Lucas Moura
At number 8 of Top 10 Football Prodigies, we have Lucas Moura. His full name is quite long actually, if you are wondering. It is Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva and he is currently 24 years old. He is from Brazil and plays as a winger in Paris saint –german at number 7. He was associated with Sao Paulo from 2005 to the year 2012. He has all the potential to be the next best footballer in the world and is getting there one step at a time. He always believed in this following factor or phrase “make his own history in football without comparisons” and he still does.
7. Jack Wilshere
At number 7 of Top 10 Football Prodigies, we have Jack Wilshere. He is currently 24 years old and has a lot going on in his career. His full name is Jack Andrew Garry Wilshere and he is from the land of Stevenage, England. He plays as a Midfielder for Bournemouth (loaned from Arsenal). He has been the 12th youngest debutant in England’s history, when he participated for senior team against Hungary. He was almost 19 years then. So we can see that, this young lad has always been an amazing footballer as well as an enthusiastic athlete.
6. Erik Lamela
At number 6 of Top 10 Football Prodigies, we have Erik Lamela. Like everyone on this list so far, Erik Manuel Lamela (which is his full name) is also 24 years old currently. His nickname is coco, which is given by his loved ones for his exceptional dribbling ability and pace. Erik plays as winger and/or attacking midfielder for Argentina national team as well as Tottenham hotspur. He is from Argentina and was born in Buenos Aires. He is 6 ft. tall and is a heartthrob across the nations already.
5. Christian Eriksen
At number 5 of Top 10 Football Prodigies, we have Christian Eriksen. Born on an interesting day, which is February 14 in 1992, this young fellow is just 24 years old. He was born in Middelfart, Denmark. He got nominated as the Danish football player of the year in the year 2011. He primarily plays as an attacking midfielder for Tottenham hotspur as well as Denmark national team. He has been associated with DNT since March 2010. Christian was the youngest athlete of FIFA world cup in South Africa which was held in 2010.
4. Xerdan Shaqiri
At number 4 of Top 10 Football Prodigies, we have Xerdan Shaqiri. He plays as a winger for stroke city as well as Switzerland national team. Since 2010, this amazing player has earned over 50 caps for Switzerland. He represented the nation at the 2010 FIFA as well as the 2014 FIFA World Cups. He also represented the nation at the UEFA Euro 2016. Xerdan was born in Gjilan, SFR Yugoslavia and is slightly older than others on this list so far. He was born on 10th October 1991, which makes him 25 years old. He moved to Inter Milan for a fee of 15 million euros in January 2015. Seven months later he moved to Stoke City for a club record of 12 million pounds.
3. Phil Jones
At number 3 of Top 10 Football Prodigies, we have Phil Jones. Philip Anthony “Phil” Jones is currently a 24-year-old footballer who plays as a central defender / right back / defensive midfielder for Manchester United as well as the England National team. Jones has represented England at various levels and is currently a member of the England senior squad. He was born in Preston, England and has a height of 5ft 11 inches in total. For those who are curious, his date of birth is 21st February 1992.
2. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
At number 2 of Top 10 Football Prodigies, we have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. He was just 17 years old when he rose to prominence with Southampton in 2010 and 2011. Then he signed for Arsenal in the month of august, the same year .He scored twice in his first three games for the club and became the youngest English goalscorer in UEFA Champions League history. Apart from all that, he has also claimed a regular place in the England Under-21s team at that time. He was born in Portsmouth England and is slightly younger than everyone in this list. Alex is just 23 years old right now and has amazing potential to be one among the best footballers.
1. Julian Brandt
At number 1 of Top 10 Football Prodigies, we have Julian Brandt. He is the youngest one of the lot and amazingly talented. Brandt played in his hometown at SC Borgfeld and then at FC Oberneuland before he joined the youth academy of VfL Wolfsburg. He is from Germany and was born in Bremen, Germany. He plays as a winger in Bayer Leverkusen. He has 55 appearances as a junior player in Germany’s underage teams. His team also won the UEFA European under 19 championships which was held in the year 2014. In spite of being the youngest in this whole list, he is one of the tallest players with a height of 6 ft. and 1 inch.