The 101 Great Goals annual list of the top 101 youngsters in world football has been released, following the format of former Spanish magazine Don Balon.
Kelechi Iheanacho, Victor Osimhen and Moses Simon named in Don Balon’s Top 101 youngsters in world football for 2015 pic.twitter.com/SxrUmY0d4H
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To qualify for inclusion, the player must be born on or after January 1, 1994.
Three players of Nigerian descent – Dominic Solanke, Jordon Ibe and Dele Alli also made the list.
101 Great Goals on Kelechi Iheanacho : “Now firmly established as Manchester City’s third choice striker, Iheanacho is a regular on Manuel Pellegrini’s bench and is putting pressure on Wilfried Bony. Fine displays on two occasions this season against Crystal Palace have raised expectations for the young Nigerian striker.”
On Victor Osimhen, they said : “Osimhen absolutely destroyed the recent Under-17 World Cup, scoring 10 goals as Nigeria won the tournament. Linked with Liverpool and Spurs, Osimhen was selling things on the street as a child so if he can make it to a big club, it will be a true rags to riches story.”
On Moses Simon : “Moses “Daddy” Simon has been described as the “Nigerian Ronaldo” and has been linked with both Spurs and Liverpool. Struggling for goals this season, Simon is blessed with plenty of pace but there are concerns about his recent form.”