The 40 nominees for this year’s Edition of the European Golden Boy, an award for the best footballer in Europe (Under 21), has been announced by Tuttosport – the organisers.

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Nigerian duo – Gent winger Moses Simon and City youngster Iheanacho will be in competition with the best Under 21 players in World football for the highly rated award which was last won by Raheem Sterling in 2014.

Full List of  2015 Nominees for Gold Boy Award
Nathan Ake (Watford )
Dele Alli (Tottenham )
Marco Asensio (Espanyol)
Zakaria Bakkali ( Valencia )
Hector Bellerin (Arsenal )
Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich )
Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid )
Dahoud Mahmoud (Borussia M’gladbach )
Danilo Barbosa (Valencia )
Jason Denayer (Galatasaray, Manchester City )
Anwar El Ghazi (Ajax Amsterdam )
Munir El Haddadi (FC Barcelona)
Francisco Rodriguez (Wolfsburg )
Goncalo Guedes (Benfica )
Alen Halilovic (Sporting Gijon/ FC Barcelona)
Hojberg Pierre-Emile (Schalke 04)
Jordon Ibe ( Liverpool )
Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City )
Adnan Januzaj (Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United)
Ricardo Kishna (Lazio )
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea )
Nemanja Maksimovic (Astana )
Anthony Martial (Manchester United )
Max Meyer (Schalke 04 )
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio )
Divock Origi (Liverpool )
Mario Pasalic (AS Monaco, Chelsea )
Gaston Pereiro (PSV Eindhoven)
Marko Pajca (Dinamo Zagreb )
Adrien Rabiot (Paris SG)
Alessio Romagnoli (AC Milan )
Ruben Neves ( Porto )
Sandro Ramirez (FC Barcelona )
Luke Shaw (Manchester United )
Moses Simon (Gent)
Youri Tielemans (RSC Anderlecht )
Adama Traore (Aston Villa )
Adama Traore ( AS Monaco )
Tonny Vilhena ( Feyenoord )
Andrija Zivkovic (Partizan Belgrade)

Past Winners:

2011 Mario Götze GER ! Germany
2012 Isco ESP ! Spain
2013 Paul Pogba FRA ! France
2014 Raheem Sterling ENG ! England

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