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2019 Golden Boy : Social media disagrees with Ansu Fati's inclusion

By Vincent Ashitey
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Social media users can't fathom why Barcelona's 16-year-old wonderkid Ansu Fati has been included in the final 20-man shortlist for the 2019 Golden Boy award.

The prize, which is distributed by Italian newspaper Tuttosport, rewards the most impressive player under the age of 21 playing in a European top tier in each calendar year.

Fati who is eligible to represent Spain internationally made his way into the final list following his breakthrough into the Barca first-team squad.

He has played 6 matches, scored 2 goals and an assist for Barcelona in all competitions. 

Here's the 20-man shortlist for 2019's award:

Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus, Holland)
Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich, Canada)
Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan, Italy)
Ansu Fati (Barcelona, Spain)
Philip Foden (Man City, England)
Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal, France)
Erling Haland (RB Salzburg, Norway)
Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany)
Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid, Portugal)
Dejan Joveljic (Eintracht Frankfurt, Serbia)
Moise Kean (Everton, Italy)
Kang-in Lee (Valencia, South Korea)
Andrij Oleksijovyc (Valladolid, Ukraine)
Danyell Malen (PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Mason Mount (Chelsea, England)
Rodrygo (Real Madrid, Brazil)
Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund, England)
Ferran Torres (Valencia, Spain)
Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid, Brazil)
Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma, Italy)

A tweet read: "Barça's Ansu Fati didn't make the 40-man shortlist for the Golden Boy award but has made the final 20... Todibo was on original 40-man list but not in final 20."

Another added: "How did Ansu Fati make this list? He wasn't in 40-man shortlist."