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Christian Pulisic nominated for this year’s Golden Boy award

From Wonderboy to Golden boy...

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Christian Pulisic is starting to see his hard work pay off in the form of a nomination for the “Golden Boy” award, seriously they couldn’t come up with a better name? Anyways, he is one of 25 players that have been nominated for this years award.

The “Golden Boy” is given to the best player from last year, under 21. Pulisic turned just 19 on Monday. In the last calendar year for Borussia Dortmund he’s scored 9 goals and 14 assists in 43 appearances. He’s also had 18 caps for the United States National Team where he collected seven goals. A fine year by anyone’s standards, but he’s got some tough competition for the award.

Here is the full list of “Golden Boy” nominees.

Aaron Martin, Espanyol
Jean-Kevin Augustin, RB Leipzig
Rodrigo Bentacur, Juventus
Steven Bergwijn, PSV Eindhoven
Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Everton
Federico Chiesa, Fiorentina
Ousmane Dembele, Barcelona
Amadou Diawara, Napoli
Kasper Dolberg, Ajax
Gianluigi Donnarumma, Milan
Gabriel Jesus, Manchester City
Joe Gomez, Liverpool
Benjamin Henrichs, Bayer Leverkusen
Borja Mayoral, Real Madrid
Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain
Emre Mor, Celta Vigo
Reece Oxford, Borussia Monchengladbach
Christian Pulisic, Borussia Dortmund
Marcus Rashford, Manchester United
Allan Saint-Maximim, Nice
Dominic Solanke, Liverpool
Theo Hernandez, Real Madrid
Youri Tielemans, Monaco
Enes Unal, Villarreal
Kyle Walker-Peters, Tottenham

Former winners of the award are well known names such as Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, Paul Pogba, Isco and more.

Good luck, Christian!