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Haaland crowned 2020 Golden Boy after beating Fati, Davis to award

Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland has been crowned the 2020 Golden Boy for the best under-21 player playing in a European country’s top division.

The Norway international won the award by beating off competition from Barcelona and Spain’s Ansu Fati and Bayern Munich’s Canadian left-back Alphonso Davies.

20-year-old Haaland has scored 27 goals in 29 appearances for Dortmund.

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The award was won by Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix in 2019.

Also in contention for the top prize were Haaland’s club team-mate and England forward Jadon Sancho and Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood.

Previous English winners of the award are Wayne Rooney in 2004 and Raheem Sterling in 2014.

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