CSKA Moscow midfielder Alexander Golovin entered the list of contenders for the Golden Boy award, which is awarded to the authoritative Italian publication Tuttosport to the best young player of the year in Europe.
In addition to the Russian midfielder for a reward claim 39 players under the age of 21 years acting in the higher divisions of the European Championships. Among them Marcus Rashford of “Manchester United”, Delle Ali of Tottenham, as well as Kingsley Coman and Renata Sanches from Bayern Munich.
The winner will be chosen by voting of journalists of the leading sports publications. Last year the award was given to Anthony martial from “Manchester United”.
The Russians got to the list for the first time since 2012. In the past the number of nominees fell Magomed Ozdoev, Georgy Schennikov, Alan Dzagoev and Igor Akinfeev.
20-year-old Golovin has appeared for the main team CSKA in 2015. This season he has played for the Moscow club 11 matches in all competitions, scoring one goal.