The 2021 NXGN awards distributed by Goal.com have been awarded with Spain-based players featuring in the list of top 50 young players on the planet, APA-Sport reports citing Goal.
The best-represented club on the list are Barcelona as their 18-year-old prodigy Ansu Fati scooped the top prize while his teammates Pedri and Ilaix Moriba – both central midfielders – were ranked fourth and 50th on the list respectively.
However, there is also double representation for Real Madrid as their Brazilian midfielder Reinier – currently on a loan deal at Borussia Dortmund – is ranked in 10th place, with 17-year-old Japanese midfielder Takuhiro Nakai in 49th spot, one place above Ilaix.
Valencia midfielder Yunus Musah – now a US international – is 13th on the list following a breakout season at the Mestalla.
Real Mallorca’s Luka Romero is ranked 39th in the list.
Romero broke an 81-year record to become La Liga’s youngest ever player when appearing as a substitute for Real Mallorca against Real Madrid in June last season.
Brazilian wing-back Yan Couto – on loan at Girona from Manchester City – is placed in 35th position.