Top Ten Players Under 20

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  1. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    #1 TopBanana10, Oct 10, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2018
    Here are my personal rankings that are more than a little attack biased.

    1. Phil Foden
    2. Jadon Sancho
    3. Emile Smith Rowe
    4. Mason Greenwood
    5. Mason Mount
    6. Callum Hudson Odoi
    7. Harvey Elliott
    8. Curtis Jones
    9. Oliver Skipp
    10. James Garner

    Honourable mentions to Angel Gomes, Louie Barry and Tommy Doyle.

    I’ve updated my list after watching and catching up on some new players (thanks to members of this forum.)

    Feel free to critique away and add your own list.
     
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  2. Jenks

    Jenks Member+

    Feb 16, 2013
    Club:
    --other--
    Jadon Sancho
    Mason Mount
    Phil Foden
    Reiss Nelson
    Marcus Edwards
    Callum Hudson-Odoi
    Ryan Sessegnon
    Emile Smith Rowe
    Mason Greenwood
    Curtis Jones
     
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  3. The Potter

    The Potter Member+

    Aug 26, 2004
    England
    Club:
    Stoke City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    They are deep lists exciting times. Just frustrating they'll be up against the EPL bottleneck. Their agents may have to be creative and earn their money for once. Why no Sessegnon TopB, not criticising btw, I'm useless that this btw. I thought Kane was going to be James Beattie and Josh Mceachran was going to be a more mobile Carrick. Still time Josh.
     
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  4. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    It's a paradox, isn't it? The talent coming through is better than ever but the pathway is getting harder.

    My worry with Sessegnon is that he seems to be shifted around positionally. As a forward, he's never going to get in the team ahead of say Sancho or Sterling. However, if he can concentrate on becoming a world class left-back or wing-back then his chances may improve.

    It's incredibly hard to predict how players will develop, so I'll probably be as wrong as anybody.
     
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  5. The Potter

    The Potter Member+

    Aug 26, 2004
    England
    Club:
    Stoke City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Mount - in fairness feyenoordsoccerfan called it
    Sancho
    Sess
    Foden
    Nelson
    Oxford (would be replaced by Rice)
    Panzo
    CHO
    Greenwood
    Jones

    It's in no real order
     
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  6. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    My updated top 10 would probably be:

    1. Phil Foden
    2. Mason Greenwood
    3. Harvey Elliott
    4. Jadon Sancho
    5. James Garner
    6. Emile Smith Rowe
    7. Callum Hudson Odoi
    8. Mason Mount
    9. Curtis Jones
    10. Jack Clarke
     
  7. dbs235

    dbs235 Member

    Mar 30, 2013
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Really? Sancho has moved down in your list?
     
  8. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    Yeah, it’s probably a poor list from an objective viewpoint.

    I do love seeing other people’s lists though if you have the time to do one.

    We have so many incredible young players that it’s hard to rank them.
     
  9. Sensanetional

    Sensanetional Member

    Apr 4, 2017
    Felix Nmecha has started to develop into an incredible player btw. Deserves a place somewhere in this discussion, he does everything
     
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  10. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    Just watching Sancho now; Dortmund’s best player by a mile.
     
  11. roverman

    roverman Member

    Dec 22, 2001
    Sancho (by a mile)
    Foden
    Odoi
    Nelsen
    Sessignon
    Greenwood
    Gomes
    Arnold
    Smith
    Rice
     
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  12. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    He only played against three teams but still nice to hear Nikola Katic describe Foden as his toughest opponent:

    “It was a really good experience for me because I played against top teams in England and France and the quality was really high. It was a good experience and a good lesson.

    “The toughest player I faced was Phil Foden. He is an amazing player. For the strikers, it was Tammy Abraham or Moussa Dembele. They were strong.

    “But Foden was the best. He is very calm on the ball, he can see everything behind me and behind him as well.”

    :cool:
     
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  13. David Hurford

    David Hurford Member

    West Ham
    England
    Jul 15, 2017
    Surprised how high mount is on some lists here (much as i like him). I personally felt he struggled in the u21 championship and worry about him making it to the elite of prem level. Here is my list determined by potential:


    Sancho
    Foden
    TAA
    CHO
    Nelson
    Jude bellingham
    M. Greenwood
    Brewster
    Rice
    Saka

    Honorable mentions: sessegnon,Barry, Musiala, Dembele, ESR
     
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  14. W.A.S.P.

    W.A.S.P. Member+

    Sep 20, 2012
    St. Louis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    1. Sancho
    2. Alexander-Arnold
    3. Foden
    4. Hudson-Odoi
    5. Greenwood
    6. Rice
    7. Nelson
    8. Sessegnon
    9. Brewster
    10. Bellingham
     
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  15. Jenks

    Jenks Member+

    Feb 16, 2013
    Club:
    --other--
    To be fair most of the lists were compiled the better part of a year ago. If I update mine it would probably look something like:

    Jadon Sancho
    Phil Foden
    Callum Hudson-Odoi
    Reiss Nelson
    Morgan Gibbs-White
    Ryan Sessegnon
    Reece James
    Rhian Brewster
    Mason Greenwood
    Angel Gomes

    p.s. Rice and TAA are 20 now
     
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  16. roverman

    roverman Member

    Dec 22, 2001
    Taa
    Sancho
    Foden
    Cho
    Nelsen

    But have to say Trent and Sancho are miles in front of everyone right now. Though foden will be joining them soon
     
  17. TopBanana10

    TopBanana10 Member

    Millwall
    England
    Sep 8, 2018
    In order of potential:

    Foden
    Elliott
    Greenwood
    Garner
    Sancho
    Hudson Odoi
    Smith Rowe
    McNeill
    Brewster
    Harwood Bellis

    Hard to leave out Doyle, Barry, Jones, Saka, Bellingham, Mount, Dembele, Gomes and Ashby Hammond.
     
  18. dbs235

    dbs235 Member

    Mar 30, 2013
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Not sure how Sancho isn't top of that list tbh. Or am I overrating him? Top 3 I'd go Sancho, Foden, Greenwood, if we're talking potential.
     
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  19. W.A.S.P.

    W.A.S.P. Member+

    Sep 20, 2012
    St. Louis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Wasn't sure if Under 20 included 20 or strictly meant anybody under the age of 20.
     
  20. W.A.S.P.

    W.A.S.P. Member+

    Sep 20, 2012
    St. Louis
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    If we're talking potential then my top 10 would be all 2000 borns to be honest.
     
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