Nuno Mendes and Fábio Silva are part of the list of the 50 best players under the age of 20, curated by the French newspaper L’Équipe.
French newspaper L’Équipe released this Friday a list of the 50 best under-20 players in the world. Among these young talents in world football are two Portuguese: Nuno Mendes and Fábio Silva.
Sporting side Nuno Mendes appears in 12th place of the listing. With only 18 years old, the left back has been a regular option in the ‘eleven’ of Rúben Amorim, having already added 29 games for the main team.
In turn, ex-Porto player Fábio Silva, now at Wolverhampton, appears further down, in 41st position. He, also 18, has two goals in 22 games for the team coached by Nuno Espírito Santo.
THE ranking is led by Ansu Fati, 18-year-old winger from Barcelona. The Spanish international has scored five goals this season in just ten matches.
From an early age played by European football ‘sharks’, Ansu Fati was even close to taking a very different course in his career. This is because before leaving for Spain, Ansu and his family were in Portuguese territory, where he was temporarily at the service of the Louletano. At the age of six, the player ended up never being subscribed because the family moved to the neighboring country.
After Ansu Fati, Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes), Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax), Pedri (Barcelona), Giovanni Reyna (Dortmund), Jude Bellingham (Dortmund), Yari Verschaeren (Anderlecht), Mason, respectively Greenwood (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) and Myron Boadu (AZ Alkmaar).
Daniel Costa, ZAP //