PSG wonder-boy Mbappe beats Jesus, Dembele to win prestigious golden boy award

PSG wonder-boy Mbappe beats Jesus, Dembele to win prestigious golden boy award

- Kylian Mbappe has won the 2017 Golden Boy award

- The teenage striker defeated Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus and Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele to the awards

- The award was announced on Monday, October 23, 2017

Paris Saint-Germain wonderkid Kylian Mbappe has won the prestigious Golden Boy award for the best player in Europe under the age of 21.

The prize is voted on by journalists from across the world, with Italian newspaper Tuttosport confirming the winner on Monday, October 23, 2017.

Mbappe wins golden boy award ahead of Gabriel Jesus and Dembele

Mbappe beats Gabriel Jesus and Dembele to the award

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Mbappe won with 291 votes, ahead of second-placed Dembele by some distance - the Barcelona star earned 149 votes. There has been some confusion over third and fourth place, however, with Marcus Rashford seemingly beating Gabriel Jesus into third.

Donnarumma comes in fifth, ahead of Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic in sixth, Ajax's Kasper Dolberg in seventh and Celta Vigo's Emre Mor in eighth. Federico Chiesa, of Fiorentina, and Juventus' Rodrigo Bentancur round off the top 10.

The PSG striker has flourished at Parc des Princes scoring four goals and provided four assists in 11 games for the club this season, he burst onto the world stage with Monaco last season and is now flourishing in the French capital, having formed a terrifying partnership with Brazilian Neymar.

The 18-year-old, who has already won eight France caps, is currently on loan at Parc des Princes, and will officially join the club on a permanent basis next season, for a fee of €180m.

Mbappe wins the award ahead of the likes of Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus, Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele and Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma, and joins a list of illustrious previous winners, including Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and Isco.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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