2016-17 Talent Radar Young Player Peformance Rankings


Judging the calibre of a young player is often a tricky task. Perceived potential has an important bearing in any consideration and is just one of the many parameters to consider when trying to quantify the ability of football’s young stars. To add a basis to what may be a leap of faith, it is useful to look back and trace the growth, or indeed lack thereof, in young players.


[Eligibility: As of 1st June 2016 – 21 years old and below for outfield players, 22 years old and below for goalkeepers]


Last Updated: May 10, 2017


KEEPER RANKINGS

Edition I (September 2016): Didillon keeps Donnarumma at bay

Edition II (October 2016): Cardinale surges to the top

Edition III (December 2016): Donnarumma rules the roost

Edition IV (February 2017): Donnarumma at the summit

Edition V (March 2017): Lafont rises as Donnarumma stays top


DEFENDER RANKINGS

Edition I (October 2016): Hector Bellerin and Benjamin Henrichs fight for top spot

Edition II (November 2016): Hector Bellerin keeps top spot

Edition III (December 2016): Hecto Bellerin still on top

Edition IV (February 2017): Davinson Sanchez and Niklas Sule reign supreme

Edition V (April 2017): Sanchez remians on top


MIDFIELDER RANKINGS

Edition I (October 2016): Tolisso edges out Kimmich for top spot

Edition II (November 2016): Corentin Tolisso retains top spot

Edition III (January 2017): Bakayoko and Lemar lead the way

Edition IV (March 2017): Bakayoko the King of the midfield

Edition V (May 2017): Keita and Alli fighting for top spot


FORWARD RANKINGS

Edition I (October 2016): Andre Silva leads the way

Edition II (November 2016): Kasper Dolberg puts pressure on Andre Silva

Edition III (January 2017):  Timo Werner surges to the top

Edition IV (March 2017):  Timo Werner and Andre Silva continue their dominance

Edition V (May 2017): Mbappe takes the throne


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