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2017-18 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: 8th December 2017


KEEPER RANKINGS

Edition 1: Thomas Strakosha leads the way

Edition 2: Strakosha retains top spot


DEFENDER RANKINGS

Edition 1: French domination in defence

Edition 2: Jorge and Lenglet swap spots


MIDFIELDER RANKINGS

Edition 1: Carlos Soler starts on top

Edition 2: Van de Beek, Guedes and Ascacibar rise


FORWARD RANKINGS

Edition 1: Sanabria the surprise early front-runner

Edition 2: Leroy Sane on the rise


2016-17 Rankings // 2015-16 Rankings // Awards // Team of the Week