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Golden Boy: Five best previous winners

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Pogba is the Golden Boy this year. (©GettyImages)
Pogba is the Golden Boy this year. (©GettyImages).

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has joined an esteemed list of players after being voted this year's Golden Boy, condemning Romelu Lukaku and Julian Draxler into second and third places, respectively.

The 20-year-old has flourished since his move to Turin in the summer transfer window of 2012, scoring 10 goals in 58 appearances for his club and establishing himself as a regular feature in France's senior side.

Given his rapid progression, Manchester United fans will be perplexed that the club did not do more to ensure the player remained at Old Trafford, but the Red Devils' loss has been the significant gain of Juventus.

Pogba's triumph makes him the second player operating in Italian football to have won the Golden Boy since its inception in 2003, with Alexandre Pato a previous winner, while Mario Balotelli clinched the award the year he left Italy.

With the Golden Boy now having produced 10 winners, GMS picks the five best players to have received the crown...

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