Bellingham, Pedri, Elliott: Fati: Who is the most talented teenager in world football?

Harvey Elliott

Harvey Elliott has an extremely bright future.

The Englishman, just 18 years old, has already established himself as a regular under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

He scored his first goal for the club earlier this month and, on Wednesday evening against Inter Milan, became the youngest ever player to start a European Cup match for Liverpool.

Elliott is without doubt one of the most talented youngsters in the world. But is he the most talented youngster in the world?

FourFourTwo have named the 50 most talented teenagers in world football today. We’ve listed their top 25 below…

25. Kamaldeen Sulemana (Stade Rennais)

24. Nuno Mendes (Paris Saint-Germain)

23. Yunus Musah (Valencia)

22. Adam Hlozek (Sparta Prague)

21. Ilaix Moriba (Valencia, on loan from RB Leipzig)

20. Charlie Patino (Arsenal)

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19. Noni Madueke (PSV)

18. Liam Delap (Manchester City)

17. Gabriel Veron (Palmeiras)

16. Jeremy Doku (Stade Rennais)

15. Amad Diallo (Rangers, on loan from Man United)

14. Giovanni Reyna (Borussia Dortmund)

13. Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid)

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12. Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund)

11. Valentino Livramento (Southampton)

10. Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax)

9. Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen)

8. Endrick (Palmeiras)

7. Fabio Carvalho (Fulham)

6. Gavi (Barcelona)

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5. Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich)

4. Harvey Elliott (Liverpool)

3. Ansu Fati (Barcelona)

2. Pedri (Barcelona)

  1. Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund)
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Elliott is extremely talented but three prospects are considered to have even brighter futures.

Bellingham, who became the most expensive 17-year-old ever when he moved to Dortmund from Birmingham for ยฃ25ย million, has been given top spot.

Also making the podium are Barcelona duo, Pedri and Fati.

Pedri played a big role for Spain in Euro 2020 and was named in the Team of the Tournament, while Fati is also a huge talent despite struggles with injuries in recent times. He became Barca’s second youngest ever player when he made his first outing at the age of just 16.

Musiala is ranked the 5th most talented teenager in the world. He’s already won five trophies at Bayern Munich and that number will almost certainly increase in the 2021/22 season.

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He’s followed by Gavi, meaning Barcelona have three of the most exciting youngsters in the world.

Carvalho was heavily linked with a move to Liverpool in January and comes in at seventh while Endrick, just 15, has been going viral recently for a number of extraordinary goals scored for Palmeiras’ youth teams.

Wirtz, who has scored 10 times from midfield for Leverkusen this season, and Gravenberch, who has already featured in 133 professional club games, round out the top 10.

In total, seven Englishmen make the top 25 (Bellingham, Elliott, Carvalho, Livramento, Delap, Madueke, Patino).

While the most represented teams inside the top 25 are Barcelona (Pedri, Fati, Gavi) and Dortmund (Bellingham, Moukoko, Reyna). The future is very bright for both clubs.

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