Iheanacho, Bellerin, Martial nominated for European Golden Boy Award

Super Eagles players, Kelechi Iheanacho and Moses Simon, have been nominated for the 2015 Golden Boy Award.

Some of the other nominees for the prize which rewards promising young players are Liverpool youngster Jordon Ibe, Tottenham’s Dele Alli, Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin and Manchester United’s duo of Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw.

All nominees are usually under 21 years and must be playing in the top tier of a European league.

40 players have been nominated for this year’s award.

Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, Mario Gotze and Paul Pogba have won it in the past and Raheem Sterling is the current holder.

The nominees by leagues they play in:

Nathan Ake (Watford; on loan from Chelsea), Dele Alli (Tottenham), Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal), Jordon Ibe (Liverpool), Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Divock Origi (Liverpool), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Adama Traoré (Aston Villa).

La Liga:
Marco Asensio (Espanyol), Zakaria Bakkali (Valencia), Ángel Correa (Atlético Madrid), Danilo Barbosa (Valencia), Munir El Haddadi (Barcelona), Alen Halilovic (Barcelona), Sandro Ramírez (Barcelona),

Bundesliga:
Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Dahoud Mahmoud (Borussia M’gladbach), Francisco Rodríguez (Wolsfburg), Pierre-Emile Hojberg (Schalke), Adnan Januzaj (Borussia Dortmund; on loan from Manchester United), Max Meyer (Schalke),

Serie A:
Ricardo Kishna (Lazio), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Alessio Romagnoli (Milan)

Ligue 1:
Mario Pasalic (Monaco; on loan from Chelsea), Adrien Rabiot (PSG), Adama Traoré (Monaco)

Turkish Super Lig:

Jason Denayer (Galatasaray; on loan from Manchester City)

Dutch Eredivise: Anwar El Ghazi (Ajax Amsterdam), Gaston Pereiro (PSV), Tonny Vilhena (Feyenoord)

Portuguese Primeira Liga:
Goncalo Guedes (Benfica), Ruben Neves (Porto)

Kazakhstan Premier League:

Nemanja Maksimovic (Astana)

Croatian Prva Liga:

Marko Pajca (Dinamo Zagreb)

Belgian Jupiler Pro league:

Moses Simon (KAA Gent), Youri Tielemans (Anderlecht)

Serbian SuperLiga:

Andrija Zivkovic (Partizan Belgrade)

Source:Daily Post