Ilzat Akhmetov (RUS, 21 - CSKA Moskva)
Made Rubin debut aged 16 in 2016; now midfield regular for CSKA, and Russia's young player of the year.
Ethan Ampadu (WAL, 18 – Chelsea)
The dreadlocked central defender won his first three Wales caps in 2018 and played two UEFA Europa League games for the Blues.
Emil Audero (ITA, 21 - Sampdoria)
Part Indonesian, the 1.92m tall goalkeeper is thriving on loan from Juventus; a regular in Serie A and for Italy U21s.
Nicolò Barella (ITA, 21 – Cagliari)
Quality, personality, grit; Cagliari's captain has the aggression to match his skill. Inter midfielder Radja Nainggolan sees Barella as his heir.
Sander Berge (NOR, 20 – Genk)
Both the midfielder's parents were basketball players, and it shows. He stands at 1.90m tall, is a Norway regular and scored twice in the UEFA Europa League in the autumn.
Josip Brekalo (CRO, 20 – Wolfsburg)
A senior international with Croatia, the forward Wolfsburg is playing and scoring increasingly regularly in the Bundesliga.
Rafa Camacho (POR, 18 - Liverpool)
Full of "football joy" according to coach Jürgen Klopp, the Portuguese winger shone in pre-season and is awaiting his chance on the senior bench.
Giorgi Chakvetadze (GEO, 19 – Gent)
An attacking midfielder with pace and great feet, he has been dubbed the 'Georgian Kakà' in some quarters.
Fedor Chalov (RUS, 20 – CSKA Moskva)
Got two UEFA Champions League group stage goals this autumn and is current Russian league top scorers with nine goals.
Samu Chukwueze (NIG, 19 – Villarreal)
With Arjen Robben-like tenacity, the Nigerian winger has been shaking up the Liga and UEFA Europa League in the autumn. Key words: skilful, aggressive.
Alphonso Davies (CAN, 18 – Bayern)
The Ghanaian born Canada international joined Bayern in January 2019; a winger who scored fine goals for Vancouver Whitecaps.
Merih Demiral (TUR, 20 – Alanyaspor)
The big central defender made his senior Turkey debut in November; widely compared with former national-team regular Alpay Özalan.
Moussa Diaby (FRA, 19 – Paris)
On loan in Italy in the spring, Diaby has sparkled as a wing-back at his hometown club, scoring in Ligue 1 and making his UEFA Champions League debut.
João Félix (POR, 19 – Benfica)
The attacking midfielder is flying with the Eagles; linked with Chelsea and Man. United.
Gedson Fernandes (POR, 19 – Benfica)
Born in Sao Tome, Gedson has been on Benfica's radar since he was ten; a skilful central midfielder with a decent shot from distance.
Arnaut Groeneveld (NED, 21 – Club Brugge)
In the autumn, the left-winger scored a beauty against Atlético in the #UCL and struck in his second Oranje game, a friendly against Belgium.
Robert Gumny (POL, 20 – Lech Poznań)
Another Lech-raised talent, right-back Gumny is already a regular starter and could draw attention at the U21 EURO.
Ianis Hagi (ROU, 20 – Viitorul)
Captain of titleholders Viitorul – the club owned and coached by his father, Gheorghe Hagi – he has some of his father's attacking verve.
Amadou Haidara (MLI, 20 – Salzburg)
The midfielder suffered a nasty knee injury in November, but should demonstrate his vision and style once more in the spring.
Achraf Hakimi (MAR, 20 – Dortmund)
On loan from Real Madrid, who he represented in the UEFA Champions League last season, the Moroccan right-back has looked a class act in the Bundesliga.
Kai Havertz (GER, 19 – Leverkusen)
Lauded for his UEFA Europa League group stage performances, Havertz became the youngest player in Bundesliga history to reach 50 appearances.
Callum Hudson-Odoi (ENG, 18 – Chelsea)
Brought into the senior squad by Maurizio Sarri, the fleet-footed England U19 attacking midfielder scored in the UEFA Europa League in the autumn.
Luka Ivanušec (CRO, 20 – Lokomotiva Zagreb)
The youngest-ever scorer for Croatia at 18, the midfielder is highly rated back at home, and has been on song with his nation's U21 side.
Luka Jović (SRB, 21 – Eintracht)
On loan from Benfica, the Serbian has reached double figures for the season in the Bundesliga, and scored five in the UEFA Europa League group stage.
Ozan Kabak (TUR, 18 – Galatasaray)
Fast-tracked into the first team due to injuries, the central defender learned fast in the league and UEFA Champions League; expect a Turkey debut soon.
Alban Lafont (FRA, 19 – Fiorentina)
After three seasons in Toulouse's first team, the big Burkina Faso-born goalkeeper is showing Serie A what he is capable of.
Andriy Lunin (UKR, 19 – Leganés)
On loan from Real Madrid, the goalkeeper has great reflexes and footwork; kept three consecutive clean sheets for club and country in the autumn.
Weston McKennie (USA, 20 – Schalke)
Deployed mostly in a deep role, the Texan is a ball-winner, but loves to drive forward too; scored his first UEFA Champions League goal in October.
Brais Méndez (ESP, 21 - Celta Vigo)
A regular in midfield for Celta, Méndez scored on his debut for Spain against Bosnia and Herzegovina last month.
Nikola Milenković (SRB, 21 - Fiorentina)
At right-back or in central defence, the Serbian delivers; on many big clubs' watch list, he has been scoring goals in Serie A too.
Éder Militão (BRA, 20 – Porto)
Impressed at centre-back in the UEFA Champions League and already a senior international for Brazil. Physical and powerful in the air.
Juan Miranda (ESP, 18 – Barcelona)
The left-back was the assist king as Barcelona won the 2018 UEFA Youth League; made his UEFA Champions League debut in December.
Nikola Moro (CRO, 20 – Dinamo Zagreb)
Big European clubs had the midfielder under observation before he sustained a serious injury; expect the attention to continue now he is back.
Arijanet Murić (KOS, 20 - Man City)
The highly-rated backup for Ederson, Murić was recalled from a loan spell in the Netherlands when Claudio Bravo got injured.
Vitaliy Mykolenko (UKR, 19 – Dynamo Kyiv)
The left-back has been keeping Croatian international Josip Pivarić out of the Dynamo squad. Made his Ukraine debut in November.
Florian Müller (GER, 21 – Mainz)
Shone in an extended first-team run in the autumn; "he's a hugely talented goalkeeper," said Mainz coach Sandro Schwarz.
Reiss Nelson (ENG, 18 – Hoffenheim)
Thriving on loan from Arsenal, Nelson had a fine goalscoring run in the autumn, and saw action in the UEFA Champions League.
Stanley N'Soki (FRA, 19 – Paris)
A defender or midfielder, N'Soki signed his first professional contract in September and is getting first-team games despite fierce competition.
Dani Olmo (ESP, 20 – Dinamo Zagreb)
Rated as Player of the Year by the Croatian league's team captains, the former Barcelona trainee is impressing in the UEFA Europa League.
Ricard Puig (ESP, 19 – Barcelona)
The star of Barça's victorious UEFA Youth League campaign, his style and stature have drawn comparisons with Lionel Messi.
Ionuț Radu (ROU, 21 – Genoa)
Romania's U21 captain is eager to prove his worth on his second loan spell from Inter; blossoming with regular Serie A games.
Javier Sánchez (ESP, 21 – Real Madrid)
Two-footed and positionally astute, the central defender made his first senior appearances for Madrid in the autumn.
Jadon Sancho (ENG, 18 – Dortmund)
Scorer of five goals in his first Bundesliga season, the agile winger looks set to build on his England debut in October.
Ismaïla Sarr (SEN, 20 – Stade Rennais)
Came to international attention with a terrific UEFA Europa League finish against Jablonec; is he the new Ousmane Dembélé?
Mykola Shaparenko (UKR, 20 – Dynamo Kyiv)
The playmaker scored a beautiful UEFA Europa League goal against Rennes and helped Dynamo to win their group; capped four times in 2018.
Unai Simón (ESP, 21 - Athletic)
Spain's first-choice goalkeeper at U21 level, Simón has filled the void at Athletic left by Kepa Arrizabalaga's summer departure.
Oliver Skipp (ENG, 18 – Tottenham Hotspur)
Given his first Spurs start in December, Mauricio Pochettino saying: "He's going to show he deserves to be involved in the first team." He did.
Emile Smith Rowe (ENG, 18 – Arsenal)
Yet to make his senior debut, the pacy Smith Rowe signalled his potential with two UEFA Europa League goals in the autumn.
Martin Terrier (FRA, 21 – Lyon)
The forward made his UEFA Champions League debut in the autumn, having shown his class with seven goals in U21 EURO qualifying for France.
Dayot Upamecano (FRA, 20 – Leipzig)
Elegant but powerful, the Frenchman is rated in some quarters as the best young central defender in the world.
Vinícius Júnior (BRA, 18 – Real Madrid)
Fast, sparky and exciting, the Brazilian winger scored his first senior Madrid goals in November; expect a few more in 2019.
Nicolò Zaniolo (ITA, 19 – Roma)
A modern midfielder, he made his professional debut at Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, and got his first Italy call-up before making his U21 debut.
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