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Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu in top 15 of 50 best teenagers worldwide list

This week, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu were both named to Goal’s 2019 NxGn 50 best teenagers list.

 

Eighteen-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi is ranked as the third-best teenager in the world, behind only fellow English countryman Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior. Hudson-Odoi has netted six goals and six assists in 24 appearances in all competitions in the 2018/19 season. He also received his first senior call-up to the England national team, only four days after receiving his first U21 call-up.

Read: Hudson-Odoi's sublime schoolboy skills!

Ethan Ampadu is the highest-ranking defender on the list and the 14th best teenager in the world. The 18-year-old Welsh international has made five appearances in all competitions in the 2018/19 season, and seven appearances in the Premier League 2. Ampadu was also called-up for international duty but withdrew from the Wales team due to a back injury.

Ethan Ampadu was previously named to Goal’s 2018 NxGn list, along with Chelsea teammate Mason Mount, who is ineligible for this year’s list at the age of 20.
 

Ethan Ampadu was previously named to Goal’s 2018 NxGn list, along with Chelsea teammate Mason Mount, who is ineligible for this year’s list at the age of 20.

Like Hudson-Odoi, United States international Christian Pulisic, who joins the team this summer, was also ranked third best teenager in the world in 2017, behind Gianluigi Donnarumma of AC Milan and PSG’s Kylian Mbappe, who at the time was still at AS Monaco. Dujon Sterling, currently at Coventry City on loan from Chelsea, also made an appearance on the 2017 list at 48.
 

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