Bellingham remains at the top of the Golden Boy Index ahead of Musiala and Antonio Silva, Scalvini reenters the top 10 among the best Under-21 players in Europe

Jude Bellingham maintains the first position in the Golden Boy Index, the ranking of the top 100 Under-21 players from European clubs: following the latest update with matches played up to September 4th, the leader remains unchanged, as does the podium, completed by Jamal Musiala and Antonio Silva.

There are 13 new players, and among them, Karim Konatè from Salzburg has the highest placement (67th); Evan Ferguson from Brighton, on the other hand, is the player who has climbed the most positions (going from 39th to 17th). Giorgio Scalvini (Atalanta) is the only newcomer in the top 10, while Lamine Yamal (Barcelona) remains the youngest at 16 years, 2 months, and 10 days old. There are six new clubs represented in the top 100: Feyenoord, Vejle Boldklub, Osijek, Excelsior, Westerlo, and Burnley. Salzburg confirms itself as the club with the most representation with 7 players (+3 compared to last month), followed by Brighton and Chelsea (4) and Barcelona, Leipzig, Lyon, and Strasbourg (3).

The Premier League is still the most represented league (15 players, +2 compared to the last update), followed by Ligue 1 (13, +1) and the Bundesliga (10, -1), the league with the most players in the top 10 (4). Despite a slight decrease (from 431.3 to 430.6 million euros), it retains just under 25% of the overall market value of the players on the list (1.8 billion euros).

The next update will be revealed in October during a launch event where the shortlist of the top 20 players who will vie for the votes of the international journalist jury for the Absolute Best 2023 award will be known.

On Monday, finally, the fourth phase of the “Golden Boy Web” begins, the award given by fans through active voting on the website. In the first three months, it reached 2,132,000 votes. After each Index update, the voting starts from scratch, and the final outcome will be the sum of all monthly votes. In September, Jude Bellingham has taken the lead in this ranking as well (with 49% of the votes), followed by Alejandro Balde from Barcelona (27.4%) and Jorrel Hato from Ajax (8.6%).