The sixth edition of the Golazo 50 is here! Who will follow in the footsteps of Paulo Dybala, Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso, Lautaro Martínez and Cristian Romero?
To be eligible for the list, the players simply need to be born on or after January 1st 1999 (they would all have been eligible to play if there had been an Olympic tournament in 2022).
There is clearly huge room for debate. The player’s ability and potential is taken into account BUT that is also balanced with what the player may have achieved in senior football, whether they have represented Argentina at some level or made the successful transition to another league. The idea of compiling the list every year is to see that progression from perhaps a talented 17-year-old with little first team experience to hopefully an Argentina regular by the age of 23. In other words, there are plenty of players who missed out on the 50 due to perhaps lacking experience but who have a far higher ceiling than some of those players at the top end of the age range.
This will be all be discussed in our annual podcast to accompany this list once the entire 50 has been revealed. So if a young player you think warranted a spot isn’t here you can be sure he was on our incredibly long list and was subject of much debate.
From an initial list of well over 100, Peter and Tom whittled it down and this is the Golazo 50 2022….
Click on the images to read more about each player and if you want to hear what we had to say on the list, there is a podcast too!