The 20 year-old is joined by nine other candidates from the Premier League and 30 other young stars from the Continent, including former Blues Eric Dier and Gerard Deulofeu, for the title which is decided by a panel of football journalists including representatives from Bild, De Telegraaf, l'Equipe, Marca and The Times.
Past holders of the accolade, the winners of which this year will be announced in December, include Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, Sergio Aguero, Cesc Fabregas and Mario Goetze.
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1 Posted 28/10/2014 at 15:46:57
2 Posted 28/10/2014 at 15:48:25
3 Posted 28/10/2014 at 16:22:26
4 Posted 28/10/2014 at 16:28:08
Did Rooney win this playing for us or Man Utd?
5 Posted 28/10/2014 at 17:34:33
6 Posted 28/10/2014 at 18:03:09
7 Posted 28/10/2014 at 18:17:59
Van der Vaart
John Stones would look great with those lot.
I missed out a couple of duds obviously. There's always a couple of shite thrown in. Anderson and Balotelli.
8 Posted 28/10/2014 at 19:45:33
There was a lovely interview with Roberto in the Guardian. He stated that sometimes going to a so-called bigger club isn't the answer and mentioned M Owen leaving Liverpool, and then Liverpool winning the Champions Leagye next season!
9 Posted 28/10/2014 at 19:54:29
10 Posted 28/10/2014 at 19:54:11
I reckon Marquinhos must be one of the favourites to win. Englands best shot is dare I say it the RS Sterling...though happily their poor start should rule him out.
11 Posted 28/10/2014 at 20:14:00
I wouldnt swap our boy for any of the other contenders
12 Posted 28/10/2014 at 20:18:57
13 Posted 28/10/2014 at 20:23:44
14 Posted 28/10/2014 at 20:18:55
Good luck, John, boy!
15 Posted 28/10/2014 at 20:46:36
16 Posted 28/10/2014 at 20:50:10
17 Posted 28/10/2014 at 21:44:12
18 Posted 30/10/2014 at 09:57:43
So there you have it.
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