Nowadays, thanks to the incredible popularity of football, children begin to think about the career of a football player from an early age. Also worth noting are the many football clubs that help with this, as they have youth teams. Therefore, you should never be surprised when a young player under 18 appears on the field and, at the age of 21, he becomes a star. In our time, you can find many examples of such players. Today we will look at the top 5 young soccer players in the world in 2022.
Our list opens with Bayer 04 attacking midfielder Florian Wirtz. The German football player received much attention from experts since his youth, as he was really talented. At 17, Florian Wirtz made his debut for the adult team of Leverkusen, making him the youngest player in the team's history. Moreover, he became the youngest player to play 50 Bundesliga games. When Florian Wirtz played his 50th match, he was 18 years and 223 days old. During his career, the player has already played in 78 games, where he could score 19 goals and made 21 assists. The player controls the game's pace very well in the centre of the field, and his dribbling and accurate long-range passes make him one of the key players in the team, both at the club and in the national team.
Unfortunately, recently the player has been exposed to various injuries. The severe last injury was associated with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, which forced the player to undergo surgery and lengthy rehabilitation. As a result, the player will not soon be able to return to the starting lineup.
Gavi is a young talented player who conquered the Spanish football fans. In the game, the young midfielder made a big impression on Ronald Koeman. But even after Koeman's resignation, nothing has changed. Xavi also became interested in Gavi’s talent. First of all, when it comes to the Spanish midfielder, you can always say about his excellent possession of the ball, good dribbling and impressive field vision. All these skills help the young talent to change the pace of the game, make good passes and initiate counterattacks. At 18 years he managed to play in 69 La Liga matches in which he scored two goals. The player also participated in the Spanish national football team matches, played 14 games and scored 3 goals. A goal scored by a young player against the Czech Republic on July 5 in the Nations League tournament made the player the youngest who scored for the Spanish national football team.
Already at the age of 19, Jamal Musiala became one of the attacking leaders of FC Bayern. The talented player immediately became the club's leading player and received the recognition of Julian Nagelsmann. For Bayern München, Jamal has already managed to play 63 matches and score 15 goals. His skill is relatively high because the player can show himself well both in the position of an attacking midfielder and a left striker.
The player has German and English, as well as Nigerian citizenship. But the young player has never played for the Nigeria national football team. It was difficult for a player throughout his football career to decide which national team he would play for. But still, he chose Germany instead of England. And he will play at the next World Cup as a part of German national team.
After Barcelona bought the young talent from Las Palmas, the player immediately became the team's leading player. All critics say that Pedri is a sufficiently motivated player, which allows him to give all the best both in training and in the game, always 100%. Pedri became an offence conductor for the team in a fairly short period in Barcelona. In addition to excellent attacking qualities, the player also demonstrates excellent work in defence. This is what makes the player so valuable to FC Barcelona. Furthermore, it is worth noting that the club has set a record buyout for a player of 1 billion euros, which only confirms how much the young player is a valuable asset for the team.
Camavinga recently became a Real Madrid player. It was bought from Rennes for almost £30 million. In Ligue 1, the player started playing at the age of 16. In total, he played 71 matches in this championship. Eduardo Camavinga played 31 games for Real Madrid. Most often, the player entered the field in the second half or at the end of the match as a substitute.
Despite this, the player's achievements did not pass by the coaching staff of the French national football team. As a result, the player has been invited to participate in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
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