Believe in youth futsal! As we have often pointed out in the past decades there's no other way to create the future stars of our sport. It's a huge work, done behind the shadows, but when young athletes are able to emerge and establish themselves as first-class players... you will find out there's no greater satisfaction thah this.
That's why since 2004 we are celebrating the Best Young Player of the World
awards category, and young stars will be a basic "chapter" of the UMBRO Futsal Awards 2017
With the introduction of futsal in the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Buenos Aires
some Confederations and National FAs have finally received the "right impulse", adding youth challenges in the international fixture. But a huge load of work is still to be done, as many countries still struggle "creating" futsal players.
But time is now: who are the nominees for the Best Young Player of the World
category? Have a look!Note
: The names listed below are still 23 yrs old by...today, 31/12/2017!
UMBRO Futsal Awards 2017
18th edition by Futsalplanet.com
Best Young Player of the World
(in strict alphabetical order!)Previous Editions Winners
Antonio Fernando Aguilera Sancho "Fernan" (ESP)
ElPozo Murcia F.S. (ESP)
Gabriel Penezio Martins (BRA)
EC/Krona Futsal Joinville (BRA)
Ali Hussein Hatroosh Al-Sudani (IRQ)
IRAQ U20 N.T.
Panut Kittipanuwong (THA)
Chonburi Bluewave Futsal Club (THA) - THAILAND "U20" & "A" N.T.
Leandro Lino Dos Santos (BRA)
Magnus Sorocaba Futsal-Athleta (BRA) - BRAZIL N.T.
Touhid Lotfi (IRN)
Mes Sungun Varzaghan FSC (IRN) - IRAN U20 N.T.
Matias Rosa (ARG)
Pescara C5 (ITA) - ARGENTINA N.T.
Muhammad Osamanmusa (THA)
Bangkok BTS Futsal Club (THA) - THAILAND "U20" & "A" N.T.
Akbar Usmonov (UZB)
Ardus FC (UZB) - Almalyk (UZB) - UZBEKISTAN U20 & A N.T.
Ygor Daniel Mota da Silva (BRA)
2016 -> Adolfo Fernández Díaz "Adolfito"
2015 -> Adolfo Fernández Díaz "Adolfito"
2014 -> Adolfo Fernández Díaz "Adolfito"
2013 -> Carlos Vagner Gularte Filho "Ferrão"
2012 -> Alejandro Yepes Balsalobre "Alex"
2011 -> Sergio Lozano
2010 -> Jesús Nazaret Aicardo
2009 -> Thiago Freixo Moreira "Thiaguinho"
2008 -> Dmitri Sergeevič Prudnikov
2007 -> Jesús Herrero
2006 -> not celebrated
2005 -> not celebrated
2004 -> Fernando Nascimento Cosme "Fernandinho"