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Iheanacho And Iwobi Feature In The Nominations For The 2016 Golden Boy Award (Full List)

Two Nigerians, Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho, and Arsenal's Alex Iwobi, with England and Man Utd youngster, Marcus Rashford, have made the nomination for the 2016 UEFA Golden Boy Award. 

They have been nominated alongside the likes of Renato SanchesGianluigi Donnarumma and Moussa Dembele for the prestigious award.

Manchester United forward, Anthony Martial won last year’s prize and six of the previous 13 winners have come from the Premier League.

Rashford, 18, burst onto the scene with goals on his Premier League, Europa League and International debuts last season.

Iwobi, 20, has cemented his spot in Arsenal’s first team after an impressive second half to the season last term.

As well as Rashford and Iwobi, Dele Alli and Kelechi Iheanacho have been rewarded for their fine performances with nominations.

Manchester United have had three previous winners of the award with Wayne Rooney (2004), Anderson (2008) and Martial (2015) claiming the prize, while Cesc Fabregas was a winner at Arsenal in 2006.

Nominations for the award must be born after January 1st 1996 and play for a European club.

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