IBWM Staff48 Comments

#IBWM100 FOR 2017

IBWM Staff48 Comments
#IBWM100 FOR 2017

As always, we’ve stuck with the format that served Don Balon so successfully for decades; 100 names and details of where each player is from.  We’ll revisit the list in twelve months’ time and assess how 2017 has panned out for each of the players concerned.

The process we use for selection remains exactly the same.  We're considering players born on or after 1/1/95 and we talk to scouts, coaches, players, journalists, fans and bloggers from around the world to get a clear a picture of exactly who we should be watching and why.  Across the year, we monitor each player on our long list to see how things are going while considering what the future is likely to hold for them.  Eventually our long list becomes the #IBWM100 – nothing definitive, just the players that we believe will really soar in 2017.

We don't expect you to agree with all our choices, but we love to be involved in the debate. Leave your comments below the line or hit us up via Twitter using the #IBWM100 tag.

Oh, and if you want to read all the reviews from the 2016 list, you can find them here. Click the 100 link at the top of the page for the full archive too.

NationPlayerTeamPosition
ArgentinaCristian PavónBoca JuniorsStriker
 Santiago AscacibarEstudiantesMidfielder
 Giovanni SimeoneGenoaStriker
 Sebastián DriussiRiverMidfielder
AustriaKonrad LaimerFC Red Bull SalzburgMidfielder
BelgiumLandry DimataKV OostendeStriker
 Youri TielemansRSC AnderlechtMidfielder
BrazilJorgeFlamengoDefender
 Gabriel JesusManchester City Striker
 BoschiliaMonacoMidfielder
 Thiago MaiaSantosMidfielder
BulgariaGeorgi KitanovCSKA SofiaGoalkeeper
CameroonAndré OnanaAjaxGoalkeeper
CanadaCyle LarinOrlando City SCStriker
ColombiaDavinson SánchezAjaxDefender
 Juan Camilo Hernández América de CaliStriker
CroatiaDominik LivakovicDinamo ZagrebGoalkeeper
Czech RepublicPatrik SchickSampdoriaStriker
DenmarkKasper DolbergAjaxStriker
 Andrew HjulsagerBrøndby IFMidfielder
 Marcus IngvartsenFC NordsjællandStriker
EcuadorMichael EstradaEl NacionalStriker
EnglandDele AlliTottenham HotspurMidfielder
 Lewis BakerVitesse (on loan from Chelsea)Midfielder
France Theo HernándezAlavés (on loan from Atlético Madrid)Defender
 Thomas LemarAS MonacoMidfielder
 Kylian Mbappe-LottinAS MonacoStriker
 Ousmane DembéléBorussia DortmundMidfielder
 Moussa DembéléCelticStriker
 Dayotchanculle UpamecanoFC Red Bull SalzburgDefender
 Maxime LopezMarseilleMidfielder
 Thomas DidillonMetzGoalkeeper
 Amine HaritNantesMidfielder
 Malang SarrNiceDefender
 Wylan CyprienOGC NiceMidfielder
 Allan Saint-MaximinSC Bastia (on loan from Monaco)Midfielder
GermanyBenjamin HenrichsBayer 04 LeverkusenDefender
 Julian BrandtBayer 04 LeverkusenMidfielder
 Joshua KimmichBayern MunichMidfielder
 Julian WeiglBorussia DortmundMidfielder
 Timo WernerRed Bull LeipzigStriker
GuineaNaby KeitaRed Bull LeipzigMidfielder
HungaryÁdám NagyBolognaMidfielder
IranSardar AzmounRostovStriker
ItalyManuel LocatelliMilanMidfielder
 Alessio RomagnoliMilanDefender
 Gianluigi DonnarummaMilanGoalkeeper
 Lorenzo PellegriniSassuoloMidfielder
Ivory CoastFranck KessiéAtalantaMidfielder
JamaicaLeon BaileyKRC GenkMidfielder
JapanYuma SuzukiKashima AntlersStriker
KosovoArber ZeneliSC HeerenveenMidfielder
MaliDiadie SamassekouFC Red Bull SalzburgMidfielder
MexicoCésar MontesMonterreyDefender
 Hirving LozanoPachucaMidfielder
MontenegroMarko KordicVojvodinaGoalkeeper
MoroccoSofyan AmrabatFC UtrechtMidfielder
NetherlandsJairo RiedewaldAjaxDefender
 Nathan AkéBournemouth (on loan from Chelsea)Defender
 Tonny VilhenaFeyenoordMidfielder
 Rick KarsdorpFeyenoordDefender
NigeriaAlex IwobiArsenalStriker
 Henry OnyekuruKAS EupenStriker
 Wilfred NdidiKRC GenkMidfielder
 Kelechi IheanachoManchester CityStriker
NorwaySander BergeValerengaMidfielder
ParaguayJesús MedinaLibertadMidfielder
PolandKarol LinettySampdoriaMidfielder
PortugalGonçalo GuedesBenficaStriker
 André SilvaPortoStriker
 Gelson MartinsSportingMidfielder
RomaniaAndrei IvanUniversitatea CraiovaMidfielder
RussiaAleksandr GolovinCSKA MoscowMidfielder
ScotlandKieran TierneyCelticDefender
 Oliver BurkeRed Bull LeipzigMidfielder
SenegalKeita BaldéLazioMidfielder
SerbiaSergej Milinkovic-SavicLazioMidfielder
SlovakiaNikolas SpalekMSK ZilinaMidfielder
 Matus BeroTrabzonsporMidfielder
SloveniaRok VodisekOlimpijaGoalkeeper
South AfricaPhakamani Mahlambi Bidvest VitsStriker
South KoreaHwang Hee-ChanFC Red Bull SalzburgStriker
SpainMarcos LlorenteAlavés (on loan from Real Madrid)Midfielder
 Héctor BellerínArsenalDefender
 YerayAthletic ClubDefender
 Mikel OyarzabalReal SociedadMidfielder
 Jorge MeréSporting de GijónDefender
SwedenAlexander IsakAIKStriker
SwitzerlandNico ElvediBorussia MönchengladbachDefender
 Dimitri OberlinSC Rheindorf Altach (on loan from FC Red Bull Salzburg)Striker
TurkeyCengiz ÜnderBasaksehirMidfielder
 Enes ÜnalFC Twente (on loan from Manchester City)Striker
 Caglar SöyüncüSport-Club FreiburgDefender
UkraineViktor KovalenkoShakhtar DonetskMidfielder
UruguayNicolás SchiappacasseAtlético MadridStriker
 Marcelo SaracchiDanubioMidfielder
 Lucas TorreiraSampdoriaMidfielder
USAChristian PulisicBorussia DortmundMidfielder
 Ethan HorvathMoldeGoalkeeper
 Cristian RoldanSeattle Sounders FCMidfielder

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