Lee Kang-in nominated for European Golden Boy award

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Lee Kang-in is one of many young East Asian stars looking to make a name from themselves in Europe. The Korean Lee is way on the way to doing just that as the Valencia midfielder was shortlisted for the European Golden Boy award. 

A big honour 

The Golden Boy award in Europe is an award that is given by sports journalists to a young footballer playing in Europe perceived to have been the most impressive during a calendar year. All nominees must be under the age of 21 and play in a European nation's top tier (thanks to wiki).

To then be shortlisted for such an award is a great honour and shows just how much Lee is impressing in Spain. Only last week the shortlist of 20 players was announced with the winner determined by a vote on the 16th December.

Below is the full list of the 20-players;

Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan)
Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus)
Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)
Ansu Fati (Barcelona)
Phil Foden (Manchester City)
Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal)
Erling Braut Haaland (Salzburg)
Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen)
Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid)
Dejan Joveljic (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Moise Kean (Everton)
Lee Kang-in (Valencia)
Donyell Malen (PSV)
Mason Mount (Chelsea)
Andriy Lunin  (Real Valladolid)
Rodrygo (Real Madrid)
Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)
Ferran Torres (Valencia)
Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid)
Nicolo Zaniolo (Roma)

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