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60 best football wonderkids in the world 2019: Thailand and Malaysia contributed two faces

60 best football wonderkids in the world 2019: Thailand and Malaysia contributed two faces

As usual, The Guardian has published a list of 60 promising young football players in 2019. Notably in this list, there are the presence of Thai football wonderkid (Suphanat Mueanta) and Malaysia (Luqman Hakim).

Suphanat Mueanta was born on August 2nd, 2002. He is currently playing as a striker for Buriram United Club. Suphanat is currently receiving the attention of many big teams in Korea and China. He was also the second-youngest player at the 2019 Asian Cup earlier this year, the youngest player to score for Buriram United at the age of 15 and also scored against Beijing Guoan in the AFC Champions League 2019 in June.

With Luqman Hakim, the striker who was born on March 5, 2002, is currently playing for Malaysia’s National Football Development Program. The 17-year-old is a big hope for Malaysian football and is expected to follow in the footsteps of legendary Mokhtar Dahari, who scored 125 goals in 167 appearances for the national team between 1972 and 1985 and once scored against Arsenal in the friendly match between Malaysian and Arsenal stars in 1975.

Hakim was the top scorer at 2018 U16 AFC tournament, having successfully tested the Malaysian national football development program which is receiving the attention of Japanese teams. However, in September, Hakim decided to sign a contract with the Belgian team, Kortrijk, therefore he will join this team in January.

In the list of 60 most promising young players in the world 2019 which has just been announced, besides Luqman Hakim & Suphanat Mueanta, there are many talents who are receiving the attention of fans.

The most notable name is Ansu Fati, the player who constantly broke records at Barca from the beginning of the season and made his U21 Spain debut when he was 16 years old. In addition, Andri Lucas Gudjohnsen, a player born in 2002, plays for the Real Madrid youth team and is the son of former famous player Eidur Gudjohnsen.

On the national level, France has the most faces with 5 players, including 2 young talents from PSG and Rennes, with the same name from Inter Milan. Spain ranked second with 4 faces, while Italy, Germany, Brazil and Argentina are the countries with three names on the list of the best young players in the world 2019.

List of 60 young football wonderkids in 2019 voted by The Guardian:

60 best football wonderkids in the world 2019: Thailand and Malaysia contributed two faces