Saturday, 6 March 2010

The Best Young Players in the World: No. 1

We finish out countdown of the best young players and prospects in the World by naming our number 1. The young sensation who plays his football in Belgium.

Here's all you need to know:

Name: Romelu Lukaku
DOB: 13/04/1993 Age: 16
Height: 6ft 3in
Nationality: Belgian
Position: Striker
Previous Clubs: FC Brussels Current Club: RSC Anderlecht
Shirt Number: 36

The top two players on the list descend from Congolese backgrounds, and were born in neighbouring countries, unlike Kakuta, Romelu Lukaku was born in Antwerp, Belgium. Lukaku has caught the eye of near enough every big club in Europe and has been discussed in many different footballing circles. At only 16 years of age, he is playing professionally for the best team in Belgium, and has helped them go 12 points clear in the Belgian First Division. The youngster has a phenomenal goals to game ratio, for a player of his age, playing 24 times, scoring 13 goals. I also read he scored 121 times in 80 games at youth level which is amazing.

Lukaku has made many appearances in Europe, featuring against the likes of Ajax, Lyon and Athletic Bilbao, and most importantly gaining significant praise from all opposing managers. Club captain club captain Olivier Deschacht said after the Ajax game:

“You saw it for yourself; he was fantastic. He normally distinguishes himself with his speed, but tonight he struck twice with his head.”

“I hope he stays with us for another two or three years, so he can play a lot and build up his rhythm, and after that I think he could go to somewhere like England and play at the very highest level. I believe he’s that good.”

The young striker, has been compared to Chelsea's star striker Didier Drogba and can already boast an International cap to his name, after making his International debut against Croatia last week. Blessed with strength, power, aerial ability and clearly an eye for goal, the youngster has of course been tipped for big things and will undoubtedly become a star in years to come.

There have been similar scout reports on, soccerlens, New Football pools and finally the News of the World. Let me know what you think and if you agree with the list, but for now you can see more videos of the star below (the second is my personal favourite):

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