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THIS IS A RANKING OF THE WORLD'S BEST U-23 PLAYERS (BORN AFTER JULY 1, 1986) BASED ON RESULTS FROM INTERNATIONALS, INTERNATIONAL CLUB TOURNAMENTS AND DOMESTIC LEAGUES IN THE SEASON OF 2008-09.
REGISTRED AGE OF THE PLAYERS IS PER JULY 1, 2009.
- NAME AGE - CLUB PTS.
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1.
MESSI, Lionel
22
Barcelona (SPA)  1950
1
2.
AGÜERO, Sergio
21
Atlético Madrid (SPA) 1186
5
3.
HIGUAÍN, Gonzalo
21
Real Madrid (SPA) 1064
NEW
4.
FÀBREGAS, Cesc
22
Arsenal (ENG) 1051
3
5.
PIQUÉ, Gerard
22
Barcelona (SPA) 918
NEW
6.
GOURCUFF, Yoann
22
Girondins Bordeaux (FRA) 889
NEW
7.
MATA, Juan Manuel
21
Valencia (SPA) 866
NEW
8.
MIKEL, Jon Obi
22
Chelsea (ENG) 829
12
9.
SUÁREZ, Luis
22
Ajax (NET) 829
7
10.
DENÍLSON
21
Arsenal (ENG) 819
NEW
11.
ROSSI, Giuseppe
22
Villarreal (SPA) 788
NEW
12.
BENZEMA, Karim
21
Olympique Lyon (FRA) 748
6
13.
IRELAND, Stephen
22
Manchester City (ENG) 734
NEW
14.
AGBONLAHOR, Gabriel
22
Aston Villa (ENG) 729
1
15.
ÖZIL, Mesut
20
Werder Bremen (GER) 689
NEW
16.
BUSQUETS, Sergio 20
Spain
Barcelona (SPA) 663
NEW
17.
19
Brazil
Milan (ITA)
630
NEW
18.
SONG, Alexandre 21
Cameroon
Arsenal (ENG) 604
NEW
19.
BENDTNER, Nicklas 21
Denmark
Arsenal (ENG) 599
7
20.
WALCOTT, Theo 20
England
Arsenal (ENG) 593
4
21.
KEIRRISON 20
Brazil
Palmeiras (BRA)
Coritiba (BRA)
570
NEW
22.
FELLAINI, Marouane 21
Belgium
Everton (ENG) 563
NEW
23.
NASRI, Samir
22
France
Arsenal (ENG) 560
NEW
24.
EVANS, Jonny
21
Northern Ireland
Manchester United (ENG) 539
NEW
25.
22
Brazil
Liverpool (ENG)
531
NEW
26.
MARCELO 21
Brazil
Real Madrid (SPA) 525
NEW
27.
JOÃO MOUTINHO
22
Portugal
Sporting Lisbon (POR) 523
10
28.
ZÁRATE, Mauro 22
Argentina
Lazio (ITA) 518
NEW
29.
CAVANI, Edinson
22
Uruguay
Palermo (ITA) 515
NEW
30.
22
Spain
Real Valladolid (SPA)
512
NEW
**) CHANGES SINCE TFR YOUNG GUNS 2007-08
 
EXITS SINCE TFR YOUNG GUNS 2007-08
3.
ROONEY, Wayne
23
Manchester United (ENG)  - - -
4.
SERGIO RAMOS
23
Real Madrid (SPA)  - - -
5.
KALOU, Salomon 23
Ivory Coast
Chelsea (ENG) - - -
8.
SILVA, David 23
Spain
Valencia (SPA) - - -
9.
NANI 22
Portugal
Manchester United (ENG) - - -
10.
CLICHY, Gaël 23
France
Arsenal (ENG) - - -
11.
YOUNG, Ashley 23
England
Aston Villa (ENG) - - -
12.
NAVAS, Jesús 23
Spain
Sevilla (SPA) - - -
14.
BABEL, Ryan 22
Netherlands
Liverpool (ENG) - - -
15.
RAKITIC, Ivan 21
Schalke 04 (GER) - - -
18.
GÓMEZ, Mario
23
Stuttgart (GER) - - -
19.
ARDA Turan  22
Turkey
Galatasaray (TUR) - - -
21.
CORLUKA, Vedran 23
Tottenham (ENG) - - -
22.
CARSON, Scott 23
England
West Bromwich (ENG) - - -
23.
BOJAN Krkic 18
Spain
Barcelona (SPA) - - -
25.
McGEADY, Aiden 23
Republic of Ireland
Celtic (SCO) - - -
27.
GAGO, Fernando
23
Real Madrid (SPA) - - -
28.
GODÍN, Diego 23 
Uruguay
Villarreal (SPA) - - -
29.
ALBIOL, Raúl  23 
Spain
Valencia (SPA) - - -
30.
NEUER, Manuel
23
Germany
Schalke 04 (GER) - - -