Borussia Dortmund starlet wins award.
Borussia Dortmund youngster Mario Goetze has been awarded the prestigious Tuttosport Golden Boy award for 2011. The award is presided over by a panel of European journalists and is handed to the best player under the age of 21 plying their trade in Europe.
The German international playmaker finished first in the voting, ahead of Barcelona’s Thiago Alcantara in second place and Lille starlet Eden Hazard in third.
Previous recipients of the award include Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas and Mario Balotelli.