There are a huge number of promising young players emerging at the moment – some on the verge of breaking into top teams, while others have already proven themselves vital to their respective sides.
They all have incredibly bright careers ahead of them, and are no doubt the stars of the future.
Check out the best Under-21 world XI below:
GK) Simone Scuffet – Udinese
Still just 18-years-old, the Italian shot-stopper looked to be experiencing his breakout season in 2013/14. He is no longer the Serie A side’s undisputed No.1 goalkeeper, but he is still the best young keeper in the world.