World Cup Best Young Player
The winners list of the Best Young Player award. This FIFA World Cup Award is given to the best player in the tournament who is 21 years old or younger. The age is calculated at the start of the calendar year, so players born in 2001 or later are eligible in 2022.
The best young player award was first officially awarded at the 2006 World Cup. The table below lists the winners for the tournaments from 1958, taken from a survey conducted by FIFA to choose the "best young player" of the World Cup for the tournaments from 1958 to 2002.
|Year||Best Young Player||Country||Age (years)|
|2002||Landon Donovan||United States||20|
|1966||Franz Beckenbauer||West Germany||20|