Top 5 Champions League Wonderkids 2021-22


By Dorian Horvat

October 15, 2021

With the Champions League group stage already upon us, get ready for a lot of excitement and great games! The UEFA Champions League is one of the most important soccer tournaments in the world! 32 teams will be competing, and with so many teams, there will be many players that you need to watch. In this article, you will be informed about the top 5 wonder kids that you need to keep an eye on this season. If you don’t know, a wonder kid in soccer is a youngster that is super talented for their age, and is likely to become a future star! This list only includes players that are 21 years old and younger.

The UEFA Champions League is UEFA’s elite club competition with top clubs across the continent playing for the right to be crowned European champions. The tournament, then called the European Cup, began in 1955/56 with 16 sides taking part.

  1. Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund)

Moukoko is an absolute treasure! The German-Cameroonian striker has netted 148 goals and 33 assists in only 98 games, mostly for the Borussia Dortmund U17 and U19 teams! Also, get this — he is only 16 years old! It is incredible that a player only two years older than our eighth-graders is playing in the top leagues of European soccer.

  1. Pedri (FC Barcelona)

Even though Barcelona is in nothing short of a crisis this season, Pedri is one big light at the end of the tunnel. Even though the Spaniard is only 18 years old, he is already worth 88 million dollars! Pedri is an extremely talented youngster, but he most excels in his dribbling, vision, and agility on the ball. Definitely keep an eye on this wonder kid this season, as he could be the next Xavi or Iniesta!

  1. Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)

No matter how much talent Bayern has, Alphonso Davies will always stand out with his skills all over the pitch. One of the Canadian’s greatest strengths is his versatility. He plays mostly as a left-back, where he currently has 15 assists and 4 goals to his name, but he is also an excellent left-winger, scoring 11 goals and assisting 13 times in only fifty games! He has even played as a midfielder and right-winger over the years. Bayern’s entire game, from attack to defense, will be profoundly boosted by Davies this season. He definitely deserves his Transfermarkt price tag of 77 million dollars (as of September 22, 2021), thus making him the most valuable left-back in the world.

  1. Jadon Sancho (Manchester United)

The English winger will surely be a player to watch this season in a deadly Manchester United team. Sancho was phenomenal last season, scoring 16 goals and assisting 20, and Manchester United will be hoping to bring out the best out of the former Manchester City player.

  1. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)

Did you really expect anyone else to top the list? The Norwegian superstar has already bagged in 11 goals in only eight games this season, making him the first player in Bundesliga history to score five goals in his first two games! The center-forward excels in nearly every aspect of his game, but especially his finishing, speed, and strength. Borussia Dortmund will clearly be a force to be reckoned with this season.

Now you have been informed of the top 5 future stars that you must watch this season. If you are an avid soccer player, hopefully the Champions League will inspire Glasgow soccer players to train hard and dream big so they can achieve their own success.