FIFA U-17 Past Winners of Golden Ball and Golden Boot

FIFA U-17 Past Winners of Golden Ball and Golden Boot

FIFA U-17 past Winners of Golden Ball and Golden Boot, Victor Osimhen becomes the first player to have scored 10 goals in the U-17 World Cup tournament as the current goalscorer in the world.

The Score Nigeria recalls that the FIFA U-17 World Cup was initially recognized as FIFA U-16 World Championship which later changed to U-17 in 1991 and to its current name in 2007.

The first edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup was staged in 1985 in China and won by Nigeria and tournaments have been played every two years since then. It began as a competition for players under the age of 16 with the age limit raised to 17.

Nigeria is the most successful nation in the tournament’s history, with five titles and three runners up. Brazil is second-most successful with three titles and two runners-up. Ghana and Mexico have won the tournament twice.

Top 5 countries that have won the FIFA U-17 World Cup most in the world.

Team Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place Medals
Nigeria 5 (1985, 1993, 2007, 2013, 2015) 3 (1987, 2001, 2009) 8
Brazil 4 (1997, 1999, 2003, 2019) 2 (1995, 2005) 2 (1985, 2017) 1 (2011) 8
Ghana 2 (1991, 1995) 2 (1993, 1997) 1 (1999) 1 (2007) 5
Mexico (2005, 2011) 2 (2013, 2019) 1 (2015) 4
France 1(2001) 1 (2019) 2

The following awards are now presented:

  • The Golden Boot is awarded to the top goalscorer of the tournament.
  • The Golden Ball is awarded to the most valuable player of the tournament.

Here is the list of past winners of Golden Ball for the U-17 World Cup.

The Adidas Golden Ball

1985 – Brazilian footballer, William won the Golden Ball award

1987- Nigerian footballer, Philip Osondu

1989 – Scottish footballer, James Will

1991 – Ghanaian footballer, Nii Lamptey

1993 – Ghanaian footballer, Daniel Addo

1995 – Omani footballer, Mohammed Al-Kathiri

1997 – Spanish footballer, Sergio Santamaría

1999 – United States of America footballer, Landon Donovan

2001 –  French footballer, Florent Sinama Pongolle

2003 – Spanish footballer, Cesc Fàbregas

2005 – Brazilian footballer, Anderson 

2007 – German footballer, Toni Kroos

2009 – Nigerian footballer, Sani Emmanuel 

2011 – Mexican footballer, Julio Gomez 

2013 – Nigerian footballer, Kelechi Iheanacho

2015 – Nigerian footballer Kelechi Nwakali

2017 – English footballer, Phil Foden

2018 – Brazilian footballer, Gabriel Veron Won the award.

Nigeria is the nation that won the Golden Ball award most in the world.

The Golden Boot is awarded to the top goalscorer of the tournament, see list below;

Golden Boot

List Of Golden Boot Awards Winners

1985 – German footballer, Marcel Witeczek who scored 8 goals

1987- Ivorian footballer, Moussa Traoré scored 5 goals

1989 – Guinea footballer, Fode Camara scored 3 goals.

1991 – Brazilian footballer, Adriano scored 4 goals.

1993 – Nigerian footballer, Wilson Oruma scored 6 goals.

1995 – Australian footballer, Daniel Allsopp scored 5 goals

1997 – Spanish footballer, David scored 7 goals

1999 – Ghanian footballer, Ishmael Addo scored 7 goals

2001 – French footballer, Florent Sinama Pongolle scored 9 goals

2003 – Spanish footballer, Cesc Fàbregas scored 5 goals.

2005 – Mexican footballer, Carlos Vela scored 5 goals.

2007 – Nigerian footballer, Macauley Chrisantus scored 7 goals

2009 – Spanish footballer, Borja scored 5 goals.

2011 – Ivorian footballer, Souleymane Coulibaly scored 9 goals.

2013 – Swedish footballer, Valmir Berisha scored 7 goals.

2015 – Nigeria footballer, Victor Osimhen scored 10 goals, the first player to have scored 10 goals in U-17 World Cup

2017 – English footballer, Rhian Brewster scored 8 goals.

2018 – Dutch footballer, Sontje Hansen scored 6 goals.

Nigeria and Spain are the two nations that have won the Golden Boot award most in the world.

Dele Alampasu becomes the first Nigerian player to have won the Golden Glove award as the most valuable goalkeeper of the tournament in the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup held in the United Arab Emirates.

Above is the list of FIFA U-17 Past Winners of Golden Ball and Golden Boot

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