Six Liga BBVA players will be battling it out for the prestigious Golden Boy 2013, a title that is awarded yearly by Italian sports newspaper 'Tuttosport' to the best under-21 player in European football.
Richmond Boakye (Elche CF), Sebastián Cristóforo (Sevilla FC), Rafinha (RC Celta de Vigo), Óliver Torres (Club Atlético de Madrid), Jesé Rodríguez and Raphaël Varane (both Real Madrid CF) are the Liga BBVArepresentatives who are up against 34 other players from across the whole of Europe for the yearly title. The winner will succeed Isco, who won the award last year.
'Tuttosport' has given the award to the best under-21 footballer in Europe every year since 2003. Rafael Van der Vaart was the first to win and since then the title has gone to a long list of talented players such as Wayne Rooney (2004), Lionel Messi (2005), Cesc Fàbregas (2006), Sergio Agüero (2007), Mario Balotelli (2010), Mario Götze (2011) and Isco in the last edition.