Juventus and Holland center-back Matthijs de Ligt claimed the award in 2018, following in the footsteps of Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi.
Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi is among four Premier League players whose names are on the 20-man shortlist of the 2019 Golden Boy award.
The highly sought-after award is given out by Italian newspaper Tuttosport to the best under-21 player currently playing in top leagues of European football.
An initial long list was unveiled to the press earlier this year and had now been watered down to a final 20 players, with three England stars making the cut.
Battling the likes of Guendouzi for the honor are the likes of Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho, Chelsea forward Mason Mount and Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden.