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The Italy international, who is considered 'The new Gigi Buffon', has been named as the best player in the world born on or after January 1, 1998

AC Milan starlet Gianluigi Donnarumma has claimed top spot in NxGn, Goal's list of the 50 most promising talents in world football.

We asked experts from our 37 editions across the globe to rate the best players born on or after January 1, 1998 in terms of first-team experience, potential and overall ability and ranked them by their final tallies.

Donnarumma finished top of the pile, with the 18-year-old Italian having already established himself as Milan's No.1, as well as being capped twice by his country. 'The new Gigi Buffon' finished just ahead of Monaco ace Kylian Mbappe, who is being compared to Thierry Henry because of his blistering pace and composed finishing.

United States winger Christian Pulisic took third place and is one of three Borussia Dortmund players in the top 10, alongside Swedish striking sensation Alexander Isak (fifth) and exciting right-back Felix Passlack (eighth).

Elsewhere, Alban Lafont, who finished fourth, is rivalling Donnarumma for the title of the world's best young goalkeeper, with the 18-year-old presently starring for Toulouse in Ligue 1.

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2017.03.23 / 15:14
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