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Cameron Carter-Vickers has been nominated for the Golden Boy award for 2017.

The award, established by Italian publication Tuttosport in 2003, is given out every year to a footballer under the age of 21 playing in the top tier of any European league.

Carter-Vickers, 19, is unlikely to be anywhere near winning the award — there are 98 players on the long list, many of whom have already become regular starters for their teams.

The American defender is yet to feature in a Premier League games for Spurs, so it seems he is only on the list to make up the numbers.

Having turned 21 this week, Dele Alli isn’t eligible for nomination otherwise he’d likely be one of the favourites to win the prize.

Former winners include ex-Tottenham forward Rafael van der Vaart, who won the first award with Ajax in 2003.

Lionel Messi took home the prize in 2005, while Premier League stars such as Wayne Rooney, Cesc Fabregas and Raheem Sterling have all been named Golden Boy winners in the past.

Hopefully one day, Carter-Vickers will genuinely be in with a chance of winning it.

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