There is a definite youth movement happening in world football.
Young players have been making a huge impact the past few seasons.
With so much at stake and with transfer fees increasing by the year, the search for young talent has become ever more desperate as football’s elite fight to get their hands on the players who will become the stars of tomorrow. More and more top teams, on both the club and international level, are turning to their young stars over their more experienced veterans to get the job done.
While youth, quickness and athleticism can never replace experience, they certainly don’t hurt anything.
Let’s take a look the Top 10 Under 23 footballers with most goals in career.
10. Valencia’s Maxi Gomez – 62 goals
In July, Valencia finalized the signing of Maxi Gomez from Celta Vigo on a five-year deal that will run until 2024. The forward signed for Celta for around four million euros two seasons ago, exploding into life with 18 goals in 39 games before bagging 13 goals in 36 matches in 2018/19.
With 62 goals scored in total in his career so far, 29 of which for Defensor Sporting and 31 for Celta, which makes striker is the 10th player on our list. He has also netted 2 times on international duty.
9. Houston Dynamo’s Alberth Elis – 63 goals
The 23-year-old Honduran winger Alberth Elis was linked repeatedly to a European move this offseason, but remained with the Houston Dynamo where he has helped the defending U.S. Open Cup champions to a strong league start, taking 24 points from 13 matches.
A Honduran international with blinding pace and flashy one-on-one dribbling skills, Elis has been a foundational element in the Dynamo lineup since his arrival, typically working from a wide attacking spot in a 4-3-3 formation. Elis has scored 28 goals and 19 assists in 75 regular-season MLS appearances since joining Houston ahead of the 2017 campaign. In total, he has scored 63 goals.