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- If you’re a sports fan searching for the next big thing, we’ve got you covered.
- We’ve listed 15 of the greatest teenage athletes in the world right now, ranked oldest to youngest.
- This list features the Russian skater Alina Zagitova, the English soccer player Jadon Sancho, the American basketball sensation Zion Williamson, and many more.
- Keep scrolling to find out everyone on this list.
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If you’re a sports fan searching for the next big thing, we’ve got you covered.
This is a list of 15 of the most-talented teenagers in world sport, who are already making headlines of their own despite their young age.
We’ve got first draft picks in American sports, a 15-year-old tennis sensation, and four of the most exciting up-and-coming players in world soccer.
Keep scrolling to find out who is on this year’s list, ranked oldest to youngest.
Collegiate football star Trevor Lawrence, 19, has been touted as a generational player.
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Year to date: Seen as the next big thing in football, quarterback Trevor Lawrence enjoyed a stellar college career at Clemson, winning MVP status at the 2018 Cotton Bowl Classic and the 2019 National Championship.
Samuel Tefera is already a world record holder at 19 years old.
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Sport: Track and field.
Year to date: Ethiopian runner Samuel Tefara set a world indoor record with a 1,500 meter time of 3 minutes, 31.04 seconds when he competed at the World Indoor Tour in Birmingham earlier this year.
Joao Felix, 19, transferred to Atletico Madrid in a blockbuster $137 million deal
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Year to date: The versatile soccer player Joao Felix is considered the biggest thing to happen to Portuguese soccer since Cristiano Ronaldo put his nation on the map.
Earlier this summer, Atletico Madrid deemed him so good the club was willing to spend $137.5 million on his signature, signing him from Portuguese side Benfica.
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