From Vinicius Júnior, who has already signed for Real Madrid, to 'the Romanian Donnarumma' the Guardian identifies 60 of the best players in the world born in 2000.
Name: Mohammad Sharifi
Club: Esteghlal Khuzestan
Born: 21 March 2000
The Guardian: The midfielder has already made his professional debut for Esteghlal Khuzestan in the Iranian league as well as the Asian Champions League. He was also an intelligent and influential presence as Iran reached the final of the 2016 Asian under-16 championships. Helped by the legendary Ali Daei in his formative years, his range of passing and vision are impressive for one so young and he is touted as a future captain of Iran. Clubs from Italy and Germany have been sniffing around and it is only a matter of time before he leaves. - John Duerden