Leeds teen sensation named one of the best young players in the world - report
By George Brooks
Leeds United sensation Ronaldo Vieira has been shortlisted as one of the world’s best young players.
The 19-year-old was named number 85th of FourFourTwo’s 100 Best Teenagers in the World list for 2017, which includes some of the biggest talents in world football.
The highly-rated midfielder established himself as a first-team star at Elland Road last season, making 38 appearances in all competitions for the Whites under Garry Monk.
The highlight of his Leeds career so far was his spectacular 25-yard injury-time winner against Norwich City in November 2016.
Born in Guinea-Bissau, the youngster spent time on the books of European giants Benfica, having grown up in Portugal.
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His family moved to England in 2011 and the youngster first arrived on the scene at Leeds on a trail in 2015.
He made his Leeds debut as a 17-year-old in 2016 against Preston North End, just two days after signing his first professional contract.
His impressive performances caught the eye of England Under-20 boss Paul Simpson and he made his debut for the Three Lions this summer, helping them to win the Toulon Tournament.
In the summer of 2017 Vieira signed a new four-year deal to keep him at the club until 2021.
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