There are a number of young and talented footballers in the world and many of them are excelling for their respective clubs. Most footballers tend to be at their best fitness levels between the ages of 23 and 28 and that is the time that they could excel and develop into a world-class player.
There are many who play regularly for top clubs despite being very young, like Mario Goetze and Christian Eriksen, who are very talented teenagers.
Most successful clubs tend to have a good combination of youth and experience and Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is a manager who believes in having veterans alongside youth players which could help the team develop as a unit.
He has retained the likes of Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville even though when past their best because playing alongside these legends could help youngsters gather experience and knowledge from their game.
With the imminent introduction of financial fair play rules, elite clubs will also try to develop players from their academies as it would help them meet the regulations. Also, teams which are lower down in the table also produce some very good players, though they eventually end up in a big club, but the production of a talented player like Phil Jones of Blackburn or Wayne Rooney of Everton pumps money into these clubs.
The potential of most players can be recognized before the age of 25 as they would have the maturity to understand and improve their game before they reach that age. Here are 25 players under the age of 25 who can dominate the world in the near future.
With a limit of only 25 footballers in this article, it is not possible to include some very talented players in this list and please do comment on the players missed out on this article, which might be added later in a list of honorable mentions.