Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have dominated the global football agenda for the past decade and while the world will mourn their sooner-than-you-think career end (Ronaldo just turned 31, ladies and gentlemen), that sadness won't last forever and there's already a league of talent tipped to stake their claim as future Ballon d'Or contenders.

In age of Vine highlight reels and Twitter hype, football wonderkids are always on the radar – and we promise that not all of them will fail to reach their potential and become an apprentice of Freddy Adu.

Who's up next? We've looked way beyond Football Manager stats to bring you the 10 teenagers who will dominate European football's next generation.