Every FIFA tournament has its individual awards and the FIFA U-17 World Championship Peru 2005 provided stiff competition in both categories. The Adidas Golden Boot for the top scorer was especially hard-fought with no fewer than six players notching up four goals, but the outright winner was Carlos Vela with his five strikes. Behind him, assists and minutes played enter into the equation, meaning that Nuri Sahin finished second and Tevfik Kose took third place.
As for the adidas golden ball, awarded to the best player of the tournament, the competition was even stiffer as accredited journalists cast their vote for their preferred candidate. Brazil's Anderson was ultimately handed the prestigious award ahead of Mexico's Giovani Dos Santos and Turkish player Nuri Sahin. Read our portraits of the six winners.
Korea DPR were awarded the Fair Play trophy.
adidas golden ball - Anderson (BRA)
When defending champions Brazil were in desperate trouble of going out of the tournament after their opening game defeat against Gambia, one young man managed to turn their fortunes around in the next match against the Netherlands. Anderson terrorised the Dutch, tearing down the flanks and swinging in crosses that left the Europeans in all sorts of trouble. Anderson has kept up that high level of performance since then, scoring one goal and playing a key role in others, notably when setting up Ramon for the first strike against Korea DPR in the quarter-final; an electrifying burst down the left which left the Koreans mesmerised. After doing his all to drag Brazil into the final in an epic 4-3 semi-final with Turkey, Anderson lasted only 15 minutes of the final with Mexico. After being carried off on a stretcher, his side were never the same.
adidas silver ball - Giovani Dos Santos (MEX)
The son of the famous Brazilian striker Zizinho, this quick-witted young forward exudes the pure talent you would expect from such a lineage. Now plying his trade with FC Barcelona, this left-footed double of Ronaldinho has thrilled the crowds in Peru with his electrifying runs and pinpoint passes. His stand-out performance so far came in the opening game against Uruguay when he set up both his side's goals with all the assurance of a veteran. Even Uruguay's national coach Jorge Fossati was moved to praise his skills following his trip to Peru: "A footballer of his quality makes all the difference in youth football. Very few players have what he has, and that's what sets Mexico apart from the rest." In the rampaging semi-final with Holland and the final victory over Brazil, Dos Santos confirmed his status with stunning performances.
adidas bronze ball - Nuri Sahin (TUR)
The youngest footballer ever to play in the Bundesliga arrived in Peru with the weight of expectation on his young shoulders. The Borussia Dortmund wunderkind is rising to the challenge, however, by orchestrating to perfection the attacking rhythm of a Turkey side that has waltzed into the semi-finals in its first ever appearance in the tournament. Blessed with superb vision, exquisite ball skills and an ability to make late runs into the box, this young number 10 has been tipped by many for a successful career in German football. His finest games in Peru have come against Australia, when he popped up with a late winner, and in the quarter-final against China in Iquitos, where he grabbed another goal to cap an outstanding performance as the Turks ran riot.
adidas golden shoe - Carlos Vela, 5 goals (MEX)
Although he has not quite attracted the same column inches as his striking partner, the equally talented pint-sized striker from Chivas de Guadalajara has received most of the applause in Peru thanks to an enviable knack for scoring goals. The number nine, an ardent admirer of Ronaldo, bagged no less than five goals in the competition, including a brace against Australia and a goal in the final. In the process, he has become Mexico's all-time leading scorer in a FIFA U-17 World Championship. His lethal finishing skills seem to run in the family: older brother Alejandro is currently enjoying a rich vein of goal-scoring form in Mexico's top flight. "When we set off for Peru, my aim was to become a world champion and be top scorer," he told FIFA.com. His words turned out to be eerily prophetic.
adidas silver shoe - Nuri Sahin, 4 goals, 3 assists (TUR)
The youngest footballer ever to play in the Bundesliga arrived in Peru with the weight of expectation on his young shoulders. The Borussia Dortmund wunderkind rose to the challenge, however, by orchestrating to perfection the attacking rhythm of a Turkey side that waltzed into the semi-finals in its first ever appearance in the tournament. Blessed with superb vision, exquisite ball skills and an ability to make late runs into the box, this young number 10 has been tipped by many for a successful career in German football. His finest games in Peru came against Australia, when he popped up with a late winner, and in the quarter-final against China in Iquitos, where he grabbed another goal to cap an outstanding performance as the Turks ran riot.
adidas bronze shoe - Tevfik kose, 4 goals, 2 assists (TUR)
Bayer Leverkusen's powerful centre-forward has the potential to become a leading light in his country's senior team in the not too distant future. With his trademark number 9 shirt, Kose proved almost unstoppable in tandem with Nuri Sahin up front for Turkey. His first goal, against Uruguay in the group phase, earned his side a precious victory, and after that he never looked back. A brace against China, and another against Brazil assured him a place among the tournament's leading scorers. His performances have not gone unnoticed by the coach of the Turkish senior side, Fatih Terim, who hinted that the striker could be ready to enter the fold. "He has enormous potential and a strong case for inclusion in the senior squad. I'll be monitoring his progress carefully," the coach said.