Wilshere tipped for the top by UEFA
England exited the tournament at the group stage, losing 1-0 to Turkey, 4-0 to hosts and eventual winners Germany and drawing 1-1 with Holland.
However, Wilshere's performances impressed European football's governing body enough to include him in their elite list of performers, which also included Liverpool's German youngster, Christopher Buchtmann.
The 17-year-old's stock has risen dramatically this season following a string of impressive reserve team and pre-season displays for Arsene Wenger's side.
He was handed his Premier League debut in September in the Gunners' 4-0 win at Blackburn, and has since made a further seven appearances for the Emirates Stadium outfit, scoring in a 6-0 League Cup drubbing of Sheffield United and appearing in Champions League ties against Dynamo Kiev and Porto.
UEFA's top 10 stars of the U17 European Championships: Patrick ter Mate (Netherlands) - Vitesse/AGOVV Janick Kamber (Switzerland) - Basel Marc Muniesa (Spain) - Barcelona Dennis Appiah (France) - Monaco Marco Fossati (Italy) - Inter Milan Deniz Herber (Turkey) - St. Pauli Christopher Buchtmann (Germany) - Liverpool Jack Wilshere (England) - Arsenal Lennart Thy (Germany) - Werder Bremen Luc Castaignos (Netherlands) - Feyenoord
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