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Barcelona starlet Pedri defeats Jude Bellingham and Bukayo Saka at the 2021 Kopa Trophy

At 19, the Spaniard was an integral part of the Blaugrana squad and played in Euro 2020 and the Olympics, winning the Euro Young Player award.

Bellingham came second in the vote with Greenwood fifth and Saka sixth among the ten nominees. Paris Saint-Germain defender Nuno Mendes finished fourth, behind third Jamal Musiala.

Florian Wirtz, Ryan Gravenberch, Jeremy Doku and Giovanni Reyna round out the top ten.

The award, named after French legend Raymond Kopa, is awarded to the world’s best under-21 player and was canceled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kylian Mbappe won the inaugural honor before Matthijs de Ligt defeated Jadon Sancho for the 2019 trophy.


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