Barcelona starlet Pedri has been named the winner of the 2021 Kopa Trophy.
The 19-year-old loved a ridiculous 2021, enjoying an unlimited function for each membership and nation, racking up an impressive variety of minutes for a participant of his age. This made him a number one candidate alongside fellow finalists Mason Greenwood, Jude Bellingham, Nuno Mendes and Jamal Musiala.
Pedri picks up the #TropheeKopa as his unbelievable yr continues! ? pic.twitter.com/cQyXn6VxxK
— 90min (@90min_Football) November 29, 2021
He received the Golden Boy award earlier this month, and now Pedri has adopted Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt in lifting the celebrated Kopa Trophy.
“I recently turned 19 and this is the best way to celebrate that,” Pedri advised Monday’s Ballon d’Or ceremony.
“I want to thank Barcelona… captains like [Lionel] Messi. Thank you for helping me. I want to dedicate this award to my family, and a special thanks to Las Palmas.”
Alongside Pedri, Gianluigi Donnarumma was celebrating after being handed the Yachine Trophy, given to one of the best goalkeeper of 2021.
The Paris Saint-Germain stopper was up in opposition to Ederson, Edouard Mendy, Manuel Neuer Jan Oblak, however was at all times a favorite to win after being named the Player of the Tournament at this summer time’s European Championships.
The 2021 #tropheeyachine is… @gigiodonna1 ?? of @PSG_inside ! #ballondor” pic.twitter.com/IVGmTkEvr7
— Ballon d’Or #ballondor (@francefootball) November 29, 2021
“I had a spectacular yr, with the victory on the European Championships in the summertime,” Donnarumma said. “Then I went to PSG, it was future as a result of they at all times appeared for me and now I hope to win many trophies right here.
“I want to thank my family, but also my brother who has always been close to me. Thanks to all the people who have allowed this to come true.”