The Spaniard Pedri was voted best young player (-21) at the gala of the Golden Ball in Paris on Monday. The attacking midfielder of Barcelona, who turned 19 last Thursday, was preferred over Englishman Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund) and German Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich). Red Devil Jeremy Doku (Rennes) finished ninth in France Football’s referendum.
Maarten DelvauxSource: BELGIAN
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As the winner of the “Trofee Kopa”, Pedri succeeds the Frenchman Kylian Mbappé (2018) and the Dutchman Matthijs de Ligt (2019). The Golden Ball gala was canceled last year.
Last week, Pedri was also voted Golden Boy by the Italian Tuttosport and last summer he was allowed to pick up an award as the best young player of the European Championship.