Every year, ‘Tuttosport’ selects the Golden Boy. This honors the best U21 player in Europe from last season. This year the jury consisted of prominent names from the football business and various journalists. Lothar Matthäus and Luca Toni also participated in the vote.
The Golden Boy this year is Pedri (318 points). The 18-year-old convinced the experts with his performances for FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team. Jude Bellingham (119 points) from Borussia Dortmund was left behind. By a large margin, Pedri relegated the Englishman to second place. The award will be presented in Turin on December 13th.
Web award goes to Germans
The fans also had the opportunity to give their personal favorites a title by voting on the website of the Italian sports newspaper. Karim Adeyemi (19) from RB Salzburg received the Web Golden Boy award. The German international collected the most clicks in front of Charles De Ketelaere (20) from Club Bruges.
🏆 Pedri wins the Golden Boy award!
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