Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt scoops the second edition of Kopa Trophy for the young best player. On the other hand, his close opponent, Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund receives Borussia’s player of the month for November.
De Ligt won the Kopa award at the 2019 Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris on Monday. He beats his key opponents João Félix of Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.
However, this award is usually for the best player in the world under the age of 21. The 20-year-old De Ligt inherits the award from France and Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe.
It is important to note that his competitors also receive awards in their respective bases. The Portuguese, Felix won Tuttosport’s Golden Boy accolade while Sancho scoops the best player in the month of November
These young players have been able to showcase their best abilities to influence the interest of football across the world.
De Ligt have a sensational 2019, guiding Ajax to the Eredivise title and the semi-final of the Champions League. Where they had a defeat to Tottenham.
The young Holland defender became the subject of a serious bidding battle in the summer. With Juventus beating early favorites Barcelona even Manchester United to secure his transfer in July.
The 20-year-old De Ligt has 15 appearances across all competitions for Juve this season, scoring one goal.
Nevertheless, the England international, Sancho linked with several top clubs. Including Man U and Liverpool has seven goals in 18 appearances across all competitions so far this season.