Pedri, Donnarumma claim prizes at Ballon d’Or ceremony

Spain starlet Pedri acquired the Kopa Trophy for the proper participant aged beneath 21 at the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in Paris on Monday, whereas Italy’s Gianluigi Donnarumma was named the proper goalkeeper.

Barcelona midfielder Pedri, who solely turned 19 closing Thursday, was a key participant for Spain as they reached the semi-finals of the European Championship and featured of their side that misplaced throughout the males’s Olympic soccer final in opposition to Brazil in Tokyo.

In addition he carried out 52 video video games for Barcelona, serving to them win the Copa del Rey.

Pedri, who joined Barca from Las Palmas closing yr, recently extended his contract at the Camp Nou to 2026.

The Kopa Trophy is named after Raymond Kopa, the Real Madrid and France star of the post-war interval who acquired the Ballon d’Or in 1958.

France forward Kylian Mbappe was the inaugural winner of the prize in 2018, and Matthijs de Ligt of Juventus and the Netherlands acquired it in 2019.

There was no Ballon d’Or awards ceremony closing yr as a result of pandemic.

Donnarumma acquired the Yashin Trophy for the proper goalkeeper after his glorious performances in Italy’s great Euro 2020 advertising and marketing marketing campaign.

The 22-year-old left AC Milan for Paris Saint-Germain following the European Championship.

Liverpool and Brazil star Alisson was the first winner in 2019 of the Yashin Trophy, named after former USSR icon Lev Yashin.


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