England stars Bukayo Saka, Mason Greenwood and Jude Bellingham revealed among 10 nominees vying to be crowned the world’s best player aged under 21 at Ballon d’Or awards
- Bukayo Saka, Mason Greenwood and Jude Bellingham nominated for the 2021 Kopa Trophy
- The award is given to the best performing under 21 footballer in the world
- PSG’s Kylian Mbappe and Juventus’ Matthijs de Ligt are the previous winners
England internationals Bukayo Saka, Mason Greenwood and Jude Bellingham have all been nominated for the 2021 Kopa Trophy.
The award is presented to the best performing under 21 players and it’s organised by France Football – similar to the Balon d’Or.
Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka has enjoyed a successful year for both club and country. He was a pivotal part of the England team that went all the way to the Euro 2020 final earlier in the summer.
Bukayo Saka has been one of Arsenal’s stand-out performers so far this year
Mason Greenwood has established himself in Manchester United’s attack this year
Jude Bellingham was called into England’s Euro 2020 squad despite being just 17 at the time
Mason Greenwood, 20, has shone in Manchester United’s attack and he has started this season in bright form – scoring three goals in seven Premier League appearances.
Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham was named in England’s Euro 2020 squad at the age of just 17 and he has established himself as one of the best upcoming young midfielders in the world.
The Kopa Trophy was
The winner of the award will be crowned in Paris on 29 November, alongside the men and women’s Balon d’Or winners.