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2019 Ballon d ‘Or: Chukwueze Nominated For Best U-21 Player Award

2019 Ballon d ‘Or: Chukwueze Nominated For Best U-21 Player Award

Nigeria winger Samuel Chukuweze has been nominated for the 2019 Kopa Trophy Award, reports Completesports.com.

Created last year, the Kopa Trophy which is named after former French footballer, Raymond Kopa is designed for the best U-21 footballer in the world.

Chukuweze, who has scored two goals in eight league appearances for Villarreal this season is the first Nigerian to be nominated for the award.

The 20-year-old is nominated alongside Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix, Jason Sancho of Borrussia Dortmund, Everton young forward Moise Lean, Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi and Vicinus Jr of Real Madrid.

Juventus defender, Matthijs de Ligt, Bayern Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz, Andrei Lounine of Real Valladolid and
Valencia’s Kang-in Lee completed the list.

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe won the award last year.

The winner will be picked by former winners of the Ballon d’Or with the award ceremony to hold on December 2nd.


🇵🇹 João Félix
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Jadon Sancho
🇮🇹 Moise Kean
🇳🇬 Samuel Chukwueze
🇰🇷 Kang-in Lee
🇳🇱 Matthijs de Ligt
🇧🇷 Vinicius Jr
🇩🇪 Kai Havertz
🇫🇷 Mattéo Guendouzi
🇺🇦 Andreï Lounine

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Chairmanfemi 2 years ago

    If they don’t cheat as usual, the real competitors or I say Top 4 here are De Ligt, Samu Chukwueze, Jao Felix and Sancho. Any of this 4 should only make the Top 3.

    Chukwueze’s nomination for this top award and even the Golden boy award is heartwarming. Just gets to tell him he can be the best with more hard work. The world is getting to know our little star. I can’t remember when last any Nigerian got nominated for the Balloon D’oor award(Any Category). By Next year, we would even have more Nigerians because Oshimen too would have made name for himself and hopefully other Super Eagles. Go for it Samu! All the best

  • Patrator 2 years ago

    @Chairmanfemi, u got it perfectly right. Taking all sentiment apart, those are the top 4. Chukwueze is just starting, still fine tunning his abilities and his talents are getting announced each day.
    With the likes of Kalu, Osimhen, Chukwueze, Aribo, Ndidi and the imminent addition of Ebere Eze ( I want to believe this is in pipeline), I keep having goosebumps with what the super eagles will look like in the coming years. Gradually building a formidable team no doubt.

  • Asoko Emmanuel 2 years ago

    @Patrator,I love that mention of Eze.God….that guy is the real deal, so good aside from having a playing style of Iwobi (stronger) he reminds me of Ozil in His best days at Real Madrid.God bless Nigeria.