2019 Ballon d ‘Or: Chukwueze nominated for Best U-21 Player Award
2019 Ballon d ‘Or: Chukwueze nominated for Best U-21 Player Award
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2019 Ballon d ‘Or: Chukwueze nominated for Best U-21 Player Award

Nigerian winger Samuel Chukwueze has been named among nominees for the 2019 Kopa Trophy Award.

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.

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

Full list of nominees

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

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