The ten nominees for the Tropée Kopa were announced on Monday with Matthijs de Ligt in the running.

France Football announced the first 20 nominees for the Ballon d’Or on Monday with De Ligt involved.

However, the Juventus defender is also in the running for the Trophee Kopa, which is handed out to the years top U21 star.

De Ligt is one of the ten nominees along with João Félix (Atlético Madrid) en Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Moise Kean (Juventus/Everton), Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal), Kang-In Lee (Valencia), Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid), Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen), Mattéo Guendouzi (Arsenal) and Andriy Lunin (Real Madrid/Real Valladolid).

Last year, Kylian Mbappe took the award with Justin Kluivert finishing third.

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