The ten players nominated for the first-ever Kopa Trophy were announced on Monday with Justin Kluivert and Ritsu Doan in the running for the Ballon D’Or for youngsters.

French Football magazine “France Football” awards the Ballon D’or every year but for the first time they will also give out the Kopa Trophy to the youngster of the year.

AS Roma winger Justin Kluivert is the only Dutchman picked in the 10 nominees, which also includes Groningen midfielder Ritsu Doan.

PSG forward Kylian Mbappe is the favourite for the award, while Christian Pulisic, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Rodrygo, Amadou Haidara, Patrick Cutrone and Houssem Aouar are the other nominees.




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