The best young footballer in the world of 2021 was selected. Absolute Outclassing Football

The almost 19-year-old Pedri is the absolute revelation of the 2020/21 season. The young Spaniard, after a transfer from the second tier Las Palmas, entered the first FC Barcelona squad, quickly becoming a key player of the team. This meant that last season he played as many as 52 matches for his club (4 goals and 6 assists), and then he entered the Spanish national team in an equally good style, with which he reached the Euro 2020 semi-finals.

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However, Pedri paid for such a high intensity with muscular injuries that dragged on him in the new competitions. Due to the recent recurrence of his calf injury, the 19-year-old may be sidelined until the end of 2021.

Pedri outclassed rivals. “This is a reason for me to be proud”

In the Golden Boy contest organized by the Italian “Tuttosport” for the best under-21 footballer in Europe, Pedri was second to none. He scored 318 points, ahead of the second Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund by less than 200 (119).

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– I am proud of this award. Thank you to all the jury members and fans who have supported me in this unbelievable year 2021. And of course a big thank you to Barca and the Spanish national team, as well as to my family, friends and all those who are with me day after day and without whom I could not win of this award, Pedri commented on his victory.

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The Golden Boy plebiscite has been organized since 2003. In recent years, it has been won by, among others Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe or Joao Felix.

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David Martin is the lead editor for Spark Chronicles. David has been working as a freelance journalist.

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