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Ballon d’Or: Barcelona’s Gavi Emerge Winner Of Kopa Trophy

Ballon d’Or: Barcelona’s Gavi Emerge Winner Of Kopa Trophy

Ballon d’Or: Barcelona’s Gavi Emerge Winner Of Kopa Trophy

Ballon d’Or: Barcelona’s Gavi Emerge Winner Of Kopa Trophy

At the Ballon d’Or presentation in Paris on Monday, Barcelona and Spain midfield prodigy Gavi took home the Kopa Trophy for the year’s top player under the age of 21.

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The 18-year-old replaces his Barcelona colleague Pedri, who took home the honor the previous year. His full name is Pablo Martin Paez Gavira.

The prize, which bears Raymond Kopa’s name and is named for the former Real Madrid and France great, has also been won by Kylian Mbappe and Matthijs de Ligt.

Gavi, who has already won 12 caps for Spain, was picked by a jury made up of former winners of the Ballon d’Or itself.

Ballon d’Or: Barcelona’s Gavi Emerge Winner Of

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Last month he signed a new deal at Barcelona tying him to the club until 2026 and with a release clause of one billion euros.

Meanwhile, Senegal and Bayern Munich star Sadio Mane was rewarded for his off-field work by receiving the first Socrates prize from the organizers of France Football.

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The prize is named after the late former Brazil midfielder, who also held a medical degree.

The prize is meant to identify the “best social initiative by committed champions” and in Mane’s case recognizes the work he has done for communities in his home country.


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