Leo Messi and Alexia Putellas, winners of Golden Ball Male and female, they were the great stars of the gala held last Monday but also the Barça midfielder Pedri gonzalez had its share of prominence since it was awarded the Kopa Trophy, as the best U21 player of the year.
And like the Argentine and the Catalan, protagonists of the cover of France Football, the Canarian player also occupies one of these special front pages to celebrate the Ballon d’Or of the French newspaper. In this case, Pedri appears in a kitchen, with the headline Top (Petit) Chef. Without a doubt, a recognition of the excellence and great qualities that Barça already shows despite having only 19 years.
Pedri, who dedicated the award “to Barça, the coaches and the captains, who made it easier for me”, thus also remembering Leo Messi, in addition to sending a message of solidarity with the island of La Palma, added a total of 89 points in the voting and was imposed with much superiority to Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), with 39 points, and Jamal musiala (Bayern Munich), who with 38 points, completed the podium. A new recognition, in short, to Pedri’s great season, winner also of the Golden Boy, awarded by the Italian newspaper Tuttosport to also award the best player under 21 years of age and which will be delivered on December 13 in Turin.