Jude Bellingham was recognized with the Golden Boy award Friday after establishing himself as a key figure for Real Madrid and England.
The individual accolade, which was created by Italian outlet Tuttosport in 2003, is given to the best footballer under the age of 21. Previous winners include Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland, and last year’s recipient Gavi.
Bellingham, 20, also collected the Kopa Trophy – another award given to the best under-21 player in world football – at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in October.
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