Bellingham, Gavi, and Musiala Among Top Kopa Trophy Contenders

Olivier Galego
By Olivier GalegoLast Update: 07 September 2023

France Football has compiled a list of candidates for the Kopa Trophy, which is awarded annually to the best young player at the end of the calendar year.

England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19-year-old Barcelona and Spain midfielder Gavi, Germany and Bayern midfielder Jamal Musiala, Real Madrid attacking midfielder Eduardo Camavinga and Rasmus Højlund (who moved from Atalanta to Manchester United) are among the most promising young players on this list.

The Kopa Trophy is awarded annually to the best young footballer on the planet. Last year, Barcelona’s Gavi was named winner and his teammate Pedri won the year before that. Both of these players are nominated again for the award in 2023.