Pedri González, player of the Barça

THE CULÉ WINS THE PRIZE

OFFICIAL: Pedri González, winner of the Golden Boy 2021!

Published:22/11/2021 - 11:54h

Updated:23/11/2021 - 15:16h

Pedri González has won the 'Golden Boy' award, which recognizes the best 'under-21' footballer of the year. The Barça midfielder signed an impressive 2020-21 season

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Already it is official and the FC Barcelona is of celebration! Pedri González has been chosen like the 'Golden Boy' 2021, annual recognition that awards the Italian newspaper 'Tuttosport' to the most stood out footballer of the year and lower of 21. Pedri, that played it absolutely everything with the Barça and the selection of Spain, in the Eurocopa and Olympic games, receives the prestigious trophy and writes his name in the books of history of the European football.

In the votes, Pedri achieved 318 points, in front of the 119 of the better second classified, Bellingham. It is the first time in the history of the prizes (from 2003) that a winner has a difference of votes so overwhelming. Xavier Jacobelli, director of Tuttosport, has communicated, in concrete, that "pleases me announce that the midfield player of the Barcelona and of the Spanish selection Pedri has won the nineteenth edition of our international trophy that chooses to the best sub 21 of the world inscribed for a European club of the maximum division".

The director of the half Italian explained that it is "a deserved triumph. The Canarian boy, that sucede to the Norwegian Haaland and has beaten to the competition. Of the forty journalists that vote in representation of the newspapers more illustrate of our continent, 24 situate it in the first place of his preferences, other nine in the second place and three in the third". A 'goleada' of Pedri to his competitors.

The recognition answers to the impressive season of the Tenerifean, the one who with 18 years turned into a 'veteran' very soon. From his irruption in the Barça in the summer of 2020, showed that it had arrived to the Camp Nou to play with the first team, although the intention of the club was that it reinforced to the filial in principle. Pedri escaló Positions and in a short time went back in an indisputable headline for the culés, a factor that allowed him give the big jump to the absolute selection of Spain almost immediately.

Key player to very short age

With the Barça was one of the most key players and in the Eurocopa finished to show his value. Luis Enrique cataloged it like a 'fixed' so that 'The Red' reached the semifinals of the championship. Weeks after having been appointed like the best young player of the tournament, left to Tokyo and contested the Olympic games, achieving a merecidísima medal of silver. It finished the season with 73 parties and five thousand minutes of game, a sample of the confidence, but also requirement that have had his trainers.

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