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Arsenal star earns endorsement from pair of Brazilian legends

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on December 26, 2020 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Andrew Boyers - Pool/Getty Images)

Pedri wins Kopa Trophy

The 2021 Ballon d’Or ceremony took place earlier this week.

The award itself was, of course, won by PSG and Argentina star Lionel Messi for a record 7th time.


However, it was not just the Ballon d’Or that was handed out in Paris on Monday.

Elsewhere, the Kopa Trophy – the prize for the best under-21 player – was also given out.

That award was, not too surprisingly, handed to Pedri, who had a stellar Euro 2020 with Spain and has been one of the very few positives at Barcelona this year.


Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka voted for by Brazilian legends

Though Pedri won the award, there were three English players in the top-10.

These were Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham who finished 2nd, Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood who finished 5th and Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka who finished 6th.

Arsenal star earns endorsement from pair of Brazilian legends

Arsenal’s English midfielder Bukayo Saka celebrates in front of supporters after scoring their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 26, 2021.  (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

Saka may have finished the lowest of the three Englishman, but the Arsenal man has still earned a ringing endorsement from two legends of the game.

As reported by football.london, both Ronaldinho and Rivaldo selected Bukayo Saka ahead of Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood.

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
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