Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham wins the Best Youngster of the Year Award at the Ballon d'Or.
Real Madrid ace Jude Bellingham has been named the winner of the Kopa trophy during the Ballon d'Or ceremony.
The award is given to a player under the age of 21 deemed to be the best performer over the period under review, and the England international was named for his exploits for England and Borussia Dortmund.
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Bellingham triumphs over friend and foe
The Real Madrid star edged his former England youth team teammate Jamal Musiala to the award with the Germany international coming.
Musiala and Bellingham are friends who used to share a room coming through the England youth ranks before the former opted to represent Germany internationally. Musiala could not make the event, but he sent a message to his friend.
“Not long ago we were roommates in England! Now you are playing for Real Madrid, and I’m playing for Bayern,” he said, per Fabrizio Romano.
He also beat his Real Madrid teammate Eduardo Camavinga to the award alongside Barcelona trio Gavi, Pedri and Alejandro Balde. Although the first two have been previous winners.
Meanwhile, Los Blancos forward Vinicius Junior has dubbed teammate Jude Bellingham as Real Madrid's new Cristiano Ronaldo after the Englishman's heroics against Barcelona.