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Kopa Trophy: Samuel Chukwueze makes award shortlist

Villarreal and Nigeria forward Samuel Chukwueze has been named on a 10-man shortlist for the 2019 Kopa Trophy for players aged under 21.

The 20-year-old made his first-team debut for Villarreal on September 2018 and was part of the Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations squad in Egypt this summer.

Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Portugal’s Joao Felix are also among the nominees.

The winner will be named in Paris on December 2.

2019 Kopa Trophy shortlist
PositionCountryClub
João Félix Forward PortugalLyon
Jadon Sancho Forward EnglandLiverpool
Matthijs de LigtForwardNetherlands Ajax/Juventus
Mattéo GuendouziMidfielderFrance Arsenal
Samuel Chukwueze ForwardNigeria Villarreal
Vinicius Jr Forward Brazil Real Madrid/
Moise KeanForwardItaly Juventus/Everton
Andriy Lunin Goalkeeper Ukraine Real Madrid/Real Valladolid
Kang-in LeeMidfielderSouth Korea Valencia
Kai HavertzMidfielder Germany Bayer Leverkusen/
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