Kopa Trophy

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Kopa Trophy
Trophée Kopa
Date3 December 2018; 13 months ago (2018-12-03)
Presented byFrance Football
First awarded2018
Current holderNetherlands Matthijs de Ligt
(1st award)
RelatedBallon d'Or

The Kopa Trophy is an association football award presented to the best performing player under the age of 21. It is organised by France Football.

The award is named after former French footballer Raymond Kopa and the winner is selected by former Ballon d'Or winners. Unlike the Golden Boy award, the Kopa Trophy is also open to those who play outside of Europe.


Kylian Mbappé, the inaugural award winner.
Year Rank Player Club(s) Points
2018 1st France Kylian Mbappé France Paris Saint-Germain 110
2nd United States Christian Pulisic Germany Borussia Dortmund 31
3rd Netherlands Justin Kluivert[note 1] Netherlands Ajax / Italy Roma 18
2019 1st Netherlands Matthijs de Ligt[note 2] Netherlands Ajax / Italy Juventus 58
2nd England Jadon Sancho Germany Borussia Dortmund 49
3rd Portugal João Félix[note 3] Portugal Benfica / Spain Atlético Madrid 41

Wins by player[edit]

Player Winner Second place third place
France Kylian Mbappé 1 (2018)
Netherlands Matthijs de Ligt 1 (2019)
United States Christian Pulisic 1 (2018)
England Jadon Sancho 1 (2019)
Netherlands Justin Kluivert 1 (2018)
Portugal João Félix 1 (2019)

Wins by country[edit]

Country Players Wins
France France 1 1
Netherlands Netherlands 1 1

Wins by club[edit]

Club Players Wins
Netherlands Ajax 1 1
Italy Juventus 1 1
France Paris Saint-Germain 1 1


  1. ^ Justin Kluivert was signed by Roma from Ajax midway through 2018.
  2. ^ Matthijs de Ligt was signed by Juventus from Ajax midway through 2019.
  3. ^ João Félix was signed by Atlético Madrid from Benfica midway through 2019.