The veil is lifted this Friday evening on the nominees for the Ballon d’Or 2022 and its ancillary trophies.
As for the Kopa trophy, allocated to the best young player under 21, the ten lucky winners are as follows:
Karim Adeyemi (Dortmund), Jude Bellingham (Dortmund), Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid), Gavi (Barça), Ryan Gravenberch (Bayern), Jamal Musiala (Bayern), Josko Gvardiol (Leipzig), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Florian Wirtz (Leverkusen) and Nuno Mendes (PSG), the only player playing in L1, are acclaimed.
As a reminder, last year, the golden sphere went to Lionel Messi for men and Alexia Putellas for women. The Yachine Trophy was presented to AC Milan, PSG and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. The Kopa trophy for the best hope was awarded to Barcelona’s Pedri.