Jamal Musiala came in third place as Barcelona’s Gavi was crowned football’s best young player on Monday evening, with Eduardo Camavinga coming second.
The Spaniard scooped the Kopa Trophy after enjoying a stellar season at Camp Nou, in which he played 63 times for the Blaugrana.
But Musiala can count himself pretty unfortunate to miss out on the gong based off his season output in 2021/22.
You’ve got to be some player to regularly feature in a starting eleven as star-studded as that of the German giants.
But the young 19-year-old managed to force his way into Julian Nagelsmann’s first team plans early on in the campaign and remained a key asset ever since.
In total, the midfielder scored eight goals and assisted a further six across his 40 appearances for the club, an impressive tally for any player.
His performances were enough to sway many into thinking he would have a strong shout at being awarded the Kopa Trophy in 2022, although unfortunately, it simply wasn’t to be.