Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, Borussia Dortmund’s Karim Adeyemi and current holder Jamal Musiala, have all made it to the nominee list for this year’s Kopa Trophy.
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, even if less prestigious, is also open to those who play outside of Europe.
Last year, Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala coveted the award with the 19-year-old attacker once again in contention for this year’s edition.
Musial is also joined by Arsenal attacker Bukayo Saka as well as former RB Salzburg forward Karim Adeyemi who completed a summer switch to Borussia Dortmund.
Who are the nominees for the 2022 Kopa Trophy?
Karim Adeyemi – Germany & RB Salzburg/Borussia Dortmund
Jude Bellingham – England & Borussia Dortmund
Eduardo Camavinga – France & Real Madrid
Gavi – Spain & Barcelona
Ryan Gravenberch – Netherlands & Ajax/Bayern Munich
Nuno Mendes – Portugal & PSG
Jamal Musiala – Germany & Bayern Munich
Joško Gvardiol – Croatia & RB Leipzig
Bukayo Saka – England & Arsenal
Florian Wirtz – Germany & Bayer Leverkusen