Baku, December 17, AZERTAC
Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt has won the 2018 Golden Boy award, given to the best player under the age of 21 in Europe, according to Bleacher Report.
Italian newspaper Tuttosport presents the award, and De Ligt won out this year ahead of fellow finalists Justin Kluivert, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Vinicius Junior and Patrick Cutrone.
The 19-year-old will be presented the gong in Turin on Monday.
De Ligt has enjoyed an impressive year, being named captain of Ajax while still a teenager and becoming a regular starter for the Netherlands.
He played every minute of the Dutch national team's UEFA Nations League group-stage campaign as they topped France and Germany to advance to the finals.
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