Gavi is one of the nomenees for the 2022 Kopa Trophy. Reminder: This trophy is granted to the best Under-21 player in Europe. Pedri scooped the award last year, following in the footsteps of previous winners such as Kylian Mbappe and Matthijs de Ligt.
Barca team-mate Gavi is now up for the 2022 award after bursting onto the scene last season. The younster became a regular for both club and country.
Gavi faces plenty of competition for the award. Youngsters such as Jude Bellingham, Ryan Gravenberch, Karim Adeyemi, Nuno Mendes, Jamal Musiala, and Bukayo Saka are also nomenees.
Gavi ended last season with 57 appearances for club and country in all competitions. Moreover, he broke a number of records along the way.
The teenager became Spain’s youngest player ever to debut for the national team. Furthermore, he’s La Roja’s youngest goalscorer with a strike against the Czech Republic.
Gavi is also the second youngest player ever to feature in a Clasico and the youngest to ever start a game against Real Madrid.
The winner of the award will be announced in October at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris.