The Kopa Trophy is an association football award presented to the best performing player under the age of 21. It is organised by France Football.

Kopa Trophy
Trophée Kopa
Date3 December 2018; 13 months ago (2018-12-03)
Presented byFrance Football
First awarded2018
Current holderNetherlands Matthijs de Ligt
(1st award)
RelatedBallon d'Or

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 is also open to those who play outside of Europe.


Kylian Mbappé, the inaugural award winner.
Year Rank Player Club(s) Points
2018 1st   Kylian Mbappé   Paris Saint-Germain 110
2nd   Christian Pulisic   Borussia Dortmund 31
3rd   Justin Kluivert[note 1]   Ajax /   Roma 18
2019 1st   Matthijs de Ligt[note 2]   Ajax /   Juventus 58
2nd   Jadon Sancho   Borussia Dortmund 49
3rd   João Félix[note 3]   Benfica /   Atlético Madrid 41

Wins by playerEdit

Player Winner Second place third place
  Kylian Mbappé 1 (2018)
  Matthijs de Ligt 1 (2019)
  Christian Pulisic 1 (2018)
  Jadon Sancho 1 (2019)
  Justin Kluivert 1 (2018)
  João Félix 1 (2019)

Wins by countryEdit

Country Players Wins
  France 1 1
  Netherlands 1 1

Wins by clubEdit

Club Players Wins
  Ajax 1 1
  Juventus 1 1
  Paris Saint-Germain 1 1


  1. ^ Justin Kluivert was signed by Roma from Ajax midway through 2018.
  2. ^ Matthijs de Ligt was signed by Juventus from Ajax midway through 2019.
  3. ^ João Félix was signed by Atlético Madrid from Benfica midway through 2019.