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Joao Felix wins Golden Boy Award

Atletico Madrid's Portuguese forward Joao Felix attends a training session at the Atletico de Madrid Sports City in Majadahonda on November 25, 2019, on the eve of their UEFA Champions League football match against Juventus FC. (Photo by AFP)

Atletico Madrid and Portugal forward, Joao Felix, has won the 2019 Golden Boy Award for the best Under-21 player in Europe.

The 20-year old, became the youngest player to score a Europa League hat-trick last season, and helped his former club Benfica win the Portuguese league title with 15 goals and 7 assists, before joining Atletico Madrid in the summer, for 126 Million Euros. Felix, outvoted Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz, to pick-up the award, which was won by the likes of Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, Sergio Aguero and Paul Pogba.

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