Rodrygo, NxGn 2020 Award for the Best Young Player in the World

NEWS | 03/31/2020

"It is an honor to receive it," said the Brazilian, winner after a vote by journalists from the 'Goal' portal.

Rodrygo goes He has been awarded the NxGn Award for the Best Young Player in the World. A prize awarded by the portal after the vote of journalists from its 43 editions worldwide. The Brazilian is curdling a great first season in the Real Madrid, with whom he has scored 7 goals and given an assistance in the 18 games he has played. In addition, in November he debuted with the Brazilian national team.

Rodrygo He has been selected ahead of other young talents from the world of soccer such as Ansu Fati and Mason Greenwood, who ranked second and third respectively. The also madridista Reinier ranked fourth, while Kubo, who is on loan at Mallorca, finished ninth.


After receiving the award, the forward showed his satisfaction: “You always work, you always dream of winning such important prizes, and after receiving them, it takes time to assimilate it. It is an honor to receive this award. I think it will motivate me a lot, it gives me a lot of confidence. "

“Before coming to Madrid I went to Pelé's house and received his blessing before leaving. I remember a phrase that Pelé said to me: "Never be afraid of anything." I will always carry this phrase with me. That has been fundamental for me, especially in my beginning here in the Real Madrid"

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