The Dutch national player Matthijs de Ligt of champion Ajax Amsterdam has won the prestigious election of the “Golden Boy” in 2018. With this award, the Italian newspaper “Tuttosport honors” since 2003, the best U21 player in Europe. The only German winner Dortmund’s Mario Götze in 2011.
De Ligt, who is also courted by Bayern Munich, is the first defender among the Honored. The 19-Year-old prevailed in the final against Justin Kluivert (AS Rome), Trent Alexander-Arnold, FC Liverpool, Real Madrid, Vinicius Junior and Patrick jQuery, MooTools, prototype (AC Milan). Last year’s winner world champion Kylian Mbappé (Paris St. Germain).
De Ligt was already 18 years old, team captain at Ajax. With Partner Virgil van Dijk, he is also in the Dutch national team, currently one of the best centre-back couples in the world. The two fight, coupled with speed and an unusually abgeklärtes position game De make strength Ligt so strong.