Popular YouTuber, IshowSpeed was not left out of the 2023 Ballon d’Or awards after travelling to Paris for the 67th ceremony.
The American social media sensation met several football stars, including Erling Haaland and Argentina goalkeeper, Emi Martinez.
Real Madrid star, Jude Bellingham was awarded the Kopa Trophy, beating Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala for the best player below the age of 21 award.
Jude Bellingham giving a speech after receiving the Kopa Trophy. Credit: @Ballondor @speedupdates Source: Twitter
In a video that has since gone viral on social media, Speed instantly screamed as Bellingham’s name was mentioned as the winner of the award.
Tweet is loading…Meanwhile, Bellingham is enjoying an outstanding campaign with Real Madrid, scoring a brace to win the El Classico against Barcelona on Saturday.
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Bellingham has already scored 13 goals and provided three assists across all competitions for Los Blancos this season.
“I want to thank everyone who supported me in my journey. From Birmingham, to Dortmund, now to Real Madrid. There is more to come,” said the English midfielder after receiving the award, as quoted by skysports.com.The former Birmingham City player joined Real Madrid from Dortmund in the summer transfer window.
Lionel Messi is expected to scoop the ultimate award in France.
Jude Bellingham wins Kopa Trophy
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Real Madrid and England star Jude Bellingham won the Kopa Trophy for the best player of last season aged under 21 at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris on Monday.
The 20-year-old has enjoyed a sensational start to his Real career, a brace in Saturday’s 2-1 Clasico win over Barcelona taking him to 13 goals in his first 13 games for the Spanish giants.
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But the Kopa Trophy rewards his performances last season. In his final campaign with Borussia Dortmund, Bellingham scored 14 times in 42 games as they came second in the Bundesliga. He also helped England reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Qatar.