The European tournament is nearing to start next month after being delayed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the start of Euro 2020, few players are guessed to win individual awards. At the European Championship in 1996, the first tournament player award was given out and has been awarded at the last six editions of the continental championship. The first price was earned by Matthias Sammer and football giants such as Zinedine Zidane, Xavi and Andres Iniesta, as well as former Leicester midfielder Theodoros Zagorakis, have followed in his footsteps.
- Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne has the potential to lead the table in assists and goals at Euro 2020. The 29-year-old is expected to be crucial if Belgium wins the World Cup. The Manchester City midfielder was titled Premier League player of the season in 2019/20 after previously winning the corresponding award in Germany.
- Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe is one of the top contenders for the Golden Boot and is also expected to win the tournament player award. This accolade has been won by a French player twice, first by Zidane in 2000 and then by Antoine Griezmann four years ago, and Mbappe is their greatest prospect of adding to that collection.
- Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo
Both Portugal teammates Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo have been priced up, and while the latter may be the key man once again, this could be the tournament in which the rest of the team rises up to relieve the pressure on him. Fernandes is undoubtedly capable of winning the title. Fernandes, who has been an important pick in every fantasy football squad this season, might be one of the stars of Euro 2020 if the Navigators can navigate their way through a difficult group.
- Phil Foden
Phil Foden hopes to be rewarded with a starting spot for England, yet he has been in and out of the Manchester City lineup due to Pep Guardiola’s squad rotation. However, the midfielder has been in far better form than teammate Raheem Sterling. He has a knack for scoring crucial goals, and this could be the tournament in which Foden makes an impression on the international stage.
- Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku could play a key role and will have plenty of opportunities to shine in front of a midfield that might include both De Bruyne and Eden Hazard. The Belgium is also one of the favorites to win the World Cup. Lukaku will be confident after his success at Serie A champions Inter Milan this season.
- Marcus Rashford
This season, Marcus Rashford has been Mr. Popular with supporters of all clubs owing to his off-field activities with free school meals. Could this offer him an advantage when a judging panel selects the tournament’s winner? The Manchester United striker might rival Harry Kane as the man to score the goals that propel England – aided by the opportunity to play at Wembley – further than they did in the 2018 World Cup or Euro 96.