Vinícius Júnior named the best player of the 2023/24 Champions League

The Englishman Jude Bellingham, 20 years old, also from Real Madrid, was named the best young player.

SoccerDino, Website Writer
Published: 03:46, 3 Jun 2024

The Brazilian international forward Vinícius Júnior was named the best player of the 2023/24 Champions League, UEFA announced this Monday.

The organization's technical observers chose the Real Madrid player, who scored the second goal for Real Madrid in the final against Borussia Dortmund (2-0) on Sunday, securing the Spanish club's 15th victory in Europe's premier club competition.

Vinícius Júnior, 23 years old, scored six goals and provided four assists in 10 games in the last edition of the Champions League, ranking as one of the top scorers, only behind Harry Kane (Bayern Munich) and Kylian Mbappé (PSG), both with eight.

The Brazilian international was also instrumental in Real Madrid's previous triumph, scoring the winning goal in the 2021/22 final against Liverpool (1-0). His consistent performances and crucial contributions in decisive moments have solidified his reputation as one of the top players in European football.

The Englishman Jude Bellingham, 20 years old and also from Real Madrid, was named the best young player, having scored four goals and provided five assists in 11 matches for the Spanish capital's club. Bellingham's dynamic presence in the midfield and ability to influence the game both offensively and defensively have made him a standout performer in this year's competition.

Real Madrid continues to be the dominant force in the Champions League, with 15 trophies, more than double that of the second most titled club, Milan, which has seven. This latest triumph reinforces Real Madrid's status as the most successful club in the history of the tournament.

It is worth noting that midfielder Vitinha, from PSG, is the only Portuguese player in the 2023/24 Champions League ideal eleven, which includes four players from champions Real Madrid and four from finalists Dortmund. The inclusion of Vitinha highlights his exceptional performances throughout the tournament, contributing significantly to PSG's campaign.

The Champions League ideal eleven, featuring stars from the top two clubs, showcases the immense talent and competitive spirit that defined this season's tournament. The recognition of players like Vinícius Júnior and Jude Bellingham underscores the blend of established talent and emerging young stars who have captivated fans with their skill and determination. As Real Madrid celebrates another historic victory, the football world looks forward to seeing how these players will continue to shape the future of the sport.

Updated: 03:46, 3 Jun 2024