Turkish footballer Cengiz Ünder among UEFA's top young players of Champions League

Turkish footballer Cengiz Ünder among UEFA's top young players of Champions League

ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
Turkish footballer Cengiz Ünder among UEFAs top young players of Champions League

Roma's Cengiz Ünder (R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Serie A soccer match between Roma and Inter Milan at the Rome Olympic stadium on Dec. 2.

The UEFA on Dec. 21 picked out a team of young football players of the UEFA Champions League this calendar year.

A 21-year-old Turkish footballer Cengiz Ünder, who plays for Italy's Roma, was also in the 2018 Breakthrough Team of UEFA.

He "helped Roma to last season's semis and has kicked on this term thanks to his pace, creativity and lethal left foot. Scored three group goals," UEFA said on its website.

The players were selected by the criteria of aged 24 or under and UEFA Champions League debut in 2018 or only limited prior experience and made a major leap this year.

The young players of the team are as follows:

Goalkeeper: Odisseas Vlachodimos, 24 (Benfica)

Defender: Milan Skriniar, 23 (Inter Milan)

Defender: Matthijs de Ligt, 19 (Ajax)

Defender: Andy Robertson, 24 (Liverpool)

Midfielder: Frenkie de Jong, 21 (Ajax)

Midfielder: Houssem Aouar, 20 (Lyon)

Midfielder: Arthur, 22 (Barcelona)

Midfielder: Nikola Vlasic, 21 (CSKA)

Forward: Cengiz Under, 21 (Roma)

Forward: Hirving Lozano, 23 (PSV)

Forward: Jadon Sancho, 18 (Dortmund)

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