Donnarumma is uefa's player of the tournament. Image: @azzurri on Twitter

Euro 2020: Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma named player of the tournament

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Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is Uefa’s player of the tournament for Euro 2020. The 22-year-old saved two penalties in the Azzurri’s shootout win over England.

Donnarumma, who denied England’s Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka from the spot, kept three clean sheets in the tournament. He is set to join Paris St-Germain from AC Milan.

He is only the second keeper to win the award. Denmark’s Peter Schmeichel won in 1992. Donnarumma played 719 minutes across Euro 2020 – more than any other player.

Speaking after the win over England, he said: “We were amazing. We didn’t give up an inch. We did it from scratch, we are a fantastic team and we deserve this success.”

Other player awards

Spain’s Barcelona midfielder Pedri is young player of the tournament. Aged 18, Pedri only missed one minute of Spain’s campaign, when he was substituted at the end of extra time in the quarter-final against Switzerland.

Before the tournament, Pedri had just four senior caps for his country. Spain’s manager Luis Enrique said: “What Pedri has done in this tournament, at 18, no-one has done. Not even Andres Iniesta did that; it’s incredible, unique.”

Cristiano Ronaldo finished the tournament as top scorer with five goals. He received the award ahead of Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick, who also scored five, as he had an assist against Germany.

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