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Euro 2020 best player: Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma gets the honor

The young Italian goalkeeper makes history by winning the Player of the Tournament award.

Italy v England - UEFA Euro 2020: Final
Gianluigi Donnarumma of Italy celebrates after their team’s first goal, scored by Leonardo Bonucci of Italy during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Final between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium on July 11, 2021 in London, England.
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Update: Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is named the tournament’s best player. It’s the first time a goalkeeper has been named as the Player of the Tournament. Donnarumma was brilliant over the course of the competition and made three crucial saves in the final penalty shootout to lift Italy to the title.

Euro 2020 comes to a close Sunday when Italy and England meet to determine the continent’s next champion. England’s Raheem Sterling has clearly separate himself as the tournament’s best player, but teammate Harry Kane is in the running along with Italians Jorginho and Giorgio Chiellini. Here’s a look at the updated odds to be named best player of the competition, according to DraftKings Sportsbook.

Odds for best player Euro 2020 ahead of final

Raheem Sterling: +150
Harry Kane: +300
Jorginho: +400
Giorgio Chiellini: +600
Harry Maguire: +700

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Sterling has been excellent so far with 3 goals and an assist for England entering the final. He was partially responsible for creating Denmark’s own goal and drawing a penalty to send the Three Lions to the final. Sterling was England’s only goalscorer through the majority of four matches before Kane finally got on the board. He’s the pick to win this award.

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It’s hard to see anyone dethroning Sterling, who was +5000 at the beginning of Euro 2020 to win this honor. Kane was +1300 entering the tournament and could have a big final to push him to the top of this list, but it’s a two-man race at best. And in reality, Sterling has a big edge over Kane. Take him to win the hardware here.

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