Euro 2024 Player of the Tournament Odds

Euro 2024 will see a lot of talented players. Below, we’ll review the ones who can be better than anyone else in the tournament. They will lead their national teams to victory.

Zidane, Iniesta, Xavi are among those who got the UEFA European Championship Player of the Tournament award in the past. Betting sites already have their options in line. The award will be given to a player after the final match is over.

Who will get the Euro 2024 Player of the Tournament award?

Favourites to win the Euro 2024 Player of the Tournament

Among the top candidates to get the award are players representing the national teams that will do their best to win Euros. Let’s have a closer look at each of the players.

Kylian Mbappé

The forward has helped PSG win the domestic league and was named the best Ligue 1 player for the fifth consecutive time. He’s also scored 8 goals in the current season of the Champions League. However, his dreams to win the main European title won’t come true as PSG were eliminated by Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals.

Mbappé is only 25 years old. He already played the key role for his national team when they won the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He made a hat-trick in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final. On many occasions, we’ve seen how his unique talent gives an advantage to the French side, turning any difficult game upside down. Whether France will get the third European trophy in theory history or not will depend exactly on Mbappé.

Jude Bellingham

This is going to be the second big international tournament for the Real Madrid star. Jude was too young and inexperienced in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Now he’s one of the leaders of the English side. He’s still very young. He will celebrate his 21st birthday during the Euro.

Jude Bellingham’s had 29 caps, scoring 3 goals for his national side. Bellingham’s had a perfect season in Real Madrid, scoring 23 goals in all tournaments and making a huge contribution to the successful performance of the Spanish team in the Champions 

Bookmakers believe that Jude has all chances to be the best player of the Euro 2024.

Harry Kane

The Three Lions’ captain moved to Germany to win some trophies last summer. But he was unlucky as Bayern failed to win a trophy for the first time in 12 years. Kane is not to blame, though. He’s scored over 40 goals, having become the top scorer of the German Bundesliga with 8 goals ahead of the closest rival. Now the forward hopes to lead his national team to the Euro final to win his 1st big tournament.

Currently, Kane has scored 62 goals in the 89 games he’s played for his national side. There’s no doubt that he will score goals in the European Championship to be one of the candidates to become the best player of the tournament.

Kevin De Bruyne

This European Championship is likely to be the last chance for Kevin De Bruyne to win a serious trophy with his national team. The player’s approaching the tournament in good form.

The midfielder failed to perform well 2 years ago in the World Cup and missed almost the whole Euro 2024 qualification tournament. The Belgium player is still one of the best in the world. He’s scored 6 goals and made 18 assists this season, playing for Manchester City. This is why he’s included in the list of top 5 candidates to get the best player award at the odds of 13.

Antoine Griezmann

Griezmann was awarded the Best Player trophy after the 2016 UEFA Euro, which was held in France. He’s the 4th best top scorer of the French national side with 44 goals. He scored 7 goals in the previous two editions of the European Championship.

Antoine is one of the key players of the French national side. When he’s not injured he always plays in the starting XI. His presence influences the attacking actions a lot. The 2024 UEFA Euro qualification tournament wasn’t the best one for Griezmann as he only managed to score 1 goal and make 1 assist in his 8 games. Nevertheless, his experience and skills should help him perform well in Germany to get the Euro Player of the Tournament award once again.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo is already 39. Recently, he’s been playing away from the top leagues. However, betting sites believe that the Portuguese has a chance to be the best player of the European Championship.

The point is in how many goals he scores. The forward has scored 42 goals for Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia and become the top scorer of the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying tournament with 10 goals. The head coach of the Portuguese national side is amazed by Ronald, totally trusting him. The Portuguese side is strong. If they manage to reach the final, it will be Ronald, who will play a key role.

Who determines the Euro Best Player?

Officially, the prize has been awarded since Euro 1996.

The best player is chosen by a special UEFA Technical Observer panel. Those who will be included in the panel will be announced prior to the tournament. Some famous managers and ex-football players may be included. The experts decide which of the players performs better individually and makes a better contribution to his national  team’s success.

In the case of Euro 2021, the panel consisted of Esteban Cambiasso, Aitor Karanka, Robbie Keane, Fabio Capello, and David Moyes.

Who was awarded the Player of the Tournament prize?

Matthias Sammer was the first to get the award after winning Euro 1996 with the German national side. The previous edition saw a goalkeeper getting the award for the first time in history. It was Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The Player of the Tournament award winner in past years

Tournament

Player

1996

Matthias Sammer

2000

Zinedine Zidane

2004

Theodoros Zagorakis

2008

Xavi

2012

Andrés Iniesta

2016

Antoine Griezmann

2021

Gianluigi Donnarumma