UEFA Euro 2024 Players to Watch

Discover Soccer Stars in the Making

Date: Jun 16, 2024
Author: Michael Terry
Topics: Benjamin Sesko, Card Culture, Joao Neves, Jude Bellingham, Soccer, UEFA Euro 2024, UEFA EURO 2024 Topps Now, UFC
Length: 498 Words
Reading Time: ~3 Minutes

UEFA EURO 2024 kicked off on 6/14, as host nation Germany cruised to a 5-1 win over Scotland. An exciting month of international soccer lies ahead. For the tournament’s young stars, the big stage provides an opportunity to place themselves in the shop window for the world’s biggest clubs. For both collectors and fans of the game, it’s a chance to see which breakthrough candidate can build their profile, increase their value, and write the next chapter in their story. Below is a short list of players with the European continent at their feet.

EURO 2024 TOPPS NOW® Card #2 Jamal Musiala – Masterclass in opening day victory

player info

• Germany debut at 18 years old
• 43 goals in 161 games for Bayern Munich
• Scored goal in opening game of EURO 2024 

What’s next?

• Establish himself as new star of German soccer
• Avenge disappointing season for his club team Bayern Munich

what they’re saying

• “When you see Jamal, you don’t tell him what to do, he can just do it.” – Germany head coach Julian Nagelsmann

UCL TOPPS NOW® Card #15 Benjamin Sesko – First UEFA Champions League goal

player info

• Slovenia’s top scorer in qualifying (5 goals in 9 games)
• Scored 14 goals in debut campaign for RB Leipzig in Bundesliga

What’s next?

• Signed extension with RB Leipzig
• Heavily linked with Arsenal

what they’re saying

• “I have no doubt Sesko will surpass me.” – Slovenia’s all-time leading scorer Zlatko Zahovic

2023-24 Topps UEFA Club Competitions #146 Joao Neves

player info

• Made Portugal debut at 19 years old
• Diminutive in stature, midfielder dominates with metronome-like passing, instinctive movement, technique, acceleration
• Turned down extension with Benfica

What’s next?

• Rivals Manchester United and Liverpool could battle for his signature
• May command $125 million transfer fee

what they’re saying

• “I don’t know if (Manchester) United rumours are true, but I know he is ready for that big jump.” – Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes.

Topps Champions League Sticker Collection 2023-24 Next Gen #235 Georgiy Sudakov

player info

• 10 goals for Shakhtar Donetsk last season
• Played brilliantly against Barcelona in Champions League  
• Attacking midfielder, an eye for goal, often compared to England superstar Phil Foden

What’s next?

• Tracked by Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham
• Could breakthrough with potential Cinderella story Ukraine

what they’re saying

• “We believe definitely that he will move to a top club in Europe.” – Shakhtar CEO Serhii Palkin

23/24 UCL TOPPS NOW® Card #139 Jude Bellingham – Victorious end to debut season

player info

• 23 goals and 13 assists in first season at Real Madrid
• A prodigy come good, do-it-all midfielder makes game look easy, a leader, mature beyond his years 

What’s next?

• Star turn at EURO 2024 can bolster case to win The Ballon D’Or
• Write his own legend, bringing England its first tourney win since 1966

what they’re saying

• “He surprises us every day, in every game. He’s a gift for football.” Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti


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