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Top five Euro U21 stars

Spain had numerous candidates for the top five. (©GettyImages)
Spain had numerous candidates for the top five. (©GettyImages).

The UEFA Under-21 European Championship ended this week and Spain were by far and away the favourites to retain their title, so it was no surprise when they cruised to victory in the final over Italy.

It was a terrifically entertaining tournament, except if you were an England or Germany fan, and we saw some of the most talented young European players around.

Many of the players we saw will not go on to become household names, but a select few had real superstar quality and we at GMS decided to pick out those we thought were heading to the top.

We were tempted to just pick the entire Spain team but felt the confidence and assuredness with which they played as a unit meant that all the players were bound to look good.

GMS tried to think back to the players that performed excellently as individuals, whether being raised up by the efficiency of their team or standing out in spite of their team.

Click on to see the GMS pick for five best player from the Under-21 European Championship…

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