The large section of football fans are always more excited with the big names, star player of the tournament. But some fans always prefer to see young players are leaving their mark in big tournament. With only two matches left in the Copa America 2015, here is the list of Top 5 young players in Copa America 2015.
Best Young Player of Copa America 2015
#5 Santiago Arias (Colombia)
Club: PSV Eindhoven Age: 23 Position: Right Back
Santiago Arias, the PSV Eindhoven right back played an important role in last two matches against Peru and Argentina in Copa America 2015. In both matches Colombia didn’t concede goal and lots of credit goes to him. He played an important part in Eredivisie winning season for PSV.
#4 Philippe Coutinho (Brazil)
Club: Liverpool Age: 23 Position: Attacking midfielder/Winger
Coutinho is one of the best young talent in the Europe. He has been instrumental for Liverpool in last season and also nominated as PFA best player of 2014/15. He missed the first match against Peru in Copa America due to injury. But he has been part of last three matches for Brazil in Copa. He performed well but fail to reach the expectation of the Selecao supporters. Coutinho has enough potential and talent to surpass the expectation, the nation will surely put their hope on him in next tournament.
#3 Jose Gimenez (Uruguay)
Club: Atlético Madrid Age: 20 Position: Centre Back
Gimenez has been featured in 27 matches for Atlético Madrid in all tournament. He played really well for Uruguay in this Copa. Right now, he is one of the talented right back in the world. He is under the right guidance of Godin and Miranda.
#2 Derlis Gonzalez (Paraguay)
Club: Basel Age: 21 Position: Striker/Winger
He is a regular starter for both Paraguay and Basel. In his first major tournament, he performed brilliantly for his country. He scored one goal (from penalty) against Brazil. He is a star in making and on the race for Claro best young player of Copa America award.
#1 Jeison Murillo (Colombia)
Club: Internazionale Age: 23 Position: Center Back
The Colombian center back has enjoyed a fantastic tournament. After losing to Venezuela his goal against Brazil brought them back on the track. He is one of the sole reasons behind Colombia’s solid defensive performance in the tournament. Apart from depending, he did his part in the attacking. Without any doubt, he is one of the best defender in this tournament.
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Clearly, the competition of best young player of Copa America is between Jeison Murillo and Derlis Gonzalez. Both of them performed brilliantly for their team. According to FootballLens, Jeison Murilo is going to be the winner of Claro Best Young Player of Copa America 2015.