Chelsea's Loftus-Cheek named Player of the Toulon Tournament

The Blues youngster rounded off the competition by scoring the winning goal in the final against France and becomes the first English winner of the prize since Alan Shearer
Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been named the Player of the Toulon Tournament after helping England lift the trophy for the first time in 22 years.

The 20-year-old rounded off the competition with the winning goal in Sunday's 2-1 victory over hosts France in the final having impressed throughout the group stages during which Gareth Southgate's side won all four matches.

He becomes the first Englishman to win the prize since Alan Shearer in 1991 while he also follows in the footsteps of some of the game's biggest names in earning the prize.


Thierry Henry, Javier Mascherano and James Rodriguez have all gone onto enjoy illustrious careers after winning the award while other winners include Kevin Gameiro, David Ginola and Sebastian Giovinco.

Loftus-Cheek's club-mate Lewis Baker - who also scored in the final - was also celebrating after he won the competition's Golden Boot, having netted on four occasions.